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Our Obituaries

Shane Russell

February 12, 1974 - January 24, 2021

Shane Russell, age 46 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 after a short struggle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lecia; his daughters: Brianna and her fiancé Jake Pledger, and Jordyn; his mother Penny (Bill) Mears; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dianna (Jerry) Rodanhisler, Paul (Laura) Commons, Philip (Linda) Commons, Carl (Michelle) Commons, and nieces,...
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Marcia J. Greving

May 23, 1936 - January 24, 2021

Marcia Jean Greving (Koning), age 84 of Holland MI, passed away from natural causes and went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2021. She and Melvin, her husband of 56 years, enjoyed family vacations, bowling, hot fudge sundaes, playing cards, and winters at Nettles Island in Florida in the company of many friends. She loved her job at Family Fare in Holland serving as the Health...
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Brandon Lee Boerigter

January 3, 1973 - January 22, 2021

Brandon Boerigter, 48, of Hamilton, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 22, 2021. Brandon was born January 3, 1973, in Holland, Michigan, to Gene and Sally (Haakma) Boerigter. He graduated from Hamilton High School and Grand Valley State University. Brandon started working at Prince Corporation and was currently working for Yanfeng. Brandon and his family are very grateful for all his...
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Curt M. Lezman

March 15, 1960 - January 19, 2021

Curt M. Lezman, age 60, of Bentheim, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Harriet Lezman; brother, Kelly Lezman; and sister, Mardell Lynema. He was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church. Curt is survived by his brother, Jack (Mary) Lezman of Hamilton; nephews, Dean Lynema, Terry (Emily) Lezman, and Scott...
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Alberta "Babe" Veltman

March 10, 1930 - January 18, 2021

Alberta "Babe" Veltman, age 90 of Holland, entered into her heavenly home on Monday, January 18, 2021. Alberta was born in Grand Rapids on March 10, 1930, to Albert and Ada Vander Wall. As the youngest of nine children, she was given her lifelong nickname, Babe, by her siblings at an early age. Babe graduated from Calvin College with a nursing degree and began working at Butterworth Hospital...
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Elaine Brower

July 20, 1935 - January 17, 2021

Elaine Brower, 85, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Elaine was born July 20, 1935, in Grand Rapids, to William and Grace (Meyers) Duimstra. She was a longtime member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. Elaine married Roger D. Brower in 1959 and they raised their four children on the family farm in Oakland. Elaine cared deeply about her family and her faith life. Her...
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Karen F. Smeltzer

May 26, 1938 - January 16, 2021

Karen F. Smeltzer age 82, of Holland, met her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen "Fred" in 2018. Karen attended Central Wesleyan Church and worked a nurse for local hospitals and private practice offices. She was an avid reader and loved to knit and crochet. Karen is survived by her children, Scott Smeltzer of Fremont, Jeffrey...
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Patricia Veen

November 5, 1950 - January 15, 2021

Patricia Veen, 70, of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Pat was born November 5, 1950, in Holland, to Alfred and Hazel (Schrotenboer) Langejans. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and married David Lee Veen in 1972. Pat enjoyed working for Broekhuis Growers, where she worked for 20 plus years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Mae Tubbs

August 14, 1966 - January 12, 2021

Mae Tubbs, age 54 of West Olive, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dan; her children: Brandon Moomey and Katrina Davis; her mother Linda Moomey; her sisters: Laura Moomey, and Diane Houtman; her sisters-in-law: Sandy and Mark Kolka, and Michelle and Tom Langford. Mae was preceded in death by her father George Moomey and her sister Georgia...
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Deborah Afton

March 20, 1956 - January 10, 2021

Deborah Ann (Boyce) Afton gained her angel wings January 10, 2021. Deborah was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1956 to Joyce Masker Boyce and Edward (stepmom Joan) Boyce. She attended Coopersville High School. She will be deeply missed; gone but never forgotten. She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce; father and stepmother, Edward and Joan Boyce; her infant daughter,...
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Domonique M. Anaya

September 4, 1998 - January 10, 2021

Domonique Marie Anaya age 22, of Holland, died Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. She went on to earn a degree in Graphic Media Management from Ferris State University and was currently employed by WestRock as a Graphics Designer. She had a huge heart and was happiest when she was surrounded by family. Domonique was preceded in death...
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Wilma Martinie

September 21, 1933 - January 7, 2021

Wilma Martinie, 87, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Wilma was born September 21, 1933, in East Saugatuck to George and Alice (Veen) Jansen. She married Gerald Martinie and they raised their children in Noordeloos and were longtime members of Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church. Wilma worked for 26 years at Holland Awning before her retirement. She was preceded in death...
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Carol Lynn Lange

November 30, 1950 - January 6, 2021

Carol Lynn Lange, age 70, of Holland, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Carol was born in Holland on November 30, 1950 to John and Dorothy Timmer. After graduating from Holland High School, Carol worked in customer service at: Kmart, Big Lots, Hobby Lobby and JCI. Carol enjoyed bowling, horseback riding, boating and fishing. She also loved crafting...
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Diane Mary Wilson

