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Our Obituaries

Jason P. VanderWoude

March 18, 1986 - December 10, 2018

Jason VanderWoude, age 32, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at his home. Jason was employed at Meijer, Inc. and enjoyed fantasy football, online gaming and his cat, Hobbes. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna Wyngarden, Samuel and Antoinette VanderWoude, and uncle, David Wyngarden. Jason is survived by his: Parents George and Deborah...
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Evelyn Huisman

August 31, 1930 - December 9, 2018

Evelyn Huisman, age 88, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; daughter, Wilma Hirdes; and son, Dennis Huisman. She is survived by her children; Minerva (Gerhard) Griffioen, Ken Huisman, Amy (David) Breuker, son-in-law, Randall Hirdes; daughter-in-law, Jean Huisman; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation is 6:00 –...
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Pat Lampen

February 2, 1950 - December 8, 2018

Pat Lampen, age 68, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 8, 2018 after a 3 month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; her children and grandchildren: Mike Lampen (Riley and Cody), Chip Lampen (Jager, Trent, Kenedy and Taylor), Julie and Zac Prys (Hailey and Mason); her siblings: Tom and Barb Vander Bie, Mark Vander Bie,...
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David Ramirez

September 6, 1966 - December 6, 2018

David Ramirez, age 52 of Fruitport, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He was also an excellent cook. He loved being outdoors, fishing and watching the Chicago Bears. David is survived by his wife, Jeri Ramirez; children: David Ramirez and Mia Ramirez; step-children:...
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Norman Barkel

July 20, 1930 - December 5, 2018

Norman Gene Barkel died peacefully at his home on December 5, 2018 in Zeeland, MI at the age of 88. Norm was born on July 20, 1930 in Overisel, MI to Silas and Sadie Barkel. He married Thelma Voorhorst in 1954, and they made their home in Zeeland. They were blessed with four boys: David, Timothy, Daniel, and Matthew. One of their favorite family activities was camping on the weekends. After...
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Linda Pikaart

June 7, 1942 - December 5, 2018

Linda Pikaart, age 76, of Forest Grove, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tom; her children: Mike and Jennifer Pikaart, Michelle and Chuck Steenwyk and Scott and Cindy Pikaart; her grandchildren: Hannah, Marissa and Kristen Pikaart; Bradley, Christopher and Andrea Steenwyk and Cameron and Madison Pikaart; her brother Al...
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Brantly A. Speet

June 3, 1990 - December 4, 2018

Brantly A. Speet age 28, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was a 2009 graduate of Hamilton High School and was the manager of Fast Track Car Wash and Detailing for 10 years where he greeted everyone with a smile, while working daily with his father. His faith in Jesus runs deep and he was quick to point out God's love for all people. He loved riding his Harley's and would give...
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Robert "Bob" Beagle

April 25, 1942 - December 4, 2018

Robert "Bob" Beagle, age 76 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a strong faith in God and was active at Greene Road Church in Goshen, Indiana for 47 years. After retirement and moving to Holland, Bob and his wife Nancy joined Harderwyk Ministries. Bob was always ready with sound advice (spiritual and financial) for...
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Warren K. Parker

February 15, 1930 - December 3, 2018

Warren Kendall Parker (Pete) age 88, of Holland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 3, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio. Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia (Brunn), daughters, Jill Kempter of Grand Rapids, Jennifer Ernst (Darryl) of Richmond, Virginia, Sarah Schuch of Holland, Gretchen Parker of Oxford, Ohio; four...
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Naomi Diemer

August 4, 1937 - December 3, 2018

Naomi Diemer, age 81, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 and is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Naomi is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harold Diemer and daughter; Maree Brink. She is survived by son; Bruce (Kim) Diemer; daughter, Beverlee Kirberg; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, and nieces. ...
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LaDelle (Lu) Postma

March 13, 1932 - November 30, 2018

LaDelle Jean (Lu) Postma, 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. LaDelle (Lu) was born March 13, 1932, in Zeeland, to Martin and Agnes (Postma) Schaafsma. She graduated from Zeeland High School and later married James Postma. Lu and Jim raised their three sons in Zeeland. They were members of First Christian Reformed Church where Lu was a former member of the choir. In...
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Ryan Boerman

December 30, 1991 - November 28, 2018

Ryan Boerman, age 26, of Bentheim, fixed his eyes on Jesus as he shed off his vent, stepped out of his wheelchair, and ran across the finish line into the arms of Jesus. He completed the race with perseverance that the Lord marked out for him on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He joined his beloved aunt, Kim Betten, who has also completed the race. Ryan graduated from Hamilton High School...
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Matthew Gene VanDyk

