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Donald Jr. Bruischart

March 31, 1943 - April 4, 2020

Donald Bruischart Jr., age 77, passed away on Saturday, April 04, 2020. Don was a Holland resident, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict, and was employed at the Life Savers Plant for the majority of his career. Don is survived by his son, Donald Bruischart III; former spouse, Verna Bruischart; and nieces and nephews. A private family committal service is being...
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Nancy Ann Vanden Heuvel

March 2, 1939 - April 3, 2020

Nancy Vanden Heuvel, age 81, of Holland, passed away Friday, April 03, 2020 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Nancy was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and served as the church organist for many years. She graduated from the Blodgett School of Nursing and worked in Labor and Delivery at Holland Hospital. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Rev. Henry...
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Joyce A. Wyma

November 8, 1930 - April 1, 2020

Joyce A. Wyma age 89, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Joyce was born in Holland and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1948. She was a charter member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and an active and faithful member there. Before retirement she had been an elementary school secretary at Holland Christian Schools. She had been...
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Petronella "Nell" Van Dyke

October 27, 1938 - March 30, 2020

Petronella (Nell) Van Dyke age 81, of Holland, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at Holland Hospital with her son by her side, following a brief battle with cancer. Nell was a member of Christ Memorial Church and worked with her husband at Southland Motor Sales for many years. She also enjoyed being a part of Central Park Chapel in the summers where she had served on the board. Born in the...
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Charles Wilde

July 7, 1929 - March 28, 2020

Charles E. Wilde, age 90, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was born in Ridgewood, NJ, moved to Chicago in 1955 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1960. He worked for Inland Steel Industries and served the United States of America in the Korean War. In retirement, he lived in Holland, MI and was an active participant in HASP and Evergreen Commons duplicate bridge club. ...
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Ronald G. Nykamp

June 13, 1930 - March 26, 2020

Ronald G. Nykamp, age 89, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Ron attended Holland Christian Schools and was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church where he was active in many roles throughout his lifetime. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War as a cryptologist. Ron worked at Boeve Oil Company for 35 years. After he retired,...
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Steven E. Nyland

May 28, 1950 - March 22, 2020

Steven Ed Nyland age 69, of Holland, died unexpectedly at Holland Hospital on Sunday, March 22, 2020. He was an active member of Christ Memorial Church and the Rotary Club. He retired from Holland Hitch Company following 31 years of employment. He then worked as Project Manager for DeYoung Builders for 6 years. Steve deeply and unconditionally loved his family and cherished the...
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Winifred Kooiker

December 10, 1919 - March 19, 2020

Winifred Julia (Westerhof) Kooiker of Holland passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Resthaven Maplewoods Cottages of Holland. She was born December 10, 1919 to John and Winnie (Beintema) Westerhof in Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Dr. Howard Kooiker on May 4, 2014, and siblings Wilma Veenboer, Engbertus Westerhof, Henrietta Bosman, Johanna Essenberg,...
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Thomas John Burns, Sr.

July 23, 1940 - March 19, 2020

Thomas J. Burns, Sr., age 79, of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home. Tom served in the US Marine Corps and was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Burns, Jr., in 2019 Tom is survived by his wife, Irene Burns and daughter, Michelle Burns. Private services are planned and his family requests no flowers.
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Larry Lee

October 2, 1942 - March 18, 2020

Larry Lee was born in Flint, Michigan, to Lewis and Kathryn (Finger) Lee. He gave business school a real try, but his heart was on the road. His dorm room looked out over a loading dock, and he liked watching the semis roll in and out. He came home and told his parents he wanted to drive a truck. He married Kathryn (Cole) Lee in 1971, and his work with Signal Delivery Service took them...
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Nancy Stears

January 19, 1926 - March 18, 2020

Nancy Stears, age 94, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Nancy was born in Chicago on January 19, 1926 to Walter and Ruth Huffnagle. Nancy graduated from Monmouth College in 1947 and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Glenn Stears in October 1948. Nancy was a member of the Community Church of Douglas. She was...
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Joyce L Working

