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Our Obituaries

Doris Tuurling

March 22, 1929 - July 14, 2018

Doris Tuurling, 89, of Holland, died Saturday, July 14, 2018. Doris was born in Zeeland on March 22, 1929, to George and Anna (Rookus) Schout. She finished schooling in the eighth grade and started working. Later she met Henry Tuurling and they married. Doris and Henry lived in Holland and were members of Pillar Christian Reformed Church. Henry preceded her in death in 2009. She is...
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Debra "Debbie" Raymer

June 17, 1955 - July 13, 2018

Debbie was born in Memphis, Tenn. to Chester and Sue Martin. She has an older sister, Donna Lute and a younger brother, Mike Martin. The Martins settled in Kansas City Missouri. Debbie and Rich Raymer met in June and married in December 1999. They both knew that their marriage was what God wanted for them. After they married, Rich adopted Allen and the family was complete. They lived for...
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Marian J Schaap

February 28, 1923 - July 10, 2018

Marian J. Schaap, age 95, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Medilodge of Holland. Marian was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 2016. Marian is survived by her: Children Julie (Ron) Plasman of Zeeland Karen (Larry) Call of Kalamazoo Keith (Janet) Schaap of Holland 7 Grandchildren 14 Great Grandchildren...
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Andrew M. Dailey

April 25, 1975 - July 9, 2018

Andrew M. Dailey, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 9, 2018. He graduated from East Jackson High School in 1993 and from Michigan State University in 1997. He worked for Haworth Inc. for 18 years most recently as a Senior Systems Analyst. Andy was an avid Michigan State, Lions and Tigers fan and loved camping, golfing and his dog, Kratos. He is survived by his wife...
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Elden Walters

June 14, 1924 - July 8, 2018

Elden Walters, age 94, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at American House in Holland. He is survived by his children: Calvin Walters, Vern and Sharon Walters, Leon Walters and Ruiling Guo, Marjorie Floyd and Mun Chung, Martha and Brian Douthitt; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; in-laws: Adrian Dreyer and Joan and Gordon Dams. He was...
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Jeanette Hylander

April 11, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Jeanette Ruth Hylander, age 89, went home to be with her heavenly father on July 7, 2018. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, David and their precious daughter, Carol Ann. Jeanette was a wonderful, loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jeanette will always be remembered as a woman of great faith as well as a compassionate caregiver to...
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Patricia Berens

January 12, 1939 - July 4, 2018

Patricia Berens, age 79, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Irwin; her sons and their wives: Terry and Peggy Berens, Craig and Kris Berens and Jeff and Barbara Berens; grandchildren: Jacob, Hunter, Samuel, Elliot, Grace, Cole and Drew; great granddaughter Elise; sister Norma Woodwyk; sisters-in-law: Velora Van Vuren, Vi Nieneker,...
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Jeff Majzel

June 22, 1972 - July 2, 2018

Jeff Majzel, age 46, of Hudsonville passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 2, 2018. He was born in Owosso on June 22, 1972. He is survived by his wife Joy; his daughter Jenna; his mother Alice Majzel; siblings: Alan and Tracy Majzel and Amy and Ron Fox; father and mother-in-law Maynard and Yvonne Van Noord; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mark and Melinda Van Noord, Dave and Sue Van Noord and...
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Marvel March

May 7, 1920 - July 2, 2018

Marvel March, age 98 of Zeeland, passed away at Resthaven Care Center Monday, July 2, 2018. She is survived by her children: Dr. Norris and Susan March III, Reverend Lorene Caroline Geary and Linda Grace and Scott Boyne; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Marvel was preceded in death by her husband Norris E. March II in 1997. Marvel was a...
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Dorothy Gruppen

December 3, 1926 - July 2, 2018

Dorothy Gruppen, age 91, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, July 02, 2018. She is survived by her children: Sally Ashley, Lavonne and Howard Blacquiere and Nelson and Christine Gruppen; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sisters: Edith Boersen, Margaret Niemeyer and Alma and Kenneth Vander Veen; sister-in-law, Kathryn Gruppen as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded...
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Hudson Ter Haar

November 13, 1929 - July 2, 2018

Hudson Ter Haar, age 88, of Zeeland entered into his heavenly home on Monday, July 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Anna; his children: Robert and Barb Ter Haar, Barb and Mel Haverdink, and Kathy and John Hoogeveen; daughter-in-law Arlene Ter Haar; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; step-children: Marcia and Vic Eding, Nancy Timmer, William and Penny Timmer, Ivan and Tina Timmer,...
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Marianne Brower

January 18, 1941 - July 1, 2018

Marianne Brower, 77, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in her home. Marianne was born in Holland to Elmer and Anna (Walters) Teusink on January 18, 1941. After her mother passed, she was also loved by her step-mother Daisy (Brough) Teusink. Her joy was found in being a wife to her husband, Harvey J. Brower, and mother to her five children. She had a true servant's...
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Jacoba Kamerman

