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Our Obituaries

Jeanette "Nettie" Bosma

June 26, 1928 - January 21, 2019

Jeanette "Nettie" Bosma, of Holland, formerly of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Holland Hospital. Nettie was born June 26, 1928, to Charles and Marge (Kragt) De Jonge. She graduated from Zeeland High and married Fred Bosma in 1948. Nettie and Fred raised their family in Zeeland and were members of Second Reformed Church. Over the years, she worked for Zeeland Hospital,...
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Carolyn Kiekover

July 7, 1929 - January 15, 2019

Carolyn Kiekover, age 91, of Zeeland went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She is survived by her husband Arden, of 63 years; her children, grandchildren and great grandson: Alan and Kathy Kiekover (Alison and Brandon Broekhuizen and Abby and Bryson Altvater), Ed and Robin Kiekover (Nicholas Kiekover, Jonathan and Amanda Kiekover, Samuel Kiekover, Hannah Kiekover...
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Mildred Haveman

February 19, 1932 - January 15, 2019

Mildred Haveman, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was a lifetime member of Waypoint Community Church (formerly Zeeland Free Methodist) and taught Sunday school for many years. She loved to knit and quilt and enjoyed to bake and cook. She was a loving and devoted mother and a godly example to her family. She had the gift of hospitality and made friends easily Mildred...
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Johanna "Jo" Heuvelhorst Dykstra

August 24, 1924 - January 14, 2019

Johanna "Jo" Heuvelhorst Dykstra, age 94, of Zeeland passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born on August 24, 1924 to Henry and Alice Van Dellen. Jo was preceded in death by her husbands, Gerald Heuvelhorst and Willard Dykstra; her siblings: Richard (Marian) Van Dellen, Edward (Helen) Van Dellen, Anne (Jay) Poll and Cornelia (John) Zuidema. She is survived by her dear friends:...
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Eugene "Joe" Compagner

February 11, 1926 - January 12, 2019

Eugene "Joe" Compagner, 92, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Joe was born February 11, 1926, in Overisel, Michigan, to Arthur and Jennie Compagner. In 1950 Joe married the love of his life, Ruth, who he was married to for 65 years until her death in 2016. Joe and Ruth raised their family in Zeeland and were charter members of Faith Reformed Church where he...
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Lorraine Klamt

May 8, 1931 - January 11, 2019

Lorraine Klamt, 87, of Zeeland and Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019. Lorraine was born in Beaverdam on May 8, 1931, to Leslie and Effie (Sprick) Bekins. She graduated from Zeeland High School in the class of 1949. Lorraine married Ron Klamt in 1951. Lorraine worked at Big Dutchman, Zeeland Public Schools and in the family business Zeeland Dry Cleaners with her...
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Dennis Walters

April 7, 1925 - January 11, 2019

Dennis Walters, 93, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on January 11, 2019. Dennis was born April 7, 1925, to Frank and Della Walters. Dennis married Harriet Knoll, they raised their family in Zeeland. They were members of First Christian Reformed Church where Dennis served as an elder and deacon. Dennis also served on the board of Zeeland Christian School. Dennis and Harriet were the...
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Laverne Lampen

March 8, 1929 - January 10, 2019

Laverne Lampen, age 89 of Holland passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Laverne is survived by his wife Esther, of 62 years; his children and grandchildren: Lowell and Trudy Lampen (Duffy, Meggi and George) of Wisconsin, Andrea Ivarsson (Gunnar and Oskar) of California, honorary daughter Leslie Lampen of Holland; brother: Neil and Marilyn Lampen; brothers-in-law: William (Mary) Plumert Jr...
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Lee Arendsen

October 3, 1936 - January 9, 2019

Lee Arendsen, age 82 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He is survived by his children: Randy and Cindi Arendsen of Zeeland, Ronda Arendsen of Holland and Rick and Trish Arendsen of Spring Lake; 10 grandchildren: Eric and Alyssa, Kaiti and Nate, Christian, Kirby, Kinsey, Stephanie, Jarod, Sydney, Jake and Zoe; great grandson Logan; siblings: Earl and...
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Heang Trang

