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Our Obituaries

Manuel Gonzales Salazar

July 3, 1949 - June 14, 2019

Manuel Gonzales Salazar, age 69, left Earth and went home to the welcoming arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born in Hualahuises, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 3, 1949 to Federico and Consuelo Salazar. Manuel's quick wit, kind nature, and hardworking attitude allowed him to achieve many dreams. Manuel was a man who loved God, and he shared Jesus with everyone he...
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Ralph Kickert

September 8, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Ralph Kickert, 77, of Holland, died Friday, June 14, 2019. Ralph was born September 8, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to John and Bette Kickert. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School and went on to study first at Western Michigan University and then at Calvin College. While at Calvin, he met Ruby Postma on a Summer Work in Missions program, and they married in 1965. When Ralph and...
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Edith Boersen

December 27, 1922 - June 12, 2019

Edith Boersen, age 96, passed away on June 12, 2019. Edith was born in Blendon, MI. She was the oldest member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and was a member there her entire married life. She worked in the kitchen at Zeeland Hospital and retired from there over 35 years ago. She was known for her laugh and will be dearly missed. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, James...
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David Barber

May 2, 1942 - June 12, 2019

David "Dave" Barber, age 77 of Holland, fell asleep on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and now awaits the return of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dave's deep faith was evident to all who knew him. He was selfless, humble and kind, always willing to offer a helping hand. Dave enjoyed hosting and participating in Home Bible Fellowship Groups. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and...
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Lauren R. Baron

December 2, 1959 - June 10, 2019

Lauren Ray Baron, age 59, peacefully went into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI on Monday, June 10, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer. He was born on December 2, 1959, in Platte, South Dakota to Harvey and Gertrude Baron. He and his family moved to Holland, MI when he was seven years old,...
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Leon P. Witteveen

August 28, 1926 - June 10, 2019

Leon Peerbolte Witteveen, age 92, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hermina in 2016. Leon was a member of Christ Memorial Church and a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. He worked for Holland Christian Schools for 32 years as a teacher and principal. He is survived by his daughters and their families, Nancy...
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Samantha (Modrzynski) Greiner

August 28, 1997 - June 9, 2019

Samantha (Modrzynski) Greiner, age 21 of Holland passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Sam is survived by her husband of 9 months Spencer; her parents Larry and Kim Modrzynski; her sisters: Ashley and David Buckner and Kathryn Modrzynski; father-in-law and mother-in-law Pat Greiner and Yvonne Starkey; sister-in-law Allena and Rex Baumeister; grandmothers: Judy Terpstra and...
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Ralph Ten Have

November 7, 1930 - June 7, 2019

Ralph Ten Have, age 88, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Freedom Village in Holland. Ralph graduated from Calvin College and University of Michigan Medical School. He at first worked on Indian Reservations, then worked eight years in South East Asia, Korea, Malaysia, and Nepal. At different times he worked in Adoption, Orphanages, Medical Missionary Clinics, family planning, and...
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Frances Ruth (deRoos) Baron

September 30, 1921 - June 7, 2019

At the age of 97 years Frances Ruth (deRoos) Baron left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, her husband, George Earl Baron and her dear parents on Friday, June 7, 2019. Frances (Fran) was born on September 30, 1921 in Overisel, MI to Rev. Frank deRoos and Ruth Matilda (Veldhuis) deRoos. Her father passed away before she was born, a sadness she carried her entire life. Fran...
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Steven Allen Spitler

August 1, 1951 - June 7, 2019

Steven Allen Spitler, 67, of Borculo, died on Friday, June 7, 2019. Steven was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to James and Rita Spitler. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. Steven lived in West Michigan later in his life he worked at Gebben's Auto Reconditioning. He attended Borculo Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his brother Chris Spitler and...
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Winifred "Helen" De Back

March 16, 1927 - June 7, 2019

Winifred "Helen" De Back age 92 of Zeeland passed peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019. She is survived by her children: Maryellen Wammock, Kenneth and Nancy De Back, Sally and John Clelland, Donna and James Bosma, Linda Traudt, David De Back; son-in-law Randy Hoekstra; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Dorothy Heydenburg, Cornelius and Martha Korhorn, Florence Radamaker;...
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Carla Tamminga

May 21, 1929 - June 4, 2019

Carla M. Tamminga age 90, of Holland, went to be with her Faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, and a son-in-law, James Ondersma and sister, Alma Van Haitsma. Carla was a charter member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. She loved being a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing, and baking. After her husband passed...
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Michael Wabeke

September 9, 1984 - June 3, 2019

Michael Wabeke, age 34, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 after a short illness. Michael attended Zeeland East High School and participated in the drama department. His favorite thing to do was taking computers apart and repairing them. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Beatrice Wabeke; grandfather, Nick Lindsey; and uncle, Randy Wabeke. He is survived by...
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Shirley Greving

