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Our Obituaries

Sam Warmenhoven

September 3, 1942 - May 13, 2019

Sam Warmenhoven, 76, of Holland, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. Sam was born in Grand Rapids, September 3, 1942, while his father (Simon Warmenhoven) was serving overseas in the New Guinea campaign against the Japanese Army. Sam's mother, Henrietta (Mandemaker) Warmenhoven, raised Sam and his two sisters with the help of family after the Warmenhoven's became a Gold Star...
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Gerene H Langejans

September 22, 1921 - May 13, 2019

Gerene H. Langejans, age 97, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Appledorn Living Center North. Gerene was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and throughout her life, she remained committed to its life and mission. She was involved in the Dorcas Society, served on the mission committee, and helped out in Bible School, baking cookies well into her nineties. ...
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Glenn Van Rhee

February 28, 1920 - May 9, 2019

Glenn Van Rhee, age 99 of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 9, 2019. He is survived by his children: Terry and Margie Van Rhee, Marcia and Ned Freriks, Dennis and Linda Van Rhee, Mark and Jackie Van Rhee; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren: step children: Judy Terpstra, Michael and Shirley Bleeker, Randall and Janet Bleeker and...
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Robert O. Davison

August 13, 1933 - May 6, 2019

Robert O. "Bob" Davison passed away peacefully May 6, 2019 surrounded by his children Tim (Tammy) Davison, Janine (Marty) Boysen and Darlene Belanger. Married to the love of his life, Francess Elizabeth (Liz) (Black) Davison for 50 years, Bob and Liz left Northern Ireland and emigrated with their young family to Canada and then to the United States in the late 60's. After several moves, they...
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Maria E Kuipers

January 1, 1938 - May 6, 2019

Maria Elizabeth Kuipers, age 81, of Holland, passed away Monday, May 06, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Maria was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she also sang in the choir. Maria taught for 10 years in the Grand Rapids Public School system and loved travel and music. Maria is survived by her daughter, Mirjam Kuipers of Holland; grandchildren, Trey Kuipers, Cameron Castro...
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Laverne J Kooiker

September 21, 1938 - May 4, 2019

Laverne Kooiker, age 80, of Zeeland, left his earthly home on Saturday, May 4, 2019, and entered his Heavenly home with Jesus. Laverne lived his entire life in Olive Township. He was a welder and worked at Roamer Boat, Dake Corp. and J.R. Automation. Laverne was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church and served as a greeter at the front door for over 30 years. Entering Heaven...
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Mark Alan Vliem

August 28, 1962 - April 30, 2019

Mark Alan Vliem, age 56, of Holland, died peacefully and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years and best friend Jayne; his daughters: Tiffany Vliem of Holland and Krystle Vliem of Grand Rapids; his parents Sherwin and Joan Vliem of Holland; sisters: Dawn...
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Harvey Edwards Bock

August 21, 1925 - April 28, 2019

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Harvey Edwards Bock, age 93, of Zeeland, left his family to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the American House of Holland. Harvey was born to Claire and Edith Bock on 8/21/1925 at Philadelphia, PA. Harvey was a member of Immanuel Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 2004; and siblings Richard, Barb and Betty. ...
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Mary Blystra

November 16, 1944 - April 27, 2019

Mary Blystra, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Trillium Woods in Grand Rapids. Mary was born in Holland and raised her family there. She was an LPN serving in elder care for her entire career and worked for Resthaven, Appledorn, and retired from Freedom Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sally Naber, and her son Jonathan Blystra. She is...
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Steve M. Dykstra

July 25, 1962 - April 25, 2019

Steve M. Dykstra of Holland, age 56, passed away on Thursday, April 25th after a battle with ALS. He was a faithful member of Pillar Church, where he both worked and worshiped, and was a beloved member of the congregation. Prior to working at Pillar, Steve worked at Van Hill Furniture for over twenty years. In his free time, Steve enjoyed time with family, serving and helping others,...
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Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar

August 28, 1924 - April 21, 2019

Barbara Ruth Bonzelaar, age 94, of Holland, MI, was reunited with her husband, Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on Easter Sunday, April 21, after a short illness. Barbara was born August 28, 1924 to Dr. Harry S. and Ruth Burkholder in Alpena, MI. She married Dr. Alvin Bonzelaar on July 18, 1949 and returned to Dr. Alvin's hometown of Holland. It was Holland they called home the rest of their married lives,...
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Lavina J. Knapp

