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Our Obituaries

Velda Neville

January 22, 1923 - April 21, 2021

Velda Neville, age 98 of Zeeland passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Arrangements are pending.
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Marilyn K. Elhart

June 26, 1936 - April 20, 2021

Marilyn Elhart, 90, of Zeeland passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Marilyn was born in Zeeland on June 26, 1930, to Alwin and Marge (Karsten) De Pree. In the seventh grade Justin "Jup" Elhart was "sweet" on Marilyn. Marilyn graduated from Zeeland High School and she married Justin Elhart. She was a lifelong member of Second Reformed Church of Zeeland, where she was an active member. ...
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Angie Van Hoven

October 15, 1919 - April 17, 2021

Angie Van Hoven, aged 101, passed away April 17, 2021, at Cook Valley Estates in Grand Rapids, MI. Angie was a long-time resident of Zeeland, Michigan, and was born and raised on a farm southeast of the town. She graduated from Zeeland High School in 1937. Angie graduated from Blodgett School of Nursing in 1940, served in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps in WWII, and then became a visiting...
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Laurel G. Pearson

February 10, 1944 - April 16, 2021

Laurel Pearson, age 77, of Holland (formerly of Dayton, OH), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 16, 2021. He was a true servant of God and was a loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend. Laurel was born in Sioux Falls, SD and later his family moved to Minneapolis, MN where he graduated from Robinsdale High School. In 1966, he graduated from the University of Minnesota...
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William G. "Chief" Gruppen

November 7, 1942 - April 16, 2021

William Glenn Gruppen - 78 "Chief", (as he was affectionately called by many) went peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, surrounded by his wife and 3 sons. Bill was a great community servant, he served on the Zeeland Fire Department for 52 years, with 39 years in the leadership role as Chief. He retired in 2016. Bill loved the Fire Service he also served in a...
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Inez Kuipers

February 17, 1933 - April 15, 2021

Inez Kuipers age 88, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Born in Muskegon, she was the daughter of Loyd and Mary (Cayten) Hopper, Sr. and was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Kuipers, and a grandson, Justin Kuipers. Inez was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed and in her early career, worked in Muskegon for Viking Foods...
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Nancy Mae Schut

August 9, 1944 - April 14, 2021

Nancy Mae Schut, age 76, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home with family by her side. Nancy was a strong and joyful woman, a wonderful mother, and a loving Mima. She courageously survived three battles with cancer before her fourth final fight. She attended Calvin University where she earned a BA in Arts and a Master's Degree in Arts and Teaching. She dedicated...
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Thomas E. Cummings

June 6, 1938 - April 13, 2021

Thomas E. Cummings, 82, of Northridge, CA and Holland, MI passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his home at The Village of Northridge surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Jayne (Hoffs) Cummings with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Tom is survived by his son Seth and Jennilee Cummings; his grandsons: Charles Thomas Cummings and Adam Christian Cummings; his sisters...
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Thomas J. "Tom" Van Kley

December 6, 1941 - April 13, 2021

Thomas J. Van Kley, 79, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Tom is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Rosie), his children: Brian Van Kley, Jennifer (Joshua) Wise, Matthew and Rhonda Van Kley; his step-children: Travis (Tonya) Barber, Michael Barber, Katherine (Eric) Voight, and Miranda (Joseph) Reddy; his sisters: Mardee...
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Matthew Okkema

June 17, 1931 - April 12, 2021

Matthew Okkema of Holland and formerly of Fremont, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021 surrounded by his family. Video of Funeral Service: Video of Committal Service: Matt was born June 17, 1931 to Matthew Sr. and Mary (Snyder) Okkema in Ridgewood,...
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Lorraine Nykamp

April 12, 1929 - April 12, 2021

Lorraine Nykamp, age 92, entered Heaven on her 92nd birthday on Monday, April 12, 2021 peacefully in her home with her family at her side. Lorraine was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and volunteered for Appalachian Reach Out for over 10 years. She was born in East Saugatuck and attended East Saugatuck CRC with her family growing up. She was a Holland High School graduate. She...
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Margaret "Marge" Faber

June 23, 1929 - April 11, 2021

Margaret "Marge" Faber was born June 23, 1929, and she passed into glory forever to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2021. Marge was the daughter of Oscar and Catherine (Woudenberg) Faber. She married John Faber in 1952, and John preceded her in death in 2016. Surviving are her son Michael (Andrea) Faber, her precious daughter Lisa-Lynne Faber, grandson Donovan Faber, brother Peter ...
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Henry Voetberg

