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Our Obituaries

Samantha "Sam" Empson

March 29, 1980 - November 17, 2018

Samantha "Sam" Empson, age 38 unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Sam graduated from West Ottawa High School and received her Associates degree from Davenport University. She was employed by Meijer Corp. Pharmacy. She loved her family and spending time with them which made her a beloved aunt by her many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, Dutch Dance, and...
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John E.N. Howard

July 8, 1919 - November 16, 2018

Dr. John E.N. Howard, age 99, of Holland, Passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Holland Hospital. John served in the US Army during WWII and was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Hettie Howard; son, Steven John Howard, in 1983; and wife, Lillian J. (nee Vander Heuvel) Howard, in 1981; as well as all his siblings. John is survived by his wife, Adelia "Dede" Howard; son,...
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Debra Jacobs

May 7, 1960 - November 13, 2018

Debra Jacobs, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Debra graduated from Holland High School and earned her bachelors of Finance at Northern Michigan University. She worked for American Airlines for over 35 years and lived in the Chicago area. She was an extremely intelligent and hard working woman throughout her life. Debra was preceded in death by her father, Glen Jacobs. ...
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Richard Vandervelde

October 31, 1938 - November 9, 2018

Richard A. Vandervelde, age 80, died on November 9, 2018. Richard was born in Waxahachie, Texas. His parents, Ben and Fran Vandervelde, were on the faculty of Trinity University. As musicians, they fostered a lifelong interest and participation in music. Growing up in Indianola, Iowa, he graduated from Indianola High School in 1956. During his high school years, he met Phyllis J. White and...
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Wilma G. Vannette

June 22, 1923 - November 7, 2018

Wilma G. Vannette, age 95, of Holland, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1980. Wilma was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and former member of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. She was active in the Ladies Guild and the OPUS group. She is survived by her children, Chuck Vannette of Newaygo, Phil and...
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Sarah A. Schrotenboer

March 11, 1921 - November 6, 2018

Sarah (Styf) Schrotenboer, age 97, of Holland, Michigan, entered the presence of the Lord she loved on November 06, 2018. Sarah was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on March 11, 1921 to John and Jennie Styf. In 1940, she married Albert Schrotenboer. Sarah was a mother to three children. She was a creative woman and loved cooking, sewing, and gardening. She worked with her husband in their family...
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Douangsy Sombounsouk

March 1, 1965 - November 5, 2018

Douangsy Sombounsouk, age 53, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 also at the funeral home.
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Edward F. Havlik

March 26, 1944 - November 3, 2018

EDWARD F. HAVLIK, 74 Edward F. Havlik, born March 26, 1944, died peacefully at his home in Holland, Michigan on November 3, 2018, surrounded by family and a lifetime of friends. Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy (Garnhart) Havlik; children: Laurie and Andy Bulson of Inverness, IL, Matthew Havlik of Holland, MI, and John and Kristi Havlik of Missoula, MT; 7 grandchildren: Drew, Maddy, and...
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Janna Nauta

January 1, 1948 - November 1, 2018

Janna Nauta, age 70 of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born on January 1, 1948 in Friesland, Netherlands. She moved to the United States in 1953 with her family. Janna was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church, and loved to share her candy with all of the children in the church. Janna also worked as a teacher's aide and laborer at Kandu Industries. Janna was...
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Donald "Don" Bronsink

July 9, 1936 - October 31, 2018

Donald Lee (Don) Bronsink age 82, of Holland, went to sleep in Jesus on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Don was the son of Gerrit and Mary Bronsink who preceded him in death along with his 11 siblings. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Grand Haven and Holland. He worked in construction and remodeling prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the Army serving active...
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Herbert Stewart

February 14, 1932 - October 31, 2018

Missionary / Evangelist Herbert Stewart, 86 went on to his Heavenly home on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Herb had a passion for his grandchildren and his greatest desire was for each and every one of them to live a life for Christ. Herb traveled the globe with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ, both sharing and showing the love of Christ. He will be deeply missed by all...
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Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje

December 17, 1931 - October 29, 2018

Charlotte (Lottie) Hieftje (86), of Hamilton, passed into the presence of her Savior on October 29, 2018. Lottie was a member of Hamilton Reformed Church. She retired from Hamilton Farm Bureau. She volunteered for several years at Love, INC - Heart to Heart Resale Store. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, brothers; Chet Nykerk, Floyd Nykerk; sister-in-law, Marlene Nykerk; and...
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I. John Hesselink

March 21, 1928 - October 28, 2018

John was a lover of books, music, baseball, teaching ... and pancakes. He had a gift for explaining complex theological issues in a way understandable to almost anyone, making no distinctions in the respect he held for all, thus sharing his love of teaching and knowledge with any who asked. He was also noted for his irenic and ecumenical spirit and discourse. John Hesselink was born in Grand...
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Donna Lampen