March 24, 1995 - November 25, 2018

Matthew Gene VanDyk, age 23, of Overisel, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his home. Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Henry VanDyk and Gene Oosterveld. Matthew is survived by his: Parents Thomas and Irene VanDyk of Overisel Grandmothers Jean VanDyk of Hudsonville Henny Oosterveld of Jenison Siblings Laura (Jerry) Bosch of Hamilton Andrea...
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Tang Vongphachanh

April 12, 1951 - November 24, 2018

Tang Vongphachanh, 67, of Zeeland, died Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home Services are 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423. Visitation is 4-6 pm, Friday, November 30, also at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, Holland.
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Cornelius "Neil" Van Heest

September 22, 1932 - November 23, 2018

REV. CORNELIUS A. (NEIL) VAN HEEST, age 86, of Holland On Friday afternoon, November 23, Neil ran straight into the arms of his Lord. Under Hospice care at his Lakeside Vista residence, he was surrounded by the bedside gathering of 20 family members. He ran his race well throughout his 86 years. His high school and Hope College athletic prowess included varsity letters in Cross Country. ...
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Helen Hasty

September 1, 1927 - November 23, 2018

Helen Hasty, age 91, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Helen was a hardworking and loving mom and worked for Hart & Cooley her entire career. She ended her time there as a welder. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and garage sale shopping particularly with her sister. She lived to bless her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her son; Mike Smith;...
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Jean Davis

August 12, 1926 - November 22, 2018

Jean Davis, age 92 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Millard Davis in 1981. Jean is survived by her children: Colleen and Brad Grenier of Holland, MI, Mark and Sherry Davis of Louisville, KY, Jim and Sandy Davis of Menominee, MI, and Cindy Furlong of Marinette, WI; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; and brother Elmer...
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Henriette Heck

December 29, 1926 - November 21, 2018

Henriette Heck, age 91, of Bentheim, passed away and entered into Glory, Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Henriette was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Heck, in 2008, and three of their children. Henriette was a longtime member of Bentheim Reformed Church. Henriette was a patriotic woman and loved and honored veterans, having been the proud mother of a veteran. She is survived by...
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Anne Billings

May 3, 1935 - November 19, 2018

Anne Billings, age 83, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 and is now with her Lord and Savior. Anne was a caring mother who loved her family. She moved to the Holland area about 6 years ago to be near family. She maintained a great sense of humor, was sweet and nice throughout life. She ran to her own clock and always showed up on "her time". She will be dearly missed. Anne is...
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Louise I. Rowan

May 21, 1928 - November 19, 2018

Louise I. Rowan, born May 21, 1928 in Chicago, IL went peacefully with her Lord and Savior on November 19, 2018. She was preceded by her husband of 61 years, Vernon in 2012, her son-in-law John Ver Duin and her nephew Scott Nienhuis. Louise retired from Griffin Elementary School in Grand Haven where she served as librarian. In retirement she and her husband moved to Holland, they joined Christ...
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Samantha "Sam" Empson

March 29, 1980 - November 17, 2018

Samantha "Sam" Empson, age 38 unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Sam graduated from West Ottawa High School and received her Associates degree from Davenport University. She was employed by Meijer Corp. Pharmacy. She loved her family and spending time with them which made her a beloved aunt by her many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, Dutch Dance, and...
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John E.N. Howard

July 8, 1919 - November 16, 2018

Dr. John E.N. Howard, age 99, of Holland, Passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Holland Hospital. John served in the US Army during WWII and was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Hettie Howard; son, Steven John Howard, in 1983; and wife, Lillian J. (nee Vander Heuvel) Howard, in 1981; as well as all his siblings. John is survived by his wife, Adelia "Dede" Howard; son,...
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Will Murphy

February 1, 1969 - November 15, 2018

Will "Mac" Murphy, age 49, of Holland, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Marietta, GA. Will was born on February 1, 1969 to Annie Mae Murphy (mother) and Will McLaurin (father, deceased). Will accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 15, Prince of Peace M.B.C. Will attended Cameron Elementary School and Collins High School. In the early years of his life Will met...
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Stanley R. Louwsma

September 21, 1926 - November 15, 2018

Stanley R. Louwsma, 92, of Drenthe, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. Stan was born September 21, 1926, in Drenthe, to Albert and Henrietta (Nykamp) Louwsma. Stan served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. In 1949, he married Gertrude Sneller and they raised their family in Drenthe. He worked as a wood furniture finisher at Colonial Clock and at Sligh Furniture. Stan also did...
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Bryan Stegenga

April 12, 1959 - November 14, 2018

Bryan Stegenga, age 59 of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Bryan is a member of North Holland Reformed Church and was a long time resident of Harbor House. Bryan had a love for the Detroit Tigers, Happy Days and bowling. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Dorris and Henrietta Stegenga; brother-in-law, Roy Velderman; and brother, Daniel Stegenga. Bryan is...
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Debra Jacobs

