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Our Obituaries

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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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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David Tripp

May 21, 1948 - September 25, 2021

David Tripp, age 73, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Dave was a loving family man. He loved his wife and children and his love expanded even more when it came to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the gentle giant that always ended visits with a hug as big as him and a "I love you". He was a hard-working respected provider, and he will be deeply missed. He is...
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Alice Ellerbroek

May 22, 1930 - September 24, 2021

Alice Ellerbroek, age 91, of Holland, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, surrounded by family. To watch the funeral service and graveside service, click here: Alice was born on May 22, 1930, in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands, to Jan and Tryntje De Graaf. In 1947 she immigrated to the US with...
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Michael "Mike" Myrick

April 5, 1948 - September 21, 2021

Michael "Mike" Myrick, husband, dad, grandpa, captain of our boats, dog whisperer, and friend, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, with his family by his side. He was 73. Mike was the son of Robert and Sue Myrick and graduated from Holland High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, and parents-in-law, Julius and Angeline Lamberts. During Mike's early years he was...
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John A. Hoogstra

April 3, 1933 - September 17, 2021

John A. Hoogstra, age 88, of Holland, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at his home with family by his side. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He worked for many years at Holland Public Schools as a school psychologist and also worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice. He was a well-known organist in the community, playing for many churches and choirs...
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Wayne L. Reed

March 18, 1926 - September 16, 2021

Wayne Leonard Reed age 95, of Holland, passed away on September 16, 2021 at his home. He was born March 18, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to William and Anne (Lundy) Reed. Their family then moved to Holland. Wayne attended Hope College for four years and worked as a chemist in a Holland Pharmaceutical Company. He retired and pursued his hobbies of painting, gardening, bowling, and...
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Alice Jellema Genzink

October 25, 1939 - September 15, 2021

Alice Jellema Genzink, age 81, of Holland, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Alice was born in 1939 in Hardegaryp, Friesland, Netherlands to Joe and Cornelia Jellema. Along with her family, she immigrated to the United States in 1948. On December 20, 1996, she and Donald Genzink married and made their home in Holland, MI. She is survived by her husband of 24 years,...
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Mary Pippel

December 25, 1940 - September 14, 2021

Mary Pippel, age 80, loving wife, mother, grandmother and lifelong resident of Holland passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard; her children: Kimberly Meyer, Brenda Hatcher, and David (Renae) Pippel; and her grandchildren: Marshall Meyer, Pierce Meyer, Grant Hatcher, Mia Hatcher, Hudson Pippel, and...
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Dewey G. Westra

May 31, 1929 - September 13, 2021

Dewey Gordon Westra was born in East Friesland, WI, on May 31, 1929, and he went to glory on September 13, 2021. To view Dewey's funeral service, please visit: Dewey was the son of William and Susie (Schregardus) Westra. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois, (DeGroot) and his...
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Peter Poortenga , Jr.

July 17, 1945 - September 12, 2021

Peter Poortenga Jr., 76, of Hudsonville, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at his home. Pete was born July 17, 1945, in Lansing, Illinois, to Peter A. and Ann (Ipema) Poortenga. Pete was a truck driver throughout his working career. He was hard working and always willing to help his family. The most important things in Pete's life were his faith and his family. Pete married Jan...
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Linda Bouwman

September 9, 2021

Linda Bouwman, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Inn at Freedom Village. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Christ Memorial Church and had a strong faith, which she bestowed on her children. Linda volunteered often at Holland Hospital, was a great house decorator, journeyed to North Carolina regularly on buying...
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Helen Haveman

February 12, 1939 - September 6, 2021

Helen Haveman, 82, of Holland, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her family. Helen Haveman was born February 12, 1939, in Holland, MI, to Albert and Harriet Teerman, who both preceded her in death. She graduated from Holland Christian High School, and soon after happily married. She was a loving mother to five children, and many grandchildren and great...
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Kenneth Slager

August 30, 1956 - September 5, 2021

Kenneth J. Slager, age 65, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Ken was a devoted husband, loving father of 3 boys, and a lifelong follower of the Lord. A deeply compassionate man, he lived his faith every day helping others in need with home or car repairs and could fix just about everything. He loved to spend time with friends and family - camping up...
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Leona Sluis

