Harvey “Paul” Driesenga, age 70 of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord Friday, December 20, 2013 after his 7 year battle with cancer at the Hospice House of Holland. Paul was born December 27, 1942 in Zeeland. He was strong in his faith and loved spending time with his family. He met the love of his life Ruth Ann (Haverdink) Driesenga at Hekman Rusk Co in 1959. They married on March 3, 1961. He will be deeply missed by his three sons and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Emma (Essenburg) Driesenga, his brothers-in-law David Haverdink, Ronald Haverdink, and Richard Lawson, and sister-in-law Fran Driesenga. The family would like to thank the nurses, nurses’ aides, staff and doctors at the Hospice House of Holland for their wonderful, compassionate care and support for Harvey and the family during their difficult time. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; Children: Terry Driesenga of Zeeland, Tim and Laurie Driesenga of Hudsonville, Tom and Carrie Driesenga of Morganton, NC; Grandchildren: Matthew, Amanda, and Hanna of Zeeland, Cory and Kaylee of Hudsonville, Sydnie and Kelsie of Morganton, NC; Brothers and sisters: Ron and Henny Driesenga of Holland, Ken and Alice Driesenga of Holland, Lois and Duane Kossen of Zeeland, Sharon and Cal Ensing of Bonita Springs, FL, Gary and Nancy Driesenga of Vriesland; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Dale and Donna Haverdink of Holland, Calvin and Judy Haverdink of Holland, Marilyn and Floyd Everling of Spring Lake, Carol Haverdink of Holland, Judy and Larry VanSlooten of Victoria, TX, Brian and Sally Nelson of Holland, Karen Lawson of Holland. Memorial services celebrating his life on his 71st birthday will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:00PM at Intersection Ministries, 935 136th Ave, in Holland. Rev. Aaron Anderson will be officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 6:30-8:30PM December 26, 2013 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street, in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423 or Intersection Ministries, 935 136th Ave, Holland, MI 49423. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Driesenga family.
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