September 6, 1936 - October 25, 2018

Donna Lampen, age 82 of Holland, formerly of Oakland, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Donna was a lifelong member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. She did clerical work for Big Dutchman and for Cunningham Dalman. She enjoyed serving others and was quick to prepare a meal or send a card when the need arose. Donna's greatest delight was in her children, grandchildren and...
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Betty Wentzel

November 18, 1942 - October 23, 2018

Betty Wentzel, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, October, 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her sisters: Nancy Joostberns, Barb Osborne, Viola Ihle and Joyce Walters; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Fern Jepma, Vivian Johnson, Henry and Iola Wentzel, Clara Ten Hagen, Wanda and Herschel Van Der Kamp, Florence Brinkhuis and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a...
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John Beebe

February 4, 1942 - October 22, 2018

Dr. John Beebe, age 76, son of the Rev. John & Minnie Beebe, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. John's family feels so blessed to have been able to celebrate John's life together in the past couple of weeks. John had a unique sense of humor. If you didn't laugh at his joke at first, you would get it later. He had a strong sense of character, believed in and did what was right and was...
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Cynthia R. Haveman

July 26, 1924 - October 22, 2018

Cynthia R. Haveman age 94, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2002 and grandson, Jason Thomas Haveman in 1998. Cynthia was a member of Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church and former member of Pine Creek CRC. She retired from Holland Hospital following 30 years in the nursing profession. She is survived...
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Colleen Kooiker

April 17, 1931 - October 18, 2018

Colleen Kooiker, age 87, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Sherry and Bill De Roo; her grandchildren: Brad and Jill De Roo and Kim De Roo; her sister-in-law Carol Kooiker; her nephews: Doug and Beth Kooiker, Curt and Jamie Kooiker, Todd and Dawn Kooiker and several great nieces and nephews. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Ted...
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Ronald Van Eenenaam

April 8, 1939 - October 17, 2018

Ronald Van Eenenaam age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his son Michael in 1988. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and worked as a chemist for 34 years retiring from what was eventually Pfizer of Holland. Ron is survived by his children, Rick and Lisa Van Eenenaam of Holland, Holly and Rick DeView of Cadillac; 4 grandchildren, Cody...
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Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard

February 22, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Zaydee Theresa Marie Stuard age 8 month old daughter of Veronica Moreno and Alex Stuard passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Manuel; Grandparents Maria and Pedro Moreno, and Theresa Stuard. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Burial will be in...
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John Van Dam

July 18, 1937 - October 15, 2018

John Van Dam, 81, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. John was born in Zeeland on July 18, 1937, to John and Janet (Van Gelderen) Van Dam. He graduated from Zeeland High School in 1955. He went on to Hope College where he was an OKE "fratter" and graduated in 1959. John became a teacher for few years, until his father's untimely death, when John entered the family business, Modern...
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Robert "Bob" Nykamp

January 15, 1933 - October 13, 2018

Rev. Robert "Bob" Nykamp, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. During his career, Bob taught at Western Seminary, was a Chaplain at Pine Rest, and pastored at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, IN; Hope Reformed Church in Chicago, IL; and Bayshore Gardens Reformed Church in Bradenton, FL. Robert was a member of Christ Memorial Church where he served as a family counselor...
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Patricia Lanser

August 12, 1948 - October 11, 2018

Patricia L. Lanser, age 70, loss her battle against cancer on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and went to be with her Heavenly Father. Patricia was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She stewarded her gift of caring for others through her employment in the Christ Memorial Care department for 11 years and her entire life. She enjoyed singing in the Christ Memorial choir for many...
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Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge, Jr.

July 3, 1954 - October 10, 2018

Willard "Bill" Van Den Berge Jr., age 64 of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. Bill worked for nearly 40 years at Kalkman Redi Mix, and had a special connection to many at Huizenga Redi Mix. Bill loved to farm and raised Angus Beef, "his girls", from the time he was a teenager. He never missed church on Sunday and always...
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Janet Kool

February 20, 1930 - October 9, 2018

Janet Kool, 88, of Grand Haven, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Janet was born February 20, 1930, in Overisel, to John and Mabel (Posma) Van Den Beldt. In 1948, Janet married Bernard Kool and they raised their family on the north side of Holland. After their family was grown, the Kools moved to Robinson Township and were longtime members of Robinson Baptist Church. She was preceded...
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Donna Lynn Cooper

April 13, 1952 - October 7, 2018

Donna Lynn Cooper age 66, of Holland, passed away October 7, 2018 while vacationing in Northern Michigan. She was the daughter of Don and Myra Mulder and was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sandy Meiste and parents-in-law, Joseph and JoAnne Cooper and brother-in-law Scott Cooper. Donna was an avid quilter and worked part time for Field's Fabrics until she and Pat retired. She...
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Janet Schripsema

