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Our Obituaries

Kathleen Halm

November 18, 1944 - January 19, 2018

Kathleen Halm, age 73, died Friday, January 19, 2018. She was currently residing in Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Center in Grand Rapids for various health issues. Kathy was born on November 18, 1943 in Holland, MI to Arnold and Edith Lappenga. She graduated from Holland Christian and during her early life was a member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. While living in Grand Rapids...
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Mark Eskridge

November 15, 1958 - January 18, 2018

Mark Alan Eskridge, age 59, resident of Grand Haven, passed away on January 18, 2018. Mark was born and raised in Garden City, MI. He was the most loving and caring towards everyone. Mark was the guy that was there, no matter what. He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Ruby Eskridge, and his brother-in-law, David Pierson. He is survived by his wife of almost 19 years, Brenda...
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Fani Mazzolini

August 28, 1928 - January 18, 2018

Fani Mazzolini, age 89 ½ went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2018. Little did I know that God would call your name. In life, we loved you, or sunshine in death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. Part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us happy memories. Your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always on...
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Shelley Jo Mast

September 11, 1955 - January 18, 2018

Shelley Jo Mast age 62, of Holland, died peacefully Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Holland Hospital. She was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church and graduated from Holland Christian High School. Shelley worked for many years for Shoreline Orthopedics and retired from Partners in Healthcare Reimbursement, which she co-owned. Shelley is survived by her parents, Ken and Joyce Mast of...
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Bernice M Jones

February 15, 1921 - January 18, 2018

Bernice M. Jones, age 96, of Holland, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Bernice was rich in family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a dedicated homemaker with a gift for simple hospitality, always able to stretch what was on hand to welcome anyone. She was born in Chicago in 1921 and moved to Escanaba, MI with her parents and brothers in 1928. ...
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Douglas Kossen

September 3, 1955 - January 15, 2018

Douglas Kossen, age 62 of Holland, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Christina; his children and grandchildren: Eric and Whitney Roberts (Brody and Brooklyn), Alicia and Ryan Farrell, Anthony and Ashley Roberts (Alexander); his father John Kossen; his brother Rick and Deb Kossen and their children and grandchildren: Tracey and Nick Holbrook, Missy...
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Ann Walker

September 29, 1939 - January 15, 2018

Ann Walker, age 78, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was a caring and loving mother. She was known for her kind and gentle heart and loved and respected by her family and friends. She held various retail jobs throughout her life including J.C.Penney, Younkers, and retired from T.J.Maxx. Her co-workers and customers missed her after retirement. She had a...
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Jeanne E Otting

December 4, 1929 - January 14, 2018

Jeanne Evelyn Meyer Otting, age 88, of Holland, MI stepped out of her earthly body into the arms of her Savior on Sunday January 14, 2018 surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born in Berwyn, Illinois to Klaus (Nick) and Martha Meyer. She graduated from Timothy Christian School in Cicero, Illinois which was founded as a school for the children of Dutch immigrants in the area. After relocating...
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Dolores R. Merten

February 11, 1928 - January 14, 2018

Dolores (nee Wentzek) Merten, 89, passed away on Sunday, January 14th in Holland, Michigan. Dolores was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on February 11, 1928 to the late Wilhelm and Amanda (Graumann) Wentzek. Her parents moved to Germany when she was an infant and she grew up in Northern Germany. In her late teens, Dolores moved back to the US and lived with relatives in Michigan and Wisconsin. ...
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Ella T. Windemuller

October 6, 1919 - January 13, 2018

Ella T. Windemuller age 98, of Holland, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1996 and her siblings and spouses, Rich and Rose Elgersma, John and Margaret "Mike" Elgersma, Flip and Sally Elgersma, Harold and Ruth Stull and Arend and Sylvia Elgersma. Ella was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She is...
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Mildred Mans

November 30, 1919 - January 13, 2018

Mildred Mans, age 98, of Holland, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Providence Health and Rehabilitation in Zeeland. Mildred was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church and a Bible Study Fellowship instructor for many years. She was an accomplished seamstress and was also involved in the family fertilizer business. Mildred was preceded in death by...
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Bryce Thomas

October 7, 1998 - January 12, 2018

Bryce Thomas, age 19, of Holland passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018. Bryce was a loving and beloved son, brother, friend and teammate. Bryce graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2017, where he played baseball and dreamed of making it to the big leagues. Bryce is survived by his parents: Leslie and Tom Martin, and Stephen Thomas; siblings: Drew and Abby Martin, Dusty and...
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Ronald L DeJonge

January 4, 1941 - January 9, 2018

Ronald Lee DeJonge, age 77, died peacefully Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his home in New Richmond. Born in Holland, Michigan he attended Holland Public Schools and later attended Kendall School of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After serving in the Michigan National Guard, he worked at Lear Siegler Furnace as a graphic designer. Later he worked as a self-employed builder...
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Robert "Bob" Evans

