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Our Obituaries

Norma M Brinklow

June 5, 1932 - October 16, 2019

Norma Brinklow, age 87, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Norma was a member of Calvary Church and enjoyed travelling on Brenner Bus tours and was also on a bowling league at Northland Lanes. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 2011; son-in-law, Gary Siebert, in 2010; and all her siblings and in-laws. Norma is survived by her: ...
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Michael D. Busscher

July 13, 1967 - October 9, 2019

Michael Dean Busscher, age 52, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, surrounded by his wife, daughters, parents and brothers. His strength was demonstrated through his brave fight against lung cancer. Mike was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church and attended Sandy Pines Chapel in the summer. He owned and operated Mike Busscher Builders and...
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Jason L. Alofs

July 15, 1938 - October 6, 2019

Jason Alofs, age 81, of Holland, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at his home. During his career, Jason taught math at various schools and finished as the custodian at Holland Christian Pine Ridge Elementary School. Jason was a man who lived for his family and faith and loved wood working and listening to Christian Music. He was a member of Haven Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. ...
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Vernon Jay Nienhuis

August 3, 1934 - October 5, 2019

Vernon Jay Nienhuis, age 85, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Vern was born to Hollis and Sarah (Schrotenboer) Nienhuis on August 3, 1934. Vernon enjoyed boating, camping and tinkering, as well as spending time with his family and friends. Vernon was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Marcia (Ter Haar). Surviving are his children...
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Allyn "Al" Engelsman

July 4, 1956 - October 4, 2019

Allyn "Al" Engelsman, age 63, of Oakland, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy; his son George and Stacy Engelsman and his grandsons Grady and Mason; siblings: Alnora and Erwin Mast, Hildreth and Henry Van Dyken, Jerald and Carole Engelsman, Janice Loew, Glenn Engelsman, Carol and Jim Timmer; mother-in-law Annabelle Lubbers; sisters and brothers...
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Maria A. Anaya

February 2, 1967 - October 2, 2019

Maria A. Anaya age 52, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home. She was a member of Greater Life Pentecostal Church in Walker and worked for the City of Zeeland for 20 years. Maria was the daughter of Jose Angel and Ana Mae Castaneda, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Isaac; children, Elisa and Pedro Canales of...
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Kurt Williams

June 6, 1956 - September 29, 2019

Kurt Williams, age 63, passed away on Sunday September 29, 2019. Kurt had a larger than life personality and could make the darkest room laugh uncontrollably. He was a master storyteller and most importantly, he had a heart as big as his presence. He was loved by so many and our world feels smaller without him. Kurt was preceded in death by his parents, Forest and Rose Williams. He is...
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Ronald J. Genzink

December 11, 1959 - September 28, 2019

Ronald Jay Genzink, age 59, of East Saugatuck, went running into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 28, 2019. Ron was preceded in death by his son Joshua, his parents, Arnold and Hermina and father-in-law, Dee Allen. He was a lifelong carpenter, builder, Mr. Fix-it inventor and gifted craftsman. Ron had a wonderful sense of humor and overflowed with charm and...
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Paul Northuis

January 14, 1937 - September 26, 2019

Paul Edwin Northuis, age 82, loving and devoted husband of the late Marsha Borr Northuis, passed away after a courageous four-year battle with renal cancer. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bessie (DeFouw) Northuis and brothers Kenn, Rodger, and Donald. Paul was born in Holland, Michigan. He graduated from Holland High School in 1955, Hope College in 1959, and received his...
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Glen L Elders

August 7, 1942 - September 25, 2019

Glen L. Elders, age 77, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Glen was employed at Chris Craft for five years, and Holland Police Department for 32 years; he was also a Bailiff for the 58th District Court. Glen was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church where he had served as a Deacon. Glen is survived by his: Wife of 56 years, Mary Sons John ...
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Camille (Camy) Thompson

December 22, 1940 - September 22, 2019

Camille (Camy) Thompson passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, surrounded by her loving family. Camy was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on December 22, 1940, the third child and second daughter of D. Paul and Eleanor Camilletti. Camy attended Mount de Chantal Academy, a Catholic boarding school taught by semi-cloistered nuns where she became an avid reader of literature which she...
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JoAnne Brooks

March 10, 1924 - September 21, 2019

JoAnne Vander Velde Brooks, loving mom, devoted Christian, community activist and Peacemaker, entered heaven on the International Day of Peace, Saturday, September 21, at age 95. Born in Detroit, Michigan on March 10, 1924 to Dr. Otto and Margaret (Den Herder) Vander Velde, she moved with her family to Holland two years later, where her father set up his medical practice. JoAnne graduated...
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Donna Van Munster

