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Helen Van Der Aa

August 11, 1937 - December 1, 2021

Helen Van Der Aa, 84, of Zeeland, formerly of South Holland, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Helen was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on August 11, 1937, to William C. and Carol E. (Tarte) Workman. She graduated from Calvin College. Helen married John M. Van Der Aa in 1959 and raised their three children in South Holland, Illinois. Helen was an active Elim Christian School...
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Lillian Boeve

June 15, 1931 - November 30, 2021

Lillian June Boeve age 90, of Holland, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. She was a member of Lifegate Baptist Church and was active in her husband's ministry as a pianist and music director. She was preceded in death by a great grandson, Joel Boeve. Lillian is survived by her husband of 71 years, Audley; children, Marge and Jim Schuitema...
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Kenneth Ver Hoeven

April 27, 1934 - November 26, 2021

Kenneth Ver Hoeven age 87, of Newaygo, died Friday, November 26, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Ken drove delivery truck for Boeve Oil and farmed until 1996 when he and Betty moved to Hess Lake. He was a member of Grant Reformed Church. In his retirement years he enjoyed winters in Arizona with his wife Betty, woodworking, golfing, and fishing on Hess Lake. Ken was the son of Sage and Hazel...
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Lois Bosman

November 1, 1938 - November 24, 2021

Lois Marie Bosman nee Rottschafer, age 83, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her home in Holland. Lois was blessed to be born to parents who loved the Lord, bringing her to church and schooling her in Christian Schools. Through the working of the Lord in her heart and the influence of her parents in her life, Lois came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. This...
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Joyce Buis

September 14, 1939 - November 22, 2021

Joyce Buis, age 82, of Holland, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottages. Joyce attended Dickinson Elementary School, graduated from South High School in 1957, and then attended Grand Rapids Junior College. She, along with her husband Bill, owned and operated Buis Mattress. Joyce was a member of the Ladies Golf Association, the Holland Junior Welfare League, and...
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Joyce E. Mast

November 21, 2021

Joyce E. Mast age 86, of Holland, died peacefully, following a brief struggle with Leukemia, on Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shelley; her parents, Peter and Johanna VanLangevelde; siblings, Vern VanLangevelde, Dale and Mary VanLangevelde. Joyce was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. She and Ken spent many winters in Ventura Village in...
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Glenn Schrotenboer

November 13, 1937 - November 19, 2021

Glenn W. Schrotenboer, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. View Memorial Service by clicking here: Glenn was known and experienced as a loving and kind man by his wife and kids. He was looked up to by his grandkids and he will be dearly missed. Glenn served in the National Guard from 1956-1961 and...
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James Rabbers, Jr.

February 18, 1929 - November 17, 2021

James Rabbers, Jr. age 92, of Holland, went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven in 1958. He was a member of Immanuel Church and served in the National Guards. James was a professional truck driver and retired from Gra-Bell Truck Lines. He loved to garden and do wood working, and operated a vegetable stand in...
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Dale Hulst

August 20, 1930 - November 15, 2021

Dale Hulst on November 15, at age 91, was welcomed to his heavenly home with Jesus, surrounded by his family. He was a life-long member of the Christian Reformed Church, serving as a deacon and elder, and most recently a member at Providence Church, where he and wife, Lois, cherished their role of greeting arriving worshippers. He was born and raised in East Saugatuck, served in the US Army...
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Randy Tun

January 30, 2002 - November 15, 2021

Randy Tun, age 19, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. Visitation with the family is scheduled for 10:00 – Noon on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 16th St. Holland, MI 49423. Funeral services will take place the same day at Noon at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home. Burial to take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
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James "Jamie" Kelley

January 18, 1976 - November 13, 2021

James "Jamie" Kelley, Jr., age 45, of Kentwood, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Jamie was a generous, caring, and fun loving man who was always ready with a joke or prank and loved his family and pets. He found joy in working with his hands…everything from artwork and drawing to autobody and wood and leather working. His...
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Jeffery Moore

