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Our Obituaries

Sopannarapth Vongphachanh

April 9, 1994 - May 21, 2018


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Karen Westing

May 5, 1931 - May 20, 2018

Karen Westing, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Theodore Voetberg, her brothers Jacob and Wayne. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Stuart; children Jim and Sandra Westing of Zeeland, John and Vickie Westing of Zeeland, Pat and Harlan Halma of Sunnyside, WA, Joan and Dave Schultze of Morganton, NC,...
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Lester Bliss, Jr.

April 27, 1947 - May 19, 2018

Lester Bliss Jr., age 71 of Holland, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Renee; his grandsons: Ryan Lynch and Thad Bliss; his great grandchildren: Emma, Ethan, Graeson, Kieran and Aurora; his siblings: Richard and Sharon Bliss, Tom and Marie Bliss and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Les was preceded in death by his wife Rachelle and his daughter...
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Angkhana "Jackie" Dabandon

December 18, 1978 - May 16, 2018

Angkhana "Jackie" Dabandon, 39, of Algonquin, Illinois, formerly of Holland, Michigan, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at her home. Jackie was born in Thailand to Nitha Iwanaga and Khouthong Dabandon on December 18, 1979. She was first and foremost a devoted mother to her children Jadah and Jaron Dabandon. We celebrate her life honoring that she was a jack of all trades to her...
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Lillian Wyngaarden Van Slot

March 3, 1923 - May 13, 2018

Lillian (Wyngaarden) Van Slot age 95, of Holland, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at an area care center. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Van Slot in 2008 and a son-in-law James Herweyer in 2011. She was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and worked as a Bio-Chemist for the Up-John Company for many years. She survived by her step-daughters, Margo Lubbers of Cumming...
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Elaine Draisma

March 13, 1934 - May 11, 2018

Elaine Draisma, age 84, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. She is survived by her children: Marcia and Jim Vandenbrink, Ken and Judi Draisma, Steve and Leslie Draisma and her daughter-in-law Mary Jo Draisma; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: DJ Viernes, Michael and Elizabeth Draisma (Kennedy, Ethan and Levi), Leann and Daris De Groot (Makenzie, Jayda, Ashlyn and Jaxson),...
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Robert "Bob" Hunt

June 29, 1927 - May 10, 2018

Surrounded by his family, Robert J. Hunt, Jr. age 90, of Allegan, went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Vicinia Gardens of Otsego. Robert was a member of the Allegan Bible Church, served in the US Army during WWII and retired from Rockwell International after 30 years. Robert will be missed by his: Wife of 70 years, Dorothy Hunt (Seekman) Their children Debra (Kris)...
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Harvey Wolbert

June 4, 1924 - May 8, 2018

Harvey Lyle Wolbert, age 93, went to be with his Lord and join his wife Joanna on May 8, 2018. He passed away peacefully with the support and prayers of family and many friends. Harvey was a lifelong resident of Holland Michigan and a WWII veteran. He worked as a postal clerk selling stamps and had many other responsibilities in the Holland office until his retirement at age 55. In selling...
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Kathryn M Steffens

December 6, 1917 - May 6, 2018

Kathryn Steffens, age 100, of Holland, passed away Sunday, May 6 at Resthaven Care Center. Kathryn was a member of Pillar Church and the last survivor of the Holland Christian School Class of 1936. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and son Robert. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Karen (Dennis) Diekema of Holland; grandchildren, Stephanie (Glenn) Rosinski of Cedar,...
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Steven Alan Pitcher

September 14, 1955 - May 4, 2018

Steven Alan Pitcher, 62, of Lamont, formerly of Wyoming, died Friday, May 4, 2018. He was born September 14, 1955, in Holland, Michigan, to Harold and Marilyn (Buck) Pitcher. Steven graduated with honors from Wyoming Rogers and attended the University of Michigan. Steven was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother H. Lee Pitcher. He is survived by his aunts and uncles:...
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William "Bill" Lerette

