Joyce C. Terpstra

July 06, 1944 - March 14, 2010 

Joyce C. Terpstra

July 06, 1944 - March 14, 2010 

Obituary for Joyce C. Terpstra

Joyce Terpstra, age 65, of Holland passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus.

Joyce was a member of Calvary Reformed Church and also attended Hope Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Olive Loncki.

Joyce loved to cook and to sew, and spend time with her family. She worked as an Administrative Assistant and retired from Holland Hitch in 2007. When her children were young, she was a 4-H sewing teacher, a Campfire Girls leader, and a Sunday school teacher. She had a real eye for beauty and enjoyed creating beautiful spaces in her home; she and her husband made a great team on their many home remodeling projects.

Joyce had an especially gentle and loving way with young children, and one of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren. Even within days of her death, she was teaching her granddaughters to sew. She will be remembered as beautiful and thoughtful, patient and kind; she will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edwin, and children:
Carrie and Robert Hodson of Holland
Brian and Timi Terpstra of Hudsonville
Amy and Brian Peceny of East Grand Rapids
Seven grandchildren:
Isabel, Simon, Eric, Kaiti, Morgan, Emma and Megan.
Edward Loncki and Rachelle Warren of Ann Arbor
Lynn and Gail Loncki of Saudi Arabia and Phoenix AZ
Sister in law:
Phyllis Achterhof of Lake Ann, MI
Several nephews and nieces

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Friday, March 19, 2010 at Hope Church 77 West 11th Street in Holland. Reverends Jill Russell and Gordon Wiersma will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Thursday 6-8PM at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Church. An on-line registry book is available at

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