May 31, 1943 - March 5, 2020

Joyce Working, age 76, of Holland, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Joyce was an avid needle pointer and reader who also loved her cats. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Working in 2017. Joyce is survived by her sister-in-law, Julie Working, and nieces and nephews, Jon (Michelle) Working, Carrie Working, Chris Working and Deb...
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Elijah Fowler

January 22, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Elijah Claude Fowler, born on January 22, 2020 passed away on February 29, 2020 at just one month old. Elijah the prophet went up to heaven in a whirlwind so much like our beloved son and grandson, Elijah, he was escorted to heaven and is now spending eternity with God. He was dearly loved and we will miss him deeply. Elijah is survived by his mother, Anyssa Madia Fowler; brother, Kaden...
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Jeremiah D. Cummins

July 2, 1978 - February 28, 2020

Jeremy Daniel Cummins, age 41, of Holland passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 following his short battle with AML Leukemia. Jeremy was a loving and caring husband and father. He met the love of his life, Crystal Williams on November 14, 1999 and they were married on November 14, 2003. They have been in love ever since that special day. He is survived by his wife of 15 years,...
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Sally Ann Maka

April 23, 1941 - February 27, 2020

Sally Ann Maka, 78, died on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan. She was born on April 23, 1941, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to Royal and Ella Zehner, and was preceded in death by her father, mother, and older brother Royal Zehner, Jr. Surviving Sally are her younger brother Tom Zehner of Steamboat, Colorado, and his wife Patt; her son Todd Soule and his...
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Julia Marckini

September 19, 1940 - February 27, 2020

Julia Marckini, age 79 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She is survived by her children: Roberta Rust, James and Stephanie Balkema, Lisa Marckini-Polk and Larry Polk and Claudia Richert; her grandchildren, Melissa and Duke Fields, Dane and Megan Welchko, Robin Ketelhut, Katharine and Audrey Polk; her sister-in-law, Leah Warn; her niece Sueann Cmehil-Warn and her nephew...
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Louann Looman

April 21, 1944 - February 25, 2020

Louann Looman, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. Louann was a caring and loving mother with a quirky sense of humor. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She worked for Hart & Cooley for 30+ years prior to retirement. In retirement she was always providing time and treats for all the kids in the park. Throughout life...
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Jilayne Allen

December 16, 1954 - February 25, 2020

Jilayne Allen, age 65, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Jilayne was a graduate of Holland Christian High School. She attended Dordt College and GRCC and graduated with her nursing degree. She was a nurse at Holland Hospital until changing her focus to raising her family. She was also a member of Community Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Jean E. Schipper

June 4, 1919 - February 23, 2020

Jean E. Schipper, age 100, died Sunday, February 23, 2020 surrounded by her daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, daughter, Marla Koeman and son-in-law, Larry Reimink. Jean was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where she had been a part of the Ladies Aide Society and School Circle. She retired from Beechnut/Lifesavers. Jean is survived by...
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Ashley Anne Harding

September 27, 1984 - February 22, 2020

Ashley Harding went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 22, 2020. Ashley was born September 27, 1984, in Holland. She attended West Ottawa Schools and Community Based Instruction, then worked at Kandu for a number of years. Most recently, along with her friend and CLS worker, Denise Newhouse, she enjoyed volunteering at Ditto's, The Critter Barn, DeGraaf Nature Center,...
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Joanne C Izenbart

January 2, 1936 - February 22, 2020

Joanne Izenbart, age 84, of Zeeland, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Joanne was born in Ghent, Belgium to missionary parents on Jan. 2 1936. Her family had to come back to the Holland area because of the dangers of World War II. They moved to Detroit, Michigan for her grade school years, and then moved to Buffalo, New York in her High school years. Joanne attended...
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Arlene R. Knoll

March 1, 1929 - February 19, 2020

Arlene R. Knoll, age 90, of Holland, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020. She was the daughter of John and Minnie Knoll and a lifelong member of Central Park Reformed Church. Arlene is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland with Rev. Kevin Kleinheksel officiating. A time of...
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Sharon McManus

August 18, 1939 - February 17, 2020

Sharon V. McManus, age 80, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2020 after a brief illness with a rare form of cancer. Sharon was born in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from Byron Center High School in 1957. She holds a degree from North Central College and a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. Sharon had a distinguished teaching career for 32 years where she taught at...
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Jeanette C. Overway

