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Our Obituaries

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 10, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wendy Achterhof

May 18, 1950 - August 28, 2020

Wendy Louise Achterhof (Scheibach) passed away quietly Friday evening after fighting metastatic breast cancer. Wendy was a good and kind person who loved animals and nature. She delighted in watching the native wildlife return to Waukazoo Woods where she lived and grew up. She appreciated art and music and volunteered with the Holland Area Arts Council. Wendy's passion was traveling and saw much...
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Roger J. Rotman

November 11, 1932 - August 28, 2020

Roger Rotman age 87, of Holland, passed away at his home on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma and an infant brother, Allen Wayne. He retired from Haworth following a successful career of 39 years, and was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War. He loved woodworking, antiques, fishing and spending time at the cottage on Hamlin Lake. Roger...
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Lena Becksford

March 2, 1924 - August 27, 2020

Lena Becksford, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Lena was employed at Hart & Cooley for over 15 years and was a lifelong member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. In her free time, she would knit hats for Appalachian Reach Out. She was an independent person who loved her family in her own unique way. She will be dearly missed. Lena was preceded in...
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Jesse A. Hamric

May 8, 1980 - August 24, 2020

Jesse A. Hamric, age 40, of Fennville, died tragically on Monday, August 24, 2020, in Benton City, WA. Jesse was dedicated to his family and friends. He would give the shirt off his back to make sure that those he cared for had whatever they needed. Jesse proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine. Jesse worked as a land surveyor for Holland Engineering. In his free time, he loved to be...
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Kelley Jane Majcher

January 10, 1961 - August 21, 2020

Kelley Jane Majcher, age 59, of Holland, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 21, 2020. She retired from Spartan Nash as an Inventory Control Specialist in their distribution center. Kelley is survived by her husband of 25 years, Walter: step-daughter, Briana and Joe Alcala of Redmond, Washington; grandson, Julian; sisters and brother, Catherine and Joseph Bartos, Susan and Terry Bryant,...
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Joel Gilcrest

October 7, 1955 - August 17, 2020

Joel Patrick Gilcrest, 64. Joel Patrick Gilcrest, born October 7, 1955, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dear friend to many, entered into heaven on August 17, 2020. Joel lived a life of adventure with unending steadfast love and loyalty for his family, friends, and life's work. He became a pilot at age 15 and began to venture west on many skiing, fly fishing and outdoor...
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Wallace Oetman

January 12, 1927 - August 17, 2020

Wallace Oetman, age 93, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. Wallace served in the United States Army during WWII as a medic. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a great dad who was honest, caring, down to earth, and had impeccable integrity. He loved his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was a BIG MAN who loved to play. He was an avid gardener who...
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Barbara Bleeker

June 5, 1935 - August 15, 2020

Barbara Bleeker, 85, of Hamilton, died Saturday, August 15, 2020. Barbara was born June 5, 1935 on 38th Street in Allegan. She graduated from Allegan High School and married Henry George Bleeker on June 16, 1955. Barbara worked in the Hamilton Farm Bureau office, when children arrived, she stayed home to care for them. Later she worked in the Hamilton High School cafeteria. In her younger...
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Kevin Lee Becksford

October 28, 1974 - August 13, 2020

Kevin Lee Becksford age 45, of Holland, died Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Becksford and sister, Tricia Becksford. Kevin was a graduate of Hamilton High School and worked for several area body shops. He is survived by his father, Dale and Barb Becksford of Zeeland; son, Ben Becksford of Hudsonville; step- brothers and sister, Bruce Morren,...
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Donald Robinson, Sr.

August 24, 1933 - August 11, 2020

Donald Robinson Sr., age 86 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked hard to provide for his family and was a wonderful husband and partner for 61 years to his wife, Pauline Robinson. Don was always ready with a joke and enjoyed making others smile. He loved animals, especially elephants and horses....
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Sandra Elgersma

November 24, 1957 - August 10, 2020

Sandra Elgersma, age 62, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. Sandra was a wonderful mother and loved her grandchildren with everything she had. She dearly loved her dog, Bella and spending time at Sandy Pines. She was an amazing person and she gave her all at the end of her life. She is preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Benit; and her mother, Dorothy Benit. She is survived by...
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Lenore Hope Rodriguez

