Lois Ann (Berkenpas) Veldink, age 82, of Jenison, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Lois was a lifelong musician who shared her talent with many soloists, choirs, and churches. She started on piano at age four and church organ by age fifteen. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Gordon; her children, Gary and Judy Veldink, Jim and Karla Veldink, Sandy and Dan Helms; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth Veldink, Larry and Ginny Veldink, Joan and Paul Huyser, Betty and Ron VandenBerg; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel United Reformed Church, 8360 Cottonwood Dr., Jenison, with Pastor Don Van Slyke officiating. The service will be live streamed on the church website at https://www.betheljenison.com/watch. Burial Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday, December 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Crossroads Prison Ministries.
Monday, December 28
Bethel United Reformed Church
8360 Cottonwood Dr.
Jenison, MI 49428
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January 03, 2021 12:23pm
Dear Gord, Gary, Jim, Sandy, and each of your families. Jayne and I would like to extend our sympathy to each of you. We first met Lois about forty-five years ago, when Gord invited us into his kitchen to show us plans for our first house that he was going to build. Jayne and I were pleasantly surprised when Lois brought out coffee and baked goods along with the easy going compassionate manner she showed to us. May you, also remember the wonderful memories, of the great times you shared together.
- Alan & Jayne Bosch
January 01, 2021 8:25am
Gord: so sorry to learn of Lois's passing. She loved her gift of music and used that gift to glorify her Savior. She is missed greatly.
- Gertrude (Rozema) Bokhout
December 29, 2020 10:36pm
Sandy and Family - Very sorry for your lost. I don't know what else to say, but I am keeping you and your family in my prayer.
- Cynthia Kuk
December 28, 2020 2:05pm
Gord, I read the obituary today of Lois passing away last week. I am very sorry and send my sympathy to you. She looked the same in that picture as I will always remember her. I loved her smile and her musical talent!
I’m hoping you have family close by which will be a huge help to you.
Doug has been gone now almost 6 1/2 years and we lost a son too. I grieve with you.
Life isn’t easy without our spouse esp but our loving Lord will walk with you thru each day. May His presence bless you. Your classmate, Judy Vander Laan, Hoezee
- Judy VanderLaan Hoezee
December 28, 2020 11:03am
Dear Gord, children and grandchildren
We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral service in person this afternoon. We will be watching it on live stream. We are trying to limit our contacts with people during Covid 19.
But we want you to know that we extend to you our deepest sympathy and pray that the Lord will give you His tender grace and love as you mourn.
Lois was a very special cousin. Our paths crossed many times over the years and we will remember her for her smile, her friendliness and of course for her organ playing. It was always a delight when I had the privilege of leading in worship at First Jenison CRC to have Lois either on the organ or the piano.
She has blessed many people through the years.
Cousins Milt and jeanne Doornbos
- Milton Doornbos
December 27, 2020 3:45pm
Deepest heartfelt sympathies for the family. Many wonderful memories of Lois of years ago. God give you blessings and strength for the days ahead.
- James and Trudy Hoeksema
December 27, 2020 3:28pm
Deepest sympathy. May our Lord be with you and family in this time of sorrow.
- Bob and Hazel Ludema
December 27, 2020 3:19pm
Our deepest sympathy’s to all the family. Our memories of Lois go way back to Cypress st.
- Fred and Joyce De Jong
December 26, 2020 3:07pm
Dan, Sandy & family - you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom/grandma. Praying that God’s peace will get you through these hard times.
- Uncle Gordon & Aunt Karla Oosting
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