Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Adeline Sybesma

April 3, 1924 - April 8, 2023
Holland, MI



Tuesday, April 18, 2023
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
First Reformed Church
630 State Street
Holland, MI 49423


Tuesday, April 18, 2023
11:00 AM EDT
First Reformed Church
630 State Street
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.

Words of Hope
700 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Good Samaritan
513 East 8th Street Suite 25
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Adeline Sybesma, age 99, of Holland passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Resthaven Maple Woods.

She was born in Holland and received degrees from Hope College and New York Theological Seminary. Adeline taught in public schools in Michigan and California and served as a teacher for the Reformed Church in America, in Hong Kong, NYC and Japan. She served in the offices of deacon and elder at the Elmendorf Reformed Church in NYC, and as an elder at First Reformed Church in Holland. During her retirement she volunteered at her church and for Good Samaritan Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents Abel and Mary (Boss) Sybesma, sister Laurine (Don) Breuker and brothers Simon (Gertrude) Sybesma and Russell (Elaine) Sybesma.

She is survived by her sister-in-law: Elaine Sybesma of Holland and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 18, at First Reformed Church, 630 State Street in Holland. Rev. Darrell Koopmans will be officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Words of Hope or Good Samaritans Ministries. Arrangements are Dykstra Funeral Homes-Mulder Chapel.