December 30, 1932 - June 3, 2019

Shirley Greving age 86, of Holland, formerly of East Saugatuck, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard in 2009, an infant daughter Judith Ann in 1954, a grandson, Rob Greving in 2013 and sister, Carolyn Vander Haar. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her children, Jan and Rod Exo...
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Audrey Veldhof

December 11, 1944 - June 3, 2019

On June 3, 2019, Audrey Veldhof joined her Savior in heaven surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born on December 11, 1944. She was a beloved mother, wife, friend, and mentor to many. She graduated from Calvin College and later got a Master's Degree at the University of Michigan. She lived in Zeeland and taught high school PE and English at various schools around the country. On...
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Arlene Hassevoort

September 21, 1930 - June 2, 2019

Arlene Hassevoort, 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Arlene was born in Oakland on September 21, 1930, to Harm and Betsy (Timmer) Masselink. As a young woman Arlene met Elmer Hassevoort and they married in 1955. Arlene and Elmer raised their family in Zeeland, and were charter members of Community Reformed Church. Arlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elmer,...
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Stephen J. Kolean

April 5, 1942 - May 28, 2019

Stephen J. Kolean age 77, of Zeeland, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chad Kolean. Steve was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and worked for Holland BPW for 37 years retiring as the Water and Waste Water Supervisor. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Holland for 22 years. He is survived by his...
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Gordon Klunder

November 16, 1934 - May 27, 2019

Gordon Klunder age 84, of Zeeland, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his daughter's home. He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. Gord began his career as a carpenter. Eventually, he moved to Zeeland where he drove bus for Zeeland Public Schools and served the City of Zeeland for 33 years as a police officer and eventually as Chief of Police for two years. He also enjoyed hunting,...
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Suzanne Witsmeer

October 16, 1942 - May 26, 2019

Suzanne Witsmeer, age 76, passed away on May 26, 2019. Suzanne was known as a loving person and was a tremendous wife. She was an active member of Peace CRC in South Holland, IL prior to moving to Holland area. She volunteered for many years the ministries of MOPS and Coffee Break. She was loved by the staff of Golden Orchard Assisted Living where she and her husband lived for the last few...
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Raymond DeLange

December 15, 1932 - May 25, 2019

Raymond DeLange, age 86, passed away on May 25, 2019. Raymond was a member of Christ Memorial Church, former member of Heritage CRC in Bryon Center. He was a contractor, construction business owner, and hobby farmer for many years. Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna and grandson, Aaron. He is survived by his wife, Carol DeLange; sons, Steve DeLange and Jodie Gulch,...
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William Reed, Jr.

February 17, 1962 - May 24, 2019

William H. Reed Jr., age 57 of Hesperia passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. He is survived by his son, Billy Reed; his sister and her husband Mary and Jorge Ojeda and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William Reed Sr. and Beverly Wells Reed. Committal service will be held in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
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Beatrice "Bea" Wabeke

June 11, 1925 - May 23, 2019

Beatrice "Bea" Wabeke, age 93 of Zeeland, walked into the gardens of Heaven on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her husband Willard were charter members of Bethel CRC. Bea enjoyed giving her time as a volunteer for Kids Hope, Fishers of Men Ministries, Zeeland Hospital, etc. Bea was preceded in death by her husband Willard...
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Jennie Jongekrijg

January 20, 1926 - May 22, 2019

Jennie Jongekrijg, age 93, of Zeeland went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She is now enjoying a heavenly reunion with her husband, Harvey and two sons, Gary and Paul. She was a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland. She had a servant's heart that loved the Lord and His creation. She is survived by her children: Allen and Rosalie Jongekrijg, Les and...
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Cynthia M. Kollen

May 9, 1926 - May 21, 2019

Cynthia Kollen, 93, of Saugatuck, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Cynthia was born May 9, 1926, in Zeeland to Jacob and Margaretha Van Dorp. She graduated from Zeeland High School and on September 19, 1953, she married Benjamin Kollen. Ben and Cindy opened Country Store Antiques in Saugatuck in 1953 and the Kollen family still owns their store 66 years later. In 2009, Ben preceded her in...
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Esther Mae Hoogland

March 23, 1925 - May 15, 2019

Esther Mae Hoogland passed away at age 94. Esther was born March 23, 1925 in Vriesland, MI to William and Elizabeth Meengs. She married John Hoogland (who preceded her in death in 2017) in 1948 and after 71 years together (married for 69 years) were blessed with four children: Jan (Jeff) Kenniston, Frank (Deb) Hoogland, Brian (Melissa) Hoogland and Lisa (Louis) Timmer; 12 grandchildren: Kara ...
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Sam Warmenhoven

September 3, 1942 - May 13, 2019

Sam Warmenhoven, 76, of Holland, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. Sam was born in Grand Rapids, September 3, 1942, while his father (Simon Warmenhoven) was serving overseas in the New Guinea campaign against the Japanese Army. Sam's mother, Henrietta (Mandemaker) Warmenhoven, raised Sam and his two sisters with the help of family after the Warmenhoven's became a Gold Star...
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Gerene H Langejans

