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Hester (Brondyke) Wickstra

July 28, 1925 ~ March 26, 2020 (age 94)


Angeline Hester (Brondyke) Wickstra, age 94, died on March 26, 2020 at Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan.

Hester was born on July 28, 1925 in New Era, MI.  She graduated from Shelby High School in 1943.  In 1946 Hester married her childhood sweetheart, Howard Wickstra, in the New Era Reformed Church. 

During her married years, Hester lived in Muskegon, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Warsaw, IN, St. Louis, MO, Northbrook, IL, Sarasota, FL, Pentwater, MI, Norton Shores, MI and Holland, MI.  Hester was passionate about bowling, bridge (Life Master) and cross-stitch.

Hester joins her husband of 66 years, Howard Wickstra, parents Peter and Hattie Brondyke and sister Anna Jean Wheeler who went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ before her.  Hester is lovingly remembered by her sons, Gregg (Linda) Wickstra of Sanibel, FL and Donald (Lynn) Wickstra of Hamilton, MI; sister-in-law, Millie Wickstra of Muskegon, MI; grandsons,  Matthew (Keri) Wickstra, Benjamin (Cara) Wickstra and Jason Wickstra; as well as great grandchildren, Avary, Paige, Rylee, Owen, Alina, Emmett and Gabriel; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  Burial will be in New Era Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the New Era Cemetery Association (Attn: Leonard Bratsburg), 9470 East Lane Drive, Montague, MI 49437. 

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