Shirley Knoper, age 79 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Ron Knoper; her daughter and her husband Rhonda and Ron Westrate; grandchildren: Nicole and Blair Mc Bride and Cassie Westrate; brothers and sisters-in-law: Wayne and Terri Knoper, Bruce and Ruth Knoper, Karin and Steve Don Carlos, Marcia and Mike De Jonge and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was born June 2, 1936 to Bill and Catherine (Huyser) Vereeke. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and her husband Judy and Arlan Van Hoven. She graduated from Zeeland High School and worked for a short time at General Electric and then became a dedicated homemaker. Shirley was a loving and caring wife and friend to her husband and family and always quick to help others. She was a member of First Reformed Church in Zeeland.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church, 125 East Lincoln Avenue, Zeeland. The Reverend Scott Van Oostendorp will officiate. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to First Reformed Church. www.yntemafh.com