February 26, 1932 - September 4, 2021

Leona Sluis, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 4, 2021. View Funeral Service: Facebook Link - Leona was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. Family always came first. She learned to play piano, organ, and guitar at an early age and continued throughout her entire...
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Paul H. Sterenberg

February 6, 1939 - September 3, 2021

Paul H. Sterenberg, age 82, of Holland, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1957 and Calvin College in 1961. He was a former partner with Langeland-Sterenberg and Yntema Funeral Homes and was a licensed funeral director for 58 years. He was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Paul was preceded in death by his in-laws, Adrian...
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Kip G. Kimberely

May 17, 1972 - August 31, 2021

Kip Gregory Kimberley, age 49, of Holland, MI, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 31 at home after lifelong challenges he valiantly confronted throughout his childhood and adulthood. As a Vietnamese war orphan, he was adopted at the age of 4 by Philip A. Kimberley and Jane G. Kimberley and lived in Holland MI, Vail CO and Centralia IL during his childhood. Kip attended Missouri Military...
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Aida Hughes

August 13, 1984 - August 30, 2021

Aida Hughes, age 37, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021. Aida loved with her whole heart and was a selfless, caring person, who remained that way till the day she had to let go and fall into the arms of JESUS. Spending time with her husband, the love of her life, and her two sons is what brought her great pleasure. Oh, and let's not forget her Mia! She loved her dog. If you know Aida, you...
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Ruth Rigterink

March 29, 1927 - August 30, 2021

Ruth Rigterink, age 94, of Hamilton, entered into her heavenly home on Monday, August 30, 2021. Ruth was a wonderful and loving mother who instilled a strong Christian faith in her children. She was a caring person but also a fierce competitor when it came time to play games. Ruth loved bowling and even has gold medals from the senior Olympics. She will be deeply missed by those who survive...
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Thelma Yonkman

April 15, 1937 - August 29, 2021

Thelma M. Yonkman, age 84, of Holland, died Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Holland Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Yonkman; parents, Bert and Truda Grotenhuis; and her siblings. Thelma was self employed for many years as a curtain seamstress, and she enjoyed photography and knitting. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment will take place in...
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Linda Van Norden

May 4, 1951 - August 29, 2021

Linda Van Norden, age 70, passed from this life on August 29, 2021. To view Linda's memorial service, please visit: Linda was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). She was a loving and caring wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be...
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Carol Marie Sullivan

September 24, 1933 - August 28, 2021

Carol M. Sullivan, age 87, of Holland, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Carol was a loving mom, grandma, and great grandma. She moved with her husband of 67 years, Patrick, from Chicago to their home on Goshorn Lake in 2007 when they retired. Patrick preceded her in death in July. Carol is survived by her: Sons Patrick (Debra) Sullivan of IL ...
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Lloyd Lubbers

September 12, 1950 - August 26, 2021

Lloyd Lubbers, age 70, passed away at Holland Hospital on August 26, 2021. Lloyd was the owner of Lubbers Plumbing. He loved to help friends and family and was generous with his time and expertise in the help and advice he provided. His family always came first in his life and will deeply miss him and his larger-than-life personality. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and...
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Rosemary Gutknecht

September 21, 1949 - August 26, 2021

Rosemary Gutknecht, age 71, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Rosemary is survived by her husband, Randall Gutknecht; son, Andy (Julie) Gutknecht; grandchildren: Jace and Brynn; siblings: Carole Lugten, Marla Van Dam, Judi (Jack) Veldeer; in-laws: Carla Sammons, Carole Miller, Walt (Deb) Gutknecht, Dan Gutknecht, Pam Evans, Tim Gutknecht, Tom (Sally) Gutknecht, Don (Sarah...
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Karen K. Versendaal

August 6, 1940 - August 21, 2021

Karen K. Versendaal age 81, of Holland, ran into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 21, 2021 following many years of pain. She was born in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Chris and Greta DeBoer. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and dear friend Dr. Dick Versendaal, and her sons, Mark, Dean, and Bryan. Karen was a member of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church. She was a...
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Irene Van Zanten

June 5, 1923 - August 20, 2021

Irene Van Zanten, age 98, of Holland, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 and entered heaven's gate with her family at her side. Irene grew up in Zeeland and attended New Groningen Schools. During WWII she worked at Faftner Bearing Company while her fiancé and future husband, John Van Zanten, served in the army in Italy. They married after the war and raised three children. Irene loved life...
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Joshua D. Watkin

