Welcome to the memorial page for

Bonnie Marie Zylstra

April 3, 1934 ~ June 5, 2017 (age 83)


Bonnie Marie Zylstra, age 83, of Jenison, Michigan passed away quietly on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Casey and Julia (Pausenga) Luyk, her brother, Jerry and sister, Dorothy Vriesenga. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Gerrit Glenn Zylstra, her sons, Steven (Fanny) and Bruce (Tracy), daughter Mary Meyers (Tim Taggart), seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, her sisters, Pat Smith and Linda Medendorp.

Bonnie was a devoted Christian and is in heaven with her Lord and Savior. She was very involved with her church. She loved to read the Bible and was a Sunday School teacher. Bonnie was a very caring person, never forgetting to send a card to family and friends on an important occasion. She was a waitress and the school lunch lady. She was known for her heart of gold. Bonnie was thrifty; never met a garage sale that she didn't like. She was creative, crafty and loved to crochet and knit. She loved flowers, gardening and had Bonnie Marie's Flowers in the basement where she did floral arranging. Bonnie even taught craft classes and floral arranging at the school. She loved animals, planning family reunions, canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, and cooking her favorite Dutch specialty. Most of all, she was proud of her family and was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Bonnie had a beautiful smile for everyone she met.

The Zylstra family will receive family and friends for visitation on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4- 7 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home (West Building), 4235 Prairie St., S.W., Grandville, MI.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East Building). Pastor Doyle Passmore officiating.

In honor of Bonnie and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Recovery International, 1415 W. 22nd St., Tower Floor, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Recovery International
1415 W. 22nd St. Tower Floor, Oak Brook IL 60523

 Service Information

June 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
4235 Prairie St., S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

Funeral Service
June 10, 2017

2:00 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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