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Our Obituaries

Willis "Pete" Zwagerman

September 22, 1933 - May 22, 2020

Willis "Pete" Zwagerman, age 86, of Holland, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Pete owned and operated Holland Pump & Well for many years and after retiring, he enjoyed volunteering at Young Life Camps. Pete and his wife, Joey, loved their time at the camps. Pete was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Willis (Fannie)...
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Paul Meyer

April 21, 1963 - May 21, 2020

Paul Meyer, age 57, of Hamilton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Paul was a kind soul, he was outgoing and made friends wherever he went. His strong work ethic was apparent to all as he worked tirelessly to provide for his family. At home he worked hard as well, and he had the innate ability to fix anything. Paul also knew how to have fun. He loved the outdoors,...
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Frances "Fran" Eldridge Plaggemars

July 19, 1939 - May 20, 2020

Frances "Fran" Plaggemars, age 80, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Fran struggled for years with multiple health problems and in the end passed quickly, peacefully and at home as was her wish. Fran is survived by her husband and love or her life, David; and a son, Peter Eldridge of Philadelphia. A beautiful, sensitive soul, Fran's warmth and depth easily drew people in....
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Donald Bulthuis

July 22, 1926 - May 20, 2020

Donald Bulthuis, age 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Donald served in the US Army in WWII. He was a graduate of Hope College and University of Michigan where he earned his Master's in Education. He was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, former member of Prospect Park CRC and served on the Council and as choir director. He was a Jr. High...
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Patrick "P.J." Maher

June 25, 1989 - May 19, 2020

Patrick "P.J." Maher, age 30, of Holland passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 19, 2020. P.J. was a free soul with a kind and generous heart. He was a talented cook and delighted his family and friends with the food he prepared. Wherever P.J. went, he made friends. He enjoyed playing frisbee golf, listening to music, spending time in nature, and loved riding bikes with his brothers around...
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Roger J. Rietberg

August 3, 1922 - May 19, 2020

Roger J. Rietberg was united with his loved ones on Tuesday, May 19—the postlude to 97 years of service on earth and prelude to eternity. Born in 1922 to Jay and Katherine Rietberg of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roger was the oldest of four children (Eleonor and Verna, who predeceased him, and Warren, who lives in Grandville). He graduated from Lee High School in Wyoming and enrolled at Hope...
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Puspa Naginbhai Patel

July 21, 1950 - May 17, 2020

Puspa Patel, 69, of Holland, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her family home. She was born in Dabhoi, Gujaret, India, on July 21, 1950 to Pragejibhai S. Patel and Dehiben P. Patel. Puspa married Naginbhai Patel who preceded her in death in 2018. She is survived by her son Chirag Patel (Shilpa), and daughter Varsha Patel(Sonjay Kumar); grandchildren: Niki, Megh, Siya, Diya; and many extended...
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Janice Van Haitsma

July 29, 1940 - May 16, 2020

Janice Van Haitsma, age 79, of Holland, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home at Appledorn. Janice was involved in many school, church, and community activities. She enjoyed working with children and had a heart for struggling people in all kinds of situations, volunteering at agencies that ministered to those who were hurting. She loved nurturing people, whether it be through a...
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PhaengPhanh Saenebouttarath

January 1, 1947 - May 13, 2020

PhaengPhanh Saenebouttarath age 73 of Hamilton Michigan passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2020. She was born in Champassak, Laos on January 1, 1947. Her family came to United States in 1986, sponsored by Hamilton Reformed Church. The family was supported by Cliff and Lois Sale of Hamilton. PhaengPhanh retired from Tiara Yachts of Holland where she worked for 25 years. She is survived...
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Viviana Medina

August 15, 1962 - May 13, 2020

Viviana S. Medina, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Viviana was full of life, always giving to and caring for others. She was always up and going and could not sit. She loved her family and a good game of Bingo. She was loved and will be missed. She was preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Bernarda Valero; her daughter, Guadalupe Valero; and grandson, Zachariah Luna. ...
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Connie L. Blacquiere

