Obituary: Shirley M. Zeilenga


September 21, 1936 – April 06, 2019

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Shirley M. Zeilenga, nee Olgers, age 82, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Loving wife of the late Thomas J. Zeilenga and the late Gerald R. Heerema. Devoted mother of Wayne (Theresa) Heerema, Brenda (Bryan) DeYoung, Luann (James) Bulthuis, Gayle (Edward) Ritzema, and Karen (David) Rule. Proud grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 9. Dearest sister of Margaret (Melvin) Dokter, Carol (Carl) Dulmes, Earl (Mary) Olgers, Sheila (James) Jones, and the late Beatrice (late Dwayne) Nyenhuis. Kind aunt to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Lambert and Isla Mae Olgers.

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