September 22, 1921 - May 13, 2019

Gerene H. Langejans, age 97, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center North. Gerene was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and throughout her life, she remained committed to its life and mission. She was involved in the Dorcas Society, served on the mission committee, and helped out in Bible School, baking cookies well into her nineties. ...
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Theodore (Ted) Brouwer

May 30, 1932 - May 12, 2019

Theodore (Ted) L Brouwer, age 86, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. We thank the Lord for his godly life, his faithful service in the ministry, and especially for his faithfulness to his family. He served churches in Sibley IA, Dayton OH, Prairie City IA, Borculo MI, Delavan WI, Three Rivers MI He was a graduate...
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Isaac Anthony Chanski

May 10, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Isaac Anthony Chanski passed away peacefully in the arms of family on Friday, May 10, 2019. Isaac's family was blessed with over 4 hours with Isaac, before he went to his heavenly home at 3:37 p.m. Isaac will always remain his parents' precious baby and they will hold him again in heaven one day. He is survived by his parents Calvin and Sarah Chanski; his grandparents: Mark and Dianne Chanski,...
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Eric M. De Witt

November 25, 1943 - May 9, 2019

Eric De Witt, 75, of Overisel, passed away May 9, 2019. Eric was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, on November 25, 1943, to Melvin and Margaret De Witt. He graduated from Fremont High School and from Hope College with a degree in biology as well as a math and chemistry degree. He married Linda Kaye Westfield and they raised their family in Overisel, Michigan. Eric worked for many years at Life...
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Glenn Van Rhee

February 28, 1920 - May 9, 2019

Glenn Van Rhee, age 99 of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 9, 2019. He is survived by his children: Terry and Margie Van Rhee, Marcia and Ned Freriks, Dennis and Linda Van Rhee, Mark and Jackie Van Rhee; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren: step children: Judy Terpstra, Michael and Shirley Bleeker, Randall and Janet Bleeker and...
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Robert O. Davison

August 13, 1933 - May 6, 2019

Robert O. "Bob" Davison passed away peacefully May 6, 2019 surrounded by his children Tim (Tammy) Davison, Janine (Marty) Boysen and Darlene Belanger. Married to the love of his life, Francess Elizabeth (Liz) (Black) Davison for 50 years, Bob and Liz left Northern Ireland and emigrated with their young family to Canada and then to the United States in the late 60's. After several moves, they...
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Elizabeth (Libby) Anne Ellerbroek

August 19, 1968 - May 6, 2019

Beloved mother and wife Elizabeth (Libby) Anne Ellerbroek passed unexpectedly at her home in Vriesland on Monday, May 6th, 2019. Libby was born to the late Mary and Donald Boes of Zeeland on August 19th, 1968. She graduated from Zeeland Public High School in 1986, and had a degree in business from Davenport College. She was an active member of the Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church...
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Maria E Kuipers

January 1, 1938 - May 6, 2019

Maria Elizabeth Kuipers, age 81, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 06, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Maria was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she also sang in the choir. Maria taught for 10 years in the Grand Rapids Public School system and loved travel and music. Maria is survived by her daughter, Mirjam Kuipers of Holland; grandchildren, Trey Kuipers, Cameron Castro...
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Laverne J Kooiker

September 21, 1938 - May 4, 2019

Laverne Kooiker, age 80, of Zeeland, left his earthly home on Saturday, May 4, 2019, and entered his Heavenly home with Jesus. Laverne lived his entire life in Olive Township. He was a welder and worked at Roamer Boat, Dake Corp. and J.R. Automation. Laverne was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church and served as a greeter at the front door for over 30 years. Entering Heaven...
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Mark Alan Vliem

August 28, 1962 - April 30, 2019

Mark Alan Vliem, age 56, of Holland, died peacefully and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years and best friend Jayne; his daughters: Tiffany Vliem of Holland and Krystle Vliem of Grand Rapids; his parents Sherwin and Joan Vliem of Holland; sisters: Dawn...
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Harvey Edwards Bock

August 21, 1925 - April 28, 2019

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Harvey Edwards Bock, age 93, of Zeeland, left his family to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the American House of Holland. Harvey was born to Claire and Edith Bock on 8/21/1925 at Philadelphia, PA. Harvey was a member of Immanuel Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 2004; and siblings Richard, Barb and Betty. ...
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Jeanella Ten Have

March 28, 1925 - April 28, 2019

Jeanella TenHave, age 94, of Jamestown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday April 28, 2019. Jeanella graduated from Zeeland High School before attending Hope College. She was an active member of Jamestown Reformed Church prior to her last years spent living at Royal Atrium and Vista Springs. Preceding retirement, she loved interacting with kids as a long-time bus driver for...
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Mary Blystra

