Our Story

Our Mission…to Help in Times of Sorrow.

The funeral is a time to celebrate a life lived and to say farewell to a loved one; it is also a time to begin the process of healing. During the 100-year history of our company, families have found comfort in our dedication to assisting with all aspects of the funeral service. It is our mission to provide a personal, meaningful, and healing funeral or memorial experience for every family…to be innovative, progressive, and proactive in designing a tribute to a life lived…and to accomplish this within the framework of your faith, traditions, and customs.

Then, there is the matter of trust. In a time when emotions are strongly felt, there is comfort in being treated with compassion and respect. This is our commitment to you.


Why Us?

Families Trust Our Tradition of Service.

How do you create a family tradition? It takes time. Over a century, in fact. It takes being a family-owned business, where values are passed from one generation to the next. At Langeland-Sterenberg & Yntema Funeral Homes, our family tradition of service has been evolving for over 100 years.

Often, it’s possible to judge a business by what it is not. We are not part of a chain. We are not a single location among hundreds in a conglomerate. We have no obligation to any out-of-state “main office.” Families who are suddenly faced with planning a funeral appreciate our assurance that our only obligation is to you, and we will attend to your needs at any hour of the day or night.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Our Families Serving Yours.

Choosing a funeral home is not something families do every day. But when the need arises, and a decision must be made, families are reassured by our reputation as a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, and our adherence to the Code of Good Funeral Practice. Over the years, families have also been comforted by our affiliation with the International Order of the Golden Rule and the Trust 100 Network. These organizations are composed only of family-owned, independent funeral homes, with deep connections to their respective communities. When families experience the loss of a loved one, the most important quality they desire in funeral service is completely personal attention. John Sterenberg, Paul C. Sterenberg, Mike Langeland and Steve Langeland are committed to providing services founded on compassion, dignity, and the most profound attention to your needs and wishes.

Our Mission…to Help in Times of Sorrow.

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

The funeral is a time to celebrate a life lived and to say farewell to a loved one; it is also a time to begin the process of healing. During the 100-year history of our company, families have found comfort in our dedication to assisting with all aspects of the funeral service. It is our mission to provide a personal, meaningful, and healing funeral or memorial experience for every family…to be innovative, progressive, and proactive in designing a tribute to a life lived…and to accomplish this within the framework of your faith, traditions, and customs.

Then, there is the matter of trust. In a time when emotions are strongly felt, there is comfort in being treated with compassion and respect. This is our commitment to you.

Stories from our Valued Staff

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

John Sterenberg

John Sterenberg

Partner-Funeral Director
Paul C Sterenberg

Paul C Sterenberg

Partner-Funeral Director
Michael Langeland

Michael Langeland

Partner/Funeral Director
Steve Langeland

Steve Langeland

Partner-Funeral Director
Sue Schrotenbroer

Sue Schrotenbroer

Advance Funeral Planner
Mia Wielenga

Mia Wielenga

Funeral Director
Burton Bolt

Burton Bolt

Funeral Director
Tim Vreeman

Tim Vreeman

Funeral Arranger
James Langeland

James Langeland

Former partner- Retired Funeral Director
Mary Bouwens

Mary Bouwens

Funeral and Visitation Attendant
Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Administrative-Zeeland Location
Jan De Kleine

Jan De Kleine

Visitation Greeter and Funeral Assistant
Kathie Helder

Kathie Helder

Accounting
Judy Terpstra

Judy Terpstra

Administrative
Kenni Biaauw

Kenni Biaauw

Funeral and Visitation Attendant
Thelma Hoekman

Thelma Hoekman

Visitation Greeter
Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Funeral Assistant
Roger Sneller

Roger Sneller

Funeral and Visitation Attendant
Herk Diepenhorst

Herk Diepenhorst

Funeral Assistant/Retired Funeral Arranger
Al Dannenberg

Al Dannenberg

Visitation Greeter
Elaine Geerts

Elaine Geerts

Administrative - Holland location

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