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Our Obituaries

Rodger L. Dangremond

March 18, 1932 - March 17, 2019

Rodger Dangremond age 86, of Holland, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 surrounded by his family. It was one day prior to his 87th birthday. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. He served from 1952-1956 with two years in Japan as a Cryptographer. During retirement, Rodger traced his ancestry back to 1315 and the French Huguenots...
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Frank L. Pettinga

May 28, 1926 - March 13, 2019

Dr. Frank Pettinga, age 92, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Suzanne; children Deb (Ron), Jane (David), Fred (Jayne), and Cindy (Mark); 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Frank is now with his parents, Rhine and Adriana, and his brothers Cornelius and Paul, who all preceded him in death. Frank loved God, his family, and serving his...
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Robert Wayne Hunt

August 17, 1937 - March 13, 2019

Robert (Bob) Hunt, 81, of Taylors, South Carolina, formerly from Grand Haven, Michigan passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. Bob was a Truck Driver and retired Custodian from Coopersville High School. Bob also served his country in the US Army's 82nd Airborne. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Nora Hunt; and sister Linda Hunt. Bob is survived by his...
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Kenneth P. Knoll

March 15, 1927 - March 13, 2019

Kenneth Paul Knoll, age 91, died March 13, two days shy of his 92nd birthday. He was born March 15, 1927, in Holland, the son of Peter and Jennie Knoll. Surviving him are his wife of 71 years, Jane Renkema Knoll, his five children, Judy (Cary) Hirdes, Millie (Jim) Robbert, Norma (Steve) (Hanse) Hook, Ruth (Arlen) Schut, and Ken W. Knoll. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 32 great...
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John D. Parrott

December 26, 1924 - March 9, 2019

John D. Parrott, age 94, of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his home in Freedom Village. John was a native of Milwaukee, WI, where he met Joan, his beloved wife of 54 years. John graduated from Marquette University and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was an award-winning sales executive for the 3M Company, a 36-year career that took them to Illinois, Texas, Michigan and...
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Jack Shinabarger

February 12, 1925 - March 4, 2019

Jack Shinabarger, 94, of Holland, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. Jack was born in Linden, Michigan, on February 12, 1925, to Carl and Nina Shinabarger. He graduated from Flint Northern High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. While on leave during WWII, he married Patricia Frego June 1, 1945, in Holland, Michigan. Jack and Pat raised their three children in...
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Gary R. Bartlett

February 21, 1934 - March 4, 2019

Gary Bartlett, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 4, 2019. Gary was born February 21, 1934 in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lansing, Michigan and attended Taft College in Taft California. In April of 1955, Gary married Marilyn Meyers, the love of his life. In 1960 Gary and Marilyn moved to Holland. It was there that he opened...
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Connie Kleinheksel

September 5, 1952 - March 2, 2019

Connie Kleinheksel, age 66 of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Connie and her husband Randy owned and operated Country Body Shop in Holland for 43 years. Connie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by those she loved and who loved her. Connie is survived by her husband of 45 years, Randy Kleinheksel; children: Nicole ...
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Jerry Jonker

June 13, 1920 - February 25, 2019

Jerry Jonker of Holland passed away peacefully, February 25, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center after 98 years of a life well lived. Jerry was a devoted and loving husband. He was a proud and supportive father to his two sons, and a doting grandfather and great-grandfather of 14. But most of all, Jerry was a man of deep and unshakable faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jerry was...
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Janet Van Staalduinen

May 8, 1935 - February 25, 2019

Janet Van Staalduinen age 83, of Holland, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, whom she loved and served, on Monday, February 25, 2019. During her life and later years as she suffered the effects of Alzheimer's she experienced the strength and comfort of her favorite verse, Isaiah 41:10 "I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand". She was the daughter of...
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Gertrude "Trudy" Baker

April 10, 1928 - February 25, 2019

Gertrude R. (Maquelin) Baker, Holland MI, age 90 went home to her Lord and Savior Monday, February 25, 2019. Trudy was born in Rochester NY on April 10 1928 to Cornelius and Rena (Heiting) Maquelin. She graduated from East High School, studied at Calvin College for two years where she sang in Calvin's Acapella Choir. She returned to Rochester to care for her ailing mother. While at home in...
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John Vink, Jr.