November 24, 1969 - May 4, 2018

Willam S. (Bill) Lerette, age 48, of Zeeland, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Bill grew up in Arizona and was employed at Yanfeng in Holland. He was a loving and caring husband to his wife, Lori. He was a good friend to many and a very generous man to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all. Bill was preceded in death by his: Parents Theodore...
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Louis Baker

December 21, 1924 - May 4, 2018

Rev. Louis F. Baker, Holland Michigan, age 93, went home to his Lord and Savior on May 4, 2018. Louis was born on December 21, 1924 in Ionia County MI, to Jacob and Stella (Boeve) Bakker. He graduated from Portland HS, Calvin College, and attended Calvin Theological Seminary and Westminster Seminary where he received his MDIV in 1955. Louis faithfully served the Christian Reformed Church...
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Rick Windemuller

July 18, 1954 - May 3, 2018

Richard Windemuller, 63 of Zeeland, MI, passed from this life into eternal life after winning a more than 9 year battle with cancer on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Rick was born July 18, 1954. Rick graduated from Unity Christian High School and then Ferris University with a bachelor's of science degree in heavy equipment and diesel machinery. He was a faithful and active member of Niekerk...
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Hannah Grace Gosaynie

March 1, 1932 - May 1, 2018

Hannah Grace (Lenters) Gosaynie Our Hannah Grace, named after both grandmothers, has left us to join her heavenly family. She passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 86. A graduate of Holland Christian Schools and Calvin College, Hannah began her career teaching 1st grade at Westside Christian School in Holland in 1954. She later taught in Ann Arbor and then on Military bases in...
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Gerrit J. Schierbeek

December 12, 1930 - May 1, 2018

Gerrit J. Schierbeek, age 87, of Holland passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; his children: Elwyn and Bette Schierbeek, Marlene and Dan Sloothaak, Paul and Audrey Schierbeek, Calvin and Deb Schierbeek and Linda and Paul Witte; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kathlyn and Adam Miller, Bethany and Matt Reimink (Morgan and Paige), Jonathan and...
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Rev. Dr. Edwin George Mulder

March 25, 1929 - May 1, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Edwin George Mulder was born in Raymond, Minnesota, on March 25, 1929. He was a history and philosophy major at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he graduated in 1951 and was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity in 1979 and an Alumni Award in 2001 for his service to the Church and world. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 1954, and was awarded that institution's...
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David P. Hylander

November 2, 1924 - April 29, 2018

David Peter Hylander, age 93, went home to be with his heavenly father on April 29, 2018. David was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Carol Ann. David dearly loved his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Hylander. David was a wonderful husband and father who led an exemplary Christian life. David served in the United States Air Force in Pacific Theater during WWII. He received his...
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Alden J. Sneller

February 22, 1928 - April 28, 2018

Mr. Alden J. Sneller, age 90 of Zeeland & formerly of Fremont, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday, April 28, 2018. He was born on February 22, 1928 in Fremont, Michigan to William & Bertha (DeKuiper) Sneller. Alden was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and he retired from Gerber Products Company in 1988 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church...
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Colleen De Waard

December 6, 1924 - April 22, 2018

Colleen Jesene Cordes-De Waard, age 93, passed away peacefully April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Colleen was born to Ula (Little) and Alfred Cordes on December 6, 1924 in Grand Haven, MI. After leaving the United States Marine Corp, she moved to Holland and married Kenneth L. De Waard (d.o.d. Sept. 5, 1992). Colleen loved to swim and was an avid bike rider. She made many excursions with...
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Helen W Borr

April 4, 1935 - April 22, 2018

Helen Borr, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Helen worked at Youth for Christ and GPM Industries and was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. She loved softball, bowling and boating. She and her husband, Jack, spent summers on their boat at Perrin's Marina in Holland and, after retirement, at Mariner's Cove in Saugatuck. Her greatest...
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Sarah E. Tucker

