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Our Obituaries

Jeanette "Nettie" Bosma

June 26, 1928 - January 21, 2019

Jeanette "Nettie" Bosma, of Holland, formerly of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Holland Hospital. Nettie was born June 26, 1928, to Charles and Marge (Kragt) De Jonge. She graduated from Zeeland High and married Fred Bosma in 1948. Nettie and Fred raised their family in Zeeland and were members of Second Reformed Church. Over the years, she worked for Zeeland Hospital,...
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David H. Nykamp

March 28, 1961 - January 19, 2019

David H. Nykamp age 57, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Dave owned and operated Ridgeview Industries established on principles of Trust, Teamwork, Communication, Accountability, and the Golden Rule. His life motto was, "Pray hard. Work hard. Trust God." This philosophy is also...
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Jesus "Jesse" Lopez, Jr.

April 1, 1945 - January 19, 2019

Jesus "Jesse" Lopez, Jr. age 73, of Holland, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at an area care center. He attended Community Reformed Church in Zeeland and was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Teodora Lopez, Step-mother Maria Lopez, siblings, Simon Lopez, Roy Lopez and Delia Sosa. Jesse is survived by his siblings, Gloria Calanchi, Carlos Lopez, Rosalinda F. Lopez, Silvia Flores...
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Stephen K. Taylor

March 28, 1944 - January 17, 2019

Stephen Keith Taylor, 74, of Holland, entered the presence of Christ at Lakeside Vista in Holland on January 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 28, 1944, the son of Jolly and Inez Taylor. He graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles in 1962 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1964, during which he was stationed in the Philippines. Stephen...
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Carolyn Kiekover

July 7, 1929 - January 15, 2019

Carolyn Kiekover, age 91, of Zeeland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She is survived by her husband Arden, of 63 years; her children, grandchildren and great grandson: Alan and Kathy Kiekover (Alison and Brandon Broekhuizen and Abby and Bryson Altvater), Ed and Robin Kiekover (Nicholas Kiekover, Jonathan and Amanda Kiekover, Samuel Kiekover, Hannah Kiekover...
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Mildred Haveman

February 19, 1932 - January 15, 2019

Mildred Haveman, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was a lifetime member of Waypoint Community Church (formerly Zeeland Free Methodist) and taught Sunday school for many years. She loved to knit and quilt and enjoyed to bake and cook. She was a loving and devoted mother and a godly example to her family. She had the gift of hospitality and made friends easily Mildred...
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Timothy J. Bos

October 2, 1961 - January 14, 2019

Timothy J. Bos age 57 of Holland died unexpectedly Monday, January 14, 2019. Tim attended Central Wesleyan Church and owned and operated Bos Painting with his brother Jeff. He graduated from Holland Christian in 1979 and is a faithful Detroit Lions fan. Tim will always be remembered for his devotion to family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed watching,...
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Johanna "Jo" Heuvelhorst Dykstra

August 24, 1924 - January 14, 2019

Johanna "Jo" Heuvelhorst Dykstra, age 94, of Zeeland passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born on August 24, 1924 to Henry and Alice Van Dellen. Jo was preceded in death by her husbands, Gerald Heuvelhorst and Willard Dykstra; her siblings: Richard (Marian) Van Dellen, Edward (Helen) Van Dellen, Anne (Jay) Poll and Cornelia (John) Zuidema. She is survived by her dear friends:...
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Eugene "Joe" Compagner

February 11, 1926 - January 12, 2019

Eugene "Joe" Compagner, 92, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Joe was born February 11, 1926, in Overisel, Michigan, to Arthur and Jennie Compagner. In 1950 Joe married the love of his life, Ruth, who he was married to for 65 years until her death in 2016. Joe and Ruth raised their family in Zeeland and were charter members of Faith Reformed Church where he...
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Lorraine Klamt

May 8, 1931 - January 11, 2019

Lorraine Klamt, 87, of Zeeland and Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019. Lorraine was born in Beaverdam on May 8, 1931, to Leslie and Effie (Sprick) Bekins. She graduated from Zeeland High School in the class of 1949. Lorraine married Ron Klamt in 1951. Lorraine worked at Big Dutchman, Zeeland Public Schools and in the family business Zeeland Dry Cleaners with her...
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Dennis Walters

April 7, 1925 - January 11, 2019

Dennis Walters, 93, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on January 11, 2019. Dennis was born April 7, 1925, to Frank and Della Walters. Dennis married Harriet Knoll, they raised their family in Zeeland. They were members of First Christian Reformed Church where Dennis served as an elder and deacon. Dennis also served on the board of Zeeland Christian School. Dennis and Harriet were the...
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Bertha Rincon Saiz