March 2, 1927 - January 7, 2019

Heang Trang, age 91, passed away on January 7, 2019. Heang was preceded in death by her husband, Peng Cruy. She is survived by 11 children, 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family is from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St. Zeeland, MI 49464. Funeral services are at 2:00 pm on the same day, Friday also at...
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Lorraine Nyhoff

August 16, 1934 - December 31, 2018

Lorraine Nyhoff, age 84, passed away on December 31, 2018. Lorraine was a loving mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to share her passion for baking and enjoying time together with family. She worked for Hamilton Post Office for 30 years and became its Postmaster for many years prior to retirement. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, making floral arrangements, and playing...
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Joyce Elaine Vis

April 8, 1948 - December 30, 2018

Joyce Elaine Vis, 70, of Holland, MI, passed away on December 30th, 2018. Joyce was born April 18, 1948, in Zeeland, to Richard and Gertrude (Driesenga) Marlink. She graduated from Holland High in 1966. Joyce worked at Russ' Northtown for 25 years. Joyce lit up every room she walked into, and was fearless when she was faced with breast cancer twice in her lifetime. She was a supportive,...
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Stella "Steenwyk" Scheele

December 9, 1924 - December 30, 2018

Stella Scheele, 94, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. Stella was born to Jacob and Alice (Knoll) Steenwyk on December 9, 1924, in Byron Center. She is survived by her sister Anna Boschma of Zeeland, her brother Edward and Rita Steenwyk of Hudsonville, her brother-in-law Richard Straight of Zeeland, and many nieces and nephews. Stella was preceded in death by her husband...
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Virginia Palmbos

April 28, 1926 - December 29, 2018

Virginia Palmbos, age 92, of Beaverdam, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 29, 2018. She is survived by her children: Richard and Janna Palmbos, Wanda and Curtis Van Noord, Bill and Pam Palmbos, Pam and John Meyer and Don and Pat Palmbos; grandchildren: Michelle and Christopher Hart, Krista and Steve Nykamp, Sarah and Michael Setlock, Julie and Brian Claerbaut, Daniel Van...
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Vivian J. Vander Kooi

April 2, 1937 - December 28, 2018

Vivian J. Vander Kooi, age 81, of Borculo, following a lengthy illness, went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 28, 2018 at her home. Vivian served her community as a beautician in Borculo for 53 years and was a lifelong member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church; but above all, Vivian was a loving mother and faithful wife. Vivian is survived by her: Husband of 58 years, Joel...
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Merle Vredeveld

February 25, 1931 - December 27, 2018

Merle Vredeveld, age 87, passed away on December 27, 2018. Merle was born in Zeeland, MI and graduated from Zeeland High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Washington State. He was a kind and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was co-owner of Romeyn's Service Inc. for many years and was well respected in the community. In retirement,...
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Rhona June Hulst

March 25, 1931 - December 22, 2018

Rhona June Smidderks Hulst, 87, was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Rhona grew up in Zeeland and met the love of her life, Melvin Hulst, at the Zeeland skating rink. Together they had five children and are life-long members of First Reformed Church in Zeeland. Rhona was a devoted and loving wife and mother and worked tirelessly for her family. She was...
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Geraldine Petroelje

November 30, 1919 - December 22, 2018

Geraldine Petroelje, age 99, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 and will spend her first Christmas in heaven with her Lord and Savior.. She is survived by her children: Sandy and Ron Kleinheksel of West Olive, Larry and Betty Petroelje of Holland, Dave and Marge Petroelje of Zeeland, Paul and Sherry Petroelje of Byron Center, Linda and Kendall Vander Kamp of Holland and Jack...
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Calvin "Kelly" Meengs

May 21, 1929 - December 20, 2018

Calvin "Kelly" Meengs, age 89, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018. As a young adult, Kelly, served in the United States Army at the end of World War II. He remained single his entire life, was employed as a heavy equipment operator for much of his career, and later on was self-employed. He enjoyed being an avid sportsman and traveled to Alaska in the summer, Texas in the winter, and...
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Guy Graham

