Jessena "Jaye" Harmsen

February 14, 1920 - March 20, 2007 

Jessena "Jaye" Harmsen

February 14, 1920 - March 20, 2007 

Obituary for Jessena "Jaye" Harmsen

Jessena “Jaye” Harmsen, age 87, of Zeeland died Tuesday, March 20, at Haven Park Christian Nursing Home where she had resided for the past three years.

Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Chicago to the late Samuel and Gertrude Kruizenga, she was the wife of Chester Harmsen who preceded her in death in 1991 and a brother Leonard Kruizenga also preceded her in death. Chet and Jaye made their home in Holland since 1947 and were members of Fellowship Reformed Church.

She is survived by her children:
Russell and Margo Harmsen of Hudsonville
Brian “Chet” and Cindy Harmsen of Holland
Gail and Bob Henry of Whitmore Lake
June Harmsen of Traverse City
4 grandchildren
8 great-grandchildren
Brother and sisters:
Joe and Joanne Kruizenga of Illinois
Evelyn and Lester O’Donnell of Indiana
Angie Mooi of Illinois.

Funeral Services will be 12 noon Friday, March 23, 2007 with visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM prior to the service at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James St in Holland. Reverend James Baar will be officiating. A private interment will be at East Saugatuck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Park Christian Nursing Home or Fellowship Reformed Church’s parish nurse ministry. An on-line registry book is available at for those who cannot attend the services.

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