August 10, 1922 - June 29, 2018

Jacoba Kamerman, age 95, of Holland, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018. Jacoba came to the United States from the Netherlands when she was six years old. She was a farmer's wife in Montana until they moved to Holland in 1966. She enjoyed baking at Rivulet Hurst Restaurant and at Resthaven. She was a member of Maple Avenue Ministries. Jacoba was preceded in death by her husband, John B....
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Adrian John Molendyk

August 13, 1939 - June 28, 2018

Adrian John Molendyk, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 28, 2018, after fighting Leukemia for 13 ½ years. He is preceded in death by his daughter Cathy, three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beatrice, their children Diane & Dale Van Lopik of Zeeland, Vicki & Daniel Van Der Kooi of Zeeland, Mardi & Rev. Derek Noorman of Martin,...
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Anna K Klaver

March 28, 1920 - June 26, 2018

Anna K. Klaver, age 98, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home. Anna was a member of 4th Reformed Church and was retired from Hart & Cooley, Inc., where she worked for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, John, who preceded her in death in 1999. Anna was also preceded in death by her son, Robert, in 2016. Anna is survived by her: Children David ...
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Robert John Gammey

October 12, 1972 - June 25, 2018

Robert Gammey, age 46 of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife Ashley; his children: Alexandra, Emily and Nathaniel; step-sons: Angus and Magnus McMurray; his sister Penny and Fred Schoch; GG and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles Rob graduated from Caro High School and Lake Superior State University. Rob worked for 26 years at Genzink...
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Warren Wolters

April 2, 1930 - June 25, 2018

Warren Wolters, 88, of Holland, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. Warren was born in Holland on April 2, 1930, to Edward and Helen Wolters. He graduated from Holland High and married Eleanor Altena. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the war, Warren and Eleanor raised their family on the north side of Holland and were charter members of Calvin Christian...
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Anna "Ann" Essink

October 4, 1923 - June 25, 2018

Anna (Ann) Essink, age 94 of Hamilton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 25, 2018. Ann was born on October 4, 1923 to Edward and Gertrude (Krol) Wabeke and was the sixth of eight children. Ann and her husband, Ted, were farmers growing melons and gladiolas for many years. She was also a big part of M & R Greenhouse, from planting seeds to selling plants. Ann was a...
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Cornelius "Dave" Meyer

September 3, 1932 - June 24, 2018

Cornelius "Dave" Meyer, 85, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Dave was born in Grand Rapids to Cornelius and Helen Meyer on September 3, 1932. Dave graduated from Holland Christian High School and later met Joyce Wolters. They married in 1953, and raised their 3 sons in Holland. Dave was a skilled woodworker and served for over 45 years at Baker Furniture in cabinetmaking...
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Paul Arens

March 15, 1924 - June 23, 2018

Paul Arens, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Paul served his country during WWII in the south Pacific in the Navy as a Marine Corp Medic. He loved his wife and family and raised two wonderful children; Robert and Sally, and was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. He worked many years for Steketee VanHuis as plant manager and ended his career at the Printery in...
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Jack De Witt

December 17, 1942 - June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2018, Jack L. De Witt, passed away from glioblastoma at the age of 75. He was peaceful as he entered into Jesus' presence, surrounded by family and his wife, Mary, of 54 years. Living and remaining positive to the end, Jack never complained about having cancer. He was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on December 17, 1942, to Marvin and Jerene De Witt. Jack is survived by his wife and...
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Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries

January 27, 1942 - June 20, 2018

Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 20 at her home. She fought a battle with cancer, and, in God's mercy, is now healthy and whole in heaven. Pat graduated from Holland Christian School and Blodgett School of nursing and spent her life caring for others. After marrying her beloved, Cal, and while raising their four daughters, Pat worked...
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Kenneth J. Wassink

June 17, 1962 - June 19, 2018

Kenneth Jay Wassink, age 56, of Holland, entered into his Heavenly home on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Ken graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1981 and was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church. He worked on the family blueberry farm for most of his life. Ken valued his church family. He loved his many trips to the U.P., and his cross country Amtrak adventure. He...
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Evelyn Ruth Lenters

May 8, 1927 - June 16, 2018

Evelyn Ruth Lenters, age 91, of Holland, left her life on Earth and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 16, 2018, after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Evie was born on May 8, 1927 to Ed and Sena Helder. She and her seven siblings grew up on their farm in East Holland. Evie was a beautician but also worked at a sewing factory in Holland during WWII. She became a...
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Dale Alderink

April 8, 1947 - June 13, 2018

Dale Alderink, age 71 of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth; his children: Carla Alderink, Kevin and Londa Alderink and Chris and Carrie Alderink; grandchildren: Nicole Crawford, Joshua and Kristina DeKraker, Adeline, Avery, Merritt, Margaret, Zachary and Owen Alderink; great grandchildren: Savanah and Luke Alderink and Jacob DeKraker;...
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Nickolas "Nick" Dykhuis