May 7, 1960 - November 13, 2018

Debra Jacobs, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Debra graduated from Holland High School and earned her bachelors of Finance at Northern Michigan University. She worked for American Airlines for over 35 years and lived in the Chicago area. She was an extremely intelligent and hard working woman throughout her life. Debra was preceded in death by her father, Glen Jacobs. ...
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Patricia De Haan

August 16, 1949 - November 10, 2018

Patricia De Haan, age 69, of Borculo, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carson; her children: Craig De Haan, Lorrie Knoll, Barry and Amy De Haan, Danielle and Josh Franks; Alladin and Chyanna De Haan; grandchildren: Matthew and Julie De Haan, Devan and Conrad Freeman, Abigail De Haan and one great granddaughter Shelby De Haan;...
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Aaron Lee Green

October 5, 1989 - November 9, 2018

Aaron Lee Green, age 29, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Trish Green, his children: Brenson Baker and Thea Green; his mother Ronda and Ron Hunt; his sister Amber Hunt; his grandmother Violet Green; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Todd and Carrie Bouma; his sister-in-law April Spangler and aunts, uncles and cousins. Aaron loved spending...
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Richard Vandervelde

October 31, 1938 - November 9, 2018

Richard A. Vandervelde, age 80, died on November 9, 2018. Richard was born in Waxahachie, Texas. His parents, Ben and Fran Vandervelde, were on the faculty of Trinity University. As musicians, they fostered a lifelong interest and participation in music. Growing up in Indianola, Iowa, he graduated from Indianola High School in 1956. During his high school years, he met Phyllis J. White and...
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Wilma G. Vannette

June 22, 1923 - November 7, 2018

Wilma G. Vannette, age 95, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1980. Wilma was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and former member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She was active in the Ladies Guild and the OPUS group. She is survived by her children, Chuck Vannette of Newaygo, Phil and...
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Sarah A. Schrotenboer

March 11, 1921 - November 6, 2018

Sarah (Styf) Schrotenboer, age 97, of Holland, Michigan, entered the presence of the Lord she loved on November 06, 2018. Sarah was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on March 11, 1921 to John and Jennie Styf. In 1940, she married Albert Schrotenboer. Sarah was a mother to three children. She was a creative woman and loved cooking, sewing, and gardening. She worked with her husband in their family...
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Jon Beltman

September 23, 1957 - November 5, 2018

Jon Beltman, age 61, of Zeeland, loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane; his children: Tim Beltman and Megan Beltman; his siblings: Lu Beltman, Patti Beltman and Tom and KayLynn Beltman; father-in-law Bill Hodson; brother and sister-in-law: Doug and Joanie Hodson and Linda Hodson and Gwen Garrison and several...
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Douangsy Sombounsouk

March 1, 1965 - November 5, 2018

Douangsy Sombounsouk, age 53, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 also at the funeral home.
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Edward F. Havlik

March 26, 1944 - November 3, 2018

EDWARD F. HAVLIK, 74 Edward F. Havlik, born March 26, 1944, died peacefully at his home in Holland, Michigan on November 3, 2018, surrounded by family and a lifetime of friends. Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy (Garnhart) Havlik; children: Laurie and Andy Bulson of Inverness, IL, Matthew Havlik of Holland, MI, and John and Kristi Havlik of Missoula, MT; 7 grandchildren: Drew, Maddy, and...
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Janna Nauta

January 1, 1948 - November 1, 2018

Janna Nauta, age 70 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born on January 1, 1948 in Friesland, Netherlands. She moved to the United States in 1953 with her family. Janna was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church, and loved to share her candy with all of the children in the church. Janna also worked as a teacher's aide and laborer at Kandu Industries. Janna was...
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Donald "Don" Bronsink

July 9, 1936 - October 31, 2018

Donald Lee (Don) Bronsink age 82, of Holland, went to sleep in Jesus on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Don was the son of Gerrit and Mary Bronsink who preceded him in death along with his 11 siblings. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Grand Haven and Holland. He worked in construction and remodeling prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the Army serving active...
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Herbert Stewart

February 14, 1932 - October 31, 2018

Missionary / Evangelist Herbert Stewart, 86 went on to his Heavenly home on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Herb had a passion for his grandchildren and his greatest desire was for each and every one of them to live a life for Christ. Herb traveled the globe with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ, both sharing and showing the love of Christ. He will be deeply missed by all...
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Sherley "Sherk" Hop

November 11, 1924 - October 30, 2018

Sherley "Sherk" Hop, 93, of Beaverdam, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Sherk was born on the Hop family farm in Beaverdam, on November 11, 1924, to Arie and Lottie (De Vries) Hop. He was the 8th of 13 Hop children. Sherk delivered feed to local farmers for 44 years for the Zeeland Farmer's Co-op. He also worked for 30 years at Yntema Funeral Home. Sherk was a longtime...
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Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje

