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Our Obituaries

Lourdes "Lulu" Justiniano

August 16, 1923 - February 10, 2022

Lourdes "Lulu" Sanchez Justiniano, age 98, of Caledonia, passed away early Thursday morning, February 10, 2022 at home with loved ones at her side, after battling mild pneumonia. Lulu was born on August 16, 1923 in Zamboanga, Philippines. She was married to the late Dr. Guillermo Justiniano Jr., and had three children together. She was the second oldest and last surviving of five siblings:...
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Marla Naber

October 11, 1940 - February 8, 2022

Marla Naber, age 81, of Holland, went into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Marla graduated from Holland Christian in 1958. She held a variety of jobs, but mostly was active working on the farm with her husband Jack for over 40 years. Together they attended Ebenezer Church. More recently she was attending Immanuel Church in Holland. Marla had a happy heart...
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Alberto Jimenez

March 14, 1972 - February 8, 2022

Alberto Jimenez, age 49, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Zeeland Hospital. Alberto was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States as a young child. He was a friendly and helpful person who liked soccer and loved his dog, Gucci. Alberto worked at Request Foods. He is survived by his sons, Diego (Melissa) Jimenez of Holland, Daniel (Isneidy) Zavala of Holland,...
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Sopheap "Sam" Sem

November 2, 1964 - February 8, 2022

Sopheap Sem, age 57, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St., Holland. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.
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Robert Oudemolen

January 31, 1952 - February 6, 2022

Robert Oudemolen, age 70, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Robert loved baseball and specifically the Tigers. He enjoyed shooting at the gun range but more importantly, he loved his family. He was an outgoing and nice person. He will be missed. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Oudemolen; daughter, Rachel Oudemolen-Rodriguez (Ricardo Jr. Rodriguez); son, Matt Oudemolen; grandson...
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Jean Hulst

December 14, 1926 - February 5, 2022

Jean Hulst, age 95, of Holland, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Riley's Grove Assisted Living. Jean was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where she was involved in music, teaching, children's ministries and evangelism. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Jerold, and 2 grandchildren, Derrick Van Doornik and Elizabeth Grams. She is survived by...
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Mary C. Exo

July 20, 1943 - February 4, 2022

Mary C. Exo, age 78, of Elk Rapids, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 at Holland Hospital, Holland, MI. Mary graduated from the Hackley School of Nursing in Muskegon and retired as a Registered Nurse from Munson Home Health Care after many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Exo, in 1998; her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Kraus; siblings and in-laws, Agnes Bigalke,...
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Robert Constantine Botsis

September 22, 1923 - February 4, 2022

Robert Constantine (Bob) Botsis passed away peacefully at his home on February 4, 2022 at the age of 98. Bob was born in Holland, MI to Greek immigrants, Constantine Robert (Gus) and Vasiliki (Bessie) Botsis. His mother passed away when he was 14 years old. They were a tight-knit family. Bob's sister Anna helped their father raise her three brothers after their mother's death. Bob loved...
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Henry "Hank" Visscher

April 13, 1937 - February 4, 2022

Henry Visscher, age 84, of Holland, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family, who loved and cared for him. Henry felt deep gratitude for his life, family, friends, and career. He was thankful for the opportunities to enjoy the beauty in this world and the moments to care for others. His gratitude and peace are wonderful blessings for his family and friends. He...
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Katherine "Cassie" Genuit

March 4, 1925 - February 3, 2022

Katherine Lucille (Cassie) Genuit, age 96, of Holland, Michigan and formerly of Napoleon, Ohio was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Cassie was born in Fulton County, Ohio. She was the daughter of William and Wilma (Weber) Grime, one of a large Grime family. Her mother passed away early in her life. Foster parents were John and Helen Darby of Wauseon,...
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Joyce Ana "Gerakinis" Tripp

January 27, 1969 - February 2, 2022

Joyce Ana (Gerakinis) Tripp, 53, of Burnips, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at her home. To view Joyce's Funeral Service, please visit: Joyce was born January 27, 1969, in East Grand Rapids, to Steven and Lois Gerakinis. Joyce graduated from...
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Helen M. Essenberg

March 2, 1935 - February 2, 2022

Helen Essenberg, age 86, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at her home. Helen was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and a former Registered Nurse at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, one sister, and her parents. Helen is survived by her: Husband of 65 years, James Essenberg Children Randy (Denise)...
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Robert D. Plaggemars

