Esther Mae DeFouw
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Esther Mae DeFouw

June 05, 1927 - December 16, 2013

Esther Mae DeFouw

June 05, 1927 - December 16, 2013


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Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.

The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

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Obituary for Esther Mae DeFouw

Esther M. De Fouw, age 86 of Holland, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013. Esther was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson in 1965, two brothers, Peter and Albert Roon and sister, Marie Nykamp. She is survived by her children: Marjorie and Thomas Tucker (T.J., Terry, Tony, Tiffany) of Hamilton, Michael and Jan De Fouw (Jenny and Mitch) of Holland, Diane and Steve Brown (Ryan and Tami) of Holland, Dan and Cathy De Fouw (Rob and Kyle) of Holland; 9 Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Hermina Genzink of Holland, Edith and Larry Pluister of Zeeland; Sister-in-Law: Sylvia Roon of Holland. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be 11:00am, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Niekerk Christian Reformed Church, 545 Country Club Road in Holland. Rev. John Douma will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6-9:00pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, in Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hospice of Holland or Niekerk CRC. Please visit to leave a message or memory for the De Fouw family.

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