March 5, 1953 - January 6, 2018

Robert Evans, age 64, passed away on January 6, 2018. Robert "Bob" was born in Chicago, IL on March 5, 1953 to his parents Rene and Zenora (Prowell) Evans. "Bob" as everyone called him, was the fifth of sixteen children. Raised and educated in Chicago, he attended John M. Smith Elementary School and graduated from Westinghouse High School. After high school, he began his career working for...
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Helen J. Timmerman

July 16, 1932 - January 5, 2018

The Lord took Helen J. Timmerman to Himself on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her son, Philip Timmerman as well as her parents and father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Timmerman. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born in Zutphen to Dick and Gertie Vander Kolk. She was a member of Zion Chapel. She...
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Mary Catherine "Cathy" Benedict

July 24, 1926 - January 2, 2018

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Benedict died January 2, 2018. Cathy was born on July 24, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to Maude and Edgar Gustafson. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1948. On August 7, 1950 she and John David Benedict were married. They raised their family in Birmingham and Troy, Michigan. In the 1960s she began a career in computer programming and systems design. With her...
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Jose Luis Bobadilla

July 22, 1965 - December 31, 2017

Jose Luis Bobadilla age 52, of Holland, died Sunday, December 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Minely (Renteria) Bobadilla; children, Lizbeth Bobadilla, Samuel Bobadilla, Yazmin Bobadilla, Luis Bobadilla, Yanet Bobadilla, Joevany Bobadilla; grandchildren, Juliana Cisneros, Aidan Cisneros; brother, Jose N. Bobadilla; sister, Maria E. Bobadilla; mother, Maria L. Bobadilla; Father and mother...
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Susan G. Sisson-Gardner

May 3, 1940 - December 27, 2017

Susan G. Sisson-Gardner age 77, of Holland, passed away at her home with her family by her side, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Za'Kiyah, and sisters, Carolyn, Patsy and Dorothy. Susan worked for many different businesses in the Holland and Fennville areas, most recently for Arby's and the Ivy Inn in Saugatuck. She is survived by...
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Sara Neevel

September 4, 1962 - December 26, 2017

Sara Neevel, 55, of Zeeland passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 after a six-month battle with cancer. Born September 4, 1962 in Morrison, IL to Phil and Alice (Maisie) Renkes, Sara was a graduate of Hope College, where she met her husband, Ken. After working at Haworth, Inc. for 20 years, Sara became a Manuscript Developer for MacMillan Publishing, working primarily with Dr. David Myers on his...
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Beatrice Klein

May 6, 1928 - December 23, 2017

Beatrice ("Bea") Mae Klein (Michmerhuizen) 89 years old. On December 23, 2017, Bea joined her husband, Gerald, in heaven. They were married 39 years until he passed away in 1987, at the age of 60. Together they had 5 children: Ken (Nancy) Klein, Linda (Earl) Smit, Larry (Linda) Klein, Susan Klein, Mark (Judy) Klein. Bea graduated from Holland Christian High School and continued to...
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Angeline M. Vander Vliet

September 16, 1917 - December 23, 2017

Angeline Marie Vander Vliet, 100 years old, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at her home. Angeline was born September 16, 1917, in Holland, Michigan, to Charles and Hattie (Peerbolt) Vander Schaaf. She was the oldest of four children and she walked to Holland Public Schools from the north side of Lake Macatawa. Angeline graduated from Holland High School and later...
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Arlene Ligtvoet

November 3, 1926 - December 22, 2017

Arlene Ligtvoet, age 91, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Arlene was born in Holland, MI on November 3, 1926 and was a graduate of Hope College. Early in life she was a teacher until she and her husband John started their family. She was a wonderful mother and faithful wife. In retirement, they relocated to the Grand Rapids area. She enjoyed playing board games and cards. She will be...
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Rene L. Garza

September 21, 1976 - December 22, 2017

Rene L. Garza age 41, of Holland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Holland Hospital. He was a member of Kingdom Living Word as well as Ebenezer Assemblies of God, where he and Anita served as worship leaders. Rene loved the Lord and had unconditional love for people. He was known for his big heart and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Anita;...
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Jo Ann "Jodie" Steggerda

October 23, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Jo Ann "Jodie" Steggerda, age 84, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. She is survived by her children: Reverend Daniel Scott Barnum-Steggerda and his wife Reverend Lucinda Barnum-Steggerda, her daughter Marian "Molly" Steggerda; her two grandsons: Evan Barnum-Steggerda and Joel Barnum-Steggerda; her siblings: Susan Galt, John and Carol Davidson, Kenneth and Mary Davidson; her sister-in-law...
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Geoffrey D Legg