July 5, 1925 - April 22, 2018

Sarah E. Tucker age 92, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrold in 1997 and daughter-in-law Barb in 2011. Sarah was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and a former member of East Saugatuck CRC. She is survived by her children, Tom and Marge Tucker of Hamilton, Bob Tucker...
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Robert Mc Donald

June 18, 1936 - April 19, 2018

Robert R. Mc Donald, age 81, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Deborah Doyle (Holland, MI) Diane Mabeley (McKinney, TX), Julia Pelton (Carmel, IN); and 9 grandchildren. After graduating from Indiana University, he was employed by the University of California at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico. Followed by a career with Dow...
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Alan Van Noord

May 16, 1943 - April 16, 2018

Alan Van Noord, age 74, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in the presence of his wife, close friend Sandy and extended family. Alan was a self-made man who lived a life of generosity. He was a graduate of Wyoming Park High School and was employed by Keebler for 36 years until retirement. He was a faithful steward of his musical gift by participating for 25 years in the Grand Rapids Symphony...
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Kurt VanGenderen

August 20, 1941 - April 15, 2018

Kurt VanGenderen, age 76, of Holland, died suddenly from cardiac arrest on April 15, 2018 while spending the night in Williamsburg, KY, as he and his wife Beverly were traveling to Michigan from wintering in Florida. He was born in Denver, Colorado and loved to ski but truly appreciated the values and lifestyle of living in the Midwest after residing in Holland for almost 50 years. Kurt...
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Julius "Jun" Van Dyke

May 11, 1929 - April 13, 2018

Julius (Jun) Van Dyke age 88, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, April 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Van Dyke in 1993 and son-in-law, Wayne Elhart in 2015 Julius is survived by his children; Kathy Elhart of Holland, Jack Van Dyke and Kathleen of Zeeland, Karen Homkes of Holland, Jeff Van Dyke of Zeeland; grandson, Kurtis and Alyssa Homkes ...
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Wesley Oosting

March 1, 1936 - April 11, 2018

Wesley Oosting, age 82 of Holland, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born in Holland on March 1, 1936 to Clarence and Katherine Oosting. While attending Holland Christian High School, Wes told his best friend, "There is the girl I'm going to marry." A year later he began dating Sharon Hoogeveen; they married a few years later. Wes served in the Army and was stationed...
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Ted A. Wilson

July 12, 1942 - April 6, 2018

Ted A. Wilson, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at Holland Hospital. Ted served in the US Airforce during the Vietnam War at the Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam and afterward worked as an Avionics Crew Chief for American Airlines for 35 years. Ted is survived by his: Wife of 53 years, Darlene Wilson Children Jeffrey Wilson of Willowbrook, IL Lana (Peter)...
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David John West

December 28, 1965 - April 5, 2018

David John West, 52, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home. David was born in Holland on December 28, 1965, to John and Ann (Huizinga) West. David was the youngest of three children and graduated from West Ottawa High School. In David's working career he worked the most for Biotec in Zeeland. He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his...
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Gertrude Beelen

November 15, 1924 - April 5, 2018

Gertrude Beelen age 93, of Holland, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Beelen and son-in-law, Marvin Dreyer. Gertrude was a member of Gibson Christian Reformed Church where she was involved and active in many church activities. She is survived by her step-daughters, Joyce and Joel Glashower of Zeeland, Molly (Marlene)...
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Marilyn Bale

February 12, 1935 - April 4, 2018

Marilyn Bale, age 83, passed away on April 4, 2018. Marilyn was known for her sunny disposition and always had kind words for everyone. She was outgoing and enjoyed life and all the activities offered through Appledorn Assisted Living Center. She was dearly loved and will be missed. Marilyn was the daughter of Herbert and Gertrude Elwood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years...
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James F. Olsson

February 20, 1928 - April 3, 2018

James F. Olsson age 90, of Holland, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home. Jim was born in Cadillac, Michigan to James and Althea (Lamb) Olsson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Jerrold. He started his career as a Technical Illustrator and retired from BASF as a truck driver for 21 years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in...
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Judie K. Noordeloos