March 31, 1951 - December 17, 2018

Guy Graham, age 67, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Guy was known by his wife as "King of Manana" but grew up with the nickname "Gub", who always had a fun loving and optimistic spirit. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He graduated from Lake Erie College in Ohio, studied at Cleveland Clinic and received a bachelor of Biology and Medical Science. He served in the...
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Bernice Nykamp

November 29, 1922 - December 17, 2018

Bernice "Bun" Nykamp, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. As a child of God, Bernice lived out her faith by being a gentle and loving mother, serving her family at every opportunity, and offering hospitality. She served and cared for many people in need throughout her life. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland her entire married life where she served faithfully....
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Tom Pikaart

July 3, 1940 - December 16, 2018

Tom Pikaart, age 78, of Forest Grove, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 16, 2018, only 11 days after his wife of 54 years, Linda passed away. He is survived by his children: Mike and Jennifer Pikaart, Michelle and Chuck Steenwyk and Scott and Cindy Pikaart; his grandchildren: Hannah, Marissa and Kristen Pikaart; Bradley, Christopher and Andrea Steenwyk and Cameron and...
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Donald Bruce Van Overloop

June 18, 1936 - December 15, 2018

Donald Bruce Van Overloop 82, of Hudsonville fell asleep in Jesus Christ his Lord and Redeemer on December 15, 2018. Don was the third son of John and Anna (Molenkamp) Van Overloop. Born in Grand Rapids on June 18, 1936, he was raised in Zutphen, Michigan. He was a long time member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. In 1958 Don married his wife of 59 years Correne Lubbers with whom he...
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Mary Van Harn

September 5, 1930 - December 14, 2018

Mary A. Van Harn, age 88, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018 with her family by her side. COL Van Harn is originally from Zeeland, MI and went to the US Army School of Physical Therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center, TX . She graduated from Hope College in Michigan and then earned her MS degree from USC. She served in the Army Medical Specialist Corps and retired with 30 years of...
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Marilyn Ryzenga

November 1, 1928 - December 12, 2018

Marilyn Ryzenga, 90, of Overisel, passed away at home from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Marilyn was born November 1, 1928, in Holland, to Lubert and Gertrude Hop. She was raised on the Hop family farm in North Holland. Marilyn met Ernest Ryzenga and they married in 1948. Marilyn and Ernest raised their family in Overisel and were members of Overisel Christian Reformed...
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Pat Lampen

February 2, 1950 - December 8, 2018

Pat Lampen, age 68, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 8, 2018 after a 3 month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; her children and grandchildren: Mike Lampen (Riley and Cody), Chip Lampen (Jager, Trent, Kenedy and Taylor), Julie and Zac Prys (Hailey and Mason); her siblings: Tom and Barb Vander Bie, Mark Vander Bie,...
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David Ramirez

September 6, 1966 - December 6, 2018

David Ramirez, age 52 of Fruitport, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He was also an excellent cook. He loved being outdoors, fishing and watching the Chicago Bears. David is survived by his wife, Jeri Ramirez; children: David Ramirez and Mia Ramirez; step-children:...
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Norman Barkel

July 20, 1930 - December 5, 2018

Norman Gene Barkel died peacefully at his home on December 5, 2018 in Zeeland, MI at the age of 88. Norm was born on July 20, 1930 in Overisel, MI to Silas and Sadie Barkel. He married Thelma Voorhorst in 1954, and they made their home in Zeeland. They were blessed with four boys: David, Timothy, Daniel, and Matthew. One of their favorite family activities was camping on the weekends. After...
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Linda Pikaart

June 7, 1942 - December 5, 2018

Linda Pikaart, age 76, of Forest Grove, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 5, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tom; her children: Mike and Jennifer Pikaart, Michelle and Chuck Steenwyk and Scott and Cindy Pikaart; her grandchildren: Hannah, Marissa and Kristen Pikaart; Bradley, Christopher and Andrea Steenwyk and Cameron and Madison Pikaart; her brother Al...
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Naomi Diemer