January 14, 1960 - February 25, 2019

John Vink Jr., age 59, of Hamilton went to be with his Lord on Monday, February 25, 2019 with family surrounding him at home after a courageous battle against cancer. John was born on January 14, 1960 in The Netherlands to Gerda Bijl-Holley and John C. Vink Sr. and married Doreen DeJonge in 1980. John attended Holland High and Central Wesleyan Church. He was employed at Billco Products and...
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Pauline Schrotenboer

January 27, 1923 - February 24, 2019

Pauline (Polly) Schrotenboer, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Polly was born January 27, 1923 on a farm in Hillsdale County, Michigan to Ralph and Alice (Wilcox) Taylor, one of eleven children. She was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society at Graafschap CRC, as well as a former Sunday School...
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Virginia "Ginger" Van Gelder

February 23, 1949 - February 23, 2019

Virginia Van Gelder, of Holland, passed away peacefully on her 70th birthday, Saturday, February 23, 2019. Virginia was born February 23, 1949, to Lewis and Ann (Geurkink) Brummels, in Baldwin, Wisconsin. She graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School where she met Rodney Van Gelder. Rod served his country in the Army while Ginger went to nursing school in Grand Rapids. In 1969, Ginger...
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Stanley Koster

September 25, 1934 - February 22, 2019

Stanley J. Koster, 84, of Holland, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Born in McBain, MI, Stan taught at Northern Michigan Christian School, Grand Rapids Christian School and Trinity Christian College. He also served as the Superintendent of Holland Christian Schools from 1978 until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, Stan took on the role of Coaching...
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Chester H. Johnson

October 9, 1922 - February 21, 2019

Chester H. Johnson, age 96, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Chester is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma in 2012. Chester was a loving father and grandfather. He was a man of faith and a lifelong member of Central Wesleyan Church. During his working years, he was employed at Crampton Manufacturing, Bay Die Casting, General Electric, and retired from Holland Public Schools....
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Alice Gruessing

December 1, 1948 - February 17, 2019

Alice J. Gruessing age 70, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born and raised in Zeeland and graduated from Holland Christian High School and Pine Rest School of Nursing. She worked for over 30 years for Drs. De Long and Stagemen. Alice was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, taking care of her grandchildren...
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Lisa Miscovich

December 17, 1965 - February 14, 2019

Lisa Miscovich, age 53, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in an automobile accident. One of the best and most beautiful souls Heaven could have. She had the kindest heart ever! A smile that would warm your heart first thing in the morning and all day long. Her passion and love for her residents and friends was a never-ending love. She was warm and giving. Lisa was a fun-loving, free...
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Rianne Bruinsma

November 2, 1918 - February 11, 2019

Rianne Bruinsma, age 100, of Holland, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Resthaven Care Center in Holland. Rianne was a member of Gibson Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bruinsma in 1999; daughter, Lazina (Lois) Bruinsma also in 1999; son, Ralph Bruinsma in 2000; and another son, Frank Bruinsma in 2005. Rianne is survived by her Children ...
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Janice 'Jan' Ensing

December 3, 1956 - February 11, 2019

Janice "Jan" Ensing, age 62, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Jan was a child of God with a strong faith and was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. She was an amazing wife, mom, and grandmother who was dearly loved. She was a loving sister and matriarch of the family always making sure everyone was included, welcomed, and seen. Jan was also known for her spectacular...
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Roland Sudhir Baroi

April 6, 1950 - February 9, 2019

Roland Sudhir Baroi age 68, of Holland, died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Roland was born April 6, 1950 in Bangladesh and worked at the Chandraghona Christian Hospital as a pharmacist and also as an Assistant Pastor at the Chandraghona Baptist Church. Roland came to the United States on November 23, 2018 by Immigrant Visa through his oldest daughter...
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Myrtle Lemmen

July 25, 1920 - February 9, 2019

Myrtle Lemmen, aged 98, passed away at her home in Holland on Saturday, February 9, 2019, surrounded by her family. Myrt was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Preceding her in death was her husband of 72 years, Marvin J. Lemmen; brothers, Gene Dozeman and Gerald Dozeman; and a sister, Joyce Vander Kamp. Myrt is survived by her children, Carol Lemmen of Battle Creek, MI,...
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Trebor Schaub

January 22, 1997 - February 7, 2019

Trebor Lee Schaub, age 22, was called home to be with his Savior on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Trebor was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and was actively engaged in Third Coast Church with his wife, Ashley. He was a loving husband and his wife meant the world to him. He loved his family. He was selfless, served freely, and would be the first to assist anyone in need. Trebor was an...
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Robert Stone

May 7, 1937 - February 4, 2019

Robert "Bob" H. Stone, age 81 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 4, 2019. He is free of pain and suffering. Robert was born to George and Mary (Billerbeck) Stone in Allegan, MI on May 7, 1937. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Holland and a former member of First Baptist Church of Allegan. Robert had an everlasting love of baseball and would...
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Bessie Lee Cox