February 27, 1924 - October 7, 2018

Janet Schripsema, age 94, passed away on October 7, 2018. Janet was a loving wife and caring mother and grandmother. She was a member of Rose Park Reformed Church. She loved her community and enjoyed being a Dutch Dancer for many years. She found joy in gardening, knitting, and sewing. She was a survivor of both Polio and cancer. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, John J....
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Elizabeth Rose Boven

December 27, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Elizabeth Rose Dimberg Boven Born Dec. 27, 1929, the 5th child of Gertrude Anderson Dimberg and Paul Carl Dimberg of Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) Wisconsin, Elizabeth (Libby) died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Inn at Freedom Village. After high school in Wauwatosa, Libby completed registered nurse's training at Wesley Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago where she met her...
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Jerrold Darnell Cleveland, Sr.

December 8, 1967 - October 6, 2018

Jerrold Darnell Cleveland Sr., 50, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Holland Hospital. Jerrold was born December 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Wright and Sherron Cleveland. He graduated from Thornton High School. Jerrold moved to Holland, Michigan, and he married Viola Jackson-Cleveland in 1998. Jerrold was currently working at worked at Sherwin Williams. ...
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Jerome Hurtgen

August 13, 1929 - October 5, 2018

Jerome Peter Hurtgen, age 89 of Holland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2018. Jerome was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 13, 1929 to Cecil and Isabelle Hurtgen. After graduating from Christian Brother's High School in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome went on to attend the University of Notre Dame. After graduating in 1951 with a degree in chemistry, Jerome proudly served...
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Stephen Glen Garner

September 14, 1988 - October 4, 2018

Stephen Glen Garner, age 30, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Holland, Michigan. Stephen was born September 14, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in and around Waco, Texas and attended Texas State Technical College. His favorite activities were soccer and playing the guitar. Stephen struggled with dependence on alcohol and various drugs for many years. Stephen is...
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Hermine Meier

May 6, 1922 - October 4, 2018

Hermine Meier age 96, of Holland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 4, 2018. She was a member of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Hermine emigrated from Germany in 1951 and worked as a Seamstress for Chris Craft for several years and owned and operated The French Pastry Shoppe with her husband for 8 years. She loved to garden and watch birds, but most of...
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James van Putten, Jr.

April 14, 1934 - October 2, 2018

Dr. James Dyke van Putten, Jr., 84, died Tuesday October 2, 2018 For those who knew Jim well they will remember a person who challenged his own paradigms, continually asking "How do you know?". He resisted any one way of thinking. They will not remember him belittling people or calling them names or working to harm them. In Holland, many may remember his years of dedication enriching the...
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Glenn Boerman

January 20, 1936 - October 1, 2018

Glenn Boerman, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018. Glenn was a faithful follower of God his entire life. He was a loving husband and father. He genuinely cared for and served family and friends as needed. He was an avid golfer, gardener, enjoyed watching many sports, and playing card games. He enjoyed a good meal followed by sweet treats. He had a quick-wit and sense of humor, was...
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Jerome "Jerry" Deters

August 21, 1931 - September 29, 2018

Jerome "Jerry" Deters age 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where he served on council and as a Sunday School teacher. He had a passion for the Laotian Christian Reformed Church and served them for many...
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Barbara Hobeck

February 5, 1929 - September 27, 2018

Barbara Hobeck, age 89, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Barbara was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was caring and loving. She loved her job as a nurse for Ottawa County Health Department and served there for over 30 years of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors, the water and traveling on their boat. She was an active volunteer with the Sportsman...
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Luella Beth Mulder

August 27, 1929 - September 23, 2018

Luella Beth (Rozeboom) Mulder, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Holland Hospital. She was born to Bertha Hennrietta and Gerrit John Rozeboom in Grand Rapids, MI on August 27, 1929. She was the oldest of four children, Luella, Mary Lee, Claryce (deceased) and Jim. Luella attended Hope College for three years, but met Edwin Mulder, the love of her life, and husband of 66 years,...
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Cynthia Rouwhorst

September 18, 1924 - September 23, 2018

Cynthia Rouwhorst, age 94, passed away on September 23, 2018. Cynthia was a loving and kind mother and grandmother. She was a charter member of the Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church and served as a Calvinette Counselor and Sunday School teacher for many years. She and her husband, Ray, volunteered for Bibles for Mexico and the CRWRC/World Renew. She enjoyed being artistic, writing...
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Thomas "Tom" Van Huis

September 24, 1942 - September 15, 2018

Thomas J. Van Huis, age 75, of Baldwin, formerly of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Tom was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church in Holland, where he also had served as a Cadet Counselor. He also ran the Cadet Summer Camp. Tom loved the out-of-doors; especially duck and deer hunting and fishing....
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Ruth Hulst