December 26, 1947 - June 13, 2018

Nickolas E. Dykhuis age 70, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and retired from Sherwin Williams of Holland. Nick was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a Charter Captain on his boat "Reel Fun". Nick was the son of Earl and Muriel Dykhuis who preceded him in death as did his sister, Bonnie Prince. He is survived by his...
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Karen Watson

November 12, 1944 - June 12, 2018

Karen Watson, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Karen was a caring nurturing mother who helped whoever was in need. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Watson. She is survived by her children: Mary A. Watson (Tom Mee), Beth A. (Trevor) Newman, Christopher (Candy) Watson, Mark (Beverly) Watson; grandchildren, Patrick, Kyrie, Jackson, Tyler;...
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Kelly Lampen

October 2, 1952 - June 12, 2018

Kelly Lampen, 65, of Holland, met his Lord and Savior face to face Tuesday, June 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Kelly was born in Zeeland on October 2, 1952, to Howard and Dolores Lampen. He was raised in Overisel, and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1971. He met the love of his life, Cindi Busscher, and they married in 1977. Kelly drove truck for many years for...
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Harold Jacoby

October 7, 1927 - June 12, 2018

Harold Jacoby, age 90 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Harold is survived by his children: Michael and Michele Jacoby, Mary and Bob Merrill, Sue and Robert Buehler, and Steve Jacoby; 9 grandchildren: Kristin (Adam) Jacoby-Stevenson, Joe (Jessy) Jacoby, Emily (Brian) Jacoby-Klassen, John (Denae) Merrill, Jim (Latasia) Merrill, Tara (Jamie) Bota, Brett Buehler, Adam (Taryn) Clark,...
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Mary Jo Van Der Bie

August 29, 1952 - June 10, 2018

Mary Jo Van Der Bie, 65, of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mary Jo was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 29, 1952, to Frank and Mary (Hilenbrand) Bourgoin. Mary Jo grew up in Charlevoix, and later graduated from East Kentwood High School. She raised her daughter Jennifer and enjoyed gardening, flowers, shopping trips and traveling. Mary Jo married Darryl Van Der...
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Lawrence "Larry" Overbeek

February 9, 1932 - June 10, 2018

Lawrence J. "Larry" Overbeek passed into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018 with family at his side. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Christyne, and five "great kids" (as he often referred to them): Paul (Dorothy) of Houston, TX; Mike (Rashmi) of West Bloomfield, MI; Nancy (Rob) Marshall of Spring Lake; Jon (Cindy) of Grand Rapids; and Karen (Mark) Simmons of Holland. ...
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Kevin Steinberg

May 23, 1972 - June 9, 2018

Kevin Steinberg, age 46, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Kevin was a good provider to his family and took his step-daughter in as his own when he and Melody were married. He was a great friend and willing to help a friend in need at any time. He was a huge fan of University of Michigan Football, Basketball, and the Detroit Lions and enjoyed watching the games on tv if he couldn't attend...
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Kenneth Johnson

August 23, 1940 - June 7, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Ray Johnson, 77, (Holland and Grand Rapids), entered Jesus' presence on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was peaceful and surrounded by family at home. Deeply in love and married for 56 years, Ken is survived by his wife Sarah (Sally Brown, Brimfield Ohio). Together they made many, rich memories with their daughters: Kara (David) Kuneli (Kalamazoo), Karna Johnson (Chicago) and...
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Janet Reuschel

March 12, 1923 - June 7, 2018

Janet Reuschel, age 95, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 7, 2018. She is survived by her children: Ted and Bonnie Reuschel, Don Reuschel, Barb Reuschel, Mark and Pat Reuschel, Jeff and Laurie Reuschel, 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Will and Arlene Kloosterman, Jean Westveld, Esther Essenburg;...
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Daniel DeLeeuw

January 8, 1955 - June 5, 2018

Daniel Charles DeLeeuw, 63, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 8, 1955, in Holland, Michigan, the seventh of thirteen children, to Warner and Frayna DeLeeuw Jr, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death, his sister Carolyn Essenburgh and his brother, Steve DeLeeuw. Dan graduated from Holland Christian High School and attended...
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Roberto Hernandez

December 14, 1988 - June 4, 2018

Roberto Hernandez Martinez, age 29, passed away on June 4, 2018 in his home. Roberto was an amazing son, brother, father, and friend. He is survived by his daughter, Seci; brothers, Erik Hernandez, Edgar Hernandez; mother, Maria Rosado; and father, Fransisco Hernandez A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Ebenezer Spanish Assemblies of God, 157 W. 10th...
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Corynna Boer

August 14, 1931 - May 30, 2018

Corynna Boer, 86, of Hudsonville, went to be with her Lord May 30, 2018. Corynna was born in Doon, Iowa, August 14, 1931, to William and Jeanette (Kuiper) Lems. She married Henry Boer in 1949, and they raised their family in Jenison. They are members of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter-in-law JoAnn Boer. Corynna is...
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Cypriana Serbin

