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Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries

Obituary for Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries

January 27, 1942 - June 20, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 76

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Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 20 at her home.

She fought a battle with cancer, and, in God's mercy, is now healthy and whole in heaven. Pat graduated from Holland Christian School and Blodgett School of nursing and spent her life caring for others. After marrying her beloved, Cal, and while raising their four daughters, Pat worked as a nurse and at a private practice doctor's office. After Cal passed away, she nurtured her adventurous, independent time with friends. Her second great love story began when she married Rev. Michael DeVries in 2007. She and Michael served the church together in retirement, both using their gifts of hospitality. Pat volunteered at Holland Free Clinic and she and Michael enjoyed entertaining friends and showing their love for their children, grandchildren and great grandsons by attending their concerts, sporting events, horse shows, graduations and weddings. She was a lifelong member of Pillar Church. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Klaasen in 1998; her second husband, Rev. Michael DeVries in 2017; brother, Warren Kemme; and sister-in-law, Vicki Klaasen.

Pat is survived by her:

Children:
Kerri and Al Nykamp
Kathy and Steve Dykstra
Konie and Keith Walters
Kimberly Klaasen

Step-Children
James and Loray DeVries
Catherine and Mark DeHaan
Jennifer and Mike LeFebre

Grandchildren
Bethany and Josh Franken
Erin and Brandon Van Groningen
Troy Nykamp
Leah and Mike Sudborough
Lucas and Shannon Dykstra
Anna and Nick Rillema
Rachel and Randy Palmbos
Julie and Bob Dykstra

Step-Grandchildren
Michael DeVries
Garrit DeVries
Lauren DeHaan
Jonathan DeHaan
Benjamin DeHaan
Nathan LeFebre
Nicole LeFebre

Great Grandchildren
Drew Franken
Rhys Franken
Lane Franken
Carter Van Groningen
Colton Rillema
Chet Rillema

Sister
Myra and Ray Tiethof

In-Laws
Bev Kemme
June and Dave Boardman
Bob Klaasen
Don and Ruth Klaasen
Larry and Ardy Klaasen
Bruce and Ranay Klaasen
Bev and Don Koster
Joe DeVries
Simon DeVries
Thomas DeVries
Richard and Tina DeVries
Anne and Frank Koopmans
Shirley DeVries

Funeral services are planned for 10:00am Monday, June 25 at Pillar Church, 57 E 10th St., Holland. Rev. Jon Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 2-5pm Sunday, June 24 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Christian Schools, Zeeland Christian Schools, Michael DeVries Scholarship Fund at Calvin Seminary and the Holland Free Clinic.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Holland and Zeeland Christian Schools
  • Michael DeVries Scholarship Fund at Calvin College Seminary
  • Holland Free Clinic

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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