February 5, 1971 - August 16, 2021

Joshua David Watkin, certified arborist and owner of Watkin Tree Pro in Holland, MI, passed away while on the job on Monday afternoon, August 16th, 2021. Joshua was 50 years old and is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Amy, and their six children, Joshua and his wife Tiffany, Anna, Alexa, Micah, Elizabeth, and Isaac, as well as two grandchildren, Llewyn and Elijah and several nieces and...
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Raymond McManus

August 1, 1938 - August 15, 2021

Andrew Raymond McManus, age 83, of Holland, Mich passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 15th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen and children, Andrew, Anne, Helene (Jay Qualman) and grandchildren Jack, Katherine and Will. Ray was born August 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Penn to Andrew and Helen (Weidner) McManus. He was preceded in death by his son...
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Halon Hornbugor

March 17, 1960 - August 9, 2021

Halon Hornbugor, age 61, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Video Recording of the Committal Service - Click Here: Halon was an all around unique good guy who helped his family and friends. He was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, and many people and he was loving to all. He will be missed. He is preceded in...
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Marjorie Pursifull

December 19, 1930 - August 9, 2021

Marjorie (Dykstra) Pursifull, age 90, died peacefully in the late evening at her home in Holland on Monday, August 9, 2021. Marge was deeply kind, quick to laugh, fiercely independent, and a great listener. She loved her children and her grandchildren, enjoyed her life in various homes in Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, Denver, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Holland, and loved her beach life on...
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Alfredo Mandigma

October 23, 1942 - August 9, 2021

Alfredo Mandigma, age 78, of Holland, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Alfredo was born and raised in Manilla, Philippines and came to the United States with his family in 1999. The Mandigma family settled in Holland and Alfredo worked at Boars Head and Heinz for many years. He retired early due to health concerns and struggled with cancer for less than a year. Alfredo is survived by...
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Mary Bouwman

February 18, 1925 - August 8, 2021

Mary Jean Bouwman, age 96, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Appledorn Living Center with family by her side. Mary, formerly a member of Prospect Park CRC, was currently a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She worked as an RN at Holland Hospital and owned and operated Hardie Jewelry for many years with her husband. Mary was preceded in death by her...
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Robert J. De Nooyer

January 29, 1924 - August 7, 2021

Robert John De Nooyer has completed the race his God and Father had ordained for him. His earthly time was 97 years. He crossed the finish line on Saturday, August 7, 2021. His earthly race began in Kalamazoo on January 29, 1924. Highlights of Robert's life include his enlistment in the U.S. Marines, serving our country from January 2, 1943 – December 7, 1945. He married Anita Ruth...
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Orley W. Van Dyke

December 30, 1924 - August 6, 2021

Orley W. Van Dyke age 96, left this world on Friday, August 6, 2021 and joined his Savior Jesus in heaven He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and James Waybright. Orley is survived by his sons, David Van Dyke and Philip Van Dyke; 7 Grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Van Langevelde, Lavina Fischer, Paul (Jan) Van Dyke; Jo Ann ...
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Rodney Brower

May 31, 1954 - August 6, 2021

Rodney Brower, 67, of Holland, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home. Rodney was born in Holland on May 31, 1954, to Don and Marilyn Brower. Rod grew up in Overisel and graduated from Holland High School in 1972. After college at Lake Superior State he married Sherrie Vander Kamp on April 7, 1978. Rod and Sherrie raised their three children in Holland and were members of...
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Muriel Buurma

October 16, 1930 - August 6, 2021

Muriel Buurma, age 90, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Muriel was born in Holland, MI, to John and Minnie Hulst, a graduate of Holland Christian High School in 1948, went to Calvin College and met the love of her life, Hilbrand Buurma. They were married and together had three children. He passed away in 1967 and she raised their children by herself. She was a devoted and loving mother....
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Leona Houting

August 9, 1927 - August 4, 2021

Leona Houting, or Onie, as she was known to her family, died Wednesday, August 4, at home with her husband of 70 years, Vern, at her side. Born August 9, 1927, in the family home on 5th Street in Holland, Leona was the youngest of the eight children of William and Abbie Pathuis. Born when her parents were already well along in years (her mother was 45 and her father 47), Onie was adored by her...
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David J. Sternberg