February 7, 1945 - September 18, 2019

Donna (Walters) Van Munster, age 74, of Holland, passed to her eternal home with her Lord on September 18, 2019. Donna was born to Ben and Johanna (Witteveen) Walters on February 7, 1945. On February 21, 1964, Donna married Harry Van Munster. Donna graduated from Holland Christian High School. She was a wife, mother and homemaker. She worked part-time as a bus driver for Valley...
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Paul William Brink

November 28, 1942 - September 17, 2019

After a short period of failing health, Paul William Brink passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019 in Emeryville, CA with his wife of 54 years at his side. Paul, the eldest of five children, was born to Rev. Bill and Alta Mae Brink on November 28, 1942 in Goshen, Indiana. In junior high school, Paul met the love of his life, Karen Faye Koops. After completing Holland Christian High School...
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Carrie Ann Edney

March 20, 1974 - September 16, 2019

Carrie Ann Edney, age 45, died in her home on Monday, September 16, 2019. Carrie was a beautiful woman who demonstrated strength and courage. She loved her husband and was a nurturing and supportive mother to her children. She was known for having a big heart, witty personality, and being a great cook. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, David;...
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Robert "Bob" Caauwe

July 27, 1933 - September 16, 2019

Robert "Bob" Caauwe, age 86, of Holland, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Bob was a lifelong employee at Haworth, Inc., retiring in 2019. He was a Cushman Motorcycle enthusiast and, along with his wife, Eilene, enjoyed auctioning and collecting antique lamps. He was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter,...
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Arlene M. Welling

December 7, 1935 - September 15, 2019

Arlene M. Welling, age 83 After a five-year battle with breast cancer, Arlene Welling's faith became sight on September 15, 2019. Married to Earl for 60 years, she is survived by her children Laurie Albrecht (spouse Andy and their kids Emma and Jacob) of Escondido, CA, Todd Welling (spouse Evelyn and their kids Michael and Katrina) of San Carlos, CA, and Wendy Speet (spouse Phil and their...
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MaryLou Van Heest

September 25, 1932 - September 14, 2019

MARY LOU (RICHARDS) VANHEEST, age 86, of Holland On Saturday afternoon, September 14, Mary Lou slipped away into the arms of her Lord. Under Hospice care for many months at her Lakeside Vista residence, she was regularly visited by children and grandchildren. Her beloved husband Neil died November 23, 2018 and has now been reunited with Mary Lou. Farm, Faith, Family. Mary Lou was raised...
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Marla Joy Lindsay

February 16, 1934 - September 13, 2019

Marla Joy Lindsay, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. Marla was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church, where she served as an elder and was active in the Dorcus Society. Marla loved Tulip Time and was a longtime volunteer and guide for the annual festival. Marla was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her selfless love will be...
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Lucy Geurink

June 18, 1956 - September 12, 2019

Lucy Geurink age 63, of Holland, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 12, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She had a courageous 6 year battle. Lucy was born June 18, 1956 in Zeeland to Anthony and Hellen Vanderiest. She was a 1974 graduate of Hamilton High School. Lucy and David were married May 23, 1975 in Grand Rapids, MI. and briefly resided in Holland, MI. before moving...
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Carl J Edewaard

January 13, 1937 - September 12, 2019

Carl J. Edewaard, age 82, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 12, 2019. Carl was a lifelong resident of Holland, attended Holland Christian Schools, and was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church where he served in many roles throughout his life time. Carl had a successful career as an entrepreneur in both property development and sales. He was very...
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Eleanor Hughes

July 16, 1933 - September 9, 2019

Eleanor Hughes, age 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 9, 2019. Eleanor and her husband Bob lived in Grand Rapids until Bob became the Executive Director of Camp Geneva in 1974 at which time they moved to Holland. Eleanor was a lifelong educator. Eleanor began her career helping to set up education programs for young children at the Grand Rapids YMCA and The...
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Roger Shumaker

March 17, 1941 - September 9, 2019

Roger Shumaker, age 78 of Holland passed away Monday, September 9, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria; his sons: Scott (Dawn) Shumaker and Terry Shumaker; grandchildren: Joshua (Lizzie) Shumaker and Adi Shumaker; sister Beverly Jaarsma; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Barbara Blystra, Mary Schout, Nancy (Vern) Klinger, Joyce (Bill) Berghorst and George (Laura) Schout. ...
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Arlene J. Bareman

September 9, 1932 - September 7, 2019

Arlene Bareman, 86 Arlene J. Bareman, age 86 of Holland, peacefully died Saturday morning, September 7, 2019, at the Sunset Manor in Jenison and is now in the loving arms of Jesus her Lord. We praise you, Lord God, for her life and feel comfort knowing she is with You!! Arlene did more music ministry than any of us can count, with piano and music being her absolute love. Music could have...
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Mitchell J. Overway

December 28, 1962 - September 3, 2019

Mitchell Jon Overway, 56 years young, met his loving Lord the morning of September 3, 2019. Mitch lived his life to the fullest, with his wife LeeAnn, daughter Olivia, and son Austin. His love of fishing, sailing, and cross-country skiing enveloped his family and friends, who consistently joined him in his favorite activities. Mitch handed down his love for God to his family, which shows...
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Joyce M. Van Slooten