February 28, 1934 - February 2, 2022

Robert D. Plaggemars, age 87, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, February 02, 2022 at Resthaven Care Center. Robert Dale Plaggemars, or "Bob" as he was known to most, lived his 87 years on earth with a love for people, his family, and the Lord. Born on February 28, 1934, he was the oldest son of four boys. Bob grew up on a farm and would care for the animals as well as plant and harvest crops...
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Delores Machiele

August 11, 1935 - January 31, 2022

Delores Machiele, age 86, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 31, 2022, after a battle with cancer. Delores was born on the farm in East Saugatuck and went to East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church until the family moved to Holland in 1951 and began attending Bethany Christian Reformed Church where she was still a member. She graduated from Holland Christiain High...
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Thomas "Tom" Urbaniak

December 28, 1941 - January 28, 2022

Tom Urbaniak, age 80, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home in Holland. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christine; daughter, Kelly, of Grand Rapids; son, Bradley and (Jennifer) of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren: Colbie, Gretchen, and Dash; sister, MaryAnn Conner and (Ed Cardonick); nieces, Joanne Conner and (Ramel Toledo), Laurie Conner and (Scott Geyer); and grand...
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Wayne Schipper

January 5, 1928 - January 28, 2022

Wayne I. Schipper age 94, of Holland, died Friday, January 28, 2022, at an area care center. Wayne owned and operated Schipper Eggs for many years and was involved in several community organizations. They included Western Theological Seminary, the Kellogg Farmers, Hamilton Farm Bureau, and the Overisel Fire Department. He was a lifelong member of Overisel Reformed Church where he served in...
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Gertrude "Trudy" Smith

May 25, 1928 - January 26, 2022

Gertrude ("Trudy") N. Smith, age 93, a resident of Holland, Michigan, passed away on January 26, 2022. She was born May 15, 1928, in Kalamazoo Michigan, the only child of Tom and Winifred (nee Hilmert) Kloosterman. She was a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School and Hope College. In the Spring of her senior year at Hope College in 1950, a professor asked "Gertrude" what her plans...
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Elaine Ruth Van Doornik

December 10, 1928 - January 26, 2022

Elaine R. Van Doornik, age 93, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Resthaven Maple Woods. To view Elaine's funeral service, please visit: Elaine retired from Fleetwood, Inc. in 1992 after 26 years of employment. She was a member of Recovery International, the DAV...
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Loren Rigterink

October 29, 1947 - January 24, 2022

Loren Rigterink, age 74, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, peacefully in his home. Watch the service live by clicking here: Loren will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and church community, but the silver-lining is knowing he is now with Jesus and reunited with his infant son, Jeremy, and the love of his life, Sharon. He is survived by his...
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Terry R. Fynewever

August 25, 1960 - January 23, 2022

Terry R. Fynewever age 61, of Allegan, died Sunday, January 23, 2022 at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Fynewever and sisters, Susan Fynewever-Indelwood, and Sally Jo Fynewever- DeBoer. Terry attended the Corner Bible Church and worked mostly as an Over the Road truck driver. He most recently worked for the ABC Group in Grand Rapids. Terry was a loving father,...
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Phaila Anongdeth

December 24, 1945 - January 21, 2022

Phaila Anongdeth passed away peacefully Friday, January 21st, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. He has had a long battle with Lymphoma Cancer 18 years ago and fought like a true soldier that he is. 18 years forward, Phaila came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. Phaila was born in Laos on December 24th,1945 to Maimoun & Mone Anongdeth. He was one of 7 children. He...
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James Postma

March 24, 1952 - January 20, 2022

James Postma, age 69, of Holland, entered into his heavenly home on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Jim was born on March 24, 1952, in Zeeland, to Ivan and Johanna Postma. He was a graduate of Holland High School and worked for many years at Great Lakes Woods in Holland. He was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church. Jim was a beloved husband and father who will be missed by all those who survive...
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Marjorie Busscher

February 8, 1932 - January 18, 2022

Marjorie Busscher (nee Stegink) age 89, of Graafschap, passed peacefully into her Savior's arms on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Marge had limitless energy when it came to serving her family. In addition to raising eight children, she worked for many years as a nurse's aide. In her retirement years she wintered in Florida and enjoyed traveling, fishing, and playing shuffleboard and bocce with her...
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Barbara J. Birtles

September 10, 1936 - January 16, 2022

Barbara J. Birtles, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Resthaven Care Center with family by her side. Barb was a loving wife, and a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a woman with a big heart who liked to volunteer and support many organizations that provided food, shelter, and medical attention to those who needed it. She was a member of...
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Heng Lim