November 16, 1944 - April 27, 2019

Mary Blystra, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Trillium Woods in Grand Rapids. Mary was born in Holland and raised her family there. She was an LPN serving in elder care for her entire career and worked for Resthaven, Appledorn, and retired from Freedom Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sally Naber, and her son Jonathan Blystra. She is...
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Steve M. Dykstra

July 25, 1962 - April 25, 2019

Steve M. Dykstra of Holland, age 56, passed away on Thursday, April 25th after a battle with ALS. He was a faithful member of Pillar Church, where he both worked and worshiped, and was a beloved member of the congregation. Prior to working at Pillar, Steve worked at Van Hill Furniture for over twenty years. In his free time, Steve enjoyed time with family, serving and helping others,...
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Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar

August 28, 1924 - April 21, 2019

Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar, age 94, of Holland, MI, was reunited with her husband, Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on Easter Sunday, April 21, after a short illness. Barbara was born August 28, 1924 to Dr. Harry S. and Ruth Burkholder in Alpena, MI. She married Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on July 18, 1949 and returned to Dr. Alvin's hometown of Holland. It was Holland they called home the rest of their married lives,...
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Lavina J. Knapp

July 14, 1921 - April 21, 2019

Lavina J. Knapp, age 97, of Holland, entered her Heavenly Home Easter morning at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Lavina who will be remembered for her warm, infectious smile, was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Lavina was preceded in death by her husband, Albertus, in 2012; and infant son, Dexter. Lavina is survived by her: Children Doug (Margie) Knapp of...
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James R. Howard

July 14, 1946 - April 20, 2019

Dr. James Ray Howard, DDS, MS, of Holland, Michigan, unexpectedly and far too soon joins his friends and family in the ever-lasting light of the Lord. He passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University, University of Detroit Dental School and Northwestern University Specialty Degree of Endodontics, and served as...
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Dawn Evink

March 12, 1964 - April 20, 2019

Dawn Evink, age 55, passed away in her home early Saturday morning, April 20, 2019. Dawn was a great wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was selfless and gave of herself freely. She was a wonderful teacher at Borculo Christian and former students continued to stop her and share their appreciation. She lovingly stayed at home to raise her children. She was outgoing, positive, and a...
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Anna Gorter

October 7, 1931 - April 19, 2019

Anna Gorter, age 87, of Zeeland passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. She is survived by her children: Gloria and Allen Naber of Zeeland, Judy and Bruce VandeKopple of Grand Rapids, Jim Gorter and Judi of South Dakota; her son-in-law Mike and Bonnie Gannon of Hong Kong; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings: Herman Buys, LeRoy and Patsy Buys, Linda and Bob Schelhaas; sisters-in-law:...
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Julius Gene "Uncle Juke" Meyer

May 31, 1939 - April 19, 2019

Julius Gene Meyer, AKA "Uncle Juke", 79, of Hamilton, fought a battle with pancreatic cancer and went home to be with his Savior on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Julius was born May 31, 1939, in Jamestown, to Gerrit and Josie (Kunnen) Meyer. Julius worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He helped build Autumn Hills and became their dozer operator until his retirement 14 years...
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James F. De Ridder

October 16, 1930 - April 19, 2019

James F. De Ridder, age 88, of Holland, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at SKLD of Zeeland. James was a boat builder at Chris-Craft for many years and delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut for 18 years. James was preceded in death by his son, Ronald James De Ridder in 2013. James is survived by his: Wife of 69 years, Bernice De Ridder Children Linda (Jim) Van Norden II of Holland ...
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Garry Kaashoek

November 28, 1929 - April 17, 2019

Garry Kaashoek, born November 28, 1929, was carried by God's grace to his heavenly home on April 17, 2019. There he will use his voice to sing a new song. Garry attended Christ Memorial Church. He was a tool and die maker for General Motors, retiring after 37.5 years. He was a vocalist and sang in several choirs including the Holland Chorale and Christ Memorial Sanctuary Choir. He expressed...
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Ronald C Davis

December 11, 1939 - April 15, 2019

Ronald C. Davis, age79, of Holland, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at his home. Ronald was a member of Holland Baptist Church and enjoyed metal detecting and gardening. Ronald is survived by his: Wife of 47 years, Ruth Davis Children Penny (Brian) Watson of West Olive Michael (Sharon) Davis of Holland Christine Butler of Holland David (Melissa) Davis of West Olive Candy (Mark...
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Barbara Kroll

February 26, 1935 - April 15, 2019

Barbara Ann (Martin/Kole) Kroll, age 84, died peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019. Barbara was born and raised in Holland. The gift of helps defined her life with faithful service to her family, friends, church and community. "She never wasted a day!" Barbara was preceded in death by husbands, Bernard Kole (married 8 months) and James Kroll (married 11 years); and sister, Patricia Van...
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Juliann VanDenBosch

