Clair Derrick Zwiep went peacefully to be along with his Lord on the morning of January 26, 2023, at Resthaven Care Middle.
Born on October 26, 1930, in Holland, Michigan, Clair was 92 years outdated. He was the son of Dick and Gertrude Zwiep. He’s survived by his loving spouse, Elaine Ruth (Wierda) Zwiep, with whom he loved 70 years as one.
He’s survived as effectively by their six kids and spouses; Steve (and Sue) Zwiep, Sandy (and Dann) Bouwer, Dave (and Judy) Zwiep, Leesa (and Jon) Schram, Linda (and Mike) Smeenge, and Derick (and Susan) Zwiep. Clair and Elaine loved the blessings of 14 grandchildren and 24 nice grandchildren. Clair’s brother, Ted Zwiep, preceded him in loss of life and he’s survived by his sister, Elsa (Prince) Broekhuizen.
Clair lived a protracted and fantastic life, and he might be missed by many whose lives he touched in numerous methods.
Clair’s love for God’s creation and the sweetness that surrounded him made him passionate in his love for the outside and all of the actions he loved along with his household and pals. He particularly beloved dwelling in Michigan the place water and woods are plentiful to share time fishing and searching – experiences and adventures, recollections, and treasured reminiscences – with anybody and everybody. His household and pals will recall occasions that may all the time give them pleasure.
Clair lived his life in a relationship with the Lord. He served faithfully within the church every time and wherever he was known as to take action. On the time of his passing, he was a member at Christ Memorial Church in Holland. He was all the time desirous to share the excellent news of Jesus and His love with whomever he met – by no means shy to witness to God’s faithfulness in his life and the enjoyment of figuring out Jesus as His Savior. It was his need that each one might come to expertise that pleasure and peace. The 20 years he owned and operated Zwiep’s Greenhouses gave him the chance to share that need with all who labored with and for him. Not solely was his testimony in phrases however typically within the hymns and songs he beloved a lot. He beloved music and it was typically his method to specific his love for Christ not just for his personal pleasure and delight however for these with whom he shared that point of his life.
From 1947 to 1968 Clair served his nation within the Nationwide Guards and completed his navy profession within the Military Reserves. He served his neighborhood as a volunteer firefighter for over 30 years.
Our household is grateful to God for the various years we shared with Dad. We’re particularly grateful for the legacy of Dad’s faithfulness in elevating his kids to know and love the Lord. This was all the time Dad’s prayer and precedence – that his kids and grandchildren and nice grandchildren would love and serve the Lord as effectively. We all know with a blessed assurance that we’ll see Dad once more after we all be part of collectively in heaven someday the place Dad now enjoys life everlasting with Jesus.
Visitation with the prolonged household and pals might be 12:30 -2:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd. Holland, MI 499423. A Celebration of Life Service to comply with starting at 2:00 p.m.
Burial to happen in Graafschap Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clair’s honor could also be given to Holland Christian Faculties at https://hollandchristian.org/donate/ or mailed to 956 Ottawa Ave. Holland, MI 49423 or Resthaven on-line at www/resthaven.org or mail to 948 Washington Ave. Holland, MI 49423.
Posted on-line on January 27, 2023
Revealed in Holland Sentinel