August 23, 1939 - April 2, 2018

Judith Kaye Noordeloos, 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Judie was born August 23, 1939, in Grand Rapids, to Ben and Thelma (Misner) Duthler. She graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and worked in the office for her father at Duthler Family Foods. Judie had five children and later owned and operated a Hallmark store with her...
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Patty Wells

May 4, 1940 - April 1, 2018

Patty Nitz Wells, age 77, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Patty is known for her kind hearted and compassionate spirit and was a faithful follower of Christ. She enjoyed people and serving others her entire life. Her mantra was "Retired and Loving Life". Her laughter and smile will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; her great...
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Paul D Carrier

May 2, 1941 - April 1, 2018

Paul David Carrier, age 76, father of Michael, Joseph and Jacquelyn; grandfather of Griffin, Julian, Charles, Jackson and Alexander; and loving husband of Joan, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Holland Hospital in Holland, Michigan. Paul was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Northwestern University in Evanston and Northwestern Law School. He was a former General Counsel...
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Ray Terpstra

April 6, 1939 - March 30, 2018

Raymond Terpstra Jr., age 78, of Zeeland, entered into Glory Friday, March 30. 2018. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy (Bleeker) Terpstra; his children, grandchildren and great granddaughter: Curt and Vicki Terpstra (Will), Ron and Kryci Kempkers (Jordyn and Nicholas), Lori and Rick De Visser (Jenessa and her fiancé Michael [Brinslee], Austin), Kim and Larry Modrzynski (Ashley and...
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Jane L. Anema

December 1, 1956 - March 27, 2018

Jane Lois Anema, 61, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her home. Jane was kind, caring, and loving toward her family, friends, and anyone she happened to meet. She will be remembered for her sympathetic heart and willingness to give of her time, her resources, and herself to those around her and those she found in need. She was a devout Christian and faithfully...
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Jessica Lynn Paauwe

March 14, 1991 - March 24, 2018

Jessica Lynn Paauwe, has left her earthly home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 24th 2018. Daughter of Brian Paauwe and Linda Deveson, she was born on March 14, 1991 in Holland, MI. She graduated from Holland Public Schools and was continuing her education at Grand Rapids Community College. Jessica was the most loving, caring and thoughtful woman who cared deeply about her family, friends...
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Annie Meyer

February 17, 1925 - March 23, 2018

Borne on the love and prayers of her family, Annie Noordmans Meyer, 93, passed peacefully from this world to the next on March 23, 2018. She joyfully claimed the place prepared for her in heaven and joined the great cloud of witnesses who cheer on those of us who have not yet completed the race. Annie was born February 17, 1925, in Hancock, Minnesota, to Dewey and Jessie Noordmans. The third...
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Marvin J Lemmen

December 6, 1921 - March 20, 2018

Marvin J. Lemmen, age 96, of Holland, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Holland Hospital following a short illness. Marv was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and a WWII US Army veteran. Marv is survived by his wife of 72 years, Myrtle Lemmen; children, Carol Lemmen, Marvin, Jr. (Betty) Lemmen, Roger (Cindy) Lemmen, Craig (Tyra) Lemmen; 9 grandchildren;...
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Ralph "Bud" Parker

May 2, 1930 - March 19, 2018

Ralph "Bud" Parker, 87 of Holland died peacefully at Freedom Village on Monday, March 19, 2018 with his wife Dorothy by his side. Ralph was born on May 2, 1930, in Lansing, Michigan to Ralph and Hermione (Warner) Parker. He married his college sweetheart, Dorothy "Dot" (Newhart) in 1953. Together they shared and raised three children: Randy Parker (Battle Creek), Pam Sault (Crystal Lake, IL)...
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Kayla Lynn Atsaphanthong