January 1, 1952 - August 2, 2021

David Jon Sternberg, age 69, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2, 2021. Video Recording of the Memorial Service. Click here: We remember Dave as a dedicated man of faith, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and as a clever craftsman and gifted builder. For over 40 years, he served the lakeshore...
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Nicolasa "Nikki" Garza

November 23, 1940 - August 2, 2021

Nicolasa "Nikki" Garza, age 80, of Holland, went to be with our Lord God on August 2, 2021, at Spectrum Butterworth. She was born on November 23, 1940, in LaVilla, TX and had been a migrant worker when she decided to stay in Michigan. She was a member of Real Life Fellowship Church. Nikki was preceded in death by her parents, her son Valerio, several brothers and a couple of sisters. She is...
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Alexander Campos

November 20, 1993 - August 1, 2021

Alexander C. Yancy Campos, age 27, of Saugatuck, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Alex loved to read and could spend hours wandering through a bookstore. He loved pets and animals very much and would often spend time caring for them. Beyond all, Alex was a selfless older brother, son, and grandchild. His family and friends will miss him terribly. Alex is survived by his mother,...
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Donald Jay Van Ry

June 12, 1928 - July 30, 2021

Donald Van Ry, age 93, of Holland, died on Friday, July 30, 2021 following a heroic 7 year battle with cancer. Donald was born to Lillian and Franklin Van Ry on June 12, 1928, in Chicago, IL. When he was 3 years old his family moved to Holland and Don attended Holland Schools and later graduated from Hope College in 1950. After graduation, he joined the Airborne Infantry Division. Following...
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Lynel S. Zoet

January 3, 1968 - July 26, 2021

Lynel Sue Zoet, 53, of Holland, MI went to be with her Lord & Savior surrounded by her family July 26, 2021. Lyn was born on January 3, 1968 at Zeeland Hospital and grew up in Jenison. She graduated from Unity Christian High School in 1986. She worked for many years in manufacturing and was a member of Ridge Point Community Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Brown,...
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Leona Mae Terpsma

April 16, 1924 - July 26, 2021

Leona Terpsma, 97, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 26, 2021. Leona was born April 16, 1924, in Holland, Michigan, to Cornelius Jr. and Jennie (Wolters) Lokker. She graduated from Holland High School and later married Lewis Terpsma. Leona and Lewis raised their five children in Holland and were members of Bethel Reformed Church and later at Central Park Reformed Church. ...
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Juan Hernandez

February 8, 1959 - July 25, 2021

Juan Hernandez, age 62, died on Sunday, July 25, 2021, in his home. Juan enjoyed fishing, a good cookout, and playing guitar. He loved his children, grandchildren, and everyone he met unconditionally. He was a fighter particularly when it came to his health having survived seven years from his cancer diagnosis. He will be remembered as the life of the party He is survived by his wife, Jenny...
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Eugene Schrotenboer

May 8, 1936 - July 24, 2021

Eugene Schrotenboer, age 85, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Eugene loved the outdoors and all of nature. He enjoyed making music and played the piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin and about every stringed instrument. His family were the rich recipients of his talents, and his children and grandchildren were inspired by his musical talents. He was a dad and grandfather who provided great...
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Cornelia "Cork" Dokter

August 15, 1934 - July 23, 2021

Cornelia "Cork" Dokter Cork Dokter, age 86, of Holland, MI passed away on Friday July 23, 2021, at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. Cork was born in Sully, Iowa and graduated from Holland Christian Schools. Cork loved raising her children and supporting her family. Cork was dedicated to volunteering while a church member at Prospect Park CRC and Victory Point Ministries in various roles. She...
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Dolores Smith

April 25, 1930 - July 22, 2021

Dolores (Dee) Smith left time spent on earth with family and friends on July 22, 2021, for eternity with her Savior Jesus Christ. Dee was born on April 25th, 1930, in Columbus Ohio to Charles G. and Dorothy W Schaefer. After graduation from the Columbus School for girls, Dee attended Bryn Mawr College, but her eventual Bachelor's degree in education from Hope College would be delayed until...
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Nancy Bartels

