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Our Obituaries

David J. Sternberg

January 1, 1952 - August 2, 2021

David Jon Sternberg, age 69, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2, 2021. We remember Dave as a dedicated man of faith, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and as a clever craftsman and gifted builder. For over 40 years, he served the lakeshore community through his business, Quality Builders. We cherish our collective memories of family gatherings, church softball...
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Nicolasa "Nikki" Garza

November 23, 1940 - August 2, 2021

Nicolasa "Nikki" Garza, age 80, of Holland, went to be with our Lord God on August 2, 2021, at Spectrum Butterworth. She was born on November 23, 1940, in LaVilla, TX and had been a migrant worker when she decided to stay in Michigan. She was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church. Nikki was preceded in death by her parents, her son Valerio, several brothers and a couple of sisters. She is...
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Donald Jay Van Ry

June 12, 1928 - July 30, 2021

Donald Van Ry, age 93, of Holland, died on Friday, July 30, 2021 following a heroic 7 year battle with cancer. Donald was born to Lillian and Franklin Van Ry on June 12, 1928, in Chicago, IL. When he was 3 years old his family moved to Holland and Don attended Holland Schools and later graduated from Hope College in 1950. After graduation, he joined the Airborne Infantry Division. Following...
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Lynel S. Zoet

January 3, 1968 - July 26, 2021

Lynel Sue Zoet, 53, of Holland, MI went to be with her Lord & Savior surrounded by her family July 26, 2021. Lyn was born on January 3, 1968 at Zeeland Hospital and grew up in Jenison. She graduated from Unity Christian High School in 1986. She worked for many years in manufacturing and was a member of Ridge Point Community Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Brown,...
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Leona Mae Terpsma

April 16, 1924 - July 26, 2021

Leona Terpsma, 97, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 26, 2021. Leona was born April 16, 1924, in Holland, Michigan, to Cornelius Jr. and Jennie (Wolters) Lokker. She graduated from Holland High School and later married Lewis Terpsma. Leona and Lewis raised their five children in Holland and were members of Bethel Reformed Church and later at Central Park Reformed Church. ...
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Juan Hernandez

February 8, 1959 - July 25, 2021

Juan Hernandez, age 62, died on Sunday, July 25, 2021, in his home. Juan enjoyed fishing, a good cookout, and playing guitar. He loved his children, grandchildren, and everyone he met unconditionally. He was a fighter particularly when it came to his health having survived seven years from his cancer diagnosis. He will be remembered as the life of the party He is survived by his wife, Jenny...
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Eugene Schrotenboer

May 8, 1936 - July 24, 2021

Eugene Schrotenboer, age 85, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Eugene loved the outdoors and all of nature. He enjoyed making music and played the piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin and about every stringed instrument. His family were the rich recipients of his talents, and his children and grandchildren were inspired by his musical talents. He was a dad and grandfather who provided great...
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Cornelia "Cork" Dokter

August 15, 1934 - July 23, 2021

Cornelia "Cork" Dokter Cork Dokter, age 86, of Holland, MI passed away on Friday July 23, 2021, at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. Cork was born in Sully, Iowa and graduated from Holland Christian Schools. Cork loved raising her children and supporting her family. Cork was dedicated to volunteering while a church member at Prospect Park CRC and Victory Point Ministries in various roles. She...
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Dolores Smith

April 25, 1930 - July 22, 2021

Dolores (Dee) Smith left time spent on earth with family and friends on July 22, 2021, for eternity with her Savior Jesus Christ. Dee was born on April 25th, 1930, in Columbus Ohio to Charles G. and Dorothy W Schaefer. After graduation from the Columbus School for girls, Dee attended Bryn Mawr College, but her eventual Bachelor's degree in education from Hope College would be delayed until...
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Nancy Bartels

June 30, 1933 - July 21, 2021

Nancy Lou Bartels, age 88, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Resthaven Maple Woods Assisted Living. Nancy was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a former member of Prospect Park Church where she volunteered often and was currently a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She taught 4-H sewing and enjoyed gardening, doing...
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Thomas L. Kimber

May 27, 1950 - July 19, 2021

Thomas Lee Kimber age 71, of Holland, died Monday, July 19, 2021, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. He graduated from Oregon City High School in Oregon City Oregon and entered the draft for the Vietnam War. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army. Tom worked as a self-employed drywall installer. He was the son of Rev. Robert and Juanita Kimber and was preceded in...
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Gavin Alan Charles McClain