July 17, 1925 - February 15, 2020

Jeanette Overway, age 94, of Holland, died Saturday, February 15, 2020. She was born in Harvey Illinois to Rev. John M. and Anna Dykstra. Her father's ministry took her to Crookston, MN, Sioux Center, IA, and then to Zeeland, MI, where she met Clarence Overway. They were married on August 5, 1948. A marriage which lasted 65 years until his death in 2014. She attended Holland Christian...
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Wanda Hoffman

December 22, 1953 - February 14, 2020

Wanda Hoffman, age 66, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. Wanda was a hardworking mom who provided for family. Her passion and love were her grandchildren and she bragged about them often. She had many friends and was known as "Sweet Wanda". Wanda was a long-term employee of Magna Donnelly and most recently at Good Will. She was dearly loved and will be missed. She was preceded in...
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Kathleen "Klomparens-Klynstra" Lawson

April 12, 1958 - February 13, 2020

Kathleen "Klomparens-Klynstra" Lawson, 61, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Kathleen was born April 12, 1958. She was the daughter of Robert and Hester (Ende) Klomparens. She was raised in Holland with her sister Sara, and she graduated from Holland High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hester Klomparens, her step-mother Myra Klomparens,...
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James Van Norden II

December 11, 1948 - February 12, 2020

James "Jim" Van Norden II, age 71, of Holland, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Our Papa Bear was loved by many and had a contagious smile and laugh. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family. Our memories are too numerous to list but we will continue to cherish each one daily in our hearts. Jim served his country in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart....
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Dorothy J. Zoerman

March 17, 1931 - February 12, 2020

Dorothy J. Zoerman age 88, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, daughter-in-law, Vickie Zoerman, granddaughter, Christie Ann Patterson and great granddaughter, Annika Joy Marcus, brothers, Alvin and Don Star and brother-in-law, Stan Bareman. Dorothy was an active member of Central Avenue Christian...
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Leelan Coin

January 31, 1950 - February 10, 2020

Leelan Coin, age 70, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Leelan was a career military serviceman having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and retiring in 1989. In retirement, he worked as a network supervisor for ITM. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with each one of them including his dogs Honey and Kenzie. He was a big fan of Godzilla and was known as a...
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Kathie (Mary Kathryn) Spitzley

July 5, 1944 - February 10, 2020

I kissed Kathie goodbye for the last time on February 10. It was one of the hardest things I did during our 48 years of marriage, but, like her many friends and admirers, I am honored to have known her generous and fun spirit. Kathie had great parents, Harry and Leona (Walsh) Schueneman, who gave her her start in Morgan Park, Illinois, on July 5, 1944. She enjoyed a close family, with...
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Mildred Koetje

June 9, 1920 - February 9, 2020

Mildred Koetje, age 99 of Holland went to her heavenly home Sunday, February 9, 2020. She is survived by her daughters: Betty and Jim De Visser of Holland, Ruth Koetje of Holland, Jan Salsich of Mystic, CT, Mary Mc Creary of Indiana, PA and Debbie and Joe Kelly of St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:...
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Sophia Hamberg

March 31, 1930 - February 8, 2020

Sophia M. Hamberg, age 89, of Holland, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Vista Springs Assisted Living Center. Sophia retired after 23years as the Secretary in the Counseling and Placement Center at Hope College. Her joys were sailing with her husband and cooking for her family. She was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. Sophia is survived by her: Husband of 70...
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Betty Van Loo

February 4, 1940 - February 7, 2020

Betty Van Loo, age 80, died on Thursday, February 7, 2020. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Van Loo; son, Scott Van Loo; brother, Gerald Kempker; sister-in-law, Gail Kempker; brother-in-law, Wayne Dykhuis. She is survived by her son, Doug Van Loo; son, Rick Van Loo; son, Dan (Melissa) Van Loo; granddaughter, Shelby Van Loo; step-granddaughter, Anna Liceaga; granddaughter,...
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Janice G. Knott

January 17, 1962 - February 6, 2020

Janice G. Knott age 58, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 6, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a member of Harderwyk Ministries and graduated from Holland Christian in 1980. She was a stay -at-home mom and enjoyed many years at Van Wieren Hardware. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Charlotte Brandsen and father-in-law, Kenneth Knott. ...
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David Albert Wendt

