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Kathy Zeerip

Obituary for Kathy Zeerip

April 6, 1947 - August 24, 2017
Drenthe, Michigan | Age 70

Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother


Kathy Zeerip, 70, of Drenthe, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Kathy was born April 6, 1947, in Holland, Michigan, to Kenneth and Norma (Markvluwer) Douma. Kathy graduated from Holland Christian High School where she met Wayne Zeerip. Kathy started working at Holland Motor Express and she and Wayne were married February 11, 1972. They built their home in Drenthe and raised their family there. They were longtime members of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church. Kathy loved flowers and her floral yard and patio plantings. She used her gifts for many years while working for Engelsman Greenhouses. Kathy adored her grandchildren and enjoyed her time with her family. Kathy also held a special place in her heart for the family cats.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wayne, their children and grandchildren: Kerry and Tim Hoogland (Zack, Alex, Emma) of Zeeland, Kendall and Melissa Zeerip (Damien De Waard) of Drenthe; her brothers: Karl Douma of Holland, Mark and Pat Douma of Minneapolis; in-laws: Cal and Wilma Zeerip, Glen and Marilyn Zeerip, Jason and Sandy Zeerip, Donna and Gary Bosch, Lorraine and Del Mokma, Joey Sal, many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Kathy Zeerip will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, September 1, 2017, Drenthe Christian Reformed Church, 6344 Adams, Street, Zeeland MI 49464. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Thursday, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland, MI 49464. Interment will be in West Drenthe Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zeeland Christian School.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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