January 30, 2003 - March 19, 2018

Kayla Lynn Atsaphanthong, 15 years old, of Holland, Michigan, died Monday, March 19, 2018. Kayla was born in Holland on January 30, 2003. She was currently a freshman at West Ottawa High School. She will be greatly missed by her father Phone and Keokenta Atsaphanthong, her mother Christina and Quinten Kelley, her siblings: Kaden Atsaphanthong, Christian Kelley, McKenna Kelley, Kalvin...
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Clarabelle "Clark" Scheerhorn

January 16, 1925 - March 18, 2018

Clarabelle (Clark) Scheerhorn, age 93 of Holland, passed on to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Clark was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She loved to hold her great-grandchildren, and on occasion had to be persuaded to let them go. Clark loved reading, gardening, knitting, and also enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her famous carrot cake....
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Esther Lemmen

September 8, 1941 - March 17, 2018

Esther Lemmen, 76, of Holland, met her Lord and Savior face to face Saturday, March 17, 2018. Esther was born in Zeeland on September 8, 1941, to Leonard and Susie (Palmbos) Seinen. She met Merle Lemmen and they married in 1960. Esther and Merle raised their children in Holland and were longtime members of Harderwyk CRC. Esther really enjoyed many years of camping at East Lake, gardening,...
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Donald G. Bos

March 27, 1949 - March 15, 2018

Donald Bos age 68, of Hamilton, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. The son of Hyo and Winnifred Bos, Don was a member of Overisel Reformed Church and retired from Bert Reimink Plumbing and Heating following 40 years of employment. He worked for Vandermolen Greenhouse following retirement. Don was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Army...
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Janet Foy

August 7, 1937 - March 13, 2018

Janet Lydia Foy, age 80 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday March 13 with family by her side. Janet was born on August 7, 1937 in Elkton, MI. She was the daughter of Otto and Emma Fluegge. She was raised on the farm and spoke often about growing up on the farm with her 4 siblings. She was proceeded in death by her sisters Loraine Beadle and Crystal Teems. Her brothers Bob Fluegge and Otto...
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Kimberly Schaap

May 4, 1961 - March 12, 2018

Kimberly Schaap age 56, of Hamilton, lost her 33 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Monday, March 12, 2018. Kim was the daughter of Gordon and Lois Slotman and graduated from Hamilton High School. She and Howard were members of Haven Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Howard; son, Ian Schaap; brother, Gary Slotman, sisters, Barb and Larry Raynor, Betty and...
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Brian TerHorst

April 30, 1977 - March 11, 2018

Brian TerHorst, a child of God, age 40, went home to heaven on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Brian was a gentle and loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He worked as the fourth generation in his family's construction business of which he was very proud. He loved family and fishing and his BIG heart prompted him to help anyone in need. Even with his hearing impairment, he persevered to face life...
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Wilma DeLeeuw

August 7, 1932 - March 8, 2018

Resting in the arms of Jesus, Mrs. Wilma DeLeeuw, age 85, passed away Thursday evening, March 8, 2018, at the American House Retirement Center, Holland, Michigan. Wilma was born August 7, 1932 to Sipke and Hilda Schuil in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Wilma married Dr. Henry DeLeeuw on May 22, 1953, in Hawthorne and lived for a year at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where Henry was stationed. They moved to...
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Elaine Bouman

December 12, 1928 - March 7, 2018

Elaine Bouman, age 89, of Holland went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Elaine grew up in Holland and graduated from Holland High School, Class of 1946. She attended Hope College with an interest in nursing. She was married in 1951 to Harlen C. Bouman and had three children. They were members of the Forks Club...
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Hazel Genzink-Geurink

June 21, 1927 - March 6, 2018

Hazel Genzink-Geurink age 90, of Hamilton, peacefully entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey Genzink and Gradus Geurink, her grandson, Daniel Genzink, and brother, Jason Zoet. Hazel was a member of Hamilton Christian Reformed Church where she was active in their food pantry. She ran child care in her home for many years. ...
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NiaCole Jesus Lopez