May 13, 2002 - July 18, 2021

Gavin McClain passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, following a nearly two-year battle with osteosarcoma. He was 19 years old. He was recently preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Donna Walworth, and his uncle, David Beckman. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Nicole and Ben Klok; his father and step-mother, Ryan and Elizabeth McClain; his brothers, Andrew, Marshall, and Clark;...
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Ruth Knott

November 18, 1928 - July 17, 2021

Ruth Knott age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Knott in 2017. Ruth was a member of Christ Memorial Church. She is survived by her children: Nanci J. Hirssig of Jamestown, MI., Joan and Derek DeGroot of Wheaton, Il; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Aaron and Kristi Cueto (Ava, Calvin), Dr....
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Patrick J. Sullivan

October 13, 1934 - July 16, 2021

Patrick J. Sullivan, age 86, of Holland, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Pat was a self-employed mason contractor in the Northwest Chicago suburbs. He was a loyal family man and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Pat also enjoyed living on Goshorn Lake near Saugatuck, MI. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Anne Sullivan and...
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Tomasa Flores

December 22, 1945 - July 16, 2021

Tomasa Flores, age 75, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, surrounded by her family. Tomasa Flores was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mex. to Rosendo and Maria (Quintanilla) Guajardo. She married the love of her life, Marcos Flores, in 1971. Marcos and Tomasa traveled to Holland, MI for the first time in 1979 as migrant farm workers. Tomasa enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time...
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Adriana "Ada" Rooks

March 2, 1927 - July 12, 2021

Adriana (Ada)) Rooks, age 94, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. Ada was a member of Christ Memorial Church, attended school in Holland, and was a member of Evergreen Commons. While living in Illinois, she was employed by LaGrange Community Hospital. When she moved back to Holland, she was an instrument technician in the O.R. of Holland Hospital. Ada was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Winifred Miller

October 17, 1931 - July 10, 2021

Winifred "Winnie" Miller, age 89, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Miller and all of her siblings; Ilean Acherly, Virginia Leins, and Karl Ferris II. She is survived by her children; Victor Huyser, Wesley Huyser, Yvonne Seaback, grandchildren; Kassandra, Travis, and Cameron, as well as great grandchildren, nieces,...
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Herbert J. Maatman

March 26, 1926 - July 10, 2021

Herbert J Maatman, age 95, walked into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, late Friday evening July 9, following a short illness. Watch the graveside service here: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/1952151784939687 Herb served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He graduated from Hope College and received his Masters in Education from Western Michigan...
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Thomas C. Vanden Heuvel

April 5, 1936 - July 7, 2021

Reverend Thomas C. Vanden Heuvel, age 85 of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Laurie; his children: Geoffrey and Darlene Vanden Heuvel, Jane and Drew Jelgerhuis, Joel and Deb Vanden Heuvel, Jim and Ruth Vanden Heuvel, and Jon and Vicki Vanden Heuvel; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: his siblings: Mary...
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Nancy A. Dykhuis

July 29, 1935 - July 5, 2021

Nancy Dykhuis, age 85, of Holland, MI, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. To view the memorial service of Nancy, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/307507847771110/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card Nancy was an English teacher at Morrison High School in Morrison, IL, and a substitute teacher in the Holland-area schools. She volunteered with Kids Hope...
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Enrique Martinez-Herrera

July 15, 1959 - July 4, 2021

Enrique Martinez-Herrera, 61, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly in Texas on July 4, 2021. Enrique was born in Cuevitas Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico, on July 15, 1959, to Luis Martinez and Socorro Herrera. Enrique loved music, enjoyed cooking, and adored his family. Enrique was the husband of Maria Teresa Marquez, father to Blanca Melchor, Jesus Farias, Maria Farias-Marquez, Enrique...
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Elaine Klingenberg

February 1, 1933 - July 3, 2021

Elaine Klingenberg, age 88, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Elaine lived her life to the fullest. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and a lifelong farmers wife. She loved her role of grandma and enjoyed time she was able to spend with them. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Klingenberg in 2016, and her...
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Sharon Ferguson

July 26, 1963 - June 29, 2021

Sharon Ferguson, age 57, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 with loved ones by her side. Sharon was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Tighe, and sister, Eileen. She is survived by her children; Richard Tighe, Hollyann (Jimmie) Harrison, Michelle Bennett, 4 grandchildren, her significant other; Mark Vanderhulst, brother; William Tighe, and nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Spencer Boeve

