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Muriel Achterhof


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Muriel Achterhof Obituary
Muriel Joan Achterhof went to her heavenly home on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Muriel was born in Emerald Wisconsin on August 23, 1927. She grew up in the Baldwin and Woodville area and later moved to Holland MI. Muriel was employed by H J Heinz, Swift Ice Cream, A D Bos Vending, and retired from the housekeeping department of Hope College.

She was a member of Intersection Ministries in Holland where she had been a Sunday School and Catechism teacher and was involved in the women's Bible Study and Monday morning prayer group.

After retirement she volunteered many hours in classrooms at Pine Creek Elementary School and also was a Kids Hope tutor. When she could no longer go to the school, she tutored after school in her home. Muriel loved to bake and up to these last weeks she still supplied banana bread and cookies for the Intersection Ministries after school program.

Muriel was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 1996, her parents, Nicholas and Tannie Meyer, her parents in-law, Joseph and Henrietta Achterhof; brother, Raymond Meyer; brothers and sisters in-law, George Wevers, James Kennedy, Ronald Wagenmaker, Joe Achterhof, Eugene and Bernice Achterhof, Dale and Arlene Moulton.

Muriel is survived by her children, Nancy and Robert Bailey, Dean and Wendy Achterhof, Sheryl Achterhof, Mary Baker, and Ron and April Achterhof; grandchildren, Jeff and Sandy Bailey, Jason and Jodie Bailey, Craig and Sara Baker, Nate and Kim Baker, Brian Baker, Amanda and Adam Eaton, Dan and Brie Achterhof; great- grandchildren, Austin, Sidney, and Savannah Eaton, Evan and Aila Baker, Jada and Rilee Baker. She is also survived by sisters, Helen Wevers, Kathy Wagenmaker, Norma Kennedy; brothers, Lee Meyer and Michael and Karen Meyer, a sister in law, Lorraine Achterhof, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Intersection Ministries (Grace Community Church), 945 136th Avenue.

Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the church, in the Fireside Room.

Memorial contributions may be made to Belay Ministries.

The family is being served by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel.

For an online registry, visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Apr. 14, 2014
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