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Life Story / Obituary
Nancy Ebels, 85 years old, West Olive, MI went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 5, 2023.
Nancy was born in Hibbing, MN to Arne and Martha Hanson on March 23, 1938.
Nancy came from a large family, in which she was the youngest of 11 children. Her family moved to Holland, MI when she was a young girl. She graduated from Holland High School in 1956.
Nancy was a member of Harlem Reformed Church. She participated by serving at multiple funerals, taught Sunday School, was a youth group leader and helped with Bible School.
Nancy and her beloved husband, Donald, were married on October 23,1959. They were blessed with four children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Over their 62 years of marriage, they enjoyed time spent with family, traveling, winters in Florida, walking, watching wildlife and just being together taking daytime rides wherever it lead them.
Nancy had a kind, loving spirit. She gave of herself in many ways: she was a wonderful loving housewife/mother, grandmother, lunch lady at school; Tulip Time volunteer for several years as well as a volunteer for Holland Community Hospital for 21 years.
Having relationships and being involved in other people’s lives was important to Nancy. Whether it was by sending a card, or a phone call or a visit, she touched so many lives including her family, extended family and her friends.
Investing in others brought her great joy. She will be greatly missed!
Nancy is survived by her children, Terry (Lisa) Ebels, Timothy Ebels, Dean (Linda) Ebels, son-in-law Dave (Susan) Peterson; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Ryckbost, Sarah (Nate) DeHaan, Benjamin Peterson, Marissa Ebels, Liam Peterson, Matthew Ebels; 5 great-grandchildren, Ava Ryckbost, Roland Ryckbost, Rudy Ryckbost, Norah DeHaan, Boden DeHaan; brother-in-law, Bob (Marilyn) Ebels, sister-in-law, Mary Ebels.
Nancy is preceded in death by her loving husband Donald; her parents Arne and Martha Hanson; siblings, Willie (Mary) Hanson, Hilda (Clayton) DeFeyter, Anna (Axel) Jacobson, Martha (Jack) Raina, Arne (Edna) Hanson, Lawrence (Pearl) Hanson, Oliver Hanson, Violet Hanson, Ruby (Chuck) Owen, Dorothy (Leslie) Richardson; daughter Brenda Peterson; grandson Michael Ebels.
A funeral service will be held at Harlem Reformed Church, 6854 144th Ave. Holland, MI on Tuesday, May 9 at 11:00am. Nephew Rev. Bob Neinhuis will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Dykstra Funeral Home - Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave, Holland on Monday, May 8 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Michigan, Central (Michigan - Indiana) PO Box 772395 Detroit, MI 48277-2395
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