January 19, 1973 - November 9, 2021

Jeffery Moore, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Jeffery Nathan Moore was born January 19, 1973, to Mary Moore and Leon Donelson. He was born in New Haven, CT and spent the first couple of months of his life there before moving to Morgan Park in Chicago. During his early years Jeff would establish lifelong friendships and bonds that would last into 40 plus years (Sherod, Mike,...
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William "Bill" Kolean

December 20, 1936 - November 9, 2021

William "Bill" Kolean age 84, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and spent his working life as a self-employed builder. Anyone who knew Bill knows he was a very humble man. Bill did take great pride and pleasure in his work, nothing but perfections would do. Many homes in the Holland area have...
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George Fletcher

November 1, 1939 - November 8, 2021

George Fletcher, age 82, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was a member of Haven Reformed Church and retired from Consumers Power after 36 years of employment. He served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Fletcher; son-in-law, William Prawdzik; and all of his siblings. He survived by his daughter, Jennifer...
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Gordon A. Smith

December 6, 1928 - November 7, 2021

Gordon A. Smith, age 92, a resident of Holland, Michigan, passed away on November 7, 2021. View Memorial Service here: He was born December 6, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, and was a graduate of East Lansing High School, in Michigan. When his father fell ill with tuberculosis, Mr. Smith left his studies at...
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Marlene Shidler

February 4, 1938 - November 6, 2021

Marlene Shidler age 83, of Saugatuck, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Inn at Freedom Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 2020. Marlene was a member of Central Park Reformed Church and worked as a nurse in the OB department at Holland Hospital from 1969-2000. She is survived by her children, Terri and Tom Van Lente of Saugatuck, Chuck Shidler of Saugatuck,...
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Shauna Smith

September 3, 1981 - November 6, 2021

Shauna Heidi Smith passed into her heavenly home on Nov. 6, 2021 after a 10 day battle with a reoccurrence of prior cancer and rare blood disorder. Shauna's untimely departure occurred after recently turning forty and before her planned marriage on Dec. 4, 2021. Shauna is survived by her beloved eight year old daughter Colette, parents, Gary and Heidi Smith, brother Kevin Smith married to...
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Evelyn Berens

March 14, 1930 - November 5, 2021

Evelyn Berens, age 91, of Dunningville, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021. Evelyn was a member of Dunningville Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Beth Berens; siblings, Doris Schipper, Ron Kalmink, Austin Kalmink; and in-laws, Bob Berens, Bernie Capel, Mary Lou Kalmink and Leona Kalmink. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 72 years, Eugene Berens; children,...
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Adam Deck

November 4, 2021

Adam Deck, 54, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Adam was born in Royal Oak, Michigan the son of Merwin and Elsie (Jones) Deck. After graduating high school and college Adam moved to West Michigan. Adam graduated from the Unversity of Michigan with a degree in industrial design. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Cynthia Deck, sister Linda...
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Roberta Ann Stegenga

December 20, 1957 - November 4, 2021

Roberta Ann Stegenga "Bert" passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Roberta was born on December 20, 1957, to William II and Beverly Matthes of Bloomingdale, MI. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ron who kept his promise for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until her last breath; her children: Amy (Scott) Nyboer, Katie Jo ...
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Donald J. Jubin

January 1, 1930 - November 1, 2021

Donald J. Jubin, 91, of Holland, died unexpectedly Monday, November 1, 2021, at his home. Don was the husband of Noella (Gauvin) Jubin. Born in Providence Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Henry and Jeanne Jubin. Don and Noella resided in Holland for the past 23 years. Mr. Jubin was formerly employed at the Leviton Manufacturing Co., in Warwick, RI. He served as their director of...
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Chuck Johnson

November 26, 1955 - October 31, 2021

Chuck Johnson, age 65, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Chuck graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1974. His career included working 48 years within the same family business. He managed Quality Carwashes, worked in accounting at Quality Oil Co., and at Quality Carwash Corporate offices. Chuck retired in October 2020 after his health declined due to...
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Esther Mulder

March 8, 1930 - October 30, 2021

Esther Bernice Mulder, age 91, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2021. She passed peacefully, with family by her side after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. To view the memorial service of Esther, please visit: She was born on March 8, 1930, in...
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Michael Boone

