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Thomas Prins

February 9, 1948 - September 30, 2015
Holland, MI



Monday, October 5, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St, Francis de Sales Church
195 West 13th St.
Holland, MI 49423


Tuesday, October 6, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
St. Francis de Sales Church
195 West 13th St.
Holland, MI 49423


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.

American Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312
1 (800) 342-2383
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Life Story / Obituary


Thomas E Prins age 67 of Holland, the son of Edward and Ella Risselada Prins died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Born in Holland, Tom graduated from Holland High School class of 1966. In 1970 he graduated from University of Michigan College of Engineering with a Bachelor degree in Science and Applied Mathematics.

He was employed by Holland Public Schools Transportation Dept. and later with Dr. Pepper/7 Up Bottling Group as a Programmer Analyst.

Tom enjoyed long distance biking, including a trip from Michigan to Seattle as well as Denver to Michigan. He also road in many 24 hour bike challenges.

Tom was a member of the Grand Rapids Carom Club as well as St. Francis de Sales Church.

Tom was preceded in death by his step son, Mark Alan Holmquist and step granddaughter, Megan Crace Bull.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Kedrowski Prins, step daughter Lisa Crace of Middleville, MI., step grandson,Seth Richard Crace, step great grandsons, Alexander John Bull and Weston Thomas Bull; brother, Russell E and Martha Prins of East Lansing, MI., Sisters; Mary Barletta of North Reading, MA., and Jane and Mike Emery of Bath, MI., brother in law, Michael H. Kedrowski of Cadillac, MI. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00 AM at St Francis de Sales Church ,195 West 13th St. with Rev. William Vander Werff officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery

Friends may call on the family Monday 6-8 at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. as well as Tuesday 10-11 at the church prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be given to American Diabetes Association.

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