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Current Obituaries



Shanda Botsis

July 23, 1975 - September 21, 2017

Caroline Kreuze

May 11, 1930 - September 21, 2017

Jamis Scott Thompson

September 21, 2017 - September 21, 2017

Elaine Van Zoeren

February 14, 1922 - September 20, 2017

Benjamin "Ben" Caldwell

August 10, 1989 - September 20, 2017

Sokvary Chiv Fort

June 1, 1962 - September 18, 2017

Nathan Jon Marcus

June 16, 1994 - September 17, 2017

Edward Berghorst

September 25, 1930 - September 17, 2017

Roy P. Welton

October 28, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Lavon Visscher

April 13, 1936 - September 14, 2017

Tammie Crum

February 23, 1963 - September 14, 2017

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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