August 6, 1944 - October 28, 2021

Michael Boone, age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. Michael was the son of Gordon and Jeanette Boone who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister and guardian Betsy Parker and her husband, Dick Parker. He lived at home until he was 21 and then transitioned to several group homes and/or care facilities prior to residing the last...
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Edwin L. Visscher

August 25, 1936 - October 28, 2021

Pastor Edwin Lee Visscher age 85, of Holland, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 at an area care center. He was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church and spent his life ministering to many church families. He most recently pastored at the Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church and as pastor of visitation at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Ed was preceded in death by his...
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Harold A. Geurink

April 10, 1926 - October 28, 2021

Harold A. Geurink age 95, of Holland, died Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Holland Hospital. He was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and as a deacon. He worked for Fillmore Beef for 54 years as a meat cutter. Harold was a veteran of the Army, serving during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred in 2019 and is survived by his in...
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Melinda Heiberg

April 19, 1942 - October 28, 2021

Melinda Heiberg, age 79, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Medilodge of Holland. Melinda grew up in Des Moines, IA, and married Eric Heiberg in 1963; they were married by her father, Rt. Revd. Gordon V. Smith, who was the Episcopal Bishop of Iowa from 1950-1971. They lived in St. Louis, MO from 1963 to 1974. While in St. Louis, she graduated from Washington University in...
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John De Graaf, Jr.

October 15, 1932 - October 28, 2021

John De Graaf, age 89, of Zeeland, entered into his eternal home on Thursday, October 28, 2021. To view John's funeral service, please visit: At the age of 14, John emigrated from the Netherlands with his family, he served with the US Army in the Korean War and then worked for Merle...
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Ann Mason

October 16, 1936 - October 22, 2021

Ann Marie Mason, age 85, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, in her home in Holland, MI, after a short battle with cancer. She was an avid reader, gardener and enjoyed challenging crossword puzzles at every opportunity. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Ann worked in Hope College's Personnel Department for 25 years. She...
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Oscar Rios

February 25, 1949 - October 22, 2021

Oscar Rios, age 72, of Holland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 22, 2021. Oscar was born in Mexico and moved to Holland in 1963 at the age of 14. He was the son of Eusebio and Martina Rios. He worked at the Holland Sentinel for 27 years. He was an avid Elvis fan that enjoyed karaoke. He was known to many as "Mexican Elvis". He, his parents, and 6 of his...
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Elizabeth Hoezee

December 26, 1949 - October 21, 2021

Elizabeth Hoezee, age 71, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Elizabeth was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She was beloved by her friends, and they became part of the family as well. Elizabeth loved camping with her family. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Hoezee; daughters: April Hoezee (Rich Beak),...
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Mary Jordan

May 6, 1930 - October 20, 2021

Mary Jordan, age 91 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Freedom Village, Holland, MI. Mary was a retired teacher with the Fremont Public schools. She taught 1st and 2nd grades for many years. After retirement she loved and enjoyed being back in Holland residing on Lake Michigan. She had a great passion for golf and playing bridge. Mary was preceded in death by her...
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Betty Westveld

January 31, 1938 - October 19, 2021

Betty Westveld, age 83, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was a member of Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her brothers, Vernon Becksfort, David Becksfort, James Becksfort; and in-laws, Mary Jane Becksfort, and Bernard Vander Zwaag. Betty is survived by her: Husband of 64 years, Jerry Westveld Children Jayne Prins of...
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Beverly Lynn Miller

May 29, 1944 - October 16, 2021

Beverly Lynn Miller, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan. Beverly was born in Bailey, MI and grew up on a farm with her two sisters. She attended Grant High School and then Muskegon Business College. She had a long career in customer service and retired from Trendway. She was a good teacher of life skills and created a...
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Lois Victoria King

July 10, 1924 - October 15, 2021

Lois Victoria King, age 97, of Holland, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at American House Nursing Home. View Memorial Service here: Lois was born and raised in Athens, West Virginia. After earning a BS in education, Lois worked as a kindergarten teacher at Keppen Elementary in Lincoln Park, MI from 1952...
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Carol Mason

