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Ervin D. Zeerip

Ervin D. Zeerip, age 78, of Jenison, joined his Savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven on January 4, 2020 after bravely battling cancer for five years and following a heart attack.  He was preceded in death by his father, Corie Zeerip, brothers-in-law, Jerome Rietman and Cal Bouma, sister-in-law, Pat Bouma.  Erv will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Esther; children and grandchildren, Cheri and Tim Burk (Justin, Jacob), Cathy and Kevin Corcoran (Kyle and Kelsey, Madison, Ryan); his mother, Angeline Zeerip; sisters and brothers, Carolyn Rietman, Marilyn Mokma, Nelva and Jerry Timmer, Vi and Ron Flokstra, Sandy and Cal Ver Beek, Jerry and Sharon Zeerip; in-laws, Alden and Nancy Quist, Annette Bouma, Harvey Bouma, John and Betty Bos, John and Joan Bouma, Pat Shananaquet, Harold and Ann Bouma, Shirley Brinks; many nieces and nephews.  Erv was a faithful employee of Huizenga Gravel for over 50 years.  He loved working and spending time with his family and friends.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 11 am at Messiah Christian Reformed Church, 2900 Springdale, Hudsonville with Pastor Nate Meldrim officiating.  Private burial will be held at Georgetown Township Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet the family on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Unity Christian High School or Hospice of Holland.

  1. Esther you have my deepest condolences. Will miss seeing him at concerts.

    - Laurie Luke
  2. Esther,
    Praying for you as your mourn the loss of your dear husband, celebrate a life well lived, being married for 53 years (what a blessing) a courageous 5 year cancer battle finally over with the assurance of life everlasting in heaven! Continued prayers for you & your whole family.

    - Heather Collins
  3. Erv was such a kind-hearted man. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. He was a bright light and we are grateful for the times we were able to spend with him. We are praying for your family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful father and husband.

    - Doug and Melanie Corcoran
  4. Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort. Remembering all the good times.

    - Roger & Marilyn Miedema

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