June 30, 1933 - July 21, 2021

Nancy Lou Bartels, age 88, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Resthaven Maple Woods Assisted Living. Nancy was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a former member of Prospect Park Church where she volunteered often and was currently a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. She taught 4-H sewing and enjoyed gardening, doing...
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Thomas L. Kimber

May 27, 1950 - July 19, 2021

Thomas Lee Kimber age 71, of Holland, died Monday, July 19, 2021, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. He graduated from Oregon City High School in Oregon City Oregon and entered the draft for the Vietnam War. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army. Tom worked as a self-employed drywall installer. He was the son of Rev. Robert and Juanita Kimber and was preceded in...
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Gavin Alan Charles McClain

May 13, 2002 - July 18, 2021

Gavin McClain passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, following a nearly two-year battle with osteosarcoma. He was 19 years old. He was recently preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Donna Walworth, and his uncle, David Beckman. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Nicole and Ben Klok; his father and step-mother, Ryan and Elizabeth McClain; his brothers, Andrew, Marshall, and Clark;...
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Ruth Knott

November 18, 1928 - July 17, 2021

Ruth Knott age 92, of Holland, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at an area care center. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Knott in 2017. Ruth was a member of Christ Memorial Church. She is survived by her children: Nanci J. Hirssig of Jamestown, MI., Joan and Derek DeGroot of Wheaton, Il; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Aaron and Kristi Cueto (Ava, Calvin), Dr....
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Patrick J. Sullivan

October 13, 1934 - July 16, 2021

Patrick J. Sullivan, age 86, of Holland, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at Holland Hospital. Pat was a self-employed mason contractor in the Northwest Chicago suburbs. He was a loyal family man and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Pat also enjoyed living on Goshorn Lake near Saugatuck, MI. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Anne Sullivan and...
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Tomasa Flores

December 22, 1945 - July 16, 2021

Tomasa Flores, age 75, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, surrounded by her family. Tomasa Flores was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mex. to Rosendo and Maria (Quintanilla) Guajardo. She married the love of her life, Marcos Flores, in 1971. Marcos and Tomasa traveled to Holland, MI for the first time in 1979 as migrant farm workers. Tomasa enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time...
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Adriana "Ada" Rooks

March 2, 1927 - July 12, 2021

Adriana (Ada)) Rooks, age 94, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. Ada was a member of Christ Memorial Church, attended school in Holland, and was a member of Evergreen Commons. While living in Illinois, she was employed by LaGrange Community Hospital. When she moved back to Holland, she was an instrument technician in the O.R. of Holland Hospital. Ada was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Winifred Miller

October 17, 1931 - July 10, 2021

Winifred "Winnie" Miller, age 89, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Miller and all of her siblings; Ilean Acherly, Virginia Leins, and Karl Ferris II. She is survived by her children; Victor Huyser, Wesley Huyser, Yvonne Seaback, grandchildren; Kassandra, Travis, and Cameron, as well as great grandchildren, nieces,...
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Herbert J. Maatman

March 26, 1926 - July 10, 2021

Herbert J Maatman, age 95, walked into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, late Friday evening July 9, following a short illness. Watch the graveside service here: Herb served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He graduated from Hope College and received his Masters in Education from Western Michigan...
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Thomas C. Vanden Heuvel

April 5, 1936 - July 7, 2021

Reverend Thomas C. Vanden Heuvel, age 85 of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Laurie; his children: Geoffrey and Darlene Vanden Heuvel, Jane and Drew Jelgerhuis, Joel and Deb Vanden Heuvel, Jim and Ruth Vanden Heuvel, and Jon and Vicki Vanden Heuvel; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: his siblings: Mary...
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Nancy A. Dykhuis

July 29, 1935 - July 5, 2021

Nancy Dykhuis, age 85, of Holland, MI, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. To view the memorial service of Nancy, please visit: Nancy was an English teacher at Morrison High School in Morrison, IL, and a substitute teacher in the Holland-area schools. She volunteered with Kids Hope...
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Enrique Martinez-Herrera