October 17, 1956 - August 7, 2020

Lenore Hope Rodriguez, age 63, of Holland, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at her home. Lenore loved her grandchildren and her dogs, and enjoyed art as well. Lenore was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo G. Rodriguez in 1975; brothers, James Edward Paxton, Martin Luther Paxton, and Richard Thomas Paxton; and infant sister, Mary Irene Paxton. Lenore is survived by her son, Adam...
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Gertrude Trudy Scheerhorn

May 27, 1926 - August 7, 2020

Gertrude "Trudy" Scheerhorn finished her life's journey of 94 years on August 7, 2020 and is now sitting at the feet of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carrying on her legacy are her seven children Steve (Diane) Scheerhorn, Gord (Marilyn Sue) Scheerhorn, Mark (Mary) Scheerhorn, Anne (Jan) Latvala, Jack (Jill) Scheerhorn, Dan (Sue) Scheerhorn, Jim (Tammy) Scheerhorn. She was preceded in...
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Alvin H. VanDenBrink

August 17, 1924 - August 4, 2020

2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" Alvin H. VanDenBrink of Fennville, Michigan, went to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior at the age of 95 on August 4, 2020 at American House in Jenison. Alvin was born August 17, 1924 to the late Henry and Alice (VanKampen) VandenBrink in Holland, Michigan. He has been reunited with his...
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Arloa Kolean

September 9, 1939 - August 3, 2020

Arloa Kolean, age 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 3, 2020. Arloa was a loving wife, great mother, a very caring person with a super big heart and a green thumb. She especially loved her grandchildren. She was known for her caring servant heart and her love for all people. She and her husband were active members of Maranatha CRC for over 55 years. She was a faithful...
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Ruth Bouwman

September 26, 1926 - August 3, 2020

Ruth Lamar Bouwman, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Holland on August 3rd. As a Holland native, she was deeply connected to the community, and leaves behind many dear friends and family members. Born in 1926, She was raised with her seven brothers on a farm on 66th Street. Ruth and her husband, Roger Paul Bouwman, raised their daughters, Barbara MacKinnon, Kathi Lee and Lauree Curran,...
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Luelen Johnston Brown

July 16, 1941 - July 31, 2020

Luelen Johnston Brown, age 79, of Holland, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. Luelen was born on July 16, 1941, in Batesville Arkansas to William and Olga White. In her youth she enjoyed all sports, horseback riding, and joining her physician grandfather on house calls. In 1959 she married Harold Brown, the young man who had at one time delivered the newspaper to her family home....
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Sally Lou Shimp

January 20, 1939 - July 30, 2020

Sally Lou Shimp, age 81, of Holland, Michigan, moved to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 30, 2020, following a long illness. Sally was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, the fourth of six children, to Neal and Dorothy Houtman. She attended Holland High School; and Eastern Michigan University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) and a Master of Arts degree...
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Phyllis A. Hoeksema

July 20, 1936 - July 25, 2020

Phyllis Hoeksema age 84, of Zeeland, died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Zeeland Hospital. She was the daughter of John and Dena Molter who preceded her in death as well as sister, Jeanne Streur and brothers-in-law, Jerald Streur and John Van Hoboken. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where she was active in developing the GEMS program. She worked as an office administrator...
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Sherry Rosales

November 6, 1968 - July 14, 2020

Sherry Rosales, age 51, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 with her family by her side. Sherry was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1968 to Robert and Geraldine Westeen. When she was 10 years old, she met Benny Rosales, 10 years later they were married, and the two of them have been side by side ever since. They raised their family in Holland and Sherry worked for many years...
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Deborah Schrotenboer

October 2, 1953 - July 14, 2020

Deborah L. Schrotenboer age 66, of Holland, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Spectrum Zeeland Hospital. Deborah was born in Grand Rapids, the daughter of John and Beatrice Beckwith. Her parents and a brother David preceded her in death. She was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church and enjoyed being a homemaker. Deborah is survived by her husband of 46 years, Randall; children,...
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Henry Dykema

August 6, 1938 - July 12, 2020

Reverend Henry Dykema, age 81 of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Cora; his children: Carol and Brett Miles (Lindsey Miles, Nathan and Kelsey Miles), Brenda and Bruce Freye, David Dykema, and Jennifer and David Zeilbeck (Matthew Zeilbeck, Sarah Zeilbeck and Hannah Zeilbeck); his daughter-in-law Diane Dykema ...
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Jay Lindell

