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Claudia Ruiz

October 28, 1950 - November 27, 2020

Claudia Ruiz, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, November 27, 2020 surrounded by her family. Claudia attended Resurrection Life Church of Holland and was employed as a facilitator at Herman Miller for 29 years and enjoyed retirement for the last 12 years of her life. As a wife, she brought the energy to life and always cared and loved with everything she had....
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Peter "Pete" Hartsuiker

January 6, 1938 - November 26, 2020

Peter E. "Pete" Hartsuiker, age 82 of Holland, formerly of Fennville, passed into eternal life on Thursday, November 26, 2020 from complications related to heart disease. His daughter and sister-in-law, Alyce were at his side. He was born January 6, 1938 in Douglas, Michigan to Herman and Doris Hartsuiker. He is survived by his loving daughter, Christyne "Chris" Overbeek and the Overbeek...
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Allen Bos

August 24, 1943 - November 26, 2020

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Bernard Haak

September 15, 1932 - November 25, 2020

Bernard J. Haak age 88, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Bernie was born in Zeeland, the son of Charlie and Fannie Haak. He attended Holland Christian High School and Davenport College. He worked as an accountant for General Electric and then at GMB Architecture + Engineering. He was an active member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church and...
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Elizabeth A. Bennett

November 4, 1934 - November 24, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennett age 86, of Holland, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Elzada Bennett, attended Holland Public Schools, and graduated from Grand Rapids Orthopedic High School. She was a lifelong member of Third Reformed Church. Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Jim (Maggie) Bennett of LaFollette, IN; nephews, James (Melinda) Bennett and...
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Joel Boeve

August 11, 2005 - November 23, 2020

Joel Boeve, 15, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. Joel was born in Holland, Michigan, on August 11, 2005, to Ryan and Heather (Venema) Boeve. He was the youngest of the three Boeve children. Joel was a freshman at Hamilton High School and he attended the youth group at East Saugatuck Church, and family attended Cultivate. Joel loved sports of all kinds, participating...
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Jasper Poll

October 12, 1926 - November 22, 2020

Jasper Poll, age 94, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Jasper was humble and did not enjoy the spotlight. Faith, Family, and the Farm were his top three priorities. He was a patient, loving, and hardworking father, grandfather, and friend. He was a lifelong member of Hamilton Reformed Church and served his community through the Farm Bureau and in multiple roles. He was...
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Linda J. Jipping

October 4, 1939 - November 21, 2020

Linda Joyce Jipping age 81, of Holland, died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home following a brief illness. Linda's work history started as a secretary at General Electric and switchboard operator at Russ' Restaurant (12 years). She served as church secretary at Bethel CEC in Lansing IL, 14th Street CRC in Holland (7 years) and Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland. Linda retired from...
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Don R. Wiersma

November 21, 1942 - November 19, 2020

Don R. Wiersma age 77, of Holland, completed his life on this earth and entered into the presence of his Savior on November 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Margie; her children and grandchildren, Paul and Jessica Hoekstra (Noah, Ella, Meta), Jeff and Joan Van Fossan (Karsten, Kolin), Mark and April Homkes (Anna, Katelyn, Elizabeth), Andrew and Terese Hoekstra (Olivia, Carter,...
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Ronald Clausing

May 20, 1944 - November 18, 2020

Ron was called home Wednesday November 18, 2020 after a courageous battle with COVID-19. He is now alive and well, celebrating Eternal Life with Jesus and his family and friends who have gone before. Ron is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Char, his 3 daughters Carrie (Al) Block of Crivitz, Wisconsin, Jamie (Dan) Schubert of Granger, Indiana, Amanda (Mark) Ralson of Oswego, Illinois and...
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Robert "Bob" Kragt

June 26, 1943 - November 16, 2020

Robert (Bob) Kragt, age 77, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. Bob was known as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was God fearing and a man of his own style. He was fun-loving and lived life to the fullest. He honored his country by serving in the Army for 12 years. He had many friends and had a large network of relationships....
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Jose G. Garcia

April 9, 1944 - November 14, 2020

Jose G. Garcia age 76, of Holland, died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Holland Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrudes "Tula" Garcia, father, Antonio Garcia and uncle, Joe Garza. Jose retired from Bentler Bohn Hydro Aluminum following 38 years of employment and was a member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his sons, Jose and Brandy Garcia of Holland, Javier and...
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Phoyphet Sabandith

July 1, 1955 - November 9, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Phoyphet Sabandith, of West Olive on Monday, September 9th, at the age of 65 years. Phoyphet was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Sathien Sabandith. Phoyphet was born in Laos, however, due to the Vietnam conflict, she and her family had to migrate to the United States of America during the year 1979. Phoyphet...
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George Darke

