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Randall Lee Wabeke, age 69, completed his assignments here on earth on January 20, 2018 and he returned to his Creator. Randy was co-owner of Zeeland Motor Supply, and CARQUEST of Holland. He operated Zeeland Motor Supply for 46 years. He left a great legacy to his daughters by working with them daily. Many people have coined him as a man of integrity. Randy was Co-Administrator of Fishers of Men Ministries for 19 years. Randy always loved helping people, and was a compassionate, hard worker.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene Wabeke; children, Lori (Rustin) Dykstra, Sherrie Wabeke, and Michelle (Daniel) Lubbers; grandchildren, Alysha, Ephraim, Isaac, Trayton, Kyler, and Malea; mother, Beatrice Wabeke; siblings, Lila (Robert) Brunink, Lee (Jan) Wabeke, Garry Wabeke, Carol (Jim) Marcus, Mary (Robert) Kruithof, Carl (Rhonda) Staat, and David Staat; mother-in-law, Ruth Staat; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

A private family gathering will take place to honor Randy’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Fishers of Men Ministries, 210 West Main Avenue, Zeeland, 49464.

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Randy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:
Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Paul & Melissa Kroll on January 23, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Randy will truly be missed.

  2. Linda Rottschafer on January 23, 2018 at 8:08 am

    My deepest sympathy to all of Randy’s family. I was truly saddened when his sister Lila contacted me that Randy went to his eternal home on Saturday. Cherished memories of Randy will be held in each of your heart’s forever.

  3. Jan on January 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thougths and prayers in the hard days ahead. I lost my dad at the age of 67 to the same cancer. Praying that you will find the love and peace of Christ as you face the future. Jan De Fouw

  4. Pete and Sue Zwyghuizen on January 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was a wonderful, quiet caring man. We will miss him at the store and bringing donations to Fishers of Men. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  5. Rodney Hulst on January 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss seeing him at the store.

  6. Dawn Brinker on January 24, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    We would like to express our condolences to the Wabeke Family. We were a customer of Randy’s for many years and appreciated how he did business. We will be thinking of you. Your many friends at Ron Meyer & Associates Excavating, Inc.

  7. Jason Wolters on January 24, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. A friend & classmate of mine @ ZHS. Always enjoyed seeing him at the store and was very helpful every time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his family at Zeeland Motor Supply.

  8. Carol Brower on January 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss you have my sympathy

  9. Ron & Barb Ellens Family on January 24, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Your families are in our prayers and you have our sympathy. Sorry for you loss.

  10. Donna (Yancey) VandeVusse on January 24, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Randy was always there for many he will surely be missed by many more my greatest sympathies to all your family is in my prayers

  11. Dale & Pat Garvelink on January 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Darlene and family…so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. We will continue to keep your families in our prayers.

  12. Larry Smith on January 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Sorry for your loss. I will miss Randy’s friendly smile and upbeat attitude whenever I visited the store. He will truly be missed.

  13. Bob FRIESWYK on January 25, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was a classmate at Zeeland Christian. You have my sympathy.

  14. Lynn Osborn on January 25, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my prayers

  15. Cathy Van Dam on January 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I was saddened to read of Randys life on earth had ended, but rejoice in his new life in Heaven. Lots of really great memories at ZHS, the help he gave to so many in bookkeeping with Miss Lloyd, his tree shack, and car rides. My sympathy to the family and prayers for love and peace to all. Cathy Van Dam. Sun Lakes, Arizona

  16. Jolanta Rynsburger on January 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Sending heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Randy. He was a classmate of mine. I didn’t know him well, but always remember his smile. Prayers for comfort.

  17. Cindy Whittecar/Zeeland Lanes on January 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Randy will be dearly missed on the Tuesday Nite Community league, prayers for his family. He was a kind soul.

  18. Amy Woods on January 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I just was told of the news of Randys homecoming.
    Words cant express what Im feeling at the moment…..except to say Im thinking strongly of you Darlene, and your family and will certainly keep you in my prayers in the days ahead.
    Randy was the greatest example of Jesus to us all!
    I will forever be grateful for you both!

  19. Ephraim on February 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Grandpa will be missed but it is good to know that he is in a better place and has no pain. Grandpa was the only Grandpa I had growing up. We shared many memories and fun times that I will never forget. I could always come to Grandpa if I needed something. If you are reading this Grandpa please know that I LOVE YOU.
    With much love, Ephraim Dykstra (Grandson, 13)

  20. Lori on February 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Hey Dad … I love you so much and I miss you…I am glad you are not in pain anymore, but you are around to take care of us in spirit. Thank you for all of the great things you taught us over the years. Thank you for always being kind and caring each day. Thank you for being a GREAT FATHER. Unconditional love that you showed was well received. The boys are growing fast and taking care of things as you taught them too. Thank you for being a great dad.. grandpa and mentor… Love you always… Lori

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