July 8, 2020

Jay Roger Lindell graduated into glory on 7/8/2020, following a 19-month journey with brain cancer. Jay was born in Naperville, Il to Donna and Gerald Lindell. Jay graduated from Naperville Central in 1977, and went on to attend Hope College, graduating in 1981. He later went to Western Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1997. Jay became an ordained minister in...
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Jayne E. Alofs

October 1, 1964 - July 7, 2020

Jayne Elise Alofs born 10-1-64 in Holland MI passed to her heavenly home 7-7-20 in Chicago, IL after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer. Jayne graduated from Holland Christian High School and Grand Valley State University. She attended 4th Presbyterian Church in Chicago and during her illness enjoyed live streaming the worship services of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where...
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Joan V. Nyenhuis

September 26, 1941 - July 7, 2020

Joan Nyenhuis, age 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Joan was born on September 26, 1941 in Holland, Michigan, where she lived her entire life. She was preceded in death by her brother Burton Nyenhuis and sisters Ruby Zimmerman and Marjorie Castaneda. Joan is survived by her eight nieces and nephews – Cheryl Sabas, Mike Zimmerman, Brian "Fritz" Zimmerman, Nancy Hanson,...
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Lois L. De Boer

May 7, 1929 - July 7, 2020

Lois L. DeBoer, age 91, of Holland, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Lois was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1929. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond in 1992, her grandson Mark Boeve, and her granddaughter Sara Kristine Langeland. Lois is survived by her five children; Wayne DeBoer, Clearwater, Florida, Virginia(Nick) Tatarchuk,...
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Jean Paulson

November 7, 1938 - July 5, 2020

Jean Paulson, 81, of Holland, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Jean was a majorette and accomplished ballet dancer through high school. She maintained contact with many classmates from Kalamazoo Central High School's class of 1956. Jean received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Michigan, where she was a member...
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Junior Langejans

January 26, 1941 - July 4, 2020

Junior Langejans, age 79, passed away at home on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Junior was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, where he served in many leadership roles. He owned Height's Service for 43 years and loved talking to his customers. He was an avid boater in his younger years and loved celebrating the 4th of July on Lake Michigan. He and Sharon enjoyed vacationing...
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David Tinholt

January 25, 1942 - July 4, 2020

David Tinholt, age 78 of Holland passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gaylene; his children: Shelley and Chris Dibble and Brian and Kim Tinholt; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jenna and Josh Hop (Bryce, Landen and Hadley) Heather and Kyle Westveld (Kaden, Peyton and Karsen) Andrew Tinholt; siblings: Karen and Mike Schuitema, Mike and Linda Tinholt...
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Cornelia "Cork" Arens

December 17, 1923 - July 1, 2020

Cornelia "Cork" Arens, age 96, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottages, surrounded by her family. She was born December 17,1923 to Rev. Harry and Louise Blystra in Princeberg, Minnesota. Her early years were lived in Sully, Iowa until her father's ministry brought the family to Graafschap, Michigan. She was the fourth of ten children and life growing...
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Alfredo Gonzalez

June 12, 1940 - June 27, 2020

Alfredo Gonzalez Jr. 80, surrounded by family, peacefully went to be with his King Saturday, June 27, 2020. Al is preceded in death by his granddaughter Nichole and will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years Esther Gonzalez, his children Cynthia (Liandro) Morin, Betty (Rudy) Castro, Cordelia Gonzalez, Gene (Lisa) Gonzalez, his Grandchildren Eric, Jessica, Adam, Alex, Samantha, Emeri,...
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Caroline Jasch

July 17, 1932 - June 24, 2020

Caroline Jasch, age 87 of Zeeland, formerly of Michigan City, IN. passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her son Todd's home. She is survived by her sons: Ed Jr. and Kate Jasch and Todd and Meg Jasch; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kelly Jasch, Brett and Rachel Jasch (Brinsley and Sawyer), Courtney and Tyler Vander Kolk (Lexi and London), Danielle and Austin Fisher (Nash) and Nick and...
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Donald Reimink

December 16, 1933 - June 22, 2020

Donald Reimink age 86, of Hamilton, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2016 and was the youngest of Benjamin and Kate Reimink's 8 children and the last surviving Reimink of his generation. Don was a kind and generous spirit and a friend of many. His social skills and sense of humor were always on...
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Lois Jacobs

November 5, 1931 - June 21, 2020

Lois Jacobs, age 88, of Holland, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Lois was a lifelong, baptized member of Pillar Church, a member of the Philathea Society and served as a volunteer at Holland Hospital. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by DeWaard's Interiors and as a teenager she worked at Russ' Restaurant. Lois was preceded in death by her grandson, Curtis...
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Orlan Uitermark