September 15, 1928 - January 12, 2022

Heng Lim age 93, of Zeeland, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. He was born on September 15, 1928 in Battambong, Cambodia, to a family of 12. He was a businessman who owned a small Jewelry store with his wife until 1975 when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. He survived the communist regime, eventually moving to Anaheim, California in 1992 and reuniting with his family. Heng is...
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Roger H. Brower

March 18, 1945 - January 11, 2022

Roger Henry Brower, age 76, of Zeeland, MI, peacefully passed away at his home on January 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a 6 week battle with lung cancer. Roger was preceded in death by twin sons Mark Allen and Mitchell Lee, parents Henry and Emily Brower, his parents-in-law Gerald and Quirena Schutte, his sister-in-law Leona Wyngarden and brother-in-law Ray Watjer. Roger...
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William "Bill" Van Dyke

April 30, 1967 - January 10, 2022

William S. Van Dyke, age 54, of Spring Lake, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2022. Bill lived most of his life in the greater Holland area and attended Holland Christian schools. He was a lifelong mechanic and was most recently employed at Floor Gear in Holland. From his youth, Bill was a tinkerer, a magician with his hands. He would love to take apart machines to...
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Edward Slenk, Jr.

June 9, 1935 - January 10, 2022

Our beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa, Edward Slenk Jr., age 86, of Holland went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 10, 2022. To view Ed's funeral service, please visit: Ed had a gentle, quiet spirit and loved the Lord with all his heart. ...
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Elaine Sikkel

February 15, 1927 - January 8, 2022

Elaine Marie Vos Sikkel went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 8, 2022 at the age of 94. She was born in Holland, Michigan on February 15, 1927, the fifth and last child of Charlie and Clara Schaddelee Vos. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Sikkel; two infant daughters, Janice Kay and Jacqueline Sue; and siblings, Leonard Vos, Jeanne Ballast Tucker, Theressa...
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Rev. Matthew Jr. Warfield

May 24, 1989 - January 8, 2022

Rev. Matthew J. Warfield Jr., passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022. To view Matthew's service, please visit Or on Facebook at: From the moment Matthew appeared on life's stage his smile could melt ice. His faith was cultivated in his home with his parents and his adoring...
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Maria "Tomasa" Victor

June 2, 1934 - January 7, 2022

Maria "Tomasa" Victor, age 87, of Holland, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Medilodge Nursing Home. Maria was the daughter of one of the first Hispanic families to settle in the Holland area. She graduated from Holland High School and went on to raise a family and work as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell. She was a long term volunteer for Women in Transition in Holland. She was...
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David Collings

September 10, 1960 - January 3, 2022

David Collings, 61, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022. He was the son of Frank and Gladys Collings, who preceded him in death. David was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church. He is survived by his brother, Gary and Karen Collings, sister Carol and Jim Cannon, nieces and nephews, Rachel and Joshua Warsow (Ethan and Ashton), Steven and Kasey Collings (Celine), Douglas Jared Cannon,...
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Rosendo Velazquez

October 6, 1972 - December 31, 2021

Rosendo Velazquez, age 49, passed away on December 31, 2021. Watch the funeral service here: Rosendo was a hardworking, loving, and caring man – who particularly loved his children and grandchildren who were his everything. He is survived by his sons, Chris and Amy Velazquez, Jonathan Velazquez;...
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Emma Barkel

August 5, 1924 - December 29, 2021

Emma Barkel is now safe in the arms of her faithful Savior Jesus Christ, where her faith has been made sight. Emma was a member Hamilton Christian Reformed Church and was formerly a member of the Holland Genealogical Society in Holland, Michigan. She retired at the age of 80 from Hart & Cooley. Emma loved and adored her family and spoke of them often to her puzzle buddies and friends. She was...
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Richard Lichti

January 21, 1944 - December 25, 2021

Lichti, Reverend Dr. Richard J. (January 1944 – December 2021) of Holland Michigan. Richard was born in Wasco, California and grew up in Medford, Oregon. He is the youngest son of Carl and Lydia (Thiessen) Lichti and had an older brother, Robert. Richard was a lifelong learner. He graduated from the University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton Theological Seminary and New York Theological...
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Then Duch

January 7, 1962 - December 25, 2021

Then Duch, 59, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2021. He left us too soon, and the world lost a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Then was preceded in death by his mother, Kimsorn Chun, his brothers, Chamroeun Duch, Chansovy Duch, Sorithy Duch, a sister Channy Duch, and a grandchild, Havah Duch. He is survived by his father, Phan Duch and stepmother, Chhap...
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John Meier

