Elmer J. Zeerip

April 04, 1924 - May 19, 2012

Elmer J. Zeerip

April 04, 1924 - May 19, 2012


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Obituary for Elmer J. Zeerip

Elmer J. Zeerip, age 88 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Holland Hospital.

Elmer was a member of First Reformed Church in Zeeland. He was a truck driver for Louis Padnos Iron and Metal for 27 years prior to retiring. He was a veteran of U.S. Army, serving during World War II in Europe.

He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene Zeerip in 2005 after 57 years of marriage.

Surviving are his Children:
Jim and Donna Zeerip of Hesperia
Ron Zeerip and Nancy Adams of Ravenna
Bonnie and Ronald Keech of Allegan
Nancy Martinez of Holland
Barbara and Eugenio Daza of Zeeland
15 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Sisters and Brother:
Mary Deweerdt of Hamilton
John Zeerip of Holland
Ida and Jay Janssen of East Holland
Angie Zeerip of Zeeland
Viola Zeerip of Zeeland
Harriet Hulsman of Overisel
Many nieces, nephews, and cousins

Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland with the Rev. Scott Van Oostendorp officiating. Burial will be in East Holland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00noon-1:45pm Tuesday, May 22 at Lakeshore Memorial Services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.

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