April 12, 1972 - December 15, 2017

Geoffrey D. Legg, age 45, of Holland, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home, ending a courageous battle with cancer. Geoff worked at Holland Public Schools in many different positions; technology was his favorite. He loved the outdoors and biking and especially enjoyed being involved in his children's sports. Geoff is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen Children Natalie ...
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Cornelius "Conn" Witt

July 3, 1933 - December 14, 2017

Cornelius "Conn" Witt, age 84, of Holland, entered into his heavenly home on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Conn grew up in the Holland area, and served in the Army during the Korean War. After graduating from Calvin College, he moved to Ripon, CA. He taught English at Ripon Christian High School, Chicago Christian High and Manteca Unified. Conn returned to Holland in 2013. He enjoyed singing...
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Marian Scholten

March 10, 1921 - December 14, 2017

Marian J. Scholten, age 96 of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 14, 2017. She is survived by her children: Gary and Lori Scholten, Tom and Lori Scholten and Carolyn and Dan Shappee; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren: Brent and Julie Scholten (Kinsley and Kasen), Chad Scholten, Aaron Scholten, Thomas "TJ" and Jerrica Scholten, Kayla and Matt Koeman,...
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Thomas J. De Vries

December 3, 1938 - December 7, 2017

Thomas J. De Vries, age 79, of Holland, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. Tom passed away surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter De Vries and Bill De Vries; and in-laws Marilyn De Vries and Howard & Dorothy Pieper. Tom was self-employed owner operator of Ottawa Brush and Chemical. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church. Tom was also a long time...
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Joanne Van Baren

December 4, 2017

Joanne (De Vries) Van Baren, of Jenison, MI, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. To make a long story short… Joanne was born in 1936, in Visalia, CA, to Thomas and Agnes (Broersma) De Vries. She graduated from Valley Christian High School, and attended Calvin College where she met Gilbert F. Van Baren. In 1958 they married, and they raised their family...
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Christian W. Campos

January 9, 1997 - December 2, 2017

Christian W. Campos, age 20, of Saugatuck, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Christian grew up in Grandville and attended Grandville Public Schools. He most recently moved to Saugatuck and worked for the Shell gas station in Saugatuck, and for his grandparents at Panterra Luxury Coach in Holland. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends, kids and...
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Peter Terpsma

February 14, 1927 - December 2, 2017

Peter Terpsma, age 90, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 2, 2017. Born in Holland, he attended Holland High School and served in the US Navy during WWII. Peter was a long time, faithful member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and previously served as a deacon and elder. Peter was employed by Oven Fresh Bakery as a driver salesman. Peter was a man of deep faith...
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Delia Jonker

November 6, 1921 - November 28, 2017

Delia (Roels) Jonker, 96 of Holland passed away peacefully, November 28, 2017 at Appledorn Living Center. Delia was a kind, caring and loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Delia was predeceased by her parents, John and Bertha Roels and her in-laws Rev. Peter and Minnie Jonker. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Jason and Paul Roels, Jason's wife Julia, and in-laws...
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Henry Kruithoff

October 24, 1924 - November 26, 2017

Henry Kruithoff, age 93, of Holland, peacefully passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 and is now with his Lord and Savior. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and wanted nothing more in the past eight months than to be with his Lord and his wife who passed away in April after 70 years of marriage. Henry served in the United States Army as an...
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Braxton Willis

March 3, 2016 - November 24, 2017

Braxton Willis, age 20 months, of Holland passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Our hearts were broken on November 24, 2017 when our beautiful baby boy Braxton Avery Willis gained his angel wings surrounded by family and friends in the arms of his mother. Braxton has touched the lives of many in his short yet memorable time here on earth. Braxton came into our lives on March 3rd, 2016 a...
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Marion Nelson

March 13, 1932 - November 23, 2017

Marion Nelson, age 85, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Marion lived a life of quiet steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. After her husband was taken from her in 1985 she moved to Holland and begin working in the payroll department at Haworth. She loved to travel, enjoyed cross stitch, tending after her dog, and time with family and friends. She was actively involved in Widowed Persons...
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Geneva Lubbers

August 21, 1926 - November 23, 2017

Geneva Lubbers, age 91, of Hamilton, passed away Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Wings of Hope Hospice, Allegan. Born in 1926, to William and Hannah Haverdink, she was the youngest and last surviving of 10 children. She was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church where she corresponded with inmates through Crossroads bible Institute. She co-owned and was the...
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Jonathan Berry

September 30, 1970 - November 21, 2017

Jonathan Berry, age 47 of Holland, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. He is survived by his children: Cyrus and Cassandra; his parents James and Nancy Berry; his siblings: James "Scott" Berry, David and Terri Berry and Jennifer Berry and Jason Malayter and several nieces and nephews. Jonathan graduated from Holland High School in 1988 and had worked at JR Automation as a machine...
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Robert "Bob" Farrell

