Harvey Driesenga

December 11, 1937 ~
September 26, 2022

Harvey Driesenga, age 84, of Allendale, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, September 26, 2022. Harv was a kind and loving husband, dad, and grandpa with a quiet faith. Harv enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family. He was a lifelong member of North Blendon CRC where he served with his time and talents in many ways. Harv was the former partner of Driesenga Builders along with his dad and brothers, building many beautiful homes in the West Michigan area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Driesenga, brother, Larry Driesenga, parents-in-law, John and Eva Westerling, brothers-in-law, John Westerling, Jr., and Bob Nakken. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Nellie; children, Dennis and Pam Driesenga, Dan and Nancy Driesenga, Bob and Christy Driesenga, Ed and Peggy Driesenga; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bea and Junior Vereeke, Roger and Barb Driesenga, Ron and Marilyn Driesenga, Mary Lou Driesenga, Bill and Joan Atkinson; Merri Westerling, Evie Nakken, George and Cookie Vander Leest, Jim and Ann Westerling; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mandy of Faith Hospice for the compassionate care and love that was given to Harv during his care at home. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 30, 2022, at North Blendon Christian Reformed Church, 7284 Taylor St., Hudsonville with Rev. Aaron Vriesman officiating. Burial Blendon Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 5-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Allendale) 6651 Scott St. In honor of the wonderful care that Harv received, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Faith Hospice.

Memorial Visitation
Thursday, September 29
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

Memorial Service
Friday, September 30
11:00am

North Blendon Christian Reformed Church
7284 Taylor St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

September 29, 2022 9:54pm
The visitation very comforting. The family was all doing well. But, we sure will mish Harv!

- Jager Nancy

September 28, 2022 1:09pm
Peace and comfort I pray. Harv, along with brothers, built two houses for me. Masterpieces. Craftsmanship the best. But also a great man. Blessed to have known him.

- Ronald E Klein

September 27, 2022 9:55pm
Prayers to you all on this sad occasion. May you find comfort in friends, family, and the Lord.

- Paul Thomasini

September 27, 2022 8:07pm
Thoughts and prayers for Nellie and the entire Driesenga and Westerling families.

- Beth (Berghorst) Diekevers




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