Eric J. Petroelje
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Holland, MI
Eric J. Petroelje, age 49, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
Eric is survived by his sister, Nancy (Adam) Smith of Holland; and many close and dear friends, especially his "Bro's" from "Choir Practice."
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, December 28 at Trinity Reformed Church, 712 Apple Ave., Holland with Rev. Christopher De Graaf and Rev. Deb Yurk officiating. In addition, a celebration of Eric's life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 30 at the Park Theater, 248 S River Ave., Holland. Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, www.langelandsterenberg.com.
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Published by The Holland Sentinel from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22, 2015.
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I am so sorry to hear of Eric's sudden passing. May the thoughts and prayers of family and friends comfort you, and may God's love and grace surround you and give you peace.
Marylou Ten Harmsel
Friend And Former Neighbor
December 11, 2015
Nancy and Adam - I am so sorry. You were great siblings to him - praying that the good memories are a comfort to you. Barb Long
Barb Long
December 11, 2015
So sorry to hear this he was such an amazing person! Always had a way of making you smile!!
RIP
Katie Griffes ( bilello)
Friend
December 11, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of Eric's passing. He will be missed! He was a gentle and kind friend with a wonderful smile. So thankful I ran into him recently. My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy!
Stacey
Friend
December 12, 2015
Heven will rock with E.P. Selecting the music. It will be a better place with Eric playing the music.
Russ Wilkinson
Friend
December 12, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Adam.
Renee and Bill Embil
Friend
December 12, 2015
Thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of Eric passing. May God Bless your family with love and comfort during this time.
Georgetta Bohl
Friend
December 11, 2015
Dearest Cousin...Nancy & Adam...
Well, what can I say that can convey my feelings at this time? Not much, other than Our God is in control of every detail of our life from birth until death! Losing your 3 surviving family members & Adams mother in 1 year is almost unbelievable! God Knows & God Cares. The Lord will supply all of YOUR NEEDS & He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you!..May you find during these days ahead the GOD IS FAITHFUL "YES" MORE THAN FAITHFUL!
Our love & prayers will be with you durning the memorials that you are having in Memory of Eric. God's Grace will carry you through. Grace, Grace, God's Grace.....GRACE that is GREATER THAN ALL OUR SIN....Our God on the mountain IS STILL GOD in the valley, We'll understand it ALL~By & By.
Our prayer is that through the memorial service & the words of God that are spoken....someone may come to KNOW JESUS as THEIR SAVIOR.
MAY THE GRACE & PEACE OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU........NOW & IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
"LOVE TO YOU BOTH" (((HUGS)))
COUSIN GWEN & TOM.....Sorry we are not able to attend Mondays Memorial Service. Our Hearts, Thoughts & Prayers are with you both.........I will call you this week sometime!!!
Gwen & Tom Van Tuinen
December 27, 2015
I worked with Eric at Max many years ago. so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences go out to Eric's family. Katie
Katie Driesenga
December 14, 2015
This is a shock for me to read so I can't image what the family is feeling. I'm truly sorry for your loss. I went to school with Eric whose a couple years older than me. I just came across him on Facebook a month ago. I'm sorry I didn't make contact at that time. Prayers to you all at this sad time in your life.
Sophia Young
December 14, 2015
I'm so glad that Eric and I reconnected after so many years.
A lover of great music he was.
Mark
December 13, 2015
Eric: I worked with you at the Interurban. from 2003 -2007 I always enjoyed working a shift with you,sharing music, and laughs.You will be missed my friend. Much Love.
Janice Tenharmsel
December 12, 2015
Rest in peace eric, you are a good person. Proud that you were apart of HHS 1985
Berend Loss
December 11, 2015
I will always remember his kind heart and warm smile!
Stacey Pahssen-Jordan
December 11, 2015
Met Eric in kindergarten in 1972, we have been friends since, this is hard because he was one of the people who believed in me.. It is with GREAT!! sadness I have to remember him in the past.. To me he was a musician artist and fellow human being.. Now I have to go on without you and that is going to be tough.. To your sister and Bowe I send my deepest condolence's.. Aloha..
Mike "Hank" Diaz-Leal
December 11, 2015
Mike "Hank" Diaz-Leal
December 11, 2015
Nancy, so sorry for your loss.
Jan Mathews
December 11, 2015
Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. You and Adam are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Renee Embil
Renee Embil
December 11, 2015
Nancy I am so sorry for you loss. You and Adam are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Renee Embil
Renee Embil
December 11, 2015
Eric and i werent the closest but whenever we ran in to each other we were the best of friends. loved when he drove the interurban and would blast some "killer" metal as we got around town. he was always showing me new music with some "killer riffs". we enjoyed the same music and went to a lot of the same concerts. Eric was a "killer" dude. im gonna miss him
a. m
December 11, 2015
Wow, I am at a loss. I haven't seen Eric in many, many years but we were close in our youth. I remember going to his house and listening to rock and metal albums. He always had a smile and was kind, a good friend. Life got away and we lost touch. I wish I had reconnected. Godspeed Eric.
December 11, 2015
Eric please save me a seat next to you in Heaven, I don't want to go if you are not in my row. The world has lost a legend of a man, music lover and genuine human being. God definitely broke a mold after making you. I can not imagine ever going to another concert and not seeing you there again. I pray that you have a great seat in heaven because you deserve it, my dearest friend.Christina Raffenaud
Christina Raffenaud
December 11, 2015
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