Irene Goodyke

July 12, 1913 - December 15, 2009 

Irene Goodyke

July 12, 1913 - December 15, 2009 

Obituary for Irene Goodyke

Irene Goodyke, age 96, a faithful child of God, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

Irene was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. She worked as a bookkeeper at H.J. Heinz and retired after many years of employment. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Henry, a granddaughter, Patti Howe,and sons in law, Gabe Lee and Patrick Haight.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children:
Marilyn Lee of Holland
Joan Haight of Holland
Ronald and Sharon Goodyke of Grand Rapids
12 Grandchildren
17 Great grandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren
Brothers and sisters:
Frances Diekema of Grand Rapids
Jean Holstege of Hudsonville
Charlotte Wever of Grandville
Marvin and Doris Diekema of Florida
Neal and Betty Diekema of Hesperia
Sisters in law:
Edith Goodyke of Phoenix, AZ
Zella Goodyke of Tucson, AZ
Ruth Goodyke of Tucson AZ
Many nephews and nieces

A special thanks to all the caregivers in the Resthaven Care Community for their loving, Christian support.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 18, 2009 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Reverends Ed Meyer and Leigh VanKempen will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Friday 1-2 PM prior to the service at Lakeshore Memorial Services. The family encourages that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to Resthaven Care Community. An on line registry book is available at

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