Iola Buikema, 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013.
Iola was born December 17, 1924, in Vriesland, to Henry and Margaret (De Haan) Kruithof. Iola attended Zeeland Schools and in 1952 became a resident of Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University
and taught school for 30 years. She and her husband, Barnard, were members of Central Wesleyan Church. Barnard preceded her in death in 2010.
Iola is survived by her sister, Naidine Kruithof of Florida; stepbrother-in-law, Don and Judy Hardy of Holland; nieces, nephews, and host of beloved friends.
A service will be held to honor Iola's faith and life at 1 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. The Rev. Wilbur Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland. www.yntemafh.com