April 10, 1981 - March 5, 2018

NiaCole Jesus Lopez, 36, of Holland, MI passed away unexpectedly Monday March 5, 2018, in Grand Rapid, MI. NiaCole was born April 10, 1981, in Holland, MI. She deeply loved her children and family and had the voice of an Angel like her Mother. She will be greatly missed. NiaCole is preceded in death by her Mother Gloria Lopez and her sister Christella Cardoza. NiaCole is survived by...
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Nancy Lacy

June 16, 1930 - March 5, 2018

Nancy Bergman Lacy, age 87, of Holland, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Inn at Freedom Village in Holland. Nancy was born in Irvine, Kentucky (near Lexington) and graduated from Georgetown College and Southern Seminary in Kentucky. She became the assistant to the Chaplain of Baptist Hospital in Louisville, where she and Albert E. "AE", were married in 1955. She received a MSW Degree...
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Philip S. Tummel

March 10, 1945 - March 5, 2018

Philip S. Tummel, 72, of Holland, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Phil was born in Lakewood, Ohio, March 10, 1945, to Lester and Mildred (Strong) Tummel. He moved to Holland, Michigan, when he was 16 years old and lived with his grandmother. Phil worked as a machinist for his life's work at a steel factory in Grand Rapids, Western Foundry and a machine shop in Holland. He was preceded...
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Betty Jane Taylor

January 10, 1923 - March 4, 2018

Betty Jane Taylor, age 95, died peacefully Sunday March 4th, 2018 in Holland, Michigan. She is preceded in death by husband Richard (Dick), also of Holland, Michigan. She is survived by loving sons William (Julie), Thomas (Becky); grandchildren Abby and Drew. Betty was a devoted employee of First Michigan Bank before retiring to Florida and returning to Holland. The family would...
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Jasper Ray "Jack" Kelch

December 17, 1935 - March 4, 2018

Jasper Ray "Jack" Kelch, 82, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Holland Hospital. Jack was born in Earle, Arkansas, December 17, 1935, to Cliston and Minnie (David) Kelch. Jack finished his schooling and moved to the Holland area along with most of the greater Kelch family in the 1950's. He met Barbara Lewis and they married February 1, 1957. They raised their sons in...
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Gerard H Schreur

March 20, 1937 - March 4, 2018

Gerard Schreur, age 80, a lifelong resident of Overisel, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Gerard worked as a farmer for Schipper Eggs, was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and served as a volunteer fireman. Gerard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elaine, in 2013. Gerard is survived by his children: Ken (Mary)...
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Bernice Welscott

September 10, 1925 - March 3, 2018

Bernice Welscott, age 92 of Holland, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018 at American House. Bernice was born to John and Mary Van Nieuwland on September 10, 1925. She graduated from Holland Christian High School, then worked clerical at Steketee Van Huis and Shoemaker Heating. Bernice was an active member of Ebenezer Reformed Church. She was a 4-H sewing leader for many years. ...
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Edwin D. Boeve

September 24, 1939 - March 3, 2018

Edwin D. Boeve age 78, of Holland, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. He was a life-long member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where he served on council and as a Cadet Leader. He retired from Prince machine following 32 years of employment. Ed volunteered with ARO and Bibles for Mexico. He also served with the Army National Guard and was a faithful...
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William Bill Meyer

February 12, 1935 - March 3, 2018

William "Bill" Meyer, age 83, of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joyce; his son Brian and Beth Ann Meyer; his two grandchildren: Ava and Bryce; siblings: David and Joyce Meyer, Carl and Dorothy Meyer, Marcia Van Dommelen, Ruth and Calvin Ritsema, Jean Hinken, Kathleen and Richard Meyer Van Dyke; sister-in-law: Gezella Boekeloo. Bill was...
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Austin J. Schrotenboer

August 24, 1931 - March 1, 2018

Austin J. Schrotenboer age 86, of Holland, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Allen in 2017. Austin was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and retired from Micromatic Textron. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; children,...
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Fred Elias