August 23, 1938 - November 9, 2020

George Joseph Darke, age 82, peacefully transitioned into the arms of his Heavenly Father on November 9, 2020. George was born to George and Irma Darke on August 23, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. He married his soul mate, Raenella (Sue) Rushing on November 8, 1958; served his country with a 20-year career with the United States Coast Guard as a Chief Petty Officer First Class and retired a...
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Wilbur G DeVries

February 9, 1938 - November 9, 2020

Wilbur G. DeVries, age 82, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Wilbur and his wife, Therese, moved to Holland, MI from De Motte, IN in 2004. He was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. While in De Motte, he delivered eggs to Chicago for 25 years and then drove truck for an excavating company. He loved his church, where he was an...
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Raymond "Tony" Kiekintveld

January 2, 1929 - November 8, 2020

Raymond (Tony) Kiekintveld age 91 passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Better known as Tony, he was born on Jan. 2, 1929 and lived in the Holland area all his life. He graduated from Holland High School in 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerrit and Rena, his first wife, Hazel Ann Kroll and grandson, Kyle Kiekintveld, brothers, Jim, Don, Gord, and sister Gladys Jekel, brother-in...
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Gordon J. Van Wylen

February 6, 1920 - November 5, 2020

Dr. Gordon J. Van Wylen of Holland died on Thursday, November 5, 2020, having reached the century mark on February 6, 2020, when he turned 100 years-old. As a devoted and doting husband, a dedicated, loving, and playful father, a person of deep and abiding faith, a respected and appreciated Hope College president, and an impactful community contributor, his earthly life will be sorely missed. ...
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John R. Yonkman

June 11, 1943 - November 2, 2020

John R. Yonkman age 77, of Holland, died Monday, November 2, 2020 at an area care center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frederick F. and Jannet Yonkman, a sister and a brother. John worked for Holland Public Schools for 38 years and enjoyed being a member of the American Legion Band. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Thelma (Grotenhuis), and many nieces and nephews. ...
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Kenneth Vander Zwaag

August 4, 1930 - November 1, 2020

Kenneth Vander Zwaag, age 90, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 of Alzheimer's. Ken was born and raised in Holland, and graduated from Holland Christian Schools. He worked for nearly thirty years at Chris Craft followed by almost twenty years at RepcoLite Paints. Ken was a man of deep faith, with a rich personal knowledge of the scriptures. He was a long-time member of...
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Carol Currie

April 1, 1951 - October 31, 2020

Carol Currie, age 69, died on Saturday, October 31, 2020 peacefully in her summer home in Castle Park, MI. Carol was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced their time together. She was especially fond of her newer role of "C.C." to her three darling grandchildren. With a great sense of wit and humor, she was a ferocious reader, an incredible cook and...
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George Magee

November 9, 1936 - October 30, 2020

George Magee, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was known to others as friend, counselor, handy man, and a fisherman. His family experienced him as gentle and loving. His joy was being a reliable servant and lover of God. He lived his life for God and others and was respected by his colleagues and friends for his theological insights – which were...
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Roger Leach

May 7, 1945 - October 29, 2020

Roger J Leach, age 75, went home to be with his Lord, family and friends Thursday, October 29, 2020 in the Christus Heart hospital, Tyler, TX. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, 1945. Roger loved fishing, hunting, traveling, stamp & coin collections and working on his family tree. Every chance he got he would fish the Grand River in near downtown Grand Rapids which kept his family and...
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Daniel Lee Knoll

December 31, 1951 - October 29, 2020

Daniel Lee Knoll, age 68, went to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Daniel was the son of the late Gradus and Ruth Knoll. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Knoll; children, Barb Trammell, Scott Daniel and Michele Knoll, Stephen Kelly Gradus and Norma Knoll, stepson, David Trammell; grandchildren, Lossie and Shawn DeJonge (Paisley), Caleb Micheal...
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Roger W. Zoet

June 26, 1934 - October 28, 2020

Roger W. Zoet age 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene and sister Sharon Folkert. Rog was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and served on the board of the Holland Rescue Mission. He was a self-employed plasterer for 42 years and was a member of the Vintage Car...
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Michelle Burns

February 6, 1967 - October 27, 2020

Michelle Burns, age 53, unexpectedly passed away in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, October 27, 2020. Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Burns, Sr and brother Tommy Burns, Jr. Michelle is survived by her mother, Irene Burns of Zeeland. Private family services are planned. The family requests no flowers and that donations in Michelle's memory may be made to the...
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Lisa Knooihuizen

December 5, 1965 - October 26, 2020

Lisa Knooihuizen, age 54, of Holland, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home. Lisa was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and a GEMS leader for 20 years. She loved to travel and visit Ottawa Beach with her husband, James, especially enjoying Big Red. Lisa also liked all kinds of crafts, especially scrapbooking, painting and cross-stitching. Lisa was preceded in death by her...
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Beverly Bobeldyk Lundie