April 10, 1941 - February 3, 2020

David Albert Wendt, age 78, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. David retired from Haworth, Inc. in 2000 after which he worked part-time at Sevens Paint. He was a morning regular at Bob Evans as well as an avid Blackjack player. Prior to moving to Holland, David was active in the Hastings Jaycees where he met and made many lifelong friends; some of whom...
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Evelyn L. Brower

December 13, 1919 - January 31, 2020

Evelyn L. Brower (Avery), age 100, of Holland, passed away at American House and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 31, 2020. Evelyn was born in Jones, Michigan to Earl and Helene Avery on December 13, 1919 and graduated from Three Rivers High School. In 1936 she moved to Holland and graduated from Holland Business Institute in 1937. She married James Brower in 1941. ...
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Gerald Jipping

December 20, 1928 - January 29, 2020

Gerald Jipping, age 91, of Holland went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 29, 2020. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anna, Gerald is survived by his dear friend, Audrey Ems, and his four children, Carla (Jim) Dolislager of Rocklin, CA, Mary (Gregg) Afman of Santa Barbara, CA, Sharon (Michael) David of Oxnard, CA, and Paul (Kathy) Jipping of Holland, eleven grandchildren and...
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Laura "Lolly" Vanden Bosch

May 10, 1939 - January 23, 2020

Laura "Lolly" Vanden Bosch, age 80, of Holland, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020. She was born on May 10, 1939, to Andrew and Nellie Vander Zee who preceded her in death. She attended Calvin College, received her teaching degree from Western Michigan University, and had a career in teaching for 33 years, retiring from West Ottawa schools. She was a member of Maranatha Christian...
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Harriet Gebben

May 10, 1925 - January 22, 2020

Harriet Mae Gebben, age 94, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center in Holland. Harriet was a former member of Montello Park Christian Reformed Church and a current member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. Harriet worked at Lifesavers, Inc in Holland for 19 years, retiring in 1987. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian, in 2004 and...
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Larry Looman

January 11, 1942 - January 20, 2020

Larry Looman, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 20, 2020. Larry was active in several sports for many years. He did auto body work for Loomans' Body Shop. He was employed by VerHage for 12 years and Elhart Pontiac for 42 years. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his dog, Callie. He faithfully comforted others as he cared for his friends and lived a life of...
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Adrian Dreyer

April 28, 1927 - January 19, 2020

Adrian Dreyer age 92, of Zeeland, died, Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Prins Dreyer in 2006 and a son, Ronald Dreyer in 1966, as well as all his siblings and their spouses and in-laws, Eldon and Jacoba Walters. He is survived by his children, Connie and Dean Boersma, and Jim and Cathy Dreyer;...
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Stanley J. Kleis

May 4, 1928 - January 18, 2020

Stanley J. Kleis, age 91, of Holland, died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Kleis, a great granddaughter, Emma De Ruiter and a brother, Gerald Kleis. Stan was a lifelong member of Pillar Church where he was active in many areas of church life. He retired from Donnelly Corporation following 29 years as a...
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Edward C. Shidler

June 23, 1937 - January 17, 2020

Edward Shidler age 82, of Saugatuck, died Friday, January 17, 2020, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a member of Central Park Reformed Church and owned and operated Edmar Manufacturing in Holland. Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marlene; children, Terri and Tom Van Lente of Saugatuck, Chuck Shidler of Saugatuck, Rick and Sue Shidler of Saugatuck, Dave and...
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Dick B. Yskes

April 5, 1936 - January 17, 2020

Dick B. Yskes age 83, of Holland, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 2015. Dick was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and was a veteran of the Army serving from 1959-1962. He taught middle school in Benton Harbor, Kent City and spent most of his career at Holland Public Schools retiring...
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Nancy Norling Gasper

October 7, 1935 - January 16, 2020

Nancy Norling Gasper, age 84, passed away Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at Mercy Health Hospital in Muskegon. Nancy was born and grew up in Chicago, IL. She earned a BS degree in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1956, and an MA degree in Education from Western Michigan University in 1965. Nancy began her career as an educator for the Marseilles Jr.-Sr. High School in Marseilles,...
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John A. Kozal