June 16, 1954 - November 19, 2017

Robert "Bob" Farrell, age 63, of Holland unexpectedly passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. Bob was a 1972 graduate of Holland High School and a member of both the Sons of the American Legion Post 6 and the Holland Elks. He was employed as a Technical Liaison Officer at Thermotron in Holland, where he worked for 40 years. Bob is survived by his sister, Charlene Beckman and...
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Patricia "Patti" Sue Vander Zwaag

October 18, 1955 - November 19, 2017

Patricia Sue (Patti) Vander Zwaag, age 62, of Holland, passed peacefully into eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Patti was born October 18, 1955 to Jacob and Gladys (Andringa) Gras; she attended Zeeland Christian School and graduated from Holland Christian High School. She worked at Zeeland Hospital and Herman Miller before taking a position at...
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Bernice J. Cook

January 17, 1927 - November 19, 2017

Bernice Cook age 90, of Holland, met her Savior face to face on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, son, Paul, grandsons, Bryan Cook and Kevin Cook, and great grandchildren, Allison DeRidder and Alex Nava, and brothers, Bob Altena, Ed Altena, and Jeff Altena. Bernice was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her...
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Donald Brower

March 31, 1928 - November 19, 2017

Donald Jay Brower, age 89 of Holland, passed away November 19, 2017. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and is now wearing his crown of righteousness. Donald was a man of few words who served in the Army during the Korean War. After returning home, Donald married his wife Marilyn. He worked for more than thirty years in shipping and receiving at General Electric. Donald looked...
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Jeffrie Myrick

May 21, 1958 - November 18, 2017

Jeffrie Myrick, age 59 of Holland passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Suzy Bush-Myrick; his sister Dolly and Jay Kloosterman of Zeeland; brothers-in-law Bob Rigterink of Zeeland, Charlie Bush, Max (Lynette) Bush of Holland, Jim Bush of Rockford, Tedd (Sue) Bush of Hamilton and their beloved friend Ken Everitt. He was preceded in death by his...
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Paul Slenk

November 7, 2017

Paul J. Slenk, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Paul was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was employed by Bell Telephone and retired from Southwestern Bell Corporation after 41 years. He was a faithful member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, an avid boater, and loved fishing. He was dearly loved. He is preceded in death by his wife, Amy; son,...
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Aileen M. Mullen

November 30, 1931 - November 4, 2017

Aileen Marie Mullen, 85, of Royal Park Atrium in Zeeland, passed away on November 4, 2017. Aileen was born in South Haven, Michigan, to Harold "Bus" and Elna (Jorgensen) Mort. She graduated from Hopkins High School in 1950, and did Allegan County Normal Teacher training in 1951. Aileen met Willis Mullen and they married May 23, 1953, at Hopkins Methodist Church. They raised their two sons...
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Robert Lee Goding

November 16, 1935 - November 2, 2017

Robert Lee Goding, age 81, of Holland, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home. Bob was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, the VFW, American Legion, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and life member of the Elks. In his younger years, he was a Little League Coach and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He loved putting together plastic models, hunting and...
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Marcia H Weener

December 22, 1924 - November 2, 2017

Marcia Henrietta Weener of Holland passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, November 2, 2017, at the American House of Holland. Marcia's death was preceded by the death of her husband Earl in 2009. She was born December 22nd, 1924, in Paris, Michigan to Nicholas Bouman and Marie Barton. Marcia graduated from Holland Christian High School and married Earl Weener in 1944 and went on to have...
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Lindsay Chandler

December 7, 1992 - November 2, 2017

Lindsay Chandler, 24, of Holland, died unexpectedly on November 2, 2017, in Grand Rapids. Lindsay was born December 7, 1992, in Grand Rapids. She attended Black River Public School and graduated with honors from Holland High in 2011. Lindsay served honorably in the U.S. Army from 2012-2014. She loved art, dogs, music, the outdoors, native American culture, hockey, and her country. As a...
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Loren Boerman

March 5, 1945 - October 31, 2017

Loren Boerman, 72, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Loren was born March 5, 1945, in Bentheim to William and Mabel (Scholten) Boerman. He attended Zeeland High School. Loren started his working career when he was 16 and also served as an Army reservist. Loren was a farmer at heart, and was always growing crops and raising animals throughout his life. Loren spent most of...
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Konrad Marcus

April 22, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Konrad Hugh Marcus age 87 of Holland (formerly of Hilton Head, SC), was received into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, October 30, 2017. Konrad was a graduate of Holland Christian High School and Calvin College. He was a private pilot and an inventor. He spent his career at Donnelly Mirrors, Prince Corporation, and Marcus Automotive. He held numerous patents, including the double...
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Susan VanDyke