February 25, 1925 - January 10, 2019

Bertha Rincon Saiz age 93, of Holland, went to be with her Lord Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham, Sr., parents Roque and Aurora Rincon, siblings, Gregory Rincon, Mary Soto and Connie Fagin, and great grandson, Mateo Alonso. Bertha is survived by her son, Abraham,Jr. and Erika Saiz; 5 grandchildren, Rachel Saiz, Sonya and...
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Sue Ann Vliet

January 19, 1937 - January 10, 2019

Sue Ann Vliet, age 81 of Holland, MI, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Sue was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Sue had a lifelong interest in all animals, especially cats and horses—where she won state championships and judged horse shows. Sue was a graduate of Michigan State University. She was a member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland and enjoyed participating in...
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Laverne Lampen

March 8, 1929 - January 10, 2019

Laverne Lampen, age 89 of Holland passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Laverne is survived by his wife Esther, of 62 years; his children and grandchildren: Lowell and Trudy Lampen (Duffy, Meggi and George) of Wisconsin, Andrea Ivarsson (Gunnar and Oskar) of California, honorary daughter Leslie Lampen of Holland; brother: Neil and Marilyn Lampen; brothers-in-law: William (Mary) Plumert Jr...
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Lee Arendsen

October 3, 1936 - January 9, 2019

Lee Arendsen, age 82 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He is survived by his children: Randy and Cindi Arendsen of Zeeland, Ronda Arendsen of Holland and Rick and Trish Arendsen of Spring Lake; 10 grandchildren: Eric and Alyssa, Kaiti and Nate, Christian, Kirby, Kinsey, Stephanie, Jarod, Sydney, Jake and Zoe; great grandson Logan; siblings: Earl and...
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Dolores "Dee" Hertel

October 20, 1929 - January 9, 2019

Dolores Freyling Campbell Hertel, much loved wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma and friend was welcomed into heaven on January 9, 2019. Dolores was born on October 24, 1929 in Holland, Michigan to Arend (Bub) and Hermina DeKoning Freyling. She grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and Hope College where she met her husband Gene C. Campbell. They were...
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Ana Morales

December 14, 1927 - January 8, 2019

Mrs. Ana Celia Morales, age 91, of Holland, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Ana was born to parents Jorge and Agueda Gonzales - Rivera on December 14, 1927 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She grew up the third of five children and married Salvador Morales in 1943. Ana and Salvador moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1952 and eventually relocated to Holland, Michigan in 1967 to help...
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Heang Trang

March 2, 1927 - January 7, 2019

Heang Trang, age 91, passed away on January 7, 2019. Heang was preceded in death by her husband, Peng Cruy. She is survived by 11 children, 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family is from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St. Zeeland, MI 49464. Funeral services are at 2:00 pm on the same day, Friday also at...
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John A. Heyboer, Jr.

August 7, 1926 - January 4, 2019

John A. Heyboer Jr., age 92, of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 70 years, Wava; his children: Jack and Patti Heyboer, Philip and Christine De Jong, Marcia and Jerry Van Nuil, Lisa and Cal Blystra and Jim and Heather Heyboer; grandchildren: Mandy and Joel Cooper, Kate and Bewketo Likaont, John and Mia...
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Gene Dozeman

October 25, 1933 - January 4, 2019

Gene Dozeman, age 85 of Hamilton, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 4, 2019. Gene is survived by his wife, Joyce Dozeman; children: Robin and Joel Jennings, and Natalie Dozeman; grandchildren: Emma, Allie, Noah and McClane. A private family service of remembrance and celebration is planned. Memorial contributions are to Hospice of Holland. ...
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Helena Pippel

September 8, 1922 - January 4, 2019

Helena Pippel, age 96, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Lakeside Vista. She was born September 8, 1922. Helena married Harold "Pip" James Pippel June 7, 1940 and was married 44 years until his death in 1984. Beside her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her two great great grandsons and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children: Lloyd and Karla...
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Kenneth Robert Wall, Jr.

