Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Mildred Vanden Berg

January 17, 1918 - March 24, 2016
Holland, MI



Sunday, March 27, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Monday, March 28, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
Trinity Reformed Church
712 Apple Ave
Holland, MI 49423
1 (616) 396-6526


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-2972
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Life Story / Obituary


Mildred Vanden Berg, age 98, of Holland, died Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Born in Douglas, MI, she was a graduate of Saugatuck High School and later from Davenport Business College where she studied to be a secretary. In 1940, she married Howard Vanden Berg. She and her husband were residents of the area for the last 30 years. Mildred was a member of Trinity Reformed Church where she was involved with various functions. In her free time, Mildred loved to volunteer at places like Evergreen Commons and Holland Rescue Mission (Stepping Stones Daycare) where she was “Volunteer of the Year" in 2004. Her hobbies included gardening, needle work, baking, and she especially loved cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Vanden Berg in 2002.

Surviving are children: Robert J. Vanden Berg of Charleston, WV; Kathy and Mike Steere of Oriental, NC; Margaret and Kim Buckley of Holland; grandchildren, Ellie and Matt Hodges, Abby and Jake Steere-Williams, Samantha and Chris Copp, Benjamin Buckley, Leah and Austin Vondracek, and one great-grandson Langston Steere-Williams. Also surviving are a brother Gerald Bekken of Douglas, sister-in-law Una Voorhorst of Warsaw, IN, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at Trinity Reformed Church in Holland. Officiating will be the Rev. Deb Yurk. Visitation will be Sunday 5-7 pm at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes Inc 295 Douglas Ave. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. The family would like to thank the staff at American House for the loving care provided to Mildred. For more information please visit