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Our Obituaries

Elizabeth A. Bennett

November 4, 1934 - November 24, 2020

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

August 11, 2005 - November 23, 2020

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

October 12, 1926 - November 22, 2020

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

November 11, 1939 - November 22, 2020

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

October 4, 1939 - November 21, 2020

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

November 21, 1942 - November 19, 2020

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

April 28, 1932 - November 19, 2020

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

May 20, 1944 - November 18, 2020

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

February 16, 1931 - November 17, 2020

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

June 26, 1943 - November 16, 2020

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

June 19, 1935 - November 16, 2020

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

September 7, 1940 - November 16, 2020

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

April 9, 1944 - November 14, 2020

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

August 27, 1970 - November 12, 2020

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

January 19, 1936 - November 11, 2020

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

June 14, 1953 - November 11, 2020

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

July 1, 1955 - November 9, 2020

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

August 23, 1938 - November 9, 2020

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

February 9, 1938 - November 9, 2020

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

March 18, 1926 - November 9, 2020

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

January 2, 1929 - November 8, 2020

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

October 20, 1940 - November 7, 2020

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

September 1, 1933 - November 6, 2020

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

November 9, 1932 - November 5, 2020

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

February 6, 1920 - November 5, 2020

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

June 11, 1943 - November 2, 2020

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

August 4, 1930 - November 1, 2020

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

June 16, 1981 - November 1, 2020

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

April 1, 1951 - October 31, 2020

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

November 9, 1936 - October 30, 2020

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

July 2, 1931 - October 30, 2020

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

May 7, 1945 - October 29, 2020

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

July 13, 1932 - October 29, 2020

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

December 31, 1951 - October 29, 2020

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

June 26, 1934 - October 28, 2020

Roger W. Zoet age 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene and sister Sharon Folkert. Rog was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and served on the board of the Holland Rescue Mission. He was a self-employed plasterer for 42 years and was a member of the Vintage Car...
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Michelle Burns

February 6, 1967 - October 27, 2020

Michelle Burns, age 53, unexpectedly passed away in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, October 27, 2020. Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Burns, Sr and brother Tommy Burns, Jr. Michelle is survived by her mother, Irene Burns of Zeeland. Private family services are planned. The family requests no flowers and that donations in Michelle's memory may be made to the...
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Henry Teune

January 13, 1930 - October 27, 2020

Henry Teune, 90, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Henry was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 13, 1930, to John and Minnie Teune. The Teune family moved to Hudsonville when Henry was 3 years old. They worked as muck farmers raising celery and onions, after working in the garbage business in Chicago. After high school Henry went to Calvin College for teacher training....
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William C. "Bill" Borst

April 30, 1953 - October 26, 2020

William "Bill" Clayton Borst, 67, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 26, 2020, at his home. Bill was born April 30, 1953, in Holland, Michigan, to William Jr. and Dorothy (Smith) Borst. He attended Zeeland Public Schools and graduated from Zeeland High School in 1971. Bill went on to Michigan State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural...
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Lisa Knooihuizen

December 5, 1965 - October 26, 2020

Lisa Knooihuizen, age 54, of Holland, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home. Lisa was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and a GEMS leader for 20 years. She loved to travel and visit Ottawa Beach with her husband, James, especially enjoying Big Red. Lisa also liked all kinds of crafts, especially scrapbooking, painting and cross-stitching. Lisa was preceded in death by her...
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Beverly Bobeldyk Lundie

October 20, 1929 - October 26, 2020

Beverly Bobeldyk Lundie, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Beverly walked with Christ through her entire life and was a faithful follower of Him through both of her marriages. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Gerald Bobeldyk; her 2nd husband,...
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Connie Ann Miller

August 10, 1949 - October 26, 2020

Connie Ann Miller, 71, of Allendale, formerly of Zeeland, died Monday, October 26, 2020. Connie was born August 10, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Jack and Wanda McMurray. Connie grew up in Allendale and graduated from Coopersville High School. Connie worked as a furniture finisher for many years at H.L. Hubbel, Steelcase, Haworth, and retired from Worden in 2016. Connie loved spending...
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Terry Kamper

August 3, 1956 - October 25, 2020

Terry L. Kamper, age 64, of Holland, died Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Trillium Woods of Faith Hospice surrounded by his family. He was the son of Glenn and Phyllis Kamper and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kim Wodarczyk. He had attended North Holland Reformed Church in his youth and drove truck for many years with Haworth and then Borr's Transfer. He loved being...
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Chip Jacobs