April 26, 1926 - April 15, 2019

Juliann VanDenBosch, 92, of Zeeland, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on Monday, April 15, 2019. Juliann was born a twin on April 26, 1926, in Holland, to Timen and Johanna (Rietman) Slagh. After WWII she married Andrew VanDenBosch when he returned from serving in the Pacific Theater and they raised their family in Zeeland. Juliann worked at Herman Miller for 20 years prior to...
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Adela DeLuna

February 17, 1978 - April 14, 2019

Adela Elizabeth DeLuna, 41, returned to her heavenly home on April 14, 2019. She is survived by her sons, Marcello and Devin Andrade; daughter Adelina DeLuna; brother and his wife Richard and Dawn DeLuna; nephews Ryan and Matthew DeLuna; several Uncles; Aunts and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her parents Richard and Bettie DeLuna and sister, Tracie DeLuna. Adela was born...
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Kimberly Russell

November 14, 1973 - April 14, 2019

RUSSELL Kimberly Russell, 45, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Kimberly was a U.S. Navy veteran. She served as a corpsman, and upon returning to civilian life she was a LPN helping bring medical services to the less fortunate and underserved. She is survived by her husband Jim Russell, daughter Marrisa Porter (Bill) of Hawaii, son David Cochennic (Mikaylin) of the...
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William Zonnebelt

August 18, 1926 - April 14, 2019

William G. Zonnebelt, died April 14, 2019 at the age of 92. He is now at home in heaven with his Lord and Savior. William ("Bill") Zonnebelt was born in Grand Rapids, MI on August 18, 1926 and spent his infancy and early childhood living with his parents in relatives' homes in Michigan because of the impact the 1929 Depression had on his parents when they "lost" their home. When things...
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David G. Siegers

August 25, 1956 - April 14, 2019

David G. Siegers, age 62, of Holland, went home to be with our Lord, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at his home, after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gherigs). He was preceded in death by his son Kyle in 2007 and his parents, Donald and Charlotte Siegers. Dave attended Grace Chapel in Zeeland and was a Realtor for Five Star Reality. Dave was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. ...
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Rose Van Faasen

March 15, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Rose (Havinga) Van Faasen, age 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was a member of Faith Church. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Van Faasen in 1994. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Fuzz) and Patricia Van Faasen of Baldwin and Brent and Lois Van Faasen of Holland; daughter, Kathy Van...
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Dan Trevino

June 28, 1974 - April 12, 2019

Daniel Trevino, age 44 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 after a 4 year battle with synovial sarcoma. He is survived by his wife Crystal; his children: Dominic, Gabe and Kayla; his parents Roxanne Trevino and Jacob and Mary Trevino; his siblings: Liz and Lino Johnson, Jacob and Carey Trevino and Alex and Monica Trevino; father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur and Linda Gonzales and...
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Berta Casillas-Cruz

December 20, 1950 - April 10, 2019

Berta Casillas-Cruz (68) passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Metro Health Hospital. Surviving are her children: Carlos (Christina) Lopez Jr., David Casillas II, Francinet (Stacey) Cruz, and Sunny O. Cruz; 15 grand kids; 4 great grand kids; brothers: Ignacio (Rachael) Guerrero Jr., George (Armida) Guerrero, Benarbe (Maria) Guerrero; and many nieces and nephews, all of Holland. She...
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Kevin Engeseth

August 16, 1956 - April 10, 2019

Kevin Engeseth, 62, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from complications of influenza. Kevin was born in Niles, Michigan, on August 16, 1956. Kevin worked for 26 years at Zeeland Lumber and was a member of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Kevin is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shelley Engeseth, children: Raelyn Diekema (Austin), Ethan Engeseth, Allison...
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Christine Lynn Baumgart

September 5, 1961 - April 9, 2019

Christine Lynn Baumgart (Greving), age 57 of Holland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Chris was a woman with respectable character, solid morals, and a loving heart. She enjoyed the simple things in life like reading, playing cards, spending time outdoors, and most of all spending time with her family. Chris was a true lover of all animals. She...
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Dorothy J. Ter Haar

December 26, 1932 - April 9, 2019

Dorothy Ter Haar, age 86, a lifelong resident of Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Resthaven Care Center. Dorothy was a long-time member of Christ Memorial Church and had worked at General Electric until it closed and at Century 21 Real Estate until her retirement. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Arens and Ann Erickson. Dorothy is survived by her...
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Johanna Busscher

June 19, 1929 - April 9, 2019

Johanna Busscher, 89, of Jenison, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She is now with her Lord and Savior. Johanna was a member of Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 2015 and a grandson, Vincent, in 2012. She is survived by her children: Arthur, Gary and Diane, Paul, Glen and Susan, Warren and Diane; 17...
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Joyce Meyer

