OBITUARY

Billy Edward Berends

15 April, 194429 April, 2021
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Bill Berends, age 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nellie Zuverink and grandson, Benji. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernetta Berends; children Cheryl (Randy) Smith (Nate and Tabi, Rachael and Adam, Alex, Tiffany, Marquise, Darius, Henryk), Missy (Bill) Palmatter (Kelsey, Colby, Hunter), Heidi Poll (Brianna and Nathan, Holden); great-grandchildren Kace, Jamieson, and Kameron; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Friendship Christian Reformed Church, 190 100th St. SE, Byron Center, MI 49315. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Friendship CRC, with visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 5 May , 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 6 May , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 6 May , 2021

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Luanne Buikema

16 May 2021

I got to call this man Dad, even though he was not mine. He treated me like a daughter often, even though I was not his. His child, Cheryl, was a great friend growing up and now. Missy and Heidi were sweet little sisters for me to enjoy too. I am so privileged to have known his sweet spirit and know I will see him again. He gets to enjoy Heaven with our Savior and Lord and with my parents as well. Can't wait to see you again sweet Bill! Rest in peace my friend.

Sincerely,
Luanne Buikema

Carol and Ken Smith

4 May 2021

We have been blessed to share grandchildren with Bill and Bea. The grandkids are the best and I know Bill thought so too. Although he was the quiet one, we will miss him at our family gatherings. Our prayers are for Bea, Cheryl, Missy, and Heide, their spouses, and family. May you all be blessed with God's peace.

Mary Wysocki

3 May 2021

Heidi,
So sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He is now in God’s arms. Try to find peace in knowing this and cherish all of your memories of him.
Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Mary Wysocki

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