July 15, 1959 - July 4, 2021

Enrique Martinez-Herrera, 61, of Holland, passed away unexpectedly in Texas on July 4, 2021. Enrique was born in Cuevitas Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico, on July 15, 1959, to Luis Martinez and Socorro Herrera. Enrique loved music, enjoyed cooking, and adored his family. Enrique was the husband of Maria Teresa Marquez, father to Blanca Melchor, Jesus Farias, Maria Farias-Marquez, Enrique...
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Elaine Klingenberg

February 1, 1933 - July 3, 2021

Elaine Klingenberg, age 88, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Elaine lived her life to the fullest. She was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and a lifelong farmers wife. She loved her role of grandma and enjoyed time she was able to spend with them. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Klingenberg in 2016, and her...
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Sharon Ferguson

July 26, 1963 - June 29, 2021

Sharon Ferguson, age 57, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 with loved ones by her side. Sharon was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Tighe, and sister, Eileen. She is survived by her children; Richard Tighe, Hollyann (Jimmie) Harrison, Michelle Bennett, 4 grandchildren, her significant other; Mark Vanderhulst, brother; William Tighe, and nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Spencer Boeve

August 26, 1944 - June 29, 2021

Spencer Boeve, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at home. He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Clarissa and George Steggerda; sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Alvin VanRhee; brother and sister-in-law, Rolland and Alma Boeve; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Donna Boeve, and sister, Rosalie Newhouse. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Boeve; son,...
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Thomas Jay "Tom" Vannette

May 13, 1962 - June 26, 2021

Thomas J. Vannette, 59, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his home. Tom was born May 13, 1962, in Holland, Michigan, to Paul and Joanne (Bareman) Vannette. Tom attended Holland Christian High Schools and graduated from Holland High School. Tom worked with his father during his teen years at Sligh and Baker Furniture. He was a promising paint workman at Sherwin Williams...
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Adalberto "Beto" Hernandez-Madrigal

February 23, 1988 - June 25, 2021

Adalberto "Beto" Hernandez-Madrigal, 33, of Holland, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. Watch the funeral service here: Beto was born February 23, 1988, in Izucar De Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, to Miguel and Francisca (Madrigal) Hernandez. He graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2006. He met Samantha Moreno and they...
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Janet Tuls

January 22, 1924 - June 25, 2021

Janet Tuls, age 97, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 25, 2021. She is survived by her children: David and Linda Tuls, Karyn and Bob Helder, and Judy and Dave Rozema; 9 grandchildren: Jennifer Mc Coy and Scott White, Christina Haskins, Paul and Lorrie Helder, Doug and Robin Helder, Janna and Jeremy Berens, Julie and Christian Akalazu, Jeff and Becky Rozema,...
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Phyllis Petroelje

June 30, 1927 - June 24, 2021

Phyllis Petroelje age 93, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald in 2010. Phyllis was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and a 1945 graduate of Holland Christian High School. She is survived by her children, Jane and Harris Overway, Nancy and Dan Brower, Debra and Keith Brandsen; 9 grandchildren, Rob...
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Shirley Baas

December 17, 1927 - June 21, 2021

Shirley M. Baas, age 93 of Holland, passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2021. The funeral service was livestreamed on the Facebook page of Langeland Sterenberg. Simply click the link to watch. Born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1927, to Jacob and Anna (Leguit) Baas. She grew up in...
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Bonnie Cotts

May 16, 1944 - June 19, 2021

Bonnie M. Cotts, age 77, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista. Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Marie (Beauchamp) Ake, husband; David Cotts, son; Michael Cromell, and brother; Ricky Ake. She is survived by her sons; Darren Mitchell, Brian Cromell, siblings; Clayton (Debbie) Ake, Donna (Udo) Derr; sibling...
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Dorothy (Dottie) Hunt

April 2, 1929 - June 18, 2021

Dorothy (Dottie) B. Hunt 4/2/1929 -- 6/18/2021, age 92, of Allegan, went to be with her Lord June 18, 2021, at Vicinia Gardens, Otsego. Dottie was a full-time home maker. She will be missed by her daughters; Debra (Kris) Hunt-Boysen, of Allegan and Rhonda Hunt of Wyoming; her grandchildren Robert Jacob (Christine) Beals, Zachary Boysen, Manda Phillips, Reece (Gretchen) Phillips, Rachel (CJ)...
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Phyllis Mahy

February 24, 1929 - June 18, 2021

Phyllis S. Mahy, age 92, of Holland, formerly of England, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Resthaven Maple Woods Assisted Living Center. Phyllis was a member of Third Reformed Church. She was an amazing mother, and a resilient, gracious lady who survived the bombing of her hometown in England during WWII and several accidents and episodes of ill health over her lifetime, but she never...
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Cheryl L. Lucas

April 4, 1947 - June 17, 2021

Cheryl Lynn Lucas age 74, of Allegan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at her home. To view the funeral service of Cheryl, please visit: Cheryl was the daughter of Shirley (Wiersema) Neuman and was a proud graduate of Holland High School where she was involved in...
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John Sexton, Sr.