April 4, 1923 - February 28, 2018

Fred Elias, age 94, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. Fred was retired from Textron, where he worked for 31 years in sales and as export manager. He was a Freemason, a Shriner, and a Scottish Rite Meritorious Service Award recipient. Fred was loved by his family and his many friends in Holland and elsewhere. Fred was preceded in...
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Marguerite "Peggy" Danhof

August 25, 1925 - February 25, 2018

Marguerite "Peggy" T. Danhof (née Den Herder) of Holland, MI, age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born in Grand Rapids to Marguerite and Edward Den Herder. Peggy graduated from Zeeland High School and Michigan State College (University) with a degree in Home Economics. She married Robert (Bob) J. Danhof in 1947 in Holland,...
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Shirley M Lambers

March 30, 1934 - February 24, 2018

Shirley M. Lambers, age 83, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Resthaven Care Center after her 18 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was one of five children born on a farm in Oakland, MI, to Benjamin and Florence Redder Winkels, on March 30, 1934. She graduated from Zeeland Public High Schools in 1952 (Go Chix!), then attended Calvin...
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June Reichel

June 1, 1924 - February 22, 2018

June E. Reichel, age 93, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. June was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she played in the Glocken Ringers Bell Choir and was also active in the Lutheran Women's League. June worked at Michigan Bell Telephone and retired from Margaret's Hair Salon. June was preceded in death by her husband, Robert...
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James "Jim" B. Taylor

May 9, 1947 - February 22, 2018

James "Jim' Byron Taylor, age 70, passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Jim was a loving and active husband, father and grandfather. He had a deep love for people which motivated his long career as educator and administrator in the Kalamazoo Public School. His passion for ministry and giving back prompted him to serve for many years...
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David Kempker

January 23, 1931 - February 20, 2018

David Kempker, 87 It is with sadness and joy that we announce the peaceful passing of David Kempker on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He was a wonderful brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Wherever he went, he brought a smile and a word of advice or encouragement. Dave grew up in Holland, Michigan and attended the Holland Public Schools, where he excelled at sports. Upon...
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Anthony "Tony" Bouman

February 12, 1926 - February 15, 2018

Tony Bouman, age 92, of Holland met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Thursday, February 15, 2018. Tony was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. He and Alma spent many years volunteering for CRWRC Disaster Response (now World Renew). He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was also founder of Bremer & Bouman Heating and Cooling Co. Tony was...
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David Wyma

August 17, 1940 - February 14, 2018

David Marc Wyma passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018 at Trillium Hospice. Dave was born on August 17, 1940 to John and Josephine Wyma of Grand Haven, MI. After graduating from Grand Haven High School, he graduated from both Hope College and Western Michigan University. He impacted the lives of many as an Elementary Principal within the Jenison Public Schools. He then served as an...
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Glen "Fred" Smeltzer

July 19, 1939 - February 12, 2018

Glen Frederick "Fred" Smeltzer, age 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Fred was born and raised in Frankfort MI, and was happily reminiscent of his time growing up there. He met his wife, Karen, in Grand Rapids where he worked proudly as a barber; they fell in love and devoted their lives to one another. After their marriage, the couple moved to Holland to raise their...
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Linda Bowne

December 18, 1947 - February 12, 2018

Linda Bowne, age 70, of Holland, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Linda was a compassionate woman with great wisdom and dedication. She spent both her personal and professional life serving others; she was a graduate of Western Michigan University where she received her master's degree in clinical social work and spent her career working in juvenile justice. She was a committed member...
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Barbara Brink

October 25, 1931 - February 8, 2018

Barbara Jean (Lowing) Brink, 86, of Holland, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, February 08, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born October 25, 1931 in Jenison, Michigan to Harold and Doris (DeNef) Lowing. She graduated from Hudsonville High in 1950. Upon graduation she worked for the high school for several years before beginning Hope College in the fall of 1952....
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Cornelius Bron

July 16, 1941 - February 4, 2018

Cornelius "Cornie" Bron, age 76 of Holland, died Sunday, February 4, 2018. The son of Bert and Maria Bron, he was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Cornie is survived by his brother, William Bron of Wildwood, FL, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 259 Central Avenue, Holland,...
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Clarina Schreur