October 3, 1931 - August 31, 2019

Joyce M. Van Slooten age 87, of Holland, died Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Holland Hospital. She was a member of Harlem Reformed Church and worked for Maplewood Dry Cleaners for 27 years. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Pamela Oudemolen and Ramon Valenzuela of Holland; grandsons, David and Lisa Oudemolen of Holland, Jeffrey Oudemolen of Holland; great grandchildren, Joseph and Emily...
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Elisabeth "Betty" Winkle

May 15, 1943 - August 29, 2019

Elisabeth "Betty" Winkle, age 76, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Fred; children: Ellen (Bill) Corner; Pam (Steve) Bult, Derick (Barb) Winkle, Matt (Nicole) Winkle; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings: Harlan Oosterhouse, Donna (Mike) VanLaan, Lois (Dave) Hollemans, Herm (Betty) Oosterhouse; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law:...
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Robert Trees

July 7, 1933 - August 27, 2019

Robert Trees, age 86 of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn (Erisman) Trees. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Linda Heath-Trees; his children: Jennifer and Chet Taylor, Kathy and Chris Stump and Julie Schulz; step-children: Mark Klebba, Lisa and Mike...
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Hazel J. Slagh

July 28, 1926 - August 26, 2019

Hazel J. Slagh, age 93, of Holland, died Monday, August 26, 2019 at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior and son-in-law, John Achterhof. Hazel was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where she was active in the Flower Committee and Dorcas Bible Study. She loved gardening, traveling and baking pies. She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Wes)...
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Arlene Mulder

March 19, 1924 - August 25, 2019

Arlene Mulder, age 95 of Holland went to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019. She is survived by her children: Marsha and Dean Kuipers of Middleville, MI, and Robert and Ronda Mulder of Blaine, MN; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Melanie and Derek Knoper (Christopher, Brayden and Eli), Ashley and Ben Gootjes (Elsie, Connor and Weston), Bradley Kuipers, Rachel Mulder, Kerri...
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June Logsdon

July 3, 1942 - August 24, 2019

June (Terpsma Troost) Logsdon, age 77 of Holland, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. June was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She graduated from Davenport University and Western Michigan University. June taught in the Zeeland Public Schools as well as Calvary Baptist School. She was a member of the POIC (Pontiac Oakland Club International) and Evergreen Commons. In addition to...
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Richard Gang

July 19, 1950 - August 22, 2019

Richard Gang, age 69, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Richard was known as a strongwilled man who loved to golf. He will be greatly missed. Richard is survived by his wife, Vonda Gang; stepchildren, Daniel (Jillisa) Fitzgerald, Anthony (Naomi) Fitzgerald; Jackie (Patrick) Bush; and 7 grandchildren. A private family service is being planned. Burial to take place in Riverside...
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Mildred "Millie" Geurink

July 29, 1925 - August 21, 2019

Mildred "Millie" Geurink age 94, of Holland, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at an area care center. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and worked at Ebelink's Floral and Donutville. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Harold; sister, Shirley and Willis Witteveen of Holland; in-laws, Marvin Geurink of Hudsonville, Theresa Geurink of Holland; several nieces...
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Barbara "Barb" Kelch

January 23, 1936 - August 20, 2019

Barbara "Barb" Jean Kelch, age 83, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Medilodge of Holland. Barb was born in Kentucky and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she attended school with Elvis Presley. In 1955 Barb met Jasper "Jack" Kelch. Later that year, Jack moved to Michigan, and Barb followed a year after. On February 1, 1957, Barb and Jack were married. They raised...
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Alvin J. Jager

May 16, 1938 - August 16, 2019

Alvin John Jager, 81, died in Christ Friday, August 16. Alvin was a lifelong member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, where he served as a custodian in retirement, volunteered with Kids Hope, and participated in numerous disaster relief trips. Alvin served the US Army 1956-1958. He worked as an electrician at Thermotron, Inc., for 40 years. Alvin is lovingly remembered for his...
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Thomas DuMouchel

April 14, 1947 - August 14, 2019

Thomas DuMouchel, 72, of Lake City, Michigan, formerly of Delton, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Muskegon. Tom was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Frank and Margaret DuMouchel. Tom married Gloria Boyer in 1967 and they raised their family in Delton. He worked at the counter in auto parts for many years prior to his retirement. Tom and Gloria moved to Lake City after...
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Richard "Rich" Van Dam

February 25, 1939 - August 14, 2019

Richard "Rich" Van Dam, age 80, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Rich owned Cardinal Machine Services and worked in the die cast industry his entire life. He enjoyed mowing with Simplicity tractors and working with animals, birds and aquariums. His favorite pastime was "cruising" Craig's List and finding deals for family and friends. He was a member of...
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Karen Joy Schra