June 21, 1972 - May 29, 2018

Cypriana Serbin, age 45 of Zeeland, entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Cypriana was known for her infectious laughter. She was the "best Mom" and the "best Nana ever." She was a wonderful daughter, loving sister, comforting aunt, and an honest, dependable friend. She was a hard worker and cared deeply for her friends and family. Cypriana is survived by her beloved...
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Beatrice Keen

November 29, 1930 - May 26, 2018

Beatrice Keen, age 87, loving mother and grandmother, entered heaven on Saturday, May 26, 2018. She lived a life of faith and always cared about others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, and she leaves behind her children: Bonnie and Terry DeJong, Mike Keen, Barb and Karl Brink, Cal and Lori Keen, and Lori and Steve Leppink; Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Todd, Eric...
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David Wabeke

September 15, 1950 - May 21, 2018

David Wabeke, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 and is now resting in peace. David died sober and remained sober for the last 27 years. Through the years, he has impacted countless lives to do the same. He was known as the AA Sheriff and would literally give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. David was the heart of hearts for his wife, Margie and was a loving and caring father...
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Sopannarapth Vongphachanh

April 9, 1994 - May 21, 2018

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Joan L. Soell

September 17, 1930 - May 20, 2018

Joan Louise Soell, 87, of Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan, formerly of Union, NJ, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Joan was born in Nutley, NJ, on September 17, 1930, to Donald and Ethel Parrish. She graduated from Arts High in Newark and later married Rudolph Soell. Joan and Rudolph raised their family together in Union. Rudolph preceded her in death in 2004. Joan was an artist, an avid...
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Karen Westing

May 5, 1931 - May 20, 2018

Karen Westing, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Theodore Voetberg, her brothers Jacob and Wayne. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Stuart; children Jim and Sandra Westing of Zeeland, John and Vickie Westing of Zeeland, Pat and Harlan Halma of Sunnyside, WA, Joan and Dave Schultze of Morganton, NC,...
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Lester Bliss, Jr.

April 27, 1947 - May 19, 2018

Lester Bliss Jr., age 71 of Holland, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Renee; his grandsons: Ryan Lynch and Thad Bliss; his great grandchildren: Emma, Ethan, Graeson, Kieran and Aurora; his siblings: Richard and Sharon Bliss, Tom and Marie Bliss and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Les was preceded in death by his wife Rachelle and his daughter...
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Mary Jane Vander Weide

February 1, 1929 - May 18, 2018

Mary Jane (Hall) Vander Weide, age 89, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. Mary Jane worked fulltime her entire life and was employed by Sligh Furniture for 37 years. She loved history, was a founding member of the Zeeland Historical Society and served as its Director for many years. She loved Zeeland, was an active resident, and a lifetime member of Second Reformed Church. She was even the...
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Jackie Baarman

March 14, 1937 - May 18, 2018

Jackie Baarman, age 81, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Zeeland Hospital. Jackie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Central Wesleyan Church and was an LPN at Zeeland Hospital. Jackie was preceded in death by her sister, Oakie Kruid and brothers-in-law, John Kruid and Don Zeerip Jackie is survived by her: Husband of 62 years, Chris Baarman ...
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Angkhana "Jackie" Dabandon

December 18, 1978 - May 16, 2018

Angkhana "Jackie" Dabandon, 39, of Algonquin, Illinois, formerly of Holland, Michigan, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at her home. Jackie was born in Thailand to Nitha Iwanaga and Khouthong Dabandon on December 18, 1979. She was first and foremost a devoted mother to her children Jadah and Jaron Dabandon. We celebrate her life honoring that she was a jack of all trades to her...
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Lillian Wyngaarden Van Slot

March 3, 1923 - May 13, 2018

Lillian (Wyngaarden) Van Slot age 95, of Holland, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at an area care center. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Van Slot in 2008 and a son-in-law James Herweyer in 2011. She was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and worked as a Bio-Chemist for the Up-John Company for many years. She survived by her step-daughters, Margo Lubbers of Cumming...
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Elaine Draisma

March 13, 1934 - May 11, 2018

Elaine Draisma, age 84, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. She is survived by her children: Marcia and Jim Vandenbrink, Ken and Judi Draisma, Steve and Leslie Draisma and her daughter-in-law Mary Jo Draisma; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: DJ Viernes, Michael and Elizabeth Draisma (Kennedy, Ethan and Levi), Leann and Daris De Groot (Makenzie, Jayda, Ashlyn and Jaxson),...
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Robert "Bob" Hunt

June 29, 1927 - May 10, 2018

Surrounded by his family, Robert J. Hunt, Jr. age 90, of Allegan, went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Vicinia Gardens of Otsego. Robert was a member of the Allegan Bible Church, served in the US Army during WWII and retired from Rockwell International after 30 years. Robert will be missed by his: Wife of 70 years, Dorothy Hunt (Seekman) Their children Debra (Kris)...
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Emily Grace Horton

