Eileen Jessie Terpstra Herbig

March 1, 1934March 31, 2014
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Eileen Jessie Herbig (Terpstra), aged 80, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Fulton Manor Holland Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Terpstra and Margaret Heyboer; brothers, Donald and Richard Terpstra; sister, Margaret Savage; son, Donald Brydges; and grandson, Jason Mabie. Surviving are her children, Melinda (Robert) Mabie, Pamela Gates, John (Sal) Brydges, Jill (Eric) Anderson, Amy (Tyrone) Williams; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Brydges; sister, Elizabeth (Dennis) Verburg; sisters-in-law, Suzette Axdorff and Bernadette Greitzer; brother-in-law Robert Savage; and her very special boyfriend Art Droski. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and thirteen nieces and nephews. Eileen worked 28 years and retired from Knape and Vogt Manufacturing Company. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Creston Post. Please join the family for visitation on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Reyers North Valley Chapel. Additional visitation will be offered at the funeral home on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 10-11am followed by the funeral service at 11am. Interment in Washington Park. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Fulton Manor Holland Home. For those who wish, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Eileen to Care Resources, 1471 Grace St., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 4, 2014

Eileen Jessie Terpstra Herbig

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April 26, 2015

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Many prayers are sent your way. Janice and Robert H. Savage...Laguna Woods, California

Tina Siciliano-Cadwallader

July 3, 2014

I'm so sorry for this loss of this funny, smart and caring woman. She taught me alot, made me laugh even more! She is now dancing with the stars!

Bill Merritt

April 4, 2014

Our deepest regrets and many prayers are sent your way.

Deb Guin

April 3, 2014

Jack, I am so sorry for your lose my heart goes out to you and your family. Deb Guin

April 3, 2014

To my dear friend Jack. I am so sorry for your loss. I am holding you in prayer. My you and your family find comfort and peace through this difficult time. God bless you all.
Your friend,

Madison Mabie

April 3, 2014

I will always miss my time with my great grandmothe. Our trips to sagatuk will always be a big part of my child hood memories. Lots of love!

Bernadette Greitzer

April 3, 2014

My deepest regrets for your loss, finally at peace is good, will be with you during this time in heart and spirit, love aunt Bernadette

April 2, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss.....I am sure she will be missed.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Savage

Jackie Wood

April 2, 2014

Aunt Betsy, Linda, Pam, Jack, Jill and Amy. Any time I went to Michigan aunt Eileen made a point of seeing me. Family was very important to her and we have lost an important part of our family. My heart aches for you, her grandchildren, extended family and friends.

April 2, 2014

To my dear cousins, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of growing up around Aunt Eileen and all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cathy Dowell