William “Mart” Martin Holst

March 13, 1937 ~
December 2, 2021

William Martin “Mart” Holst, age 84, of Hudsonville, passed away surrounded by his family to be with his Lord on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Mart was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He proudly served in the US Navy. He loved to work and was the owner and operator of Taylor Rental Center. When not at work, Mart enjoyed spending time at the cottage and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Katheryn Holst; siblings, Helen and Lloyd DeFouw, Jay and Alice Holst, Nelly and Frank Miller, Ken and Eileen Holst, Norine and Joe Kuhtic, Ray and Evie Holst, Shirley and Alvin Rozema, Beverly and Clarence Brander; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Jennie Isenga; brothers-in-law, Ronald Isenga, Gordon Isenga; an infant daughter; and great-granddaughters, Haven Mullet and Bella Soto. Mart will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; children, Elaine and Fred Geskus, Barbara and John Spiker, Pamela and Bruce Vander Kolk, Tyce and Jennifer Holst; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother, David and Dodie Holst; sisters-in-law, Joan and Jim Peacock, Nancy Isenga, Mira Isenga; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. Daniel DeVries officiating. Burial Forest Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Harvest Stand Ministries.

Wednesday, December 8
4:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Thursday, December 9

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

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December 11, 2021 9:03am
So sorry to here about husband and father, throughout the years of knowing him he was always happy and willing to talk. He will be missed by all memories that have been made will live in your hearts for ever, prayers to all the family


December 09, 2021 2:07pm
To Ruth and family our deepest condolences go out to each of you. May our prayers and love fill your hearts. We know that Mart is safe in the arms of Jesus because he believed in Him. 1 Thess 4: 13 - 15 We love you.

- Pastor Jim & Betty Ikerd

December 05, 2021 3:17pm
Ruth: My deepest condolences to you and your family.

- Judy Woods

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