Mildred J. Ezinga

September 11, 1930June 4, 2021

Mildred Jean Ezinga (Helmholdt) passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the age of 90 at Byron Manor, Byron Center. She was born September 11, 1930 in Dorr, MI. Millie was preceded in death by her parents Titus and Adrianna Helmholdt; husband, Norman Ezinga; daughter, Sandy Ezinga; sister, Betty VanderWeide; and infant grandson, Adam Ezinga.

She will be remembered by her children Bob (Joan) Ezinga, Barb Catania (friend, Jerry), Mike (Lori) Ezinga, Dave (Barb) Ezinga; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Don (Mary) Helmholdt, Marian (Gene) Piers, Carol Dykstra, Floyd (Jane) Helmholdt; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

We want to thank the staff at Byron Center Manor and Faith Hospice for their care of Mom. Visitation with relatives and friends will take place from 12 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home, 2067 84th Street, Byron Center, MI 49315. A Celebration of Millie’s Life will take place immediately following at 2 p.m. In honor of Millie and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Middleville Christian Reformed Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021


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Marian Piers

June 13, 2021

We would like to express our sympathy in the loss of your mother. We enjoyed visiting with her and will miss the good times we had.

Gene and Marian Piers

Jill Piers

June 13, 2021

We are thinking of you at this difficult time of loss and remembering times spent together during Holidays and other family events filled with laughter and love. May you find peace in these memories and know that we care.

Jill and Ira

Denise Gersonde

June 7, 2021

Barb and family, my sincere condolensces on the passing of your mother. Prayers for strength and comfort to you and all the family. Your mother will live on in the hearts and cherished memories of all whose lives she touched. May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and bring you peace and comfort. RIP dear lady, fly high with the angels.

vickie rick

June 5, 2021

my prayers for the family. i enjoyed Millie so much. heaven is blessed by her gentle heart.