August 26, 1944 - June 29, 2021

Spencer Boeve, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at home. He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Clarissa and George Steggerda; sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Alvin VanRhee; brother and sister-in-law, Rolland and Alma Boeve; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Donna Boeve, and sister, Rosalie Newhouse. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Boeve; son,...
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Thomas Jay "Tom" Vannette

May 13, 1962 - June 26, 2021

Thomas J. Vannette, 59, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his home. Tom was born May 13, 1962, in Holland, Michigan, to Paul and Joanne (Bareman) Vannette. Tom attended Holland Christian High Schools and graduated from Holland High School. Tom worked with his father during his teen years at Sligh and Baker Furniture. He was a promising paint workman at Sherwin Williams...
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Adalberto "Beto" Hernandez-Madrigal

February 23, 1988 - June 25, 2021

Adalberto "Beto" Hernandez-Madrigal, 33, of Holland, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. Watch the funeral service here: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/833540627535832 Beto was born February 23, 1988, in Izucar De Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, to Miguel and Francisca (Madrigal) Hernandez. He graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2006. He met Samantha Moreno and they...
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Janet Tuls

January 22, 1924 - June 25, 2021

Janet Tuls, age 97, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 25, 2021. She is survived by her children: David and Linda Tuls, Karyn and Bob Helder, and Judy and Dave Rozema; 9 grandchildren: Jennifer Mc Coy and Scott White, Christina Haskins, Paul and Lorrie Helder, Doug and Robin Helder, Janna and Jeremy Berens, Julie and Christian Akalazu, Jeff and Becky Rozema,...
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Phyllis Petroelje

June 30, 1927 - June 24, 2021

Phyllis Petroelje age 93, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald in 2010. Phyllis was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and a 1945 graduate of Holland Christian High School. She is survived by her children, Jane and Harris Overway, Nancy and Dan Brower, Debra and Keith Brandsen; 9 grandchildren, Rob...
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Shirley Baas

December 17, 1927 - June 21, 2021

Shirley M. Baas, age 93 of Holland, passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2021. The funeral service was livestreamed on the Facebook page of Langeland Sterenberg. Simply click the link to watch. https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/325950805727969 Born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1927, to Jacob and Anna (Leguit) Baas. She grew up in...
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Bonnie Cotts

May 16, 1944 - June 19, 2021

Bonnie M. Cotts, age 77, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista. Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Marie (Beauchamp) Ake, husband; David Cotts, son; Michael Cromell, and brother; Ricky Ake. She is survived by her sons; Darren Mitchell, Brian Cromell, siblings; Clayton (Debbie) Ake, Donna (Udo) Derr; sibling...
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Dorothy (Dottie) Hunt

April 2, 1929 - June 18, 2021

Dorothy (Dottie) B. Hunt 4/2/1929 -- 6/18/2021, age 92, of Allegan, went to be with her Lord June 18, 2021, at Vicinia Gardens, Otsego. Dottie was a full-time home maker. She will be missed by her daughters; Debra (Kris) Hunt-Boysen, of Allegan and Rhonda Hunt of Wyoming; her grandchildren Robert Jacob (Christine) Beals, Zachary Boysen, Manda Phillips, Reece (Gretchen) Phillips, Rachel (CJ)...
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Phyllis Mahy

February 24, 1929 - June 18, 2021

Phyllis S. Mahy, age 92, of Holland, formerly of England, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Resthaven Maple Woods Assisted Living Center. Phyllis was a member of Third Reformed Church. She was an amazing mother, and a resilient, gracious lady who survived the bombing of her hometown in England during WWII and several accidents and episodes of ill health over her lifetime, but she never...
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Cheryl L. Lucas

April 4, 1947 - June 17, 2021

Cheryl Lynn Lucas age 74, of Allegan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at her home. To view the funeral service of Cheryl, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/395200608484751/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. Cheryl was the daughter of Shirley (Wiersema) Neuman and was a proud graduate of Holland High School where she was involved in...
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John Sexton, Sr.

