Vanderveen, Marisa Alison (November 8,1974)


On December 6, 2007 Marisa’s cancer was taken away by Jesus. 


Marisa was happily married to Mendelt Hoekstra for almost 10 years. 


She is the beloved mother of our children, Zion, Jacoba and Zekijah.


Marisa is the daughter of Chris and Ann VanderVeen, the sister to Monica and Greg Vandertuin and sister to Christy VanderVeen.


Marisa is the daughter-in-law to Gerzinus and Jeannetta Hoekstra and sister-in-law to Frances and James Olson, John and Henri Hoekstra, Monique Hoekstra and Alec Home-Douglas, Jacoba and Peter Doris and Klaas and Tanya Hoekstra.


Marisa is the favourite aunt of 15 nieces and nephews.


Marisa wanted those who loved her to know how much she appreciated all the many saints who surrounded her over the past 33 years. 


Marisa does not have cancer anymore. 


Shine on Marisa, shine on.


Visitation will be Friday 7-9p.m., Saturday 3-5p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Fruitland Christian Reformed Church.  (


A memorial donation can be made to a trust fund for our children Zion, Jacoba and Zekijah.

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