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Shirley Baas

Obituary for Shirley Baas

December 17, 1927 - June 21, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 93


Shirley M. Baas, age 93 of Holland, passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2021.

The funeral service was livestreamed on the Facebook page of Langeland Sterenberg. Simply click the link to watch.

Born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1927, to Jacob and Anna (Leguit) Baas. She grew up in Pease, MN and attended Calvin College. She worked in the field of accounting in Minnesota and Michigan areas. She is remembered last for her 21 years of service in the business office of Holland Christian Schools from where she retired in 1990. During that time, she was an active member of the American Society of Women Accountants and enjoyed several of their annual conventions. Traveling with family and friends in the U.S and foreign countries was special. Moving into Freedom Village in 1992 was a highlight and after 29 years, she described the years there as some of the best!

She was preceded in death by her sister, Clarice Westendorp.

She will be remembered by her brother-in-law, Floyd Westendorp of Grand Rapids (also former residents of Holland); nephews, David Westendorp of Grand Rapids and Doug and Krista Westendorp of Minneapolis, MN; nieces, Jayne Westendorp and John Kooistra of Chicago, IL, Jewell Westendorp and Stephen Daney of Albuquerque, NM; great nieces and nephews, Jessica and Rogelio, Jill and Don, Aaron, Jasper and Gina, Kiah and Brad, Britton, and Alexandra and Laura; and 6 great, great nephews and nieces.

She was a member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland.

Funeral services to be at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th St. Holland, MI 49423.

Burial to take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's honor to Calvin College or Holland Christian Schools.

Shirley's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff in Assisted Living of Freedom Village and the team at Spectrum Health Hospice for the excellent care Shirley received in her final days. Thank you!

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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