October 20, 1929 - October 26, 2020

Beverly Bobeldyk Lundie, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Beverly walked with Christ through her entire life and was a faithful follower of Him through both of her marriages. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Gerald Bobeldyk; her 2nd husband,...
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Terry Kamper

August 3, 1956 - October 25, 2020

Terry L. Kamper, age 64, of Holland, died Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Trillium Woods of Faith Hospice surrounded by his family. He was the son of Glenn and Phyllis Kamper and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kim Wodarczyk. He had attended North Holland Reformed Church in his youth and drove truck for many years with Haworth and then Borr's Transfer. He loved being...
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Clifford Harmsen

May 10, 1935 - October 25, 2020

Clifford Harmsen, age 85 of Burnips, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonieta; his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lori Berens (Kristin and Mitch Poll [Brady, Lily and Sierra] and Mitchell Berens), Randall Harmsen (Nicholas and Rachel Harmsen [Philly] and Olivia and Christopher Dangler), Lisa and Jesse Genther (Kaley Genther, and...
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Carlos Alberto Nava

March 23, 1956 - October 24, 2020

Carlos Nava, age 64, of Holland, entered his heavenly home away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 with his family at his side. After finishing high school, Carlos served in the Army until he decided it was time to start a family. He worked for many years at L&W Engineering as a machine operator. Carlos enjoyed music, especially country music. He also enjoyed basketball and baseball as well as...
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Alvin J Dozeman

September 14, 1926 - October 22, 2020

Alvin Dozeman, age 94, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center. Alvin was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was employed by his father at Dozeman Refrigeration for 20 years, and also at PAR Molds, Inc. for 20 years. Alvin served in the US Navy during WWII and was...
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Linda K. Weemhoff

September 13, 1949 - October 22, 2020

Linda Kay Weemhoff age 71, of Grandville, escaped the ravages of cancer to enter the open gates of heaven to see Jesus on Thursday, October 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Scholten, and her parents in law, Neal and Elaine Weemhoff. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, N. David Weemhoff; children and grandchildren, Tami and Jason Sivy (Sabine, Jonas), Ryan and...
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Hermina Veldhoff

May 30, 1923 - October 19, 2020

Hermina Veldhoff, age 97 of Holland passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at Appledorn Assisted Living Community. She is survived by her children: Diane and Larry Kempkers, Karen and Herbert Tews, Bill and Yvonne Veldhoff and Jack and Melissa Veldhoff; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandson expected in November; sister Betty and Ken Lemmen and sister-in-law Emma...
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Lester Brouwer

September 27, 1933 - October 18, 2020

Lester Brouwer age 87, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 18, 2020. He was surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, daughter, Sally Meiste, and second wife, Elsa. Les was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a generous and giving personality. ...
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Bonnie June Jellema

July 1, 1923 - October 11, 2020

Bonnie June Jellema. Born in Holland, Michigan, July 1, 1923, she died in fair health, peacefully, in her room at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan, at 11:05 a.m. October 11, 2020. She was 97. Bonnie was a warm, friendly, giving, compassionate woman of genuine sincerity in devotion to her faith and religious pursuits. Having tried various brief occupations (among them student,...
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Mary Stassen

November 10, 1949 - October 10, 2020

Mary Stassen, age 70, passed away on October 10, 2020 peacefully in her home. Mary served as a financial director at Freedom Village for 27 years prior to retirement and fulfilled the duties of her work with a good Christian attitude and spirit. She was a faithful parishioner at St. Francis de Sales for many years. She is survived by her husband, Alan Lehman (Holland, MI); son, Alex Paul...
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Carolyn B. Bareman

September 12, 1925 - October 9, 2020

Carolyn Beth Bareman age 95, of Holland, completed her earthly life on Friday, October 9, and now lives eternally in Heaven with her faithful Savior Jesus Christ. She joins her family who preceded her in death, parents, Leonard and Cora Bareman and Sister, Esther, with whom she had shared her home all her life. Carolyn was a lifelong baptized and professing member of Central Avenue Christian...
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Donna Downing

March 9, 1948 - October 6, 2020

Donna Kay Downing, age 72 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends, including: her husband of 54 years, Louis Downing Jr.; children: Dale and Kimberly Downing, Greg and Shannon Downing, David Downing, Steve and Melanie Downing; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; siblings:...
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Dale Vander Wall

March 17, 1951 - October 6, 2020

Dale Calvin VanderWall, age 69, of Holland, finished his journey on this earth and entered the presence of Jesus, his Savior on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI to Merlin and Coralee VanderWall on March 17, 1951. He grew up in Forest Grove Station attending a 2-room schoolhouse through the 8th grade, went on to graduate from Hudsonville High, and attended Hope and...
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Maxine M Brink