December 21, 2001 - May 10, 2018

Emily Horton, age 16, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 10, 2018. She is survived by her parents; Kris and Lisa Horton; her siblings: Sydney, Kelly and Josh; grandparents: Don and Sandy Horton and Barb Doyle and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Emily was preceded in death by her grandfather Jerry Doyle. Emily was a junior at Zeeland West High School; she was a member...
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Harvey Wolbert

June 4, 1924 - May 8, 2018

Harvey Lyle Wolbert, age 93, went to be with his Lord and join his wife Joanna on May 8, 2018. He passed away peacefully with the support and prayers of family and many friends. Harvey was a lifelong resident of Holland Michigan and a WWII veteran. He worked as a postal clerk selling stamps and had many other responsibilities in the Holland office until his retirement at age 55. In selling...
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Darlene Marie Worthington

March 20, 1948 - May 8, 2018

Darlene Worthington, age 70, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at her home following a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Darlene was a hard worker and loving mother and grandmother who willingly sacrificed for her family. Darlene is survived by her children, Tracey Bryan of Zeeland, Tammy (Joshua) McCluskey of Zeeland, Larry (Christine) Worthington of Allendale;...
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Kira Jo Boetsma-Van Beukering

July 8, 1984 - May 7, 2018

Kira Jo Boetsma-VanBeukering, 33, of Grand Haven, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, May 7, 2018, following a vehicle collision. Kira was born July 8, 1984, in Zeeland, Michigan. She graduated from Zeeland High School in 2002. Kira worked at Rol Ergo in Holland as a material handler. Kira made life simple and fun, and Kira brought that energy to everything she did. Kira was...
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Kathryn M Steffens

December 6, 1917 - May 6, 2018

Kathryn Steffens, age 100, of Holland, passed away Sunday, May 6 at Resthaven Care Center. Kathryn was a member of Pillar Church and the last survivor of the Holland Christian School Class of 1936. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and son Robert. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Karen (Dennis) Diekema of Holland; grandchildren, Stephanie (Glenn) Rosinski of Cedar,...
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Marie Phyllis Roop

January 11, 1934 - May 5, 2018

Marie Phyllis (Wood) Roop, 84, of Holland, Michigan (formerly of St. Joseph) passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Resthaven Care Center. She was born to Florence and Edgar Wood in Watseka, Illinois, on January 11, 1934, the youngest child of six. She graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. in medical technology in 1955, then trained as a lab technician, the profession she practiced...
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Steven Alan Pitcher

September 14, 1955 - May 4, 2018

Steven Alan Pitcher, 62, of Lamont, formerly of Wyoming, died Friday, May 4, 2018. He was born September 14, 1955, in Holland, Michigan, to Harold and Marilyn (Buck) Pitcher. Steven graduated with honors from Wyoming Rogers and attended the University of Michigan. Steven was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother H. Lee Pitcher. He is survived by his aunts and uncles:...
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William "Bill" Lerette

November 24, 1969 - May 4, 2018

Willam S. (Bill) Lerette, age 48, of Zeeland, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Bill grew up in Arizona and was employed at Yanfeng in Holland. He was a loving and caring husband to his wife, Lori. He was a good friend to many and a very generous man to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all. Bill was preceded in death by his: Parents Theodore...
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Louis Baker

December 21, 1924 - May 4, 2018

Rev. Louis F. Baker, Holland Michigan, age 93, went home to his Lord and Savior on May 4, 2018. Louis was born on December 21, 1924 in Ionia County MI, to Jacob and Stella (Boeve) Bakker. He graduated from Portland HS, Calvin College, and attended Calvin Theological Seminary and Westminster Seminary where he received his MDIV in 1955. Louis faithfully served the Christian Reformed Church...
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Rick Windemuller

July 18, 1954 - May 3, 2018

Richard Windemuller, 63 of Zeeland, MI, passed from this life into eternal life after winning a more than 9 year battle with cancer on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Rick was born July 18, 1954. Rick graduated from Unity Christian High School and then Ferris University with a bachelor's of science degree in heavy equipment and diesel machinery. He was a faithful and active member of Niekerk...
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Bruce Sheets

November 15, 1968 - May 3, 2018

Bruce A. Sheets, age 49, passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 3, 2018 and is home in Heaven. Bruce was an amazing husband and best friend to his wife, Gerrie; a great son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all who got to know him while he was here. Bruce was an amazing man and did many wonderful things! Thank you for everything that you taught...
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Hannah Grace Gosaynie

March 1, 1932 - May 1, 2018

Hannah Grace (Lenters) Gosaynie Our Hannah Grace, named after both grandmothers, has left us to join her heavenly family. She passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 86. A graduate of Holland Christian Schools and Calvin College, Hannah began her career teaching 1st grade at Westside Christian School in Holland in 1954. She later taught in Ann Arbor and then on Military bases in...
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Gerrit J. Schierbeek

