Matthew Westrate

Aug 29th 2010

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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.