August 4, 1937 - December 3, 2018

Naomi Diemer, age 81, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 and is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Naomi is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harold Diemer and daughter; Maree Brink. She is survived by son; Bruce (Kim) Diemer; daughter, Beverlee Kirberg; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, and nieces. ...
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LaDelle (Lu) Postma

March 13, 1932 - November 30, 2018

LaDelle Jean (Lu) Postma, 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. LaDelle (Lu) was born March 13, 1932, in Zeeland, to Martin and Agnes (Postma) Schaafsma. She graduated from Zeeland High School and later married James Postma. Lu and Jim raised their three sons in Zeeland. They were members of First Christian Reformed Church where Lu was a former member of the choir. In...
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Ryan Boerman

December 30, 1991 - November 28, 2018

Ryan Boerman, age 26, of Bentheim, fixed his eyes on Jesus as he shed off his vent, stepped out of his wheelchair, and ran across the finish line into the arms of Jesus. He completed the race with perseverance that the Lord marked out for him on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He joined his beloved aunt, Kim Betten, who has also completed the race. Ryan graduated from Hamilton High School...
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Matthew Gene VanDyk

March 24, 1995 - November 25, 2018

Matthew Gene VanDyk, age 23, of Overisel, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his home. Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Henry VanDyk and Gene Oosterveld. Matthew is survived by his: Parents Thomas and Irene VanDyk of Overisel Grandmothers Jean VanDyk of Hudsonville Henny Oosterveld of Jenison Siblings Laura (Jerry) Bosch of Hamilton Andrea...
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Henriette Heck

December 29, 1926 - November 21, 2018

Henriette Heck, age 91, of Bentheim, passed away and entered into Glory, Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Henriette was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Heck, in 2008, and three of their children. Henriette was a longtime member of Bentheim Reformed Church. Henriette was a patriotic woman and loved and honored veterans, having been the proud mother of a veteran. She is survived by...
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Louise I. Rowan

May 21, 1928 - November 19, 2018

Louise I. Rowan, born May 21, 1928 in Chicago, IL went peacefully with her Lord and Savior on November 19, 2018. She was preceded by her husband of 61 years, Vernon in 2012, her son-in-law John Ver Duin and her nephew Scott Nienhuis. Louise retired from Griffin Elementary School in Grand Haven where she served as librarian. In retirement she and her husband moved to Holland, they joined Christ...
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Stanley R. Louwsma

September 21, 1926 - November 15, 2018

Stanley R. Louwsma, 92, of Drenthe, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. Stan was born September 21, 1926, in Drenthe, to Albert and Henrietta (Nykamp) Louwsma. Stan served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. In 1949, he married Gertrude Sneller and they raised their family in Drenthe. He worked as a wood furniture finisher at Colonial Clock and at Sligh Furniture. Stan also did...
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Bryan Stegenga

April 12, 1959 - November 14, 2018

Bryan Stegenga, age 59 of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Bryan is a member of North Holland Reformed Church and was a long time resident of Harbor House. Bryan had a love for the Detroit Tigers, Happy Days and bowling. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Dorris and Henrietta Stegenga; brother-in-law, Roy Velderman; and brother, Daniel Stegenga. Bryan is...
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Patricia De Haan

August 16, 1949 - November 10, 2018

Patricia De Haan, age 69, of Borculo, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Carson; her children: Craig De Haan, Lorrie Knoll, Barry and Amy De Haan, Danielle and Josh Franks; Alladin and Chyanna De Haan; grandchildren: Matthew and Julie De Haan, Devan and Conrad Freeman, Abigail De Haan and one great granddaughter Shelby De Haan;...
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Aaron Lee Green

October 5, 1989 - November 9, 2018

Aaron Lee Green, age 29, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Trish Green, his children: Brenson Baker and Thea Green; his mother Ronda and Ron Hunt; his sister Amber Hunt; his grandmother Violet Green; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Todd and Carrie Bouma; his sister-in-law April Spangler and aunts, uncles and cousins. Aaron loved spending...
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Jon Beltman

September 23, 1957 - November 5, 2018

Jon Beltman, age 61, of Zeeland, loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane; his children: Tim Beltman and Megan Beltman; his siblings: Lu Beltman, Patti Beltman and Tom and KayLynn Beltman; father-in-law Bill Hodson; brother and sister-in-law: Doug and Joanie Hodson and Linda Hodson and Gwen Garrison and several...
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Sherley "Sherk" Hop