December 17, 1931 - October 29, 2018

Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje (86), of Hamilton, passed into the presence of her Savior on October 29, 2018. Lottie was a member of Hamilton Reformed Church. She retired from Hamilton Farm Bureau. She volunteered for several years at Love, INC - Heart to Heart Resale Store. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, brothers; Chet Nykerk, Floyd Nykerk; sister-in-law, Marlene Nykerk; and...
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I. John Hesselink

March 21, 1928 - October 28, 2018

John was a lover of books, music, baseball, teaching ... and pancakes. He had a gift for explaining complex theological issues in a way understandable to almost anyone, making no distinctions in the respect he held for all, thus sharing his love of teaching and knowledge with any who asked. He was also noted for his irenic and ecumenical spirit and discourse. John Hesselink was born in Grand...
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Donna Lampen

September 6, 1936 - October 25, 2018

Donna Lampen, age 82 of Holland, formerly of Oakland, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Donna was a lifelong member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. She did clerical work for Big Dutchman and for Cunningham Dalman. She enjoyed serving others and was quick to prepare a meal or send a card when the need arose. Donna's greatest delight was in her children, grandchildren and...
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Betty Wentzel

November 18, 1942 - October 23, 2018

Betty Wentzel, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, October, 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her sisters: Nancy Joostberns, Barb Osborne, Viola Ihle and Joyce Walters; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Fern Jepma, Vivian Johnson, Henry and Iola Wentzel, Clara Ten Hagen, Wanda and Herschel Van Der Kamp, Florence Brinkhuis and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a...
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John Beebe

February 4, 1942 - October 22, 2018

Dr. John Beebe, age 76, son of the Rev. John & Minnie Beebe, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. John's family feels so blessed to have been able to celebrate John's life together in the past couple of weeks. John had a unique sense of humor. If you didn't laugh at his joke at first, you would get it later. He had a strong sense of character, believed in and did what was right and was...
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Cynthia R. Haveman

July 26, 1924 - October 22, 2018

Cynthia R. Haveman age 94, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2002 and grandson, Jason Thomas Haveman in 1998. Cynthia was a member of Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church and former member of Pine Creek CRC. She retired from Holland Hospital following 30 years in the nursing profession. She is survived...
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Art Broekhuis

November 28, 1940 - October 19, 2018

Arthur Broekhuis, age 77, of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, October 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marcia; his children: Tim and Gina Broekhuis and Tom and Robin Broekhuis; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Gavin Broekhuis, Mya Broekhuis, Jacob Broekhuis, Elizabeth and Luke De Blaay (Emmett and Ella) and Codey Van Dellen; his sister Glennys...
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Colleen Kooiker

April 17, 1931 - October 18, 2018

Colleen Kooiker, age 87, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Sherry and Bill De Roo; her grandchildren: Brad and Jill De Roo and Kim De Roo; her sister-in-law Carol Kooiker; her nephews: Doug and Beth Kooiker, Curt and Jamie Kooiker, Todd and Dawn Kooiker and several great nieces and nephews. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Ted...
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Ronald Van Eenenaam

April 8, 1939 - October 17, 2018

Ronald Van Eenenaam age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his son Michael in 1988. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and worked as a chemist for 34 years retiring from what was eventually Pfizer of Holland. Ron is survived by his children, Rick and Lisa Van Eenenaam of Holland, Holly and Rick DeView of Cadillac; 4 grandchildren, Cody...
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Duane Vander Kooy

September 22, 1930 - October 17, 2018

Duane Vander Kooy, age 88 of Holland, went to be with his Lord, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Duane proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved to travel and see the country which he did whether on vacation or driving a semi truck. Using his exceptional mechanical skills, Duane proved being an engineer did not necessarily require having a...
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Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard

February 22, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard age 8 month old daughter of Veronica Moreno and Alex Stuard passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Manuel; Grandparents Maria and Pedro Moreno, and Theresa Stuard. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Burial will be in...
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Bruce Ming

November 20, 1929 - October 16, 2018

Bruce Jarvis Ming, 88, of Holland, died peacefully in his earthly home and was welcomed into his eternal home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was born in Holland, Michigan on November 20, 1929 to Margaret (Kraai) and Oscar Jarvis Ming, who both preceded him in death. He was the youngest of three siblings and is survived by sister, Marlyn Kane and was preceded in death by eldest sister, Tommy...
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Florence Haveman

May 29, 1922 - October 16, 2018

After a long, full life, our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Florence Haveman, went to sleep here on earth and awoke in heaven. Florence was born May 29, 1922, and went to glory October 16, 2018. Her family celebrates her passing and in faith entrusts her to the LORD, who was so dear to her throughout her 96 years. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, who...
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John Van Dam

