May 19th 2012
Elmer J. Zeerip, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Holland Hospital.
Elmer was a member of First Reformed Church in Zeeland. He was a truck driver for Louis Padnos Iron and Metal for 27 years prior to retiring. He was a veteran of U.S. Army, serving during World War II in Europe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Zeerip, in 2005 after 57 years of marriage.
Surviving are his children, Jim and Donna Zeerip of Hesperia, Ron Zeerip and Nancy Adams of Ravenna, Bonnie and Ronald Keech of Allegan, Nancy Martinez of Holland and Barbara and Eugenio Daza of Zeeland; 15 grandchildren; 9 greatgrandchildren; sisters and brother, Mary Deweerdt of Hamilton, John Zeerip of Holland and Ida and Jay Janssen of East Holland; sisters-in-law, Angie Zeerip of Zeeland, Viola Zeerip of Zeeland and Harriet Hulsman of Overisel; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 2: 00pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland with the Rev. Scott Van Oostendorp officiating. Burial will be in East Holland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon- 1: 45 pm Tuesday, May 22, at Lakeshore Memorial Services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.