November 11, 1924 - October 30, 2018

Sherley "Sherk" Hop, 93, of Beaverdam, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Sherk was born on the Hop family farm in Beaverdam, on November 11, 1924, to Arie and Lottie (De Vries) Hop. He was the 8th of 13 Hop children. Sherk delivered feed to local farmers for 44 years for the Zeeland Farmer's Co-op. He also worked for 30 years at Yntema Funeral Home. Sherk was a longtime...
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Art Broekhuis

November 28, 1940 - October 19, 2018

Arthur Broekhuis, age 77, of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, October 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marcia; his children: Tim and Gina Broekhuis and Tom and Robin Broekhuis; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Gavin Broekhuis, Mya Broekhuis, Jacob Broekhuis, Elizabeth and Luke De Blaay (Emmett and Ella) and Codey Van Dellen; his sister Glennys...
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Duane Vander Kooy

September 22, 1930 - October 17, 2018

Duane Vander Kooy, age 88 of Holland, went to be with his Lord, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Duane proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved to travel and see the country which he did whether on vacation or driving a semi truck. Using his exceptional mechanical skills, Duane proved being an engineer did not necessarily require having a...
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Bruce Ming

November 20, 1929 - October 16, 2018

Bruce Jarvis Ming, 88, of Holland, died peacefully in his earthly home and was welcomed into his eternal home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was born in Holland, Michigan on November 20, 1929 to Margaret (Kraai) and Oscar Jarvis Ming, who both preceded him in death. He was the youngest of three siblings and is survived by sister, Marlyn Kane and was preceded in death by eldest sister, Tommy...
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Florence Haveman

May 29, 1922 - October 16, 2018

After a long, full life, our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Florence Haveman, went to sleep here on earth and awoke in heaven. Florence was born May 29, 1922, and went to glory October 16, 2018. Her family celebrates her passing and in faith entrusts her to the LORD, who was so dear to her throughout her 96 years. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, who...
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Marjorie Wyngarden

January 14, 1927 - October 15, 2018

Marjorie Wyngarden, age 91, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, October 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Glenn Wyngarden; her daughters: Sally and Rob Petroelje and Sandy and Doug Holtrop; her grandchildren: Jodi and Brent Rieger, Liza and Kevin Zimmerman, Jenny and Ryan Linenger, Benj and Amy Petroelje, Jake and Jolene Holtrop, Luke and Ruth Holtrop,...
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Susie Klein

July 26, 1918 - October 14, 2018

Susie Klein, age 100, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Susie was both a farmer's and a minister's wife. Susie was a former member of the Clyde Park Church of the Nazarene and was a member of New Life Nazarene Church of Holland. She was the last surviving member of the Engelsman siblings; Jennie, Clara, Anna, John, Tena, Henry, Ida, Susie (died as a toddler), George, Herman, Susie,...
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John Thomas Buckley

December 26, 1943 - October 13, 2018

John Thomas Buckley, age 74, of Holland, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 from the effects of heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janice; his daughters and grandchildren: Donna Borgman and her fiancé Raymond de Longpre (Austin) of Holland and Diane and Jason Munch (Abigail, Alexandria and Ashley) of Fremont; step-children and step-grandchildren: Anthony and Jill Lewis...
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Dave Elhart

July 1, 1963 - October 10, 2018

Dave Elhart, age 55, of Hamilton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his children and grandchildren: Matt Elhart and Katie Auchtung (Austin), Katie and Nate Dykema (Olivia), Ethan and Jamie Elhart (Abram and Simon); step-children: Samantha and Tate Kalawart, Stephanie Emelander, Elliot Emelander and Ethan Emelander; brother Tim and...
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Betty R. Miller

