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Arlene Wassink

July 23, 1925 - January 19, 2022
Holland, MI



Sunday, February 13, 2022
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Monday, February 14, 2022
11:00 AM EST
Rose Park Reformed Church
14241 Rose Park Drive
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-2683


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.

Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods
8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive
Byron Center, MI 49315
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Marilyn Kraai Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o Hope College
141 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Arlene Wassink, age 96 of Zeeland/Holland, passed away month/day/year. She was born, raised and a lifelong resident of Holland, up to three years ago when she moved to Royal Park Place in Zeeland.

She was a long-time member of Rose Park Reformed Church which provided many years of caring, enrichment and loving support. During her life, Arlene had several employment opportunities, the last of which was with Thrifty Acres which is now Meijer’s. One of her favorite pastimes was to mow and trim the grass along with other outdoor landscaping activities. She was always ready to play any kind of card or board games and was quite proficient at Rummy Cube and Mexican Train right up to the end of her life.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Nick Wassink in 1992 and their daughter Kathie (Sampson) in 1993, as well as many dear friends.

Arlene is survived by three siblings, Glenn Kraai, Dewitt MI; Thelma Nederhood, Kalamazoo, MI; and Sharon Overway, Zeeland, MI, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11 am Monday (February 14) at Rose Park Reformed Church, 14241 Rose Park Drive. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 pm Sunday (February 13) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive, SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 ( or the Marilyn Kraai Nursing Scholarship c/o Hope College.