December 27, 1938 - January 5, 2021

Diane Mary Wilson, 82, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2020. Diane was born on Long Island, New York, December 27, 1938, to Edward and Dorothy Weger. She graduated from high school and later married Roland Gilbert Wilson. Diane and Roland raised their children in Reidsville, North Carolina. Diane worked in the home raising her children. She volunteered at Williamsburg...
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Beverly Schlaack

August 30, 1934 - January 5, 2021

Beverly Schlaack, age 86 of Holland, formerly of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, January 05, 2021 at her home. Beverly was a member of First Reformed Church in Holland and was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack C. French and Robert L. Schlaack; grandson, Jesse Knotts; and great granddaughter, Mackenzie Mohney. Beverly is survived by her son, Dale (Pam) French of Mattawan; daughters,...
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Howard Schutter

June 7, 1928 - January 4, 2021

Howard Schutter age 92, of Bentheim, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at an area care center. Howard was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church and worked for Hamilton Farm Bureau Lumber for 42 years. He enjoyed farming for over 30 years and was an avid gardener. Howard was a Marine Corp veteran, serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Delores; children, Ron and...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Grego

April 5, 1977 - January 1, 2021

Ronald L. Grego Jr., age 43 of Holland, was welcomed into his heavenly home on January 1, 2021. Ronnie was born in Oak Park, Illinois on April 5, 1977 to Ronald and Chris Grego. Growing up Ronnie was a talented athlete and had accepted a scholarship to play Division 1 football at Northwestern University. However, Ronnie's life was forever changed after contracting encephalitis in 1995. ...
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John Bruursema

December 10, 1966 - January 1, 2021

John Bruursema, age 54 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Bobbie Jo; his children; Kyle, Jacob and Katie; his mother Joyce Bruursema; his sister and her husband Mary Ferwerda and Patrick Daly; father-in-law Robert De Young; mother-in-law Barbara and Dennis Van Voorst; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Karen Bruursema, Bonnie...
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Joyce Morren

December 17, 1938 - December 29, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Joyce Morren, please visit Joyce Morren, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Joyce was a caring and loving mom and grandma and went out of her way to do things especially for the grandkids. Although disease took many of her abilities in the last two years, she was a loyal and...
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Mary Kouw

June 2, 1946 - December 28, 2020

Mary Kouw, age 74 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Kevin and Rachael Kouw (Jaylen and Kaylee) and Lisa and Alan Finnie (AJ, Connor and Meghan); her siblings: Ginger and Fred English and Irene and Ard Den Bleyker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Larry Kouw, Barb and Karl Weber, Donna Kouw, and Dee Besteman. Mary was...
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Leon Scholten

January 27, 1920 - December 24, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Leon Scholten, please visit Leon Scholten, age 100, of Holland, passed away on December 24, 2020 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottage with family by his side. Leon proudly served in the US Army during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Graafschap CRC and loved the Lord with all his heart. Leon...
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Margery "Peggy" Fitzgerald

September 15, 1920 - December 23, 2020

Margery "Peggy" Fitzgerald passed away on December 23, 2020 at the Inn of Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan. Born September 15, 1920, Peggy was a lifetime Holland resident. She spent her youth on 12th Street developing friendships that lasted nearly a century. When her parents purchased the land on Ottawa Beach Road from Hope College, Peggy moved to Bramblewood, a place she would call...
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Leonard J. Van Bragt

March 10, 1936 - December 22, 2020

Leonard Van Bragt, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at an area care center. Leonard Jacob Van Bragt was baptized for the remission of his sins in 1971 and worshipped with Holland Church of Christ and later with Lakeshore Church of Christ. As a young man he played Santa w/o the suit to the children he knew. He liked to make goulash and Hungarian Sauerkraut and would not share...
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Janet Clements

March 27, 1933 - December 21, 2020

Janet M. Clements, age 87, of Hamilton, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, December 21, 2020. Janet was born March 27, 1933 in Monticello, Kentucky to Ramie and Eva Cross. She graduated from Wayne County High School and Lindsey Wilson College. She and her husband Kenneth Dishman moved to Hamilton in 1956. She was employed by the Holland Evening Sentinel for 20 years. Moved to North...
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Jason Kortering

January 15, 1936 - December 20, 2020

Jason Kortering, age 84, was taken home to see Jesus, and to join the triumphant church in glory, on Sunday, Dec. 20, as the church here below was gathering for worship. Mourning his loss, but rejoicing in the hope of eternal life, are his beloved and faithful wife of 63 years, Jeannette "Jean" Kortering; five daughters: Lori (Prof. Barry) Gritters, Sharon (Dennis) Griess, Joann Klamer, Ellen ...
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Constance Howe Stanulis