September 8, 1938 - August 13, 2019

Karen Joy Schra, age 80, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Zeeland Hospital. Karen was a graduate of Zeeland High School, Hope College (BA) and the University of Michigan (Masters Degree) and taught at Fennville Public Schools for 20 years. She was a member of First Reformed Church of Holland. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Margaret Schamper; and...
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Johanna "Jo" Witteveen

June 4, 1920 - August 12, 2019

Johanna Kooy Witteveen, age 99, left this human world after 99 years on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Inn at Freedom Village in Holland. Jo was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin in 1999; brothers, Peter, Ralph and Richard Kooy; in-laws: Eleanor Kooy and Leon Witteveen, sister, Jeanette Van Dyke and parents, John and Laura Stob Kooy. ...
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Fannie Evenhouse

September 21, 1932 - August 9, 2019

Fannie Evenhouse, age 86 of Holland (formerly Elmhurst, IL), met Jesus face to face on Friday, August 9, 2019, and heard her Savior say, "Well Done!" Fannie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed most spending time with her family and friends, and working in her garden. Fannie is survived by her children: Thomas (Lynn) Evenhouse, Randall (Katrina)...
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Donna Turben

December 1, 1928 - August 9, 2019

Donna Turben, 90, of Overisel, passed away August 9, 2019. Donna was born December 1, 1928, in Holland, Michigan, to James and Gertrude (Van Den Berg) Ver Schure. She graduated from Holland High School and worked at Holland Furnace. Donna married Dale Voorhorst they raised four children in Overisel while Dale worked in the family business at the Overisel Feed Mill. In 1971, Dale passed away...
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Troy David Dokter

January 5, 1971 - August 6, 2019

Troy David Dokter, 48, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Hilton Head, SC. Troy was born January 5, 1971, in Holland, Michigan, to Randy and Laurel (Karsten) Dokter. Troy was the oldest of three sons and graduated from Holland Christian and Calvin College. At Calvin, Troy met Julie Benner and they married in 1994. Troy and Julie have raised their three children in...
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Patti "Pat" Ditmar

September 13, 1954 - August 6, 2019

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, heaven gained a beautiful angel. Patti "Pat" Barrett Ditmar, age 64 of Holland was victorious over her fight with cancer. Surrounded by the love of her family, she was healed and freed from her earthly body. Her family will miss the beautiful light she brought to their life every day. Being an avid gardener, Pat understood that light is essential for growth. Through...
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Richard "Dick" Bidigare

October 8, 1940 - August 4, 2019

Richard Bidigare, 78, of Hamilton MI passed away at home on Sunday, August 4, 2019 surrounded by his wife and family. He was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent four years teaching others how to fly via a simulator. While stationed in Texas he met and married the love and meaning of his life, Betty Janice. She was...
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Stanley A. Rock

April 22, 1937 - August 3, 2019

Having lived well with Parkinson's Disease for 34 years, Stan Rock, 82, died peacefully at Resthaven Care Center on August 3, 2019 with family gathered around him. Stanley Arthur Rock was the first of six sons born to Stan and Helen (Slaybaugh) Rock in Pontiac, Michigan. Two half siblings were later born to Helen and Francis DeLongChamp. After graduating from Walled Lake High School as...
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Susana Rodriguez Raber

June 22, 1947 - August 3, 2019

Susana Rodriguez Raber age 72, of Grand Rapids, died Saturday, August 3, 3019 at Mercy Health St. Mary's Campus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Raber in 2008, her parents, and a sister. She attended the Catholic Church. Susana is survived by her caregiver and sister, Veronica and Lane Persenaire; nephews and niece, Daniel Ruiz, Marc Ruiz and Venessa Persenaire; sisters,...
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Deloris "Lori" Vander Zwaag

June 13, 1933 - August 1, 2019

Deloris "Lori" Vander Zwaag, age 86 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 as a result of complications following a stroke. Lori was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a long-time member of Graafschap CRC and formerly Prospect Park CRC. She was constantly active and in addition to raising her family, she worked in various service-related jobs...
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Donald J. Rietman

June 30, 1927 - July 29, 2019

Donald J. Rietman, age 92, of Zeeland, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Zeeland Community Hospital. He was a long-time member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. He was a Veteran of the Army, serving during WWII, in the US Army of Occupation, Allied Forces 977 Signal Service Company in Italy. Don owned and operated Rietman Homes and later a real estate and residential rental company. He...
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Mary (VandenBerg) Brink

May 14, 1930 - July 25, 2019

Mary (VandenBerg) Brink, age 89, of Zeeland went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, July 25, 2019. She is predeceased by her husband, Herb, on July 29, 2012, as well as her 4 siblings and several in-laws. She is survived by her children: Ron and Elizabeth Brink, Linda and Terry Boerman, Dale and Ronnie Brink; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Patrick Brink and Katie Dykstra (Jaxon),...
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Austin Brown