September 6, 1933 - June 18, 2020

Orlan Uitermark, age 86, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Beatrice, his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Larabel; daughter-in-law, Jamie Uitermark; and sister Joyce Garvelink. Orlan is survived by his children: Vickie and John Klokkert of Holland, David and Hope Uitermark of Aragon, GA and Sally and...
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Jazmyn Patterson

June 3, 2001 - June 17, 2020

Jazmyn Patterson, age 19, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Jazmyn was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was smart, funny, sometimes silly, but most of all, she had a heart of gold. Everyone who knew her loved her. Jazmyn was up to do anything and especially enjoyed being in nature and going on adventures. There was never a dull moment with Jazmyn. Her...
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Wayne L. Boeve

July 28, 1934 - June 15, 2020

Wayne Boeve went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Wayne was born on July 28, 1934 to Nelson and Geneva (Bouwman) Boeve in Kalamazoo, MI. At the age of nine, his family moved back to Holland. After graduation from Holland High School, he began his life-long occupation as a carpenter. He worked 30 years for Harold Langejans...
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Arthur "Al" Rudolph

February 13, 1947 - June 14, 2020

Arthur "Al" Rudolph, age 73, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Appledorn Living Center in Holland. Al served in the US Army during Vietnam and was retired from Excello/Textron. He was an avid sports fan especially when his children and grandchildren were involved. He enjoyed riding in his Jeep Wrangler and collecting baseball cards with his grandson, Austin. Al was a member of...
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John Mang

April 4, 1976 - June 13, 2020

John Mang, 44, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2020 following a short illness. John's given name was Mang Suan Thang. He was born and raised in Hakha, Chin State, Burma. He graduated from high school, became an elementary school teacher and taught for a few years during a time of great political turmoil in his country. Burma (also known as Myanmar), once a British colony, was given its...
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JoAnn R. Ostema

January 11, 1943 - June 11, 2020

JoAnn Ostema, age 77, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at her home. JoAnn was a member of Christ Memorial Church, the Christ Memorial Church Choir and an active church volunteer. She loved the outdoors, was an avid gardener and enjoyed being out on the water. She also worked as a hairdresser and florist and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. ...
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Michelle M. Buell

April 29, 1971 - June 10, 2020

Michelle Mae Buell age 49, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Vander Wal. Michelle graduated from Holland High School and worked in home health care for several years. She is survived by her children, Charity Vander Wal of Grand Rapids, Garrett Lewing of Texas, Dalton Goble of Tennessee; 4 grandchildren, Hayden, Anniyah,...
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Patricia Lynn Molenhouse

November 24, 1970 - June 9, 2020

Patricia Lynn Molenhouse, 49, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2020, in Chicago, IL, at Rush University Hospital. Patti was born November 24, 1970, in Oak Park, IL, to Richard Mo-lenhouse and the late Sandra Sweeney. Patti was a graduate of Holland Christian High School and attended Calvin College. Survivors include her husband Edward Forillo of Downers Grove, IL; fa-ther and stepmother...
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Hubble Martin Vander Velde

November 7, 1939 - June 9, 2020

Hubble Martin Vander Velde, 80, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, following a short illness. He is lovingly remembered by his children: Deborah (Stephen) Chappell, Cindy (Don) Whittecar, Margie (Tim) Van Dort, Teresa (Todd) Trap, Martin (Melissa) Vander Velde; his grandchildren: Trent Zichterman, Tara (Phil) Lein, Tori (Cam) Prins, Hayli and Grace Trap, Audrey,...
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Betty J Vork

June 18, 1959 - June 8, 2020

Betty J. Vork, age 60, of Holland, passed away Monday, June 8. 2020 at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, MI. Betty was a former member of the Church of the Nazarene in Holland and is survived by her husband, Michael Vork, as well as several siblings, nieces and nephews. A family graveside service is being planned for a later date. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery and memorial contributions...
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Peggy J. Mitchell

March 8, 1947 - June 7, 2020

Peggy Jean Mitchell, age 73, of Hamilton, died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Peggy attended Overisel Reformed Church and volunteered for Heart to Heart - Love, Inc. in Hamilton. Peggy was known for her kind and friendly ways throughout her life. She was a loving and supportive wife and mother. Peggy enjoyed reading and doing puzzles and sailing with Jim and their...
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Clair Van Zeelt