June 6, 1930 - December 20, 2020

Constance Howe Stanulis (née Langan), our darling, feisty mom passed away after complications from a fall on December 20, 2020. She was born June 6, 1930 in Boston to Thelma and James Langan, younger sister to Jackie, and had fond memories of visiting the family home in Maine and looking for starfishes as a young girl. She particularly loved her Uncle Gauga, a physical therapist who helped...
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Carl Walkley

May 5, 1941 - December 20, 2020

Carl G. Walkley, age 79, of Holland, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Carl was a member of Sandy Pines for 45 years and worked at Bohn Aluminum for 10 years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hopkins, MI. Carl was preceded in death by his first wife, Helena A. Walkley in 1996; his second wife, Norma J. Hays-Walkley in 2020; brother, Robert Edison Walkley; and sister,...
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Marlyn June Kane

November 22, 1926 - December 19, 2020

Marlyn June Kane, age 94, was born on November 22, 1926 to Oscar and Margaret Ming. She passed away on December 19, 2020 at home with family by her side. Marlyn lived in Holland all her life and attended Holland High School. During that time in school, she developed an interest in secretarial work and business, this continued throughout her adult life. After raising her family, she started a...
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Gladys Baxter

October 16, 1931 - December 19, 2020

Gladys (Eling) Baxter, age 89, of Allendale and formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away quietly with family at her side, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Growing up Gladys' family moved quite often but she spent most of the past 80 years in the Sault Ste. Marie area. She worked as a loan officer for many years at Central Savings Bank. In her free time, she loved to be outdoors, golfing and...
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Irwin "Dean" Rodgers

January 8, 1941 - December 19, 2020

Irwin "Dean" Rodgers, age 79 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Delores; his children: Dave and Sonja Rodgers, Debbie and Ron Joseph and Dan and Kristen Rodgers; grandchildren: Keith and Carlee Rodgers, Emily Rodgers, Tasha Joseph, Bryan Joseph, Hannah Rodgers, Jacob Rodgers, Matthew Rodgers, and Nathan Rodgers; half brother Tom...
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Hazel A. Boeve

April 12, 1935 - December 18, 2020

Hazel Ann Boeve went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Rest Haven Care Center in Holland. She will spend this Christmas in heaven with her husband Wayne who preceded her in death just six months ago. Hazel was born on April 12, 1935 to John and Susan (Gruppen) DeRoo in Zeeland, MI. After her graduation from Zeeland High School, Hazel married her true love, Wayne...
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Julie Graveling

January 25, 1962 - December 16, 2020

Julie Graveling, age 58 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She is survived by her sister Deb Bierema, her niece Jamie Bierema and aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie was preceded in death by her parents Herb and Norma Graveling. Julie was born in raised in Zeeland. She graduated from Zeeland High School where she played on the tennis team. She was a member of First...
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Leon "Lee" Hoeve

April 1, 1943 - December 16, 2020

Leon "Lee" Hoeve, 77, of Bentheim, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, got out of his wheelchair and ran into the arms of Jesus. Lee was born April 1, 1943, in Zeeland, to Earl and Martha (Hulst) Hoeve. He attended Zeeland High School. Lee served the U.S. Army in the National Guard. He married Sandra Yonker on June 5, 1964, and they raised their children in Bentheim. Lee was a longtime member...
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J. Daniel Marslender

December 11, 1942 - December 16, 2020

James Daniel Marslender of Holland, MI passed away on December 16, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. Dan was born on December 11, 1942 to Ralph Gay and Virginia Louise Marslender in Omar, WV. Dan graduated from Logan High School in 1961 before joining the United States Air Force. After serving his country, Dan went on to Marshall University to earn his degree in Business. He spent his...
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Leanne Herrema

January 20, 1954 - December 14, 2020

Leanne Joy Herrema, age 66, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020. Leanne was born in Ferrysburg, Michigan to Gerald and Marian Rosema. She graduated High School from West Michigan Christian and received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College. During her college years, she loved working at Camp Roger and passed that tradition to her children who also spent many summers there. ...
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Evelyn Vandermeer

February 6, 1933 - December 13, 2020

Evelyn Vandermeer, 87, of Holland passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. Evelyn was born February 6, 1933, to John and Grace (Zuidema) Bronkema. She married Allan Vandermeer and they raised their five children in Holland. They were members of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church where Evelyn was a charter member. Evelyn worked at Russ' restaurants for 28 years. In 2001, she was...
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Mary McNeil

May 19, 1947 - December 12, 2020

Mary L. (Bordeau) McNeil, age 73, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 peacefully in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McNeil in 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Linda McNeil; daughter, Denese Wellman; son, Thomas (Shelley) McNeil; son, Chad McNeil; grandchildren, Cierra, Breanah, Justine, Dale Michael, Sydney, Trevor, Emilie, Cassie, Kavyn; and several...
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Charles Dale Hoezee