January 30, 1928 - October 4, 2020

Maxine (Overway) Brink, age 92, of Holland, formerly of Saugatuck, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Maxine was a charter member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Maxine was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Sharda of Zeeland, son, Randy Brink of Saugatuck, and husband of 65 years, Ted Brink of Saugatuck. Maxine is survived by her son,...
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Kristen DeWitt

October 26, 1970 - October 3, 2020

Kristen DeWitt, age 49 of Holland died by suicide after a yearlong battle with severe depression on Saturday, October 3, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Kelly; her children: Katelyn, Ryan, and Nathan; her mother Joyce Kingma; her siblings: Craig and Beth Kingma, Dave and Lisa Kingma, Lynn and Kevin Cole, and Susan and Keith Stoneman; her mother-in-law: Mary DeWitt; her father...
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Sarah Drenten

June 6, 1928 - October 2, 2020

Sarah Drenten, 92, of Zeeland, formerly of Hamilton, entered into her heavenly home on October 2, 2020, at Heritage Nursing Home Sarah was born June 6, 1928, into a family of 17 siblings in Durham, North Carolina, to William and Lily (Weaver) Clements. She married Glen Drenten and moved to Hamilton, Michigan and had a family of her own of two sons. She enjoyed working with her hands and...
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Margaret Julia Thurber

February 2, 1923 - October 1, 2020

Margaret Thurber, age 97, of Holland, passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Margaret was born on February 2, 1923 in Jackson, MI to Arthur and Helen Winston. Growing up she was active in the Girl Scouts and was known as "Tiny" (but tough). She married William "Bill" Thurber on September 3, 1943 and together they raised their family in Midland, MI. In 1984...
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Carol Ann Gras

August 24, 1940 - September 29, 2020

Carol Ann Gras, age 80, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Lakeside Vista Community. Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Alan Stephenson; sister, Linda Stephenson-Hoek; and niece, Karen Hoek. She was also a Master Gardener award recipient. Carol is survived by her children, Delwyn (Debra) Gras of Hamilton, Jeffrey (Lori) Gras of Zeeland, Mary (Jeffrey) Pikaart of...
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Lois Kleinjan

June 28, 1934 - September 28, 2020

Lois Kleinjan, age 86, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020. A Holland, Michigan native, Lois was born on June 28, 1934, the 3rd born of 6 children, She was a graduate of Holland High School (1952) and Roseland Community Hospital School of Nursing (1955). She then practiced as a pediatric RN for 30 years at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, Illinois. Lois was a devoted and loving mom and...
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Donald J. Janssen

March 20, 1928 - September 27, 2020

Donald Janssen age 92 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 27, 2020. He was a lifelong member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. Don farmed in the early years and the joy of farming never left him. He retired from the Ottawa County Road Commission following 24 years of employment. Don is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jerene; children, Cal and Barb...
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Marie Jean De Vries

April 8, 1933 - September 27, 2020

Marie Jean De Vries, age 87, of Holland, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2020. Marie was born in Sulley, Iowa on April 8, 1933 to John C. and Jennie (Spoelstra) Geenen. Marie graduated from Holland Christian Schools and was married on September 4, 1952 to her loving husband and best friend for 68 years, Donald W. De Vries, while Don was serving in the U.S. Army. They moved to Lansing,...
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Juan Castillo "John" Villarreal

May 8, 1988 - September 26, 2020

Juan Castillo "John" Villarreal, 32, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. John was born May 8, 1988, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Augustine and Alberta (Castillo) Villarreal. He is survived by his children: Anastasia Elizabeth Villarreal of Alma, Jayla Thomas-Villarreal of Holland, his brother Tony Villarreal, nephew Donnie, niece Korrin (great-nephew Kason), niece...
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Phyllis J. Schrotenboer

October 5, 1931 - September 26, 2020

Phyllis J. Schrotenboer, age 88, of Holland, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Austin and son, Allen. She was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and retired from Meijers following many years of employment. Pyllis is survived by her children, Beverly and Eric Hornsby of Zeeland, Bruce and...
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Ronald C Vliet

October 13, 1934 - September 21, 2020

Ronald C. Vliet, age 85 of Holland, MI, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. Ron was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Ron had a lifelong interest in learning, writing, and reading all kinds of books, especially history. He built a special horse barn with split rail fence and enjoyed time with family hosting lively dinners. Ron was a graduate of The College of William and Mary,...
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Barbara Newman

November 15, 1962 - September 18, 2020

Barbara J. Newman, 57, died at 7:05 PM on September 18, 2020, with her family by her side in Holland, Michigan. Barbara Newman, also known as "Mrs. B" to many of her students, was born November 15, 1962, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Dr. Andrew Bandstra, a Reverend and professor of theology at Calvin Seminary, and Mae Bandstra, a teacher turned homemaker. Barb was well known for the same...
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Linda Boertje