November 23, 1955 - May 13, 2020

Connie L. Blacquiere, age 64, of Dorr, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Shirley Ann Driesenga. Connie worked as a waitress for Russ' Southtown Restaurant for almost 40 years. Connies greatest joys in life were 1st her grandchildren. She also loved her flowers and taking evening golf cart rides. She...
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Alfred Bennett III

February 18, 1957 - May 12, 2020

Alfred E. Bennett III, age 63, of Holland, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. The popular sitcom "Home Improvement" was in its final season in 1999 when I first met Alfred and fans of the show were upset that the series was coming to an end. It's at that point we quickly became referred to as the...
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Lyle A. Schippa

August 14, 1936 - May 12, 2020

Lyle A. Schippa, age 83, of Saugatuck/Fennville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Lyle attended Holland High School and was known for his great sense of humor, quick wit, charm, and unconditional love for his family. He was the owner & captain of Schippa's Charter Service in Saugatuck and was also a heavy equipment operator with the International...
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Manuel Sanchez

December 25, 1950 - May 9, 2020

Manuel Sanchez, age 69 of Holland passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Antonia; his children: Rosario and Claudio Roa, Veronica and Brandon Keech, Manuel Jr. and Rosalva Sanchez, Gabriel and Vanessa Sanchez, Issac and Esmeralda Sanchez and Esmeralda Sanchez; 13 grandchildren and his sisters: Petra, Francisca, Ramona and Sylvia. Manuel retired from...
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Caryl A. Koopman

February 2, 1928 - May 9, 2020

Caryl Anne (Paarlberg) Koopman passed into eternal rest on May 9, 2020. Caryl was born on February 2, 1928 in South Holland, Illinois to Cornelius P. and Mary (Veld) Paarlberg. While attending Hope College in 1946 she began dating Don Koopman. Their courtship continued through her nurses training in Chicago. Don and Caryl were married on May 4, 1951 and established a dairy farm next door...
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Adeline "Pete" Nienhuis

February 14, 1924 - May 6, 2020

Adeline "Pete" Nienhuis, age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Pete has been described as the "light and the heart" of her family. Her spunky, sweet, humble. and giving character was experienced in one way or another by all who knew her. After staying at home to raise her kids, Pete worked for many years at Teermans' of Holland, where her diligence and hard...
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Paul H. Tuls

December 20, 1943 - May 6, 2020

Paul H. Tuls, 76, of Holland, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Paul was born in Holland on December 20, 1943, to Vern and Sue (Por) Tuls. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High School and Calvin College. He became the first golf pro at West Ottawa Golf Course in the 1960's and he has continued to be an ever-present figure at West Ottawa. Paul was an owner of Holland...
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Erwann Basset

October 7, 1997 - May 3, 2020

Erwann Basset, age 22, of Loudeac, France and Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Allendale, Michigan. Erwann was born in Loudeac, France, on October 7, 1997, raised in Paris, and moved to Michigan in 2003. After studying at Kenbrook, Warner and Dunckel, he graduated from North Farmington High School in 2016, where he played Varsity Track & Field. He was a...
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Ida Visser

October 15, 1928 - May 2, 2020

Ida Visser, age 91, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Ida was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Bible Study group there. She was also a volunteer teacher for Kid's Hope. Ida was preceded in death by her brother, John Catier and infant twin sister, Reneé Catier. Ida is survived by her: ...
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Mary A. Hildreth

September 22, 1947 - April 29, 2020

Mary A. Hildreth age 72, of Holland, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children and close family friend, Jim DeGraaf. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 2016, her parents, Kenneth and Miriam Harmsen, her brother, David Harmsen and a sister-in-law, Judith Hildreth. Mary dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She and her husband raised...
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Evelyn Brown Kozal

June 9, 1922 - April 28, 2020

Evelyn B. Kozal, age 97, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Evelyn was a kind, sweet soul whose smile would light up any room. She retired from General Electric in 1984. After retirement she enjoyed spending the winter months in Gulf Shores, AL, late night card games and trips to the casino with her husband, John. Evelyn was preceded in death by...
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Connie Ten Harmsel