December 12, 1930 - May 1, 2018

Gerrit J. Schierbeek, age 87, of Holland passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; his children: Elwyn and Bette Schierbeek, Marlene and Dan Sloothaak, Paul and Audrey Schierbeek, Calvin and Deb Schierbeek and Linda and Paul Witte; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kathlyn and Adam Miller, Bethany and Matt Reimink (Morgan and Paige), Jonathan and...
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Rev. Dr. Edwin George Mulder

March 25, 1929 - May 1, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Edwin George Mulder was born in Raymond, Minnesota, on March 25, 1929. He was a history and philosophy major at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he graduated in 1951 and was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity in 1979 and an Alumni Award in 2001 for his service to the Church and world. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 1954, and was awarded that institution's...
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David P. Hylander

November 2, 1924 - April 29, 2018

David Peter Hylander, age 93, went home to be with his heavenly father on April 29, 2018. David was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Carol Ann. David dearly loved his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Hylander. David was a wonderful husband and father who led an exemplary Christian life. David served in the United States Air Force in Pacific Theater during WWII. He received his...
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Alden J. Sneller

February 22, 1928 - April 28, 2018

Mr. Alden J. Sneller, age 90 of Zeeland & formerly of Fremont, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday, April 28, 2018. He was born on February 22, 1928 in Fremont, Michigan to William & Bertha (DeKuiper) Sneller. Alden was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and he retired from Gerber Products Company in 1988 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church...
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Roger Barense

November 25, 1941 - April 26, 2018

Roger Barense, age 76 of Holland, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Jackson); his children: Laurie and Steve Strowenjans, Jane and Michael Leslie, Chris and Todd Latchaw, Stacy and Jim Edewaard, Robert Barense; grandchildren: Ryan and Sierra Strowenjans, Robyn Strowenjans, Brittney Baldus, Kaylee Leslie, Kenzie Leslie, Abbey and...
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Lynn (Karsten) Pappas

October 18, 1949 - April 24, 2018

Lynn (Karsten) Pappas, age 68 of Hudsonville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Lynn had a servant's heart, filled with care and compassion. She loved to have fun and always had time for her family. She enjoyed buying and giving gifts to her nephews and their children, her step-daughters and their children, as well as the children living in the Presidential Estates Park in...
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Colleen De Waard

December 6, 1924 - April 22, 2018

Colleen Jesene Cordes-De Waard, age 93, passed away peacefully April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Colleen was born to Ula (Little) and Alfred Cordes on December 6, 1924 in Grand Haven, MI. After leaving the United States Marine Corp, she moved to Holland and married Kenneth L. De Waard (d.o.d. Sept. 5, 1992). Colleen loved to swim and was an avid bike rider. She made many excursions with...
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Helen W Borr

April 4, 1935 - April 22, 2018

Helen Borr, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Helen worked at Youth for Christ and GPM Industries and was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. She loved softball, bowling and boating. She and her husband, Jack, spent summers on their boat at Perrin's Marina in Holland and, after retirement, at Mariner's Cove in Saugatuck. Her greatest...
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Nora Van Dyke

October 7, 1933 - April 22, 2018

Nora Van Dyke, age 84, unexpectedly passed away on April 22, 2018. Besides her faith, her family was the most important thing in her life. She and her husband were charter members of Community Reformed Church. She loved her church and the friendships she maintained through the years from there. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul W...
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Sarah E. Tucker

July 5, 1925 - April 22, 2018

Sarah E. Tucker age 92, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrold in 1997 and daughter-in-law Barb in 2011. Sarah was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and a former member of East Saugatuck CRC. She is survived by her children, Tom and Marge Tucker of Hamilton, Bob Tucker...
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Rick Beyer

January 31, 1947 - April 20, 2018

Rick Beyer, 71, of Zeeland, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2018. Rick was born January 31, 1947, to Gerald and Mildred (Van Omen) Beyer. He graduated from Zeeland High School and Western Michigan University and became the industrial arts teacher at Holland High School. Rick was a devoted teacher and was instrumental in the start of the Ottawa County school/work co-op programs at...
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Joan Bruins

July 22, 1932 - April 20, 2018

Joan Bruins, 85, of Zeeland, died Friday, April 20, 2018. Joan was born July 22, 1932, on the Bruins family farm in North Blendon. Joan was one of eight children born to Benjamin and Clara (Visser) Bruins. Joan worked for GE for 34 years before retiring. She volunteered at Heritage Health and Rehab in Zeeland for many years. Joan was a longtime member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church of...
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Robert Mc Donald

June 18, 1936 - April 19, 2018

Robert R. Mc Donald, age 81, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Deborah Doyle (Holland, MI) Diane Mabeley (McKinney, TX), Julia Pelton (Carmel, IN); and 9 grandchildren. After graduating from Indiana University, he was employed by the University of California at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico. Followed by a career with Dow...
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Judd J. Wolbrink