August 17, 1931 - December 25, 2021

Hindrik Jan (John) Meier, age 90, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2021. John was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, where he served as both a deacon and an elder. He loved the Lord and his faith was evident in all areas of his life. To view the livestream of the service, please visit He was born on...
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Mary Jarnagin

February 15, 1937 - December 25, 2021

Mary Lou (Rakestraw) Jarnagin, age 84, of Canton, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 25, 2021, at her residence in Holland, Michigan surrounded by loved ones. Mary was a strong and fearless woman who fiercely loved her family, friends and community. She was a dedicated member of the Trinity Reformed Church and gave tirelessly to her community. She was also a skilled and...
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Ruth Kleis

June 30, 1929 - December 23, 2021

Ruth J. Kleis age 92, of Holland, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, December 23, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, by a grandson, Nathan Kleis, a great granddaughter, Emma De Ruiter; brothers, Jay and Milton Meyaard. She is survived by her children, Sheryl and Robert De Ruiter, Jane and Bill Mc Carty, Steven and Pat Kleis, Bob and Deb Kleis; 7...
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Hermina Nyhof

January 19, 1928 - December 21, 2021

Hermina Nyhof, age 93, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. To view Hermina's funeral service, please visit: Hermina was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She graduated from Reformed Bible College and was secretary there for 10 years. She spent 17...
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Marion Hoeve

September 8, 1938 - December 18, 2021

Marion Hoeve, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Saturday, December 18 at his home in Holland Township. Marion was born in Zeeland Township to John and Gertie Hoeve and was the ninth of eleven children. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judy; his children Craig Hoeve, KayLynn (Tom) Beltman, Shari (Brian) DeRoos, Karen Young, Kevin (Lisa) Hoeve,...
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Alison Stryker

August 27, 1943 - December 17, 2021

Alison Stryker, age 78, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. Alison was known for her own large group of supportive friends for which the family is very thankful. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jan Burchfield. She is survived by daughters, Amy and Karl Siebert, Mindy and Dan Malone; grandchildren, Hans Siebert, Wilhelmina Siebert, Sage Malone, Sierra Malone, Stryker Malone...
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Travis Jacobs

September 27, 1996 - December 16, 2021

Travis Jacobs, age 25, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Travis was a gentle soul who was caring and loving and was the leader of his brothers as he served as their protector. His family was his top priority. His goal was to make others smile and served many as mentor and role model. He was a calm gentle voice of reason that made it easy for others to fall in love with him quickly....
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Linnay Haverdink

November 8, 1947 - December 16, 2021

Linnay A. Haverdink, age 74, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at her home with family by her side. To view Linnay's memorial service, please visit: Linnay will be remembered as a loving and classy lady. She was a great wife, a wonderful mother, a loving friend,...
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Betty Ver Hoeven

March 9, 1936 - December 15, 2021

Betty Ver Hoeven age 85, of Newaygo, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Fountainview. She was preceded in death by her husband Ken of 67 years in November; sisters, Alma Hamberg and Hermina Plaggemars. Betty is survived by her children; Dave and Ruth Ver Hoeven, Doug and Vivian Ver Hoeven, and Deb and Steve Slenk all of Holland; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; in-laws, Bob...
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John Van Den Berge

September 29, 1943 - December 15, 2021

John Van Den Berge age 78, of Holland, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021. To view a live stream video of the service, please visit He was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and drove truck for Gritter Brother's Eggs and then for Louis Padnos until his retirement. John umpired softball for many years through the Holland Recreation Dept. He...
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James Den Bleyker

April 20, 1955 - December 14, 2021

James Den Bleyker, age 66 of Holland passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 14, 2021, and went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Pamela; his children and grandchildren: Brian and Tina Den Bleyker (Logan and Gwynevere) and Katie and Ryan Wurm (Ryleigh, Alex and Troy) his siblings: Robert and Carol Den Bleyker, Donald and Myrna Den Bleyker, Judy Den...
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Justine "Tina" Males

August 6, 1949 - December 13, 2021

Justine "Tina" Males, age 72, of Holland, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, at her home after a 10-year battle with oral cancer. Tina was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born on August 6, 1949 to Ferdinand and Dorothy Gorsche. She graduated from Manistique High School in 1967 where she met her high school sweetheart, Bill, whom she would later marry on September 20,...
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Gene Gort