August 3, 1942 - October 14, 2021

Carol Mason (nee Kreutner), age 79 of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a brief illness (unrelated to COVID). She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jack; her children Kevin (Agnieszka) and Andrea (Matthew) and grandchildren Lilia, Nicholas, Alexis, and Ian; her siblings: Don (Janet) Kreutner and Susan (Dirk) Mullenger. Carol was raised in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and...
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Adrienne Williams

June 15, 1953 - October 13, 2021

Adrienne Williams, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Adrienne was born to Wilson and Katherine Thomas on June 15, 1953, in Morgan Park, Illinois. She attended elementary school at Bates and John D. Shoop. She received her high school diploma from Covert High School in 1995. She loved playing spades (and cheating), dominoes, bid whist, and phase 10. She loved playing video...
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Larry Veen

August 15, 1950 - October 12, 2021

Larry A. Veen, age 71, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Larry was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church. He was a very loving grandfather who was there to support his grandchildren in any activity they did. Larry enjoyed participating in car shows with his wife in their 1962 Corvette. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; Jerald and Katie (Klein) Veen;...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Wolters

June 7, 1933 - October 10, 2021

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Eleanor "Ellie" Wolters, age 88, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine Wolters. Eleanor was a member of Calvary on 8th (RCA) and worked as a home healthcare aid for many years. She enjoyed working with both young and old. She is survived by her...
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Lupe K. Hernandez

July 12, 1964 - October 2, 2021

Lupe K. Hernandez, age 57, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Lupe was a loving husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing out on his boat, riding his motorcycle, and playing his guitar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Guadalupe (Enriquez) Hernandez; brothers: Sipriano Hernandez, Celestino (Barb) Hernandez, Juan Hernandez; and...
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Isabella Soto

April 15, 2016 - October 1, 2021

Isabella Soto, age 5, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 1, 2021. Click here to watch the recorded Funeral Service: Isabella was pure and sweet. She had the biggest smile, contagious laughter, and was a ball of energy. She was able to light up the room with who she was. She was dearly loved by her family,...
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Joyce Zwiers

July 18, 1926 - October 1, 2021

Joyce Zwiers, age 95, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 1, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, a daughter-in-law, Jody Zwiers, and three great grandchildren. Joyce was a member of Pillar Church and had been involved in Philathea Society, Ladies Aid Society, and Christian School Circle. She worked for Michigan Bell, Ruby's and Model Drug Store. ...
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Esther M. Scholten

May 23, 1933 - September 30, 2021

Esther M. Scholten, age 88, of Holland, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Freedom Village. Esther was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Aid, Bible Study and knitting and sewing groups, played the organ and piano, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was a Calvinette Leader. She worked at Family Fare for 30 years and also volunteered...
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David Tripp

May 21, 1948 - September 25, 2021

David Tripp, age 73, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Dave was a loving family man. He loved his wife and children and his love expanded even more when it came to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the gentle giant that always ended visits with a hug as big as him and a "I love you". He was a hard-working respected provider, and he will be deeply missed. He is...
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Alice Ellerbroek

May 22, 1930 - September 24, 2021

Alice Ellerbroek, age 91, of Holland, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, surrounded by family. To watch the funeral service and graveside service, click here: Alice was born on May 22, 1930, in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands, to Jan and Tryntje De Graaf. In 1947 she immigrated to the US with...
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Michael "Mike" Myrick

April 5, 1948 - September 21, 2021

Michael "Mike" Myrick, husband, dad, grandpa, captain of our boats, dog whisperer, and friend, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, with his family by his side. He was 73. Mike was the son of Robert and Sue Myrick and graduated from Holland High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, and parents-in-law, Julius and Angeline Lamberts. During Mike's early years he was...
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John A. Hoogstra

April 3, 1933 - September 17, 2021

John A. Hoogstra, age 88, of Holland, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at his home with family by his side. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He worked for many years at Holland Public Schools as a school psychologist and also worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice. He was a well-known organist in the community, playing for many churches and choirs...
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Wayne L. Reed