June 3, 1937 - February 3, 2019

Bessie Lee Cox, age 81, of Holland, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Bessie was a member of New Richmond Baptist Church and was currently working at Sam's Club after retiring from Holland Die Cast after 27 years. She enjoyed family and loved her grandchildren. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Wade, Jr. in 2015. Bessie is survived by her: Children ...
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Carl M. Tidd

October 15, 1938 - February 2, 2019

Carl M. Tidd age 80, of Hamilton, went to be with His Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Carl was born on October 15, 1938 to Carl and Marietta (Rigterink) Tidd in Holland, MI. He graduated from Holland High School, attended Michigan State University, graduated from Hope College, and received his master's degree from Western Michigan University. He...
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Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton

November 26, 1948 - January 31, 2019

Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton age 70, of Holland, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Paulette worked 15 years as a waitress at the Hitching Post Restaurant which she enjoyed immensely but chose to retire doing this only to babysit and hang with her beloved grandchildren. Her love was deep and great for ALL her grandchildren. They were her world...
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Gertrude Bleeker Van Rhee

September 27, 1925 - January 31, 2019

Gertrude Bleeker Van Rhee, age 93 of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 31, 2019. She was born on September 27, 1925 to Henry and Martha Elhart Moes. Gertrude raised her family at their home which was above the Fillmore Store, and at their home in Big Rapids. She is survived by her children: Judy Terpstra, Michael and Shirley Bleeker, Randall and Janet...
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Geraldine "Jerrie" (Alderink) Bosch

January 7, 1924 - January 30, 2019

Geraldine "Jerrie" (Alderink) Bosch, age 95, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Jerrie graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and was a receptionist at Lakewood Family Medicine prior to her retirement. She was a member of Calvary Reformed Church of Holland. Jerrie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Alderink and siblings, Helen Schaap, Morrie Buskers and Lois...
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Lamont Dirkse

January 5, 1927 - January 30, 2019

On January 30, 2019, Lamont Dirkse passed away at the age of 92. Lamont was born in Hingham, Wisconsin, graduated from Oostburg High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a Hospital Corpsman. Lamont graduated from Hope College in 1950, obtained a Master's degree from Northwestern University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University. After serving as a school administrator...
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Michael McDonnell

March 6, 1958 - January 26, 2019

Michael Patrick McDonnell passed away at his home in Holland, Michigan on January 29, 2019. There was a private family ceremony in Holland, Michigan. Michael's family is deeply saddened by his sudden passing and will miss him more than words can say. Mike was born in Rock Island on March 6, 1958, the fifth child of William and Dolores McDonnell. Mike graduated from Rock Island High School...
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Virginia "Ginger" Jurries

June 7, 1942 - January 26, 2019

LIVESTREAM LINK FOR VIDEO OF SERVICE God's newest angel was ushered away from her earthy home this past weekend. On Saturday, the 26th of January, Virginia (Huizenga) Jurries died in her Naples, FL home following continued cardiovascular issues and a stroke in March of 2018. Her children, Kristin and Steven and son-in-law Dave Allen were...
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Jean Buist

January 14, 1935 - January 26, 2019

Jean Buist, age 85, passed away on Saturday morning, January 26 2019 at Country Home Care. Jean was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. At the age of 35, she was recovering from a stroke and a serious car accident. Despite her disabilities, she was very active socially. She loved to paint, make quilts and other crafts with only one hand. She loved Evergreen Commons and her church...
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Robert "Bob" Nicol

October 20, 1940 - January 24, 2019

Robert "Bob" Nicol, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Bosch) Nicol; two daughters, Sherill and Garry Boerman, Barbara and Timothy Van Huis; Beloved grandchildren; Joseph Boerman Allison Boerman Dana Van Huis Isaac Van Huis Audrey Van Huis Simon Van Huis Ruby Van Huis Lucy Van Huis Brother and sisters; Dennis Nicol,...
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David H. Nykamp

March 28, 1961 - January 19, 2019

David H. Nykamp age 57, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Dave owned and operated Ridgeview Industries established on principles of Trust, Teamwork, Communication, Accountability, and the Golden Rule. His life motto was, "Pray hard. Work hard. Trust God." This philosophy is also...
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Jesus "Jesse" Lopez, Jr.