August 30, 1933 - December 12, 2021

Gene Gort, age 88 of Holland, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, with his family beside him. Gene was born in 1933 in Zeeland to Robert and Ann Gort. Following graduation from Holland Christian in 1951, Gene served in the US Navy. He worked as a boat builder for many years. Gene was an avid golfer and wood worker and loved horses. As a member of Harderwyk Ministries for nearly 70...
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Steven E. DeRidder

November 23, 1953 - December 11, 2021

Steven DeRidder, age 68, of Holland, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at his home, following a battle with cancer. Steve was born on November 23, 1953 to the late Dr. Richard and Adrianna DeRidder. As the son of a pastor/missionary he grew up in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Muskegon, Michigan, Sioux Center, Iowa, and Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Dordt University where he met Joyce, his...
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Robert "Bob" Grotenhuis

January 28, 1958 - December 11, 2021

The passing of Robert Alan Grotenhuis (Bob) elicits not only grief but also fond memories for those who knew him. Bob was born into a Christian family on January 28, 1958 in Hudsonville, MI, and died in hospice care in Grand Haven, Michigan on December 11, 2021. Bob's parents were Dale and Eleanor Grotenhuis (deceased) and brothers Jack (deceased), Phil (wife Joy and four children and five...
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June Knoper

January 30, 1929 - December 9, 2021

June Knoper age 92 of Zeeland, entered glory on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Holland Hospital following a brief illness. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church and especially enjoyed Wednesday Night Bible Study. June was a lifetime supporter and advocate for missions. June was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey in 2003 and is survived by her children; Mary and...
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William "Captain Bill" Maclean

July 26, 1938 - December 7, 2021

On December 7, 2021 William (Captain Bill) Maclean passed suddenly to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 83. He was born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. He joined the Navy in 1955 and became a Navy Seal traveling the world for Seven tours of duty protecting our country. He retired from the Navy after a lifetime of service in 1975 and continued on as a Navy recruiter in Holland...
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Judith Lamse

April 6, 1938 - December 7, 2021

Judith Lamse's funeral service can be viewed by clicking on this link: Judith Lamse, age 83, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at Resthaven Care Center. After a long journey with Alzheimer's, she is now in heaven with a clear mind singing to...
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Kenneth Mast

August 11, 1932 - December 7, 2021

Kenneth Mast age 89, of Holland, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. He was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church and retired from Parke Davis-Warner Lambert as a Chemical Operator. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Joyce, on November 20, and by his daughter Shelley in 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Dawn and Vern Blauwkamp of Zeeland, Jan and...
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Elaine Riebe

August 13, 1928 - December 7, 2021

Elaine A. Riebe, age 93, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Freedom Village with her husband and children by her side. To view Elaine's funeral service, please visit: Elaine was born on August 13, 1928 to Duane and Vera Gleason. She graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1945 and attended...
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Thomas Nelson

August 17, 1941 - December 6, 2021

Thomas David (Dave) Nelson, age 80, formerly of Westmont, IL passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, in Holland, MI. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Stephanie Hellerman (Alyssa, Mark, and Jack), and Brian and Tami Nelson (Jacob, Ben, and Jocelyn), and his sister Mary and Mike Jawish. Dave was a salesman for Cahners Publishing for 25 years in the Chicago area. Born in...
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Helen Van Der Aa

August 11, 1937 - December 1, 2021

Helen Van Der Aa, 84, of Zeeland, formerly of South Holland, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Helen was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on August 11, 1937, to William C. and Carol E. (Tarte) Workman. She graduated from Calvin College. Helen married John M. Van Der Aa in 1959 and raised their three children in South Holland, Illinois. Helen was an active Elim Christian School...
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Lillian Boeve

June 15, 1931 - November 30, 2021

Lillian June Boeve age 90, of Holland, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Watch the Funeral Service here: She was a member of Lifegate Baptist Church and was active in her husband's ministry as a pianist and music director. She was preceded in death by a great...
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Kenneth Ver Hoeven

April 27, 1934 - November 26, 2021

Kenneth Ver Hoeven age 87, of Newaygo, died Friday, November 26, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Ken drove delivery truck for Boeve Oil and farmed until 1996 when he and Betty moved to Hess Lake. He was a member of Grant Reformed Church. In his retirement years he enjoyed winters in Arizona with his wife Betty, woodworking, golfing, and fishing on Hess Lake. Ken was the son of Sage and Hazel...
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Lois Bosman

November 1, 1938 - November 24, 2021

Lois Marie Bosman nee Rottschafer, age 83, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her home in Holland. Lois was blessed to be born to parents who loved the Lord, bringing her to church and schooling her in Christian Schools. Through the working of the Lord in her heart and the influence of her parents in her life, Lois came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. This...
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Joyce Buis