April 2, 1941 - September 14, 2018

Ruth Hulst, age 77, of Holland, loving wife, mother, grandmother and faithful servant, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, September 14, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ron; her children: Debra (Dann) Elzinga, Kathy (Jim) Timmer, Joy (Joseph) Graffeo and Paul (Jennifer) Hulst; grandchildren: Denise (Kevin) Rauwerda, Darin (Jamie) Elzinga, Darcy (AJ) Frank, Anna ...
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Patsy Ann Van Regenmorter-Beith

February 9, 1941 - September 13, 2018

Patsy Van Regenmorter-Beith, age 77, of Macatawa, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home. Patsy was born February 9, 1941 in Muskegon and recently moved back to the Holland area from San Diego, CA. She was a woman of strong faith and loved all animals and wildlife. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Leonard Van Regenmorter; and sister, Mary...
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Callie Boyd

March 29, 1938 - September 11, 2018

Callie Boyd, age 80 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones. Callie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was deeply loved by her family. She was a hard worker, and retired from UTA (United Technologies/Northern Fiber) after many years. Callie also loved gardening and sewing. She enjoyed making quilts and blankets for...
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Robert Steven Olexa

November 3, 1947 - September 9, 2018

Robert Steven Olexa, age 70, of West Olive, passed away Sunday, September 09, 2018 at Medilodge of Holland. Robert enjoyed the out of doors and particularly liked hunting, fishing and camping. He especially cherished time with his grandchildren and other family. He was a freight conductor for 42 years with CSX Railroad and also served in the US Navy on a patrol boat in the Saigon River during...
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Halle Rose Follett

September 7, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Halle Rose Follett, daughter to Josh & Rachael Follett and baby sister to Weston and Caleb Follett, has gone home to be with the Lord. She left at a time which feels far too soon, yet within her sovereign Father's perfect wisdom. He ordained all of her days and knew her before she was even formed in the womb. Halle's earthly parents desired for her to experience joy, health and blessings, and...
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Kimberly Czerkies

May 20, 1959 - September 6, 2018

Kimberly Czerkies, age 59, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Kimberly was a free spirit and loved life. She danced to her own drum and always kept a positive attitude. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Skinner; brother, Michael Edward Skinner; and brother-in-law, Randall Czerkies. She is survived by her husband, Joe Czerkies; daughter, Nahcole & Tim Faust; mother,...
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James Berry

July 17, 1939 - September 4, 2018

James Berry, age 79, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy; children: Scott Berry and Ann Wierenga, David and Terri Berry and Jennifer Berry and Jason Maylader; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his son John Berry in 2017. He was a service manager at BF Goodrich in Holland for many years. ...
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Susanne Jessie

April 11, 1940 - September 4, 2018

Susanne Jessie, age 78, of Holland, MI, formerly of Elkhart, IN, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 4, 2018. She is preceded by her son, John Baker, and survived by her husband of 44 years, Teddy; her children: Susie Harvey-Tate, Barb and Phil Yike, and Lloyd and Christina Bowers; grandchildren: Sarah and Phillip Treadway, Phillip Yike, Abigail Bowers, Ashley Johnson,...
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Justin E Petroelje

August 27, 1929 - September 3, 2018

Justin E. Petroelje, age 89, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Resthaven Care Center. Justin was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church where he had been a choir member and served as a deacon and an elder. He retired from Michigan Gas Company after 28 years of employment. Justin is survived by his: Wife of 67 years, Connie Petroelje Children Rob (Sally)...
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Randy Dokter

December 19, 1946 - September 1, 2018

Randall Clare Dokter, 71, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Randy was born December 19, 1946, in Holland, Michigan, to Clarence and Fanna (Tripp) Dokter. He graduated from Holland Christian High School and later married Laurel Karsten June 7, 1968. Randy was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam in 1969-1970. Randy was a self-employed...
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Rose Mae Ringewold

May 4, 1924 - August 30, 2018

Rose Mae Ringewold, age 94, of Holland, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 at LakeSide Vista. Rose was born in Holland on May 4, 1924 to George and Anna Hamburg. She was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and active in its Ladies Dorcas Society and in Crossroad Prison Ministry. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Ringewold in 2003. Rose is survived by her: ...
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Alan Glendening

January 28, 1938 - August 28, 2018

Alan Glendening, age 80, passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 28, 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI, following a brief battle with cancer. He will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him as a man of great faith who loved the Lord, a loyal friend to all who knew him, and a courageous leader who possessed wisdom and integrity, a wonderful sense of humor and a tender heart...
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Dawn Marie Slenk

