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Mathilda Jacobs

Obituary for Mathilda Jacobs

March 4, 1917 - August 29, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 100


Mathilda Jacobs (Plantinga) went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Mathilda was born on March 4, 1917 in Sheldon, Iowa to Andrew and Tillie Plantinga. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to Holland, Michigan. A member of Drenthe CRC, she is survived by her daughter, Jackie Meppelink of Guadalajara, Mexico; and two sons, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs (Ola) of Britton, Michigan; and Norman Jacobs of Boulder, Colorado; she is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Pati Jacobs of Montrose, Colorado; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Mathilda was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Jacobs of Montrose, Colorado on September 7, 2007; her parents; brother Dr. Cornelius Plantinga of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and sister Jeane Dykema of Holland.

Mathilda was a Licensed Practical Nurse and enjoyed her work at both Holland Hospital and the Ottawa County Health Department for several years. She joyfully served in various volunteer roles locally and in Mexico.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with her funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The Reverend's Cornelius Plantinga, Dick Stravers and Aaron Greydanus will officiate. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to World Renew or Bethany Christian Services.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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