September 14, 1939 - November 22, 2021

Joyce Buis, age 82, of Holland, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Resthaven Maple Woods Cottages. Joyce attended Dickinson Elementary School, graduated from South High School in 1957, and then attended Grand Rapids Junior College. She, along with her husband Bill, owned and operated Buis Mattress. Joyce was a member of the Ladies Golf Association, the Holland Junior Welfare League, and...
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Joyce E. Mast

November 21, 2021

Joyce E. Mast age 86, of Holland, died peacefully, following a brief struggle with Leukemia, on Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shelley; her parents, Peter and Johanna VanLangevelde; siblings, Vern VanLangevelde, Dale and Mary VanLangevelde. Joyce was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church. She and Ken spent many winters in Ventura Village in...
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Glenn Schrotenboer

November 13, 1937 - November 19, 2021

Glenn W. Schrotenboer, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. View Memorial Service by clicking here: Glenn was known and experienced as a loving and kind man by his wife and kids. He was looked up to by his grandkids and he will be dearly missed. Glenn served in the National Guard from 1956-1961 and...
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James Rabbers, Jr.

February 18, 1929 - November 17, 2021

James Rabbers, Jr. age 92, of Holland, went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven in 1958. He was a member of Immanuel Church and served in the National Guards. James was a professional truck driver and retired from Gra-Bell Truck Lines. He loved to garden and do wood working, and operated a vegetable stand in...
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Dale Hulst

August 20, 1930 - November 15, 2021

Dale Hulst on November 15, at age 91, was welcomed to his heavenly home with Jesus, surrounded by his family. He was a life-long member of the Christian Reformed Church, serving as a deacon and elder, and most recently a member at Providence Church, where he and wife, Lois, cherished their role of greeting arriving worshippers. He was born and raised in East Saugatuck, served in the US Army...
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Randy Tun

January 30, 2002 - November 15, 2021

Randy Tun, age 19, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. Visitation with the family is scheduled for 10:00 – Noon on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 16th St. Holland, MI 49423. Funeral services will take place the same day at Noon at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home. Burial to take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
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James "Jamie" Kelley

January 18, 1976 - November 13, 2021

James "Jamie" Kelley, Jr., age 45, of Kentwood, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Jamie was a generous, caring, and fun loving man who was always ready with a joke or prank and loved his family and pets. He found joy in working with his hands…everything from artwork and drawing to autobody and wood and leather working. His...
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Jeffery Moore

January 19, 1973 - November 9, 2021

Jeffery Moore, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Jeffery Nathan Moore was born January 19, 1973, to Mary Moore and Leon Donelson. He was born in New Haven, CT and spent the first couple of months of his life there before moving to Morgan Park in Chicago. During his early years Jeff would establish lifelong friendships and bonds that would last into 40 plus years (Sherod, Mike,...
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William "Bill" Kolean

December 20, 1936 - November 9, 2021

William "Bill" Kolean age 84, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and spent his working life as a self-employed builder. Anyone who knew Bill knows he was a very humble man. Bill did take great pride and pleasure in his work, nothing but perfections would do. Many homes in the Holland area have...
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George Fletcher

November 1, 1939 - November 8, 2021

George Fletcher, age 82, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was a member of Haven Reformed Church and retired from Consumers Power after 36 years of employment. He served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Fletcher; son-in-law, William Prawdzik; and all of his siblings. He survived by his daughter, Jennifer...
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Gordon A. Smith

December 6, 1928 - November 7, 2021

Gordon A. Smith, age 92, a resident of Holland, Michigan, passed away on November 7, 2021. View Memorial Service here: He was born December 6, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, and was a graduate of East Lansing High School, in Michigan. When his father fell ill with tuberculosis, Mr. Smith left his studies at...
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Marlene Shidler

February 4, 1938 - November 6, 2021

Marlene Shidler age 83, of Saugatuck, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Inn at Freedom Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 2020. Marlene was a member of Central Park Reformed Church and worked as a nurse in the OB department at Holland Hospital from 1969-2000. She is survived by her children, Terri and Tom Van Lente of Saugatuck, Chuck Shidler of Saugatuck,...
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Shauna Smith

September 3, 1981 - November 6, 2021

Shauna Heidi Smith passed into her heavenly home on Nov. 6, 2021 after a 10 day battle with a reoccurrence of prior cancer and rare blood disorder. Shauna's untimely departure occurred after recently turning forty and before her planned marriage on Dec. 4, 2021. Shauna is survived by her beloved eight year old daughter Colette, parents, Gary and Heidi Smith, brother Kevin Smith married to...
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Evelyn Berens