December 30, 1934 - January 16, 2020

John A. Kozal age 85, of Holland, died Thursday, January 16, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Evelyn; daughter, Kathy and Clarence Rietsema of Rockford and son, John Jr. and Rachael Kozal of Grand Rapids; 4 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 7 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. John retired from General Motors and following retirement drove school bus in the Holland area. A...
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Glen Hoekstra

September 11, 1927 - January 14, 2020

Norman Glen Hoekstra age 92 Glen Hoekstra passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020. Born on September 11, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Maynard and Christina Hoekstra. He joined the Merchant Marines at age 18 and served in the United States Army from 1950-1952. He owned and operated Fillmore Beef Company in Holland, Michigan for many years. He was a loving and generous husband, father...
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Preston M Rooks

June 3, 1924 - January 12, 2020

Preston Rooks, age 95, of Holland, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center. Preston was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and retired from Holland Motor Express after 15 years of employment. Preston was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; son, Rodger Rooks, grandchildren, Steven Nienhuis and Melissa Rooks; sisters, Ann Erickson, Margaret Arens and Dorothy...
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William "Bill" Webb, Jr.

August 4, 1959 - January 10, 2020

William "Bill" Webb, Jr., age 60, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Bill enjoyed bowling, softball, and anything Hope College. In his younger years, Bill competed in the Special Olympics, where he won several medals. Bill graduated from the Ottawa Area Center and has worked at Wooden Shoe Restaurant for many years. Bill was preceded in...
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Loren Vreeman

September 21, 1944 - January 10, 2020

Loren J. Vreeman, age 75, died on Friday, January 10, 2020. Loren was a farmer through and through spending his retirement years in Irons, MI in the summer and traveling throughout the sunny states in the winter. Loren was preceded in death by his brother; William Vreeman; and brother and sister-in-law, Sylvan (Andrea) Vreeman. He is survived by his wife, Pat Vreeman; children, Tim and Amy...
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Thelma C. Haveman

April 18, 1930 - January 9, 2020

Thelma Haveman, age 89, of Holland, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center. Thelma loved her children and devoted her life to them. She was a beautician in her early years and also loved bowling. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1995; her sisters, Joyce Ramsey and Mildred Behrer; and her brother, Jarvis Ter Haar. Thelma is survived by her: ...
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Ruth Boeskool

April 9, 1927 - January 7, 2020

Ruth A. Boeskool, age 92, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Ruth was born in Chicago on April 9, 1927. Her ability to pick up stakes, start again and make the best of a tough situation had its roots in her moving to California as a young girl during the depression years. There she married her first husband, lovingly raised her son David and went to college. After a time...
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Joyce Ramsey

May 23, 1925 - January 4, 2020

Joyce Ramsey, age 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Joyce was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church (now known as the Foundation Church). She cared for foster children throughout her life and was loved by those who had the blessing of knowing her. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, H. Paul Ramsey in 1989; brother, Jarvie TerHaar, and...
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Hendrika (Reka) Knoll

April 23, 1922 - January 3, 2020

Hendrika (Reka) Dilling Knoll, age 97, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center. Reka was a member of Maple Avenue Ministries and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Knoll; sons, Corrie Knoll and Albert Knoll; son-in-law, Jerry Raak; and sisters, Anna Dilling and Janny Kraay both of the Netherlands. Reka is survived by her daughters, Diane Raak and...
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Marvin H. Stadt

March 28, 1932 - January 2, 2020

Marvin Stadt, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Marvin was born on March 28, 1932, the only child of John and Allie Stadt of East Saugatuck. Marvin graduated from Holland High School in 1950, and married the love of his life, Julia Becksvoort, June 5, 1953. Marvin was a member of Graafschap CRC and attended Men's Bible Study Fellowship. He served his church as elder,...
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Sandra Warren

November 23, 1950 - January 1, 2020

Sandra Warren, age 69, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Sandra was well known as a horse trainer and her family owned Warren's Western Store. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Warren and Ann Warren Erickson. Sandra is survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins. No services are planned. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery next to her parents. Memorial...
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Rajean Schrotenboer

