Aug 29th 2010
Matthew Westrate, age 84, of Zeeland went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 29, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 2007 and a granddaughter, Sarah Westrate in 1980. He was a member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church.
Matt was a carpenter and farmer.
He is survived by his children: Del and Diane Westrate of Zeeland, Arlyn Westrate of Holland, Nancy and Elmer Sjaarda of West Olive, Ronald and Rhonda Westrate of Zeeland, Randy and Marcia Westrate of Zeeland; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Henrietta and Julius Heck of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Arlene Wassink of Holland.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Drenthe Christian Reformed Church with the Reverend James Busscher officiating. Visitation will be 7-9 pm Wednesday at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State St, Zeeland. Burial will be in West Drenthe Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Heritage Health Care and Rehabilitation.