September 12, 1949 - August 28, 2018

Dawn Marie Slenk, daughter of Jacob and Earlene Bakker, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. It was her life, her example, her mistakes, her joy, her faith, and her heart that molded her family into who they have become, and the fingerprints of her life are visible on many of her friends today. Dawn was a quiet hero. She had strong commitments to her faith,...
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Sonna Poppe

October 5, 1956 - August 28, 2018

Sonna Poppe, age 61, peacefully passed away in her home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Sonna was a devout Christian who not only felt strongly about her faith but also encouraged others in their walk with Christ. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ronald...
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Allene Mae Crabtree

January 19, 1931 - August 26, 2018

Allene Mae Crabtree, 87, of Holland, formerly of South Haven, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Allene was born in Marion, Indiana, on January 19, 1931, to Merle and Alice Morris. She finished her schooling and started working. She later met James Crabtree. Allene and James were married and raised their family in South Haven. Allene worked for many years at the Everett Piano Company...
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Wanda Pagan

October 13, 1942 - August 26, 2018

Wanda Pagan, age 75 of Holland, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. In 1991, Wanda J. Pagan known as "Ma" or "Grandma, Grandma" gathered her family and moved from New York City to Holland, Michigan for the opportunity to better their lives. She is forever remembered for her strength, big heart and corky humor. She worked for many years at Gentex and was known to "tell it like it is," but...
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Jonathan Ram

September 19, 1992 - August 25, 2018

Jonathan C. Ram, passed away suddenly on August 25, 2018. He was 25 years old, born on September 19, 1992. He was a class of 2010 graduate of West Ottawa High School. Jon and Tina were married on September 15, 2015. He worked at Gentex Corp. since 2013. His love for everything that he did was remarkable. Anything he did, he did with drive and commitment. Basketball was his passion. He also...
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Arleen Joyce Rohloff

January 10, 1941 - August 14, 2018

Arleen Rohloff, 77 To be absent from body is to be present with the Lord. (II Corinthians 5:8) On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Arleen Joyce Rohloff went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on January 10, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, to Ted and Frances Young. The family moved to Fairgrove, Michigan, in 1949, where her father was the pharmacist and owner of Young's...
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Lois Rinsema Smits

September 4, 1952 - August 12, 2018

Lois Rinsema Smits age 65, of Holland, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Park Christian Reformed Church and worked as a Media Specialist for Holland Christian Schools. Lois is survived by her husband of 45 years, David; daughters, Valerie and Seth Davies of Grand Rapids, Jane and Mark Adama of Tucson, Lori and Steven Evenhouse of Frankfort, IL; 8 grandchildren,...
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Gladys Edith Rubio

March 8, 1940 - August 11, 2018

Gladys Edith Rubio (Burgos Carrasco), 78 Gladys Edith Rubio (Burgos Carrasco), 78, of Holland, Michigan went peacefully with her Lord surrounded by her loving family on Saturday August 11, 2018 at her home in Holland. She was born on March 8, 1940 in Santiago, Chile to Carlos Burgos and Victoria Carrasco. Forty years ago, to the date, Gladys moved from Chile to Michigan on August 11, 1978 to...
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Elaine "Toots" Bolks

January 13, 1929 - August 8, 2018

Elaine "Toots" Joyce Bolks, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 peacefully in her home. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth Bolks. Elaine was born in Bentheim and called it home her entire life. She worked for the Hamilton Farm Bureau for 55 years. Elaine was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church and was active in the women's ministry. Elaine is...
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James "Jim" Blake

December 3, 1957 - August 6, 2018

James Blake, age 60, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Monday, August 6, 2018. Jim had been married to his wife, Joyce for 25 years and loved his family and granddaughter very much. He was a service technician and had worked for Applied Imaging throughout his career. He loved to joke around and make people laugh. Jim enjoyed antiquing, collecting bicycles and his dogs. He was a loyal...
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Ann Brown

July 30, 1940 - August 5, 2018

Ann Brown, 78, of Holland passed away on Sunday, August 5. She lived and loved boldly, embracing each day joyfully. Ann graduated from Western Michigan University before beginning her career as a medical technologist. She then became a stay-at-home mother and thoroughly enjoyed raising her three children. She reentered the workforce, attaining the position of Activities Director at Resthaven...
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Viola M Genzink

April 19, 1935 - August 4, 2018

Viola Genzink age 83, of Holland, died Saturday, August 4, 2018. Viola sold Avon for many years and also worked as a secretary for Holland Motor Express and Thermotron. She volunteered at Ditto and Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, where she was a member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin in 2017; a grandson, Brian Genzink, son-in-law Dave Robbins; and by her siblings,...
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Margaret DeWitt Van Wylen