July 22, 1955 - April 25, 2020

Connie TenHarmsel, age 64, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Connie started her working life at Holland Mold & Engineering and served Haworth for over twenty years for the remainder of her career. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marcia Brummel. She is survived by her brother, David Brummel and many cousins. A private committal service is being planned...
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Dulcinea "Dulci" Genzink

September 5, 1992 - April 25, 2020

Our earthly angel received her heavenly wings on Saturday, April 25th. Dulci was a beautiful, beautiful blessing to our family and to those whose lives she touched. Her strength and determination were so evident as she gracefully persevered through many disabilities beginning at the innocent age of 9 weeks. At an early age she showed signs she was different than the rest of us and she sure...
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Robert DeWilde

March 13, 1932 - April 22, 2020

Robert DeWilde, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Robert was a loving and supportive father and grandfather. Grandpa was a great storyteller and enjoyed sharing memories of his youth and adventures eventually ending with the entire family laughing. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a successful businessman who owned Dew-el, a school and...
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John S. Seidelman

June 24, 1943 - April 22, 2020

John S. Seidelman age 76, of Holland, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at an area care center. He was a member of St Francis de Sales Catholic Church and worked for the United Postal Service as a Postman for 32 years. Most of those years in Holland. He was a member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club and a member of the VFW Henry Walter's Post 2144 and the D.A.V. He was a Disabled Veteran,...
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Randall Terpstra

October 23, 1958 - April 21, 2020

Randall Terpstra of Holland, age 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Randall was born in Holland, MI, and served the city for 32 years with the Holland Police Department, starting as Holland's first foot patrol officer. As a result, he could tell anyone which downtown building had been what throughout history. He was also the...
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Louise Dacey

January 29, 1927 - April 19, 2020

Louise C Dacey 1927-2020 I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength; I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!" "Gone...
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Dave Slenk

December 21, 1949 - April 19, 2020

David Mark Slenk, 70, of Holland, finished his battle with Alzheimer's and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 19, 2020. A graduate of Holland Christian Schools and Western Michigan University, Dave was a trooper in the Michigan State Police (MSP) beginning in 1973. He originally served at the Flat Rock post and was transferred to Hastings in 1975. Returning to West...
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Barbara E. Boeve

October 24, 1932 - April 16, 2020

Barbara E. Boeve, age 87, of Zeeland, formerly of Sheldon, IA, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the American House of Holland. Barbara was born in Hospers, IA to Bert and Fannie Gesink and moved to Zeeland in 1996. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Arnold J. Boeve in 2011. Barbara is survived by her: ...
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Raymond Schrotenboer

October 28, 1925 - April 16, 2020

Raymond Schrotenboer, age 94 of Hamilton made a glorious entrance into God's Kingdom Thursday, April 16, 2020. He is survived by his children: Shari and Berne Nykamp, Jan Eding, Ray and Sue Schrotenboer and Mary and Doug Dykstra; grandchildren: BJ (Sue) Nykamp, Scott (Tracy) Nykamp, Heidi (Dave) Michalak, Jennifer (Shawn) Gormley, Chad (Jennifer) Eding, Jason (Krista) Schrotenboer, Brian ...
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Mary E. Robertson

December 24, 1934 - April 15, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Robertson (Wasgatt), resident of Holland, MI, formerly of Winnebago, MN, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2020 at Freedom Village at the age of 85 years. Mary was born on December 24, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in Winnebago, MN with her parents, John and Madge Wasgatt and her younger sister, Madge. Mary married William (Robbie) Robertson on October 26, 1956. They...
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Margret Prince

March 22, 1927 - April 11, 2020

Margret Prince, 93, of Holland, died on April 11. Born Klara Magdalena Greiner in Ulm, Germany, she was the second oldest of five children. Her father worked as the assistant to the manager of the local opera house, and as a child she participated in many productions. As a teenager, she trained as a hairdresser, but at 17, was drafted into the German Army, serving as a radar operator in the...
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Lawrence E. Bleeker