October 15, 1949 - October 25, 2020

Chip Jacobs, 71, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Chip was born October 15, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Harold and Eleanor (Pell) Jacobs. Harold took his love and passion for driving and used that most of his work life driving truck. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, and his daughter Kelly Voetberg. Chip was one of the most real and genuine...
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Clifford Harmsen

May 10, 1935 - October 25, 2020

Clifford Harmsen, age 85 of Burnips, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonieta; his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lori Berens (Kristin and Mitch Poll [Brady, Lily and Sierra] and Mitchell Berens), Randall Harmsen (Nicholas and Rachel Harmsen [Philly] and Olivia and Christopher Dangler), Lisa and Jesse Genther (Kaley Genther, and...
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Carlos Alberto Nava

March 23, 1956 - October 24, 2020

Carlos Nava, age 64, of Holland, entered his heavenly home away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 with his family at his side. After finishing high school, Carlos served in the Army until he decided it was time to start a family. He worked for many years at L&W Engineering as a machine operator. Carlos enjoyed music, especially country music. He also enjoyed basketball and baseball as well as...
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Calvin Diemer

June 19, 1930 - October 24, 2020

Calvin Diemer, age 90 of Beaverdam went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, October 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Jeanette; his children: Ron and Gail Diemer, Randy and Mary Diemer, Ed and Darlene Diemer, Doug and Nancy Diemer and Sandy and Chuck McCallum; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Geneva Diemer and Ruth Diemer; brother-in-law...
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Alvin J Dozeman

September 14, 1926 - October 22, 2020

Alvin Dozeman, age 94, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center. Alvin was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was employed by his father at Dozeman Refrigeration for 20 years, and also at PAR Molds, Inc. for 20 years. Alvin served in the US Navy during WWII and was...
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Linda K. Weemhoff

September 13, 1949 - October 22, 2020

Linda Kay Weemhoff age 71, of Grandville, escaped the ravages of cancer to enter the open gates of heaven to see Jesus on Thursday, October 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Scholten, and her parents in law, Neal and Elaine Weemhoff. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, N. David Weemhoff; children and grandchildren, Tami and Jason Sivy (Sabine, Jonas), Ryan and...
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Arthur D Kole

October 11, 1947 - October 20, 2020

Arthur D. Kole, age 73, of Zeeland, and a proud veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam from 1968-1970, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. A committal service with military honors will be announced at a later date.
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Terry Foss

January 12, 1942 - October 20, 2020

Terry Foss, 78, of Irons, formerly of Holland, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Terry was born January 12, 1942, in Holland, Michigan, to Chester and Adeline (Vander Wolde) Foss. Terry attended Holland High School. Terry served on the Ottawa County Sheriff Department for 25 years before his retirement. He married Arlene Kooiker and they raised their children in Holland and...
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Hermina Veldhoff

May 30, 1923 - October 19, 2020

Hermina Veldhoff, age 97 of Holland passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at Appledorn Assisted Living Community. She is survived by her children: Diane and Larry Kempkers, Karen and Herbert Tews, Bill and Yvonne Veldhoff and Jack and Melissa Veldhoff; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandson expected in November; sister Betty and Ken Lemmen and sister-in-law Emma...
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Lester Brouwer

September 27, 1933 - October 18, 2020

Lester Brouwer age 87, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 18, 2020. He was surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, daughter, Sally Meiste, and second wife, Elsa. Les was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a generous and giving personality. ...
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Glenn A Poel

January 28, 1949 - October 14, 2020

Glenn A. Poel, age 71, of Zeeland, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home. Glenn graduated from Coopersville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a former member of Peace Reformed Church. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marian Poel; step-mother, Nell Poel; parents-in-law, Bud and Barbara Hillman;...
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Faye Van Dorple Mellema

October 29, 1930 - October 13, 2020

Faye Van Dorple-Mellema, 89, of Resthaven's Boersma Cottage in Holland, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Faye was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on October 29, 1930, to Jay and Gertrude (Moeke) Van Dorple. She was the oldest of six Van Dorple girls. Faye graduated from Zeeland High School, and Ohio State University with honors. Her graduate studies were completed at University of Oxford,...
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Bonnie June Jellema

July 1, 1923 - October 11, 2020

Bonnie June Jellema. Born in Holland, Michigan, July 1, 1923, she died in fair health, peacefully, in her room at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan, at 11:05 a.m. October 11, 2020. She was 97. Bonnie was a warm, friendly, giving, compassionate woman of genuine sincerity in devotion to her faith and religious pursuits. Having tried various brief occupations (among them student,...
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Mary Stassen

