Tena Kooistra

May 6, 1941 ~
January 29, 2024

Tena Irene (Hazenberg) Kooistra, 82, loving mother, grandmother, and beloved friend went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 29, 2024. A woman of faith, who held firm onto God’s promises, especially during times of difficulty, entered the gates of Heaven singing songs of praise and thanksgiving to her Heavenly Father, Lord and Savior.

Tena was born on May 6, 1941 to Herman and Hermine Hazenberg in the Netherlands. At the age of nine, her family immigrated to Michigan. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth; infant daughter, Kristie; and brother, Nick Hazenberg. She will be missed by her children, Gwendolyn (Jeff) Hazekamp, Lisa (Todd) VerHage, Jodi (Dennis) Boer; stepchildren, Jon Kooistra, AnnMarie (Tim Carlson) Kooistra, Christopher (Gwyn) Kooistra; her loving grandchildren as well as her many friends. Tena will be remembered for her love of family and friends and time spent together, her love of the Lord, and the joy that travel, reading a good book, or time spent in the sun brought her.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 10 , 2024 at MKD Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. There will be a time of visitation from 10-11 am, followed by funeral service officiated by Pastor Philip Vos, followed by a luncheon and time to share remembrances. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Emmanuel Hospice, the Sunset Legacy Foundation-Waterford Place, or to the Parkinson’s Research Van Andel Institute. The family also wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers at Waterford Place and Emmanuel Hospice.