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Elizabeth "Liz" Bristol

June 11, 1939 - July 16, 2018
Holland, MI



Friday, July 20, 2018
2:00 PM EDT
First Presbyterian Church
659 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

Visitation will follow the memorial service.


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.

First Presbyterian Church - Memorial Fund
659 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Elizabeth “Liz” Bristol, age 79, passed away, Monday July 16, 2018. She was born in Mars Hill, Maine and moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, where she grew up. Liz met her late husband John at Royal Oak Baptist Church and they were married for 42 years. Mrs. Bristol was a longtime resident of Holland. Together John and Liz had 3 sons, Curtis, Kenneth and Robert. Liz was employed by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District for over 20 years. She was an active and longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Holland. Mrs. Bristol loved to watch her children and grandchildren play sports.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband John in 2001. Elizabeth is survived by her cherished sons and dear grandchildren, Curtis (Kristin) Bristol, Nathan, Paige, of Iron River, Michigan, Kenneth (Sarah) Bristol, Mackenzie, Nicholas, of Waukesha, WI, Robert (Stacy) Bristol, Davis, of Holland.

A memorial service will be held 2:00p.m., Friday July 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 659 State Street, Holland. Visitation will follow the service with light refreshments and deserts. Rev. Linda Knieriemen officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church – Memorial Fund, 659 State Street, Holland, MI 49423. To sign an online register book, visit

Professional services entrusted to the Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel.