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Esther LaVerne Van Zytveld (Hoitenga)

January 26, 1937 ~ April 9, 2017 (age 80)

VAN ZYTVELD (HOITENGA)

Esther LaVerne Van Zytveld, age 80, went to be with her Lord, on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.  She died from complications of surgery. 

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Van Zytveld; parents, Dewey Sr. and Theresa (VanderMeer) Hoitenga; her brother, Dewey Hoitenga, Jr.; her sister, Kathleen and Ron Korthuis; and her brothers-in-law, Jay Kossen and Jay Wiersma.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Joel and Julie Van Zytveld, Rachel Keesee; her grandchildren, Nicolaas, Annika Van Zytveld, Forrest Keesee; her sisters, Rose Kossen, Lois and Marv Roelofs; her sisters-in-law, Kay Hoitenga, Constance Wiersma, Anne and Roger Bouwman; and many nieces and nephews. 

Esther cherished her time with her grandkids.  She enjoyed going to their sporting events and school functions.  Esther served in many areas of her church throughout the years, quietly meeting the needs of the people around her with grace and diligence. 

A time for relatives and friends to visit with Esther’s family will be held from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center, 2067 84th St. SW.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, April 13, at First Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, 2450 – 85th St. SW, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 AM.  Rev. Thomas Groelsema will officiate.  Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery. 

In honor of Esther, contributions may be made to Wedgwood Christian Services or Bethany Christian Services.  The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Wedgwood Christian Services
3300 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49512
Web: http://www.wedgwood.org/

Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI 49501
Web: https://www.bethany.org/grand-rapids



 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
April 12, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cook-Byron Center Chapel
2067 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Thursday
April 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center
2450 85th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 13, 2017

11:00 AM
First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center
2450 85th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315


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