September 18, 1925 - June 17, 2021

John Sexton Sr. age 95, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. John was born in New York City in 1925. His parents, John and Anna were immigrants, from Ireland and Germany respectively, and they raised John and his sister, Eileen, in NYC. John attended the city's public schools and shortly after graduating high school in 1943 he went into the Navy where he served his country...
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James Becksfort

April 27, 1945 - June 16, 2021

James Becksfort, age 76, of Holland passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret; his children: Steve Becksfort, and Lauri and Kevin Achterhof; his grandchildren: Travis and Emily Achterhof, Kelsey and Dakota Geurink, Tara Acherthof, and Tyler Achterhof; his sisters: Betty and Jerry Westveld, and Jan Vander Zwaag; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law:...
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Evelyn Van Der Kolk

July 21, 1925 - June 16, 2021

Evelyn Van Der Kolk, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. View Graveside Service: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/319147092996556 Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of East Saugatuck Church. She knew how to have fun, created great memories, and will be dearly missed. Evelyn was preceded in death by her...
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Paul R. Swett

January 21, 1968 - June 10, 2021

Paul R. Swett, age 53, of Zeeland, was carried into the arms of Jesus on June 10th, 2021 after a 20 month battle with metastatic colon cancer. Paul was the son of Robert and Donna Swett and was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He attended Reeths-Puffer high school and graduated from Muskegon Community College with an associate degree in science. Paul began his career as a...
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Wanda J. Riemersma

June 13, 1941 - June 9, 2021

Wanda Joyce Riemersma, age 79, of Hamilton, passed away with her loving husband Jim by her side on Wednesday, June 9. Wanda was born in Holland, MI to Bert and Donna Brink. She is survived by her husband Jim of 33 years and by daughters Jodi (Steve) Miller and Jill (William) Wilde along with step children Christine (Mark) Gargano and Keith (Kris) Riemersma, 7 grandchildren, CJ Proos,...
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Evelyn Hanko

June 11, 1923 - June 7, 2021

Evelyn (Koster) Hanko, who would have turned 98 this week, died to this life on June 7, 2021. Link to watch the service: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/2935649743346440 Evelyn was born June 11, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, to Nick and Kate Koster. She was the youngest of three daughters. She graduated from Fenger High School where she played the coronet in...
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Joan E. Souder

November 15, 1934 - June 6, 2021

Joan E. Souder, age 86, of Holland, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at her home. Joan graduated from Holland High School and Hope College and was a life long member of First United Methodist Church, where she was very involved. Joan loved animals and her "little acre in the woods", and was selfless and adored her husband and family. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, in...
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Roger D. Vander Meulen

October 16, 1937 - June 5, 2021

Roger D. Vander Meulen age 83, of Holland, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home. He was the son of Rhine and Cornelia Vander Meulen and was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon in 2003. Rog was a member of Christ Memorial Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956-1958. He was in window sales for 40 years. He was a Past President and Life Member of the Holland Fish...
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Jerold Hulst

February 22, 1926 - June 3, 2021

Jerold Hulst age 95, of Holland, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at an area care center. He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Derrick Van Doornik and Elizabeth Grams. Jerold was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. He was a farmer at heart and worked for Mechanical Transplanter for 30 years and moved off the farm in 1983. He is survived by his wife of 73 years,...
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Joyce E. Meyer

March 6, 1935 - June 2, 2021

Joyce E. Meyer age 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Holland Hospital. To view the funeral service of Joyce, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/331846644977661/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, C. David Meyer in 2018. She enjoyed working on art and crafts and playing the organ and...
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Mary Salinas

July 14, 1947 - June 2, 2021

Mary Salinas, 73, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Mary was born July 14, 1947, in Portland, Michigan, to Amado and Margarita Moreno. She graduated from high school, and later raised her two children in West Michigan. She is survived by her son Ernest Rosales of Zeeland, her daughter Barbara Rosales and Pete Blue of Allegan, granddaughter Kaili Blue, her...
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Maria Magallan

March 18, 1924 - June 1, 2021

Maria Magallan, age 97, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She had a smile that could brighten anyone's day and her heart was full of compassion for those in her life. For 25 years, Maria worked for HJ Heinz. She and her husband, Guadalupe Magallan raised their family with a wealth of love and...
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Emery Blanksma, Jr.

June 24, 1937 - May 31, 2021

Emery Blanksma, Jr. age 83, of Holland, passed to his God's glory on Monday, May 31, 2021. Click here to view the funeral service. https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/2629364060693725 Emery was the son of Emery and Lottie (Delange) Blanksma. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Thelma Blanksma and Walter and Susan Blanksma and...
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Marcia Riemersma

February 27, 1947 - May 31, 2021

Marcia Riemersma, age 74, of Holland, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at her home. Marcia was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Her church, family, and friends were all very important to her. Marcia is survived by her husband, William; children: Robert, Jamie, and Steven (Valerie); grandchildren: Mason, Micah, Malik, Mia, Miles, Myla,...
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David R. Diepenhorst Sr.