January 1, 1946 - January 2, 2019

Kenneth Robert Wall Jr., age 73, of Holland, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Louise; his children: Heather Wall, Ken and Kathy Wall, Kristin and John King and Jack Wall; his grandchildren: Celeste Wall, Ava Wall, Jax Wall, Ellie Wall and Mia King; his siblings: Adelaide Wall, Thomas Wall, John...
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Gerke "Gary" Boomsma

July 4, 1935 - January 1, 2019

Gerke "Gary" Boomsma, age 83 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Gary emigrated from the Netherlands as a young man and enthusiastically made a life in America. One of his proudest achievements was becoming a U.S. citizen, as he truly loved this country. He also loved God, his family and his friends. Late in life, he even discovered a passion for sailing. Gary could make...
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Lorraine Nyhoff

August 16, 1934 - December 31, 2018

Lorraine Nyhoff, age 84, passed away on December 31, 2018. Lorraine was a loving mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to share her passion for baking and enjoying time together with family. She worked for Hamilton Post Office for 30 years and became its Postmaster for many years prior to retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, making floral arrangements, and playing...
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Joyce Elaine Vis

April 8, 1948 - December 30, 2018

Joyce Elaine Vis, 70, of Holland, MI, passed away on December 30th, 2018. Joyce was born April 18, 1948, in Zeeland, to Richard and Gertrude (Driesenga) Marlink. She graduated from Holland High in 1966. Joyce worked at Russ' Northtown for 25 years. Joyce lit up every room she walked into, and was fearless when she was faced with breast cancer twice in her lifetime. She was a supportive,...
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Stella "Steenwyk" Scheele

December 9, 1924 - December 30, 2018

Stella Scheele, 94, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. Stella was born to Jacob and Alice (Knoll) Steenwyk on December 9, 1924, in Byron Center. She is survived by her sister Anna Boschma of Zeeland, her brother Edward and Rita Steenwyk of Hudsonville, her brother-in-law Richard Straight of Zeeland, and many nieces and nephews. Stella was preceded in death by her husband...
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Virginia Palmbos

April 28, 1926 - December 29, 2018

Virginia Palmbos, age 92, of Beaverdam, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 29, 2018. She is survived by her children: Richard and Janna Palmbos, Wanda and Curtis Van Noord, Bill and Pam Palmbos, Pam and John Meyer and Don and Pat Palmbos; grandchildren: Michelle and Christopher Hart, Krista and Steve Nykamp, Sarah and Michael Setlock, Julie and Brian Claerbaut, Daniel Van...
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Vivian J. Vander Kooi

April 2, 1937 - December 28, 2018

Vivian J. Vander Kooi, age 81, of Borculo, following a lengthy illness, went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 28, 2018 at her home. Vivian served her community as a beautician in Borculo for 53 years and was a lifelong member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church; but above all, Vivian was a loving mother and faithful wife. Vivian is survived by her: Husband of 58 years, Joel...
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Martha "Marti" DeLaLuz Jimenez Schrotenboer

October 18, 1939 - December 27, 2018

Martha "Marti" DeLaLuz Jimenez Schrotenboer, age 79, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 27, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Schrotenboer, her children: Rosalind and Robert Skiles, Ann and Derek Mc Millan, Anita Ryan and Chris and Stacie Jimenez; grandchildren: Jessica and Brad De John, Jacquelin Jimenez and her fiancé Michael Doran, Rachael Skiles, Robby...
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Merle Vredeveld

February 25, 1931 - December 27, 2018

Merle Vredeveld, age 87, passed away on December 27, 2018. Merle was born in Zeeland, MI and graduated from Zeeland High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Washington State. He was a kind and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was co-owner of Romeyn's Service Inc. for many years and was well respected in the community. In retirement,...
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Betty J. Dubois

July 19, 1923 - December 26, 2018

Betty Jane Dubois (nee DeKoning), age 95, is celebrating her meeting with her Savior after she passed from this world on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother whose main desire was to provide love, care and support for her family. During World War II, Betty was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Hayes Manufacturing Corporation in Grand Rapids, riveting...
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Pamela Lee Wells

April 15, 1943 - December 24, 2018

Pamela Lee Wells, age 75, of Holland, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Pam grew up in Mattawan, Michigan and graduated from Mattawan High School in 1961. She was the Salutatorian of her graduating class. She received her BA in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1965 and began her career in Human Resources at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo....
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Geneva Brookhouse

May 6, 1922 - December 23, 2018

Geneva Brookhouse, age 96, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Geneva was born in Holland, MI and graduated from Holland High School. She married LeRoy, had two sons, and stayed home to help raise them when they were young. She worked for the Pontiac Garage and retired from Holland Central Trades Credit Union after 17 years of employment. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her...
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Joyce Martinus

September 13, 1926 - December 23, 2018

Joyce Martinus, age 92, passed away on Sunday morning, December 23, 2018. Joyce was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. She was a homemaker dedicated to loving and raising her four children. She served as a den mother when the boys were in Scouts. She volunteered for Hackley Hospital's Cherry Guild and became a Mona Shores School bus driver. She loved supporting her...
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Rhona June Hulst