April 21, 1945 - January 19, 2019

Jesus "Jesse" Lopez, Jr. age 73, of Holland, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at an area care center. He attended Community Reformed Church in Zeeland and was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Teodora Lopez, Step-mother Maria Lopez, siblings, Simon Lopez, Roy Lopez and Delia Sosa. Jesse is survived by his siblings, Gloria Calanchi, Carlos Lopez, Rosalinda F. Lopez, Silvia Flores...
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Stephen K. Taylor

March 28, 1944 - January 17, 2019

Stephen Keith Taylor, 74, of Holland, entered the presence of Christ at Lakeside Vista in Holland on January 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 28, 1944, the son of Jolly and Inez Taylor. He graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles in 1962 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1964, during which he was stationed in the Philippines. Stephen...
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Timothy J. Bos

October 2, 1961 - January 14, 2019

Timothy J. Bos age 57 of Holland died unexpectedly Monday, January 14, 2019. Tim attended Central Wesleyan Church and owned and operated Bos Painting with his brother Jeff. He graduated from Holland Christian in 1979 and is a faithful Detroit Lions fan. Tim will always be remembered for his devotion to family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed watching,...
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Bertha Rincon Saiz

February 25, 1925 - January 10, 2019

Bertha Rincon Saiz age 93, of Holland, went to be with her Lord Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham, Sr., parents Roque and Aurora Rincon, siblings, Gregory Rincon, Mary Soto and Connie Fagin, and great grandson, Mateo Alonso. Bertha is survived by her son, Abraham,Jr. and Erika Saiz; 5 grandchildren, Rachel Saiz, Sonya and...
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Sue Ann Vliet

January 19, 1937 - January 10, 2019

Sue Ann Vliet, age 81 of Holland, MI, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Sue was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Sue had a lifelong interest in all animals, especially cats and horses—where she won state championships and judged horse shows. Sue was a graduate of Michigan State University. She was a member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland and enjoyed participating in...
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Dolores "Dee" Hertel

October 20, 1929 - January 9, 2019

Dolores Freyling Campbell Hertel, much loved wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma and friend was welcomed into heaven on January 9, 2019. Dolores was born on October 24, 1929 in Holland, Michigan to Arend (Bub) and Hermina DeKoning Freyling. She grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and Hope College where she met her husband Gene C. Campbell. They were...
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Ana Morales

December 14, 1927 - January 8, 2019

Mrs. Ana Celia Morales, age 91, of Holland, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Ana was born to parents Jorge and Agueda Gonzales - Rivera on December 14, 1927 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She grew up the third of five children and married Salvador Morales in 1943. Ana and Salvador moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1952 and eventually relocated to Holland, Michigan in 1967 to help...
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John A. Heyboer, Jr.

August 7, 1926 - January 4, 2019

John A. Heyboer Jr., age 92, of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 70 years, Wava; his children: Jack and Patti Heyboer, Philip and Christine De Jong, Marcia and Jerry Van Nuil, Lisa and Cal Blystra and Jim and Heather Heyboer; grandchildren: Mandy and Joel Cooper, Kate and Bewketo Likaont, John and Mia...
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Gene Dozeman

October 25, 1933 - January 4, 2019

Gene Dozeman, age 85 of Hamilton, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 4, 2019. Gene is survived by his wife, Joyce Dozeman; children: Robin and Joel Jennings, and Natalie Dozeman; grandchildren: Emma, Allie, Noah and McClane. A private family service of remembrance and celebration is planned. Memorial contributions are to Hospice of Holland. ...
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Helena Pippel

September 8, 1922 - January 4, 2019

Helena Pippel, age 96, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Lakeside Vista. She was born September 8, 1922. Helena married Harold "Pip" James Pippel June 7, 1940 and was married 44 years until his death in 1984. Beside her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her two great great grandsons and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children: Lloyd and Karla...
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Kenneth Robert Wall, Jr.

January 1, 1946 - January 2, 2019

Kenneth Robert Wall Jr., age 73, of Holland, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Louise; his children: Heather Wall, Ken and Kathy Wall, Kristin and John King and Jack Wall; his grandchildren: Celeste Wall, Ava Wall, Jax Wall, Ellie Wall and Mia King; his siblings: Adelaide Wall, Thomas Wall, John...
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Gerke "Gary" Boomsma

July 4, 1935 - January 1, 2019

Gerke "Gary" Boomsma, age 83 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Gary emigrated from the Netherlands as a young man and enthusiastically made a life in America. One of his proudest achievements was becoming a U.S. citizen, as he truly loved this country. He also loved God, his family and his friends. Late in life, he even discovered a passion for sailing. Gary could make...
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Martha "Marti" DeLaLuz Jimenez Schrotenboer

October 18, 1939 - December 27, 2018

Martha "Marti" DeLaLuz Jimenez Schrotenboer, age 79, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 27, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Schrotenboer, her children: Rosalind and Robert Skiles, Ann and Derek Mc Millan, Anita Ryan and Chris and Stacie Jimenez; grandchildren: Jessica and Brad De John, Jacquelin Jimenez and her fiancé Michael Doran, Rachael Skiles, Robby...
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Betty J. Dubois