July 18, 1937 - October 15, 2018

John Van Dam, 81, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. John was born in Zeeland on July 18, 1937, to John and Janet (Van Gelderen) Van Dam. He graduated from Zeeland High School in 1955. He went on to Hope College where he was an OKE "fratter" and graduated in 1959. John became a teacher for few years, until his father's untimely death, when John entered the family business, Modern...
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Marjorie Wyngarden

January 14, 1927 - October 15, 2018

Marjorie Wyngarden, age 91, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, October 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Glenn Wyngarden; her daughters: Sally and Rob Petroelje and Sandy and Doug Holtrop; her grandchildren: Jodi and Brent Rieger, Liza and Kevin Zimmerman, Jenny and Ryan Linenger, Benj and Amy Petroelje, Jake and Jolene Holtrop, Luke and Ruth Holtrop,...
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Susie Klein

July 26, 1918 - October 14, 2018

Susie Klein, age 100, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Susie was both a farmer's and a minister's wife. Susie was a former member of the Clyde Park Church of the Nazarene and was a member of New Life Nazarene Church of Holland. She was the last surviving member of the Engelsman siblings; Jennie, Clara, Anna, John, Tena, Henry, Ida, Susie (died as a toddler), George, Herman, Susie,...
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Robert "Bob" Nykamp

January 15, 1933 - October 13, 2018

Rev. Robert "Bob" Nykamp, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. During his career, Bob taught at Western Seminary, was a Chaplain at Pine Rest, and pastored at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, IN; Hope Reformed Church in Chicago, IL; and Bayshore Gardens Reformed Church in Bradenton, FL. Robert was a member of Christ Memorial Church where he served as a family counselor...
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John Thomas Buckley

December 26, 1943 - October 13, 2018

John Thomas Buckley, age 74, of Holland, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 from the effects of heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janice; his daughters and grandchildren: Donna Borgman and her fiancé Raymond de Longpre (Austin) of Holland and Diane and Jason Munch (Abigail, Alexandria and Ashley) of Fremont; step-children and step-grandchildren: Anthony and Jill Lewis...
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Patricia Lanser

August 12, 1948 - October 11, 2018

Patricia L. Lanser, age 70, loss her battle against cancer on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and went to be with her Heavenly Father. Patricia was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She stewarded her gift of caring for others through her employment in the Christ Memorial Care department for 11 years and her entire life. She enjoyed singing in the Christ Memorial choir for many...
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Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge, Jr.

July 3, 1954 - October 10, 2018

Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge Jr., age 64 of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. Bill worked for nearly 40 years at Kalkman Redi Mix, and had a special connection to many at Huizenga Redi Mix. Bill loved to farm and raised Angus Beef, "his girls", from the time he was a teenager. He never missed church on Sunday and always...
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Dave Elhart

July 1, 1963 - October 10, 2018

Dave Elhart, age 55, of Hamilton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his children and grandchildren: Matt Elhart and Katie Auchtung (Austin), Katie and Nate Dykema (Olivia), Ethan and Jamie Elhart (Abram and Simon); step-children: Samantha and Tate Kalawart, Stephanie Emelander, Elliot Emelander and Ethan Emelander; brother Tim and...
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Janet Kool

February 20, 1930 - October 9, 2018

Janet Kool, 88, of Grand Haven, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Janet was born February 20, 1930, in Overisel, to John and Mabel (Posma) Van Den Beldt. In 1948, Janet married Bernard Kool and they raised their family on the north side of Holland. After their family was grown, the Kools moved to Robinson Township and were longtime members of Robinson Baptist Church. She was preceded...
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Donna Lynn Cooper

April 13, 1952 - October 7, 2018

Donna Lynn Cooper age 66, of Holland, passed away October 7, 2018 while vacationing in Northern Michigan. She was the daughter of Don and Myra Mulder and was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sandy Meiste and parents-in-law, Joseph and JoAnne Cooper and brother-in-law Scott Cooper. Donna was an avid quilter and worked part time for Field's Fabrics until she and Pat retired. She...
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Janet Schripsema

February 27, 1924 - October 7, 2018

Janet Schripsema, age 94, passed away on October 7, 2018. Janet was a loving wife and caring mother and grandmother. She was a member of Rose Park Reformed Church. She loved her community and enjoyed being a Dutch Dancer for many years. She found joy in gardening, knitting, and sewing. She was a survivor of both Polio and cancer. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, John J....
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Elizabeth Rose Boven

December 27, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Elizabeth Rose Dimberg Boven Born Dec. 27, 1929, the 5th child of Gertrude Anderson Dimberg and Paul Carl Dimberg of Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) Wisconsin, Elizabeth (Libby) died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Inn at Freedom Village. After high school in Wauwatosa, Libby completed registered nurse's training at Wesley Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago where she met her...
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Betty R. Miller

March 30, 1931 - October 7, 2018

MILLER, BETTY R. Betty R. Miller, age 87, of Holland, MI died on October 7, 2018. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Steve and Mabel Roelofs, her brother Dr. Charles Roelofs, her sister Ruth Ranken, as well as a precious son, Roderick Miller. Betty is survived by her three children and their spouses: Susan (Tom) DenHerder, Howard "Buzz" (Lisa) Miller and Margaret "Meg" (Greg)...
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Jerrold Darnell Cleveland, Sr.

