Life Story / Obituary
Mary Jane Wiersema, age 97, of Holland, passed away Monday, November 1, 2016. She was born on May 27, 1919 in Grand Haven to John Andrew and Henrietta (Workman) Van Hoef, and married Nathaniel Wiersema on June 19, 1943, who preceded her in death on December 4, 2001.
Jane’s life revolved around her family. She and Nate enjoyed many summer days with family and friends at their cottage on Glen Lake in northern Michigan. Gardening, fishing, playing golf with Nate, and watching sports were some of her favorite pastimes. She had a sweet tooth and was known for her wonderful deserts.
She is survived by her son Michael (wife Kimberly) Wiersema of Holland, Michigan, three grandchildren, Brent Wiersema (wife Stephanie) of Traverse City, MI, Molly Dalere (husband Michael) of Ada, MI and David Wiersema of Berkeley, CA, and four great grandchildren Nathalie and Luke Wiersema, Olivia and Cameron Dalere. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Andrew, Robert and Jack Van Hoef.
Funeral services will be 11 am, Friday (November 4) at First Reformed Church, 630 State Street, with the Rev. Sandra Cammenga officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 am, Friday (November 4), prior to the service, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Reformed Church.
Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel.