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Our Obituaries

Robert Wayne "Bob" De Jonge

March 13, 1936 - March 5, 2021

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

May 18, 1941 - March 4, 2021

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

July 29, 1929 - March 2, 2021

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

October 14, 1921 - March 1, 2021

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

June 21, 1953 - February 27, 2021

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

April 19, 1939 - February 27, 2021

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

September 16, 1924 - February 26, 2021

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

June 22, 1952 - February 26, 2021

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

July 10, 1953 - February 24, 2021

To view the Livestream of Rudy's funeral service please go to https://www.facebook.com/Park-Christian-Reformed-Church-111783595525299 Rudy Broekhuis, age 67, of Fennville, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Rudy was a member of Christ Memorial Church and former member of Park Christian Reformed Church. He worked at Herman-Miller for 19 years in...
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Robert "Bob" Lampen

August 6, 1934 - February 24, 2021

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

July 17, 1923 - February 22, 2021

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

May 8, 1927 - February 21, 2021

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

April 5, 2001 - February 20, 2021

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

April 22, 1946 - February 19, 2021

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

December 4, 1922 - February 19, 2021

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

June 28, 1930 - February 13, 2021

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

July 9, 1929 - February 12, 2021

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

March 27, 1933 - February 11, 2021

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

January 12, 1923 - February 11, 2021

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

April 11, 1949 - February 10, 2021

Randall Dykstra Funeral Service Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/902914990251849 Randall W. Dykstra, age 71, of Hamilton unexpectedly passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Randy was a member of Ganges United Methodist Church and, prior to retirement, had worked at GE, ALTL, and Perrigo. In his spare time, Randy enjoyed riding...
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Leonzo R. Villa

October 2, 1965 - February 10, 2021

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

April 23, 1942 - February 10, 2021

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

February 12, 1960 - February 9, 2021

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

July 21, 1941 - February 7, 2021

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/3880046792059428 to view Lyle's service. Lyle D. Broekhuis age 79, of Overisel, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital. He was lifelong member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and a volunteer firefighter for Overisel Township for 35 years. He owned and operated Broekhuis Bros....
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Carol Ann Smits

March 11, 1929 - February 7, 2021

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

May 17, 1949 - February 4, 2021

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

December 22, 1946 - February 3, 2021

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

April 17, 1966 - February 2, 2021

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

July 22, 1952 - February 1, 2021

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

November 16, 1924 - February 1, 2021

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

October 23, 1978 - February 1, 2021

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

September 4, 1938 - January 31, 2021

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

February 24, 1937 - January 30, 2021

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

January 12, 1944 - January 30, 2021

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

March 30, 1931 - January 30, 2021

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

January 21, 1922 - January 29, 2021

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

August 3, 1938 - January 29, 2021

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

January 6, 1950 - January 28, 2021

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

February 12, 1974 - January 24, 2021

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

May 23, 1936 - January 24, 2021

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

January 3, 1973 - January 22, 2021

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

March 15, 1960 - January 19, 2021

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

March 10, 1930 - January 18, 2021

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

July 20, 1935 - January 17, 2021

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

May 26, 1938 - January 16, 2021

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

November 5, 1950 - January 15, 2021

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

August 14, 1966 - January 12, 2021

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

March 20, 1956 - January 10, 2021

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

September 4, 1998 - January 10, 2021

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

September 21, 1933 - January 7, 2021

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

November 30, 1950 - January 6, 2021

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

December 27, 1938 - January 5, 2021

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

August 30, 1934 - January 5, 2021

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

June 7, 1928 - January 4, 2021

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

April 5, 1977 - January 1, 2021

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

December 10, 1966 - January 1, 2021

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

December 17, 1938 - December 29, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Joyce Morren, please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/328451958336293 Joyce Morren, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Joyce was a caring and loving mom and grandma and went out of her way to do things especially for the grandkids. Although disease took many of her abilities in the last two years, she was a loyal and...
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Mary Kouw

June 2, 1946 - December 28, 2020

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

January 27, 1920 - December 24, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Leon Scholten, please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/400885960992338. Leon Scholten, age 100, of Holland, passed away on December 24, 2020 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottage with family by his side. Leon proudly served in the US Army during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Graafschap CRC and loved the Lord with all his heart. Leon...
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Margery "Peggy" Fitzgerald

September 15, 1920 - December 23, 2020

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

March 10, 1936 - December 22, 2020

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

March 27, 1933 - December 21, 2020

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

January 15, 1936 - December 20, 2020

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

June 6, 1930 - December 20, 2020

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

May 5, 1941 - December 20, 2020

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

November 22, 1926 - December 19, 2020

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

October 16, 1931 - December 19, 2020

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

January 8, 1941 - December 19, 2020

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

April 12, 1935 - December 18, 2020

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

January 25, 1962 - December 16, 2020

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

April 1, 1943 - December 16, 2020

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

December 11, 1942 - December 16, 2020

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

January 20, 1954 - December 14, 2020

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

February 6, 1933 - December 13, 2020

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

May 19, 1947 - December 12, 2020

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

July 23, 1937 - December 11, 2020

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

January 5, 1929 - December 10, 2020

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

January 31, 1928 - December 10, 2020

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

May 8, 1937 - December 9, 2020

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

January 27, 1921 - December 9, 2020

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

May 7, 1932 - December 8, 2020

The recording of Louise Vander Veer's funeral service may be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/142818454015860 Louise Vander Veer, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her home. Louise was raised on a farm in Oakland, MI. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland and was active in...
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Gordon Klouw

October 23, 1929 - December 8, 2020

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

January 3, 1941 - December 8, 2020

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

November 18, 1962 - December 7, 2020

View Funeral Service for Joan Demaray - Recorded: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/470623897241430 Joan Demaray, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home. Joan was an administrative assistant for 40 years for Haworth where she utilized her bachelor's degree in business from Davenport University. Volunteering at Great Lakes Lighthouse...
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Yan Hing Chau

April 5, 1952 - December 7, 2020

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

June 5, 1938 - December 7, 2020

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

August 16, 1928 - December 5, 2020

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

November 6, 1922 - December 5, 2020

Reverend Ten Clay's funeral service can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/408321913626295 Rev. Ellsworth M. Ten Clay was called to leave the Church Militant and join the Church Triumphant on December 5, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1922 into a family with 15 children. Preceding him in death were his wife Betty on August 26, 2004, his parents Henry and Minnie ...
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Dixon M. Raymond

March 19, 1926 - December 4, 2020

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

July 31, 1954 - December 4, 2020

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

December 28, 1952 - December 3, 2020

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

June 14, 1931 - November 30, 2020

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

July 12, 1929 - November 29, 2020

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

November 28, 1928 - November 29, 2020

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

August 17, 1929 - November 28, 2020

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

May 3, 1962 - November 28, 2020

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

June 28, 1939 - November 27, 2020

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

October 28, 1950 - November 27, 2020

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

January 6, 1938 - November 26, 2020

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

November 21, 1945 - November 26, 2020

Lin's funeral service can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8b9diG_fzM Lin Compagner, age 75 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Steve and Shawn Compagner (Alisha and Nick Boeve [Teagan and Evelyn], Britney and Nate Poll, and Colton Compagner), Corey and Carrie Compagner (Nicholas Compagner,...
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