March 14, 1930 - November 5, 2021

Evelyn Berens, age 91, of Dunningville, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021. Evelyn was a member of Dunningville Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Beth Berens; siblings, Doris Schipper, Ron Kalmink, Austin Kalmink; and in-laws, Bob Berens, Bernie Capel, Mary Lou Kalmink and Leona Kalmink. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 72 years, Eugene Berens; children,...
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Adam Deck

November 4, 2021

Adam Deck, 54, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Adam was born in Royal Oak, Michigan the son of Merwin and Elsie (Jones) Deck. After graduating high school and college Adam moved to West Michigan. Adam graduated from the Unversity of Michigan with a degree in industrial design. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Cynthia Deck, sister Linda...
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Roberta Ann Stegenga

December 20, 1957 - November 4, 2021

Roberta Ann Stegenga "Bert" passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Roberta was born on December 20, 1957, to William II and Beverly Matthes of Bloomingdale, MI. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ron who kept his promise for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until her last breath; her children: Amy (Scott) Nyboer, Katie Jo ...
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Donald J. Jubin

January 1, 1930 - November 1, 2021

Donald J. Jubin, 91, of Holland, died unexpectedly Monday, November 1, 2021, at his home. Don was the husband of Noella (Gauvin) Jubin. Born in Providence Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Henry and Jeanne Jubin. Don and Noella resided in Holland for the past 23 years. Mr. Jubin was formerly employed at the Leviton Manufacturing Co., in Warwick, RI. He served as their director of...
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Chuck Johnson

November 26, 1955 - October 31, 2021

Chuck Johnson, age 65, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Chuck graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1974. His career included working 48 years within the same family business. He managed Quality Carwashes, worked in accounting at Quality Oil Co., and at Quality Carwash Corporate offices. Chuck retired in October 2020 after his health declined due to...
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Esther Mulder

March 8, 1930 - October 30, 2021

Esther Bernice Mulder, age 91, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2021. She passed peacefully, with family by her side after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. To view the memorial service of Esther, please visit: She was born on March 8, 1930, in...
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Michael Boone

August 6, 1944 - October 28, 2021

Michael Boone, age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. Michael was the son of Gordon and Jeanette Boone who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister and guardian Betsy Parker and her husband, Dick Parker. He lived at home until he was 21 and then transitioned to several group homes and/or care facilities prior to residing the last...
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Edwin L. Visscher

August 25, 1936 - October 28, 2021

Pastor Edwin Lee Visscher age 85, of Holland, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 at an area care center. He was a member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church and spent his life ministering to many church families. He most recently pastored at the Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church and as pastor of visitation at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Ed was preceded in death by his...
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Harold A. Geurink

April 10, 1926 - October 28, 2021

Harold A. Geurink age 95, of Holland, died Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Holland Hospital. He was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder and as a deacon. He worked for Fillmore Beef for 54 years as a meat cutter. Harold was a veteran of the Army, serving during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred in 2019 and is survived by his in...
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Melinda Heiberg

April 19, 1942 - October 28, 2021

Melinda Heiberg, age 79, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Medilodge of Holland. Melinda grew up in Des Moines, IA, and married Eric Heiberg in 1963; they were married by her father, Rt. Revd. Gordon V. Smith, who was the Episcopal Bishop of Iowa from 1950-1971. They lived in St. Louis, MO from 1963 to 1974. While in St. Louis, she graduated from Washington University in...
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John De Graaf, Jr.

October 15, 1932 - October 28, 2021

John De Graaf, age 89, of Zeeland, entered into his eternal home on Thursday, October 28, 2021. To view John's funeral service, please visit: At the age of 14, John emigrated from the Netherlands with his family, he served with the US Army in the Korean War and then worked for Merle...
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Ann Mason

October 16, 1936 - October 22, 2021

Ann Marie Mason, age 85, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, in her home in Holland, MI, after a short battle with cancer. She was an avid reader, gardener and enjoyed challenging crossword puzzles at every opportunity. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Ann worked in Hope College's Personnel Department for 25 years. She...
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Oscar Rios

February 25, 1949 - October 22, 2021

Oscar Rios, age 72, of Holland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 22, 2021. Oscar was born in Mexico and moved to Holland in 1963 at the age of 14. He was the son of Eusebio and Martina Rios. He worked at the Holland Sentinel for 27 years. He was an avid Elvis fan that enjoyed karaoke. He was known to many as "Mexican Elvis". He, his parents, and 6 of his...
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Elizabeth Hoezee