January 26, 1955 - October 30, 2017

Susan Georgiana Sligh VanDyke, 62, passed away on Monday, October 30th, 2017, surrounded by friends and family, after a long illness. She was a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and daughter. Susan was preceded in death by her daughter Emily VanDyke in 2004, and her mother Lyn Sligh. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jim, son Ian, and daughter-in-law Grace. As well as her father Charles Sligh...
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Gerald "Pete" Beyer

March 11, 1937 - October 28, 2017

Gerald "Pete" Beyer age 80, of Holland, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 28, 2017 following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joan Beyer, and siblings, Bernie Beyer, Louis, Beyer, Hip Beyer, and Margie Eberline. He was a member of Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church and owned and operated Superior Tile and Carpet...
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Merry Holthof

February 25, 1948 - October 27, 2017

Merry Holthof, 69, of Holland, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Friday, October 27, 2017. Merry was born February 25, 1948, in Holland, Michigan, to Benjamin and Merilyn (Sulkers) Westerhof. She graduated from West Ottawa High School and then went on to earn her degree in nursing. Merry served as the director of nursing at several local nursing facilities. Merry taught...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Ribbens

February 22, 1924 - October 27, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" (Hoving) Ribbens went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 27, 2017. Dorothy spent her 93 years serving God, her family and her church family. Dorothy grew up in Cicero, IL and married Elmer Ribbens in 1950. She was preceded in death by husband, Elmer; daughter, Virginia Hines; son-in-law, Gregory Bocks. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her...
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Lillian Slenk

June 14, 1928 - October 24, 2017

Lillian Slenk, age 89, of Holland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was a beautiful, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Lillian graduated from Holland Christian and was a charter member of Providence CRC. She was a floral designer for many years. She loved to swim, walk, was an incredible cook, and creative gal. She treasured...
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Alberta Molner

October 23, 1927 - October 21, 2017

Alberta Molner, age 89, of Holland, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Alberta's marriage with her beloved husband Albert was a beautiful love story that began when they met on the dance floor post-WWII. She was a cherished wife and mother of eleven children with two sets of twins born twenty-two months apart. Alberta was known for her strong faith, beauty and...
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Peter Ludema

April 12, 1921 - October 21, 2017

Peter Ludema, 96, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Pete was born April 12, 1921 in Hudsonville, to Cornelius and Alice Ludema. They raised their family in Hudsonville, then moved to Holland where they were members of Park Church. Pete was preceded in death by his wife Irene, his grandson Kevin Meyer, and his grandson-in-law Eddie Davis. Pete is survived by his...
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Dorothy "Dot" Dyk

February 18, 1923 - October 20, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" Dyk, age 94, passed away on October 20, 2017. Dot faithfully loved her Lord and Savior, was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and actively participated in the Senior Encore Class. She worked for 30 years for Old Kent Bank. Her life was filled with love for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many, many precious friends. She is preceded in death by her...
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Harriet J Meiste

September 15, 1927 - October 18, 2017

Harriet Meiste, age 90, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Lakeside Vista and Villas in Holland. Harriet was a charter member of Hamilton Christian Reformed Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and served as a Calvinette Leader. She also volunteered for CRWRC/World Renew. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Harlan Meiste, on May 16,...
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Dan A. Koeman

August 3, 1945 - October 17, 2017

Dan Arthur Koeman, 72, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, October 17, at Holland Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Born in Holland to Don and Julia Koeman, he attended Holland Christian High School, Reformed Bible College,...
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Julianna G. Ryzenga

February 14, 1921 - October 9, 2017

Julianna G. Ryzenga age 96, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 9, 2017. She the daughter of Edward and Johanna Ryzenga, and was a life-long member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Julianna helped work the family farm until it was sold and then she and her sister, Gladys, cleaned houses for many years She is survived by several cousins and...
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Gordon L. Laninga

May 29, 1935 - October 8, 2017

Gordon Lee Laninga, formerly of Newaygo and Grand Rapids, passed away October 8, 2017 at Appledorn Living Center of Holland. He was 82. Born May 29, 1935 in Grand Rapids to Jerry and Dorothy (Heyboer) Laninga, he attended Lee High School in Wyoming and began a career as a truck driver, which he fully enjoyed for 42 years. An avid University of Michigan fan, he also loved golf, photography,...
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Florence Molewyk

January 31, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Florence Molewyk, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 to be in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Florence was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a founding member of Real Life Fellowship Church and she was employed as a nurse's aide and housekeeping supervisor at Luther Home for 25 years. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford VanDenBerg and...
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John Scheibach

October 11, 1957 - October 6, 2017

John Scheibach, age 59 of Holland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. He is survived by his brothers: Larry and Betty Scheibach and Ron and Lucy Scheibach; his nephew Eric Scheibach and his former wife Judy Scheibach. John graduated from West Ottawa High School. He was the director of Buildings and Grounds at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, where he worked for 30 years, and...
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Sathien Sabandith