August 5, 1924 - August 4, 2018

Dr. Margaret DeWitt Van Wylen of Holland died on Saturday, August 4, 2018, one day shy of her 94th birthday. As a loving and lovable wife, a creative and caring mother, an adored grandmother and great grandmother, a woman of deep and abiding faith, a treasured First Lady of Hope College, a trusted physician, and a greatly appreciated friend and community member, her earthly life will be will be...
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Clark Weersing

July 8, 1933 - August 2, 2018

Clark D. Weersing, D.C., passed away August 2, 2018, at 85 years of age. Surviving are his nephew Nathan Weersing from Saffron-Walden, U.K., niece Penny (Weersing) Machinski from Portland, Oregon, sister-in-law Jane Paulton and niece Carol Paulton of Palm Coast, Florida Clark was born May 2, 1933, to Ira and Estelle Weersing of Lake City. He was educated through high school there and went on...
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Florence "Flo" Skoglund

September 6, 1925 - August 1, 2018

Florence Grace (Young) Skoglund age 92, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Flo was born September 6, 1925 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Charles and Nellie Young. Flo lived and raised her family in Hannibal, MO. and Arkansas City, KS. before moving to Holland, MI. in 1977. Her husband, Donald Skoglund, former publisher of the Holland Sentinel and a grandson of...
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Enrigue "Rick" Losoya

May 18, 1963 - July 31, 2018

Enrique "Rick" Losoya, age 55, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Rick Losoya was a wonderful dad, son, grandfather, uncle and great friend who was truly loved. He was one of the kindest people you'll ever meet. He would give you the shirt off his back, even if it was the only thing he had. He was always smiling, laughing and overall joyful. "He left his own impression...
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Mary Ruth Van Langevelde

October 20, 1931 - July 30, 2018

Mary Ruth Van Langevelde, age 86, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018. Mary was a faithful wife, devoted to her family and had a genuine love for her extended family and friends. She earned her Masters in Teaching later in life while raising her family. She taught 6th grade in Fennville Schools for 20 years, faithfully using her generous lifestyle to enrich the lives of others and...
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William "Bill" Vande Berg

January 27, 1931 - July 30, 2018

William "Bill" Vande Berg age 87, of Holland, died Monday, July 30, 2018 at an area care center. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark in 2011. Bill was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and longtime member of the Holland Fish and Game Club. He worked for Main Auto and Marine and retired from Herman Miller following 18 years of employment. He was a veteran of the Korean...
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Irwin "Ernie" DeJonge

August 30, 1937 - July 24, 2018

Irwin "Ernie" DeJonge age 80, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 following a brief illness. He was a member of Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. Ernie drove truck for 49 years. He worked with his family in DeJonge's Meat Packers and Byproducts and retired from Donnelly Corporation. Ernie was preceded in death by his siblings, Lois Driesenga, Warren DeJonge,...
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Roger Jacobs

August 30, 1932 - July 17, 2018

Roger Jacobs, age 85, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hermina; his children: Randall (Lauri) Jacobs, Evelyn (Dan) Schippa, Rodney (Sue) Jacobs, Evonne (Kevin) Compagner and Russell (Kerry) Jacobs; 13 grandchildren: Megan (Denny) Smith, Chris (Jamie) Schippa, Josh Schippa, Nicole (Matthew) Martin, Lauria (Joe) Sprik, Amy (Mike) Steen,...
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Jayne A. Cummings

November 3, 1939 - July 16, 2018

Jayne Alice Cummings, age 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas; her son Seth and Jennilee Cummings; her grandsons: Charles Thomas Cummings and Adam Christian Cummings; her sisters: Louise Peppel and Carole and Robert Bos; and several loving and adored nieces and nephews. Jayne was a member of Christ Memorial Church, where she...
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Raymond Krontz

June 18, 1965 - July 14, 2018

Raymond Krontz, age 53, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Raymond was a great dad. His family was the Number 1 thing in his life. He enjoyed his dog, Lucky and going for hikes. He was a loving grandfather and his grandkids loved the daylights out of him. He will be missed. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Chester & Nancy Krontz. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat...
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Doris Tuurling

March 22, 1929 - July 14, 2018

Doris Tuurling, 89, of Holland, died Saturday, July 14, 2018. Doris was born in Zeeland on March 22, 1929, to George and Anna (Rookus) Schout. She finished schooling in the eighth grade and started working. Later she met Henry Tuurling and they married. Doris and Henry lived in Holland and were members of Pillar Christian Reformed Church. Henry preceded her in death in 2009. She is...
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Debra "Debbie" Raymer

June 17, 1955 - July 13, 2018

Debbie was born in Memphis, Tenn. to Chester and Sue Martin. She has an older sister, Donna Lute and a younger brother, Mike Martin. The Martins settled in Kansas City Missouri. Debbie and Rich Raymer met in June and married in December 1999. They both knew that their marriage was what God wanted for them. After they married, Rich adopted Allen and the family was complete. They lived for...
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Andrew M. Dailey