January 20, 1928 - April 10, 2021

Henry Voetberg, age 93, passed away on April 10, 2021, at home surrounded by his family, and went to be with his Lord & Savior. Henry was born on January 20, 1928, in Tubbergen, Netherlands, and immigrated with his family to Drenthe, Michigan, in 1950. He served in both the Netherlands Army and the US Army. He was employed at DeLeeuw Lumber for 50+ years. Henry & Grada were members of Pine...
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Carol J. Dykstra

September 9, 1938 - April 8, 2021

Carol J. Dykstra age 82, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021. To view the memorial service of Carol Dykstra, please visit: She was the daughter of Peter and Johanna Alphenaar and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, parents and siblings, Cobie Lemmer, Anne DeVries, Henrietta ...
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Margaret Disselkoen

August 13, 1923 - April 7, 2021

Margaret Disselkoen, 97, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and reunited with her husband on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, on what would have been her 78th wedding anniversary. Margaret was born in Hull, Iowa, on August 13, 1923, to Henry and Della (Bouma) Krommendyk. Margaret married Simon Disselkoen in 1943, and they raised their family in Zeeland, Michigan. Simon and Margaret were longtime...
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Myra J. Zwiep

May 24, 1928 - April 7, 2021

Myra Jane Zwiep passed away peacefully at her residence in Freedom Village April 7 into the loving arms of Jesus. She was 92 years old. Her strong Christian faith was evident throughout her life and was passed down through three generations of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was always available for her family. She also was on the Resthaven...
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Alma Lou Gunneman

August 14, 1933 - April 7, 2021

Alma Lou (Dykema) Gunneman, age 87, passed away and entered into heaven on April 7, 2021 after a courageous battle with skin cancer. Alma was born in 1933, the tenth child of Peter and Jennie Dykema. Alma lived her younger years in Hudsonville where she attended Hudsonville Christian School. Then to Holland where she attended Holland Christian through 11th grade. One day while walking to a...
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Marcia Ann Kempers

August 24, 1928 - April 6, 2021

Marcia Ann (Den Herder) Kempers, age 92, went to be with her Lord on April 6, 2021 at Charter House, Rochester, Minnesota. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 24, 1928, to Harmon and Della (Hospers) Den Herder, she grew up in Zeeland, Michigan and graduated from Zeeland High School. She attended Hope College where she was a member of the Sorosis Society and later transferred to...
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Robert Amaya

April 13, 1968 - April 6, 2021

Robert Amaya, 52, of Holland, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Holland Hospital. Robert was born April 13, 1968, in Muskegon, to Jose and Blanca (Marinez) Amaya. Robert graduated from Muskegon Catholic High School and later started his 30 plus year career at Donnelly-Magna in 1987. He married Paulene Keuvelaar in 1993, and they raised their three children in Holland. They are members of...
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Peggye J. Hardin

November 21, 1929 - April 4, 2021

Peggye Joyce (McFadden) Hardin was born on November 21, 1929, in Paris, Tennessee, and stepped into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Holland, Michigan. Peggye was the precious wife of Ray Hardin for over sixty-four years and the loving Mom of Kendal and Linda. Peggye was the happiest spending time with family in her beautiful homes in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, and...
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Susan Lokers

May 17, 1952 - April 4, 2021

Susan Lokers, age 68 of Zeeland, met her Lord face to face on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Larry; her children and grandchildren: Eric and Becky Lokers (Naomi and Levi), and Julie and RJ Holstine (Audrey and Hunter); her brothers: Rob and Jill Hansen, and Gary and Carol Hansen; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Linda and Dave Keen, Sally and Tom...
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Eunice Voetberg

August 17, 1928 - April 3, 2021

Eunice Voetberg age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at an area care center. Livestream video link for the service She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2001. Eunice emigrated to the United States in 1952 and was currently a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her loving children...
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Kenneth "Bud" Hulst

August 27, 1926 - April 1, 2021

Kenneth (Bud) Hulst, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 94. To view the livestream video of the service, please visit, Bud was born on August 27, 1926, served in the Navy's Pacific Theater in WWII, and returned to Holland where he had a long and successful career as a carpenter. He was an...
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Elizabeth "Tootie" Krug

September 2, 1932 - March 31, 2021

Elizabeth "Tootie" Krug, age 88, of Burnips, passed away at home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Tootie was a private person, but when visitors came, she could talk for hours. She was devoted to her family and looked forward to the yearly birthday celebrations up north. She especially enjoyed seeing her great-great grandchildren and was certain to have treats ready for...
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Norman Nykamp

