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Obituary for Jay Meiste

May 29, 1947 - September 27, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 70


Jay Meiste, age 70, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Meijer Heart Center of Spectrum Butterworth Hospital.

Jay was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a 1965 graduate of Holland Christian High School and, following his military service, worked as a mason in the Holland area for over 40 years. In his retirement he did part-time custodial work at Holland Christian Schools. Jay also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their cottage on Big Star Lake.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Cornelia Meiste; brother, Cal Meiste; and brother-in-law, Peter Morse.

Jay is survived by his:
Wife of 46 years, Pat Meiste

Ruth (Jeff) Vikstrom, Zeeland
Rachel Meiste, Holland
Jim (Karri) Meiste, Douglas
Phil (Leah) Meiste, Drenthe

Justin, Alyson, Tyler, Emily, Lily and Wren

Elaine Geerts, Holland
Barbara (Lee) Vanden Bosch, Holland
Jim (Jackie) Morse, Lebanon, TN
Doug Morse, Wyoming, MI
Dennis Morse, Seattle, WA
Mike (Rita) Morse, Germany
Jane (Jeff) Livingston, Jonesborough, TN

Funeral services are planned for 1:00pm Monday, October 2, at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church St, Graafschap. Dr. Stan Scripps will officiate. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5pm Sunday, October 1, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Christian Schools and the American Heart Association.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

Arrangements By

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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