January 20, 1932 - April 8, 2019

Joyce Meyer, age 87, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. She is survived by her son Brian and Beth Ann Meyer; two grandchildren: Ava and Bryce; sister, Gezella Boekeloo; in-laws: David and Joyce Meyer, Carl and Dorothy Meyer, Marcia Van Dommelen, Ruth and Calvin Ritsema, Jean Hinken, and Kathleen and Richard Meyer Van Dyke. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Bill;...
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Raymond Rouwhorst

November 18, 1922 - April 7, 2019

Raymond Rouwhorst, 96, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2019. Ray was born November 18, 1922, to John and Gertrude Rouwhorst. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as a member of the Third Army. Ray was a charter member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and a deacon. Ray and his wife Cynthia volunteered for Bibles for Mexico and...
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Joan Zwagerman

June 16, 1934 - April 6, 2019

Joan Zwagerman, age 84 of Zeeland went to her heavenly home Saturday, April 6, 2019. She is survived by her children: Douglas (Mary) Zwagerman of Zeeland, Brenda (Paul) Formsma of Zeeland, Rodney (Mary) Zwagerman of Zeeland, Gary (Myra) Zwagerman of Bentheim, Karla (Mark) Lemoine of Coloma, Ben (Jaimee) Zwagerman of Zeeland; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; siblings: Crystal Baum...
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Robert D. Rosendahl

June 22, 1954 - April 5, 2019

Robert D. Rosendahl, 64, passed away from lymphoma Friday, April 5, 2019. Bob was born June 22, 1954, in the Chicago area. Bob was always curious and enjoyed learning throughout his life. He earned a chemistry degree from Calvin College and a computer science degree from Grand Valley State University. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Duane "Rosy" and Connie Rosendahl. He is...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Kraus

March 14, 1940 - April 5, 2019

Kathleen Glynn Kraus, age 79 of Holland MI. passed away April 5, 2019 following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Kathy, as she was known to family and friends, was born on March 14, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN to Joseph and Myrtle (Rudstrom) Glynn, but raised by her step-mother Dolores Glynn. She spent much of her life in California where she worked for many years in the hospitality...
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Carla Herweyer

September 7, 1956 - April 1, 2019

Carla S. Herweyer, 62, of Holland, passed away on April 1, 2019, at her home. Carla was born in Holland on September 17, 1956, to Andrew and Julia (Grotenhuis) Van Slot. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and later married James Herweyer. Carla and Jim lived in the country and enjoyed the woods and their beloved dogs. Carla attended Gibson Christian Reformed Church. In 2011,...
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Eleanor M. Jacobs

November 11, 1925 - April 1, 2019

Eleanor M. Jacobs, age 93, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1999; one son-in-law; four brothers; and one sister. Eleanor is survived by her children, Harold "Chip" Jacobs of Holland, Betsy (Casey) Harthorn of New Mexico, Martha Kraai of Kansas, Patricia Krontz of Holland; 11 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 6 great...
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Helen Mosterd

February 25, 1956 - April 1, 2019

Helen L. Mosterd, age 63, of West Olive, passed away Monday, April 01, 2019 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows following a 7 year struggle with Frontotemporal Dementia (also known as Pick's Disease). Helen worked as an accountant at Holland Rescue Mission and Quality Door. She played the organ and piano and was a choir director. Helen also enjoyed hiking and the out-of-doors. Helen was...
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Staff Sergeant Michael Gibbons, USAF

February 25, 1991 - March 30, 2019

Staff Sergeant Michael Gibbons, USAF, age 28 of Moncks Corner, SC passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 2019. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Annamarie Gibbons; his fiancé Katelyn Basinger; his sisters and nieces and nephew: Heather and Jason Vander Wey (Ella, Isla and Preston) and Heidi Gibbons; his grandmother Helen Richardson and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mike...
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Annetta Cross

February 12, 1938 - March 30, 2019

Annetta Cross, age 81 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side. Annetta was born in Monticello, KY where she lived until moving to Michigan in 1956. She worked in accounting at Holland Furnace Company for many years, then was employed at General Electric for twenty-five years, until retirement. During this time, she also worked for...
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Linda Koning

March 1, 1951 - March 27, 2019

Linda Koning, age 68 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Linda was full of love, wisdom, and patience, which she was always ready to share with her family and friends. Linda was very accepting and inclusive with a unique ability to build bridges with people from all walks of life. One of her greatest passions was sharing God's creation with her community. As a local...
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Mary Kamps

January 7, 1923 - March 26, 2019

Mary Ruth Sleight Kamps of Bryan, Texas, 96, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2019. She was born in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Elmo Curtis and Ruth Hamilton Sleight. She met and fell in love with a Zeeland soldier, Capt. John Herbert Kamps, while he was stationed in Alexandria, LA. They married after the war and had four children. Although they resided in Texas, Michigan was always dear...
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Harven Pieper