July 2, 2001 - July 21, 2019

Austin Brown, age 18, joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven July 21, 2019. Austin loved helping people -- be it serving on missions with his church, helping with the Hamilton Swim & Dive Team, or lending a hand to anyone in need. Austin was a hard worker -- he was never afraid to put his back & muscle into anything to help out. Austin had no fear -- whether it was diving from a cliff in...
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Chhay Chin Chov

January 8, 1959 - July 19, 2019

Chhay Chin Chov, age 60 of Holland, passed away on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital due to complications following surgery. Chhay immigrated to the United States in 1979, leaving behind his home country of Cambodia. He was in search of a better life, with more opportunities in the land of the free. He married Holly Chov and relocated to Holland. He was employed for...
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Jacqueline Hurtgen

June 9, 1930 - July 19, 2019

Jacqueline Elaine Hurtgen went to be with her Lord on July 19, 2019. Jacqueline was born in Sioux City, Iowa on June 9, 1930 to Verne A. (McKnight) Hawley and John J. Hawley, Jr. While growing up she enjoyed acting in school plays and also became a Girl Scout. When she was ten years old, her family moved to Fort Wayne IN, and after graduating from high school worked as a secretary for...
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Thelma Jean Kruse

May 5, 1932 - July 18, 2019

Thelma Jean Kruse, age 87, of Holland, went peacefully to glory on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was born in Antrim County on May 5, 1932, to Cyrus and Catherine Goeman, and she later married Neil K. Kruse in 1955. Thelma and Neil were longtime and very active members of Maplewood Reformed Church. Thelma loved spending time with her family and friends. Thelma was preceded in death by her...
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Muriel H. Jipping

May 17, 1931 - July 17, 2019

(A complete obituary is being written) Muriel H. Jipping, age 88, of Holland, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church Street, Holland with Rev. Philip D. Kok officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Langeland-Sterenberg...
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Dale A. Petterson

January 2, 1941 - July 16, 2019

Dale Petterson, age 78, of Holland, MI, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on July 16. Dale was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather as well as a gifted psychologist, therapist, and healer. He was born in Northville, MI and raised in the Yuma/Mesick area of Michigan where he graduated from high school and went into the Navy with his twin brother, Darryl. Upon returning...
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Bernetta "Bernie" Lambers

December 15, 1928 - July 15, 2019

Bernetta "Bernie" Lambers, age 90, died on Monday, July 15, 2019. Bernie was a member of Park Church and retired from Great Lakes Interiors. She enjoyed sewing, camping, gardening, and square dancing. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Murvel Lambers in 2017; son-in-law, Del Kragt; and grandson, Bill Welling. She is survived by her...
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Floyd Hossink

February 6, 1924 - July 14, 2019

Floyd Hossink, age 95 passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Floyd was a member of the Protestant Reformed Church. He owned and operated several dry cleaners in Holland and California. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later in life he really enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. Floyd is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anna "Maria" Hossink; sisters, Esther...
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Bernadine "Bunny" Hovenga

August 26, 1924 - July 13, 2019

Bernadine "Bunny" Hovenga went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 94 on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the American House of Holland. Precious time was spent with family during the days prior to her journey home to heaven. Bunny loved the Lord and her presence in this world was an example to those who were blessed to know her and were the recipients of her prayers....
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Elaine J. Wolters

November 19, 1951 - July 13, 2019

Elaine J. Wolters age 67, of Zeeland, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Wolters. Elaine was a baptized member of Graafschap CRC and has been a resident of SKLD (formerly Haven Park and Providence) for 50 years. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor; siblings, Ron and Sue Wolters, Mike and Judy Wolters, Beth and Doug...
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Dorothy "Dot" Parker

April 19, 1931 - July 8, 2019

Dorothy "Dot" Parker, 88 of Holland, MI died peacefully at Freedom Village on Monday, July 8, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Dot was born on April 19, 1931 in Evanston, IL to Benjamin and Hazel Newhart. She married her college sweetheart, Ralph "Bud" Parker in 1953. They were married 64 years before his passing in 2018. Together they raised three children: Randy Parker (Battle Creek), Pam...
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Paul E. Wigger

May 3, 1931 - July 8, 2019

On Monday, July 8, 2019, Paul Erwin Wigger, of Holland, passed away at the age of 88. He was proceeded in death by his sister May; brothers, Ken, Melvin, Everett, and Gorden; and two infant daughters. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; his two daughters, Wendy Wigger-Jornales and Amy Gnyp; step-children Jayne Ruffner and Doug Wolbert. He is also survived by 9 amazing grandchildren, two...
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Walter J. Thome