July 16, 1950 - March 31, 2021

Norman Nykamp, age 70 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Judy; his children and grandchildren: Chad and Cindy Nykamp (Adelei, Kaela, Hayden), Marc and Tracy Nykamp (Reese, Jack, Hudson), Brian and Ginny Ruch (Brianna, Alayna, Joe), Amanda and Trever Merritt (Kaylee, Taylor, Carter, Chase); his sisters: Jan and Rog DeLong and, Glenda Rogers...
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Joyce E. Bruursema

December 17, 1929 - March 31, 2021

Joyce E. Bruursema, 91, of Zeeland, went home to the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Resthaven Care Center. Joyce was born December 17, 1929, in Grand Rapids. Her parents were John and Alice (Lampen) Boone. She married Charles R. Bruursema Sr. and they raised their five children in Zeeland. They were members of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. ...
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Khammanh Inthisane

December 15, 1939 - March 30, 2021

Kammanh Inthisane, age 81 of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, April 9, 2021 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral service will be 1 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, 3596 47th Street, Hamilton.
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Elaine Dorn

November 12, 1938 - March 30, 2021

Elaine Dorn, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 peacefully in her home. Elaine was a loving mother and grandmother who had a strong faith in God. She was very patient and persevering who was always there for everyone. She dearly loved her grandchildren and led them to the Lord. She enjoyed travel, puzzles, and knitting in her free time but loved her family most of all. She is...
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Philip Boss

November 27, 1949 - March 29, 2021

Philip Boss, age 71, of Holland, died Monday March 29 at Holland Hospital after a short battle with lung cancer and Covid. He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Bertha Boss, brothers Peter Boss, Jerry Boss, and John Boss, sister-in-law Mary Boss; father-in-law Bernard Bouwman, sister-in-law Kathryn Bouwman, and grandson Brandon Biolette. Phil was an active member of Third...
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Shirley A. Ter Horst

March 11, 1930 - March 29, 2021

Shirley A. Ter Horst age 91, of Holland, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 29, 2021. To know her was to love her. With a mischievous smile and twinkle in her eye, Shirley loved fiercely and embodied what it meant to live life to the fullest with Christ by her side. At 91 her mind was just as smart and sharp as it was in her early 20's. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of...
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Enzo Gregory Belleville

March 27, 2021 - March 27, 2021

Enzo Gregory Belleville, 20-week premature son of Maurice and Nicole Belleville, died Saturday, March 27, 2021. He weighed 4.3 oz. I love you with all my heart and soul, all the way to Jesus, always and forever no matter what! Always, always. Love Mama. Enzo was a blessing to all he touched. He provided so much love, joy, and compassion. May his light shine down upon us from the...
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Brenda VerHey

October 20, 1958 - March 27, 2021

Brenda VerHey, age 62 of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rick VerHey Sr., her children and grandchildren: Rick VerHey Jr (Hunter), Alisha and Chad Guy (Ruthie, Lewis, and Paisley) and many brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Brenda went to college later in life and graduated from Davenport University with honors....
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Adler Grey Nichols

April 21, 2020 - March 26, 2021

Adler Grey Nichols, born on April 21, 2020, passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his parents on March 26, 2021. Adler was full of life and a resilient fighter who never gave up. Adler had the biggest brown eyes matched with a wild full head of hair. He will never be forgotten. Everyone that crossed paths with Adler fell in love with him. Adler is survived by his parents...
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Bryan David McGee

June 5, 1991 - March 24, 2021

Bryan David McGee, age 29, of Cadillac, MI entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 due to complications related to his congenital heart condition. When Bryan was born, his doctors did not expect him to survive, so his life was truly a gift from God and his family is incredibly grateful for the 29 years they were blessed to have with him. He brought tremendous pride and joy to...
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Jodi L. Kraai

April 6, 1965 - March 23, 2021

Jodi Lynn Kraai, age 55, passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2021, surrounded by her beloved family after a valiant, well fought 7-year battle with breast cancer. Jodi was born on April 6, 1965, in Zeeland. Her parents, William and Sally (Plewes) Gruppen, survive her. She is also survived by her husband of 36 years, Kirk Kraai, and she leaves behind her children and grandchildren:...
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Eugene Panasuk

December 17, 1938 - March 22, 2021

Eugene Panasuk, age 82, passed away on March 22, 2021 in his home after a battle with cancer. Eugene grew up in Lackawanna, NY and moved to Michigan early in life to build on his foundry career by selling to and serving in the industry throughout North America. Eugene is survived by wife, Susan Fielder-Panasuk of Holland, MI; daughter, Judith Deborah Laudermilch of Waterford, MI; grandson,...
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Lucy Blauwkamp

