Vernon Meyaard

Obituary for Vernon Meyaard

October 10, 1940 - January 9, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 77


Vernon Meyaard age 77, of Zeeland, was eternally healed Tuesday, January 9, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home after a brief courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Vern was a member of Haven Christian Reformed Church, involved with many ministries and had a heart for Beautiful Gate in Lesotho, Africa. He worked for General Electric for 25 years and retired from Perrigo.

Vern had a passion for God, Family and friends. He enjoyed traveling and antiquing with his wife, spending time with grandchildren, golfing and watching sporting events.

Vern is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dianne; children, Sue (Jack) Dykstra, Sally (Jeff) Mouw, Steve (Julie) Meyaard; 19 grandchildren, Kaila (Garret) Raap, Abbie (Todd/Chollana) Sok, Lexie and Trevor Dykstra, Emma Jo (Ryan) Wassink, Ethan, Lily and Yemi Mouw, Dalton, Jaden, Casey, Charles,
Cortland, Myla, Rosina, Caleb, Desmond, Melat and A'vah Meyaard; 2 great grandchildren, Landon and Bria Raap; Brothers and sister, Glen (Barb) Meyaard, Ron (Jean) Meyaard, Cal (Sandi) Meyaard, Jill (Cal) Kroeze; in-laws, Ron Mokma, Carol (Vern) Rankens, Shari (Bill) Duimstra, Julie (Vern) Eding, Tom (Cindy) Schipper, Jane (Jim) Dunkerton; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Haven Christian Reformed Church, 541 Alice St. Zeeland with Rev. Art Van Wolde officiating. Burial will be in Bentheim Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, January 11, and 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 12, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St. Zeeland. Memorial contributions may be given to AFBGI (Beautiful Gate).

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  • AFBGI (Beautiful Gate)
    100 South Pine Street, Suite 107
    Zeeland, MI 49464

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Zeeland, MI 49464
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