June 24, 1930 - July 7, 2019

Walter J. Thome, age 89, of Holland, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at an area care center. Walter was a member of Third Reformed Church of Holland, was a veteran of Army, and served in the Army National Guard. He retired as the Financial Administrator for the Health Alliance Plan. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; Four children, Martha and Richard Humphrey, Gloria Despard, Sandra Lyon(the late...
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Peter Call Stanger

January 18, 1964 - July 3, 2019

Peter Call Stanger, age 55, of Holland, Michigan, formerly of Oak Park IL passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 after a battle with Leukemia, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, MI. Peter was born in Oak Park and attended OPRF High School, SIU, Western Illinois, and Purdue University. He served in the US Army National Guard and was a member of First United Methodist Church in...
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Shirley Driesenga

March 4, 1930 - July 3, 2019

Shirley Driesenga, age 89 of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Shirley was a charter member of Maranatha CRC and its Mary Society. She also enjoyed knitting for missions. She was "the best" grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Alfred in 1986. She is survived by her children: Kenneth Driesenga,...
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Ella Groman

February 13, 1927 - July 2, 2019

Ella Boer Groman age 92, of Holland, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Ella Boer Groman was born February 13, 1927 in New Era, Michigan to Dutch immigrant parents John and Lena Boer. Following high school, she became a registered nurse and certified Midwife. She worked at Holland Hospital, spent several years in Mission Work in Africa, then worked in Denver and Yuma. She...
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Jason De Jongh

June 25, 1956 - June 30, 2019

Jason De Jongh, 63, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Jason was born in Zeeland on June 25, 1956, to Criston and Gladys (Klynstra) De Jongh. He graduated from Hudsonville High School and did two years of technology training before starting his career at Hope College. Jason later worked at TeleDial/US Signal/Worldcom for a decade and closed out his working career for 15 years...
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William Johnston

December 28, 1937 - June 29, 2019

William Johnston, age 81, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. William was married to Rosemarie for 61 years. Together, they had two children. He was a loving father and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He served in the United States Navy from 1957-1962. During his time of service, he was severely injured and remain disabled the remainder of his life. William was preceded in death by his...
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Julie Smeenge

September 4, 1959 - June 27, 2019

Julie Smeenge, age 59 of Holland, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Gabby; her parents: Roger and Judy Smeenge; her brothers: Mike and Linda Smeenge, Todd and Ellen Smeenge, Jeremy and Dody Smeenge; her special friends Cathy and Mervyn Nel and several nieces and nephews. Julie graduated from Holland Christian High School and attended Calvin College. She...
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Sally Jo DeBoer

July 18, 1959 - June 23, 2019

Sally Jo DeBoer age 59, of Grandville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her home with her loved ones present. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Fynewever and a sister, Susan Fynewever-Indelwood. Sally worked as a Registered Nurse in the West Michigan area for many years. She had a passion for nursing and caring for others. She also enjoyed gardening and...
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Manuel Gonzales Salazar

July 3, 1949 - June 14, 2019

Manuel Gonzales Salazar, age 69, left Earth and went home to the welcoming arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born in Hualahuises, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 3, 1949 to Federico and Consuelo Salazar. Manuel's quick wit, kind nature, and hardworking attitude allowed him to achieve many dreams. Manuel was a man who loved God, and he shared Jesus with everyone he...
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Ralph Kickert

September 8, 1941 - June 14, 2019

Ralph Kickert, 77, of Holland, died Friday, June 14, 2019. Ralph was born September 8, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to John and Bette Kickert. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School and went on to study first at Western Michigan University and then at Calvin College. While at Calvin, he met Ruby Postma on a Summer Work in Missions program, and they married in 1965. When Ralph and...
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David Barber

May 2, 1942 - June 12, 2019

David "Dave" Barber, age 77 of Holland, fell asleep on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and now awaits the return of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dave's deep faith was evident to all who knew him. He was selfless, humble and kind, always willing to offer a helping hand. Dave enjoyed hosting and participating in Home Bible Fellowship Groups. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and...
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Lauren R. Baron

December 2, 1959 - June 10, 2019

Lauren Ray Baron, age 59, peacefully went into the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI on Monday, June 10, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer. He was born on December 2, 1959, in Platte, South Dakota to Harvey and Gertrude Baron. He and his family moved to Holland, MI when he was seven years old,...
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Leon P. Witteveen

August 28, 1926 - June 10, 2019

Leon Peerbolte Witteveen, age 92, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hermina in 2016. Leon was a member of Christ Memorial Church and a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. He worked for Holland Christian Schools for 32 years as a teacher and principal. He is survived by his daughters and their families, Nancy...
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Samantha (Modrzynski) Greiner

August 28, 1997 - June 9, 2019

Samantha (Modrzynski) Greiner, age 21 of Holland passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. Sam is survived by her husband of 9 months Spencer; her parents Larry and Kim Modrzynski; her sisters: Ashley and David Buckner and Kathryn Modrzynski; father-in-law and mother-in-law Pat Greiner and Yvonne Starkey; sister-in-law Allena and Rex Baumeister; grandmothers: Judy Terpstra and...
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Carla Tamminga