December 8, 1967 - October 6, 2018

Jerrold Darnell Cleveland Sr., 50, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Holland Hospital. Jerrold was born December 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Wright and Sherron Cleveland. He graduated from Thornton High School. Jerrold moved to Holland, Michigan, and he married Viola Jackson-Cleveland in 1998. Jerrold was currently working at worked at Sherwin Williams. ...
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Jerome Hurtgen

August 13, 1929 - October 5, 2018

Jerome Peter Hurtgen, age 89 of Holland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018. Jerome was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 13, 1929 to Cecil and Isabelle Hurtgen. After graduating from Christian Brother's High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome went on to attend the University of Notre Dame. After graduating in 1951 with a degree in chemistry, Jerome proudly served...
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Stephen Glen Garner

September 14, 1988 - October 4, 2018

Stephen Glen Garner, age 30, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Holland, Michigan. Stephen was born September 14, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in and around Waco, Texas and attended Texas State Technical College. His favorite activities were soccer and playing the guitar. Stephen struggled with dependence on alcohol and various drugs for many years. Stephen is...
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Hermine Meier

May 6, 1922 - October 4, 2018

Hermine Meier age 96, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 4, 2018. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Hermine emigrated from Germany in 1951 and worked as a Seamstress for Chris Craft for several years and owned and operated The French Pastry Shoppe with her husband for 8 years. She loved to garden and watch birds, but most of...
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Zendle "Zeke" Seymore

June 25, 1946 - October 3, 2018

Zendle "Zeke" Seymore, age 72, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He is survived by his children: Michael and Jennifer Seymore and Scott and Alyona Seymore; grandchildren: Jordyn Jean Seymore and Da'Vid Ashton Seymore; siblings: Larry Seymore and Judy and Gaylen Allendar; in-laws: Carilyn and Kent Mills, Terry and Mary Ann Higgins, Judy Van Tubergan and Bonnie and Jessie Lopez...
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James van Putten, Jr.

April 14, 1934 - October 2, 2018

Dr. James Dyke van Putten, Jr., 84, died Tuesday October 2, 2018 For those who knew Jim well they will remember a person who challenged his own paradigms, continually asking "How do you know?". He resisted any one way of thinking. They will not remember him belittling people or calling them names or working to harm them. In Holland, many may remember his years of dedication enriching the...
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Glenn Boerman

January 20, 1936 - October 1, 2018

Glenn Boerman, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018. Glenn was a faithful follower of God his entire life. He was a loving husband and father. He genuinely cared for and served family and friends as needed. He was an avid golfer, gardener, enjoyed watching many sports, and playing card games. He enjoyed a good meal followed by sweet treats. He had a quick-wit and sense of humor, was...
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Rhonda Rhoades

July 29, 1965 - September 30, 2018

Rhonda Rhoades, age 53, of Allegan, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She is survived by her father Terry Rhoades and Patricia Hill; her mother Joyce and Dan Ten Harmsel; her brother Greg and Brenda Rhoades; her nephew Andrew Rhoades; her special friend Ann and Brian De Boer and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rhonda graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School; she worked at Yang...
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Dorothy Smeenge

October 25, 1924 - September 29, 2018

Dorothy Eileen (Newby) Smeenge was born on October 25, 1924, to William Ernest and Mary Lorean Newby. She spent her childhood years on the family farm in Westfield, Indiana, with her two sisters, Marjorie and Juanita, and three brothers, Harold, Richard and Meredith. An avid student, she was a graduate of Indiana Business School and Union Bible Seminary. She obtained two degrees from Indiana...
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Jerome "Jerry" Deters

August 21, 1931 - September 29, 2018

Jerome "Jerry" Deters age 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where he served on council and as a Sunday School teacher. He had a passion for the Laotian Christian Reformed Church and served them for many...
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Dorothy Vredeveld

January 31, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Dorothy Vredeveld, 91, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Dorothy was born January 21, 1927, in Holland, to Peter and Marion (Wolters) Vereeke. She married Allen Vredeveld in 1949 and they raised their family in Vriesland. They were longtime members of Vriesland Reformed Church, where Dorothy served as the church custodian for many years prior to her and Allen's...
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Esther Schaap

