Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Janice DeFeyter

September 12, 1935 - June 3, 2024
Holland, MI



Thursday, June 13, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424


Thursday, June 13, 2024
11:00 AM EDT
Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424


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.

Disciple Makers Multiplied
P.O. Box 7758
Beaumont, TX 77726

Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries
P.O. Box 100
Cropwell, AL 35054

Friends of Israel Gospel Ministries
P.O. Box 908
Bellmawr, NJ 08099

Life Story / Obituary


Janice Miriam DeFeyter (Niles), age 88, of Holland went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Resthaven Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vera Hornie; her brother, Greg Horn; two loving husbands, Charles (Chuck) DeFeyter and Courtney Niles; and her granddaughter, Jocelyn Niles.

Jan leaves behind her children: Kimberly (Clark) Laarman, David Niles, Lisa (Tom) Maratea, and Elisabeth (Ben) Tinholt; stepdaughters: Char (Randy) Zwiers and Cindy Fishnick; 15 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Alma (Merle) Boerman and Karen Horn.

Jan loved to study the Bible and spend time with family and friends. She appreciated the beauty in life. Jan enjoyed gardening, bird watching, music, and art. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her family.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 13, 2024, with a lite lunch immediately following at Parkside Bible Church, 14461 James St., Holland. Pastors Gary Spykerman and Joe Johnson will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Lakewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Disciple Makers Multiplied, P.O. Box 7758, Beaumont, TX 77726, Rick Hughes Evangelistic Ministries, or Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. P.O. Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes-Northwood Chapel.