May 3, 1929 - March 25, 2019

Harven Pieper, age 89 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Cindy; his daughter Beverly and Lloyd Mangum; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Bruce and Andrea Mangum (Avery and Jackson) and Kurt Mangum; his sister Muriel and Alvin Jipping; his sisters-in-law Rosalie Onken and several nieces and nephews. ...
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Glen E. Dams

December 1, 1957 - March 24, 2019

Glen Dams, age 61, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Glen's love for the water, boating, and sailing led to his employment refurbishing boats, and his love for being outdoors to his most recent employment at the Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck. Glen was a graduate of Holland High School, and was previously employed at Haworth. Glen was...
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Terry Vande Water

March 14, 1937 - March 22, 2019

Terry VandeWater, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy; children Tom VandeWater (Wendy), Douglas Kuyers (Ayde) and Patti Bing (Ken). Seven grandchildren; Todd Bing (Jen), Tyler Bing (Becky), Angela Rastetter (Jeremy), Emily Kuyers (Chris Prevette), Ben VandeWater (Natalie), Sam VandeWater (Saige), Max...
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Leona Berens

November 22, 1936 - March 20, 2019

Leona Berens, age 82, of Burnips passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She is survived by her siblings: Laurene Boyles, Wilma Smith, Lorne Berens, Arlene Taylor, Una Miller, Treasure Berens and many nieces and nephews. Leona attended Burnips United Methodist Church. She retired from Sunrise Acres Egg Farm. Leona's family would like to thank the staff at Laurels of Hudsonville for their...
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Cecil Chapman

February 11, 1933 - March 19, 2019

Cecil Chapman, 86, of Sunset Manor, formerly of Zeeland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019, surrounded by his family. Cecil was born in Rochester, Minnesota, February 11, 1933, to Glenn and Mabel (Walton) Chapman. Cecil graduated from Rochester High School, and North Central Bible College, where he met his wife Dona Mae Goodale. After graduating he was ordained a minister by the...
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Jerome C. Walters

October 9, 1922 - March 19, 2019

Jerome C. Walters, 96, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Jerome was born October 9, 1922, in Oakland, Michigan, to Gerrit and Allie (Sneller) Walters. He graduated from Zeeland High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Upon returning home from war he married Dorothy Faye Bowens in 1946. Jerome and Dorothy were members of First Reformed Church of...
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Rodger L. Dangremond

March 18, 1932 - March 17, 2019

Rodger Dangremond age 86, of Holland, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 surrounded by his family. It was one day prior to his 87th birthday. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. He served from 1952-1956 with two years in Japan as a Cryptographer. During retirement, Rodger traced his ancestry back to 1315 and the French Huguenots...
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Frank L. Pettinga

May 28, 1926 - March 13, 2019

Dr. Frank Pettinga, age 92, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Suzanne; children Deb (Ron), Jane (David), Fred (Jayne), and Cindy (Mark); 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Frank is now with his parents, Rhine and Adriana, and his brothers Cornelius and Paul, who all preceded him in death. Frank loved God, his family, and serving his...
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Robert Wayne Hunt

August 17, 1937 - March 13, 2019

Robert (Bob) Hunt, 81, of Taylors, South Carolina, formerly from Grand Haven, Michigan passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. Bob was a Truck Driver and retired Custodian from Coopersville High School. Bob also served his country in the US Army's 82nd Airborne. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Nora Hunt; and sister Linda Hunt. Bob is survived by his...
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Kenneth P. Knoll

March 15, 1927 - March 13, 2019

Kenneth Paul Knoll, age 91, died March 13, two days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was born March 15, 1927, in Holland, the son of Peter and Jennie Knoll. Surviving him are his wife of 71 years, Jane Renkema Knoll, his five children, Judy (Cary) Hirdes, Millie (Jim) Robbert, Norma (Steve) (Hanse) Hook, Ruth (Arlen) Schut, and Ken W. Knoll. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 32 great...
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Gary Boerigter

September 25, 1944 - March 10, 2019

Gary Boerigter, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Gary was a kind hearted man who helped those in need and put others before himself. He was a great dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia in 2017. He is survived by his children, Richard & Valorie Boerigter, Beth & Dennis DeRidder, Sandra Boerigter, 10...
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Sharon L. DeRoo

March 7, 1946 - March 10, 2019

Sharon L. DeRoo age 73, of Holland, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital following a long battle with Kidney disease. She was a woman of great faith who enjoyed going on short trips and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Rose Park Reformed Church and worked at Russ' Eastown Restaurant for 25 years. Sharon is survived by her husband of 53...
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John D. Parrott

December 26, 1924 - March 9, 2019

John D. Parrott, age 94, of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in Freedom Village. John was a native of Milwaukee, WI, where he met Joan, his beloved wife of 54 years. John graduated from Marquette University and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was an award-winning sales executive for the 3M Company, a 36-year career that took them to Illinois, Texas, Michigan and...
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Joan Zuverink