July 14, 1921 - April 21, 2019

Lavina J. Knapp, age 97, of Holland, entered her Heavenly Home Easter morning at Appledorn Assisted Living Center. Lavina who will be remembered for her warm, infectious smile, was a charter member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Lavina was preceded in death by her husband, Albertus, in 2012; and infant son, Dexter. Lavina is survived by her: Children Doug (Margie) Knapp of...
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James R. Howard

July 14, 1946 - April 20, 2019

Dr. James Ray Howard, DDS, MS, of Holland, Michigan, unexpectedly and far too soon joins his friends and family in the ever-lasting light of the Lord. He passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University, University of Detroit Dental School and Northwestern University Specialty Degree of Endodontics, and served as...
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James F. De Ridder

October 16, 1930 - April 19, 2019

James F. De Ridder, age 88, of Holland, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at SKLD of Zeeland. James was a boat builder at Chris-Craft for many years and delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut for 18 years. James was preceded in death by his son, Ronald James De Ridder in 2013. James is survived by his: Wife of 69 years, Bernice De Ridder Children Linda (Jim) Van Norden II of Holland ...
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Garry Kaashoek

November 28, 1929 - April 17, 2019

Garry Kaashoek, born November 28, 1929, was carried by God's grace to his heavenly home on April 17, 2019. There he will use his voice to sing a new song. Garry attended Christ Memorial Church. He was a tool and die maker for General Motors, retiring after 37.5 years. He was a vocalist and sang in several choirs including the Holland Chorale and Christ Memorial Sanctuary Choir. He expressed...
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Ronald C Davis

December 11, 1939 - April 15, 2019

Ronald C. Davis, age79, of Holland, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at his home. Ronald was a member of Holland Baptist Church and enjoyed metal detecting and gardening. Ronald is survived by his: Wife of 47 years, Ruth Davis Children Penny (Brian) Watson of West Olive Michael (Sharon) Davis of Holland Christine Butler of Holland David (Melissa) Davis of West Olive Candy (Mark...
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Barbara Kroll

February 26, 1935 - April 15, 2019

Barbara Ann (Martin/Kole) Kroll, age 84, died peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019. Barbara was born and raised in Holland. The gift of helps defined her life with faithful service to her family, friends, church and community. "She never wasted a day!" Barbara was preceded in death by husbands, Bernard Kole (married 8 months) and James Kroll (married 11 years); and sister, Patricia Van...
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Adela DeLuna

February 17, 1978 - April 14, 2019

Adela Elizabeth DeLuna, 41, returned to her heavenly home on April 14, 2019. She is survived by her sons, Marcello and Devin Andrade; daughter Adelina DeLuna; brother and his wife Richard and Dawn DeLuna; nephews Ryan and Matthew DeLuna; several Uncles; Aunts and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her parents Richard and Bettie DeLuna and sister, Tracie DeLuna. Adela was born...
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William Zonnebelt

August 18, 1926 - April 14, 2019

William G. Zonnebelt, died April 14, 2019 at the age of 92. He is now at home in heaven with his Lord and Savior. William ("Bill") Zonnebelt was born in Grand Rapids, MI on August 18, 1926 and spent his infancy and early childhood living with his parents in relatives' homes in Michigan because of the impact the 1929 Depression had on his parents when they "lost" their home. When things...
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David G. Siegers

August 25, 1956 - April 14, 2019

David G. Siegers, age 62, of Holland, went home to be with our Lord, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at his home, after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gherigs). He was preceded in death by his son Kyle in 2007 and his parents, Donald and Charlotte Siegers. Dave attended Grace Chapel in Zeeland and was a Realtor for Five Star Reality. Dave was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. ...
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Rose Van Faasen

March 15, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Rose (Havinga) Van Faasen, age 89, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Rose was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was a member of Faith Church. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Van Faasen in 1994. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Fuzz) and Patricia Van Faasen of Baldwin and Brent and Lois Van Faasen of Holland; daughter, Kathy Van...
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Berta Casillas-Cruz