February 14, 1934 - June 6, 2020

Livestream link for Clair's service https://beechwoodchurch.org/ Clair Van Zeelt, age 86, of Holland, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Clair's passion was sharing his faith. At age 40, his involvement with Prison Ministry dramatically impacted his life. The faith that was planted as an 11-year old, blossomed as he walked with other men who were hungry for the gospel. ...
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Willis "Pete" Zwagerman

September 22, 1933 - May 22, 2020

Willis "Pete" Zwagerman, age 86, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Pete owned and operated Holland Pump & Well for many years and after retiring, he enjoyed volunteering at Young Life Camps. Pete and his wife, Joey, loved their time at the camps. Pete was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Willis (Fannie)...
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Paul Meyer

April 21, 1963 - May 21, 2020

Paul Meyer, age 57, of Hamilton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Paul was a kind soul, he was outgoing and made friends wherever he went. His strong work ethic was apparent to all as he worked tirelessly to provide for his family. At home he worked hard as well, and he had the innate ability to fix anything. Paul also knew how to have fun. He loved the outdoors,...
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Frances "Fran" Eldridge Plaggemars

July 19, 1939 - May 20, 2020

Frances "Fran" Plaggemars, age 80, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Fran struggled for years with multiple health problems and in the end passed quickly, peacefully and at home as was her wish. Fran is survived by her husband and love or her life, David; and a son, Peter Eldridge of Philadelphia. A beautiful, sensitive soul, Fran's warmth and depth easily drew people in....
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Donald Bulthuis

July 22, 1926 - May 20, 2020

Donald Bulthuis, age 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Donald served in the US Army in WWII. He was a graduate of Hope College and University of Michigan where he earned his Master's in Education. He was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, former member of Prospect Park CRC and served on the Council and as choir director. He was a Jr. High...
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Patrick "P.J." Maher

June 25, 1989 - May 19, 2020

Patrick "P.J." Maher, age 30, of Holland passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 19, 2020. P.J. was a free soul with a kind and generous heart. He was a talented cook and delighted his family and friends with the food he prepared. Wherever P.J. went, he made friends. He enjoyed playing frisbee golf, listening to music, spending time in nature, and loved riding bikes with his brothers around...
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Roger J. Rietberg

August 3, 1922 - May 19, 2020

Roger J. Rietberg was united with his loved ones on Tuesday, May 19—the postlude to 97 years of service on earth and prelude to eternity. Born in 1922 to Jay and Katherine Rietberg of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roger was the oldest of four children (Eleonor and Verna, who predeceased him, and Warren, who lives in Grandville). He graduated from Lee High School in Wyoming and enrolled at Hope...
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Puspa Naginbhai Patel

July 21, 1950 - May 17, 2020

Puspa Patel, 69, of Holland, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her family home. She was born in Dabhoi, Gujaret, India, on July 21, 1950 to Pragejibhai S. Patel and Dehiben P. Patel. Puspa married Naginbhai Patel who preceded her in death in 2018. She is survived by her son Chirag Patel (Shilpa), and daughter Varsha Patel(Sonjay Kumar); grandchildren: Niki, Megh, Siya, Diya; and many extended...
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Janice Van Haitsma

July 29, 1940 - May 16, 2020

Janice Van Haitsma, age 79, of Holland, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home at Appledorn. Janice was involved in many school, church, and community activities. She enjoyed working with children and had a heart for struggling people in all kinds of situations, volunteering at agencies that ministered to those who were hurting. She loved nurturing people, whether it be through a...
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PhaengPhanh Saenebouttarath

January 1, 1947 - May 13, 2020

PhaengPhanh Saenebouttarath age 73 of Hamilton Michigan passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2020. She was born in Champassak, Laos on January 1, 1947. Her family came to United States in 1986, sponsored by Hamilton Reformed Church. The family was supported by Cliff and Lois Sale of Hamilton. PhaengPhanh retired from Tiara Yachts of Holland where she worked for 25 years. She is survived...
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Viviana Medina

August 15, 1962 - May 13, 2020

Viviana S. Medina, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Viviana was full of life, always giving to and caring for others. She was always up and going and could not sit. She loved her family and a good game of Bingo. She was loved and will be missed. She was preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Bernarda Valero; her daughter, Guadalupe Valero; and grandson, Zachariah Luna. ...
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Connie L. Blacquiere