June 2, 1934 - March 22, 2021

Lucy Blauwkamp, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. Lucy was born on June 2, 1934 to Henry and Marie Gort. She married Arnold Blauwkamp and raised their family in Zeeland. They were members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Arnold in 2019 and her infant daughter Lori Lynn Blauwkamp. Lucy is survived by children: Shelly and...
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Luis Ochoa III

October 21, 1986 - March 21, 2021

Luis Ochoa III, age 34 of Fennville, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021. A visitation for the family will be held Wednesday.
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Mackenzie Jayne Reeves

October 18, 1996 - March 18, 2021

To view the funeral service of Mackenzie Jayne Reeves, please visit: Mackenzie Jayne Reeves, age 24, died unexpectedly on March 18, 2021 and is now with her Heavenly Father. Mackenzie was an adored daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She was a graduate of Holland High School where she enjoyed drama and...
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Scott J Witteveen

November 13, 1956 - March 18, 2021

Scott J Witteveen, 64, entered into his eternal home and into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Scott was a man who loved Jesus, his church, and his family and he served others above himself. He will be treasured and dearly missed by his beloved wife of 42 years, Deb; Precious Children and Grandchildren: Katie and Kevin Rynbrandt (Andrew,...
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Donna Rae Skiles

March 5, 1944 - March 17, 2021

To view the Graveside Service of Donna Skiles, please visit: Donna Rae Skiles, age 77, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Donna owned and operated Skiles Tavern in Holland and was a former President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, David Skiles in...
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Gertrude Workman

April 2, 1939 - March 15, 2021

Gertrude Workman, age 81, of Allegan, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home. Gertrude and her husband, Franklin, volunteered around the country with disaster relief agencies, local youth homes and at Grace Youth Camp. She was a member at Hamilton Reformed Church. Gertrude was preceded in death by her sister, Margene DeVries. Gertrude is survived by her husband, Franklin;...
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Jennifer Ruth Hampton

November 22, 1972 - March 14, 2021

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Jennifer Ruth Hampton was killed in a car accident in Holland, MI. Born to Charles and Barbara (Settergren) Hampton on November 22, 1972 in Wooster, Ohio, she was educated in the Wooster Public Schools. She received her B.A. in Physics with honors from Oberlin College, her MPhil in Physics from University of Cambridge in England on a Churchill Fellowship. She earned...
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Edward Pluger

November 12, 1950 - March 14, 2021

Edward Pluger, age 70 of Grand Haven, formerly of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jill; his children: Tina and Brian Den Bleyker, John and Stacey Pluger, Autumn and Richard Lehman, and Lance and Tanya Holtgeerts; his grandchildren: Gwynevere, Logan, JD, Ashlhi, Alexis, Morgan, Addison, Walker, Jennifer, Junior, Janneth, Frankie, Tiffany,...
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Tena Glupker

October 6, 1926 - March 13, 2021

On March 13, 2021, Tena Glupker went Home to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her parents were Siert and Anna (Sietsema) Venhuizen. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on October 6, 1926. She also lived in Allendale and Holland, went to school in Coopersville and graduated from Holland Christian. Tena married Howard Glupker on November 1, 1946. They had four children: Jim (Marti)...
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Marlin J. Vis

May 7, 1946 - March 12, 2021

Marlin J. Vis, 74, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021. Marlin was born in Oakland on May 7, 1946, to Gerrit and Lillian (Hulst) Vis. He graduated from Zeeland High School and Michigan State University. Marlin worked in purchasing at Herman Miller for 37 years prior to his retirement. Marlin is a member of North Street Christian Reformed Church. He served as a counselor and...
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David Alan Treffers

July 20, 1963 - March 12, 2021

David Alan Treffers, age 57, passed away peacefully, with his wife of 39 years by his side, in their home on Friday, March 12, 2021. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness." David was a man of faith who loved his family. He may have been rough on the exterior but was known and loved by many for...
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Erma Kalmink

October 19, 1925 - March 12, 2021

Erma (Hop) Kalmink, age 95 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. She is survived by her daughters: Mary (George) Heerema of Holland, Deb (Bill) Schippers of Holland; her grandchildren: Scott Heerema, Michelle (Steve) De Jong, Krista (Joe) Sall, Keith (Dawn) Nykamp, Dirk (Heather) Nykamp, Nick (Jen) Nykamp; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson, and her brother-in-law...
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Calvin G. De Vries

January 21, 1951 - March 12, 2021

Calvin G. De Vries, 70, of Borculo, went to his heavenly home on Friday, March 12, 2021. Cal was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gertrude De Vries and was a lifelong member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church. He worked for Royal Casket Company and then retired from Herman Miller following 20 years of employment. Cal is survived by his brothers; Gord and Sally De...
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Paul E. Barman