December 20, 1950 - April 10, 2019

Berta Casillas-Cruz (68) passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Metro Health Hospital. Surviving are her children: Carlos (Christina) Lopez Jr., David Casillas II, Francinet (Stacey) Cruz, and Sunny O. Cruz; 15 grand kids; 4 great grand kids; brothers: Ignacio (Rachael) Guerrero Jr., George (Armida) Guerrero, Benarbe (Maria) Guerrero; and many nieces and nephews, all of Holland. She...
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Christine Lynn Baumgart

September 5, 1961 - April 9, 2019

Christine Lynn Baumgart (Greving), age 57 of Holland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Chris was a woman with respectable character, solid morals, and a loving heart. She enjoyed the simple things in life like reading, playing cards, spending time outdoors, and most of all spending time with her family. Chris was a true lover of all animals. She...
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Dorothy J. Ter Haar

December 26, 1932 - April 9, 2019

Dorothy Ter Haar, age 86, a lifelong resident of Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Resthaven Care Center. Dorothy was a long-time member of Christ Memorial Church and had worked at General Electric until it closed and at Century 21 Real Estate until her retirement. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Arens and Ann Erickson. Dorothy is survived by her...
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Johanna Busscher

June 19, 1929 - April 9, 2019

Johanna Busscher, 89, of Jenison, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She is now with her Lord and Savior. Johanna was a member of Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 2015 and a grandson, Vincent, in 2012. She is survived by her children: Arthur, Gary and Diane, Paul, Glen and Susan, Warren and Diane; 17...
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Joyce Meyer

January 20, 1932 - April 8, 2019

Joyce Meyer, age 87, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. She is survived by her son Brian and Beth Ann Meyer; two grandchildren: Ava and Bryce; sister, Gezella Boekeloo; in-laws: David and Joyce Meyer, Carl and Dorothy Meyer, Marcia Van Dommelen, Ruth and Calvin Ritsema, Jean Hinken, and Kathleen and Richard Meyer Van Dyke. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Bill;...
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Raymond Rouwhorst

November 18, 1922 - April 7, 2019

Raymond Rouwhorst, 96, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2019. Ray was born November 18, 1922, to John and Gertrude Rouwhorst. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as a member of the Third Army. Ray was a charter member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and a deacon. Ray and his wife Cynthia volunteered for Bibles for Mexico and...
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Robert D. Rosendahl

June 22, 1954 - April 5, 2019

Robert D. Rosendahl, 64, passed away from lymphoma Friday, April 5, 2019. Bob was born June 22, 1954, in the Chicago area. Bob was always curious and enjoyed learning throughout his life. He earned a chemistry degree from Calvin College and a computer science degree from Grand Valley State University. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Duane "Rosy" and Connie Rosendahl. He is...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Kraus

March 14, 1940 - April 5, 2019

Kathleen Glynn Kraus, age 79 of Holland MI. passed away April 5, 2019 following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Kathy, as she was known to family and friends, was born on March 14, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN to Joseph and Myrtle (Rudstrom) Glynn, but raised by her step-mother Dolores Glynn. She spent much of her life in California where she worked for many years in the hospitality...
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Carla Herweyer

September 7, 1956 - April 1, 2019

Carla S. Herweyer, 62, of Holland, passed away on April 1, 2019, at her home. Carla was born in Holland on September 17, 1956, to Andrew and Julia (Grotenhuis) Van Slot. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and later married James Herweyer. Carla and Jim lived in the country and enjoyed the woods and their beloved dogs. Carla attended Gibson Christian Reformed Church. In 2011,...
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Eleanor M. Jacobs

November 11, 1925 - April 1, 2019

Eleanor M. Jacobs, age 93, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1999; one son-in-law; four brothers; and one sister. Eleanor is survived by her children, Harold "Chip" Jacobs of Holland, Betsy (Casey) Harthorn of New Mexico, Martha Kraai of Kansas, Patricia Krontz of Holland; 11 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 6 great...
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Helen Mosterd

February 25, 1956 - April 1, 2019

Helen L. Mosterd, age 63, of West Olive, passed away Monday, April 01, 2019 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows following a 7 year struggle with Frontotemporal Dementia (also known as Pick's Disease). Helen worked as an accountant at Holland Rescue Mission and Quality Door. She played the organ and piano and was a choir director. Helen also enjoyed hiking and the out-of-doors. Helen was...
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Annetta Cross

