August 16, 1927 – January 8, 2019
Elmer Oudemolen, age 91, of Holland passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Elmer was a veteran of WWII, past president of Dads of Foreign Service Veterans, lifetime member of the VFW post 2144, and one of the founders of OAR-inc. He was preceded in death by his wife Cora Oudemolen; sons Mark Oudemolen, David Oudemolen, Brian Oudemolen; great granddaughter Ariyanna Oudemolen. He is survived by his sons Eric and Cher Oudemolen, Gary and Annette Oudemolen; daughter-in-law Sandy Oudemolen; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; in-laws Larry and Marcia Zoerman, Dorothy Zoerman, Leona Zoerman, Shari Zoerman; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:00 am at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St. in Holland with Rev. James Admiral officiating. Interment will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the family.
- Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
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January 14, 2019
I have many wonderful memories of Elmer. We worked together at Hubbell Manufacturing in Zeeland, way back in the early '70's. I was the factory supt. and he was the cabinet room foreman (that's my memory at least). Working together, we got to know each other quickly and shared many a laugh and also many a serious moment sharing his past experiences. I'm now 80, so he was 11 years older than I and we bonded deeply and shared many a testimony to God's grace and healing. He was a blessing to me!
January 13, 2019
Elmer and Cora were special. My own declining health prevents me from being present either at Elmer's visitation hours or at his funeral.
Elmer as a member of the board of the League of Christian Laymen, about 13 years ago, offered support and encouragement that enabled me-- then as a representative of the Middle East Reformed Fellowship - to make a successful presentation to his board.