March 4, 1937 - May 23, 2021

David R. Diepenhorst Sr., age 84, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. David was truly an amazing, one-of-a-kind, God fearing, family man. He will be forever treasured and missed. We are so thankful that he is in his eternal home. We were blessed to have him in our lives. He is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ann Diepenhorst. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley...
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Gerald Lubbers

July 15, 1923 - May 19, 2021

Gerald S. Lubbers, our loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, age 97 and 10 months, of Hamilton, MI passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Holland Hospital peacefully in his sleep, which family and friends had all prayed for. Video Link of Funeral Service: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/388502752412602 Gerald was born July 15, 1923 to Edward...
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Allie Blauwkamp

August 13, 1955 - May 19, 2021

Cherished wife of 44 years, beloved mother to her children, grandmother to one amazing grandson, sister to six older siblings and friend to many. Allie Dena Blauwkamp left this earth on May 19, 2021 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Loved by all who had the opportunity to meet her, Allie will never be forgotten. Her contagious laugh, better known as her machine gun giggle, is one...
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Eduardo Fernandez Pou

December 4, 1968 - May 18, 2021

Eduardo Fernandez Pou, age 52, passed away on May 18, 2021. He worked as a bodyguard and recently worked for Tiara Yachts in Holland, MI. He is survived by his wife, Damaris Hernandez Aldarondo; son, Eduardo E. Fernandez Sanchez; and daughter, Sarai Fernandez Sanchez. A memorial service will be planned for a later date and will take place in Puerto Rico. As details become available,...
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Raymond Becker

September 2, 1933 - May 18, 2021

Raymond Becker, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 having spent the past five years with multiple health issues which began with a fall and ended with Parkinsons disease. He was affectionally referred to as the "Grandfather of Kalamazoo Real Estate". He was the Executive Vice President of the Association for 38 years. He also taught real estate classes for Kalamazoo Valley Community...
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Alice Jansen

September 20, 1920 - May 15, 2021

Alice Johanna (Kraal) Jansen, age 100, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Alice was married to Ben Jansen Sr. for over 65 years. Their relationship centered on following their Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Divine love came into their lives and they lived it well to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Ben and Alice...
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Stanley H. Windemuller

August 6, 1935 - May 15, 2021

Stanley Windemuller, 85, of Graafschap, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at his home. Stan was born on August 6, 1935, in Holland, to Herman and Ethel (Van Nuil) Windemuller. He graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1953 and started working in the family business Windemuller Grocery Store. Stan enjoyed working on the Ottawa County Sheriff Marine Patrol and on the Park Township...
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Nick Leegwater

March 9, 1940 - May 14, 2021

Nick Leegwater Holland, Michigan - Nick Leegwater, age 81, of Holland, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at Spectrum Zeeland Hospital from advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis. Nick was an active member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. He taught for four years in Whitinsville Massachusetts, four years in Ripon California, four years at Elim Christian School. He spent the next 33 years owning and...
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Beatrice Boeve

September 29, 1925 - May 14, 2021

Beatrice Boeve, age 95, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Beatrice was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. Beatrice was preceded in death by her first husband, Justin Boeve, in 1950, her second husband, Theodore Boeve, in 1999; and her sisters, Evelyn Lenters, Alma Boeve, Joanne Van Slooten and Gladys Dykhuis. Beatrice is...
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Marvin Winningham

July 16, 1934 - May 13, 2021

Marvin C. Winningham, age 86, of Holland, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Resthaven Maple Woods. Marvin was a member of First United Methodist Church and a graduate of Wabash High School. Marvin was the manager of Holland's Montgomery Ward in the 1970's and 80's and worked at the Holland Sentinel. Marvin also served on the Little League Board of Directors and coached Rocket Football. ...
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Joanne Klomparens

February 7, 1942 - May 7, 2021

Joanne Klomparens, age 79, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Joanne graduated from Holland High School and Northwestern College of Nursing. She retired as the Assistant Supervisor of Surgical Nursing at Holland Hospital in the early 1970's when she and her family started Woodenshoe Greenhouses, Inc. in Graafschap. Joanne loved the outdoors, camping and cooking,...
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Amanda "Amy" Clark

January 5, 1974 - May 6, 2021

Amanda Clark, age 47 of Holland passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 6, 2021. To watch the Memorial service click: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/293720319133157 She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Mike; her daughters: Ally, Tori, Livie, and Makayla; her parents: Janet and Merrill Johnson and Ed and Flo Williams; her sisters: Michelle and Ricky Cutler, Kimberly...
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Barbara Dexter