June 12, 1928 - March 10, 2021

Paul E. Barman, 92, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Paul was born June 12, 1928, in Holland to Albert and Margaret Barman. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Ruth Hoffman in 1951 and they raised their children in Holland. Paul worked and drove for Brewer's for over 35 years before his retirement. He was a lifelong attendee of...
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Marian Ruth Scholten

October 22, 1929 - March 9, 2021

Marian Ruth Scholten, a child of God, entered into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the age of 91. Marian was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and former member of the Christian School Circle and Ladies Aid Society. She and her husband, Harvey, owned and operated the Rivulet Hurst Diary and Restaurant. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; and...
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Jeanne Talsma

September 23, 1933 - March 9, 2021

Jeanne Talsma, age 87 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Jeanne loved her Bible, helping her husband on their farm, and her family. She raised her children according to her faith and she found extra joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry and her daughter Carla. She is survived by her children: Diane ...
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Jesse Gonzales

March 8, 2021

Jesse E. Gonzales, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 8, 2021. Jesse served as a nurse at Resthaven for over 20 years and recently served at Ely Manor in Allegan. He had a genuine love for the elderly community and devoted his time and attention to them. He loved music, playing piano, and enjoyed taking a yearly trip to Mackinaw Island. He was loved by his family and he was...
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Milton P. Steketee

July 14, 1925 - March 8, 2021

Milton P. Steketee age 95, of Holland, died Monday, March 8, 2021 at an area care center. He was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and a veteran of the Navy during WWII where he served on an aircraft carrier as an electrician. Most of his career was with Conrad, Inc and Thermotron as an engineer. After retirement he enjoyed spending time at the family cottage, golfing and...
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Anthony Crump

January 26, 1994 - March 7, 2021

Anthony Carter Crump, Age 27, was unexpectedly taken from us on March 7th, 2021. Anthony was a known comedian and prankster. He always made everyone laugh when he entered the room. His smile and goofiness were contagious and he always knew how to cheer someone up. Anthony loved his sons and family very much. They were very important to him and loved spending time with them. He always gave the...
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Steward "Stu" Van Dyke

April 13, 1941 - March 7, 2021

Steward "Stu" D. VanDyke, age 79, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 7, 2021 after a lengthy battle with dementia. Stu was a lifelong resident of Hamilton, and a lifelong member of Hamilton Reformed Church. He spent many years as a respected upholsterer, working for Auto Top and Studio 2. He had a great sense of humor, a deep love for his family, and his Lord...
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Sarah Shurly DePree

September 9, 1934 - March 6, 2021

On Saturday, March 6th 2021, Sarah Shurly Williams DePree, loving wife and mother of four children, died peacefully under the care of Vitas Hospice, Cincinnati Ohio. She was known by her friends as Sally. She was born in Detroit Michigan on September 9th 1934 to Robert Clifton and Beatrice Shurly Williams. She graduated from Kingswood High School (Detroit, MI) and held a BA and MA in Art...
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Dorothy Dreyer

July 8, 1925 - March 6, 2021

Dorothy Dreyer, age 95 of Hudsonville passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021. She is survived by her children: Phil and Maxine Dreyer, Bev and Larry Vanden Bosch, and Ed and Diane Dreyer; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Brian and Dawn Dreyer (Katelyn, Evan, and Madison), Stephanie and Jordan Nederveld (Sophelia, Natalie, and Solomon), Mike and Jean Vanden Bosch (Kennedy and Lane),...
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Robert Wayne "Bob" De Jonge

March 13, 1936 - March 5, 2021

Robert Wayne De Jonge, 84, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 5, 2021. Bob was born in Holland on March 13, 1936, to John and Fannie (Stegenga) De Jonge. He graduated from Holland High School and married Edna McFall. Bob also served his country in the U.S. Army. Bob owned and ran Chicken Bob's Inn, in Holland from 1971-1977, and retired from Sligh...
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Gordon A. Walters

May 18, 1941 - March 4, 2021

Gordon A. Walters, age 79, of Holland, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Gord was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and owned Tulip City Asphalt Paving. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved the Lord. Gord was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Holtgeerts-Broekhuis. Gord is survived by his: Wife of 59 years,...
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Joyce L. Dalman

July 29, 1929 - March 2, 2021

Joyce L. Dalman, age 91, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Resthaven Care Center. Joyce was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and loved to read and do puzzles. She was a stay at home mom for many years, in addition to working at Evergreen Commons, being the president of the Parent Teacher Association for 7 years, and working at the coffee shop her husband owned. Joyce was...
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Gladys Blacquiere