September 18, 1925 - June 17, 2021

John Sexton Sr. age 95, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. John was born in New York City in 1925. His parents, John and Anna were immigrants, from Ireland and Germany respectively, and they raised John and his sister, Eileen, in NYC. John attended the city's public schools and shortly after graduating high school in 1943 he went into the Navy where he served his country...
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James Becksfort

April 27, 1945 - June 16, 2021

James Becksfort, age 76, of Holland passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret; his children: Steve Becksfort, and Lauri and Kevin Achterhof; his grandchildren: Travis and Emily Achterhof, Kelsey and Dakota Geurink, Tara Acherthof, and Tyler Achterhof; his sisters: Betty and Jerry Westveld, and Jan Vander Zwaag; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law:...
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Evelyn Van Der Kolk

July 21, 1925 - June 16, 2021

Evelyn Van Der Kolk, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. View Graveside Service: Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of East Saugatuck Church. She knew how to have fun, created great memories, and will be dearly missed. Evelyn was preceded in death by her...
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Paul R. Swett

January 21, 1968 - June 10, 2021

Paul R. Swett, age 53, of Zeeland, was carried into the arms of Jesus on June 10th, 2021 after a 20 month battle with metastatic colon cancer. Paul was the son of Robert and Donna Swett and was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He attended Reeths-Puffer high school and graduated from Muskegon Community College with an associate degree in science. Paul began his career as a...
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Wanda J. Riemersma

June 13, 1941 - June 9, 2021

Wanda Joyce Riemersma, age 79, of Hamilton, passed away with her loving husband Jim by her side on Wednesday, June 9. Wanda was born in Holland, MI to Bert and Donna Brink. She is survived by her husband Jim of 33 years and by daughters Jodi (Steve) Miller and Jill (William) Wilde along with step children Christine (Mark) Gargano and Keith (Kris) Riemersma, 7 grandchildren, CJ Proos,...
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Evelyn Hanko

June 11, 1923 - June 7, 2021

Evelyn (Koster) Hanko, who would have turned 98 this week, died to this life on June 7, 2021. Link to watch the service: Evelyn was born June 11, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, to Nick and Kate Koster. She was the youngest of three daughters. She graduated from Fenger High School where she played the coronet in...
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Joan E. Souder

November 15, 1934 - June 6, 2021

Joan E. Souder, age 86, of Holland, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at her home. Joan graduated from Holland High School and Hope College and was a life long member of First United Methodist Church, where she was very involved. Joan loved animals and her "little acre in the woods", and was selfless and adored her husband and family. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, in...
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Roger D. Vander Meulen

October 16, 1937 - June 5, 2021

Roger D. Vander Meulen age 83, of Holland, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home. He was the son of Rhine and Cornelia Vander Meulen and was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon in 2003. Rog was a member of Christ Memorial Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956-1958. He was in window sales for 40 years. He was a Past President and Life Member of the Holland Fish...
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Jerold Hulst

February 22, 1926 - June 3, 2021

Jerold Hulst age 95, of Holland, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at an area care center. He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Derrick Van Doornik and Elizabeth Grams. Jerold was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. He was a farmer at heart and worked for Mechanical Transplanter for 30 years and moved off the farm in 1983. He is survived by his wife of 73 years,...
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Joyce E. Meyer

March 6, 1935 - June 2, 2021

Joyce E. Meyer age 86, of Holland, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Holland Hospital. To view the funeral service of Joyce, please visit: Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, C. David Meyer in 2018. She enjoyed working on art and crafts and playing the organ and...
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Mary Salinas

July 14, 1947 - June 2, 2021

Mary Salinas, 73, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Mary was born July 14, 1947, in Portland, Michigan, to Amado and Margarita Moreno. She graduated from high school, and later raised her two children in West Michigan. She is survived by her son Ernest Rosales of Zeeland, her daughter Barbara Rosales and Pete Blue of Allegan, granddaughter Kaili Blue, her...
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Maria Magallan

March 18, 1924 - June 1, 2021

Maria Magallan, age 97, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Maria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She had a smile that could brighten anyone's day and her heart was full of compassion for those in her life. For 25 years, Maria worked for HJ Heinz. She and her husband, Guadalupe Magallan raised their family with a wealth of love and...
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Emery Blanksma, Jr.

