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Our Obituaries

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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Virginia "Ginger" Van Gelder

February 23, 1949 - February 23, 2019

Virginia Van Gelder, of Holland, passed away peacefully on her 70th birthday, Saturday, February 23, 2019. Virginia was born February 23, 1949, to Lewis and Ann (Geurkink) Brummels, in Baldwin, Wisconsin. She graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School where she met Rodney Van Gelder. Rod served his country in the Army while Ginger went to nursing school in Grand Rapids. In 1969, Ginger...
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Stanley Koster

September 25, 1934 - February 22, 2019

Stanley J. Koster, 84, of Holland, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Born in McBain, MI, Stan taught at Northern Michigan Christian School, Grand Rapids Christian School and Trinity Christian College. He also served as the Superintendent of Holland Christian Schools from 1978 until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, Stan took on the role of Coaching...
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Chester H. Johnson

October 9, 1922 - February 21, 2019

Chester H. Johnson, age 96, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Chester is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma in 2012. Chester was a loving father and grandfather. He was a man of faith and a lifelong member of Central Wesleyan Church. During his working years, he was employed at Crampton Manufacturing, Bay Die Casting, General Electric, and retired from Holland Public Schools....
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Alice Gruessing

December 1, 1948 - February 17, 2019

Alice J. Gruessing age 70, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born and raised in Zeeland and graduated from Holland Christian High School and Pine Rest School of Nursing. She worked for over 30 years for Drs. De Long and Stagemen. Alice was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, taking care of her grandchildren...
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Shirley Van Omen

July 10, 1935 - February 16, 2019

Shirley Van Omen, age 83 of Oakland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, February 16, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Dale; her children: Victor and Tamara Van Omen of Hamilton, Jim and Pat Van Omen of Borculo, Eric and Carol Van Omen of Grandville; daughter-in-law Jackie Van Omen of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren: Sheri, Tami, John, Melissa, Alan, Caleb and...
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Lisa Miscovich

December 17, 1965 - February 14, 2019

Lisa Miscovich, age 53, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in an automobile accident. One of the best and most beautiful souls Heaven could have. She had the kindest heart ever! A smile that would warm your heart first thing in the morning and all day long. Her passion and love for her residents and friends was a never-ending love. She was warm and giving. Lisa was a fun-loving, free...
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Neil Lampen

November 16, 1923 - February 12, 2019

Cornelius "Neil" Earl Lampen, age 95 of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Marilyn; his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Steve and Marcia Lampen (Russ and Jill Lampen [Annika, Greta]), (Dan and Kieko Lampen [Kazuma]), (Katie and Joe Hettinga [Allison, Dean]); Jane and Rick Johnson (Phil and Allie...
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Rianne Bruinsma

November 2, 1918 - February 11, 2019

Rianne Bruinsma, age 100, of Holland, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Resthaven Care Center in Holland. Rianne was a member of Gibson Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bruinsma in 1999; daughter, Lazina (Lois) Bruinsma also in 1999; son, Ralph Bruinsma in 2000; and another son, Frank Bruinsma in 2005. Rianne is survived by her Children ...
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Janice 'Jan' Ensing

December 3, 1956 - February 11, 2019

Janice "Jan" Ensing, age 62, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Jan was a child of God with a strong faith and was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. She was an amazing wife, mom, and grandmother who was dearly loved. She was a loving sister and matriarch of the family always making sure everyone was included, welcomed, and seen. Jan was also known for her spectacular...
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Roland Sudhir Baroi

April 6, 1950 - February 9, 2019

Roland Sudhir Baroi age 68, of Holland, died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Roland was born April 6, 1950 in Bangladesh and worked at the Chandraghona Christian Hospital as a pharmacist and also as an Assistant Pastor at the Chandraghona Baptist Church. Roland came to the United States on November 23, 2018 by Immigrant Visa through his oldest daughter...
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Myrtle Lemmen

July 25, 1920 - February 9, 2019

Myrtle Lemmen, aged 98, passed away at her home in Holland on Saturday, February 9, 2019, surrounded by her family. Myrt was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Preceding her in death was her husband of 72 years, Marvin J. Lemmen; brothers, Gene Dozeman and Gerald Dozeman; and a sister, Joyce Vander Kamp. Myrt is survived by her children, Carol Lemmen of Battle Creek, MI,...
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Raymond Lopez, Sr.

August 17, 1957 - February 9, 2019

Raymond Lopez Sr., age 61 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; his children: Jamie Householder, Jennifer Lopez, Bobby and Kate Smith, Jonathan Puente, Raymond Jr. and Katie Lopez, Nico Lopez and Coty and Ashley Lopez; his stepson Adam Hatch; and many loved and adored grandchildren; his mother Yolanda Banda Lopez; his siblings: Mary Ann...
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Tom Terpstra

October 1, 1963 - February 8, 2019

Tom Terpstra, 55, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. Tom was born October 1, 1963, the son of Gordon and Thelma (Nyenbrink) Terpstra. Tom was raised in Borculo with his sister Tammy, and went to Zeeland Public Schools. Tom graduated from Zeeland High School in 1981. Tom started working for Prince when he was 15, and worked for Prince and JCI for 40 years. Tom was...
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Trebor Schaub