July 23, 1937 - December 11, 2020

Charles Dale Hoezee, age 83 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Muriel; his children: Bill and Jodi Hoezee, Doug and Janice Hoezee, Dawn VanDenBrand, and Brian and Marilyn Hoezee; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren: siblings: Ed and Virginia Hoezee, Bill and Barb Hoezee, Virginia Harsevoort, Mary and Bob Dannenberg, Harris Hoezee...
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Simona R. Escobar

January 5, 1929 - December 10, 2020

Simona R. Escobar, age 91, of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Simona was born on January 5, 1929 in Cotulla, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her family was a priority and she was always there when needed. In order to provide for her family she worked until retirement at Old Dutch Garden....
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Jay Wolbert

January 31, 1928 - December 10, 2020

Jay Wolbert, age 92, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020. He is survived by his children: Jim Wolbert, Tricia and Mike Alexander, Randy and Pat Wolbert, and Bill and Tammy Wolbert; 5 grandchildren: Steven Alexander, Seth Wolbert, Sam Wolbert, Valarie Wolbert, and Jennifer Wolbert, and his sister Marcia Wolbert. Jay was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 1994 and his daughter-in-law...
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Maxine Harris DeBruyn

May 8, 1937 - December 9, 2020

MAXINE DEBRUYN May 8, 1937-December 9, 2020 (Due to COVID-19 a memorial will be held later, to be informed please sign the online guestbook) Nationally and internationally acclaimed dance educator, founder of Hope College Dance Department and community patron of the arts passed away on December 9, 2020. Maxine Harris DeBruyn was born May 8,1937 to Madge L Griswold Harris and Willard C...
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Virginia Van Hoven

January 27, 1921 - December 9, 2020

Virginia Van Hoven, age 99 of Zeeland passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Pat Dionise, Shirley Van Hoven, Susan Van Hoven and special niece and nephew Lynn Dionise who was her goddaughter and Al and Mary Dionise who helped Virginia immensely; also Pamela Dionise, Bill and Debbie Piper, Michael Dionise, Scott and Joy Van Hoven, Pam Van Hoven and...
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Louise Vander Veer

May 7, 1932 - December 8, 2020

The recording of Louise Vander Veer's funeral service may be viewed by clicking on this link: Louise Vander Veer, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her home. Louise was raised on a farm in Oakland, MI. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland and was active in...
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Gordon Klouw

October 23, 1929 - December 8, 2020

Gordon Klouw, 91, passed from this life and went into eternity with his Savior on December 8, 2020. He was raised in Grand Haven. Graduated from Calvin College and Seminary and did postgraduate studies at U of M. Following his military commitment with the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War, he served three churches as an ordained pastor, one in Holland and two in Southern...
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Bev Mohr

January 3, 1941 - December 8, 2020

Bev Mohr, age 79 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dale; her children: Todd and Janine Mohr, Brent and Ann Mohr and Jill and Kevin Ellerbroek; grandchildren: Jessica Mohr, Brittany Mohr, Miranda Mohr, Michaela Mohr, Spencer Mohr, Trevor Mohr, Chloe Mohr, Jett Ellerbroek, Kruze Ellerbroek, Marinna Ellerbroek, Kaden Ellerbroek, and her...
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Joan Demaray

November 18, 1962 - December 7, 2020

View Funeral Service for Joan Demaray - Recorded: Joan Demaray, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home. Joan was an administrative assistant for 40 years for Haworth where she utilized her bachelor's degree in business from Davenport University. Volunteering at Great Lakes Lighthouse...
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Yan Hing Chau

April 5, 1952 - December 7, 2020

Yan Hing Chau, age 68, of Holland, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home. Yan is survived by his: Wife Ching Chau Children Samnang Vong and Soknimol Soeun Chhoeung Mason and Maccius Mason Ngan Chau and Kimhak Oeng Hing Schierbeek and Andrew Schierbeek Hoeung Chau Kinh Chau and Kheang Tea Chhoeungsuoy Chau Services are planned for 11:00am-2:30pm on Friday, December...
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William Tellier

June 5, 1938 - December 7, 2020

William J. Tellier, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020. William's life motto was "Love, Patience, and Understanding" and all that knew him knew it as well. He was known as dad, coach, mentor, hero, and best friend and will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and care. He maintained a close and loving relationship with his brother. He dearly loved his children and...
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Gertrude J. Brink

August 16, 1928 - December 5, 2020

Gertrude Brink age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence in 2000 and sons, Brad in 2007 and Matthew in 1975, a granddaughter Allison Brink, and son-in-law James Lutzke in 1999. Gertrude was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church where she was active in many areas of congregational life. In...
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Ellsworth Ten Clay

November 6, 1922 - December 5, 2020

Reverend Ten Clay's funeral service can be viewed at Rev. Ellsworth M. Ten Clay was called to leave the Church Militant and join the Church Triumphant on December 5, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1922 into a family with 15 children. Preceding him in death were his wife Betty on August 26, 2004, his parents Henry and Minnie ...
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Dixon M. Raymond

