In memory of

   Bernard Velzen


Bernard Henry Velzen, 89, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 6, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jane (Ryskamp) Velzen; his children, Pat and Gary Nederveld of Grand Rapids, Mary Jane and Jim Voogt of Colorado, Ginny and John Bylsma of California, and Jack and Sally Velzen of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Allen and Emily Nederveld, Anne Nederveld and Bob Frazho, Steve and Cindy Nederveld, Eric Voogt and Alison George, Rachel Voogt-Clayborn and Trevor Clayborn, Jason and Tara Voogt, Dustin and Cindy Bylsma, Joel Bylsma and Jeanette Feddes, Andre Bylsma, Ben Velzen, and Chris Velzen; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lillian Grissen; his brother, Frank and Sylvia Velzen; his sister-in-law, Bernice Velzen; and many friends and fellow believers. He had a zest for life, a deep love for his family (especially the littlest ones), and a desire to do what the Lord wanted him to do. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Calvin College Chapel, Rev. Mike Abma and Rev. Peter Jonker of Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church officiating. Private interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the CRWRC or to Wycliffe Bible Translators to support the work of Terry and Judy Schram.
Lot Location: Victory 28 B #1

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