Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Michelle and Family,
I'm so very sorry that I am just now seeing this as I went to send Birthday wishes to Lauren on Facebook.
Although we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time together , I never felt far from his thoughts and prayers.
Prayers for Peace and comfort for you all they the Holidays and looking forward to seeing Lauren again in the land of Everlasting Love and Peace.

Posted by Thomas - Ionia, MI   December 02, 2019

Please accept my sympathy. May the God of comfort give you hope and strength in this tough time. (Isa 40:29) My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)

Posted by A friend   June 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss of Lauren.

Posted by Brian Wennersten - ELKMONT, AL - Friend   June 25, 2019

I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to your family. May you be reassured that God keeps those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. (Psalms 116: 15)

Posted by T L    June 15, 2019

Thinking of you and your family
Nancy MacDonald

Posted by A friend   June 14, 2019

Michele and family,thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.Love,Glen and Carrie VanDyke

Posted by A friend   June 14, 2019

Hi Michele and Kristin, My deepest condolences to you both and family.We all know that there are not enough words to express our deepest thoughts when it comes to loosing a love. I do hope you all will find peace in knowing that although it is never the right time for us a love one as moved on. I wish you all great comfort in knowing that is only resting for now and you all will meet again. May the good Lord hold your hands and comfort you at this time.Best wishes to everyone.

Posted by Margarette Harrison - Holland, MI - Friend   June 14, 2019

Dear, dear Kristin - I just read about your Dad's going home to our Lord! May your love for Him - and your love for your Dad - give you comfort and peace these days. Please extend my condolences to your family.
Carola - sending prayers across the ocean

Posted by Carola Dettmar - Holland, MI - Friend   June 14, 2019

Lauren was a genuine, good-hearted person. I worked with him for a short time a few years ago. He was so easy to talk to and will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Valerie Scanlon - Holland, MI   June 14, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Lauren, a wonderful man! I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rachel NYKERK    June 13, 2019

Kristin, Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May God bless you with his nearness and great comfort. So sorry for your loss. Rich and Jean Schreur

Posted by Jean Schreur - Hudsonville, MI - Friend   June 13, 2019

Michele, I am so very sorry for your loss!
~Pat Den Boer

Posted by A friend   June 13, 2019


I didn't know Lauren well, but what a blessing it has been for me to know you and worked with you . Your always present wide smile has lightened many peoples days and was evidence of your love for Lauren and your family. May God, through his wonderful grace shower you, Kristin and Mitchell with peace and his warm love.

Posted by Bob Weeldreyer - Holland, MI   June 13, 2019


I didn't know Lauren well, but what a privilege it has been to know you for many years. Your wide smile always lightened my day and I know you shared that with Lauren and your family as well. May God grant you , Kristin and Mitchell peace and courage during this time and always.

Bob Weeldreyer

Posted by A friend   June 13, 2019

Wishing you Peace and Comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by Dorie VanEck - MI   June 13, 2019

Dear friend, my heart is with yours. Love you so much.


Posted by Angela Wagenveld - Zeeland, MI   June 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss Michele. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Linda Zylema - Holland, MI - Coworker   June 13, 2019

Lauren was such an inspiration to all of us. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathies to you in this time of loss.

Posted by Karen Tompkins-Davis - Allendale, MI - Coworker   June 12, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Lauren and I were classmates at Holland Christian and I considered him my good friend. We had many good times of joy and laughter and he always was so friendly and easy to talk to. He was very humble and very truthful in how he lived his life. I haven't seen Lauren in many years but his passing brings tears to my eyes. He was such a good guy. My sincere condolences to your family- Kelly Baumann, Friend Holland MI June 12,2019

Posted by Kelly baumann - Holland, MI - Friend   June 12, 2019

Hi Michelle,
Please know you are in my, Carol, Hannah, and Samanthas prayers. Nothing will replace the pain and loss of Lauren, but our prayers is that God will be by your side.

Posted by Jack Kragt - Byron Center, MI - friend   June 12, 2019

Dear Michele and family, know so much that Lauren and you plus family were in our prayers for God to deliver him from this cancer and the strength to overcome this through the hope and mercy that believing in God and Jesus Christ gives!! That hope and mercy even in the face of death provides!!! Lauren was a great witness to us of that hope and mercy and will be greatly missed by us but he is in our hearts and memories through God and Jesus Christ forever and always!!! Thank you God for providing a dear friend as in Lauren for us to do life with and know that he made a very good difference in our life for Jesus Christ!!! Until we are united with Lauren again in God and Jesus Christ may we carry his life with us to give compassion and mercy of God to all of His creation!!! That was the legacy that Lauren left and may we live that legacy as well!!! See you soon our friend in Jesus Christ, Todd and Lynda Lubben!!!!

Posted by Todd and Lynda Lubben tmlubben@yahoo .com - Zeeland, MI - Friend   June 12, 2019

Sending condolences and prayers.

Posted by Barbara Johnson - HOLLAND, MI - Coworker   June 12, 2019

Dear Michele, Kristin, and Mitchell,
You have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Lauren into his heavenlty home. Jack and I met you through the multiple myeloma support group at Gilda's. We appreciated his upbeat attitude in spite of the physical difficulties he faced. I recall that, when he was limited in working, he volunteered using his social work training. He always greeted us warmly when we'd run into him about town. Now he is free of myeloma, well, happy, and looking forward to seeing his family again some day. I also recall the part music played in your lives and your daughter graduating in music from Hope College. How time flies! Sending love and my prayer for God's loving arms around you.
Arden Ruth Post

Posted by Arden Post - Holland, MI   June 12, 2019

Oh my friend, Michele, My heart hurts for you in the loss of your dear husband. While we haven't seen each other for many years, I have thought about you and yours often. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Cheryl Atman - Lander, WY - Friend   June 12, 2019

Michele and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.May the Lord comfort you now and always.

Posted by Bonnie VandenBerg - Hamilton xThSG - Friend   June 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss Michelle and family.

Posted by Laurie Luke ( Van Beek) - HOLLAND, MI - Acquaintance   June 11, 2019

Kristin (& family), I am so sorry for the loss of your dear dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Cherish your memories. Hugs, Linda Schaftenaar

Posted by Linda Schaftenaar - Holland, MI   June 11, 2019

Praying for you and your family my sweet friend! May God's peace overwhelm you! much love.

Posted by Dawn Overbeek - Hamilton, MI   June 11, 2019