March 19, 1926 - December 4, 2020

Son, brother, husband, father and GP to his two grandsons, Dixon "Dick" Raymond died at age 94 on December 4, 2020 in the Inn at Freedom Village. Born in Buffalo, NY, he grew up on a farm near Springville, NY. Weary of taking care of the chickens he joined the Canadian Army's Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa at age 15 and spent more than four years in His Majesty's service. The regiment landed on...
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Renee R. Reed

July 31, 1954 - December 4, 2020

Renee Reed, age 66, of Holland and formerly of Belding, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at her home. Renee graduated from Lowell High School and Montcalm Community College and worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Belding Veterinary Hospital. She was creative, artistic, and a Master Gardener; she also volunteered her time and talents with the Belding Area EMS, Belding Historical Society and...
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Daniel Dubbink

December 28, 1952 - December 3, 2020

Daniel Dubbink, age 67, of Hamilton/Bentheim died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his home. His long battle with cancer has ended. He was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church, which he served many ways faithfully. His lifelong career was in the lumber division of Hamilton Farm Bureau/Zeeland Lumber. Dan loved the outdoors, gardening, sports, and family. His grandchildren were his joy. Dan is...
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Lloyd Meeuwsen

June 14, 1931 - November 30, 2020

Lloyd Meeuwsen, age 89, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 30, 2020. He is survived by his children: Paul and Karie Meeuwsen, Pat and Reed Navis, Jayne and Del Ritsema, Tom and Sherri Meeuwsen, and Dave and Stacey Meeuwsen; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; his sister-in-law Pauline Meeuwsen and his brother-in-law: Dr....
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A. Donald Postma

July 12, 1929 - November 29, 2020

A. Donald Postma, age 91, passed away November 29, 2020. He was born on July 12, 1929 in Holland, Michigan to Andrew and Ruth Postma, graduated from Holland High School and went on to get both his Bachelors and Master's Degrees from the University of Michigan. While at University of Michigan he was captain of the university rifle team. During that period, he earned more than 80 medals and...
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Dorothy Jean Machiela

November 28, 1928 - November 29, 2020

Dorothy Jean Machiela, of Georgetown, passed away on November 29, 2020, one day after her 92nd birthday. Dorothy was born and raised on a farm. She grew up with a strong work ethic and a deep faith. As a mother and homemaker, Dorothy was "Dutch Clean" and took great pride in caring for her home and family. Dorothy is survived by her children: Mike and Carla Machiela, Keith and Donna...
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Burton "Bud" Borr

August 17, 1929 - November 28, 2020

Burton Jay (Bud) Borr (91), entered the gates of heaven 11/28/2020. He was born 08/17/1929 to John and Lena Borr. He lived his life in Holland. He worked for the City of Holland for 40 years at the Holland Police Department. He started as a patrolman and worked his way up to Captain. He was in charge of Tulip Time traffic for many years. Bud and Eleanor enjoyed summers boating on Lake...
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Yut Tun

May 3, 1962 - November 28, 2020

Yut Tun, 58, of Holland, passed away at Holland Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Yut was born in Battambong, Cambodia, on May 3, 1962. In 1979, she fled from the Khmer Rouge with her family. Yut, her brother, and her cousin escaped to Thailand and the Kowedan Camp there. They moved later to the Mairout Camp in Thailand because they were orphans when Yut was 20. Six months later they...
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Patricia L. Spoor

June 28, 1939 - November 27, 2020

Patricia L. Spoor age 81, of Holland, died Friday, November 27, 2020. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church. Patricia was the daughter of John and Delia Prince and is survived by her husband of 64 years, James; daughters, Brenda Spoor and Jamie and Robert Boersen; grandchildren, Zachary Boersen, and Aubrie Boersen and Louay Aldakhel; great grandchildren, Laila and Zara; sister, Verona...
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Claudia Ruiz

October 28, 1950 - November 27, 2020

Claudia Ruiz, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, November 27, 2020 surrounded by her family. Claudia attended Resurrection Life Church of Holland and was employed as a facilitator at Herman Miller for 29 years and enjoyed retirement for the last 12 years of her life. As a wife, she brought the energy to life and always cared and loved with everything she had....
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Peter "Pete" Hartsuiker

January 6, 1938 - November 26, 2020

Peter E. "Pete" Hartsuiker, age 82 of Holland, formerly of Fennville, passed into eternal life on Thursday, November 26, 2020 from complications related to heart disease. His daughter and sister-in-law, Alyce were at his side. He was born January 6, 1938 in Douglas, Michigan to Herman and Doris Hartsuiker. He is survived by his loving daughter, Christyne "Chris" Overbeek and the Overbeek...
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Lin Compagner

November 21, 1945 - November 26, 2020

Lin's funeral service can be viewed at Lin Compagner, age 75 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Steve and Shawn Compagner (Alisha and Nick Boeve [Teagan and Evelyn], Britney and Nate Poll, and Colton Compagner), Corey and Carrie Compagner (Nicholas Compagner,...
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Elmer Hassevoort

