Zylstra, Gerrit Caledonia, MI Gerrit Jan Zylstra, age 87, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born to Bouwe and Diena (Post) Zylstra on June 8, 1934, in ZuidWolde, The Netherlands. He was a loving father and opa who cherished spending time with his family. He enjoyed golfing and walking. He was preceded in death by his 5 sisters and 5 brothers. Gerrit is lovingly remembered by his wife, of 60 years, Alida; children, Sandra (Tony) Vroon, David (Liesl) Zylstra, Jim (Vickie) Zylstra; grandchildren, Hanna (Justin) Ford, Anthony (Maddie) Vroon, Josh (Lindsay) Vroon, Emily Vroon, Will Vroon, Jack, and Sarah Zylstra, Nathan, Sam, and Drew Zylstra; one great grandson and one great granddaughter on the way; sister, Dini (Henry) Evers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Zylstra, Grada Zylstra, Myrna Zylstra, Johanna (Paul) Buit, Patti Wynbelt, Pete Wynbelt, Gerhard (Patty) Wynbelt; many nieces and nephews. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, November 27, prior to the service at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 7171 Willard Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, from 10 to 11:45 AM. The service will begin at 12 noon, with Rev. Curt Walters officiating. Interment will be in Blain Cemetery. Memorial contributions in honor of Gerrit may be made to Hand2Hand or Streams of Hope.
Published by Grand Rapids Press from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2021.