August 7, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Sathien Sabandith age 71, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, October 13, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
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Marianne DeKorn

August 15, 1927 - October 2, 2017

Marianne was born August 15, 1927 in Grand Rapids, MI to Nick and Jennie (Zwartenkot) Haadsma. She went home to her Lord on Oct 2, 2017 in Holland, Michigan, aged 90, peacefully in her sleep. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Harriett (Bob) Glupker; brother and sister-in-law Bob (Irmalee) Haadsma and nephew Bill Sherry. She is survived by her husband...
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Chad Bengtson

April 1, 1976 - October 2, 2017

Chad Bengtson, age 41 of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 2, 2017. He is survived by his parents Charlie and Marilyn Bengtson; his sisters: Debra Baker and Stacy Lounsbury; his nieces and nephews: Dakota, Jenna and Dylan Baker and Evan and Kristen Lounsbury; his uncles and aunts: Paul Bengtson, Mary Bengtson, Roger and June Bengtson and several cousins. Chad graduated from...
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John David "Dave" Benedict

December 24, 1922 - September 29, 2017

John David Benedict, "Dave", of Holland MI, died Sept. 29, 2017. He was born on Christmas Eve, 1922 in Indianapolis, IN to Howard and Ruth Benedict. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Cathy; his children, Steven, Ruth (Jonas Taub), Paul (Susan) and Alan; grandchildren, Emily and Aaron Taub, Elizabeth and Rebecca Benedict. He served in WWII from 1942 – 1946 with radio communication...
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Bertha Hulst

July 23, 1920 - September 29, 2017

Bertha Hulst, age 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, September 29, 2017. Bertha was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, participated in the Ladies Aid Society, Sunday evening Bible study, and Ladies Sewing Guild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Hulst. She is survived by her children; Beth Ritsema, Belva & Michael Slenk, Brenda & Doug...
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Jay Meiste

May 29, 1947 - September 27, 2017

Jay Meiste, age 70, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Meijer Heart Center of Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Jay was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a 1965 graduate of Holland Christian High School and, following his military service, worked as a mason in the Holland area for over 40...
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Heather Nutting

October 19, 1983 - September 26, 2017

Heather Nutting, age 34, of Appleton, WI, and formerly of Ludington, MI and Holland, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Appleton. Heather was preceded in death by her mother, Nadene Fetsko; and grandparents, Daryl and Betty Nutting, Sr., Joseph and Evelyn Fetsko, Kenneth and Marcia Mokma. Heather is survived by her: Parents Mike and Kathy Nutting of Holland,...
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Shanda Botsis

July 23, 1975 - September 21, 2017

Shanda Botsis, age 42, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017 surrounded by her family being showered with love. Shanda loved her family and in the toughest of times she really stepped up and was there for each of them. Shanda loved nature and enjoyed animals. She had a contagious laugh and an outstanding sense of humor. She stuck up for the underdog, accepted people for who...
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Benjamin "Ben" Caldwell

August 10, 1989 - September 20, 2017

Benjamin D. Caldwell, age 28, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Ben was a passionate young man who loved with his whole heart. He had a big smile and a strong hug and a heart that was filled with boundless grace. He loved the outdoors and adventure. He felt closest to God in the midst of His beautiful creation: the waves meeting the shore, being in the midst of a forest, watching...
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Sokvary Chiv Fort

June 1, 1962 - September 18, 2017

Sokvary Chiv Fort June 1, 1962 - September 18, 2017 Sokvary passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 18, 2017. She was a naturalized American citizen that came as a Refugee from Cambodia having gone through the "Killing Fields" of Cambodia in the 70's. Her story "Out of Dragon's mouth" can be read at www.missionindependentbaptistchurchchicago.com. Sokvary settled in Chicago in 1980...
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Nathan Jon Marcus

June 16, 1994 - September 17, 2017

Nathan Jon Marcus, age 23 of Holland, was unexpectedly taken into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Nate was a passionate young man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed time on or around the water and hours spent working on the "Car Bar". His love for life was surpassed only by his love for his extended family and close friends. Nate was caring and...
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Roy P. Welton

October 28, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Roy Phillips Welton age 69 of Holland Michigan passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 15th and will be missed by his loving wife, large extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Welton and is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Cindi Welton. He was an inspirational father to daughter Courtney Welton, son Adam Magoon ( Kim ), and step daughters Darcy...
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Lavon Visscher

April 13, 1936 - September 14, 2017

Lavon Visscher, age 81, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Lavon and Pastor Ed ministered in several churches over the years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edwin; children, Vickie Olson of Gallup, NM, Raymond and Shari Visscher of Holland, Claudia Molner of Holland; 4...
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Patricia "Patty" Hill

