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Rika Nyeboer

Obituary for Rika Nyeboer

December 13, 1921 - October 31, 2019
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 97


Rika Nyeboer, age 97, of Zeeland, entered into her heavenly home on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Rika was born to Hendrik and Egberdina Goosselink on December 13, 1921 in Vriezenveen, Netherlands. After marrying John Nyeboer in January of 1949, the newlyweds immigrated to the United States in April of the same year.

Rika and John built a home in Hamilton, MI. They attended Hamilton Reformed Church. Rika was actively involved with International Aide for many years. She retired from the Howard Miller Clock company in 1983.

Rika was preceded in death by her husband, John Nyeboer, in 1972, and by her son Calvin Dale Nyeboer in 1961.

She is survived by her children: Linda and Arlyn Wolters, Rita and Jim Lingeman, Cal and Lisa Nyeboer; grandchildren: Amy and Travis Wilson, Paul and Laura Wolters, John and Samantha Lingeman, Jennifer Lingeman, Laura Lingeman, Christine Lingeman, Elizabeth Tracy, Amy Tracy, Philip and Melissa Tracy, Hannah Nyeboer, Myah Nyeboer; also surviving are sixteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Rika will be 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Hamilton Reformed Church, 3554 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service on Saturday the 9th from 10:00-11:15 a.m. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff in the Gilead Unit at SKLD nursing in Zeeland.

Memorial contributions may be given to International Aide or Dementia Society of America. Condolences for the family may be left online at

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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