October 23, 1937 - May 6, 2021

Barbara Dexter, age 83 of Holland passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. She is survived by her children: Brent and Margaret Dexter and Beth and Keith Fix; her grandchildren: Heather and Isaac Cruz, Holly and John Shannon, Bryant and Margaret Dexter, Trenton Dexter, Jesica and Richmore Kafulani, Jason and Rachel Diedering, Julie and Charlie Conn, and Joy Diedering; 17 great grandchildren; her...
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Brent J. Deters

April 5, 1964 - May 5, 2021

Brent J. Deters, age 57, of Zeeland, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Watch the Funeral and Committal Service here: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/1908750342596228 Brent was a 1986 Hope College graduate and a 34 year employee of Applied Industrial Technologies. He was also a ZHSMB volunteer and supporter, and a CMU dad. In...
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Lambertus Strengholt III

June 20, 1922 - May 1, 2021

Lambertus M. Strengholt, III, age 98, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Cape Coral, Florida. Bert was born on June 20, 1922 in Vlagtwedde, The Netherlands, to Lambertus and Sophia Strengholt. He married Linda Lou Hamelink in 1957 and was by her side for 58 years. Bert was a devoted family man who loved his children; he and Linda never fought. They also valued their church...
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Mathilda Hoekstra

January 21, 1926 - April 28, 2021

Mathilda Hoekstra, age 95, of Holland passed away peacefully on April 28, 2021. Mathilda was born on January 21, 1926 in Germany to Henry and Angela Turbanisch. She grew up in Germany, where she met Glen Hoekstra who was serving overseas in the US Army. In 1955 Mathilda came to the United States and married Glen. Mathilda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who...
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Richard Kornoelje

June 25, 1945 - April 28, 2021

Richard Kornoelje, age 75, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Freedom Village. "God, grant that I may live to fish, until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray, when in the Lord's safe landing net, I'm peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged as big enough to keep" – Fisherman's Prayer. Richard was a loving husband, father,...
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William "Bill" Porter

August 18, 1933 - April 26, 2021

William Porter, age 87, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 26, 2021 in his home. William "Bill" served his country in the Army in Germany during the Korean conflict as an ambulance driver. William was kind, compassionate, witty, and very loyal. The love of his life, Joyce, will miss him dearly. His children and grandchildren had tremendous respect for his knowledge, and he was good to...
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Laurel G. Pearson

February 10, 1944 - April 16, 2021

Laurel Pearson, age 77, of Holland (formerly of Dayton, OH), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 16, 2021. He was a true servant of God and was a loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend. To view the graveside service of Laurel Pearson, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/4091640200954091/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card...
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Inez Kuipers

February 17, 1933 - April 15, 2021

Inez Kuipers age 88, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Born in Muskegon, she was the daughter of Loyd and Mary (Cayten) Hopper, Sr. and was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Kuipers, and a grandson, Justin Kuipers. Inez was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed and in her early career, worked in Muskegon for Viking Foods...
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Nancy Mae Schut

August 9, 1944 - April 14, 2021

Nancy Mae Schut, age 76, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at her home with family by her side. Nancy was a strong and joyful woman, a wonderful mother, and a loving Mima. She courageously survived three battles with cancer before her fourth final fight. She attended Calvin University where she earned a BA in Arts and a Master's Degree in Arts and Teaching. She dedicated...
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Thomas E. Cummings

June 6, 1938 - April 13, 2021

Thomas E. Cummings, 82, of Northridge, CA and Holland, MI passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his home at The Village of Northridge surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Jayne (Hoffs) Cummings with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. To view the graveside service of Thomas Cummings, visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/494133262023779/?__so__=channel...
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Henry Voetberg

January 20, 1928 - April 10, 2021

Henry Voetberg, age 93, passed away on April 10, 2021, at home surrounded by his family, and went to be with his Lord & Savior. Henry was born on January 20, 1928, in Tubbergen, Netherlands, and immigrated with his family to Drenthe, Michigan, in 1950. He served in both the Netherlands Army and the US Army. He was employed at DeLeeuw Lumber for 50+ years. Henry & Grada were members of Pine...
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Myra J. Zwiep

May 24, 1928 - April 7, 2021

Myra Jane Zwiep passed away peacefully at her residence in Freedom Village April 7 into the loving arms of Jesus. She was 92 years old. Her strong Christian faith was evident throughout her life and was passed down through three generations of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was always available for her family. She also was on the Resthaven...
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Alma Lou Gunneman