July 19, 1923 - December 26, 2018

Betty Jane Dubois (nee DeKoning), age 95, is celebrating her meeting with her Savior after she passed from this world on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother whose main desire was to provide love, care and support for her family. During World War II, Betty was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Hayes Manufacturing Corporation in Grand Rapids, riveting...
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Pamela Lee Wells

April 15, 1943 - December 24, 2018

Pamela Lee Wells, age 75, of Holland, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Pam grew up in Mattawan, Michigan and graduated from Mattawan High School in 1961. She was the Salutatorian of her graduating class. She received her BA in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1965 and began her career in Human Resources at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo....
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Geneva Brookhouse

May 6, 1922 - December 23, 2018

Geneva Brookhouse, age 96, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Geneva was born in Holland, MI and graduated from Holland High School. She married LeRoy, had two sons, and stayed home to help raise them when they were young. She worked for the Pontiac Garage and retired from Holland Central Trades Credit Union after 17 years of employment. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her...
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Joyce Martinus

September 13, 1926 - December 23, 2018

Joyce Martinus, age 92, passed away on Sunday morning, December 23, 2018. Joyce was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. She was a homemaker dedicated to loving and raising her four children. She served as a den mother when the boys were in Scouts. She volunteered for Hackley Hospital's Cherry Guild and became a Mona Shores School bus driver. She loved supporting her...
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Martin A. Freeman

September 30, 1951 - December 21, 2018

Martin A. Freeman age 67, of Holland, died Friday, December 21, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Storey, parents, Alfred and Lucille Freeman, brothers, Fredrick and John. Martin was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service following 37 years of employment. He spent the last...
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Robert Gross, Sr.

March 7, 1944 - December 19, 2018

Robert Gross Sr., age 74 of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Robert served in the United States Marine Corp and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert loved life, especially when he was working in his garage or riding around on two-tracks enjoying nature. He was an adrenaline junky, loving the need for speed, particularly while drag racing his Polaris Slingshot...
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Janet F. Gesink

May 22, 1933 - December 12, 2018

Janet Gesink, 85, passed away on December 12, 2018. Janet was born on May 22, 1933 to Jacob and Edith Dekker in Lansing, Illinois. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and met Owen Gesink there. They were married in June of 1956. They spent their first years of married life in Iowa City, Iowa where Owen attended medical school at the University of Iowa. Janet had a degree in...
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Jason P. VanderWoude

March 18, 1986 - December 10, 2018

Jason VanderWoude, age 32, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at his home. Jason was employed at Meijer, Inc. and enjoyed fantasy football, online gaming and his cat, Hobbes. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna Wyngarden, Samuel and Antoinette VanderWoude, and uncle, David Wyngarden. Jason is survived by his; parents, George and Deborah...
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Evelyn Huisman

August 31, 1930 - December 9, 2018

Evelyn Huisman, age 88, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; daughter, Wilma Hirdes; and son, Dennis Huisman. She is survived by her children; Minerva (Gerhard) Griffioen, Ken Huisman, Amy (David) Breuker, son-in-law, Randall Hirdes; daughter-in-law, Jean Huisman; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation is 6:00 –...
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Brantly A. Speet

June 3, 1990 - December 4, 2018

Brantly A. Speet age 28, of Holland, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was a 2009 graduate of Hamilton High School and was the manager of Fast Track Car Wash and Detailing for 10 years where he greeted everyone with a smile, while working daily with his father. His faith in Jesus runs deep and he was quick to point out God's love for all people. He loved riding his Harley's and would give...
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Robert "Bob" Beagle

April 25, 1942 - December 4, 2018

Robert "Bob" Beagle, age 76 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a strong faith in God and was active at Greene Road Church in Goshen, Indiana for 47 years. After retirement and moving to Holland, Bob and his wife Nancy joined Harderwyk Ministries. Bob was always ready with sound advice (spiritual and financial) for...
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Warren K. Parker

February 15, 1930 - December 3, 2018

Warren Kendall Parker (Pete) age 88, of Holland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 3, 2018. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio. Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia (Brunn), daughters, Jill Kempter of Grand Rapids, Jennifer Ernst (Darryl) of Richmond, Virginia, Sarah Schuch of Holland, Gretchen Parker of Oxford, Ohio; four...
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Tang Vongphachanh

April 12, 1951 - November 24, 2018

Tang Vongphachanh, 67, of Zeeland, died Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home Services are 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423. Visitation is 4-6 pm, Friday, November 30, also at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, Holland.
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Cornelius "Neil" Van Heest

September 22, 1932 - November 23, 2018

REV. CORNELIUS A. (NEIL) VAN HEEST, age 86, of Holland On Friday afternoon, November 23, Neil ran straight into the arms of his Lord. Under Hospice care at his Lakeside Vista residence, he was surrounded by the bedside gathering of 20 family members. He ran his race well throughout his 86 years. His high school and Hope College athletic prowess included varsity letters in Cross Country. ...
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Helen Hasty