November 17, 1922 - February 4, 2018

Clarina Schreur, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 4, 2018. Clarina was a strong Christian woman, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church for her entire married life. She is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Jerald. She is survived by her children, Marcia and Elbert Schwartz of Milton, FL, Betty and...
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Frank R. Gibbons

June 6, 1928 - February 4, 2018

Frank Roy Gibbons age 89, of Jenison, died Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, daughter, LuAnn, and granddaughter, Holly. Frank worked for Hart and Cooley for 41 years and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army. He is survived by his sons; Gary & Anna Gibbons of Jenison, MI and Allen & Kay Gibbons of Vero Beach, FL; grandchildren, Heather &...
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Sarah VonRossum

April 2, 1950 - January 28, 2018

Sarah VonRossum, 67, passed away on Jan. 28, 2018. Born and raised in Chicago, she chose to leave the daily hustle of the city and moved to Holland in order to introduce her parents and children to a more peaceful way of life. Her can-do attitude was infectious and people loved her for it. Sarah was an artist and displayed her work through her profession as a cosmetologist. One of Sarah's...
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Nora E Lake

March 19, 1952 - January 25, 2018

Nora Lake, age 65, of Holland, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Resthaven Care Center. Nora was preceded in death by her son, Rene Garza, on December 22, 2017. Nora is survived by her husband, Tim Lake of Holland; son, Rick (Cynthia) Harris of Holland; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for 4:00pm Tuesday, January 30 at Holland First...
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Paul Wolters

March 24, 1933 - January 25, 2018

Paul Wolters age 84, of Holland, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at an area care center. Paul was born in Overisel, the son of Sander and Aleta Wolters. He was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church where he served on council. Preceding him in death were his parents, sister, Mary Vander Hill; in-laws, Harvey and Betty Beltman and Jane and Earl Gunneman. He graduated from...
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Myra Irene Veltman

July 2, 1920 - January 24, 2018

Myra I. Veltman, age 97, of Holland was welcomed into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Freedom Village Inn. Myra was a member of Christ Memorial Church. Myra was a woman of few words, but was always there for her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren baking and going to the fish ponds. She also enjoyed quilting and playing Scrabble. She was preceded...
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Jean J. Rozema

August 21, 1942 - January 22, 2018

Jean J. Rozema age 75, of Holland, went to her heavenly home Monday, January 22, 2018. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and also attended Zion Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob in 2012 and a daughter, Elizabeth in 1984. Jean is survived by her children, Thomas and Kelli Rozema of Holland, Jeanette Rozema of Holland, Jacob and Anne...
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Kathleen Halm

November 18, 1944 - January 19, 2018

Kathleen Halm, age 73, died Friday, January 19, 2018. She was currently residing in Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Center in Grand Rapids for various health issues. Kathy was born on November 18, 1944 in Holland, MI to Arnold and Edith Lappenga. She graduated from Holland Christian and during her early life was a member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. While living in Grand Rapids...
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Mark Eskridge

November 15, 1958 - January 18, 2018

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

August 28, 1928 - January 18, 2018

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

September 11, 1955 - January 18, 2018

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

February 15, 1921 - January 18, 2018

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

September 3, 1955 - January 15, 2018

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

September 29, 1939 - January 15, 2018

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

December 4, 1929 - January 14, 2018

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

February 11, 1928 - January 14, 2018

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

October 6, 1919 - January 13, 2018

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

November 30, 1919 - January 13, 2018

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

October 7, 1998 - January 12, 2018

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

January 4, 1941 - January 9, 2018

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

March 5, 1953 - January 6, 2018

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

July 16, 1932 - January 5, 2018

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

July 24, 1926 - January 2, 2018

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

July 22, 1965 - December 31, 2017

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

May 3, 1940 - December 27, 2017

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

September 4, 1962 - December 26, 2017

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

May 6, 1928 - December 23, 2017

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

September 16, 1917 - December 23, 2017

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