November 10, 1949 - October 10, 2020

Mary Stassen, age 70, passed away on October 10, 2020 peacefully in her home. Mary served as a financial director at Freedom Village for 27 years prior to retirement and fulfilled the duties of her work with a good Christian attitude and spirit. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Francis de Sales for many years. She is survived by her husband, Alan Lehman (Holland, MI); son, Alex Paul...
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John T Gable

March 13, 1958 - October 10, 2020

John Gable, age 62, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home. John was preceded in death by his brother, Sandy Chilson; brother-in-law, Dennis Neal; and sister-in-law, Calleen Holliday. John was a diesel mechanic and die-hard Detroit Tigers and Lions fan. He loved concerts and watching the Three Stooges and Loony Toons on TV. John is survived by his: Wife of 34...
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Larry Dykstra

July 18, 1938 - October 10, 2020

Larry Dale Dykstra, born July 18, 1938 to Jack and Kay Dykstra, passed away on October 10, 2020, at the age of 82. He attended Holland Christian High School and graduated from Hope College; grew up at 14th St and Faith CRC in Holland and later directed choir at Maplewood Church. In 1966 he became a member, liturgist and tenor in the choir of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland. He had a...
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Carolyn B. Bareman

September 12, 1925 - October 9, 2020

Carolyn Beth Bareman age 95, of Holland, completed her earthly life on Friday, October 9, and now lives eternally in Heaven with her faithful Savior Jesus Christ. She joins her family who preceded her in death, parents, Leonard and Cora Bareman and Sister, Esther, with whom she had shared her home all her life. Carolyn was a lifelong baptized and professing member of Central Avenue Christian...
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Donna Downing

March 9, 1948 - October 6, 2020

Donna Kay Downing, age 72 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends, including: her husband of 54 years, Louis Downing Jr.; children: Dale and Kimberly Downing, Greg and Shannon Downing, David Downing, Steve and Melanie Downing; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; siblings:...
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Dale Vander Wall

March 17, 1951 - October 6, 2020

Dale Calvin VanderWall, age 69, of Holland, finished his journey on this earth and entered the presence of Jesus, his Savior on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI to Merlin and Coralee VanderWall on March 17, 1951. He grew up in Forest Grove Station attending a 2-room schoolhouse through the 8th grade, went on to graduate from Hudsonville High, and attended Hope and...
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Wayne Mulder

March 1, 1938 - October 5, 2020

Wayne Mulder, age 82 of Zeeland passed away Monday, October 5, 2020. He is survived by his children: Dwayne and Tami Mulder of Zeeland and Jeff and JoAnn Mulder of Holland; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings: Marilyn Brower of Holland, and Paul and Pam Mulder of West Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ron and Harriet Bakker of Zeeland, Mildred Bakker of Zeeland, Dan...
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Maxine M Brink

January 30, 1928 - October 4, 2020

Maxine (Overway) Brink, age 92, of Holland, formerly of Saugatuck, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Maxine was a charter member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Maxine was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Sharda of Zeeland, son, Randy Brink of Saugatuck, and husband of 65 years, Ted Brink of Saugatuck. Maxine is survived by her son,...
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Kristen DeWitt

October 26, 1970 - October 3, 2020

Kristen DeWitt, age 49 of Holland died by suicide after a yearlong battle with severe depression on Saturday, October 3, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Kelly; her children: Katelyn, Ryan, and Nathan; her mother Joyce Kingma; her siblings: Craig and Beth Kingma, Dave and Lisa Kingma, Lynn and Kevin Cole, and Susan and Keith Stoneman; her mother-in-law: Mary DeWitt; her father...
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Josephine Kreuze

May 1, 1924 - October 3, 2020

Josephine Kreuze, age 96 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Josephine was faithful follower of Jesus Christ and welcomed going to heaven. She was a wonderful mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 2007. She is survived by her children, Melvin and...
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Robert Bastiaanse

April 17, 1949 - October 3, 2020

Robert Bastiaanse, age 71, of Zeeland, passed away, Saturday, October 03, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. Rob was a 1969 graduate of West Ottawa High School and participated on the Swimming and Track teams. He was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Zeeland. Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Erna Bastiaanse; brother, Walter Bastiaanse; and mother-in-law, Ruth...
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Jarvis Dozeman

