Stijntje Riet Zeevaart

June 15, 1935November 7, 2013

Riet Zeevaart Hummelstown, PA Formerly of Holt, MI

It is with sadness that we mourn the passing of Stijntje Rietje Zeevaart on November 7, 2013. Riet is survivied by her son, Scott (Brenda) Zeevaart; two grandsons, Luke and Noah, and her sister Ans vanDoesburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jan.

She was born on June 15, 1935 to the late Williem and Maria vanGemede in Bennekom, The Netherlands.

Riet was a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Nursing and was a beloved mother and Oma.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing followed by interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 12, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will also be visitation one half hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stijntje Riet Zeevaart

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November 13, 2013

Dear Scott and Family, We are so saddened to read of Riet's passing. We always enjoyed our conversations, her humor and her spunkiness!. We were honored that she stopped by to visit when she was here to close on her house. She was a Peach! Our condolences to you. David and Linda Rothermel (Holt Auto Clinic).

November 12, 2013

I am sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am Amy Pierce Cassiday's mom. Jane Doty

November 12, 2013

Dear Scott and family, My thoughts are with you as your mourn your mother and Oma and I mourn the passing of my long-time friend, Riet. We met in Pasadena in 1961 and then again in the Lansing area from 1965 onwards until 2012 (when your mother moved to be near you) where our husbands work colleagues and friends.
I regret that I can only be with you in my thoughts today and tomorrow as you lay your mother to rest near your father.
With lots of love and sincere sympathy, Gaby Kende