May 21, 1929 - June 4, 2019

Carla M. Tamminga age 90, of Holland, went to be with her Faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, and a son-in-law, James Ondersma and sister, Alma Van Haitsma. Carla was a charter member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. She loved being a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing, and baking. After her husband passed...
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Shirley Greving

December 30, 1932 - June 3, 2019

Shirley Greving age 86, of Holland, formerly of East Saugatuck, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard in 2009, an infant daughter Judith Ann in 1954, a grandson, Rob Greving in 2013 and sister, Carolyn Vander Haar. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her children, Jan and Rod Exo...
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William Reed, Jr.

February 17, 1962 - May 24, 2019

William H. Reed Jr., age 57 of Hesperia passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. He is survived by his son, Billy Reed; his sister and her husband Mary and Jorge Ojeda and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William Reed Sr. and Beverly Wells Reed. Committal service will be held in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
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Sam Warmenhoven

September 3, 1942 - May 13, 2019

Sam Warmenhoven, 76, of Holland, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. Sam was born in Grand Rapids, September 3, 1942, while his father (Simon Warmenhoven) was serving overseas in the New Guinea campaign against the Japanese Army. Sam's mother, Henrietta (Mandemaker) Warmenhoven, raised Sam and his two sisters with the help of family after the Warmenhoven's became a Gold Star...
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Gerene H Langejans

September 22, 1921 - May 13, 2019

Gerene H. Langejans, age 97, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center North. Gerene was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and throughout her life, she remained committed to its life and mission. She was involved in the Dorcas Society, served on the mission committee, and helped out in Bible School, baking cookies well into her nineties. ...
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Glenn Van Rhee

February 28, 1920 - May 9, 2019

Glenn Van Rhee, age 99 of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 9, 2019. He is survived by his children: Terry and Margie Van Rhee, Marcia and Ned Freriks, Dennis and Linda Van Rhee, Mark and Jackie Van Rhee; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren: step children: Judy Terpstra, Michael and Shirley Bleeker, Randall and Janet Bleeker and...
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Robert O. Davison

August 13, 1933 - May 6, 2019

Robert O. "Bob" Davison passed away peacefully May 6, 2019 surrounded by his children Tim (Tammy) Davison, Janine (Marty) Boysen and Darlene Belanger. Married to the love of his life, Francess Elizabeth (Liz) (Black) Davison for 50 years, Bob and Liz left Northern Ireland and emigrated with their young family to Canada and then to the United States in the late 60's. After several moves, they...
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Maria E Kuipers

January 1, 1938 - May 6, 2019

Maria Elizabeth Kuipers, age 81, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 06, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Maria was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she also sang in the choir. Maria taught for 10 years in the Grand Rapids Public School system and loved travel and music. Maria is survived by her daughter, Mirjam Kuipers of Holland; grandchildren, Trey Kuipers, Cameron Castro...
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Laverne J Kooiker

September 21, 1938 - May 4, 2019

Laverne Kooiker, age 80, of Zeeland, left his earthly home on Saturday, May 4, 2019, and entered his Heavenly home with Jesus. Laverne lived his entire life in Olive Township. He was a welder and worked at Roamer Boat, Dake Corp. and J.R. Automation. Laverne was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church and served as a greeter at the front door for over 30 years. Entering Heaven...
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Mark Alan Vliem

August 28, 1962 - April 30, 2019

Mark Alan Vliem, age 56, of Holland, died peacefully and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years and best friend Jayne; his daughters: Tiffany Vliem of Holland and Krystle Vliem of Grand Rapids; his parents Sherwin and Joan Vliem of Holland; sisters: Dawn...
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Harvey Edwards Bock

August 21, 1925 - April 28, 2019

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Harvey Edwards Bock, age 93, of Zeeland, left his family to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the American House of Holland. Harvey was born to Claire and Edith Bock on 8/21/1925 at Philadelphia, PA. Harvey was a member of Immanuel Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 2004; and siblings Richard, Barb and Betty. ...
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Mary Blystra

November 16, 1944 - April 27, 2019

Mary Blystra, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Trillium Woods in Grand Rapids. Mary was born in Holland and raised her family there. She was an LPN serving in elder care for her entire career and worked for Resthaven, Appledorn, and retired from Freedom Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sally Naber, and her son Jonathan Blystra. She is...
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Steve M. Dykstra

July 25, 1962 - April 25, 2019

Steve M. Dykstra of Holland, age 56, passed away on Thursday, April 25th after a battle with ALS. He was a faithful member of Pillar Church, where he both worked and worshiped, and was a beloved member of the congregation. Prior to working at Pillar, Steve worked at Van Hill Furniture for over twenty years. In his free time, Steve enjoyed time with family, serving and helping others,...
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Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar

