In memory of

  Sidney Steensma

    1927 - 2009


Sidney J. Steensma, age 81, of Jenison, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Helene Steensma and Letha DeYoung. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Ruth (Brown) Steensma; his children, David (Barbara) Steensma, John (Carolyn) Steensma, William (Lucinda) Steensma, and Linda (Juan) Salazar; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Lesley) Steensma, Nathan (Julie) Steensma, Elizabeth Steensma, Tom Steensma, Sara (Dan) DeVaun, Kelly Steensma and her fiancée, Adam James, Rebekah Steensma and her fiancée, William Baux, Robert Salazar, and Jason Salazar; and great grandchildren, Caleb and Caitlyn Steensma, Kendrick and Allison Steensma, and Jalen Salazar. He is also survived by his brothers, Leonard (Bertha) Steensma and Peter Steensma; brothers-in-law, Norman Brown, Russell (Nancy) Brown, and Marvin De Young; and many nieces and nephews. Sid was born to Peter and Bessie (Weeda) Steensma in Grand Rapids. He attended West Side Christian School and graduated from Union High School. He served in the Army during WWII and worked 42 years for Conrail Railroad, retiring in 1987. Sid attended Burton Heights Christian Reformed Church for over 55 years and served as elder and deacon. The family would like to thank the care givers at Sheldon Meadows for their loving care. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cook Memorial Chapel, 4235 Prairie SW, Grandville (East Building). The family will meet with relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Funeral Home, Grandville (West Building). Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Lot Location – Apostles 49-B-1

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