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Wilma DeLeeuw

Obituary for Wilma DeLeeuw

August 7, 1932 - March 8, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 85


Resting in the arms of Jesus, Mrs. Wilma DeLeeuw, age 85, passed away Thursday evening, March 8, 2018, at the American House Retirement Center, Holland, Michigan. Wilma was born August 7, 1932 to Sipke and Hilda Schuil in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Wilma married Dr. Henry DeLeeuw on May 22, 1953, in Hawthorne and lived for a year at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where Henry was stationed. They moved to Muskegon, Michigan in 1955 where they spent their entire married life of 48 years. Henry preceded her in death on December 14, 2001. Wilma was a long-time member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church where she was involved in many church activities. Wilma was also a long-time volunteer at the Hackley Hospital and Muskegon General Hospital gift shops. Wilma volunteered for many years at Muskegon Christian Schools. She loved her summers at the cottage on Lake Michigan, where she spent many days with her beloved children, grand children and great-grand children, along with Deja, her rambunctious Labrador retriever. Wilma is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Gordon) VanWoerkom of Holland; and sons Dr. Henry (Joni) DeLeeuw of Bristol, Indiana, and Mark (Romynna) DeLeeuw of Montague, Michigan; grandchildren Hillary Kosik, Anthony VanWoerkom, Cristina Giles, Mark DeLeeuw, David DeLeeuw, and Elizabeth Brendle; and 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Henry, Wilma was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gary and Donald Schuil. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, March 12, at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland, Michigan (616-392-2306). Rev. David Sieplinga will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Western Michigan Christian Schools of Muskegon. Many thanks to the staff of American House and Hospice for their special care and love. Family memories and reflections can be shared by visiting the on-line guest book at

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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