September 1, 1927 - November 23, 2018

Helen Hasty, age 91, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Helen was a hardworking and loving mom and worked for Hart & Cooley her entire career. She ended her time there as a welder. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and garage sale shopping particularly with her sister. She lived to bless her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her son; Mike Smith;...
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Jean Davis

August 12, 1926 - November 22, 2018

Jean Davis, age 92 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Millard Davis in 1981. Jean is survived by her children: Colleen and Brad Grenier of Holland, MI, Mark and Sherry Davis of Louisville, KY, Jim and Sandy Davis of Menominee, MI, and Cindy Furlong of Marinette, WI; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; and brother Elmer...
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Anne Billings

May 3, 1935 - November 19, 2018

Anne Billings, age 83, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 and is now with her Lord and Savior. Anne was a caring mother who loved her family. She moved to the Holland area about 6 years ago to be near family. She maintained a great sense of humor, was sweet and nice throughout life. She ran to her own clock and always showed up on "her time". She will be dearly missed. Anne is...
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Samantha "Sam" Empson

March 29, 1980 - November 17, 2018

Samantha "Sam" Empson, age 38 unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Sam graduated from West Ottawa High School and received her Associates degree from Davenport University. She was employed by Meijer Corp. Pharmacy. She loved her family and spending time with them which made her a beloved aunt by her many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, Dutch Dance, and...
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John E.N. Howard

July 8, 1919 - November 16, 2018

Dr. John E.N. Howard, age 99, of Holland, Passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Holland Hospital. John served in the US Army during WWII and was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Hettie Howard; son, Steven John Howard, in 1983; and wife, Lillian J. (nee Vander Heuvel) Howard, in 1981; as well as all his siblings. John is survived by his wife, Adelia "Dede" Howard; son,...
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Will Murphy

February 1, 1969 - November 15, 2018

Will "Mac" Murphy, age 49, of Holland, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Marietta, GA. Will was born on February 1, 1969 to Annie Mae Murphy (mother) and Will McLaurin (father, deceased). Will accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 15, Prince of Peace M.B.C. Will attended Cameron Elementary School and Collins High School. In the early years of his life Will met...
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Debra Jacobs

May 7, 1960 - November 13, 2018

Debra Jacobs, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Debra graduated from Holland High School and earned her bachelors of Finance at Northern Michigan University. She worked for American Airlines for over 35 years and lived in the Chicago area. She was an extremely intelligent and hard working woman throughout her life. Debra was preceded in death by her father, Glen Jacobs. ...
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Richard Vandervelde

October 31, 1938 - November 9, 2018

Richard A. Vandervelde, age 80, died on November 9, 2018. Richard was born in Waxahachie, Texas. His parents, Ben and Fran Vandervelde, were on the faculty of Trinity University. As musicians, they fostered a lifelong interest and participation in music. Growing up in Indianola, Iowa, he graduated from Indianola High School in 1956. During his high school years, he met Phyllis J. White and...
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Wilma G. Vannette

June 22, 1923 - November 7, 2018

Wilma G. Vannette, age 95, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1980. Wilma was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and former member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She was active in the Ladies Guild and the OPUS group. She is survived by her children, Chuck Vannette of Newaygo, Phil and...
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Sarah A. Schrotenboer

March 11, 1921 - November 6, 2018

Sarah (Styf) Schrotenboer, age 97, of Holland, Michigan, entered the presence of the Lord she loved on November 06, 2018. Sarah was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on March 11, 1921 to John and Jennie Styf. In 1940, she married Albert Schrotenboer. Sarah was a mother to three children. She was a creative woman and loved cooking, sewing, and gardening. She worked with her husband in their family...
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Douangsy Sombounsouk

March 1, 1965 - November 5, 2018

Douangsy Sombounsouk, age 53, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 also at the funeral home.
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Edward F. Havlik

March 26, 1944 - November 3, 2018

EDWARD F. HAVLIK, 74 Edward F. Havlik, born March 26, 1944, died peacefully at his home in Holland, Michigan on November 3, 2018, surrounded by family and a lifetime of friends. Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy (Garnhart) Havlik; children: Laurie and Andy Bulson of Inverness, IL, Matthew Havlik of Holland, MI, and John and Kristi Havlik of Missoula, MT; 7 grandchildren: Drew, Maddy, and...
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Janna Nauta

