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Current Obituaries



Joanne Klaasen

May 31, 1947 - February 16, 2020

James "Jim" Vande Guchte

October 4, 1960 - February 16, 2020

Jeanette C. Overway

July 17, 1925 - February 15, 2020

Kenneth Gene Wolters

September 3, 1924 - February 15, 2020

Wanda Hoffman

December 22, 1953 - February 14, 2020

Kathleen "Klomparens-Klynstra" Lawson

April 12, 1958 - February 13, 2020

James Van Norden II

December 11, 1948 - February 12, 2020

Dorothy J. Zoerman

March 17, 1931 - February 12, 2020

Leelan Coin

January 31, 1950 - February 10, 2020

Kathie (Mary Kathryn) Spitzley

July 5, 1944 - February 10, 2020

Mildred Koetje

June 9, 1920 - February 9, 2020

Our Staff


James R. Langeland
Senior Licensed Funeral Director

Jim is the fourth generation of Langeland funeral directors and is the father of Mike and Steve.

Michael J. Langeland
Licensed Funeral Director, Vice President, Owner

Mike Langeland, a brother of Steve, serves as the funeral home’s vice president and has more than 14 years of experience as a funeral director. He graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science after earning a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in 1994. Mike also received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2001. Mike and his wife, Amy, are Zeeland residents where they are now raising their four children. The Langelands are active in their church and community. 

Steven J. Langeland
Licensed Funeral Director, Treasurer, Owner

Steve Langeland, a licensed funeral director and brother of Mike Langeland, currently serves as the funeral home’s treasurer. Steve attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1996.  

Steve and his wife, Kathy, and their three boys reside in Holland Township and are members of the Third Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. Steve remains an active member of the church serving as a deacon and Cadet leader. 

Besides spending time with his family, Steve enjoys reading, hunting, fishing and competing in triathlons.

Paul H. Sterenberg
Senior Licensed Funeral Director

Paul H. is the father of John and Paul C., and graduated from Holland Christian High School, Calvin College and Worsham Mortuary School. He is a member of the Bethany Christian Reformed Church, former member of church council and former school board member for Holland Christian Schools.

John G. Sterenberg
Licensed Funeral Director, President, Owner

John Sterenberg, a lifelong Holland resident and brother of Paul C., has worked in the family funeral service for more than 30 years and currently serves as the funeral home’s president. John has been a licensed funeral director since 1988. He graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in Boston (NEI). Prior to attending NEI, John graduated from Calvin College with a BA in Business Administration.

John and his wife, Christy, and their two sons are members of the Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland. In addition to traveling and outdoor sports, John is also active in several community organizations, including the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland.

Paul C. Sterenberg
Licensed Funeral Director, Secretary, Owner

Paul Sterenberg, a lifelong Holland resident and brother of John, has grown up in the family funeral service. He is the funeral home’s secretary and a second-generation licensed funeral director. Paul graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in Boston (NEI) in 1990 after graduating from Calvin College with a BA in Business Sociology.  

Paul, his wife Amy, and their three children, are members of the Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Holland. Paul is a member of the Holland Chamber of Commerce as well as the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee.

Harold (Herk) Diepenhorst
Funeral Director Assistant

Herk attended Holland Christian High School. Prior to working for Langeland-Sterenberg & Yntema Funeral Homes, he worked for the Ottawa County Sheriff Department. Herk is an active member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland.


Mary Yntema-Bouwens
Assistant Secretary

Karen Lucas
Aftercare Specialist

Karen attended Holland Christian High School. She graduated from Calvin College with a B.S. degree in education. Karen was an elementary teacher for 23 years for Holland Christian Schools. She has been associated with Langeland-Sterenberg & Yntema Funeral Homes since 1994.

Susan Schrotenboer
Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Elaine Geerts

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