OBITUARY

Steven R. Driesenga

February 17, 1957May 13, 2019
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Steven R. Driesenga, age 62 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Steve was a jokester at heart, loved to play softball and basketball, and had a passion for the University of Michigan Athletics. He worked for Batts and Stone Plastics. Steve enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Harvey Driesenga; father-in-law Gerald Polinskey; and brother-in-law David Polinskey.

Surviving are his beloved wife Vicki Driesenga; his son Chad Driesenga; and his daughter Tiffany Driesenga; granddaughter Tristan; mother Goldie Driesenga; siblings, Marlene (Wayne) Sneller, Ron (Sheila) Driesenga, Linda (Bill) Casey, Kathy (Kevin) Fuglseth, Bonnie (Terry) Gruppen, Jim (Judie) Driesenga; mother-in-law Marilyn Polinskey; in-laws Gary (Deb) Polinskey, Rick (Cindy) Polinskey, Tim (Sheri) Polinskey, Joane Polinskey, Dawn Polinskey; many extended family and friends.

In honor of Steve’s love for Michigan, please dress informal in your favorite Michigan gear to visitation and his celebration of life service.

A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be 11:00am Monday, May 20, 2019 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St., Zeeland. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Ten Brink. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery

Visitation will be Sunday, May 19 from 4-7pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St., Holland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Hospital Hepatology Program for Liver research.

Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Driesenga family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, May 20, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Carl Tibaldi

May 19, 2019

Steve
He was a great man to work with. I'm gonna miss him greatly.
Carl

Alisha Miller

May 17, 2019

I have had the pleasure of working with Steve for almost 15 years. Steve was a very caring selfless man. He always had a smile on his face when i seen him. Not a day would go by at work were Steve wouldn't crack a joke to me which always made me smile no matter what mood i was in. He was always calling me kiddo and every time I seen him he would always say "Hey kiddo". Steve will forever hold a place in my heart and i will miss him dearly. I am so thankful for the time I had working with him. There will never be another like him. There is such a void with him not being around. I miss him daily.

Beverly Sandoval

May 16, 2019

I remember when we would have 4th of July over at the farm. And how much fun we had playing out side. And all the food we got to eat. Just being together was lot of fun. Steve and I graduated together. May God be with The family through out this time . You are in my prays

Sue Hamberg

May 16, 2019

Steve, I worked with you at Batts and Stone Plastics. I will always remember your great big SMILE. It feels empty without you already. Heaven gained an angel on Monday, May 13. May God grant your family peace and to know that He is in control. Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. You were such a great asset to our company and will be dearly missed.

God Bless.

Theresa DeRoo

May 16, 2019

Steve was such a great joy to say "Good Morning" to each and every day at Stone Plastics. I had to push him to smile, but he always had a great outlook on the day and was a positive role model for many.

Oh the days when I let you know that you just might not have good facial color OR your lips were slightly blue and you just said "Oh I'm Fine and I am NOT going home!!"... Mother Theresa, with the help of my partner in crime Mike, made you go home to rest. (Steve only stayed mad at us for a few days)

You are in a better place now with no pain. Watch over all of us my friend. I look forward to meeting you at the heavenly gates with a BIG smile!! I miss you more than words can say.

Continued prayers for Steve's dear family and friends.

Maria Velez

May 16, 2019

Im really sorry for your loss, steve was a great man and coworker God bless you and give you strength.

Jeff Toliver

May 16, 2019

Steve always had a smile on his face.

Deb Smith

May 16, 2019

I remember the times from camping at Little Switzerland.Always had a smile or a smart remark for me .

Justin OBrien

May 15, 2019

Steve was a good friend of my dad Bill O'Brien. My siblings and I were at a lot of the softball games and we thought Steve was the coolest because he would always be on his motorcycle. He will be greatly missed.

Laurie Luke

May 15, 2019

Fun times working at Batts, and going to watch softball games.

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