September 11, 1941 - January 1, 2020

Rajean Schrotenboer, age 78, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gene Van Heukelom; son, Dan Van Heukelom; and Eugene's first wife, Helen Schrotenboer. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Eugene Schrotenboer; son, Bob (Denise) Van Heukelom; daughter-in-law, Annette Van Heukelom; daughter, Cindy (Thomas)...
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Jane Marie Cheyne

December 11, 1956 - December 25, 2019

Jane Marie Cheyne, age 63, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. Jane enjoyed music and shared her vocal and guitar talents with family and friends. She also loved to cook for others. Jane worked for Sam's Club (one of six female store managers nationally) and later at Applebee's. She was passionate about football, especially the University...
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Joyce E. Barnes

November 29, 1934 - December 24, 2019

Joyce Elaine (Rulison) Barnes, 85 years young, passed away at home the morning of Christmas Eve, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. She left this world peacefully surrounded by family. Born in Lansing, Joyce retired from K-Mart/Okemos in 1996. She enjoyed friends, word puzzles, camping with family, Broadway shows and music festivals. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband and best...
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Jean Galien

July 5, 1931 - December 22, 2019

Jean Galien, age 88, of Holland, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital in Grand Rapids. Jean was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church where she had served as an Elder, and former member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Jean retired from nursing in 1996 from Holland Hospital after 32 years. She was lovingly devoted to her husband and family, steadfast in...
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Joe Cross

October 3, 1942 - December 20, 2019

Joe Edd Cross passed away suddenly at the age of 77 in Naples, FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Kay (Kaper) Cross of Hamilton, MI; his daughter, Marka Jo (Cross) Steensma and her husband, Matthew Richard Steensma of Byron Center, MI; his two grandchildren, Jackson Joseph Steensma and Margaret Fayth Steensma. He is preceded in death by his sister, Annetta Cross. He is...
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Rita Tubergen

September 1, 1956 - December 17, 2019

Rita Tubergen, 63, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Rita was born in Holland on September 1, 1956, to Raymond and Alice (Prince) Tubergen. Rita graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1974 and worked for many years running a daycare from her home. She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Alice, and her step-mother Alma (Van Kampen) Tubergen. She...
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Dale Dewitt

January 12, 1957 - December 16, 2019

Dale Robert Dewitt, age 62 of Holland passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Darlene; his siblings: Jeff and Ellen Dewitt of Marquette MI, Rick and Connie Dewitt of Watertown WI, Tim and Mary Dewitt of Holland, Steve Dewitt of Hulbert MI, Sandy and Brian Kalbflesich of Gwinn MI, mother-in-law Opal Gambrel; father-in-law Jim Stephenson;...
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Charles William Gallup

August 10, 1997 - December 13, 2019

Charles William Gallup, age 22, of West Olive, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, December 13, 2019. Charles was born in Holland, Michigan to Christopher and Kimberly Gallup. He graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2016 and was currently a Junior at Grand Valley State University. Charles was a people person, kind hearted and loving and just fun to be around…he lived life to the...
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Nellie Jean Williams

June 14, 1936 - December 9, 2019

Nellie "Jean" Williams (Fischer) was born in Muskegon, Michigan on June 14, 1936 and died peacefully with the love of her family on December 9, 2019 at 83 years old. Jean was the second born of four children and graduated from Muskegon High School in 1954. Afterwards, she worked as a bank teller. In 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Williams, after he returned from serving...
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Carolyn J. Taylor

January 23, 1949 - December 5, 2019

Carolyn Taylor age 70, of Hamilton, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at St Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Jean Louise Gazella and a member of Hamilton Baptist Church. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mike Taylor; children, Michael and Rebecca DeBaar of Allendale, Jeff and Kristy DeBaar of Knoxville, TN, Lisa and Jeff Smith of...
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Minnie Sloothaak

November 2, 1927 - December 1, 2019

Minnie Sloothaak age 92, of Hamilton, died Sunday, December 1, 2019 at her home. She was as member of Haven Reformed Church in Hamilton and was preceded in death by her husband, Corwin Sloothaak and a daughter-in-law, Laurie Sloothaak. Minnie is survived by her children, Kay and Dave Bakker of Hamilton, Gary Sloothaak of Dorr, Lucy and Kim Busscher of Holland, Dan and Marlene Sloothaak of...
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Randall DeWaard