November 23, 1955 - May 13, 2020

Connie L. Blacquiere, age 64, of Dorr, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Shirley Ann Driesenga. Connie worked as a waitress for Russ' Southtown Restaurant for almost 40 years. Connies greatest joys in life were 1st her grandchildren. She also loved her flowers and taking evening golf cart rides. She...
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Alfred Bennett III

February 18, 1957 - May 12, 2020

Alfred E. Bennett III, age 63, of Holland, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. The popular sitcom "Home Improvement" was in its final season in 1999 when I first met Alfred and fans of the show were upset that the series was coming to an end. It's at that point we quickly became referred to as the...
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Lyle A. Schippa

August 14, 1936 - May 12, 2020

Lyle A. Schippa, age 83, of Saugatuck/Fennville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Lyle attended Holland High School and was known for his great sense of humor, quick wit, charm, and unconditional love for his family. He was the owner & captain of Schippa's Charter Service in Saugatuck and was also a heavy equipment operator with the International...
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Manuel Sanchez

December 25, 1950 - May 9, 2020

Manuel Sanchez, age 69 of Holland passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Antonia; his children: Rosario and Claudio Roa, Veronica and Brandon Keech, Manuel Jr. and Rosalva Sanchez, Gabriel and Vanessa Sanchez, Issac and Esmeralda Sanchez and Esmeralda Sanchez; 13 grandchildren and his sisters: Petra, Francisca, Ramona and Sylvia. Manuel retired from...
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Caryl A. Koopman

February 2, 1928 - May 9, 2020

Caryl Anne (Paarlberg) Koopman passed into eternal rest on May 9, 2020. Caryl was born on February 2, 1928 in South Holland, Illinois to Cornelius P. and Mary (Veld) Paarlberg. While attending Hope College in 1946 she began dating Don Koopman. Their courtship continued through her nurses training in Chicago. Don and Caryl were married on May 4, 1951 and established a dairy farm next door...
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Adeline "Pete" Nienhuis

February 14, 1924 - May 6, 2020

Adeline "Pete" Nienhuis, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Pete has been described as the "light and the heart" of her family. Her spunky, sweet, humble. and giving character was experienced in one way or another by all who knew her. After staying at home to raise her kids, Pete worked for many years at Teermans' of Holland, where her diligence and hard...
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Paul H. Tuls

December 20, 1943 - May 6, 2020

Paul H. Tuls, 76, of Holland, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Paul was born in Holland on December 20, 1943, to Vern and Sue (Por) Tuls. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High School and Calvin College. He became the first golf pro at West Ottawa Golf Course in the 1960's and he has continued to be an ever-present figure at West Ottawa. Paul was an owner of Holland...
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Erwann Basset

October 7, 1997 - May 3, 2020

Erwann Basset, age 22, of Loudeac, France and Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Allendale, Michigan. Erwann was born in Loudeac, France, on October 7, 1997, raised in Paris, and moved to Michigan in 2003. After studying at Kenbrook, Warner and Dunckel, he graduated from North Farmington High School in 2016, where he played Varsity Track & Field. He was a...
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Ida Visser

October 15, 1928 - May 2, 2020

Ida Visser, age 91, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Ida was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Bible Study group there. She was also a volunteer teacher for Kid's Hope. Ida was preceded in death by her brother, John Catier and infant twin sister, Reneé Catier. Ida is survived by her: ...
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Mary A. Hildreth

September 22, 1947 - April 29, 2020

Mary A. Hildreth age 72, of Holland, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children and close family friend, Jim DeGraaf. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 2016, her parents, Kenneth and Miriam Harmsen, her brother, David Harmsen and a sister-in-law, Judith Hildreth. Mary dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She and her husband raised...
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Evelyn Brown Kozal

June 9, 1922 - April 28, 2020

Evelyn B. Kozal, age 97, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Evelyn was a kind, sweet soul whose smile would light up any room. She retired from General Electric in 1984. After retirement she enjoyed spending the winter months in Gulf Shores, AL, late night card games and trips to the casino with her husband, John. Evelyn was preceded in death by...
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Connie Ten Harmsel

July 22, 1955 - April 25, 2020

Connie TenHarmsel, age 64, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Connie started her working life at Holland Mold & Engineering and served Haworth for over twenty years for the remainder of her career. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marcia Brummel. She is survived by her brother, David Brummel and many cousins. A private committal service is being planned...
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