October 14, 1921 - March 1, 2021

Gladys Blacquiere, age 99 of Zeeland passed away Monday, March 1, 2021. She is survived by her sons: Howard and Lavonne Blacquiere, and Bill and Mary Blacquiere; her grandchildren: Dan and Amy Blacquiere, Molly and Josh Meringa, Emily and Russ Neher, Nathan and Rachelle Blacquiere, Luke Blacquiere, Betsey and Kevin Hart, and Kate and Joshua Wythe; 14 great grandchildren; her brother Clare and...
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Melody Freckman

June 21, 1953 - February 27, 2021

Melody Freckman, 67, died on February 27, 2021 from complications of Multiple Myeloma. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Bill Freckman, of 45 years. Together they raised 3 children, Eric, Melissa, and Brian, in the beautiful city of Holland, Ml. It was their joy and privilege during those years to serve in various capacities at Immanuel Church. Melody was born to Reverend...
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Gerald "Jerry" Braun

April 19, 1939 - February 27, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" Braun age 81, of Olive Township, completed his tasks here on earth and entered glory on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Jerry was a man who loved family, friends, and farming. He was an active member of North Blendon Christian Reformed Church and retired from Herman Miller following 22 years of employment. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Randy and Jerry, Jr., a sister,...
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Helen Wedeven

September 16, 1924 - February 26, 2021

Helen Wedeven, age 96 of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 26, 2021. She is survived by her children: Jim and Karen Wedeven, Connie and Gord Holstege, Randy and Constance Wedeven, Delwyn and Martha Wedeven, and Pam and Dennis Driesenga; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; her siblings: Gerald Haveman, Carolyn and Gary Van...
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James E. Wolbert

June 22, 1952 - February 26, 2021

James E. Wolbert, age 68, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home. James was a proud veteran of the US Army and a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post #6. He was also a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church. James was preceded in death by his wife, LuAnn, in 2016 and his parents, Jay (2020) and Anna (1994) Wolbert. James is survived by his brothers,...
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Rudy Broekhuis

July 10, 1953 - February 24, 2021

To view the Livestream of Rudy's funeral service please go to Rudy Broekhuis, age 67, of Fennville, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Rudy was a member of Christ Memorial Church and former member of Park Christian Reformed Church. He worked at Herman-Miller for 19 years in...
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Robert "Bob" Lampen

August 6, 1934 - February 24, 2021

Robert "Bob" Dale Lampen, age 86, of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Bob was raised in Overisel. He married his wife Donna VerBeek, while on leave from serving overseas in the Army. They built their life and raised their family in Oakland. Bob worked as a plasterer but later transitioned into sales for the Moorman Feed Company. He found great...
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Marian Kuipers

July 17, 1923 - February 22, 2021

Marian Kuipers, age 97 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021. She is survived by her son Jerry and Penny DeBoer of Monkton, MD; her 4 grandchildren/spouses: Derek and Heather DeBoer, Corbin and Marnie DeBoer, Whitney and Mike Benzak, and Taylor DeBoer and Brittany Thomas; her 7 great grandchildren: Angus, Greyson, Cleo, Gillis, Ressa, Gemma, and Margie Penny; her brother and sister...
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Bernard D. Kool

May 8, 1927 - February 21, 2021

Bernard Kool, 93, of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Bernard served in the US Army during WWII and was a longtime member of Robinson Baptist Church. He worked in construction for many years and loved spending his time fishing. He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Janet (Vanden Beldt) Kool; and his daughter, Beth Jones. Bernard is survived by his...
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TJ Van Koevering

April 5, 2001 - February 20, 2021

TJ's funeral service can be viewed at 11 am Friday, February 26, 2021 at TJ Van Koevering, age 19 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 20, 2021. He is survived by his parents Ty and Shelly Van Koevering; his siblings: MeKenna, Kyah, and Max; his grandparents: John and Bev Kuyers, Karen and Terry...
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Robert Leroy "Bob" Winters

April 22, 1946 - February 19, 2021

Robert Leroy "Bob" Winters, 74, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2021. Bob was born in April 22, 1946, in Gaylord, Michigan. He went to work as a teenager and support his family during the Vietnam war when his siblings all went off to serve in the armed forces. Bob worked at a number of auto-supplier manufacturers before his retirement, his longest stint at UTA. ...
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Helen Jean Smith

