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Eldon “Al” Bylsma

Eldon “Al” Bylsma, age 76, of Hudsonville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ada Bylsma; sister, Jan Kosten; sister-in-law, Lyn Tiesma.  Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Jane; sons, Mike and Nancy Bylsma, Jeff and Chris Bylsma; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, George and Kris Bylsma; sisters, Etta and Ben VanderWerf, Mina and Gord Doornbush; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating.  Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday, February 6, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 10-10:45 am prior to the service at the funeral home.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the family to offset expenses.

  1. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was a tireless worker and a nice man. From the Wednesday golf group.

    - Phil and Jill Turner
  2. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Al, he was such a kind man. He was a talented wood worker and hard working person. He will be missed.

    - Deb Becker-Fountain
  3. Sorry to hear of Al’s passing. My kids always enjoyed seeing him when they went to feed the fish with my mom (Terri).
    Praying that you would find comfort in Jesus, for HE is the one who can give us peace.

    - Sarah Busscher
  4. My deepest sympathy. You and Al were a great team and he was a “keeper.” I know he will be missed by many. I wish you God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Sandy DeRyke

    - Sandy DeRyke
  5. May the love of the Lord surround you, Jane with this sudden departure of your dear husband and our brother.

    George and Kris

    - George Bylsma
  6. Jane
    I just saw this on facebook. I am so shocked I don’t know what to say. My heart breaks for you. Al was a very special man. Please accept our condolences and know you will be in our prayers.

    - Jane M Groendyk
  7. Just found out about this through facebook. I am so shocked, I don’t know what to say. My heart breaks for you. Al was a very special man. Know you will be in our thoughts and prayers

    - Jane and Don Groendyk

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