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Life Story / Obituary
Dewey Lee Sjaarda, age 88, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and father who passed along his deep faith to his family. He loved boating, long walks and memorizing Scripture.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Sjaarda, son, Bruce Sjaarda; daughter, Bethanne Sjaarda; parents, Simon and Bertha Sjaarda; brothers, Orrie Sjaarda, Harvey Sjaarda and sister Norma Mieras.
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Sjaarda, Sue Sjaarda; daughter-in-law, Gwen Sjaarda; grandchildren, Derek (Dawn) Sjaarda, Marissa (Kevin) Young, Anita (Jeremy) Windemuller, Lucas Sjaarda (fiance Ali Crowell); 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Simpson; brother-in-law, Joel Van Dyke; sisters-in-law, Donna Van Dyke, Jean VanderBie, Flo Sjaarda, and Sunny Sjaarda.
A private graveside service is being planned. The family wishes to thank the awesome staff at the Day Center of Evergreen Commons, (55 W. 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423), and the helpful people at Hospice of Holland (270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423). Contributions could be made to either of these outstanding organizations.