March 18, 1926 - September 16, 2021

Wayne Leonard Reed age 95, of Holland, passed away on September 16, 2021 at his home. He was born March 18, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to William and Anne (Lundy) Reed. Their family then moved to Holland. Wayne attended Hope College for four years and worked as a chemist in a Holland Pharmaceutical Company. He retired and pursued his hobbies of painting, gardening, bowling, and...
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Alice Jellema Genzink

October 25, 1939 - September 15, 2021

Alice Jellema Genzink, age 81, of Holland, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Alice was born in 1939 in Hardegaryp, Friesland, Netherlands to Joe and Cornelia Jellema. Along with her family, she immigrated to the United States in 1948. On December 20, 1996, she and Donald Genzink married and made their home in Holland, MI. She is survived by her husband of 24 years,...
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Mary Pippel

December 25, 1940 - September 14, 2021

Mary Pippel, age 80, loving wife, mother, grandmother and lifelong resident of Holland passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard; her children: Kimberly Meyer, Brenda Hatcher, and David (Renae) Pippel; and her grandchildren: Marshall Meyer, Pierce Meyer, Grant Hatcher, Mia Hatcher, Hudson Pippel, and...
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Dewey G. Westra

May 31, 1929 - September 13, 2021

Dewey Gordon Westra was born in East Friesland, WI, on May 31, 1929, and he went to glory on September 13, 2021. To view Dewey's funeral service, please visit: Dewey was the son of William and Susie (Schregardus) Westra. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois, (DeGroot) and his...
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Peter Poortenga , Jr.

July 17, 1945 - September 12, 2021

Peter Poortenga Jr., 76, of Hudsonville, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at his home. Pete was born July 17, 1945, in Lansing, Illinois, to Peter A. and Ann (Ipema) Poortenga. Pete was a truck driver throughout his working career. He was hard working and always willing to help his family. The most important things in Pete's life were his faith and his family. Pete married Jan...
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Linda Bouwman

September 9, 2021

Linda Bouwman, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Christ Memorial Church and had a strong faith, which she bestowed on her children. Linda volunteered often at Holland Hospital, was a great house decorator, journeyed to North Carolina regularly on buying...
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Helen Haveman

February 12, 1939 - September 6, 2021

Helen Haveman, 82, of Holland, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her family. Helen Haveman was born February 12, 1939, in Holland, MI, to Albert and Harriet Teerman, who both preceded her in death. She graduated from Holland Christian High School, and soon after happily married. She was a loving mother to five children, and many grandchildren and great...
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Kenneth Slager

August 30, 1956 - September 5, 2021

Kenneth J. Slager, age 65, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Ken was a devoted husband, loving father of 3 boys, and a lifelong follower of the Lord. A deeply compassionate man, he lived his faith every day helping others in need with home or car repairs and could fix just about everything. He loved to spend time with friends and family - camping up...
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Leona Sluis

February 26, 1932 - September 4, 2021

Leona Sluis, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 4, 2021. View Funeral Service: Facebook Link - Leona was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. Family always came first. She learned to play piano, organ, and guitar at an early age and continued throughout her entire...
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Paul H. Sterenberg

February 6, 1939 - September 3, 2021

Paul H. Sterenberg, age 82, of Holland, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1957 and Calvin College in 1961. He was a former partner with Langeland-Sterenberg and Yntema Funeral Homes and was a licensed funeral director for 58 years. He was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Paul was preceded in death by his in-laws, Adrian...
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Kip G. Kimberely

May 17, 1972 - August 31, 2021

Kip Gregory Kimberley, age 49, of Holland, MI, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 31 at home after lifelong challenges he valiantly confronted throughout his childhood and adulthood. As a Vietnamese war orphan, he was adopted at the age of 4 by Philip A. Kimberley and Jane G. Kimberley and lived in Holland MI, Vail CO and Centralia IL during his childhood. Kip attended Missouri Military...
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Aida Hughes