May 13, 1955 - November 27, 2019

Randall DeWaard, age 64, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Randall worked at Fogg Filler for over 40 years and lived in Holland his entire life. Randall was preceded in death by his father, Roger DeWaard. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa (Kendall) Zeerip; son, Eric (Stacie) DeWaard; grandchildren, Damien DeWaard, Colin DeWaard, Hannah DeWaard; mother, Joyce...
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James H. Huisingh

March 19, 1939 - November 24, 2019

James Harlo Huisingh, 80, Holland, Michigan died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Jim was born on March 19, 1939 to Herman and Susie Huisingh in Westfield, North Dakota. He graduated from Strasburg High School and served in the Army from 1957-1959. He was based in Honolulu, Hawaii and received an honorable discharge. Following his military duties, he...
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Clariss Van Doornik

October 11, 1922 - November 24, 2019

Clariss Van Doornik, age 97, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Clariss was born in Fremont to Jake and Gertrude Bowman on October 11, 1922. She moved to Hamilton, Michigan in her 20's where she operated a variety store with her sister, Della. Soon after moving to Hamilton, she met her husband, Marvin. They married in 1951. Together, they owned and operated the Hamilton Food Center...
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Gordon Breuker

January 18, 1930 - November 22, 2019

Gordon Breuker, age 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 22, 2019. Gordon was a loving, kind and grace-filled man who adored his wife, Patricia for over 59 years. He was a good example to his children and grandchildren who all shared a mutual love of one another. He was a role model who knew right from wrong. Throughout his life, he owned his own machine shop, developed...
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Vivian May Rooks

January 16, 1929 - November 16, 2019

Vivian May Rooks age 90, of Holland, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Rooks in 2007. She was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and worked for Resthaven, Inc. for many years. Vivian is survived by her sons, Allan and Gail Rooks of Holland, Daryl and Debra Rooks of Zeeland, grandchildren, Rebecca...
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Lucia Kesner

November 15, 2011 - November 15, 2019

Lucia Raegan Kesner, our courageous Warrior of Light, took her very first steps into the Kingdom of Heaven on her 8th birthday at 4:31pm on Friday, November 15th, 2019. Lucia was diagnosed with a rare and terminal disease called Mucolipidosis Type II, also known as I-Cell disease. It is a debilitating and medically compromising genetic disorder, with no known cure and many children lose their...
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Mollie Sue Hilbink

December 23, 1947 - November 11, 2019

Mollie Sue Hilbink, age 71, of Holland, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at her daughter's home. She was born in Holland on December 23, 1947 and lived in the Holland area her entire life. Mollie is survived by her children, Terry Allen James, Jr. of Holland, Jennifer Marie Woltman and son-in-law, Charles King of Holland; sister, Mary Lynn Cobb of Holland; and nephews. A private viewing...
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Anthony "Tony" Speet

September 27, 1919 - November 10, 2019

Anthony "Tony" Speet, age 100, of Holland, died Sunday, November 10, 2019 and is now in the arms of his Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brantly Speet and siblings Gerald, Herm, Marvin, John, Barb Kopenaal, Adriana Wecker, Maxine Speet, Cleo Jerding, Robert, Ken. Tony was a lifelong member of Fourth Reformed Church and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army as a...
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Preston Bontekoe

March 8, 1939 - November 7, 2019

Preston Bontekoe, age 80, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Preston was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He provided for his family well and they appreciated his wisdom. His basement was his favorite place. He served his country as a Marine from 1958-1961. He was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly...
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Eilene "Ike" Caauwe

August 27, 1936 - November 2, 2019

Eilene "Ike" Caauwe, age 83, of Holland, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Eilene was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church and along with her husband, Bob, enjoyed auctioning and collecting antique lamps. The most important things in her life were her grandchildren and her yard. Eilene was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Robert, on...
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Earl "Webb" Dalman