March 20, 1939 - April 18, 2018

Judd J. Wolbrink age 79, of Zeeland, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at an area care center. He was employed by MDOT for 31 years prior to retirement. Judd was preceded in death by his son, Mitchell and sister Patsy Potgeter. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joyce; daughter, Kimberly and Denise Wolbrink (Chase Applegate) of Haslett, MI.; sister and brother, Bette and James Rohn,...
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Alan Van Noord

May 16, 1943 - April 16, 2018

Alan Van Noord, age 74, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in the presence of his wife, close friend Sandy and extended family. Alan was a self-made man who lived a life of generosity. He was a graduate of Wyoming Park High School and was employed by Keebler for 36 years until retirement. He was a faithful steward of his musical gift by participating for 25 years in the Grand Rapids Symphony...
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Evelyn Bosch

April 9, 1929 - April 16, 2018

Evelyn Bosch, age 89, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday morning, April 16, 2018. Evelyn was born April 9, 1929, in Holland, Michigan, one of ten children of John and Alberdine Genzink. Genzinks were members of Graafschap CRC. Evelyn is preceded in death by her Genzink siblings: Arnie, Harv, Julius, Dorothy, Marian, and Gord. After growing up in Graafschap, Evelyn met...
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Kurt VanGenderen

August 20, 1941 - April 15, 2018

Kurt VanGenderen, age 76, of Holland, died suddenly from cardiac arrest on April 15, 2018 while spending the night in Williamsburg, KY, as he and his wife Beverly were traveling to Michigan from wintering in Florida. He was born in Denver, Colorado and loved to ski but truly appreciated the values and lifestyle of living in the Midwest after residing in Holland for almost 50 years. Kurt...
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Julius "Jun" Van Dyke

May 11, 1929 - April 13, 2018

Julius (Jun) Van Dyke age 88, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, April 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Van Dyke in 1993 and son-in-law, Wayne Elhart in 2015 Julius is survived by his children; Kathy Elhart of Holland, Jack Van Dyke and Kathleen of Zeeland, Karen Homkes of Holland, Jeff Van Dyke of Zeeland; grandson, Kurtis and Alyssa Homkes ...
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Wesley Oosting

March 1, 1936 - April 11, 2018

Wesley Oosting, age 82 of Holland, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born in Holland on March 1, 1936 to Clarence and Katherine Oosting. While attending Holland Christian High School, Wes told his best friend, "There is the girl I'm going to marry." A year later he began dating Sharon Hoogeveen; they married a few years later. Wes served in the Army and was stationed...
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Harold "Jay" Klingenberg

September 9, 1936 - April 11, 2018

Jay Klingenberg, age 81 of Overisel, passed away at home, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy; his children and grandchildren: Larry Klingenberg and Devon Stuit, Nancy Klingenberg, Brian and Tina Klingenberg (Riley and Liza) and Scott Klingenberg (Allie); siblings: LaVerne and Doris Klingenberg, Mary and Ken De Graaf and Ruth Vander Ark; in-laws: Marcia and...
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Mildred Vander Beek

June 9, 1925 - April 11, 2018

Mildred Vander Beek's full and blessed life came to a close on April 11, 2018 at age 92. She was born June 9, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to John and Nancy Kaat. Mildred grew up in Zeeland, Michigan and was a proud graduate of Zeeland High School. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked as an executive secretary. She enjoyed 37 years of marriage to Rev. Jack Boerigter. Together...
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Vicki De Jonge

November 19, 1948 - April 9, 2018

Vicki De Jonge, age 69 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, April 09, 2018. She is survived by her siblings: Jack and Cindy De Jonge and Kim and Kurt Smith; her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews: Kim and Matt Thomas (EJ and Isabella), Matthew and Jennifer De Jonge (Evey and Jonah), Erica Chestnut (Sara, Holden, Reilly and Clayton), Chad and Kimberly Smith (Brianna, Devyn, Nikolas,...
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Ted A. Wilson

July 12, 1942 - April 6, 2018

Ted A. Wilson, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Ted served in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War at the Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam and afterward worked as an Avionics Crew Chief for American Airlines for 35 years. Ted is survived by his: Wife of 53 years, Darlene Wilson Children Jeffrey Wilson of Willowbrook, IL Lana (Peter)...
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Robert "Bob" Jones

May 3, 1952 - April 6, 2018

Robert L. Jones, age 65 of Burnips, passed away Friday, April 6 at Mercy Health, St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. Bob loved his family and spending time with them and his dog, Oliver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being at Sugar Island with friends and family. Through the years he appreciated everyone he worked with and they enjoyed his dry sense of humor and quick wit. He will be...
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David John West

December 28, 1965 - April 5, 2018

David John West, 52, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home. David was born in Holland on December 28, 1965, to John and Ann (Huizinga) West. David was the youngest of three children and graduated from West Ottawa High School. In David's working career he worked the most for Biotec in Zeeland. He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his...
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Gertrude Beelen