August 14, 1933 - April 7, 2021

Alma Lou (Dykema) Gunneman, age 87, passed away and entered into heaven on April 7, 2021 after a courageous battle with skin cancer. Alma was born in 1933, the tenth child of Peter and Jennie Dykema. Alma lived her younger years in Hudsonville where she attended Hudsonville Christian School. Then to Holland where she attended Holland Christian through 11th grade. One day while walking to a...
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Marcia Ann Kempers

August 24, 1928 - April 6, 2021

Marcia Ann (Den Herder) Kempers, age 92, went to be with her Lord on April 6, 2021 at Charter House, Rochester, Minnesota. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 24, 1928, to Harmon and Della (Hospers) Den Herder, she grew up in Zeeland, Michigan and graduated from Zeeland High School. She attended Hope College where she was a member of the Sorosis Society and later transferred to...
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Robert Amaya

April 13, 1968 - April 6, 2021

Robert Amaya, 52, of Holland, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Holland Hospital. Robert was born April 13, 1968, in Muskegon, to Jose and Blanca (Marinez) Amaya. Robert graduated from Muskegon Catholic High School and later started his 30 plus year career at Donnelly-Magna in 1987. He married Paulene Keuvelaar in 1993, and they raised their three children in Holland. They are members of...
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Eunice Voetberg

August 17, 1928 - April 3, 2021

Eunice Voetberg age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at an area care center. Livestream video link for the service https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClLB7BUYg0_muSLt55fqamg She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2001. Eunice emigrated to the United States in 1952 and was currently a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her loving children...
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Kenneth "Bud" Hulst

August 27, 1926 - April 1, 2021

Kenneth (Bud) Hulst, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 94. To view the livestream video of the service, please visit, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnOOuBmwmpOda3TWzAcHBbQ Bud was born on August 27, 1926, served in the Navy's Pacific Theater in WWII, and returned to Holland where he had a long and successful career as a carpenter. He was an...
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Khammanh Inthisane

December 15, 1939 - March 30, 2021

Kammanh Inthisane, age 81 of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, April 9, 2021 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral service will be 1 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, 3596 47th Street, Hamilton.
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Elaine Dorn

November 12, 1938 - March 30, 2021

Elaine Dorn, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 peacefully in her home. Elaine was a loving mother and grandmother who had a strong faith in God. She was very patient and persevering who was always there for everyone. She dearly loved her grandchildren and led them to the Lord. She enjoyed travel, puzzles, and knitting in her free time but loved her family most of all. She is...
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Shirley A. Ter Horst

March 11, 1930 - March 29, 2021

Shirley A. Ter Horst age 91, of Holland, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 29, 2021. To know her was to love her. With a mischievous smile and twinkle in her eye, Shirley loved fiercely and embodied what it meant to live life to the fullest with Christ by her side. At 91 her mind was just as smart and sharp as it was in her early 20's. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of...
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Enzo Gregory Belleville

March 27, 2021 - March 27, 2021

Enzo Gregory Belleville, 20-week premature son of Maurice and Nicole Belleville, died Saturday, March 27, 2021. He weighed 4.3 oz. I love you with all my heart and soul, all the way to Jesus, always and forever no matter what! Always, always. Love Mama. Enzo was a blessing to all he touched. He provided so much love, joy, and compassion. May his light shine down upon us from the...
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Bryan David McGee

June 5, 1991 - March 24, 2021

Bryan David McGee, age 29, of Cadillac, MI entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 due to complications related to his congenital heart condition. When Bryan was born, his doctors did not expect him to survive, so his life was truly a gift from God and his family is incredibly grateful for the 29 years they were blessed to have with him. He brought tremendous pride and joy to...
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Eugene Panasuk

December 17, 1938 - March 22, 2021

Eugene Panasuk, age 82, passed away on March 22, 2021 in his home after a battle with cancer. Eugene grew up in Lackawanna, NY and moved to Michigan early in life to build on his foundry career by selling to and serving in the industry throughout North America. Eugene is survived by wife, Susan Fielder-Panasuk of Holland, MI; daughter, Judith Deborah Laudermilch of Waterford, MI; grandson,...
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Luis Ochoa III

October 21, 1986 - March 21, 2021

Luis Ochoa III, age 34 of Fennville, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021. A visitation for the family will be held Wednesday.
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Mackenzie Jayne Reeves