September 1, 1948 - September 17, 2020

Linda Boertje, age 72, of Holland, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Linda was born in Holland on September 1, 1948 to Justin and Lucille Bouwman; She lived most of her life in Holland and taught second grade for more than 30 years at Holland Christian. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a sweet and gentle demeanor. She was always encouraging and was never known to...
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John Jr. Kortman

July 27, 1941 - September 17, 2020

John Kortman, age 79, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. John Kortman lived his life with a spirit of love, laughter, and joy. A devout Christian, his love of Jesus permeated every aspect of his life. Throughout a lifetime of difficult physical challenges, John remained resilient, positive, and an inspiration to many. He shared 38 wonderful years with his first wife, Virginia....
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Sharon LeMaire

July 24, 1940 - September 16, 2020

Sharon Janice (Green) LeMaire died peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her Allegan residence with her husband Alfred W. LeMaire Sr. at her bedside. Sharon was born on July 24, 1940 in Newberry, Michigan, the daughter of the late Frank Lloyd and Zona Green. She was a graduate of Newberry High School. After high school Sharon attended the Bronson School of Nursing and graduated...
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Ivan DeWitt

May 11, 1937 - September 13, 2020

Ivan DeWitt, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. Ivan was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and a member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club. Ivan was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Lois Bratt. Ivan is survived by his wife, Leah; children, Timothy (Laura) DeWitt of Hudsonville, Deborah (Brian) Hewitte of...
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William Cohen

June 27, 1936 - September 7, 2020

William Cohen June 27, 1936 – Sept. 7, 2020 William Cohen, age 84, of Holland, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home. Born in Los Angeles, at age 10 William (Bill) Cohen moved with his mother and younger sister to New York City, and thereafter always considered himself a New Yorker. As a youth, his mother sent him to communist youth camps (notably WoChiCa, Workers' Children...
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Ian M. Miskelley

September 21, 2000 - September 7, 2020

Ian Miskelley, 19, of Holland, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Ian was born September 21, 2000, in Holland to Steve and Jill (Jubin) Miskelley. Ian went to Corpus Christi Catholic School, and for high school he attended Black River and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 2018. He was currently attending the University of Michigan. Ian was a very accomplished swimmer....
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Mary Smit-Zuverink

January 4, 1928 - September 4, 2020

Mary Smit-Zuverink, age 92, of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday, September 4, 2020. Mary spent many years working in sales for JC Penny, beginning while the store was still downtown, and continued after the move to the Westshore Mall. She also enjoyed election day, as it gave her the opportunity to socialize while checking voters in at the local polling location. She...
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Dawn M. Ostrander

June 19, 1969 - September 2, 2020

Dawn M. Ostrander (Gaga) age 51, of Holland, followed the Yellow Brick Road home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at her home. She worked for Johnny Carino's for several years as a restaurant manager and encountered many great friendships along the way. Dawn Marie Ostrander was born on June 19, 1969 to Allen and Marie...
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Wayne Hilton

June 13, 1942 - September 1, 2020

Wayne Thomas Roy Hilton 6/13/1942 – 9/1/2020 God gently called our precious Father/Gpa, brother, greeter and friend known as Wayne Hilton aka Mr. Happy, to his heavenly home on 9/1/2020. God blessed him with 78 years on this earth. Even though our hearts yearn for him, for his smile, joy, love, and outlook, we are comforted by knowing that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his wife, and...
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Dale "Pickle" Van Hoven

June 23, 1929 - August 31, 2020

Dale "Pickle' Van Hoven, 91, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. Dale was born in Jamestown on June 23, 1929, to Jacob and Emma (Sprik) Van Hoven. He graduated from Zeeland High School and became a linesman for Consumers Energy. In 1950 he married Barbara Van Ingen and they raised their daughter Pam in Zeeland and they were members of First Reformed Church. Barbara preceded...
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Ernest Vander Hulst

January 31, 1926 - August 31, 2020

Ernest Vander Hulst, age 94 of Zeeland passed into Glory on Monday, August 31, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 64 years Arlene in 2017. Ernest is survived by his children: Linda Lewis of Zeeland, Larry (Carol) Vander Hulst of Bath, MI and Mary (Jack) Haley of Holland; 10 grandchildren: Sara (Brian) Weiderman, Katelyn (Anthony) Ysquierdo, Ryan ...
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Rev. Roy Clark

July 3, 1929 - August 30, 2020

Rev. Roy James Clark, 91, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Rest Haven Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Roy Clark was born on July 3, 1929 in Buffalo, New York to his late parents James W. and Ethel Clark. He is the oldest of four sons and is survived by brothers Richard (Jean) Clark, Tonawanda, New York; James (JoAnn) Clark, Deltona, Florida; Gerald (Nedra) Clark,...
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Wendy Achterhof