December 4, 1922 - February 19, 2021

Helen Jean Smith, age 98, of Holland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at her home. Helen Jean was a member of Christ Memorial Church and a WWII veteran of the US Navy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob William Smith; son, Scott Smith, both in 2015; and her four siblings. Helen Jean is survived by her daughter, Cheri Smith of Holland; daughter-in-law, Sara Smith of...
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Corwin Van Den Bosch

June 28, 1930 - February 13, 2021

Corwin Van Den Bosch, age 90, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Corwin was born on June 28, 1930 to Tom K. and Gertrude Van Den Bosch on the family farm outside of Zeeland. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After returning home, Corwin worked for 43 years as a millwright at Eagle Ottawa Leather Company in Grand Haven. Following retirement he and...
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Dorothy Brummel

July 9, 1929 - February 12, 2021

Dorothy Brummel, age 91, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 12, 2021 at Appledorn. She is survived by her daughters: Jan and Robert Wiersma and Carol and Jeffrey Beyer; her daughter-in-law Mary and Curt Schouten; grandchildren: Jenna and Josh Feikema, Kelly and Andrew Thorsby, Allison Beyer, Seth Beyer, Sarah and...
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James L. Borst

March 27, 1933 - February 11, 2021

James L. Borst, 87, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2021. Jim was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 27, 1933, to Lamero and Gertrude (White) Borst. Jim married Evelyn Huizinga and they raised their family in Beaverdam. Jim drove for the Ottawa County Road Commission for 21 years before his retirement. In retirement he worked part time for Zeeland Lumber and also...
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Edwina "Winnie" Welton

January 12, 1923 - February 11, 2021

Edwina (Winnie) Welton, age 98, died peacefully on February 11, 2021 after family and friends were able to visit with her to share memories of a life well-lived. She is survived by two children, a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Jack Welton, her son, Roy Welton, and her great grandchild, Alex Torres. ...
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Randall W Dykstra

April 11, 1949 - February 10, 2021

Randall Dykstra Funeral Service Video Link: Randall W. Dykstra, age 71, of Hamilton unexpectedly passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Randy was a member of Ganges United Methodist Church and, prior to retirement, had worked at GE, ALTL, and Perrigo. In his spare time, Randy enjoyed riding...
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Leonzo R. Villa

October 2, 1965 - February 10, 2021

Leonzo R. Villa, age 55 of Holland passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He worked at Formed Solutions in Holland, where he was known for his silliness and the way he joked around with his coworkers and friends. Leonzo was a loving husband, father, son and brother who will be deeply missed by all those who survive, including: his wife, Hilda Villa; children: Anthony Villa and...
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Robert Bob South

April 23, 1942 - February 10, 2021

Robert "Bob" South, age 78 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jenni; his children: Robin South, and Bill and Rhonda South; his grandchildren: Eric and Danielle Zwagerman, Nicole Zwagerman, Danyelle and Kelly Rus, Sara Zwagerman, TJ and Erika South, Tina South and her fiancé TJ Van Dyken, Tarryn and Max...
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Gary Hogle

February 12, 1960 - February 9, 2021

Gary Hogle, 60, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Gary was born in Florida on February 12, 1960. Gary graduated from high school and did some college training. He was currently working at J. Bos Vending. Gary's girlfriend is Beth Ann Pifer and they live in Comstock Park. Gary enjoyed using and collecting firearms and was a strong proponent of the Second...
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Lyle D. Broekhuis

July 21, 1941 - February 7, 2021

Please visit to view Lyle's service. Lyle D. Broekhuis age 79, of Overisel, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital. He was lifelong member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and a volunteer firefighter for Overisel Township for 35 years. He owned and operated Broekhuis Bros....
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Carol Ann Smits

March 11, 1929 - February 7, 2021

Carol Ann Smits, 91, of Hudsonville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Carol was born in Grand Rapids, on March 11, 1929, to Edward and Charlotte (Pastoor) Yonker. Carol finished high school and later married Kenneth Smits. Carol and Ken raised their three children in Grand Rapids and were members of Forest Grove Christian Reformed Church. Ken preceded Carol in death in 2011. She...
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Jack Alan Geerlings

May 17, 1949 - February 4, 2021

Jack Geerlings, 71, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Jack was born May 17, 1949, in Zeeland, to Henry and Gertrude (Dozeman) Geerlings. He started working on the family farm/hatchery and made it his life's work at Townline Hatchery. Jack married his high school sweetheart Marcia Riemersma in 1970. Brothers Jack, Dick, and Don were the third generation of Geerlings...
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Duane Doc Vanden Bosch