March 30, 1931 - October 7, 2018

MILLER, BETTY R. Betty R. Miller, age 87, of Holland, MI died on October 7, 2018. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Steve and Mabel Roelofs, her brother Dr. Charles Roelofs, her sister Ruth Ranken, as well as a precious son, Roderick Miller. Betty is survived by her three children and their spouses: Susan (Tom) DenHerder, Howard "Buzz" (Lisa) Miller and Margaret "Meg" (Greg)...
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Zendle "Zeke" Seymore

June 25, 1946 - October 3, 2018

Zendle "Zeke" Seymore, age 72, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He is survived by his children: Michael and Jennifer Seymore and Scott and Alyona Seymore; grandchildren: Jordyn Jean Seymore and Da'Vid Ashton Seymore; siblings: Larry Seymore and Judy and Gaylen Allendar; in-laws: Carilyn and Kent Mills, Terry and Mary Ann Higgins, Judy Van Tubergan and Bonnie and Jessie Lopez...
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Rhonda Rhoades

July 29, 1965 - September 30, 2018

Rhonda Rhoades, age 53, of Allegan, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She is survived by her father Terry Rhoades and Patricia Hill; her mother Joyce and Dan Ten Harmsel; her brother Greg and Brenda Rhoades; her nephew Andrew Rhoades; her special friend Ann and Brian De Boer and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rhonda graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School; she worked at Yang...
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Dorothy Smeenge

October 25, 1924 - September 29, 2018

Dorothy Eileen (Newby) Smeenge was born on October 25, 1924, to William Ernest and Mary Lorean Newby. She spent her childhood years on the family farm in Westfield, Indiana, with her two sisters, Marjorie and Juanita, and three brothers, Harold, Richard and Meredith. An avid student, she was a graduate of Indiana Business School and Union Bible Seminary. She obtained two degrees from Indiana...
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Dorothy Vredeveld

January 31, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Dorothy Vredeveld, 91, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Dorothy was born January 21, 1927, in Holland, to Peter and Marion (Wolters) Vereeke. She married Allen Vredeveld in 1949 and they raised their family in Vriesland. They were longtime members of Vriesland Reformed Church, where Dorothy served as the church custodian for many years prior to her and Allen's...
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Esther Schaap

September 19, 1928 - September 29, 2018

Esther Schaap, age 90, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018. She is survived by her son James and Kaleen Schaap, and her brother Harold and Rita Baar. Esther was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Schaap in 2012 her brother Richard Baar and her sister Thelma Baar. Esther was a member of First Baptist Church in Zeeland and worked for Dr. Kemme for many years. ...
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Raymond Tiethof

June 1, 1934 - September 29, 2018

Raymond C. Tiethof, age 84, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly and entered into glory Saturday, September 29, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myra; his children: Rich and Loretta Tiethof, Cindy and Nick De Jong, Tom and Tracy Tiethof, Cheryl and Mike Johnson and Brad and Kara Tiethof; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sister Judy and Don Roede; sister-in-law Bev Kemme...
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Elaine DuBois

November 21, 1950 - September 22, 2018

Elaine DuBois, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her home in Zeeland. Elaine was born and raised on a wheat farm in Bozeman, Montana. After receiving her degree from Trinity Christian College, she taught for a short time at Chicago Christian High School. Once her own children were a little older, she was a longtime substitute teacher in Southwest Chicago...
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Dorothy Nagelkirk

December 20, 1921 - September 20, 2018

Dorothy Nagelkirk passed tenderly into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 96. Dorothy was born on December 20, 1921, in Zeeland, to John and Bessie (Hieftje) Heyboer. As a young woman she worked at the hosiery mill in Zeeland and was also active in choir and various theater productions in her church. On January 27, 1948 she married Edward Nagelkirk and...
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Lena Hanegraaff

July 15, 1925 - September 18, 2018

Lena Hanegraaff, age 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Lena was born in Schiedam, the Netherlands. Following her schooling, she became a nurse in Eudokia Hospital in Rotterdam. Lena served as a nurse during the difficult years of WW II. After the war, she married her soulmate, Johannis (Hans) Hanegraaff. In 1953, Hans and Lena immigrated to Canada. In...
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Dale W. Pluger