June 24, 1937 - May 31, 2021

Emery Blanksma, Jr. age 83, of Holland, passed to his God's glory on Monday, May 31, 2021. Click here to view the funeral service. Emery was the son of Emery and Lottie (Delange) Blanksma. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Thelma Blanksma and Walter and Susan Blanksma and...
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Marcia Riemersma

February 27, 1947 - May 31, 2021

Marcia Riemersma, age 74, of Holland, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at her home. Marcia was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Her church, family, and friends were all very important to her. Marcia is survived by her husband, William; children: Robert, Jamie, and Steven (Valerie); grandchildren: Mason, Micah, Malik, Mia, Miles, Myla,...
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David R. Diepenhorst Sr.

March 4, 1937 - May 23, 2021

David R. Diepenhorst Sr., age 84, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. David was truly an amazing, one-of-a-kind, God fearing, family man. He will be forever treasured and missed. We are so thankful that he is in his eternal home. We were blessed to have him in our lives. He is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ann Diepenhorst. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley...
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Gerald Lubbers

July 15, 1923 - May 19, 2021

Gerald S. Lubbers, our loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, age 97 and 10 months, of Hamilton, MI passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Holland Hospital peacefully in his sleep, which family and friends had all prayed for. Video Link of Funeral Service: Gerald was born July 15, 1923 to Edward...
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Allie Blauwkamp

August 13, 1955 - May 19, 2021

Cherished wife of 44 years, beloved mother to her children, grandmother to one amazing grandson, sister to six older siblings and friend to many. Allie Dena Blauwkamp left this earth on May 19, 2021 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Loved by all who had the opportunity to meet her, Allie will never be forgotten. Her contagious laugh, better known as her machine gun giggle, is one...
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Eduardo Fernandez Pou

December 4, 1968 - May 18, 2021

Eduardo Fernandez Pou, age 52, passed away on May 18, 2021. He worked as a bodyguard and recently worked for Tiara Yachts in Holland, MI. He is survived by his wife, Damaris Hernandez Aldarondo; son, Eduardo E. Fernandez Sanchez; and daughter, Sarai Fernandez Sanchez. A memorial service will be planned for a later date and will take place in Puerto Rico. As details become available,...
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Raymond Becker

September 2, 1933 - May 18, 2021

Raymond Becker, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 having spent the past five years with multiple health issues which began with a fall and ended with Parkinsons disease. He was affectionally referred to as the "Grandfather of Kalamazoo Real Estate". He was the Executive Vice President of the Association for 38 years. He also taught real estate classes for Kalamazoo Valley Community...
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Alice Jansen

September 20, 1920 - May 15, 2021

Alice Johanna (Kraal) Jansen, age 100, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Alice was married to Ben Jansen Sr. for over 65 years. Their relationship centered on following their Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Divine love came into their lives and they lived it well to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Ben and Alice...
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Stanley H. Windemuller

August 6, 1935 - May 15, 2021

Stanley Windemuller, 85, of Graafschap, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at his home. Stan was born on August 6, 1935, in Holland, to Herman and Ethel (Van Nuil) Windemuller. He graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1953 and started working in the family business Windemuller Grocery Store. Stan enjoyed working on the Ottawa County Sheriff Marine Patrol and on the Park Township...
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Nick Leegwater

March 9, 1940 - May 14, 2021

Nick Leegwater Holland, Michigan - Nick Leegwater, age 81, of Holland, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at Spectrum Zeeland Hospital from advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis. Nick was an active member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church. He taught for four years in Whitinsville Massachusetts, four years in Ripon California, four years at Elim Christian School. He spent the next 33 years owning and...
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