February 12, 1938 - March 30, 2019

Annetta Cross, age 81 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side. Annetta was born in Monticello, KY where she lived until moving to Michigan in 1956. She worked in accounting at Holland Furnace Company for many years, then was employed at General Electric for twenty-five years, until retirement. During this time, she also worked for...
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Linda Koning

March 1, 1951 - March 27, 2019

Linda Koning, age 68 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Linda was full of love, wisdom, and patience, which she was always ready to share with her family and friends. Linda was very accepting and inclusive with a unique ability to build bridges with people from all walks of life. One of her greatest passions was sharing God's creation with her community. As a local...
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Harven Pieper

May 3, 1929 - March 25, 2019

Harven Pieper, age 89 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Cindy; his daughter Beverly and Lloyd Mangum; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Bruce and Andrea Mangum (Avery and Jackson) and Kurt Mangum; his sister Muriel and Alvin Jipping; his sisters-in-law Rosalie Onken and several nieces and nephews. ...
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Glen E. Dams

December 1, 1957 - March 24, 2019

Glen Dams, age 61, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Glen's love for the water, boating, and sailing led to his employment refurbishing boats, and his love for being outdoors to his most recent employment at the Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck. Glen was a graduate of Holland High School, and was previously employed at Haworth. Glen was...
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Rodger L. Dangremond

March 18, 1932 - March 17, 2019

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

May 28, 1926 - March 13, 2019

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

August 17, 1937 - March 13, 2019

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

March 15, 1927 - March 13, 2019

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

December 26, 1924 - March 9, 2019

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

February 12, 1925 - March 4, 2019

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

February 21, 1934 - March 4, 2019

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

September 5, 1952 - March 2, 2019

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

June 13, 1920 - February 25, 2019

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

May 8, 1935 - February 25, 2019

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

April 10, 1928 - February 25, 2019

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

January 14, 1960 - February 25, 2019

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

January 27, 1923 - February 24, 2019

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

February 23, 1949 - February 23, 2019

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

September 25, 1934 - February 22, 2019

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

October 9, 1922 - February 21, 2019

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

December 1, 1948 - February 17, 2019

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

December 17, 1965 - February 14, 2019

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

November 2, 1918 - February 11, 2019

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

December 3, 1956 - February 11, 2019

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

April 6, 1950 - February 9, 2019

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

July 25, 1920 - February 9, 2019

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

January 22, 1997 - February 7, 2019

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

May 7, 1937 - February 4, 2019

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

June 3, 1937 - February 3, 2019

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

October 15, 1938 - February 2, 2019

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

November 26, 1948 - January 31, 2019

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

September 27, 1925 - January 31, 2019

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

January 7, 1924 - January 30, 2019

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

January 5, 1927 - January 30, 2019

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

March 6, 1958 - January 26, 2019

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

June 7, 1942 - January 26, 2019

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

January 14, 1935 - January 26, 2019

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

October 20, 1940 - January 24, 2019

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

March 28, 1961 - January 19, 2019

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

April 21, 1945 - January 19, 2019

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

March 28, 1944 - January 17, 2019

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

October 2, 1961 - January 14, 2019

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

February 25, 1925 - January 10, 2019

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

January 19, 1937 - January 10, 2019

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

October 20, 1929 - January 9, 2019

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

December 14, 1927 - January 8, 2019

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

August 7, 1926 - January 4, 2019

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

October 25, 1933 - January 4, 2019

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

September 8, 1922 - January 4, 2019

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

January 1, 1946 - January 2, 2019

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

July 4, 1935 - January 1, 2019

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

October 18, 1939 - December 27, 2018

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

July 19, 1923 - December 26, 2018

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

April 15, 1943 - December 24, 2018

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

May 6, 1922 - December 23, 2018

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

September 13, 1926 - December 23, 2018

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

September 30, 1951 - December 21, 2018

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

March 7, 1944 - December 19, 2018

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

May 22, 1933 - December 12, 2018

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

March 18, 1986 - December 10, 2018

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

August 31, 1930 - December 9, 2018

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

June 3, 1990 - December 4, 2018

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

April 25, 1942 - December 4, 2018

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

February 15, 1930 - December 3, 2018

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

April 12, 1951 - November 24, 2018

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

September 22, 1932 - November 23, 2018

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

September 1, 1927 - November 23, 2018

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

August 12, 1926 - November 22, 2018

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