September 19, 1928 - September 29, 2018

Esther Schaap, age 90, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018. She is survived by her son James and Kaleen Schaap, and her brother Harold and Rita Baar. Esther was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Schaap in 2012 her brother Richard Baar and her sister Thelma Baar. Esther was a member of First Baptist Church in Zeeland and worked for Dr. Kemme for many years. ...
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Raymond Tiethof

June 1, 1934 - September 29, 2018

Raymond C. Tiethof, age 84, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly and entered into glory Saturday, September 29, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myra; his children: Rich and Loretta Tiethof, Cindy and Nick De Jong, Tom and Tracy Tiethof, Cheryl and Mike Johnson and Brad and Kara Tiethof; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister Judy and Don Roede; sister-in-law Bev Kemme...
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Barbara Hobeck

February 5, 1929 - September 27, 2018

Barbara Hobeck, age 89, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Barbara was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was caring and loving. She loved her job as a nurse for Ottawa County Health Department and served there for over 30 years of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors, the water and traveling on their boat. She was an active volunteer with the Sportsman...
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Luella Beth Mulder

August 27, 1929 - September 23, 2018

Luella Beth (Rozeboom) Mulder, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Holland Hospital. She was born to Bertha Hennrietta and Gerrit John Rozeboom in Grand Rapids, MI on August 27, 1929. She was the oldest of four children, Luella, Mary Lee, Claryce (deceased) and Jim. Luella attended Hope College for three years, but met Edwin Mulder, the love of her life, and husband of 66 years,...
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Cynthia Rouwhorst

September 18, 1924 - September 23, 2018

Cynthia Rouwhorst, age 94, passed away on September 23, 2018. Cynthia was a loving and kind mother and grandmother. She was a charter member of the Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church and served as a Calvinette Counselor and Sunday School teacher for many years. She and her husband, Ray, volunteered for Bibles for Mexico and the CRWRC/World Renew. She enjoyed being artistic, writing...
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Elaine DuBois

November 21, 1950 - September 22, 2018

Elaine DuBois, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her home in Zeeland. Elaine was born and raised on a wheat farm in Bozeman, Montana. After receiving her degree from Trinity Christian College, she taught for a short time at Chicago Christian High School. Once her own children were a little older, she was a longtime substitute teacher in Southwest Chicago...
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Dorothy Nagelkirk

December 20, 1921 - September 20, 2018

Dorothy Nagelkirk passed tenderly into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 96. Dorothy was born on December 20, 1921, in Zeeland, to John and Bessie (Hieftje) Heyboer. As a young woman she worked at the hosiery mill in Zeeland and was also active in choir and various theater productions in her church. On January 27, 1948 she married Edward Nagelkirk and...
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Lena Hanegraaff

July 15, 1925 - September 18, 2018

Lena Hanegraaff, age 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Lena was born in Schiedam, the Netherlands. Following her schooling, she became a nurse in Eudokia Hospital in Rotterdam. Lena served as a nurse during the difficult years of WW II. After the war, she married her soulmate, Johannis (Hans) Hanegraaff. In 1953, Hans and Lena immigrated to Canada. In...
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Thomas "Tom" Van Huis

September 24, 1942 - September 15, 2018

Thomas J. Van Huis, age 75, of Baldwin, formerly of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Tom was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Holland, where he also had served as a Cadet Counselor. He also ran the Cadet Summer Camp. Tom loved the out-of-doors; especially duck and deer hunting and fishing....
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Dale W. Pluger

November 7, 1942 - September 15, 2018

Dale W. Pluger age 75, of Hudsonville, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at an area care center. He was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and retired from Herman Miller following 25 years of employment. Dale was the son of Andrew and Eileen Pluger and was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Allyn Pluger and Betty Bellmer; in-laws, Elmer Morren, Ed Bellmer and Jerry...
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Audrey Lane Berghorst

April 24, 1920 - September 15, 2018

Audrey Lane Berghorst age 98, of Zeeland, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Audrey was born in Holland, the daughter of Albert and Hannah Buter and was preceded in death by her husband, Ford A. Berghorst, Sr. She was a member of Second Reformed Church. Audrey is survived by her children, Ford A. and Patricia Berghorst of Zeeland, Lindley and Randy Miedema...
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Ruth Hulst

April 2, 1941 - September 14, 2018

Ruth Hulst, age 77, of Holland, loving wife, mother, grandmother and faithful servant, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, September 14, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ron; her children: Debra (Dann) Elzinga, Kathy (Jim) Timmer, Joy (Joseph) Graffeo and Paul (Jennifer) Hulst; grandchildren: Denise (Kevin) Rauwerda, Darin (Jamie) Elzinga, Darcy (AJ) Frank, Anna ...
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Patsy Ann Van Regenmorter-Beith