March 25, 1940 - April 10, 2020

Lawrence E. Bleeker age 80, of Diamond Springs, went to be with his Lord on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. He attended Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church and worked in various businesses retiring from Bosch in Grand Rapids. He enjoyed welding and mechanical work along with raising beef cattle for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1960-1962. Lawrence is...
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Darryl Van Der Bie

January 19, 1947 - April 8, 2020

Darryl Van Der Bie, age 73 of Grand Haven, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Medilodge of Holland. Darryl was born and raised in Holland. After graduating from Holland High School, Darryl served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return home, he moved to Grand Haven. He worked for Meijer and Trendway. Darryl was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo Van Der Bie and his...
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Ruth Elizabeth Fynewever

February 24, 1927 - April 7, 2020

Ruth Elizabeth Fynewever, 93, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Freedom Village. Ruth was born February 24, 1927, in Caledonia, Michigan, to John and Anna (Ploeg) Van Laan. She graduated from Calvin College and later from the Blodgett Hospital Nursing Program. In 1949, Ruth married Forrest Fynewever and they raised their children in both Colorado and later Holland,...
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Donald Jr. Bruischart

March 31, 1943 - April 4, 2020

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

March 2, 1939 - April 3, 2020

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

November 8, 1930 - April 1, 2020

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

October 27, 1938 - March 30, 2020

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

July 7, 1929 - March 28, 2020

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

June 13, 1930 - March 26, 2020

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

May 28, 1950 - March 22, 2020

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

December 10, 1919 - March 19, 2020

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

July 23, 1940 - March 19, 2020

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

October 2, 1942 - March 18, 2020

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

January 19, 1926 - March 18, 2020

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

May 31, 1943 - March 5, 2020

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

January 22, 2020 - February 29, 2020

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

July 2, 1978 - February 28, 2020

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

April 23, 1941 - February 27, 2020

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

September 19, 1940 - February 27, 2020

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

April 21, 1944 - February 25, 2020

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

December 16, 1954 - February 25, 2020

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

June 4, 1919 - February 23, 2020

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

September 27, 1984 - February 22, 2020

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

January 2, 1936 - February 22, 2020

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

March 1, 1929 - February 19, 2020

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

August 18, 1939 - February 17, 2020

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

July 17, 1925 - February 15, 2020

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

December 22, 1953 - February 14, 2020

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

April 12, 1958 - February 13, 2020

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

December 11, 1948 - February 12, 2020

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

March 17, 1931 - February 12, 2020

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

January 31, 1950 - February 10, 2020

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

July 5, 1944 - February 10, 2020

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

June 9, 1920 - February 9, 2020

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

March 31, 1930 - February 8, 2020

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

February 4, 1940 - February 7, 2020

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

January 17, 1962 - February 6, 2020

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

April 10, 1941 - February 3, 2020

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

December 13, 1919 - January 31, 2020

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

December 20, 1928 - January 29, 2020

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

May 10, 1939 - January 23, 2020

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

May 10, 1925 - January 22, 2020

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

January 11, 1942 - January 20, 2020

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

April 28, 1927 - January 19, 2020

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

May 4, 1928 - January 18, 2020

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

June 23, 1937 - January 17, 2020

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

April 5, 1936 - January 17, 2020

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

October 7, 1935 - January 16, 2020

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

December 30, 1934 - January 16, 2020

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

September 11, 1927 - January 14, 2020

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

June 3, 1924 - January 12, 2020

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

August 4, 1959 - January 10, 2020

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

September 21, 1944 - January 10, 2020

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

April 18, 1930 - January 9, 2020

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

April 9, 1927 - January 7, 2020

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

May 23, 1925 - January 4, 2020

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

April 23, 1922 - January 3, 2020

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

March 28, 1932 - January 2, 2020

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

November 23, 1950 - January 1, 2020

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

September 11, 1941 - January 1, 2020

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

December 11, 1956 - December 25, 2019

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

November 29, 1934 - December 24, 2019

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

July 5, 1931 - December 22, 2019

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

October 3, 1942 - December 20, 2019

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

September 1, 1956 - December 17, 2019

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

January 12, 1957 - December 16, 2019

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

August 10, 1997 - December 13, 2019

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

June 14, 1936 - December 9, 2019

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