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Samuel W. Vriezema

Obituary for Samuel W. Vriezema

November 22, 1971 - March 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 46


On Saturday, March 3rd, Samuel W. Vriezema, passed away from a glioblastoma at the age of 46. Sam will forever be remembered by his wife Kathy, and their precious children, Stephan, Karlee, Brendan and Erin, his mother Vi, his brothers and sisters Steve (Marylou) Vriezema, Sue Swanson, Sandy (Dick) Baarda, Scott Vriezema (Brian), mother-in-law Carol Hordyk, sisters-in-law Jennifer (Brett) Terpstra, Susie Poliski, and Debbie (Claire) Larson. Sam will also forever be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Sam grew-up in Cedar Spring, Michigan with a passion for basketball, golf, a love of clean cars and as a fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Pistons. After graduating from Ferris State University, Sam married Kathy, his high school sweetheart. Shortly after becoming a financial advisor for Edward Jones, Sam & Kathy moved to Zeeland to start an Edward Jones office where for 18 years Sam served and cared for his clients. He loved being a part of the Zeeland Community and an Elder at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland.

Whether it was bleachers, a sideline or a folding chair, watching his children was something he cherished. His support of their dreams on a stage, a volleyball court or a baseball diamond was where Sam spent a lot of hours smiling and cheering. He was a dad who was always a number one fan, adding jokes, and life lessons to every moment.

Sam has been reunited with his Dad, Bob, who passed away fifteen years ago and instilled within Sam his incredible sense of humor.

The family will greet friends Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday 1 – 3 and 5 – 8 p.m. at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch Street, Zeeland. A Celebration of Sam's life will be held on Friday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m., also at Community Reformed Church, Zeeland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Reformed Church, Zeeland or the GR Community Foundation WM Edward Jones Fund.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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