January 1, 1948 - November 1, 2018

Janna Nauta, age 70 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born on January 1, 1948 in Friesland, Netherlands. She moved to the United States in 1953 with her family. Janna was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church, and loved to share her candy with all of the children in the church. Janna also worked as a teacher's aide and laborer at Kandu Industries. Janna was...
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Donald "Don" Bronsink

July 9, 1936 - October 31, 2018

Donald Lee (Don) Bronsink age 82, of Holland, went to sleep in Jesus on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Don was the son of Gerrit and Mary Bronsink who preceded him in death along with his 11 siblings. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Grand Haven and Holland. He worked in construction and remodeling prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the Army serving active...
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Herbert Stewart

February 14, 1932 - October 31, 2018

Missionary / Evangelist Herbert Stewart, 86 went on to his Heavenly home on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Herb had a passion for his grandchildren and his greatest desire was for each and every one of them to live a life for Christ. Herb traveled the globe with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ, both sharing and showing the love of Christ. He will be deeply missed by all...
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Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje

December 17, 1931 - October 29, 2018

Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje (86), of Hamilton, passed into the presence of her Savior on October 29, 2018. Lottie was a member of Hamilton Reformed Church. She retired from Hamilton Farm Bureau. She volunteered for several years at Love, INC - Heart to Heart Resale Store. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, brothers; Chet Nykerk, Floyd Nykerk; sister-in-law, Marlene Nykerk; and...
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I. John Hesselink

March 21, 1928 - October 28, 2018

John was a lover of books, music, baseball, teaching ... and pancakes. He had a gift for explaining complex theological issues in a way understandable to almost anyone, making no distinctions in the respect he held for all, thus sharing his love of teaching and knowledge with any who asked. He was also noted for his irenic and ecumenical spirit and discourse. John Hesselink was born in Grand...
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Donna Lampen

September 6, 1936 - October 25, 2018

Donna Lampen, age 82 of Holland, formerly of Oakland, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Donna was a lifelong member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. She did clerical work for Big Dutchman and for Cunningham Dalman. She enjoyed serving others and was quick to prepare a meal or send a card when the need arose. Donna's greatest delight was in her children, grandchildren and...
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Betty Wentzel

November 18, 1942 - October 23, 2018

Betty Wentzel, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, October, 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her sisters: Nancy Joostberns, Barb Osborne, Viola Ihle and Joyce Walters; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Fern Jepma, Vivian Johnson, Henry and Iola Wentzel, Clara Ten Hagen, Wanda and Herschel Van Der Kamp, Florence Brinkhuis and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a...
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John Beebe

February 4, 1942 - October 22, 2018

Dr. John Beebe, age 76, son of the Rev. John & Minnie Beebe, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. John's family feels so blessed to have been able to celebrate John's life together in the past couple of weeks. John had a unique sense of humor. If you didn't laugh at his joke at first, you would get it later. He had a strong sense of character, believed in and did what was right and was...
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Cynthia R. Haveman

July 26, 1924 - October 22, 2018

Cynthia R. Haveman age 94, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2002 and grandson, Jason Thomas Haveman in 1998. Cynthia was a member of Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church and former member of Pine Creek CRC. She retired from Holland Hospital following 30 years in the nursing profession. She is survived...
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Colleen Kooiker

April 17, 1931 - October 18, 2018

Colleen Kooiker, age 87, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Sherry and Bill De Roo; her grandchildren: Brad and Jill De Roo and Kim De Roo; her sister-in-law Carol Kooiker; her nephews: Doug and Beth Kooiker, Curt and Jamie Kooiker, Todd and Dawn Kooiker and several great nieces and nephews. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Ted...
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Ronald Van Eenenaam

April 8, 1939 - October 17, 2018

Ronald Van Eenenaam age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his son Michael in 1988. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and worked as a chemist for 34 years retiring from what was eventually Pfizer of Holland. Ron is survived by his children, Rick and Lisa Van Eenenaam of Holland, Holly and Rick DeView of Cadillac; 4 grandchildren, Cody...
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Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard

February 22, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard age 8 month old daughter of Veronica Moreno and Alex Stuard passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Manuel; Grandparents Maria and Pedro Moreno, and Theresa Stuard. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Burial will be in...
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John Van Dam

July 18, 1937 - October 15, 2018

John Van Dam, 81, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. John was born in Zeeland on July 18, 1937, to John and Janet (Van Gelderen) Van Dam. He graduated from Zeeland High School in 1955. He went on to Hope College where he was an OKE "fratter" and graduated in 1959. John became a teacher for few years, until his father's untimely death, when John entered the family business, Modern...
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Robert "Bob" Nykamp

January 15, 1933 - October 13, 2018

Rev. Robert "Bob" Nykamp, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. During his career, Bob taught at Western Seminary, was a Chaplain at Pine Rest, and pastored at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, IN; Hope Reformed Church in Chicago, IL; and Bayshore Gardens Reformed Church in Bradenton, FL. Robert was a member of Christ Memorial Church where he served as a family counselor...
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Patricia Lanser

August 12, 1948 - October 11, 2018

Patricia L. Lanser, age 70, loss her battle against cancer on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and went to be with her Heavenly Father. Patricia was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She stewarded her gift of caring for others through her employment in the Christ Memorial Care department for 11 years and her entire life. She enjoyed singing in the Christ Memorial choir for many...
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Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge, Jr.