February 24, 1924 - October 2, 2020

Jarvis Dozeman, age 96, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. Jarvis was a life-long member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder several times. He was affiliated with the Crystal Lake Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida. He worked as a farmer most of his life. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed. Jarvis was preceded in death...
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Sarah Drenten

June 6, 1928 - October 2, 2020

Sarah Drenten, 92, of Zeeland, formerly of Hamilton, entered into her heavenly home on October 2, 2020, at Heritage Nursing Home Sarah was born June 6, 1928, into a family of 17 siblings in Durham, North Carolina, to William and Lily (Weaver) Clements. She married Glen Drenten and moved to Hamilton, Michigan and had a family of her own of two sons. She enjoyed working with her hands and...
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Margaret Julia Thurber

February 2, 1923 - October 1, 2020

Margaret Thurber, age 97, of Holland, passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Margaret was born on February 2, 1923 in Jackson, MI to Arthur and Helen Winston. Growing up she was active in the Girl Scouts and was known as "Tiny" (but tough). She married William "Bill" Thurber on September 3, 1943 and together they raised their family in Midland, MI. In 1984...
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Carol Ann Gras

August 24, 1940 - September 29, 2020

Carol Ann Gras, age 80, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Lakeside Vista Community. Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Alan Stephenson; sister, Linda Stephenson-Hoek; and niece, Karen Hoek. She was also a Master Gardener award recipient. Carol is survived by her children, Delwyn (Debra) Gras of Hamilton, Jeffrey (Lori) Gras of Zeeland, Mary (Jeffrey) Pikaart of...
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Lois Kleinjan

June 28, 1934 - September 28, 2020

Lois Kleinjan, age 86, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020. A Holland, Michigan native, Lois was born on June 28, 1934, the 3rd born of 6 children, She was a graduate of Holland High School (1952) and Roseland Community Hospital School of Nursing (1955). She then practiced as a pediatric RN for 30 years at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, Illinois. Lois was a devoted and loving mom and...
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Donald J. Janssen

March 20, 1928 - September 27, 2020

Donald Janssen age 92 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 27, 2020. He was a lifelong member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. Don farmed in the early years and the joy of farming never left him. He retired from the Ottawa County Road Commission following 24 years of employment. Don is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jerene; children, Cal and Barb...
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Marie Jean De Vries

April 8, 1933 - September 27, 2020

Marie Jean De Vries, age 87, of Holland, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2020. Marie was born in Sulley, Iowa on April 8, 1933 to John C. and Jennie (Spoelstra) Geenen. Marie graduated from Holland Christian Schools and was married on September 4, 1952 to her loving husband and best friend for 68 years, Donald W. De Vries, while Don was serving in the U.S. Army. They moved to Lansing,...
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Juan Castillo "John" Villarreal

May 8, 1988 - September 26, 2020

Juan Castillo "John" Villarreal, 32, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. John was born May 8, 1988, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Augustine and Alberta (Castillo) Villarreal. He is survived by his children: Anastasia Elizabeth Villarreal of Alma, Jayla Thomas-Villarreal of Holland, his brother Tony Villarreal, nephew Donnie, niece Korrin (great-nephew Kason), niece...
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Phyllis J. Schrotenboer

October 5, 1931 - September 26, 2020

Phyllis J. Schrotenboer, age 88, of Holland, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Austin and son, Allen. She was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and retired from Meijers following many years of employment. Pyllis is survived by her children, Beverly and Eric Hornsby of Zeeland, Bruce and...
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Ryan Lee Brunink

December 9, 1981 - September 25, 2020

Ryan Lee Brunink, age 38, of Zeeland, passed away Friday evening surrounded by family. After a nine-month battle with cancer in his final hour on earth Ryan said he was driving his tractor to Heaven to see Jesus, and there better be red tractors there. Ryan was born December 9, 1981, to Bob and Lila Brunink. He graduated from Unity Christian High School and Ferris State University. Ryan...
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David Carl Gustafson M.D.

