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Our Obituaries

Karen F. Smeltzer

May 26, 1938 - January 16, 2021

Karen F. Smeltzer age 82, of Holland, met her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen "Fred" in 2018. Karen attended Central Wesleyan Church and worked a nurse for local hospitals and private practice offices. She was an avid reader and loved to knit and crochet. Karen is survived by her children, Scott Smeltzer of Fremont, Jeffrey...
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Patricia Veen

November 5, 1950 - January 15, 2021

Patricia Veen, 70, of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Pat was born November 5, 1950, in Holland, to Alfred and Hazel (Schrotenboer) Langejans. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and married David Lee Veen in 1972. Pat enjoyed working for Broekhuis Growers, where she worked for 20 plus years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Domonique M. Anaya

September 4, 1998 - January 10, 2021

Domonique Marie Anaya age 22, of Holland, died Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. She went on to earn a degree in Graphic Media Management from Ferris State University and was currently employed by WestRock as a Graphics Designer. She had a huge heart and was happiest when she was surrounded by family. Domonique was preceded in death...
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Carol Lynn Lange

November 30, 1950 - January 6, 2021

Carol Lynn Lange, age 70, of Holland, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Carol was born in Holland on November 30, 1950 to John and Dorothy Timmer. After graduating from Holland High School, Carol worked in customer service at: Kmart, Big Lots, Hobby Lobby and JCI. Carol enjoyed bowling, horseback riding, boating and fishing. She also loved crafting...
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Beverly Schlaack

August 30, 1934 - January 5, 2021

Beverly Schlaack, age 86 of Holland, formerly of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, January 05, 2021 at her home. Beverly was a member of First Reformed Church in Holland and was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack C. French and Robert L. Schlaack; grandson, Jesse Knotts; and great granddaughter, Mackenzie Mohney. Beverly is survived by her son, Dale (Pam) French of Mattawan; daughters,...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Grego

April 5, 1977 - January 1, 2021

Ronald L. Grego Jr., age 43 of Holland, was welcomed into his heavenly home on January 1, 2021. Ronnie was born in Oak Park, Illinois on April 5, 1977 to Ronald and Chris Grego. Growing up Ronnie was a talented athlete and had accepted a scholarship to play Division 1 football at Northwestern University. However, Ronnie's life was forever changed after contracting encephalitis in 1995. ...
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Leon Scholten

January 27, 1920 - December 24, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Leon Scholten, please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/400885960992338. Leon Scholten, age 100, of Holland, passed away on December 24, 2020 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottage with family by his side. Leon proudly served in the US Army during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Graafschap CRC and loved the Lord with all his heart. Leon...
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Margery "Peggy" Fitzgerald

September 15, 1920 - December 23, 2020

Margery "Peggy" Fitzgerald passed away on December 23, 2020 at the Inn of Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan. Born September 15, 1920, Peggy was a lifetime Holland resident. She spent her youth on 12th Street developing friendships that lasted nearly a century. When her parents purchased the land on Ottawa Beach Road from Hope College, Peggy moved to Bramblewood, a place she would call...
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Leonard J. Van Bragt

March 10, 1936 - December 22, 2020

Leonard Van Bragt, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at an area care center. Leonard Jacob Van Bragt was baptized for the remission of his sins in 1971 and worshipped with Holland Church of Christ and later with Lakeshore Church of Christ. As a young man he played Santa w/o the suit to the children he knew. He liked to make goulash and Hungarian Sauerkraut and would not share...
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Janet Clements

March 27, 1933 - December 21, 2020

Janet M. Clements, age 87, of Hamilton, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, December 21, 2020. Janet was born March 27, 1933 in Monticello, Kentucky to Ramie and Eva Cross. She graduated from Wayne County High School and Lindsey Wilson College. She and her husband Kenneth Dishman moved to Hamilton in 1956. She was employed by the Holland Evening Sentinel for 20 years. Moved to North...
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Constance Howe Stanulis

June 6, 1930 - December 20, 2020

Constance Howe Stanulis (née Langan), our darling, feisty mom passed away after complications from a fall on December 20, 2020. She was born June 6, 1930 in Boston to Thelma and James Langan, younger sister to Jackie, and had fond memories of visiting the family home in Maine and looking for starfishes as a young girl. She particularly loved her Uncle Gauga, a physical therapist who helped...
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Marlyn June Kane

November 22, 1926 - December 19, 2020

Marlyn June Kane, age 94, was born on November 22, 1926 to Oscar and Margaret Ming. She passed away on December 19, 2020 at home with family by her side. Marlyn lived in Holland all her life and attended Holland High School. During that time in school, she developed an interest in secretarial work and business, this continued throughout her adult life. After raising her family, she started a...
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Hazel A. Boeve

April 12, 1935 - December 18, 2020

Hazel Ann Boeve went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Rest Haven Care Center in Holland. She will spend this Christmas in heaven with her husband Wayne who preceded her in death just six months ago. Hazel was born on April 12, 1935 to John and Susan (Gruppen) DeRoo in Zeeland, MI. After her graduation from Zeeland High School, Hazel married her true love, Wayne...
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J. Daniel Marslender

December 11, 1942 - December 16, 2020

James Daniel Marslender of Holland, MI passed away on December 16, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. Dan was born on December 11, 1942 to Ralph Gay and Virginia Louise Marslender in Omar, WV. Dan graduated from Logan High School in 1961 before joining the United States Air Force. After serving his country, Dan went on to Marshall University to earn his degree in Business. He spent his...
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Leanne Herrema

