Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Jay D. Nienhuis

August 15, 1925 - March 7, 2019
South Olive, MI



Sunday, March 10, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Monday, March 11, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
South Olive Christian Reformed Church
6425 120th Ave.
Holland, MI 49424

Life Story / Obituary


Jay D. Nienhuis, age 93, of South Olive, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born and raised in South Olive, Michigan. Jay was a life long farmer and he was a man of deep faith who loved the Lord. Mr. Nienhuis was a life long member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church. Jay loved his family deeply and will be missed by many.

Mr. Nienhuis was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor in 2013; parents, Abel and Hattie; brothers and sisters, Esther Mae Vander Zwaag, Marian, Alvin and Vern. He is survived by his loving daughter, Sherry (John) Kleinheksel, of Hamilton; grandchildren, Bryan (Jessica) Kleinheksel, Mark Kleinheksel; great granddaughters, Kilee and Macie; brother, Vic (Jean), of Grand Haven and sister in-law, Anna Mae Top, of Hudsonville.

A funeral ceremony will take place at South Olive Christian Reformed Church, 6425 120th Ave. Holland, MI 49424, on Monday, March 11, at 11:00a.m. Reverend Douglas Fauble officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, from 3-5:00p.m. at the Dykstra Funeral Home – Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street, Holland. Interment in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the South Olive CRC Bible Camp and also to The Holland Rescue Mission - 166 South River Avenue Holland, Michigan 49423.

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