March 25, 1931 - December 22, 2018

Rhona June Smidderks Hulst, 87, was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Rhona grew up in Zeeland and met the love of her life, Melvin Hulst, at the Zeeland skating rink. Together they had five children and are life-long members of First Reformed Church in Zeeland. Rhona was a devoted and loving wife and mother and worked tirelessly for her family. She was...
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Geraldine Petroelje

November 30, 1919 - December 22, 2018

Geraldine Petroelje, age 99, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 and will spend her first Christmas in heaven with her Lord and Savior.. She is survived by her children: Sandy and Ron Kleinheksel of West Olive, Larry and Betty Petroelje of Holland, Dave and Marge Petroelje of Zeeland, Paul and Sherry Petroelje of Byron Center, Linda and Kendall Vander Kamp of Holland and Jack...
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Martin A. Freeman

September 30, 1951 - December 21, 2018

Martin A. Freeman age 67, of Holland, died Friday, December 21, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Storey, parents, Alfred and Lucille Freeman, brothers, Fredrick and John. Martin was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service following 37 years of employment. He spent the last...
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Calvin "Kelly" Meengs

May 21, 1929 - December 20, 2018

Calvin "Kelly" Meengs, age 89, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018. As a young adult, Kelly, served in the United States Army at the end of World War II. He remained single his entire life, was employed as a heavy equipment operator for much of his career, and later on was self-employed. He enjoyed being an avid sportsman and traveled to Alaska in the summer, Texas in the winter, and...
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Robert Gross, Sr.

March 7, 1944 - December 19, 2018

Robert Gross Sr., age 74 of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Robert served in the United States Marine Corp and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert loved life, especially when he was working in his garage or riding around on two-tracks enjoying nature. He was an adrenaline junky, loving the need for speed, particularly while drag racing his Polaris Slingshot...
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Guy Graham

March 31, 1951 - December 17, 2018

Guy Graham, age 67, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Guy was known by his wife as "King of Manana" but grew up with the nickname "Gub", who always had a fun loving and optimistic spirit. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He graduated from Lake Erie College in Ohio, studied at Cleveland Clinic and received a bachelor of Biology and Medical Science. He served in the...
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Bernice Nykamp

November 29, 1922 - December 17, 2018

Bernice "Bun" Nykamp, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. As a child of God, Bernice lived out her faith by being a gentle and loving mother, serving her family at every opportunity, and offering hospitality. She served and cared for many people in need throughout her life. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland her entire married life where she served faithfully....
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Tom Pikaart

July 3, 1940 - December 16, 2018

Tom Pikaart, age 78, of Forest Grove, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 16, 2018, only 11 days after his wife of 54 years, Linda passed away. He is survived by his children: Mike and Jennifer Pikaart, Michelle and Chuck Steenwyk and Scott and Cindy Pikaart; his grandchildren: Hannah, Marissa and Kristen Pikaart; Bradley, Christopher and Andrea Steenwyk and Cameron and...
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Donald Bruce Van Overloop

June 18, 1936 - December 15, 2018

Donald Bruce Van Overloop 82, of Hudsonville fell asleep in Jesus Christ his Lord and Redeemer on December 15, 2018. Don was the third son of John and Anna (Molenkamp) Van Overloop. Born in Grand Rapids on June 18, 1936, he was raised in Zutphen, Michigan. He was a long time member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. In 1958 Don married his wife of 59 years Correne Lubbers with whom he...
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Mary Van Harn

September 5, 1930 - December 14, 2018

Mary A. Van Harn, age 88, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018 with her family by her side. COL Van Harn is originally from Zeeland, MI and went to the US Army School of Physical Therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center, TX . She graduated from Hope College in Michigan and then earned her MS degree from USC. She served in the Army Medical Specialist Corps and retired with 30 years of...
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Marilyn Ryzenga

November 1, 1928 - December 12, 2018

Marilyn Ryzenga, 90, of Overisel, passed away at home from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Marilyn was born November 1, 1928, in Holland, to Lubert and Gertrude Hop. She was raised on the Hop family farm in North Holland. Marilyn met Ernest Ryzenga and they married in 1948. Marilyn and Ernest raised their family in Overisel and were members of Overisel Christian Reformed...
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Janet F. Gesink

May 22, 1933 - December 12, 2018

Janet Gesink, 85, passed away on December 12, 2018. Janet was born on May 22, 1933 to Jacob and Edith Dekker in Lansing, Illinois. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and met Owen Gesink there. They were married in June of 1956. They spent their first years of married life in Iowa City, Iowa where Owen attended medical school at the University of Iowa. Janet had a degree in...
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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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