Cynthia Kollen, 93

Cynthia Kollen, 93, of Saugatuck, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Cynthia was born May 9, 1926, in Zeeland to Jacob and Margaretha Van Dorp. She graduated from Zeeland High School and on Sept. 19, 1953, she married Benjamin Kollen. 

Ben and Cindy opened Country Store Antiques in Saugatuck in 1953 and the Kollen family still owns their store 66 years later. 

In 2009, Ben preceded her in death. 

Cindy was a lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland.

She is survived by her daughter, Margo Kollen of Gobles; her son, Bentley and Anne Kollen (Morgan, Jonathan, Nathan, Ethan) of Zeeland; her son, Carlton and Rachael Kollen (Andrew, Christine and fiancé Nate De Zwaan, Elizabeth) of Holland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m., at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St., Zeeland. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.

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