December 22, 1946 - February 3, 2021

Duane "Doc" Vanden Bosch, age 74 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. He is survived by his children: Jody and Keith Vadas, Jim and Christine Vanden Bosch, and Emily and Calvin Hoeve; his grandchildren: Allison and Brandon Bass, Troy and Taylor De Jonge, Trent Bosman, Alec Vanden Bosch, Morgan Vanden Bosch, Whitney Vanden Bosch, Paige Hoeve, and Taylor Hoeve; his siblings:...
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Terry D. Stewart

April 17, 1966 - February 2, 2021

Terry Stewart age 54, of Holland, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He worked for Consumers Power Company for 27 years covering most of the stations in West Michigan. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He had a passion for flying, earning his multi engine rating and instructor's license. He taught flying at Muskegon Community College for a few...
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Alan E. VanOpstall

July 22, 1952 - February 1, 2021

Alan Earl VanOpstall, age 68, beloved husband and father, passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Al worked as the city assessor and the director of economic development for the city of Wyoming before opening Vansco Appraisal Co. as a residential appraiser, which he ran for approximately 30 years. Al spent his life seeking to do what was right and honest in the eyes of God for his family...
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Marvin J. Jalving

November 16, 1924 - February 1, 2021

Marvin J. Jalving, 96, of Holland, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. Marvin was born November 16, 1924, in Holland, to Clarence and Elsie (Van Dyken) Jalving. He graduated from Holland High School in 1943. Marvin joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He was a ball turret gunner on a B17 bomber for 23 missions from England over occupied territory. Marv went to College of Advanced...
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Todd J. Carriere

October 23, 1978 - February 1, 2021

Todd James Carriere age 42, of Otsego, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 1, 2021. He was born in Flint in 1978 and grew up in Davison, MI. He attended the Davison Community Schools and the Knopf Learning Center in Flint. He has lived in Otsego for the past two and a half years and lived in Holland for 10 years. Todd loved tie dyed shirts, Star Wars, camping, swimming, walking,...
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Lawrence "Larry" Worthington , Sr.

September 4, 1938 - January 31, 2021

Lawrence "Larry" Worthington, 82, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Larry was born September 4, 1938, in Owosso, Michigan, to Fred V. and Frances M. (Lindburg) Worthington. Larry graduated from high school and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He married Darlene Streeter and they raised their three children together in both Portland, Michigan, and Holland Michigan....
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Henry "Hank" Walker

February 24, 1937 - January 30, 2021

Henry D. Walker 83, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Grand Haven, Michigan. Henry is survived by children: Jeff (Dana) Walker, Reta Walker; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A private family burial was held at Restlawn Cemetery in Holland.
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W. Wayne Leys

January 12, 1944 - January 30, 2021

Reverend W. Wayne Leys, age 77, of Zeeland was welcomed into his Heavenly Home on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Pastor Wayne loved the Lord and he loved the church of Jesus. He served as pastor of CRC churches in: Colorado Springs, CO, Elmhurst, IL, Atlanta, GA, Littleton, CO, and Lockport, IL. Wayne served on the Board of Trustees of the CRCNA for six years, three of those as president. He was...
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Willis "Jay" Klaasen

March 30, 1931 - January 30, 2021

Willis "Jay" Klaasen, age 89 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He is survived by his children: Roger and Kim Klaasen, Marlene and Chuck Dreyer, Vern and Joanne Klaasen, Jan and Curt Vande Polder and Arlyn and Cari Klaasen; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; siblings: Leon and Alice Klaasen, Eileen Klaasen, Ronald and Erma Klaasen, Donna Klaasen and sister-in-law...
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Mary E. Martin

January 21, 1922 - January 29, 2021

Mary Evelyn Poynter Martin passed away peacefully on January 29, 2021. She was 99 years old, a milestone she reached only eight days earlier. While weakened with age in her last months, she was alert and recognizing her family until nearly the very end. We will all miss her bright, loving and ornery self. She was born Mary Evelyn Poynter in Fortescue, Missouri, a small town on the Missouri...
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Ray Klingenberg

August 3, 1938 - January 29, 2021

Ray Klingenberg, age 82 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Molly; his children: Linda Koster, MaryJo and Scott Stevens, and Karen and Chuck Blaukamp; his grandchildren: Eric Koster, Andy and Lindsay Brummel, Bradley and Laura Stevens, Travis and Stephanie Stevens, Tina and Andrew Juback, Maggie Blaukamp, and Maisie Blaukamp; his great...
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Cathy L. Arens

January 6, 1950 - January 28, 2021

Cathy L. Arens, age 71, of Holland, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Sebring, Florida. Cathy was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and worked as a beautician in Holland for over 40 years. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1968 and liked to golf, travel, sing and dance. Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Archie Jordan; step-father, Leon Rithamel;...
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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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