March 17, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Patricia "Patty" (Hubley) Hill, 70, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. She was born on St. Patrick's Day and continued to love the holiday throughout her life, especially Holland's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. She was a longtime Holland resident who loved being at the beach and on the water. Patty enjoyed traveling, spoke fluent French and adored being Grammy to her four...
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Atanacia Avellaneda

August 14, 1941 - September 5, 2017

Atanacia Avellaneda, 76, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Atanacia was born August 14, 1941, in Michoacan, Mexico. Her parents were Lonjino and Victoria Avellaneda. She raised four children and they moved to West Michigan in the 1970's. She is survived by her children: Jovita and Francisco Garcia, Rodrigo and Cindy Jaimes, Jose Reynoso and Alma Villanueva, David...
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Bonnie Rietman

January 3, 1949 - September 5, 2017

Bonnie Rietman, age 68 of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Golden Orchards in Fennville. Bonnie retired after 25 years as a custodian at Hope College. Bonnie is survived by her children: Tim Rietman, Tammy (Andrew) Middleton, Dennis (Stacey) Rietman, Darin (Laura) Rietman; 13 grandchildren; brother: Larry (Arlene) Nienhuis; sisters: Sharon (Phillip) Lemmen, Merry (Russ)...
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Gladys Essenburg

December 22, 1933 - September 3, 2017

Gladys Essenburg (Kotman), age 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was a member of the Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. Gladys is survived by her husband of 57 years, Milton; her daughter and son-in-law, Sheri & Rev. Mark Bennink; her granddaughter, Laura Bennink; and her grandson, Matthew Bennink. Other relatives are her brother, Robert (and...
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Donald W. Boeve

August 19, 1934 - September 2, 2017

Donald W. Boeve age 83, of Holland, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. He was the son of Lester and Alyda Boeve, and was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold. He was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and was a veteran of the Army, serving in the post Korea era. He was a self-employed barber for many years and retired from the Physical Plant...
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Donald R. Dokter

February 15, 1932 - August 30, 2017

Donald Ray Dokter, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Cornelia Helene Dokter, his daughter Sheri Fris, his son Michael Dokter and wife Christina, his daughter Kris Ward and husband Jim, his son Kelly Dokter and wife Nancy. Grandchildren: Dan (Tamra) Fris, Jenell (Scott) Buday, David (Heidi) Dokter, Daniel Dokter,...
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Mathilda Jacobs

March 4, 1917 - August 29, 2017

Mathilda Jacobs (Plantinga) went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Mathilda was born on March 4, 1917 in Sheldon, Iowa to Andrew and Tillie Plantinga. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to Holland, Michigan. A member of Drenthe CRC, she is survived by her daughter, Jackie Meppelink of Guadalajara, Mexico; and two sons, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs (Ola)...
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Alvin "Al" Heerspink

July 21, 1932 - August 28, 2017

Alvin "Al" Heerspink, age 85, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Al served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was a master wood craftsman his entire life. He was employed for 32 years as a supervisor for General Electric and was a member of Christ Memorial Church. Al is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marjorie; children, Susan & Gary Adams (Florida), Dirk &...
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William M. Patterson

June 6, 1929 - August 18, 2017

William M. Patterson, 88, of Holland, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. Bill was born in Warsaw, Indiana, on June 6, 1929, to William and Della Patterson. Bill graduated from Warsaw High School with 8 athletic letters and was a two-time Indiana high school all-state basketball player. He had the opportunity to play basketball at Purdue University and practiced with the Fort Wayne...
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Robert Goff

April 15, 1921 - August 17, 2017

Robert R. Goff, age 96, longtime resident of Wheaton, IL, Muncie, IN and Bloomington, IL, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. He is survived by his daughters: Susan (Steve) Minihan and Barbara (Brad) Bright; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Greg Minihan, Carrie (Matt) Girman (Anna, Katie and Michael), Allyson Bright; nephew Mark (Pat) Stuckey and niece Denise (Alan) Janssen. Bob...
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Roger A. Scholten

June 4, 1941 - August 16, 2017

Roger Scholten, 76, passed away on August 16, 2017. He is survived by Barb, his wife of 52 years, daughter, Sara Scholten, son and his wife, Patrick and Carolyn Scholten, grandson, Jacob Scholten, and sister, Esther Robberts. He was preceded in death by his sister, Geneva DeBoer and nephew, Ken DeBoer. Rog was employed for many years at American Aerosol/Guardsman, then was owner and...
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Harriet L. Haverdink

November 19, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Harriet Haverdink, age 89, of Holland, went home to Jesus on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. She was a current member of Christ Memorial Church and a former member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Harriet and her husband Harvey lived on the family farm in Hamilton for 65 years. Harriet enjoyed working on many church committees and traveling throughout...
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Ernesto Jr. Cantu

