Obituary for Edward Jay Zylstra

Born: Jun. 24th, 1933
Passed Away: Jun. 1st, 2014


Wednesday Jun. 4th, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Thursday Jun. 5th, 2014, 11:00am at St Michael's Catholic Church
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Edward Zylstra, age 80, of Coopersville, passed away June 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Edith (Heslinga) Zylstra, brother Henry Zylstra and sisters Geraldine Tuhacek and Sandra Kay Zylstra. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was Co-owner of Allendale Beef Co. and Kelley’s Korners. Edward will be lovingly missed by his wife of 56 years, Marlene (Masloski) his best friend and faithful caregiver. He was blessed with a loving family his children, Curtis (Brenda) Zylstra, Edward Zylstra Jr., Tim (Angie) Zylstra, Scott (Julie) Zylstra, Edee Kay Zylstra, and Jeanelle Zylstra, experienced the joys of 5 grandchildren, Jayme (Michael) Monroe, Joshua, Caleb and Noah Zylstra, and Michael (Betsy) Philpott; 5 great grandchildren, Taylor Monroe, Blake, Sydney, Mason and Austin Philpott. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 am Thursday at St Michael’s Catholic Church, 17150 88th Ave, Coopersville, Fr Norm Droski Celebrant. Burial will be at St Michael’s Cemetery in Coopersville. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday at the Throop Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm with the rosary prayers at 8 pm, and one hour prior to the service at church. Memorial donations may be made to St Michael’s Preschool playground fund or The American Diabetes Assoc. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, Ph 616-837-8161


at St Michael's Catholic Cemetery
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