December 26, 1949 - October 21, 2021

Elizabeth Hoezee, age 71, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Elizabeth was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. She was beloved by her friends, and they became part of the family as well. Elizabeth loved camping with her family. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Hoezee; daughters: April Hoezee (Rich Beak),...
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Mary Jordan

May 6, 1930 - October 20, 2021

Mary Jordan, age 91 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Freedom Village, Holland, MI. Mary was a retired teacher with the Fremont Public schools. She taught 1st and 2nd grades for many years. After retirement she loved and enjoyed being back in Holland residing on Lake Michigan. She had a great passion for golf and playing bridge. Mary was preceded in death by her...
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Betty Westveld

January 31, 1938 - October 19, 2021

Betty Westveld, age 83, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was a member of Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her brothers, Vernon Becksfort, David Becksfort, James Becksfort; and in-laws, Mary Jane Becksfort, and Bernard Vander Zwaag. Betty is survived by her: Husband of 64 years, Jerry Westveld Children Jayne Prins of...
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Beverly Lynn Miller

May 29, 1944 - October 16, 2021

Beverly Lynn Miller, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan. Beverly was born in Bailey, MI and grew up on a farm with her two sisters. She attended Grant High School and then Muskegon Business College. She had a long career in customer service and retired from Trendway. She was a good teacher of life skills and created a...
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Lois Victoria King

July 10, 1924 - October 15, 2021

Lois Victoria King, age 97, of Holland, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at American House Nursing Home. View Memorial Service here: Lois was born and raised in Athens, West Virginia. After earning a BS in education, Lois worked as a kindergarten teacher at Keppen Elementary in Lincoln Park, MI from 1952...
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Carol Mason

August 3, 1942 - October 14, 2021

Carol Mason (nee Kreutner), age 79 of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, after a brief illness (unrelated to COVID). She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jack; her children Kevin (Agnieszka) and Andrea (Matthew) and grandchildren Lilia, Nicholas, Alexis, and Ian; her siblings: Don (Janet) Kreutner and Susan (Dirk) Mullenger. Carol was raised in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and...
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Adrienne Williams

June 15, 1953 - October 13, 2021

Adrienne Williams, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Adrienne was born to Wilson and Katherine Thomas on June 15, 1953, in Morgan Park, Illinois. She attended elementary school at Bates and John D. Shoop. She received her high school diploma from Covert High School in 1995. She loved playing spades (and cheating), dominoes, bid whist, and phase 10. She loved playing video...
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Larry Veen

August 15, 1950 - October 12, 2021

Larry A. Veen, age 71, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Larry was a member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church. He was a very loving grandfather who was there to support his grandchildren in any activity they did. Larry enjoyed participating in car shows with his wife in their 1962 Corvette. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; Jerald and Katie (Klein) Veen;...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Wolters

June 7, 1933 - October 10, 2021

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Eleanor "Ellie" Wolters, age 88, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine Wolters. Eleanor was a member of Calvary on 8th (RCA) and worked as a home healthcare aid for many years. She enjoyed working with both young and old. She is survived by her...
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Lupe K. Hernandez

July 12, 1964 - October 2, 2021

Lupe K. Hernandez, age 57, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Lupe was a loving husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing out on his boat, riding his motorcycle, and playing his guitar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Guadalupe (Enriquez) Hernandez; brothers: Sipriano Hernandez, Celestino (Barb) Hernandez, Juan Hernandez; and...
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Isabella Soto

April 15, 2016 - October 1, 2021

Isabella Soto, age 5, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 1, 2021. Click here to watch the recorded Funeral Service: Isabella was pure and sweet. She had the biggest smile, contagious laughter, and was a ball of energy. She was able to light up the room with who she was. She was dearly loved by her family,...
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Joyce Zwiers

July 18, 1926 - October 1, 2021

Joyce Zwiers, age 95, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 1, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, a daughter-in-law, Jody Zwiers, and three great grandchildren. Joyce was a member of Pillar Church and had been involved in Philathea Society, Ladies Aid Society, and Christian School Circle. She worked for Michigan Bell, Ruby's and Model Drug Store. ...
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Esther M. Scholten

May 23, 1933 - September 30, 2021

Esther M. Scholten, age 88, of Holland, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Freedom Village. Esther was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Aid, Bible Study and knitting and sewing groups, played the organ and piano, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was a Calvinette Leader. She worked at Family Fare for 30 years and also volunteered...
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