August 13, 1984 - August 30, 2021

Aida Hughes, age 37, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021. Aida loved with her whole heart and was a selfless, caring person, who remained that way till the day she had to let go and fall into the arms of JESUS. Spending time with her husband, the love of her life, and her two sons is what brought her great pleasure. Oh, and let's not forget her Mia! She loved her dog. If you know Aida, you...
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Ruth Rigterink

March 29, 1927 - August 30, 2021

Ruth Rigterink, age 94, of Hamilton, entered into her heavenly home on Monday, August 30, 2021. Ruth was a wonderful and loving mother who instilled a strong Christian faith in her children. She was a caring person but also a fierce competitor when it came time to play games. Ruth loved bowling and even has gold medals from the senior Olympics. She will be deeply missed by those who survive...
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Thelma Yonkman

April 15, 1937 - August 29, 2021

Thelma M. Yonkman, age 84, of Holland, died Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Yonkman; parents, Bert and Truda Grotenhuis; and her siblings. Thelma was self employed for many years as a curtain seamstress, and she enjoyed photography and knitting. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment will take place in...
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Linda Van Norden

May 4, 1951 - August 29, 2021

Linda Van Norden, age 70, passed from this life on August 29, 2021. To view Linda's memorial service, please visit: Linda was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). She was a loving and caring wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be...
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Carol Marie Sullivan

September 24, 1933 - August 28, 2021

Carol M. Sullivan, age 87, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Carol was a loving mom, grandma, and great grandma. She moved with her husband of 67 years, Patrick, from Chicago to their home on Goshorn Lake in 2007 when they retired. Patrick preceded her in death in July. Carol is survived by her: Sons Patrick (Debra) Sullivan of IL ...
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Lloyd Lubbers

September 12, 1950 - August 26, 2021

Lloyd Lubbers, age 70, passed away at Holland Hospital on August 26, 2021. Lloyd was the owner of Lubbers Plumbing. He loved to help friends and family and was generous with his time and expertise in the help and advice he provided. His family always came first in his life and will deeply miss him and his larger-than-life personality. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and...
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Rosemary Gutknecht

September 21, 1949 - August 26, 2021

Rosemary Gutknecht, age 71, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Rosemary is survived by her husband, Randall Gutknecht; son, Andy (Julie) Gutknecht; grandchildren: Jace and Brynn; siblings: Carole Lugten, Marla Van Dam, Judi (Jack) Veldeer; in-laws: Carla Sammons, Carole Miller, Walt (Deb) Gutknecht, Dan Gutknecht, Pam Evans, Tim Gutknecht, Tom (Sally) Gutknecht, Don (Sarah...
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Karen K. Versendaal

August 6, 1940 - August 21, 2021

Karen K. Versendaal age 81, of Holland, ran into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 21, 2021 following many years of pain. She was born in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Chris and Greta DeBoer. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and dear friend Dr. Dick Versendaal, and her sons, Mark, Dean, and Bryan. Karen was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. She was a...
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Irene Van Zanten

June 5, 1923 - August 20, 2021

Irene Van Zanten, age 98, of Holland, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 and entered heaven's gate with her family at her side. Irene grew up in Zeeland and attended New Groningen Schools. During WWII she worked at Faftner Bearing Company while her fiancé and future husband, John Van Zanten, served in the army in Italy. They married after the war and raised three children. Irene loved life...
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Joshua D. Watkin

February 5, 1971 - August 16, 2021

Joshua David Watkin, certified arborist and owner of Watkin Tree Pro in Holland, MI, passed away while on the job on Monday afternoon, August 16th, 2021. Joshua was 50 years old and is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Amy, and their six children, Joshua and his wife Tiffany, Anna, Alexa, Micah, Elizabeth, and Isaac, as well as two grandchildren, Llewyn and Elijah and several nieces and...
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Raymond McManus

August 1, 1938 - August 15, 2021

Andrew Raymond McManus, age 83, of Holland, Mich passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 15th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen and children, Andrew, Anne, Helene (Jay Qualman) and grandchildren Jack, Katherine and Will. Ray was born August 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Penn to Andrew and Helen (Weidner) McManus. He was preceded in death by his son...
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Halon Hornbugor