January 22, 1997 - February 7, 2019

Trebor Lee Schaub, age 22, was called home to be with his Savior on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Trebor was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and was actively engaged in Third Coast Church with his wife, Ashley. He was a loving husband and his wife meant the world to him. He loved his family. He was selfless, served freely, and would be the first to assist anyone in need. Trebor was an...
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Roger Nagelkirk

November 19, 1935 - February 6, 2019

Roger Nagelkirk, 83, of Cutlerville, formerly of Zeeland, died February 6, 2019. Roger was born November 19, 1935, in Zeeland to Frank and Gertie Nagelkirk. He was a member of North Street Christian Reformed Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws: Hazel Nagelkirk, Laverne Schaap, Larry Brower. He is survived by his siblings: Gordon Nagelkirk, Winona Schaap, Pep and...
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Florena Genzink

November 25, 1922 - February 6, 2019

Florena Genzink, 96, of Drenthe, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Florena was born November 25, 1922, in Drenthe to John and Hattie (Kok) Huizen. She attended Beachwood School in Overisel Township and later married Edward Genzink. Ed and Florena built a house on the original Huizen family farm property and raised their son Terry surrounded by her extended Huizen family. Florena was...
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Daniel Bergman

July 22, 1978 - February 5, 2019

Daniel G. Bergman, 40, of Grand Rapids, passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Dan was born July 22, 1978, in Grand Rapids to Henry Bergman and Shirley (Bouwkamp) Bergman. He graduated from Covenant Christian High School and worked for many years surveying for Feenstra and Associates. Dan was currently working at Metro Hospital in their hospital foodservice. He was attending Dutton...
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Robert Stone

May 7, 1937 - February 4, 2019

Robert "Bob" H. Stone, age 81 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 4, 2019. He is free of pain and suffering. Robert was born to George and Mary (Billerbeck) Stone in Allegan, MI on May 7, 1937. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Holland and a former member of First Baptist Church of Allegan. Robert had an everlasting love of baseball and would...
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Arlene (Goorman) Hoek

May 25, 1930 - February 3, 2019

Arlene (Goorman) Hoek, 88, of Holland, formerly of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. Arlene was born May 25, 1930, in Zeeland, to Gerrit and Anna (Bouwens) Goorman. She attended Zeeland Christian School and graduated from Zeeland High School. Arlene became a hairstylist and for many years was self-employed operating "Beauty Haven" on Whispering Pine Court in Zeeland. ...
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Bessie Lee Cox

June 3, 1937 - February 3, 2019

Bessie Lee Cox, age 81, of Holland, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Bessie was a member of New Richmond Baptist Church and was currently working at Sam's Club after retiring from Holland Die Cast after 27 years. She enjoyed family and loved her grandchildren. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Wade, Jr. in 2015. Bessie is survived by her: Children ...
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Carl M. Tidd

October 15, 1938 - February 2, 2019

Carl M. Tidd age 80, of Hamilton, went to be with His Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Carl was born on October 15, 1938 to Carl and Marietta (Rigterink) Tidd in Holland, MI. He graduated from Holland High School, attended Michigan State University, graduated from Hope College, and received his master's degree from Western Michigan University. He...
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Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton

November 26, 1948 - January 31, 2019

Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton age 70, of Holland, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Paulette worked 15 years as a waitress at the Hitching Post Restaurant which she enjoyed immensely but chose to retire doing this only to babysit and hang with her beloved grandchildren. Her love was deep and great for ALL her grandchildren. They were her world...
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Gertrude Bleeker Van Rhee

September 27, 1925 - January 31, 2019

Gertrude Bleeker Van Rhee, age 93 of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 31, 2019. She was born on September 27, 1925 to Henry and Martha Elhart Moes. Gertrude raised her family at their home which was above the Fillmore Store, and at their home in Big Rapids. She is survived by her children: Judy Terpstra, Michael and Shirley Bleeker, Randall and Janet...
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Geraldine "Jerrie" (Alderink) Bosch

January 7, 1924 - January 30, 2019

Geraldine "Jerrie" (Alderink) Bosch, age 95, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Jerrie graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and was a receptionist at Lakewood Family Medicine prior to her retirement. She was a member of Calvary Reformed Church of Holland. Jerrie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Alderink and siblings, Helen Schaap, Morrie Buskers and Lois...
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Lamont Dirkse

January 5, 1927 - January 30, 2019

On January 30, 2019, Lamont Dirkse passed away at the age of 92. Lamont was born in Hingham, Wisconsin, graduated from Oostburg High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a Hospital Corpsman. Lamont graduated from Hope College in 1950, obtained a Master's degree from Northwestern University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University. After serving as a school administrator...
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Judy Bussis

September 24, 1938 - January 30, 2019

Judy Bussis, age 80, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She is survived by her children: Jim and Jamie Bussis, Jeanne and Glenn Bishop and Joel and Rebecca Bussis; grandchildren: Eric and Stacy Bussis, Cara and Karson Glass, Katie and Cody Mihm, Jeffrey and Lauren Elenbaas, Kevin and Christie Bishop, Brian and Keana Bishop, Krista and Tyler Buresh...
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George Duane TenHave