December 19, 1930 - March 8, 2019

Joan Zuverink, 88 Joan Norma Zuverink went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 8, 2019 at American House, Lighthouse Manor in Holland. She was born in Zeeland on December 19, 1930 to Benjamin and Rena (Schreur) Zwagerman. Joan lived in Zeeland her entire life. In 1952, she married Arnold Zuverink, who preceded her in death in 2013. Joan worked for Bennett Woods as a machine...
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Minard Visser

October 20, 1929 - March 8, 2019

Minard Visser, passed away peacefully and went into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 8, 2019. Minard loved farming and marketing and sold at the Fulton Street Farmer's Market for his entire life. For Minard a great day involved a tractor and growing great produce. Minard proudly served his country in the US Army. Minard was proceeded in death by his first wife Anna...
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Ivan "Ike" Van Koevering

July 15, 1939 - March 7, 2019

Ivan "Ike" Van Koevering, age 79 of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; his son, Rick and Tami Van Koevering of Zeeland; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Christopher Van Koevering (Makayla and Jayden), Heidi and John Dozeman (Clayton, Reid and Trey) and Holly and Brad Hassevoort (Bryson and Paxton); brothers: Reverend Gary and...
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Jack Shinabarger

February 12, 1925 - March 4, 2019

Jack Shinabarger, 94, of Holland, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. Jack was born in Linden, Michigan, on February 12, 1925, to Carl and Nina Shinabarger. He graduated from Flint Northern High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. While on leave during WWII, he married Patricia Frego June 1, 1945, in Holland, Michigan. Jack and Pat raised their three children in...
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Robert Doornbos

June 26, 1945 - March 4, 2019

Robert Doornbos, age 73, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. Robert was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The kids could always count on "straight talk" from Grandpa. He was a fabulous artist and worked as a graphic designer illustrator his entire career. He was well-known for his advertising expertise, watercolors, and drawings for the MSRA (Michigan Shipwreck Assoc.). He enjoyed...
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Gary R. Bartlett

February 21, 1934 - March 4, 2019

Gary Bartlett, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 4, 2019. Gary was born February 21, 1934 in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lansing, Michigan and attended Taft College in Taft California. In April of 1955, Gary married Marilyn Meyers, the love of his life. In 1960 Gary and Marilyn moved to Holland. It was there that he opened...
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Connie Kleinheksel

September 5, 1952 - March 2, 2019

Connie Kleinheksel, age 66 of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Connie and her husband Randy owned and operated Country Body Shop in Holland for 43 years. Connie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by those she loved and who loved her. Connie is survived by her husband of 45 years, Randy Kleinheksel; children: Nicole ...
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Betty J. De Haan

August 25, 1925 - February 26, 2019

Betty De Haan, 93, of Freedom Village, formerly of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Betty was born in Lucas, Michigan, August 25, 1925, to Thomas and Anna (Heeringa) Lucas. She graduated from MacBain High School and later married Thomas De Haan. Tom and Betty raised their children in Zeeland and were longtime members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Betty was an active...
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Jerry Jonker

June 13, 1920 - February 25, 2019

Jerry Jonker of Holland passed away peacefully, February 25, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center after 98 years of a life well lived. Jerry was a devoted and loving husband. He was a proud and supportive father to his two sons, and a doting grandfather and great-grandfather of 14. But most of all, Jerry was a man of deep and unshakable faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jerry was...
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Janet Van Staalduinen

May 8, 1935 - February 25, 2019

Janet Van Staalduinen age 83, of Holland, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, whom she loved and served, on Monday, February 25, 2019. During her life and later years as she suffered the effects of Alzheimer's she experienced the strength and comfort of her favorite verse, Isaiah 41:10 "I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand". She was the daughter of...
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Gertrude "Trudy" Baker

April 10, 1928 - February 25, 2019

Gertrude R. (Maquelin) Baker, Holland MI, age 90 went home to her Lord and Savior Monday, February 25, 2019. Trudy was born in Rochester NY on April 10 1928 to Cornelius and Rena (Heiting) Maquelin. She graduated from East High School, studied at Calvin College for two years where she sang in Calvin's Acapella Choir. She returned to Rochester to care for her ailing mother. While at home in...
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John Vink, Jr.

January 14, 1960 - February 25, 2019

John Vink Jr., age 59, of Hamilton went to be with his Lord on Monday, February 25, 2019 with family surrounding him at home after a courageous battle against cancer. John was born on January 14, 1960 in The Netherlands to Gerda Bijl-Holley and John C. Vink Sr. and married Doreen DeJonge in 1980. John attended Holland High and Central Wesleyan Church. He was employed at Billco Products and...
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Pauline Schrotenboer

January 27, 1923 - February 24, 2019

Pauline (Polly) Schrotenboer, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Polly was born January 27, 1923 on a farm in Hillsdale County, Michigan to Ralph and Alice (Wilcox) Taylor, one of eleven children. She was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society at Graafschap CRC, as well as a former Sunday School...
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