March 17, 1960 - August 9, 2021

Halon Hornbugor, age 61, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Video Recording of the Committal Service - Click Here: Halon was an all around unique good guy who helped his family and friends. He was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, and many people and he was loving to all. He will be missed. He is preceded in...
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Marjorie Pursifull

December 19, 1930 - August 9, 2021

Marjorie (Dykstra) Pursifull, age 90, died peacefully in the late evening at her home in Holland on Monday, August 9, 2021. Marge was deeply kind, quick to laugh, fiercely independent, and a great listener. She loved her children and her grandchildren, enjoyed her life in various homes in Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, Denver, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Holland, and loved her beach life on...
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Alfredo Mandigma

October 23, 1942 - August 9, 2021

Alfredo Mandigma, age 78, of Holland, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Alfredo was born and raised in Manilla, Philippines and came to the United States with his family in 1999. The Mandigma family settled in Holland and Alfredo worked at Boars Head and Heinz for many years. He retired early due to health concerns and struggled with cancer for less than a year. Alfredo is survived by...
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Mary Bouwman

February 18, 1925 - August 8, 2021

Mary Jean Bouwman, age 96, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Appledorn Living Center with family by her side. Mary, formerly a member of Prospect Park CRC, was currently a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She worked as an RN at Holland Hospital and owned and operated Hardie Jewelry for many years with her husband. Mary was preceded in death by her...
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Robert J. De Nooyer

January 29, 1924 - August 7, 2021

Robert John De Nooyer has completed the race his God and Father had ordained for him. His earthly time was 97 years. He crossed the finish line on Saturday, August 7, 2021. His earthly race began in Kalamazoo on January 29, 1924. Highlights of Robert's life include his enlistment in the U.S. Marines, serving our country from January 2, 1943 – December 7, 1945. He married Anita Ruth...
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Orley W. Van Dyke

December 30, 1924 - August 6, 2021

Orley W. Van Dyke age 96, left this world on Friday, August 6, 2021 and joined his Savior Jesus in heaven He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and James Waybright. Orley is survived by his sons, David Van Dyke and Philip Van Dyke; 7 Grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Van Langevelde, Lavina Fischer, Paul (Jan) Van Dyke; Jo Ann ...
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Rodney Brower

May 31, 1954 - August 6, 2021

Rodney Brower, 67, of Holland, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home. Rodney was born in Holland on May 31, 1954, to Don and Marilyn Brower. Rod grew up in Overisel and graduated from Holland High School in 1972. After college at Lake Superior State he married Sherrie Vander Kamp on April 7, 1978. Rod and Sherrie raised their three children in Holland and were members of...
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Muriel Buurma

October 16, 1930 - August 6, 2021

Muriel Buurma, age 90, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Muriel was born in Holland, MI, to John and Minnie Hulst, a graduate of Holland Christian High School in 1948, went to Calvin College and met the love of her life, Hilbrand Buurma. They were married and together had three children. He passed away in 1967 and she raised their children by herself. She was a devoted and loving mother....
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Leona Houting

August 9, 1927 - August 4, 2021

Leona Houting, or Onie, as she was known to her family, died Wednesday, August 4, at home with her husband of 70 years, Vern, at her side. Born August 9, 1927, in the family home on 5th Street in Holland, Leona was the youngest of the eight children of William and Abbie Pathuis. Born when her parents were already well along in years (her mother was 45 and her father 47), Onie was adored by her...
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David J. Sternberg

January 1, 1952 - August 2, 2021

David Jon Sternberg, age 69, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2, 2021. Video Recording of the Memorial Service. Click here: 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...
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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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Alexander Campos

November 20, 1993 - August 1, 2021

Alexander C. Yancy Campos, age 27, of Saugatuck, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Alex loved to read and could spend hours wandering through a bookstore. He loved pets and animals very much and would often spend time caring for them. Beyond all, Alex was a selfless older brother, son, and grandchild. His family and friends will miss him terribly. Alex is survived by his mother,...
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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: 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: 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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