August 28, 1924 - April 21, 2019

Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar, age 94, of Holland, MI, was reunited with her husband, Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on Easter Sunday, April 21, after a short illness. Barbara was born August 28, 1924 to Dr. Harry S. and Ruth Burkholder in Alpena, MI. She married Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on July 18, 1949 and returned to Dr. Alvin's hometown of Holland. It was Holland they called home the rest of their married lives,...
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Lavina J. Knapp

July 14, 1921 - April 21, 2019

Lavina J. Knapp, age 97, of Holland, entered her Heavenly Home Easter morning at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Lavina who will be remembered for her warm, infectious smile, was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Lavina was preceded in death by her husband, Albertus, in 2012; and infant son, Dexter. Lavina is survived by her: Children Doug (Margie) Knapp of...
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James R. Howard

July 14, 1946 - April 20, 2019

Dr. James Ray Howard, DDS, MS, of Holland, Michigan, unexpectedly and far too soon joins his friends and family in the ever-lasting light of the Lord. He passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University, University of Detroit Dental School and Northwestern University Specialty Degree of Endodontics, and served as...
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James F. De Ridder

October 16, 1930 - April 19, 2019

James F. De Ridder, age 88, of Holland, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at SKLD of Zeeland. James was a boat builder at Chris-Craft for many years and delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut for 18 years. James was preceded in death by his son, Ronald James De Ridder in 2013. James is survived by his: Wife of 69 years, Bernice De Ridder Children Linda (Jim) Van Norden II of Holland ...
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Garry Kaashoek

November 28, 1929 - April 17, 2019

Garry Kaashoek, born November 28, 1929, was carried by God's grace to his heavenly home on April 17, 2019. There he will use his voice to sing a new song. Garry attended Christ Memorial Church. He was a tool and die maker for General Motors, retiring after 37.5 years. He was a vocalist and sang in several choirs including the Holland Chorale and Christ Memorial Sanctuary Choir. He expressed...
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Ronald C Davis

December 11, 1939 - April 15, 2019

Ronald C. Davis, age79, of Holland, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at his home. Ronald was a member of Holland Baptist Church and enjoyed metal detecting and gardening. Ronald is survived by his: Wife of 47 years, Ruth Davis Children Penny (Brian) Watson of West Olive Michael (Sharon) Davis of Holland Christine Butler of Holland David (Melissa) Davis of West Olive Candy (Mark...
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Barbara Kroll

February 26, 1935 - April 15, 2019

Barbara Ann (Martin/Kole) Kroll, age 84, died peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019. Barbara was born and raised in Holland. The gift of helps defined her life with faithful service to her family, friends, church and community. "She never wasted a day!" Barbara was preceded in death by husbands, Bernard Kole (married 8 months) and James Kroll (married 11 years); and sister, Patricia Van...
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Adela DeLuna

February 17, 1978 - April 14, 2019

Adela Elizabeth DeLuna, 41, returned to her heavenly home on April 14, 2019. She is survived by her sons, Marcello and Devin Andrade; daughter Adelina DeLuna; brother and his wife Richard and Dawn DeLuna; nephews Ryan and Matthew DeLuna; several Uncles; Aunts and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her parents Richard and Bettie DeLuna and sister, Tracie DeLuna. Adela was born...
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William Zonnebelt

August 18, 1926 - April 14, 2019

William G. Zonnebelt, died April 14, 2019 at the age of 92. He is now at home in heaven with his Lord and Savior. William ("Bill") Zonnebelt was born in Grand Rapids, MI on August 18, 1926 and spent his infancy and early childhood living with his parents in relatives' homes in Michigan because of the impact the 1929 Depression had on his parents when they "lost" their home. When things...
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David G. Siegers

August 25, 1956 - April 14, 2019

David G. Siegers, age 62, of Holland, went home to be with our Lord, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at his home, after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gherigs). He was preceded in death by his son Kyle in 2007 and his parents, Donald and Charlotte Siegers. Dave attended Grace Chapel in Zeeland and was a Realtor for Five Star Reality. Dave was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. ...
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Rose Van Faasen

March 15, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Rose (Havinga) Van Faasen, age 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was a member of Faith Church. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Van Faasen in 1994. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Fuzz) and Patricia Van Faasen of Baldwin and Brent and Lois Van Faasen of Holland; daughter, Kathy Van...
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Berta Casillas-Cruz

December 20, 1950 - April 10, 2019

Berta Casillas-Cruz (68) passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Metro Health Hospital. Surviving are her children: Carlos (Christina) Lopez Jr., David Casillas II, Francinet (Stacey) Cruz, and Sunny O. Cruz; 15 grand kids; 4 great grand kids; brothers: Ignacio (Rachael) Guerrero Jr., George (Armida) Guerrero, Benarbe (Maria) Guerrero; and many nieces and nephews, all of Holland. She...
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