Bernard Steensma, 1942-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bernard Steensma of Hollandale, born May 11, 1942, translated to glory on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Bernard was a farmer near Hollandale until he retired in 2004.

Bernard Steensma

Bernard Steensma

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Hattie Steensma.

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He is survived by brothers Andy (Phyllis) and Elvin (Connie); and sister, Joann (Tom) Verstraete. He was a fantastic uncle to his 10 nephews and nieces, to whom he gave total acceptance and loving mentoring. This love had also been given to the 18 great-nephews and nieces who idolized him. He left them with a great legacy that will not be forgotten.

Services of celebration will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church in Hollandale. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Hollandale Christian School or the charity of your choice. Online condolences are welcome at