January 16, 1929 - September 23, 2020

GUSTAFSON David Carl Gustafson M.D. January 16, 1929 - September 23, 2020 David was born in Robertsdale, Alabama, to Milton Gustafson and Agnes Pearson. He was the second of six brothers. He graduated from Robertsdale High School in 1947, Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Alabama in 1950, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in 1954. He served...
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Ronald C Vliet

October 13, 1934 - September 21, 2020

Ronald C. Vliet, age 85 of Holland, MI, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. Ron was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Ron had a lifelong interest in learning, writing, and reading all kinds of books, especially history. He built a special horse barn with split rail fence and enjoyed time with family hosting lively dinners. Ron was a graduate of The College of William and Mary,...
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Thomas Potter

December 20, 1937 - September 21, 2020

Thomas Potter age 82 of Zeeland, entered into his heavenly home on Monday, September 21, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2017. Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was active in the life of his church and enjoyed fishing. Tom worked in construction for several years and retired from Howard Miller in 2000. He is survived by his...
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Barbara Newman

November 15, 1962 - September 18, 2020

Barbara J. Newman, 57, died at 7:05 PM on September 18, 2020, with her family by her side in Holland, Michigan. Barbara Newman, also known as "Mrs. B" to many of her students, was born November 15, 1962, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Dr. Andrew Bandstra, a Reverend and professor of theology at Calvin Seminary, and Mae Bandstra, a teacher turned homemaker. Barb was well known for the same...
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Linda Boertje

September 1, 1948 - September 17, 2020

Linda Boertje, age 72, of Holland, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Linda was born in Holland on September 1, 1948 to Justin and Lucille Bouwman; She lived most of her life in Holland and taught second grade for more than 30 years at Holland Christian. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a sweet and gentle demeanor. She was always encouraging and was never known to...
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John Jr. Kortman

July 27, 1941 - September 17, 2020

John Kortman, age 79, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. John Kortman lived his life with a spirit of love, laughter, and joy. A devout Christian, his love of Jesus permeated every aspect of his life. Throughout a lifetime of difficult physical challenges, John remained resilient, positive, and an inspiration to many. He shared 38 wonderful years with his first wife, Virginia....
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Sharon LeMaire

July 24, 1940 - September 16, 2020

Sharon Janice (Green) LeMaire died peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her Allegan residence with her husband Alfred W. LeMaire Sr. at her bedside. Sharon was born on July 24, 1940 in Newberry, Michigan, the daughter of the late Frank Lloyd and Zona Green. She was a graduate of Newberry High School. After high school Sharon attended the Bronson School of Nursing and graduated...
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Alice Prins

March 11, 1932 - September 16, 2020

Alice Prins, 88, left this earth for her heavenly home on September 16, 2020. She demonstrated amazing strength and kindness towards others while experiencing a series of illnesses over the past several years. Her love of her family and friends and her belief in God's grace sustained her during good times and difficult seasons and ultimately gave her a "peace that surpasses all understanding." ...
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Norma Hays-Walkley

May 16, 1940 - September 15, 2020

Norma Hays-Walkley, age 80, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Community. Norma loved her family dearly. She was a member of Community Reformed Church and served as a certified medical assistant under Dr. Frieswyk for many years and later at Holland Hospital. She had a passion for competition shooting and served on the Board of Directors of...
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Sheryl "Sherri" Steigenga

January 30, 1951 - September 15, 2020

Sheryl "Sherri" Steigenga, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Sherri loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her many pets throughout the years were very important to her. She was a wonderful mother, sister, and aunt who always remembered to send cards to celebrate and remember special occasions. She will be missed. She...
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Joy Kraai

September 23, 1929 - September 14, 2020

Joy Kraai, age 90 of Zeeland passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. She is survived by her children: Mike and Linda Kraai, Steve and Elaine Kraai, and Lynn Kraai; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; her sister Karen Wyngarden; sister-in-law: Shirley Van Hoven. Joy was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Kraai in 2013. ...
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Ivan DeWitt

May 11, 1937 - September 13, 2020

Ivan DeWitt, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. Ivan was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and a member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club. Ivan was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Lois Bratt. Ivan is survived by his wife, Leah; children, Timothy (Laura) DeWitt of Hudsonville, Deborah (Brian) Hewitte of...
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John Klingenberg

August 2, 1936 - September 12, 2020

John Klingenberg, age 84 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley; his children and grandchildren: Bev and Dan Hoeve (Aaron Hoeve and Anna and Cody Lenters) and Jim and Pam Klingenberg (Cameron and Sarah Klingenberg, Eric and Bridget Klingenberg, Michael and Larissa Klingenberg, Kyle Klingenberg, and Josiah Klingenberg and his fiancé...
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Lorraine B. Andre