May 18, 1950 - August 28, 2020

Wendy Louise Achterhof (Scheibach) passed away quietly Friday evening after fighting metastatic breast cancer. Wendy was a good and kind person who loved animals and nature. She delighted in watching the native wildlife return to Waukazoo Woods where she lived and grew up. She appreciated art and music and volunteered with the Holland Area Arts Council. Wendy's passion was traveling and saw much...
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Roger J. Rotman

November 11, 1932 - August 28, 2020

Roger Rotman age 87, of Holland, passed away at his home on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma and an infant brother, Allen Wayne. He retired from Haworth following a successful career of 39 years, and was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War. He loved woodworking, antiques, fishing and spending time at the cottage on Hamlin Lake. Roger...
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Lena Becksford

March 2, 1924 - August 27, 2020

Lena Becksford, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Lena was employed at Hart & Cooley for over 15 years and was a lifelong member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. In her free time, she would knit hats for Appalachian Reach Out. She was an independent person who loved her family in her own unique way. She will be dearly missed. Lena was preceded in...
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Jesse A. Hamric

May 8, 1980 - August 24, 2020

Jesse A. Hamric, age 40, of Fennville, died tragically on Monday, August 24, 2020, in Benton City, WA. Jesse was dedicated to his family and friends. He would give the shirt off his back to make sure that those he cared for had whatever they needed. Jesse proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine. Jesse worked as a land surveyor for Holland Engineering. In his free time, he loved to be...
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Kelley Jane Majcher

January 10, 1961 - August 21, 2020

Kelley Jane Majcher, age 59, of Holland, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 21, 2020. She retired from Spartan Nash as an Inventory Control Specialist in their distribution center. Kelley is survived by her husband of 25 years, Walter: step-daughter, Briana and Joe Alcala of Redmond, Washington; grandson, Julian; sisters and brother, Catherine and Joseph Bartos, Susan and Terry Bryant,...
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Joel Gilcrest

October 7, 1955 - August 17, 2020

Joel Patrick Gilcrest, 64. Joel Patrick Gilcrest, born October 7, 1955, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dear friend to many, entered into heaven on August 17, 2020. Joel lived a life of adventure with unending steadfast love and loyalty for his family, friends, and life's work. He became a pilot at age 15 and began to venture west on many skiing, fly fishing and outdoor...
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Wallace Oetman

January 12, 1927 - August 17, 2020

Wallace Oetman, age 93, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. Wallace served in the United States Army during WWII as a medic. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a great dad who was honest, caring, down to earth, and had impeccable integrity. He loved his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was a BIG MAN who loved to play. He was an avid gardener who...
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Barbara Bleeker

June 5, 1935 - August 15, 2020

Barbara Bleeker, 85, of Hamilton, died Saturday, August 15, 2020. Barbara was born June 5, 1935 on 38th Street in Allegan. She graduated from Allegan High School and married Henry George Bleeker on June 16, 1955. Barbara worked in the Hamilton Farm Bureau office, when children arrived, she stayed home to care for them. Later she worked in the Hamilton High School cafeteria. In her younger...
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Kevin Lee Becksford

October 28, 1974 - August 13, 2020

Kevin Lee Becksford age 45, of Holland, died Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Becksford and sister, Tricia Becksford. Kevin was a graduate of Hamilton High School and worked for several area body shops. He is survived by his father, Dale and Barb Becksford of Zeeland; son, Ben Becksford of Hudsonville; step- brothers and sister, Bruce Morren,...
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Donald Robinson, Sr.

August 24, 1933 - August 11, 2020

Donald Robinson Sr., age 86 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked hard to provide for his family and was a wonderful husband and partner for 61 years to his wife, Pauline Robinson. Don was always ready with a joke and enjoyed making others smile. He loved animals, especially elephants and horses....
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Sandra Elgersma

November 24, 1957 - August 10, 2020

Sandra Elgersma, age 62, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. Sandra was a wonderful mother and loved her grandchildren with everything she had. She dearly loved her dog, Bella and spending time at Sandy Pines. She was an amazing person and she gave her all at the end of her life. She is preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Benit; and her mother, Dorothy Benit. She is survived by...
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Lenore Hope Rodriguez

October 17, 1956 - August 7, 2020

Lenore Hope Rodriguez, age 63, of Holland, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at her home. Lenore loved her grandchildren and her dogs, and enjoyed art as well. Lenore was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo G. Rodriguez in 1975; brothers, James Edward Paxton, Martin Luther Paxton, and Richard Thomas Paxton; and infant sister, Mary Irene Paxton. Lenore is survived by her son, Adam...
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Gertrude Trudy Scheerhorn

