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Steven E. DeRidder

Obituary for Steven E. DeRidder

November 23, 1953 - December 11, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 68


Steven DeRidder, age 68, of Holland, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at his home, following a battle with cancer.

Steve was born on November 23, 1953 to the late Dr. Richard and Adrianna DeRidder. As the son of a pastor/missionary he grew up in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Muskegon, Michigan, Sioux Center, Iowa, and Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Dordt University where he met Joyce, his wife of 48 years. Steve was a long-time employee of Hope College, retiring in 2003 to pursue his interests in IT and woodworking. He also volunteered regularly for local and national groups doing disaster relief and building programs. Steve was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church.

Steve is survived by his:

Joyce DeRidder

Kristin (Adam) Telsey of Woodstown, NJ

Sam Telsey
Alex Telsey

Sharon (George) Haga of Ada, MI
Mary White of Rockford, MI
David (Gladys) DeRidder of Denver, CO
Judy Flietstra of Albuquerque, NM

Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for 11:00am-12:30pm Saturday, December 18 at Maplewood Reformed Church, 133 E 34th St., Holland. A celebration of life service will follow at 1:00pm. Rev. David DeRidder and Rev. Douglas Bretschneider will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Audio Scripture Ministries and Habitat for Humanity. The DeRidder family requests that you please practice social distancing and wear a mask if not vaccinated. Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home and condolence messages may be left online at

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Audio Scripture Ministries
    760 S Waverly Rd
    Holland, MI 49423

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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