November 7, 1942 - September 15, 2018

Dale W. Pluger age 75, of Hudsonville, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at an area care center. He was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and retired from Herman Miller following 25 years of employment. Dale was the son of Andrew and Eileen Pluger and was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Allyn Pluger and Betty Bellmer; in-laws, Elmer Morren, Ed Bellmer and Jerry...
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Audrey Lane Berghorst

April 24, 1920 - September 15, 2018

Audrey Lane Berghorst age 98, of Zeeland, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Audrey was born in Holland, the daughter of Albert and Hannah Buter and was preceded in death by her husband, Ford A. Berghorst, Sr. She was a member of Second Reformed Church. Audrey is survived by her children, Ford A. and Patricia Berghorst of Zeeland, Lindley and Randy Miedema...
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Lois Dykhuis

November 9, 1927 - September 13, 2018

Lois Dykhuis, age 90, of Overisel passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018. She is survived by her children: Jean Selles of Montana, Reverend John and Jill Dykhuis of Albuquerque, Robert and Lorrie Dykhuis of Holland, Marjorie and Robert Terpstra of Cutlerville, Barbara and David Klanderman of Grand Rapids and Tom and Kari Dykhuis of Holland; grandchildren: Jim and April Selles, Laura Selles,...
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Sharon Lynn Overzet

April 24, 1949 - September 12, 2018

Sharon Lynn Overzet, 69, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family at her home. Sharon was born April 24, 1949, in Zeeland, to Theodore and Jean (Hop) De Jong. She graduated from Zeeland High School and married Ken Overzet on October 23, 1969. Sharon and Ken raised their children in Zeeland and were members of Faith Reformed Church. Sharon...
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Mae Keyzer

May 17, 1925 - September 12, 2018

Mae (Kruis) Keyzer age 93, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Peter Keyzer, grandson David Peter Keyzer, and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Christine (John) Steggerda of Holland, Elaine Keyzer of Hudsonville, Pastor Sam (Karen) Keyzer of Lincoln, NE, Ray (Pam) Keyzer of...
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Bernice Beyer

May 29, 1915 - September 7, 2018

Bernice Beyer, age 103, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. Bernice lived a simple and committed life of a farmer's wife. She loved playing hymns on the piano and always had fresh goodies to share with her guests. She enjoyed playing games and in particular dominoes as recent as two weeks ago. She is preceded in death by her husband, Milo Beyer and her grandson, Kevin Beyer. She...
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Arlene Yonker

September 5, 1925 - September 1, 2018

Arlene Yonker, of Bentheim, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018, just four days before her 93rd birthday. Arlene was a longtime member of Bentheim Reformed Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished her family and enjoyed spoiling them with home baked treats. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Garry in 2005; as well as her siblings:...
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John Masselink

October 16, 1924 - August 31, 2018

Beloved father and grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, John Masselink, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. John was born October 16, 1924, in Beaverdam, to Albert and Wilcy Masselink. He married Florence Poppema in 1947 and they were inseparable for 66 years. Enjoying camping trips, vacations with family to the lake, and John especially enjoyed fishing and gardening. John...
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Sharon Seymore

March 23, 1945 - August 12, 2018

Sharon Seymore, age 73, of Zeeland, loving wife and caring mother passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Zeke; her children: Mike and Jennifer Seymore and Scott and Alyona Seymore; her grandchildren: Jordyn Jean Seymore and Da'Vid Ashton Seymore; her siblings: Carolyn and Kent Mills, Terry and Mary Ann Higgins, Judy Van Tubergan and Bonnie and Jessey Lopez; in...
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Ruth Rankens

June 28, 1927 - August 8, 2018

Ruth Rankens, age 91, passed away August 8, 2018. Ruth moved to Holland in 1986 and was a member of Christ Memorial Church. She participated in the Zeeland Literary Club and served the Ottawa County Penal Fine Board. She retired from the Herrick Public Library after 22 years of employment. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Herbert Van Klompenberg...
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Daryl Boerman

January 16, 1945 - August 7, 2018

Daryl Boerman, 73, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Daryl was born in Holland, to Harvey and Josephine (Dekker) Boerman, on January 16, 1945. He graduated from Zeeland High School, and started working construction soon after. Daryl worked as a general contractor and did concrete construction, and masonry. Daryl married Mary Lou Gras in 1965, and they raised their three children in...
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Robert "Bob" Meech