September 5, 1934 - November 26, 2020

Elmer W. Hassevoort, age 86, passed away to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Elmer was dearly loved and will be missed. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Hassevoort in 2019 and their son, Jerry Hassevoort in 2020. Elmer is survived by his son, Dennis and Sandra Hassevoort; daughter, Connie and Kevin Aalderink; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hassevoort; grandchildren...
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Allen Bos

August 24, 1943 - November 26, 2020

Al Bos age 77, of Zeeland, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Al was born in Holland, to Hyo and Winnifred Bos on August 24, 1943. He graduated from Holland High School and started working at Nelson Steel soon after. Al retired from Bert Reimink Plumbing and Heating following 40 years of employment. In his retirement he worked for Walters Gardens. Al married Lynn in...
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Bernard Haak

September 15, 1932 - November 25, 2020

Bernard J. Haak age 88, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Bernie was born in Zeeland, the son of Charlie and Fannie Haak. He attended Holland Christian High School and Davenport College. He worked as an accountant for General Electric and then at GMB Architecture + Engineering. He was an active member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church and...
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Louise DeWitt

August 15, 1940 - November 25, 2020

Louise DeWitt, 80, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Louise was born August 15, 1940, in Allendale to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Manning. Louise is married to Jerald DeWitt and they are members of Vriesland Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband, Jerald, sister Hazel and Marvin Williams, brother Charles Manning, in-laws: Flora Muller, Marvin and Becky DeWitt,...
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Elizabeth A. Bennett

November 4, 1934 - November 24, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennett age 86, of Holland, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Elzada Bennett, attended Holland Public Schools, and graduated from Grand Rapids Orthopedic High School. She was a lifelong member of Third Reformed Church. Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Jim (Maggie) Bennett of LaFollette, TN; nephews, James (Melinda) Bennett and...
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Joel Boeve

August 11, 2005 - November 23, 2020

Joel Boeve, 15, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. Joel was born in Holland, Michigan, on August 11, 2005, to Ryan and Heather (Venema) Boeve. He was the youngest of the three Boeve children. Joel was a freshman at Hamilton High School and he attended the youth group at East Saugatuck Church, and family attended Cultivate. Joel loved sports of all kinds, participating...
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Jasper Poll

October 12, 1926 - November 22, 2020

Jasper Poll, age 94, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Jasper was humble and did not enjoy the spotlight. Faith, Family, and the Farm were his top three priorities. He was a patient, loving, and hardworking father, grandfather, and friend. He was a lifelong member of Hamilton Reformed Church and served his community through the Farm Bureau and in multiple roles. He was...
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Norman Mast

November 11, 1939 - November 22, 2020

Norman Mast, age 81 of Zeeland passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. He is survived by his children: Kevin Mast and his fiancé Deb Longoria, Ken and Martha Mast, and Deb and Scott Westhuis; grandchildren: Kari and Dave Jackson, Katee and Lance Skinner; Nick and Casie Mast, Kaylie and James Geertman, Amber Westhuis, Ben Westhuis and Matt Westhuis, and four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law...
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Linda J. Jipping

October 4, 1939 - November 21, 2020

Linda Joyce Jipping age 81, of Holland, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home following a brief illness. Linda's work history started as a secretary at General Electric and switchboard operator at Russ' Restaurant (12 years). She served as church secretary at Bethel CEC in Lansing IL, 14th Street CRC in Holland (7 years) and Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland. Linda retired from...
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Don R. Wiersma

November 21, 1942 - November 19, 2020

Don R. Wiersma age 77, of Holland, completed his life on this earth and entered into the presence of his Savior on November 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Margie; her children and grandchildren, Paul and Jessica Hoekstra (Noah, Ella, Meta), Jeff and Joan Van Fossan (Karsten, Kolin), Mark and April Homkes (Anna, Katelyn, Elizabeth), Andrew and Terese Hoekstra (Olivia, Carter,...
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JoAnn Hamstra

February 28, 1932 - November 19, 2020

JoAnn Hamstra, 88, of Zeeland, passed peacefully into the presence of her Savior on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Medilodge of Holland. JoAnn was born in Holland, MI on February 28, 1932 to John and Marie Sternberg. She and Calvin Hamstra enjoyed 56 years of marriage, spending many years travelling by motorcoach. JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was...
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Ronald Clausing

May 20, 1944 - November 18, 2020

Ron was called home Wednesday November 18, 2020 after a courageous battle with COVID-19. He is now alive and well, celebrating Eternal Life with Jesus and his family and friends who have gone before. Ron is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Char, his 3 daughters Carrie (Al) Block of Crivitz, Wisconsin, Jamie (Dan) Schubert of Granger, Indiana, Amanda (Mark) Ralson of Oswego, Illinois and...
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Rev. Bernard Woudenberg

February 16, 1931 - November 17, 2020

Rev. Bernard Woudenberg, age 89, of Jenison, passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids on February 16, 1931, to Bernard and Lucy (Hanko) Woudenberg. Bernie was widowed 12 days previous when his wife of 67 years, Frances (Kerkstra) Woudenberg passed away on November 5, 2020. Rev. Woudenberg and Fran are survived by their...
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Robert "Bob" Kragt