April 25, 1975 - July 9, 2018

Andrew M. Dailey, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 9, 2018. He graduated from East Jackson High School in 1993 and from Michigan State University in 1997. He worked for Haworth Inc. for 18 years most recently as a Senior Systems Analyst. Andy was an avid Michigan State, Lions and Tigers fan and loved camping, golfing and his dog, Kratos. He is survived by his wife...
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Jeanette Hylander

April 11, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Jeanette Ruth Hylander, age 89, went home to be with her heavenly father on July 7, 2018. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, David and their precious daughter, Carol Ann. Jeanette was a wonderful, loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jeanette will always be remembered as a woman of great faith as well as a compassionate caregiver to...
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Marianne Brower

January 18, 1941 - July 1, 2018

Marianne Brower, 77, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in her home. Marianne was born in Holland to Elmer and Anna (Walters) Teusink on January 18, 1941. After her mother passed, she was also loved by her step-mother Daisy (Brough) Teusink. Her joy was found in being a wife to her husband, Harvey J. Brower, and mother to her five children. She had a true servant's...
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Jacoba Kamerman

August 10, 1922 - June 29, 2018

Jacoba Kamerman, age 95, of Holland, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018. Jacoba came to the United States from the Netherlands when she was six years old. She was a farmer's wife in Montana until they moved to Holland in 1966. She enjoyed baking at Rivulet Hurst Restaurant and at Resthaven. She was a member of Maple Avenue Ministries. Jacoba was preceded in death by her husband, John B....
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Anna K Klaver

March 28, 1920 - June 26, 2018

Anna K. Klaver, age 98, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home. Anna was a member of 4th Reformed Church and was retired from Hart & Cooley, Inc., where she worked for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, John, who preceded her in death in 1999. Anna was also preceded in death by her son, Robert, in 2016. Anna is survived by her: Children David ...
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Robert John Gammey

October 12, 1972 - June 25, 2018

Robert Gammey, age 46 of Holland, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife Ashley; his children: Alexandra, Emily and Nathaniel; step-sons: Angus and Magnus McMurray; his sister Penny and Fred Schoch; GG and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles Rob graduated from Caro High School and Lake Superior State University. Rob worked for 26 years at Genzink...
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Warren Wolters

April 2, 1930 - June 25, 2018

Warren Wolters, 88, of Holland, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. Warren was born in Holland on April 2, 1930, to Edward and Helen Wolters. He graduated from Holland High and married Eleanor Altena. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the war, Warren and Eleanor raised their family on the north side of Holland and were charter members of Calvin Christian...
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Cornelius "Dave" Meyer

September 3, 1932 - June 24, 2018

Cornelius "Dave" Meyer, 85, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Dave was born in Grand Rapids to Cornelius and Helen Meyer on September 3, 1932. Dave graduated from Holland Christian High School and later met Joyce Wolters. They married in 1953, and raised their 3 sons in Holland. Dave was a skilled woodworker and served for over 45 years at Baker Furniture in cabinetmaking...
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Paul Arens

March 15, 1924 - June 23, 2018

Paul Arens, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Paul served his country during WWII in the south Pacific in the Navy as a Marine Corp Medic. He loved his wife and family and raised two wonderful children; Robert and Sally, and was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. He worked many years for Steketee VanHuis as plant manager and ended his career at the Printery in...
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Jack De Witt

December 17, 1942 - June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2018, Jack L. De Witt, passed away from glioblastoma at the age of 75. He was peaceful as he entered into Jesus' presence, surrounded by family and his wife, Mary, of 54 years. Living and remaining positive to the end, Jack never complained about having cancer. He was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on December 17, 1942, to Marvin and Jerene De Witt. Jack is survived by his wife and...
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Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries

January 27, 1942 - June 20, 2018

Patricia Ann (Klaasen) DeVries was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 20 at her home. She fought a battle with cancer, and, in God's mercy, is now healthy and whole in heaven. Pat graduated from Holland Christian School and Blodgett School of nursing and spent her life caring for others. After marrying her beloved, Cal, and while raising their four daughters, Pat worked...
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Kenneth J. Wassink

June 17, 1962 - June 19, 2018

Kenneth Jay Wassink, age 56, of Holland, entered into his Heavenly home on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Ken graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1981 and was a member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church. He worked on the family blueberry farm for most of his life. Ken valued his church family. He loved his many trips to the U.P., and his cross country Amtrak adventure. He...
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Evelyn Ruth Lenters

