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Merle Vredeveld

Obituary for Merle Vredeveld

February 25, 1931 - December 27, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 87

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Merle Vredeveld, age 87, passed away on December 27, 2018.

Merle was born in Zeeland, MI and graduated from Zeeland High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Washington State. He was a kind and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was co-owner of Romeyn's Service Inc. for many years and was well respected in the community. In retirement, he worked in the parts department of Holland Motor Home and later delivered flowers and joy to the community for Don's Flowers.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn in 2018; daughter, Deb Guy in 2017; sister, Joyce (Ron) Lezman; and brother-in-law, Carrol Neinhuis.

Merle is survived by his son, David Vredeveld; son-in-law, Duke Guy; grandchildren, Chad (Alisha) Guy, Kalli (Brad) Koetsier; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Lyla (Dave) Doyle; sister, Alma (Paul) DeVries; sister, Doris Neinhuis; brother, Norm (Bonnie) Vredeveld; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors are at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Second Reformed Church, 225 E. Central Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464. A time of visitation with the family will precede the service starting at 12:30 pm also at the church.

Burial to take place in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Merle's honor to Hospice of Holland or Second Reformed Church.

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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