January 20, 1954 - December 14, 2020

Leanne Joy Herrema, age 66, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020. Leanne was born in Ferrysburg, Michigan to Gerald and Marian Rosema. She graduated High School from West Michigan Christian and received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College. During her college years, she loved working at Camp Roger and passed that tradition to her children who also spent many summers there. ...
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Simona R. Escobar

January 5, 1929 - December 10, 2020

Simona R. Escobar, age 91, of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Simona was born on January 5, 1929 in Cotulla, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her family was a priority and she was always there when needed. In order to provide for her family she worked until retirement at Old Dutch Garden....
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Jay Wolbert

January 31, 1928 - December 10, 2020

Jay Wolbert, age 92, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020. He is survived by his children: Jim Wolbert, Tricia and Mike Alexander, Randy and Pat Wolbert, and Bill and Tammy Wolbert; 5 grandchildren: Steven Alexander, Seth Wolbert, Sam Wolbert, Valarie Wolbert, and Jennifer Wolbert, and his sister Marcia Wolbert. Jay was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 1994 and his daughter-in-law...
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Gordon Klouw

October 23, 1929 - December 8, 2020

Gordon Klouw, 91, passed from this life and went into eternity with his Savior on December 8, 2020. He was raised in Grand Haven. Graduated from Calvin College and Seminary and did postgraduate studies at U of M. Following his military commitment with the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War, he served three churches as an ordained pastor, one in Holland and two in Southern...
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Yan Hing Chau

April 5, 1952 - December 7, 2020

Yan Hing Chau, age 68, of Holland, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home. Yan is survived by his: Wife Ching Chau Children Samnang Vong and Soknimol Soeun Chhoeung Mason and Maccius Mason Ngan Chau and Kimhak Oeng Hing Schierbeek and Andrew Schierbeek Hoeung Chau Kinh Chau and Kheang Tea Chhoeungsuoy Chau Services are planned for 11:00am-2:30pm on Friday, December...
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Gertrude J. Brink

August 16, 1928 - December 5, 2020

Gertrude Brink age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence in 2000 and sons, Brad in 2007 and Matthew in 1975, a granddaughter Allison Brink, and son-in-law James Lutzke in 1999. Gertrude was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church where she was active in many areas of congregational life. In...
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Dixon M. Raymond

March 19, 1926 - December 4, 2020

Son, brother, husband, father and GP to his two grandsons, Dixon "Dick" Raymond died at age 94 on December 4, 2020 in the Inn at Freedom Village. Born in Buffalo, NY, he grew up on a farm near Springville, NY. Weary of taking care of the chickens he joined the Canadian Army's Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa at age 15 and spent more than four years in His Majesty's service. The regiment landed on...
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Renee R. Reed

July 31, 1954 - December 4, 2020

Renee Reed, age 66, of Holland and formerly of Belding, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at her home. Renee graduated from Lowell High School and Montcalm Community College and worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Belding Veterinary Hospital. She was creative, artistic, and a Master Gardener; she also volunteered her time and talents with the Belding Area EMS, Belding Historical Society and...
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A. Donald Postma

July 12, 1929 - November 29, 2020

A. Donald Postma, age 91, passed away November 29, 2020. He was born on July 12, 1929 in Holland, Michigan to Andrew and Ruth Postma, graduated from Holland High School and went on to get both his Bachelors and Master's Degrees from the University of Michigan. While at University of Michigan he was captain of the university rifle team. During that period, he earned more than 80 medals and...
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Burton "Bud" Borr

August 17, 1929 - November 28, 2020

Burton Jay (Bud) Borr (91), entered the gates of heaven 11/28/2020. He was born 08/17/1929 to John and Lena Borr. He lived his life in Holland. He worked for the City of Holland for 40 years at the Holland Police Department. He started as a patrolman and worked his way up to Captain. He was in charge of Tulip Time traffic for many years. Bud and Eleanor enjoyed summers boating on Lake...
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Yut Tun

May 3, 1962 - November 28, 2020

Yut Tun, 58, of Holland, passed away at Holland Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Yut was born in Battambong, Cambodia, on May 3, 1962. In 1979, she fled from the Khmer Rouge with her family. Yut, her brother, and her cousin escaped to Thailand and the Kowedan Camp there. They moved later to the Mairout Camp in Thailand because they were orphans when Yut was 20. Six months later they...
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Patricia L. Spoor

June 28, 1939 - November 27, 2020

Patricia L. Spoor age 81, of Holland, died Friday, November 27, 2020. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church. Patricia was the daughter of John and Delia Prince and is survived by her husband of 64 years, James; daughters, Brenda Spoor and Jamie and Robert Boersen; grandchildren, Zachary Boersen, and Aubrie Boersen and Louay Aldakhel; great grandchildren, Laila and Zara; sister, Verona...
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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

Al Bos age 77, of Zeeland, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Al was born in Holland, to Hyo and Winnifred Bos on August 24, 1943. He graduated from Holland High School and started working at Nelson Steel soon after. Al retired from Bert Reimink Plumbing and Heating following 40 years of employment. In his retirement he worked for Walters Gardens. Al married Lynn in...
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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, TN; 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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