August 1, 1944 - January 27, 2019

George Duane Ten Have, 74, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019. George was born August 1, 1944, in Holland, to George and Gertrude (Ter Horst) Ten Have. George graduated from Holland Christian High School and worked as a meat cutter for many years at Charlie's Market and Southside Meat. He was a National Guardsman and called to active duty during the Detroit Riots in 1968. For twelve...
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Michael McDonnell

March 6, 1958 - January 26, 2019

Michael Patrick McDonnell passed away at his home in Holland, Michigan on January 29, 2019. There was a private family ceremony in Holland, Michigan. Michael's family is deeply saddened by his sudden passing and will miss him more than words can say. Mike was born in Rock Island on March 6, 1958, the fifth child of William and Dolores McDonnell. Mike graduated from Rock Island High School...
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Virginia "Ginger" Jurries

June 7, 1942 - January 26, 2019

LIVESTREAM LINK FOR VIDEO OF SERVICE God's newest angel was ushered away from her earthy home this past weekend. On Saturday, the 26th of January, Virginia (Huizenga) Jurries died in her Naples, FL home following continued cardiovascular issues and a stroke in March of 2018. Her children, Kristin and Steven and son-in-law Dave Allen were...
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Jean Buist

January 14, 1935 - January 26, 2019

Jean Buist, age 85, passed away on Saturday morning, January 26 2019 at Country Home Care. Jean was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. At the age of 35, she was recovering from a stroke and a serious car accident. Despite her disabilities, she was very active socially. She loved to paint, make quilts and other crafts with only one hand. She loved Evergreen Commons and her church...
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Freddie "Fred" Graveling

February 17, 1942 - January 26, 2019

Freddie "Fred" Graveling, age 76, went to be with the Lord in his heavenly home on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Fred was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Marilyn Graveling; his son-in-law, Roger McLellan; and his 2nd wife, Hildrene Graveling. Fred was a member of Dutton United Reformed Church. He was a loving dad and provided for his family in many ways. He always...
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Beverly Vanderwall

July 6, 1950 - January 24, 2019

Beverly Vanderwall, age 68, of Borculo, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Beverly was born July 6, 1950, in Zeeland, to Julius and Mildred (Lokers) VanderHill. She married Ken Vanderwall in 1971. Bev and Ken both graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1968, the first graduating class in the "new" high school. Bev and Ken are members of Borculo Christian Reformed Church....
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Robert "Bob" Nicol

October 20, 1940 - January 24, 2019

Robert "Bob" Nicol, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Bosch) Nicol; two daughters, Sherill and Garry Boerman, Barbara and Timothy Van Huis; Beloved grandchildren; Joseph Boerman Allison Boerman Dana Van Huis Isaac Van Huis Audrey Van Huis Simon Van Huis Ruby Van Huis Lucy Van Huis Brother and sisters; Dennis Nicol,...
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Jeanette "Nettie" Bosma

June 26, 1928 - January 21, 2019

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

March 28, 1961 - January 19, 2019

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

April 21, 1945 - January 19, 2019

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

March 28, 1944 - January 17, 2019

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

July 7, 1929 - January 15, 2019

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

February 19, 1932 - January 15, 2019

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

October 2, 1961 - January 14, 2019

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

August 24, 1924 - January 14, 2019

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

February 11, 1926 - January 12, 2019

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

May 8, 1931 - January 11, 2019

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

April 7, 1925 - January 11, 2019

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

February 25, 1925 - January 10, 2019

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

January 19, 1937 - January 10, 2019

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

March 8, 1929 - January 10, 2019

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

October 3, 1936 - January 9, 2019

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

October 20, 1929 - January 9, 2019

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

December 14, 1927 - January 8, 2019

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

March 2, 1927 - January 7, 2019

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

August 7, 1926 - January 4, 2019

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

October 25, 1933 - January 4, 2019

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

September 8, 1922 - January 4, 2019

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

January 1, 1946 - January 2, 2019

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

July 4, 1935 - January 1, 2019

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

August 16, 1934 - December 31, 2018

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

April 8, 1948 - December 30, 2018

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

December 9, 1924 - December 30, 2018

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

April 28, 1926 - December 29, 2018

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

April 2, 1937 - December 28, 2018

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

October 18, 1939 - December 27, 2018

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

February 25, 1931 - December 27, 2018

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

July 19, 1923 - December 26, 2018

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

April 15, 1943 - December 24, 2018

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

May 6, 1922 - December 23, 2018

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

September 13, 1926 - December 23, 2018

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

March 25, 1931 - December 22, 2018

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

November 30, 1919 - December 22, 2018

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

September 30, 1951 - December 21, 2018

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

May 21, 1929 - December 20, 2018

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

March 7, 1944 - December 19, 2018

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

March 31, 1951 - December 17, 2018

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

November 29, 1922 - December 17, 2018

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

July 3, 1940 - December 16, 2018

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

June 18, 1936 - December 15, 2018

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

September 5, 1930 - December 14, 2018

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

November 1, 1928 - December 12, 2018

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