May 27, 1926 - August 7, 2020

Gertrude "Trudy" Scheerhorn finished her life's journey of 94 years on August 7, 2020 and is now sitting at the feet of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carrying on her legacy are her seven children Steve (Diane) Scheerhorn, Gord (Marilyn Sue) Scheerhorn, Mark (Mary) Scheerhorn, Anne (Jan) Latvala, Jack (Jill) Scheerhorn, Dan (Sue) Scheerhorn, Jim (Tammy) Scheerhorn. She was preceded in...
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Alvin H. VanDenBrink

August 17, 1924 - August 4, 2020

2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" Alvin H. VanDenBrink of Fennville, Michigan, went to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior at the age of 95 on August 4, 2020 at American House in Jenison. Alvin was born August 17, 1924 to the late Henry and Alice (VanKampen) VandenBrink in Holland, Michigan. He has been reunited with his...
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Arloa Kolean

September 9, 1939 - August 3, 2020

Arloa Kolean, age 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 3, 2020. Arloa was a loving wife, great mother, a very caring person with a super big heart and a green thumb. She especially loved her grandchildren. She was known for her caring servant heart and her love for all people. She and her husband were active members of Maranatha CRC for over 55 years. She was a faithful...
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Ruth Bouwman

September 26, 1926 - August 3, 2020

Ruth Lamar Bouwman, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Holland on August 3rd. As a Holland native, she was deeply connected to the community, and leaves behind many dear friends and family members. Born in 1926, She was raised with her seven brothers on a farm on 66th Street. Ruth and her husband, Roger Paul Bouwman, raised their daughters, Barbara MacKinnon, Kathi Lee and Lauree Curran,...
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Luelen Johnston Brown

July 16, 1941 - July 31, 2020

Luelen Johnston Brown, age 79, of Holland, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. Luelen was born on July 16, 1941, in Batesville Arkansas to William and Olga White. In her youth she enjoyed all sports, horseback riding, and joining her physician grandfather on house calls. In 1959 she married Harold Brown, the young man who had at one time delivered the newspaper to her family home....
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Sally Lou Shimp

January 20, 1939 - July 30, 2020

Sally Lou Shimp, age 81, of Holland, Michigan, moved to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 30, 2020, following a long illness. Sally was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, the fourth of six children, to Neal and Dorothy Houtman. She attended Holland High School; and Eastern Michigan University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) and a Master of Arts degree...
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Phyllis A. Hoeksema

July 20, 1936 - July 25, 2020

Phyllis Hoeksema age 84, of Zeeland, died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Zeeland Hospital. She was the daughter of John and Dena Molter who preceded her in death as well as sister, Jeanne Streur and brothers-in-law, Jerald Streur and John Van Hoboken. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where she was active in developing the GEMS program. She worked as an office administrator...
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Sherry Rosales

November 6, 1968 - July 14, 2020

Sherry Rosales, age 51, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 with her family by her side. Sherry was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1968 to Robert and Geraldine Westeen. When she was 10 years old, she met Benny Rosales, 10 years later they were married, and the two of them have been side by side ever since. They raised their family in Holland and Sherry worked for many years...
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Deborah Schrotenboer

October 2, 1953 - July 14, 2020

Deborah L. Schrotenboer age 66, of Holland, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Spectrum Zeeland Hospital. Deborah was born in Grand Rapids, the daughter of John and Beatrice Beckwith. Her parents and a brother David preceded her in death. She was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church and enjoyed being a homemaker. Deborah is survived by her husband of 46 years, Randall; children,...
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Henry Dykema

August 6, 1938 - July 12, 2020

Reverend Henry Dykema, age 81 of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Cora; his children: Carol and Brett Miles (Lindsey Miles, Nathan and Kelsey Miles), Brenda and Bruce Freye, David Dykema, and Jennifer and David Zeilbeck (Matthew Zeilbeck, Sarah Zeilbeck and Hannah Zeilbeck); his daughter-in-law Diane Dykema ...
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Jay Lindell

July 8, 2020

Jay Roger Lindell graduated into glory on 7/8/2020, following a 19-month journey with brain cancer. Jay was born in Naperville, Il to Donna and Gerald Lindell. Jay graduated from Naperville Central in 1977, and went on to attend Hope College, graduating in 1981. He later went to Western Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1997. Jay became an ordained minister in...
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Jayne E. Alofs

October 1, 1964 - July 7, 2020

Jayne Elise Alofs born 10-1-64 in Holland MI passed to her heavenly home 7-7-20 in Chicago, IL after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer. Jayne graduated from Holland Christian High School and Grand Valley State University. She attended 4th Presbyterian Church in Chicago and during her illness enjoyed live streaming the worship services of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where...
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Joan V. Nyenhuis