June 26, 1943 - November 16, 2020

Robert (Bob) Kragt, age 77, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. Bob was known as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was God fearing and a man of his own style. He was fun-loving and lived life to the fullest. He honored his country by serving in the Army for 12 years. He had many friends and had a large network of relationships....
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Melvin "Chet" Nykamp

June 19, 1935 - November 16, 2020

Melvin "Chet" Nykamp, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. Melvin was born June 19, 1935, on the family farm in Drenthe, to Joe and Hattie Nykamp. Melvin farmed throughout his whole life. He also drove milk truck on weekends, worked for 39 years at Keeler brass, and drove school bus for Zeeland schools for 27 years. Chet also volunteered driving truck for Bibles for...
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James (Jim) Dowker

September 7, 1940 - November 16, 2020

James (Jim) Robert Dowker, age 80, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. Jim was a super chill guy who loved God, his wife, and his family. He believed in hardwork and loved to tell jokes that usually weren't very funny and laughed harder at them than the people he was telling them to. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Sherman Dowker; oldest son, Daryl Dowker; daughter,...
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Jose G. Garcia

April 9, 1944 - November 14, 2020

Jose G. Garcia age 76, of Holland, died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Holland Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrudes "Tula" Garcia, father, Antonio Garcia and uncle, Joe Garza. Jose retired from Bentler Bohn Hydro Aluminum following 38 years of employment and was a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his sons, Jose and Brandy Garcia of Holland, Javier and...
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Nancy Kapteyn

August 27, 1970 - November 12, 2020

It is with our deepest regrets to inform you all that Nancy Kapteyn, at age 50 of Spring Lake, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 after living with breast cancer for seven amazing years. She was surrounded by her loving family and passed away peacefully that morning. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Dr. Reginald Kapteyn; her daughters: Emma, Sophia and Annika; her siblings:...
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Elaine J. Bobeldyk

January 19, 1936 - November 11, 2020

Elaine J. Bobeldyk, 84, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 11, 2020. Elaine was born January 19, 1936, in Holland, Michigan, to Gerrit and Effie Klingenberg. She attended Holland Schools and later married Eugene Bobeldyk in 1954. Elaine and Gene raised their three daughters in Holland. Elaine enjoyed her work for many years at the Hope College Kletz. The Bobeldyks...
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Dennis "Denny" Schepel

June 14, 1953 - November 11, 2020

Dennis Lee Schepel, age 67, of Holland, passed away on, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Denny was born in Zeeland, Michigan and attended Zeeland Public Schools. He was a missionary for the Christian Reformed Church of North America serving in Guatemala and then several years in Nigeria, Africa where he was a builder of churches, homes and hospitals. He worked for...
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Phoyphet Sabandith

July 1, 1955 - November 9, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Phoyphet Sabandith, of West Olive on Monday, September 9th, at the age of 65 years. Phoyphet was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Sathien Sabandith. Phoyphet was born in Laos, however, due to the Vietnam conflict, she and her family had to migrate to the United States of America during the year 1979. Phoyphet...
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George Darke

August 23, 1938 - November 9, 2020

George Joseph Darke, age 82, peacefully transitioned into the arms of his Heavenly Father on November 9, 2020. George was born to George and Irma Darke on August 23, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. He married his soul mate, Raenella (Sue) Rushing on November 8, 1958; served his country with a 20-year career with the United States Coast Guard as a Chief Petty Officer First Class and retired a...
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Wilbur G DeVries

February 9, 1938 - November 9, 2020

Wilbur G. DeVries, age 82, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Wilbur and his wife, Therese, moved to Holland, MI from De Motte, IN in 2004. He was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. While in De Motte, he delivered eggs to Chicago for 25 years and then drove truck for an excavating company. He loved his church, where he was an...
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Jerald Boerman

March 18, 1926 - November 9, 2020

Jerald Boerman, 94, of Bentheim, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020. Jerald was born on the family farm March 18, 1926, to Thys and Sena (Busscher) Boerman. Jerald farmed his entire life and also worked for Keeler Brass for forty years before his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church where he served as an elder and deacon. Jerald served his country in the...
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Raymond "Tony" Kiekintveld

January 2, 1929 - November 8, 2020

Raymond (Tony) Kiekintveld age 91 passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Better known as Tony, he was born on Jan. 2, 1929 and lived in the Holland area all his life. He graduated from Holland High School in 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerrit and Rena, his first wife, Hazel Ann Kroll and grandson, Kyle Kiekintveld, brothers, Jim, Don, Gord, and sister Gladys Jekel, brother-in...
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Barbara Mast