February 6, 1960 - August 10, 2017

Ernesto Cantu Jr., age 57, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. He is preceded in death by his father, Ernesto Cantu Sr. He is survived by his mother, Ana Maria Cantu; children, Arianna & Jacob Victor, Ernesto Cantu III, Enrique Cantu; grand-children, Gisele, Jennavise, Zaden; sister, Carol Salinas; nephew, Ernie Salinas; niece, Carina Salinas;...
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Max De Pree

October 28, 1924 - August 8, 2017

A corporate and civic leader, Max De Pree published eloquent and moving analyses of the qualities of leadership that carried his influence far beyond the company he led and the corporate world in which that company distinguished itself. As chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc., he helped keep the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of office furniture in the vanguard of innovative,...
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Wilma "Billie" Maatman

June 1, 1926 - August 3, 2017

Wilma "Billie" Maatman age 91, of Holland, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, and a daughter, Diane Woodall Leep. Billie retired from Kmart and was known for creating the handmade "Nose Mittens", for the Holland High School Marching Band, which they used for the Christmas Parade. She is survived by her children, Douglas...
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William C Vandenberg III

March 16, 1934 - August 2, 2017

William "Bill" C. Vandenberg III, age 83 of Holland, died peacefully in his sleep at the Vista Springs in Wyoming, MI on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Bill graduated from Culver Military Academy. After a year at Southern Methodist University he enlisted in the Marine Corp. He graduated from Hope College and was later employed as a student recruiter. After retirement he turned his love of the...
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Goldie "Lou" Mishoe

September 22, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Goldie Lucille Mishoe passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Raymond Mishoe in 1988. She was born in Exline, Iowa on September 22, 1932. Lou and Ray moved to Holland in 1954 living in the Virginia Park area. She was a long time member of Central Park Reformed Church and retired from Sears in 2002. She was a member of the Red Hats Society...
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Kenneth Veenman

July 19, 1942 - July 25, 2017

Kenneth Veenman, age 75, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Resthaven Care Center. Ken was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church and a former member of Pine Creek Christian Reformed Church. Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda and brother, Dan. Ken is survived by his son, Thomas (Elizabeth) Veenman of Holland; daughter, Linda Bultman and Mark Erlandson...
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Raymon G. Elhart

May 6, 1936 - July 24, 2017

Raymon G. Elhart, 81, of Holland, MI passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. Born to Gilbert and Ruth Elhart, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Elhart and grandson, Jonathan. He leaves behind his loving wife, Vonnie (Kraai) Elhart; his devoted daughters Rayetta (David) Perez, Stephanie (Jay Frankhouse) Elhart, and Shannon Elhart; six treasured grandchildren: Dylan, Tessa, Sammi,...
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Arthur T. Davis

July 20, 1926 - July 22, 2017

Arthur T. Davis age 91, of Holland, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. He was born in Mt Pleasant on July 20, 1926 to John and Helen (Tygart) Davis. He lived in West Michigan for many years, spending his winters in Ft. Meyers, Florida. He completed schooling to be an Electrician and worked as an Electrician for Birdseye Corporation until his retirement. Arthur...
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Donald Schrotenboer

March 18, 1936 - July 19, 2017

Donald Schrotenboer, age 81 of Holland passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley; his children and grandchildren: Richard and Lisa Schrotenboer (Alex, Megan and Olivia) and Dr. Greg and the Reverend Diane Schrotenboer (Marten, Ellen and Paul); siblings: Glenn Schrotenboer and Marilyn and Thomas Bratt; in-laws: Laverne Koning, Juella Schrotenboer, Ron...
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Gerald "Jerry" Cooper

April 26, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Gerald Cooper, age 85, of Holland, passed away peacefully Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home. Jerry and his brothers owned and operated Holland Motor Express until 1985. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating and was a member of Singapore Yacht Club. Jerry also was an author who self-published 26 stories and novels that his family and friends enjoyed. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife...
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Kenneth Van Nuil

September 27, 1931 - July 16, 2017

Kenneth J. Van Nuil, age 85, of Holland, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the American House of Holland. Ken was a member of Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church and retired from the City of Holland after 41 years of employment. Ken had also served in the US Army during the Korean War. Ken is survived by his brother, Rodger Van Nuil of Holland; nephews, Robert Van Nuil, John ...
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Kenneth and Mary Geurink

July 14, 2017

Kenneth Lee Geurink (July 14, 2017) & Mary Ann Nykamp Geurink (July 15, 2017) Ken, 71, and Mary, 70, unexpectedly went to be with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after their motorcycle was struck by vehicles involved in an accident that was occurring as they were riding by. Ken was born on August 21, 1945 as the middle of 5 children to Gradus and Hazel (Bonzelaar) Geurink in Holland,...
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