May 14, 1939 - September 8, 2020

Lorraine B Andre, age 81, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, went to be with her Lord and Savior, as she was surrounded by her loving husband, Carl, and family. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, John and Joanne Hopp, sisters, Ruth Newhouse, Marcia Esteves, in-laws; Roger Smallegan, Daryl Newhouse, Ruth DeVries, Carolyn Andre, Hilda Hopp. She will be greatly missed by her husband,...
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William Cohen

June 27, 1936 - September 7, 2020

William Cohen June 27, 1936 – Sept. 7, 2020 William Cohen, age 84, of Holland, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home. Born in Los Angeles, at age 10 William (Bill) Cohen moved with his mother and younger sister to New York City, and thereafter always considered himself a New Yorker. As a youth, his mother sent him to communist youth camps (notably WoChiCa, Workers' Children...
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Ian M. Miskelley

September 21, 2000 - September 7, 2020

Ian Miskelley, 19, of Holland, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Ian was born September 21, 2000, in Holland to Steve and Jill (Jubin) Miskelley. Ian went to Corpus Christi Catholic School, and for high school he attended Black River and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 2018. He was currently attending the University of Michigan. Ian was a very accomplished swimmer....
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Harold Brunt

March 29, 1934 - September 7, 2020

Harold Brunt, age 86, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Harold was a dedicated man with a great sense of humor. He had a hard work ethic, loved a good project, and had a willingness to help. He was always busy serving. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Brunt; daughter, Deb and Jim Hovinga; son, Harold Jr. and Debbie Brunt,...
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Goldie Nykamp

February 26, 1935 - September 6, 2020

Goldie Nykamp, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Goldie is survived by her children: Al and Kerri Nykamp, Sandi Means, Duane and Cheryl Nykamp, Karen and Todd Kamphuis; grandchildren: Bethany and Josh Franken, Erin and Brandon Van Groningen, Troy Nykamp and his fiancé Taylor Genzink, Patrick Bonzelaar and his fiancé Brogan Mcmahon, Shana Bonzelaar, Ethan and Keagan...
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Mary Smit-Zuverink

January 4, 1928 - September 4, 2020

Mary Smit-Zuverink, age 92, of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday, September 4, 2020. Mary spent many years working in sales for JC Penny, beginning while the store was still downtown, and continued after the move to the Westshore Mall. She also enjoyed election day, as it gave her the opportunity to socialize while checking voters in at the local polling location. She...
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Dawn M. Ostrander

June 19, 1969 - September 2, 2020

Dawn M. Ostrander (Gaga) age 51, of Holland, followed the Yellow Brick Road home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at her home. She worked for Johnny Carino's for several years as a restaurant manager and encountered many great friendships along the way. Dawn Marie Ostrander was born on June 19, 1969 to Allen and Marie...
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Wayne Hilton

June 13, 1942 - September 1, 2020

Wayne Thomas Roy Hilton 6/13/1942 – 9/1/2020 God gently called our precious Father/Gpa, brother, greeter and friend known as Wayne Hilton aka Mr. Happy, to his heavenly home on 9/1/2020. God blessed him with 78 years on this earth. Even though our hearts yearn for him, for his smile, joy, love, and outlook, we are comforted by knowing that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his wife, and...
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Dale "Pickle" Van Hoven

June 23, 1929 - August 31, 2020

Dale "Pickle' Van Hoven, 91, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. Dale was born in Jamestown on June 23, 1929, to Jacob and Emma (Sprik) Van Hoven. He graduated from Zeeland High School and became a linesman for Consumers Energy. In 1950 he married Barbara Van Ingen and they raised their daughter Pam in Zeeland and they were members of First Reformed Church. Barbara preceded...
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Ernest Vander Hulst

January 31, 1926 - August 31, 2020

Ernest Vander Hulst, age 94 of Zeeland passed into Glory on Monday, August 31, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 64 years Arlene in 2017. Ernest is survived by his children: Linda Lewis of Zeeland, Larry (Carol) Vander Hulst of Bath, MI and Mary (Jack) Haley of Holland; 10 grandchildren: Sara (Brian) Weiderman, Katelyn (Anthony) Ysquierdo, Ryan ...
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Rev. Roy Clark

July 3, 1929 - August 30, 2020

Rev. Roy James Clark, 91, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Rest Haven Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Roy Clark was born on July 3, 1929 in Buffalo, New York to his late parents James W. and Ethel Clark. He is the oldest of four sons and is survived by brothers Richard (Jean) Clark, Tonawanda, New York; James (JoAnn) Clark, Deltona, Florida; Gerald (Nedra) Clark,...
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