November 15, 1924 - April 5, 2018

Gertrude Beelen age 93, of Holland, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Beelen and son-in-law, Marvin Dreyer. Gertrude was a member of Gibson Christian Reformed Church where she was involved and active in many church activities. She is survived by her step-daughters, Joyce and Joel Glashower of Zeeland, Molly (Marlene)...
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Marilyn Bale

February 12, 1935 - April 4, 2018

Marilyn Bale, age 83, passed away on April 4, 2018. Marilyn was known for her sunny disposition and always had kind words for everyone. She was outgoing and enjoyed life and all the activities offered through Appledorn Assisted Living Center. She was dearly loved and will be missed. Marilyn was the daughter of Herbert and Gertrude Elwood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years...
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James F. Olsson

February 20, 1928 - April 3, 2018

James F. Olsson age 90, of Holland, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home. Jim was born in Cadillac, Michigan to James and Althea (Lamb) Olsson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Jerrold. He started his career as a Technical Illustrator and retired from BASF as a truck driver for 21 years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in...
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Judie K. Noordeloos

August 23, 1939 - April 2, 2018

Judith Kaye Noordeloos, 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Judie was born August 23, 1939, in Grand Rapids, to Ben and Thelma (Misner) Duthler. She graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and worked in the office for her father at Duthler Family Foods. Judie had five children and later owned and operated a Hallmark store with her...
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Patty Wells

May 4, 1940 - April 1, 2018

Patty Nitz Wells, age 77, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Patty is known for her kind hearted and compassionate spirit and was a faithful follower of Christ. She enjoyed people and serving others her entire life. Her mantra was "Retired and Loving Life". Her laughter and smile will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; her great...
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Paul D Carrier

May 2, 1941 - April 1, 2018

Paul David Carrier, age 76, father of Michael, Joseph and Jacquelyn; grandfather of Griffin, Julian, Charles, Jackson and Alexander; and loving husband of Joan, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Holland Hospital in Holland, Michigan. Paul was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Northwestern University in Evanston and Northwestern Law School. He was a former General Counsel...
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Robert "Bob" Kraai

January 30, 1929 - March 30, 2018

Robert (Bob) Kraai, age 89, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Bob was very devoted to his family, and providing for them was his loving ambition. Always a hard worker, Robert started out in his teens, making and selling folding lawn chairs at Tulip Time. Eventually, he owned and operated the Zeeland Bowling Alley. He was a member of First...
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Ray Terpstra

April 6, 1939 - March 30, 2018

Raymond Terpstra Jr., age 78, of Zeeland, entered into Glory Friday, March 30. 2018. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy (Bleeker) Terpstra; his children, grandchildren and great granddaughter: Curt and Vicki Terpstra (Will), Ron and Kryci Kempkers (Jordyn and Nicholas), Lori and Rick De Visser (Jenessa and her fiancé Michael [Brinslee], Austin), Kim and Larry Modrzynski (Ashley and...
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Ed Heyboer

April 17, 1947 - March 28, 2018

Ed Heyboer, age 70, of Zeeland, was called home by his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to join his family and friends into his eternal home. He leaves behind his loving wife Mary of 49 years, son Eric, son Adam (Kristen), four grandchildren: Tyler (special friend Halie Farrell), Bryce, Presley and Priya; siblings: Carla (Rick) Beyer, Kathy (Ron) Wittingen; sisters and brothers-in-law...
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Jane L. Anema

December 1, 1956 - March 27, 2018

Jane Lois Anema, 61, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her home. Jane was kind, caring, and loving toward her family, friends, and anyone she happened to meet. She will be remembered for her sympathetic heart and willingness to give of her time, her resources, and herself to those around her and those she found in need. She was a devout Christian and faithfully...
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Alice Vanden Bosch

November 22, 1921 - March 27, 2018

Alice Vanden Bosch, age 96, of Zeeland, was welcomed home by her Savior early Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018. While awaiting her transition to glory, Alice was surrounded by her loving family, who celebrated their Christian faith with hymns, Bible readings, and family stories. As three generations of her family testify, "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus...
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Robert Paul Heller

October 9, 1942 - March 24, 2018

Robert P. Heller, 75, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Robert was born in Cicero, Illinois, on October 9, 1942, to Robert and Cecelia (Farnes) Heller. He graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he worked in Intelligence Communications in Japan. Robert worked his career in corrections and...
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Jessica Lynn Paauwe

March 14, 1991 - March 24, 2018

Jessica Lynn Paauwe, has left her earthly home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 24th 2018. Daughter of Brian Paauwe and Linda Deveson, she was born on March 14, 1991 in Holland, MI. She graduated from Holland Public Schools and was continuing her education at Grand Rapids Community College. Jessica was the most loving, caring and thoughtful woman who cared deeply about her family, friends...
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