Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry about Brenda`s passing. Brenda will be missed bye many. when
I would go to Family Fare she would all ways chat with me, and Cassie. Brenda
all ways had a big smile. We will miss her deeply .Our heart go`s out to you and
your family. May God Be with you, Crystal, Kate, Arlene and family. Mark you have
all ways been a true friend may God be in your at this time
The Gregory Family
Charley Judy Cassie

Posted by Charles Gregory - Zeeland, MI - Friend   December 06, 2021

Mark, I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Brendas death. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Brenda was my best friend during High School. And even though we didn't see each other much the years since she would reach out to keep contact in some way. I have always considered her a true friend. Brenda was one of the nicest and kindess people I ever knew. I am grateful to have known her. I will miss her.
Whenever I ran into Brenda she talked about her family. Anyone could tell she was proud of and loved you all. Mark, you and your family shared so much life with Brenda. I know she will forever be a part of you.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Theresa Kruithoff - Zeeland, MI - Friend   December 05, 2021

Mark and family, we are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing.
Would see her at Family Fare in Zeeland - always a Hi and chat a bit going to miss that,
Her yearly Christmas card
There no words - truly breaks my heart
Our prayers are you find comfort and peace - she was loved and will be missed.

Posted by Curt and Sharon Bosch - Zeeland, MI - Friend   December 02, 2021

My deepest condolences.
I remember Brenda from my days at Family Fare on Chicago Drive. She always had a smile on her face, friendly and so welcoming. She will be missed.

Posted by Autumn Lehman - Bringhurst, IN - Acquaintance   December 01, 2021

Our sympathy to you Mark and family in the sudden death of Brenda. We thank God that Brenda was a Child of God and now is basking in the Glory of Jesus. I too will miss Brenda's wit and smile. She was always an encourager. May God's peace be with you. I'm retired so give a call any time if you just want company or a cup of coffee. Love you Mark!

Posted by Paul & Alma DeVries - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing, I will hold the family in my prayers, Mark I will continue to think of you and may God give you peace.

Posted by Gary RAAK RAAK - WEST OLIVE, MI - Friend   November 28, 2021

So sorry, she was so sweet and kind,always had a smile on her face

Posted by joyce raab - zeeland, MI - Friend   November 28, 2021

Arlene, so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Brenda, many prayers and my sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Cathy Van Slooten Parmer - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 26, 2021

Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Praying God's peace in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Thomas Haveman - Zeeland, MI - Neighbor   November 26, 2021

Sincere sympathy all of the family of Brenda Z. I saw her for many years at Family Fare and she always had a warm and welcoming smile. Zeeland lost a jewel, for sure.

Posted by Debra Nagelkirk - Zeeland, MI   November 24, 2021


We are so sorry to hear that Brenda has passed so suddenly. To the family we send our deepest sympathies she will be so missed. Arlene to loose Terry and Brenda in such a short time must be so hard. We are praying for you as your family gathers around to comfort each other. May you feel God's presence as you walk this difficult journey. Don and Laurie Newhouse

Posted by Don & Laurie Newhouse - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prays to the family.

Posted by Rene Belin - Coworker   November 24, 2021

Arlene..... so sorry to read of Brenda's passing... I have seen her at FF... brought thoughts of you and our "fun" days at Haven Park!! Hope all is well with you... Again my sincere sympathy and prayers to all of Brenda's family.

Posted by Marcia Hoeksema - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   November 23, 2021

I knew Brenda from Family Fare and from Hope Church. She was a wonderful woman that was so helpful and caring. She loved her family and her church. It is so difficult to believe that the last time I had her in small group laughing with her would be the last time that I would see her alive. So heartbreaking. Knowing that she is with our Lord Jesus helps comfort us. May the family also find comfort in this.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 23, 2021

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Randy and Carrie Aguilar - Friend   November 23, 2021

Brenda was like a second mom to me in high school. She was caring and loving, always made me feel welcome! She loved her family and it was evident. She will be greatly missed and I hope that her family can find peace in their memories of her until they all are reunited again!

Posted by Niki "Sparks" Barlow - Portage, MI   November 23, 2021

Brenda was a special person to everyone who knew her. She would "pick" on me and we would laugh together. I will most certainly miss her. I send my love to her family.

Posted by Mary Pardue - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 22, 2021

Brenda was an amazing lady to know. I knew her from working with her briefly and also my daughter having the privilege of working with her. What a strong lady! Opinionated yes, but made her all the more dear to me. I pray hope and peace for her husband, children and grands. I remember how she felt so strongly about family, and honestly one of the many things I admired about Brenda. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Rebecca Hart - Acquaintance   November 22, 2021