October 18, 1996 - March 18, 2021

To view the funeral service of Mackenzie Jayne Reeves, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/352113519461617 Mackenzie Jayne Reeves, age 24, died unexpectedly on March 18, 2021 and is now with her Heavenly Father. Mackenzie was an adored daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She was a graduate of Holland High School where she enjoyed drama and...
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Scott J Witteveen

November 13, 1956 - March 18, 2021

Scott J Witteveen, 64, entered into his eternal home and into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Scott was a man who loved Jesus, his church, and his family and he served others above himself. He will be treasured and dearly missed by his beloved wife of 42 years, Deb; Precious Children and Grandchildren: Katie and Kevin Rynbrandt (Andrew,...
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Donna Rae Skiles

March 5, 1944 - March 17, 2021

To view the Graveside Service of Donna Skiles, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/479377223209568 Donna Rae Skiles, age 77, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Donna owned and operated Skiles Tavern in Holland and was a former President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, David Skiles in...
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Jennifer Ruth Hampton

November 22, 1972 - March 14, 2021

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Jennifer Ruth Hampton was killed in a car accident in Holland, MI. Born to Charles and Barbara (Settergren) Hampton on November 22, 1972 in Wooster, Ohio, she was educated in the Wooster Public Schools. She received her B.A. in Physics with honors from Oberlin College, her MPhil in Physics from University of Cambridge in England on a Churchill Fellowship. She earned...
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Tena Glupker

October 6, 1926 - March 13, 2021

On March 13, 2021, Tena Glupker went Home to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her parents were Siert and Anna (Sietsema) Venhuizen. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on October 6, 1926. She also lived in Allendale and Holland, went to school in Coopersville and graduated from Holland Christian. Tena married Howard Glupker on November 1, 1946. They had four children: Jim (Marti)...
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David Alan Treffers

July 20, 1963 - March 12, 2021

David Alan Treffers, age 57, passed away peacefully, with his wife of 39 years by his side, in their home on Friday, March 12, 2021. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness." David was a man of faith who loved his family. He may have been rough on the exterior but was known and loved by many for...
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Paul E. Barman

June 12, 1928 - March 10, 2021

Paul E. Barman, 92, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Paul was born June 12, 1928, in Holland to Albert and Margaret Barman. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Ruth Hoffman in 1951 and they raised their children in Holland. Paul worked and drove for Brewer's for over 35 years before his retirement. He was a lifelong attendee of...
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Marian Ruth Scholten

October 22, 1929 - March 9, 2021

Marian Ruth Scholten, a child of God, entered into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the age of 91. Marian was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and former member of the Christian School Circle and Ladies Aid Society. She and her husband, Harvey, owned and operated the Rivulet Hurst Diary and Restaurant. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; and...
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Jesse Gonzales

March 8, 2021

Jesse E. Gonzales, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 8, 2021. Jesse served as a nurse at Resthaven for over 20 years and recently served at Ely Manor in Allegan. He had a genuine love for the elderly community and devoted his time and attention to them. He loved music, playing piano, and enjoyed taking a yearly trip to Mackinaw Island. He was loved by his family and he was...
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Milton P. Steketee

July 14, 1925 - March 8, 2021

Milton P. Steketee age 95, of Holland, died Monday, March 8, 2021 at an area care center. He was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and a veteran of the Navy during WWII where he served on an aircraft carrier as an electrician. Most of his career was with Conrad, Inc and Thermotron as an engineer. After retirement he enjoyed spending time at the family cottage, golfing and...
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Anthony Crump

January 26, 1994 - March 7, 2021

Anthony Carter Crump, Age 27, was unexpectedly taken from us on March 7th, 2021. Anthony was a known comedian and prankster. He always made everyone laugh when he entered the room. His smile and goofiness were contagious and he always knew how to cheer someone up. Anthony loved his sons and family very much. They were very important to him and loved spending time with them. He always gave the...
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Steward "Stu" Van Dyke

April 13, 1941 - March 7, 2021

Steward "Stu" D. VanDyke, age 79, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 7, 2021 after a lengthy battle with dementia. Stu was a lifelong resident of Hamilton, and a lifelong member of Hamilton Reformed Church. He spent many years as a respected upholsterer, working for Auto Top and Studio 2. He had a great sense of humor, a deep love for his family, and his Lord...
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Gordon A. Walters

May 18, 1941 - March 4, 2021

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

July 29, 1929 - March 2, 2021

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

June 21, 1953 - February 27, 2021

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

April 19, 1939 - February 27, 2021

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

June 22, 1952 - February 26, 2021

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