September 26, 1941 - July 7, 2020

Joan Nyenhuis, age 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Joan was born on September 26, 1941 in Holland, Michigan, where she lived her entire life. She was preceded in death by her brother Burton Nyenhuis and sisters Ruby Zimmerman and Marjorie Castaneda. Joan is survived by her eight nieces and nephews – Cheryl Sabas, Mike Zimmerman, Brian "Fritz" Zimmerman, Nancy Hanson,...
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Lois L. De Boer

May 7, 1929 - July 7, 2020

Lois L. DeBoer, age 91, of Holland, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Lois was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1929. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond in 1992, her grandson Mark Boeve, and her granddaughter Sara Kristine Langeland. Lois is survived by her five children; Wayne DeBoer, Clearwater, Florida, Virginia(Nick) Tatarchuk,...
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Jean Paulson

November 7, 1938 - July 5, 2020

Jean Paulson, 81, of Holland, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Jean was a majorette and accomplished ballet dancer through high school. She maintained contact with many classmates from Kalamazoo Central High School's class of 1956. Jean received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Michigan, where she was a member...
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Junior Langejans

January 26, 1941 - July 4, 2020

Junior Langejans, age 79, passed away at home on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Junior was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, where he served in many leadership roles. He owned Height's Service for 43 years and loved talking to his customers. He was an avid boater in his younger years and loved celebrating the 4th of July on Lake Michigan. He and Sharon enjoyed vacationing...
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David Tinholt

January 25, 1942 - July 4, 2020

David Tinholt, age 78 of Holland passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gaylene; his children: Shelley and Chris Dibble and Brian and Kim Tinholt; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jenna and Josh Hop (Bryce, Landen and Hadley) Heather and Kyle Westveld (Kaden, Peyton and Karsen) Andrew Tinholt; siblings: Karen and Mike Schuitema, Mike and Linda Tinholt...
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Cornelia "Cork" Arens

December 17, 1923 - July 1, 2020

Cornelia "Cork" Arens, age 96, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottages, surrounded by her family. She was born December 17,1923 to Rev. Harry and Louise Blystra in Princeberg, Minnesota. Her early years were lived in Sully, Iowa until her father's ministry brought the family to Graafschap, Michigan. She was the fourth of ten children and life growing...
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Alfredo Gonzalez

June 12, 1940 - June 27, 2020

Alfredo Gonzalez Jr. 80, surrounded by family, peacefully went to be with his King Saturday, June 27, 2020. Al is preceded in death by his granddaughter Nichole and will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years Esther Gonzalez, his children Cynthia (Liandro) Morin, Betty (Rudy) Castro, Cordelia Gonzalez, Gene (Lisa) Gonzalez, his Grandchildren Eric, Jessica, Adam, Alex, Samantha, Emeri,...
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Caroline Jasch

July 17, 1932 - June 24, 2020

Caroline Jasch, age 87 of Zeeland, formerly of Michigan City, IN. passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her son Todd's home. She is survived by her sons: Ed Jr. and Kate Jasch and Todd and Meg Jasch; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kelly Jasch, Brett and Rachel Jasch (Brinsley and Sawyer), Courtney and Tyler Vander Kolk (Lexi and London), Danielle and Austin Fisher (Nash) and Nick and...
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Donald Reimink

December 16, 1933 - June 22, 2020

Donald Reimink age 86, of Hamilton, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2016 and was the youngest of Benjamin and Kate Reimink's 8 children and the last surviving Reimink of his generation. Don was a kind and generous spirit and a friend of many. His social skills and sense of humor were always on...
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Lois Jacobs

November 5, 1931 - June 21, 2020

Lois Jacobs, age 88, of Holland, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Lois was a lifelong, baptized member of Pillar Church, a member of the Philathea Society and served as a volunteer at Holland Hospital. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by DeWaard's Interiors and as a teenager she worked at Russ' Restaurant. Lois was preceded in death by her grandson, Curtis...
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Orlan Uitermark

September 6, 1933 - June 18, 2020

Orlan Uitermark, age 86, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Beatrice, his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Larabel; daughter-in-law, Jamie Uitermark; and sister Joyce Garvelink. Orlan is survived by his children: Vickie and John Klokkert of Holland, David and Hope Uitermark of Aragon, GA and Sally and...
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Jazmyn Patterson

June 3, 2001 - June 17, 2020

Jazmyn Patterson, age 19, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Jazmyn was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was smart, funny, sometimes silly, but most of all, she had a heart of gold. Everyone who knew her loved her. Jazmyn was up to do anything and especially enjoyed being in nature and going on adventures. There was never a dull moment with Jazmyn. Her...
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Wayne L. Boeve

July 28, 1934 - June 15, 2020

Wayne Boeve went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Wayne was born on July 28, 1934 to Nelson and Geneva (Bouwman) Boeve in Kalamazoo, MI. At the age of nine, his family moved back to Holland. After graduation from Holland High School, he began his life-long occupation as a carpenter. He worked 30 years for Harold Langejans...
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