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Eibert Miersma

March 6, 1920 November 15, 2016
Eibert Miersma
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Eibert's funeral service has been moved to Saturday, November 19, at 10:00 AM at the Christian Reformed Church in Pipestone. If you could please make an effort to contact any friends or family that you know were planning on attending so that as many people can be made aware as possible the family would appreciate it.

EIBERT MIERSMA was born to Charles and Nettie (Lokhorst) Miersma on March 6, 1920 on the family farm in Fountain Prairie Township near Holland, Minnesota where he was raised and attended country school. Upon completion of his education, he helped on the family farm. On January 15, 1947, he was united in marriage to Helen Blom at the Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg, Minnesota. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed in Fountain Prairie Township until their retirement in 1990. At that time, they moved into Pipestone, Minnesota; but Eibert continued to help on the farm. In August of 2009, Helen preceded Eibert in death and he continued to live in Pipestone. In July of 2014, he moved into Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Minnesota where he resided until he passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the age of 96 years, eight months, and nine days.

Eibert was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Pipestone. He served on several church boards and on the school board. He loved to farm and spent his time working on the farm. He was an avid reader, and he enjoyed watching television. He enjoyed spending time with family by visiting or playing games. He had a gentle soul with a content smile. He especially liked to feed the birds and squirrels. Eibert faithfully trained his family in the Christian faith, and then witnessed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren following that faith as well.

He is lovingly remembered by his three children, ten grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Late Emalene (Russell) Tinklenberg, her family:
Ron (Amy) Tinklenberg – Ryllen, Cullen
Renae Snyder – Colin, Christopher
Rick Tinklenberg

Curtis (Wanda) Miersma of Woodstock, Minnesota and his family:
Chad (Steffanie) Miersma – Cadance, Hanna
Jason (Nicole) Miersma – Madylyn, Colby

Ila Mae (Rich) Muyskens of Edgerton, Minnesota and her family:
Travis (Kim) Muyskens – Olivia, Ethan, Elliot
Tanya (Ben) Reyelts – Noah, Emy, Rachel
Trella (Ken) Honken – Meredith, Macy

Duane (Grace) Miersma of Ruthton, Minnesota and his family:
Brooke (Corey) Van Essen – Cameron
Britney Miersma

He is also survived by one brother, Harold (JoAnn) Miersma of Kentwood, Michigan; and one sister, Norma Jean Slegers (who died on Wednesday, November 16, 2016) of Hills, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Emalene Tinklenberg; one granddaughter, Faith Miersma; one brother, Paul Miersma; three sisters, Harriet Kas, Wilma Jenkins, and Caroline Spronk; and one son-in-law, Russell Tinklenberg.

Memorials will be directed to World Renew/World Hunger or a charity of your choice.

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4:00 PM 11/17/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/17/2016 7:00:00 PM
Christian Reformed Church - Pipestone

800 2nd Ave. SE
Pipestone, MN 56164

Christian Reformed Church - Pipestone
800 2nd Ave. SE Pipestone 56164 MN
United States





10:30 AM 11/18/2016 10:30:00 AM
Christian Reformed Church - Pipestone

800 2nd Ave. SE
Pipestone, MN 56164

Christian Reformed Church - Pipestone
800 2nd Ave. SE Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

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Holland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Holland, MN
Holland, MN 56139

Holland, MN Holland 56139 MN
United States

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