May 8, 1927 - June 16, 2018

Evelyn Ruth Lenters, age 91, of Holland, left her life on Earth and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 16, 2018, after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Evie was born on May 8, 1927 to Ed and Sena Helder. She and her seven siblings grew up on their farm in East Holland. Evie was a beautician but also worked at a sewing factory in Holland during WWII. She became a...
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Dale Alderink

April 8, 1947 - June 13, 2018

Dale Alderink, age 71 of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth; his children: Carla Alderink, Kevin and Londa Alderink and Chris and Carrie Alderink; grandchildren: Nicole Crawford, Joshua and Kristina DeKraker, Adeline, Avery, Merritt, Margaret, Zachary and Owen Alderink; great grandchildren: Savanah and Luke Alderink and Jacob DeKraker;...
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Nickolas "Nick" Dykhuis

December 26, 1947 - June 13, 2018

Nickolas E. Dykhuis age 70, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and retired from Sherwin Williams of Holland. Nick was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a Charter Captain on his boat "Reel Fun". Nick was the son of Earl and Muriel Dykhuis who preceded him in death as did his sister, Bonnie Prince. He is survived by his...
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Kelly Lampen

October 2, 1952 - June 12, 2018

Kelly Lampen, 65, of Holland, met his Lord and Savior face to face Tuesday, June 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Kelly was born in Zeeland on October 2, 1952, to Howard and Dolores Lampen. He was raised in Overisel, and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1971. He met the love of his life, Cindi Busscher, and they married in 1977. Kelly drove truck for many years for...
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Mary Jo Van Der Bie

August 29, 1952 - June 10, 2018

Mary Jo Van Der Bie, 65, of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mary Jo was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 29, 1952, to Frank and Mary (Hilenbrand) Bourgoin. Mary Jo grew up in Charlevoix, and later graduated from East Kentwood High School. She raised her daughter Jennifer and enjoyed gardening, flowers, shopping trips and traveling. Mary Jo married Darryl Van Der...
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Lawrence "Larry" Overbeek

February 9, 1932 - June 10, 2018

Lawrence J. "Larry" Overbeek passed into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018 with family at his side. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Christyne, and five "great kids" (as he often referred to them): Paul (Dorothy) of Houston, TX; Mike (Rashmi) of West Bloomfield, MI; Nancy (Rob) Marshall of Spring Lake; Jon (Cindy) of Grand Rapids; and Karen (Mark) Simmons of Holland. ...
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Kevin Steinberg

May 23, 1972 - June 9, 2018

Kevin Steinberg, age 46, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Kevin was a good provider to his family and took his step-daughter in as his own when he and Melody were married. He was a great friend and willing to help a friend in need at any time. He was a huge fan of University of Michigan Football, Basketball, and the Detroit Lions and enjoyed watching the games on tv if he couldn't attend...
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Kenneth Johnson

August 23, 1940 - June 7, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Ray Johnson, 77, (Holland and Grand Rapids), entered Jesus' presence on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was peaceful and surrounded by family at home. Deeply in love and married for 56 years, Ken is survived by his wife Sarah (Sally Brown, Brimfield Ohio). Together they made many, rich memories with their daughters: Kara (David) Kuneli (Kalamazoo), Karna Johnson (Chicago) and...
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Daniel DeLeeuw

January 8, 1955 - June 5, 2018

Daniel Charles DeLeeuw, 63, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 8, 1955, in Holland, Michigan, the seventh of thirteen children, to Warner and Frayna DeLeeuw Jr, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death, his sister Carolyn Essenburgh and his brother, Steve DeLeeuw. Dan graduated from Holland Christian High School and attended...
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Roberto Hernandez

December 14, 1988 - June 4, 2018

Roberto Hernandez Martinez, age 29, passed away on June 4, 2018 in his home. Roberto was an amazing son, brother, father, and friend. He is survived by his daughter, Seci; brothers, Erik Hernandez, Edgar Hernandez; mother, Maria Rosado; and father, Fransisco Hernandez A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Ebenezer Spanish Assemblies of God, 157 W. 10th...
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Cypriana Serbin

June 21, 1972 - May 29, 2018

Cypriana Serbin, age 45 of Zeeland, entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Cypriana was known for her infectious laughter. She was the "best Mom" and the "best Nana ever." She was a wonderful daughter, loving sister, comforting aunt, and an honest, dependable friend. She was a hard worker and cared deeply for her friends and family. Cypriana is survived by her beloved...
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Beatrice Keen

November 29, 1930 - May 26, 2018

Beatrice Keen, age 87, loving mother and grandmother, entered heaven on Saturday, May 26, 2018. She lived a life of faith and always cared about others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, and she leaves behind her children: Bonnie and Terry DeJong, Mike Keen, Barb and Karl Brink, Cal and Lori Keen, and Lori and Steve Leppink; Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Todd, Eric...
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Sopannarapth Vongphachanh

April 9, 1994 - May 21, 2018


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