July 30, 1929 - October 30, 2019

Earl "Webb" Dalman, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Webb was preceded in death by his son earlier this week, Clif Dalman. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Joyce; children, Ron (Joyce) Dalman, Mark (Linda) Dalman, Linda (Paul) Boerman, Earl (Jan) Dalman; Neal (Jodi) Dalman; daughter-in-law, Brenda Dalman; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 15 great great...
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Lorene R. Geurink

January 17, 1936 - October 30, 2019

Lorene Geurink age 83, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at an area care center. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and worked for Russ' Commissary for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Sherwin Geurink, and a grandson, Arlyn Geurink. Lorene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alvin; daughter, Sandy and Mark Hoffman of Hamilton; Daughter-in...
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Beecher E. Childress

May 5, 1932 - October 30, 2019

Beecher Childress, age 87, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home. Beecher was a member of the New Vision Church, and retired from Holland Hitch/SAF after 28 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Mae, in 1973; and daughter, Norma Auwema in 2005. Beecher is survived by his: Children Sandy (Kim) Schuck of Zeeland Fred (Angie) Childress...
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Philip Lemmen

May 8, 1946 - October 28, 2019

Philip Lemmen , age 73, passed into the loving arms of His Savior on Monday, October 28, 2019. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 years, Sharon (Nienhuis); daughter, Hope VandenTop (Marcel) of Holland; son, Chad Lemmen (Jessica) of Holland; son, Scott Lemmen (Tolly) of Grand Rapids; beloved grandchildren, Elyssa and Gavin VandenTop. Also survived by Dylan and Sara Henson. He is also...
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Eleanor M. Borr

March 8, 1934 - October 24, 2019

Eleanor Borr, 85, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 24, 2019. She was born in Zeeland on March 8, 1934 to Frank and Margaret Hoogland and was preceded in death by her parents, a son, David J. Borr and brother, John Hoogland. Eleanor was a charter member of Christ Memorial Church where she served in the music program for 50 years as organist, pianist and member of the...
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Carolyn Boer

March 4, 1931 - October 22, 2019

Carolyn Boer, age 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Carolyn was a dedicated single mother who faithfully raised her 4 children. She was a welcoming and generous grandmother who enjoyed a good card game and hard laughter. She worked for Lifesavers for 20+ years and after retirement worked for Resthaven Maplewoods in the kitchen. She was a member...
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Carol Vander Hooning

October 26, 1927 - October 19, 2019

Carol Vander Hooning, of Hudsonville, MI went home to her Lord on Saturday, October 19, preceded by husband Robert (2010) and brother Rev. Paul DeVries (2000). She was born in Grand Rapids on October 26, 1927, to Fred and Anne (nee Lugers) DeVries. Carol was an active member of New Community Church. She enjoyed Sunday evening hymn sings around the piano, bike rides with grandchildren and...
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Charles F Rohr

November 2, 1932 - October 18, 2019

Charles Fredrick Rohr of Holland, MI passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019. Charles was born in Newton, IL on November 2, 1932 to George A. and Ruth M. (Staley) Rohr, and moved with his family to MI in 1943. He was the eldest of 7 children and the father of 8, and many knew him over the years as Charlie, Chuck or Fred. Charles is survived by 3 siblings and 7 children. Chuck was an...
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Walter J Pyka, Jr.

November 19, 1951 - October 17, 2019

Walter J. Pyka, Jr., age 67, of West Olive, unexpectedly passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at his home. Walt was known as "Dance Dad" to his extended dance family at Dance Central Dance Company. He loved riding his Goldwing motorcycle and all things Disney. He was famous among his friends and family for his delicious homemade french fries. Walt also worked at West Ottawa Public Schools...
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Norma M Brinklow

June 5, 1932 - October 16, 2019

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

July 13, 1967 - October 9, 2019

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

July 15, 1938 - October 6, 2019

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

August 3, 1934 - October 5, 2019

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

July 4, 1956 - October 4, 2019

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

February 2, 1967 - October 2, 2019

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

June 6, 1956 - September 29, 2019

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

December 11, 1959 - September 28, 2019

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

January 14, 1937 - September 26, 2019

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

August 7, 1942 - September 25, 2019

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

December 22, 1940 - September 22, 2019

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

March 10, 1924 - September 21, 2019

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

February 7, 1945 - September 18, 2019

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

November 28, 1942 - September 17, 2019

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