July 3, 1954 - October 10, 2018

Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge Jr., age 64 of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. Bill worked for nearly 40 years at Kalkman Redi Mix, and had a special connection to many at Huizenga Redi Mix. Bill loved to farm and raised Angus Beef, "his girls", from the time he was a teenager. He never missed church on Sunday and always...
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Janet Kool

February 20, 1930 - October 9, 2018

Janet Kool, 88, of Grand Haven, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Janet was born February 20, 1930, in Overisel, to John and Mabel (Posma) Van Den Beldt. In 1948, Janet married Bernard Kool and they raised their family on the north side of Holland. After their family was grown, the Kools moved to Robinson Township and were longtime members of Robinson Baptist Church. She was preceded...
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Donna Lynn Cooper

April 13, 1952 - October 7, 2018

Donna Lynn Cooper age 66, of Holland, passed away October 7, 2018 while vacationing in Northern Michigan. She was the daughter of Don and Myra Mulder and was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sandy Meiste and parents-in-law, Joseph and JoAnne Cooper and brother-in-law Scott Cooper. Donna was an avid quilter and worked part time for Field's Fabrics until she and Pat retired. She...
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Janet Schripsema

February 27, 1924 - October 7, 2018

Janet Schripsema, age 94, passed away on October 7, 2018. Janet was a loving wife and caring mother and grandmother. She was a member of Rose Park Reformed Church. She loved her community and enjoyed being a Dutch Dancer for many years. She found joy in gardening, knitting, and sewing. She was a survivor of both Polio and cancer. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, John J....
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Elizabeth Rose Boven

December 27, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Elizabeth Rose Dimberg Boven Born Dec. 27, 1929, the 5th child of Gertrude Anderson Dimberg and Paul Carl Dimberg of Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) Wisconsin, Elizabeth (Libby) died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Inn at Freedom Village. After high school in Wauwatosa, Libby completed registered nurse's training at Wesley Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago where she met her...
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Jerrold Darnell Cleveland, Sr.

December 8, 1967 - October 6, 2018

Jerrold Darnell Cleveland Sr., 50, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Holland Hospital. Jerrold was born December 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Wright and Sherron Cleveland. He graduated from Thornton High School. Jerrold moved to Holland, Michigan, and he married Viola Jackson-Cleveland in 1998. Jerrold was currently working at worked at Sherwin Williams. ...
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Jerome Hurtgen

August 13, 1929 - October 5, 2018

Jerome Peter Hurtgen, age 89 of Holland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018. Jerome was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 13, 1929 to Cecil and Isabelle Hurtgen. After graduating from Christian Brother's High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome went on to attend the University of Notre Dame. After graduating in 1951 with a degree in chemistry, Jerome proudly served...
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Stephen Glen Garner

September 14, 1988 - October 4, 2018

Stephen Glen Garner, age 30, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Holland, Michigan. Stephen was born September 14, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in and around Waco, Texas and attended Texas State Technical College. His favorite activities were soccer and playing the guitar. Stephen struggled with dependence on alcohol and various drugs for many years. Stephen is...
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Hermine Meier

May 6, 1922 - October 4, 2018

Hermine Meier age 96, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 4, 2018. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Hermine emigrated from Germany in 1951 and worked as a Seamstress for Chris Craft for several years and owned and operated The French Pastry Shoppe with her husband for 8 years. She loved to garden and watch birds, but most of...
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James van Putten, Jr.

April 14, 1934 - October 2, 2018

Dr. James Dyke van Putten, Jr., 84, died Tuesday October 2, 2018 For those who knew Jim well they will remember a person who challenged his own paradigms, continually asking "How do you know?". He resisted any one way of thinking. They will not remember him belittling people or calling them names or working to harm them. In Holland, many may remember his years of dedication enriching the...
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Glenn Boerman

January 20, 1936 - October 1, 2018

Glenn Boerman, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018. Glenn was a faithful follower of God his entire life. He was a loving husband and father. He genuinely cared for and served family and friends as needed. He was an avid golfer, gardener, enjoyed watching many sports, and playing card games. He enjoyed a good meal followed by sweet treats. He had a quick-wit and sense of humor, was...
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