February 9, 1941 - September 13, 2018

Patsy Van Regenmorter-Beith, age 77, of Macatawa, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home. Patsy was born February 9, 1941 in Muskegon and recently moved back to the Holland area from San Diego, CA. She was a woman of strong faith and loved all animals and wildlife. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Leonard Van Regenmorter; and sister, Mary...
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Lois Dykhuis

November 9, 1927 - September 13, 2018

Lois Dykhuis, age 90, of Overisel passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018. She is survived by her children: Jean Selles of Montana, Reverend John and Jill Dykhuis of Albuquerque, Robert and Lorrie Dykhuis of Holland, Marjorie and Robert Terpstra of Cutlerville, Barbara and David Klanderman of Grand Rapids and Tom and Kari Dykhuis of Holland; grandchildren: Jim and April Selles, Laura Selles,...
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Sharon Lynn Overzet

April 24, 1949 - September 12, 2018

Sharon Lynn Overzet, 69, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family at her home. Sharon was born April 24, 1949, in Zeeland, to Theodore and Jean (Hop) De Jong. She graduated from Zeeland High School and married Ken Overzet on October 23, 1969. Sharon and Ken raised their children in Zeeland and were members of Faith Reformed Church. Sharon...
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Mae Keyzer

May 17, 1925 - September 12, 2018

Mae (Kruis) Keyzer age 93, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Peter Keyzer, grandson David Peter Keyzer, and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Christine (John) Steggerda of Holland, Elaine Keyzer of Hudsonville, Pastor Sam (Karen) Keyzer of Lincoln, NE, Ray (Pam) Keyzer of...
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Callie Boyd

March 29, 1938 - September 11, 2018

Callie Boyd, age 80 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones. Callie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was deeply loved by her family. She was a hard worker, and retired from UTA (United Technologies/Northern Fiber) after many years. Callie also loved gardening and sewing. She enjoyed making quilts and blankets for...
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Robert Steven Olexa

November 3, 1947 - September 9, 2018

Robert Steven Olexa, age 70, of West Olive, passed away Sunday, September 09, 2018 at Medilodge of Holland. Robert enjoyed the out of doors and particularly liked hunting, fishing and camping. He especially cherished time with his grandchildren and other family. He was a freight conductor for 42 years with CSX Railroad and also served in the US Navy on a patrol boat in the Saigon River during...
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Halle Rose Follett

September 7, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Halle Rose Follett, daughter to Josh & Rachael Follett and baby sister to Weston and Caleb Follett, has gone home to be with the Lord. She left at a time which feels far too soon, yet within her sovereign Father's perfect wisdom. He ordained all of her days and knew her before she was even formed in the womb. Halle's earthly parents desired for her to experience joy, health and blessings, and...
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Bernice Beyer

May 29, 1915 - September 7, 2018

Bernice Beyer, age 103, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. Bernice lived a simple and committed life of a farmer's wife. She loved playing hymns on the piano and always had fresh goodies to share with her guests. She enjoyed playing games and in particular dominoes as recent as two weeks ago. She is preceded in death by her husband, Milo Beyer and her grandson, Kevin Beyer. She...
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Kimberly Czerkies

May 20, 1959 - September 6, 2018

Kimberly Czerkies, age 59, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Kimberly was a free spirit and loved life. She danced to her own drum and always kept a positive attitude. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Skinner; brother, Michael Edward Skinner; and brother-in-law, Randall Czerkies. She is survived by her husband, Joe Czerkies; daughter, Nahcole & Tim Faust; mother,...
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James Berry

July 17, 1939 - September 4, 2018

James Berry, age 79, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy; children: Scott Berry and Ann Wierenga, David and Terri Berry and Jennifer Berry and Jason Maylader; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his son John Berry in 2017. He was a service manager at BF Goodrich in Holland for many years. ...
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Susanne Jessie

April 11, 1940 - September 4, 2018

Susanne Jessie, age 78, of Holland, MI, formerly of Elkhart, IN, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 4, 2018. She is preceded by her son, John Baker, and survived by her husband of 44 years, Teddy; her children: Susie Harvey-Tate, Barb and Phil Yike, and Lloyd and Christina Bowers; grandchildren: Sarah and Phillip Treadway, Phillip Yike, Abigail Bowers, Ashley Johnson,...
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Justin E Petroelje

August 27, 1929 - September 3, 2018

Justin E. Petroelje, age 89, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Resthaven Care Center. Justin was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where he had been a choir member and served as a deacon and an elder. He retired from Michigan Gas Company after 28 years of employment. Justin is survived by his: Wife of 67 years, Connie Petroelje Children Rob (Sally)...
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Arlene Yonker

September 5, 1925 - September 1, 2018

Arlene Yonker, of Bentheim, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018, just four days before her 93rd birthday. Arlene was a longtime member of Bentheim Reformed Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished her family and enjoyed spoiling them with home baked treats. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Garry in 2005; as well as her siblings:...
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