October 20, 1940 - November 7, 2020

Barbara Mast, age 80 of Holland, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She is survived by her sons: Mike and Michelle Mast and the Reverend Dr. Mark and Jill Mast; her grandchildren: Tad Mast, Emily Mast and her fiancé Joey Pogue, PFC Michael Matrisciano, Courtney Mast, Alyssa Mast, and Kyle Mast; her brother Jay and Ruth Ann Datema; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: John and Sue Mast...
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John "Jack" Turner

September 1, 1933 - November 6, 2020

John (Jack) Turner, age 87, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Electric in 1991. Jack will be deeply missed by his wife, Eileen, of 63 years; his sons: Tony (Carolyn) Turner of TN and Craig (Cathy) Turner of TX; grandchildren: Colin, Shannon (Jimmy) Li, Megan, Casey, and Cody; great granddaughter Grace Li. He was...
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Frances Woudenberg

November 9, 1932 - November 5, 2020

Frances Joan (Kerkstra) Woudenberg, age 87 of Jenison, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born in Grand Rapids on November 9, 1933 to John and Geraldine (Knott) Kerkstra. Fran is survived by her husband of 67 years, the Reverend Bernard Woudenberg; her children: Philip and Cindy Woudenberg of Arizona, and Luanne and Phillip Warnicke...
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Gordon J. Van Wylen

February 6, 1920 - November 5, 2020

Dr. Gordon J. Van Wylen of Holland died on Thursday, November 5, 2020, having reached the century mark on February 6, 2020, when he turned 100 years-old. As a devoted and doting husband, a dedicated, loving, and playful father, a person of deep and abiding faith, a respected and appreciated Hope College president, and an impactful community contributor, his earthly life will be sorely missed. ...
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John R. Yonkman

June 11, 1943 - November 2, 2020

John R. Yonkman age 77, of Holland, died Monday, November 2, 2020 at an area care center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frederick F. and Jannet Yonkman, a sister and a brother. John worked for Holland Public Schools for 38 years and enjoyed being a member of the American Legion Band. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Thelma (Grotenhuis), and many nieces and nephews. ...
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Kenneth Vander Zwaag

August 4, 1930 - November 1, 2020

Kenneth Vander Zwaag, age 90, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 of Alzheimer's. Ken was born and raised in Holland, and graduated from Holland Christian Schools. He worked for nearly thirty years at Chris Craft followed by almost twenty years at RepcoLite Paints. Ken was a man of deep faith, with a rich personal knowledge of the scriptures. He was a long-time member of...
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Sarah Joy Lynema

June 16, 1981 - November 1, 2020

Sarah Joy Lynema, age 39, of Hamilton, was welcomed into her heavenly home where she is singing and dancing in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Sarah was born on June 16, 1981. She was a baptized member of Bentheim Reformed Church and a graduate of the Ottawa Area Center. Sarah was a treasure to her family and a blessing to those who shared life with...
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Carol Currie

April 1, 1951 - October 31, 2020

Carol Currie, age 69, died on Saturday, October 31, 2020 peacefully in her summer home in Castle Park, MI. Carol was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced their time together. She was especially fond of her newer role of "C.C." to her three darling grandchildren. With a great sense of wit and humor, she was a ferocious reader, an incredible cook and...
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George Magee

November 9, 1936 - October 30, 2020

George Magee, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was known to others as friend, counselor, handy man, and a fisherman. His family experienced him as gentle and loving. His joy was being a reliable servant and lover of God. He lived his life for God and others and was respected by his colleagues and friends for his theological insights – which were...
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Ann Holstege-Schutt

July 2, 1931 - October 30, 2020

Ann Holstege-Schutt, 89, of Holland, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020. Ann was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church for many years and for the last ten years a member at Intersection Ministries. She taught 5th grade at Hudsonville Christian School for three years and at Holland Christian Maplewood School for 37 years. Ann was an avid reader, nature lover and a woman of faith who...
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Roger Leach

May 7, 1945 - October 29, 2020

Roger J Leach, age 75, went home to be with his Lord, family and friends Thursday, October 29, 2020 in the Christus Heart hospital, Tyler, TX. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, 1945. Roger loved fishing, hunting, traveling, stamp & coin collections and working on his family tree. Every chance he got he would fish the Grand River in near downtown Grand Rapids which kept his family and...
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Theodore "Ted" Dubbink

July 13, 1932 - October 29, 2020

Theodore "Ted" Dubbink, 88, of Royal Park in Zeeland, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020. Ted was born on the Dubbink family farm in Hamilton on July 13, 1932, to Joe and Henrietta (Kempker) Dubbink. He married Myrtle Schra in 1953. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ted always farmed and raised hogs, but he also worked for many years at Fleetwood...
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Daniel Lee Knoll

December 31, 1951 - October 29, 2020

Daniel Lee Knoll, age 68, went to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Daniel was the son of the late Gradus and Ruth Knoll. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Knoll; children, Barb Trammell, Scott Daniel and Michele Knoll, Stephen Kelly Gradus and Norma Knoll, stepson, David Trammell; grandchildren, Lossie and Shawn DeJonge (Paisley), Caleb Micheal...
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