August 10, 1921 - July 29, 2018

Robert "Bob" Meech, age 96, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Just 12 days short of his 97th birthday Bob passed away after a brief illness at home surrounded by his close family and under the care of Hospice of Holland. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter; Mary (John) Horton; daughter, Nancy Pierre; grandson, David (Amy) Sieg; granddaughter Vanessa Horton; great...
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Howard Bouwens

November 21, 1928 - July 28, 2018

Howard Jay Bouwens Sr., 89, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. Howard was born November 21, 1928, in the Bouwens home on West Lawrence Street in Zeeland. He was the youngest of John and Grace (Blauwkamp) Bouwens' nine children. Howard graduated from Zeeland High School in 1948 and was already working in his father's carpentry and construction...
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Arie Spek

May 1, 1930 - July 24, 2018

Arie T. Spek, age 88, of Zeeland, peacefully entered the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Arie emigrated from the Netherlands when he was 16 years old to work for his uncle at Weller Nursery. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Walters Gardens. Arie was an avid gardener and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a member of...
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Madeline Lampen

February 11, 1934 - July 21, 2018

Madeline Lampen, age 84, of Overisel, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 after a brief illness. She is survived by her children: Rick and Shelley Lampen, Donald and Dee Lampen and Dale Lampen; son-in-law John Stidham; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Diemer and Eunice Lemson; sister-in-law Elaine and Jim Neymeiyer. Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd...
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Frederick "Fred" Zeeff

May 16, 1928 - July 20, 2018

Frederick (Fred) Zeeff age 90, of Zeeland, passed away at his home on Friday, July 20, 2018, following a struggle with lung and heart disease. Fred served in the 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One" during WWII and was a part of the occupation forces at the end of the war. He worked for the Ottawa County Sherriff's Department from 1960-1990. He also worked for 40 years with his best...
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Marian J Schaap

February 28, 1923 - July 10, 2018

Marian J. Schaap, age 95, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Medilodge of Holland. Marian was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 2016. Marian is survived by her: Children Julie (Ron) Plasman of Zeeland Karen (Larry) Call of Kalamazoo Keith (Janet) Schaap of Holland 7 Grandchildren 14 Great Grandchildren...
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Elden Walters

June 14, 1924 - July 8, 2018

Elden Walters, age 94, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at American House in Holland. He is survived by his children: Calvin Walters, Vern and Sharon Walters, Leon Walters and Ruiling Guo, Marjorie Floyd and Mun Chung, Martha and Brian Douthitt; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; in-laws: Adrian Dreyer and Joan and Gordon Dams. He was...
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Patricia Berens

January 12, 1939 - July 4, 2018

Patricia Berens, age 79, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Irwin; her sons and their wives: Terry and Peggy Berens, Craig and Kris Berens and Jeff and Barbara Berens; grandchildren: Jacob, Hunter, Samuel, Elliot, Grace, Cole and Drew; great granddaughter Elise; sister Norma Woodwyk; sisters-in-law: Velora Van Vuren, Vi Nieneker,...
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Jeff Majzel

June 22, 1972 - July 2, 2018

Jeff Majzel, age 46, of Hudsonville passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 2, 2018. He was born in Owosso on June 22, 1972. He is survived by his wife Joy; his daughter Jenna; his mother Alice Majzel; siblings: Alan and Tracy Majzel and Amy and Ron Fox; father and mother-in-law Maynard and Yvonne Van Noord; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mark and Melinda Van Noord, Dave and Sue Van Noord and...
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Marvel March

May 7, 1920 - July 2, 2018

Marvel March, age 98 of Zeeland, passed away at Resthaven Care Center Monday, July 2, 2018. She is survived by her children: Dr. Norris and Susan March III, Reverend Lorene Caroline Geary and Linda Grace and Scott Boyne; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Marvel was preceded in death by her husband Norris E. March II in 1997. Marvel was a...
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Dorothy Gruppen

December 3, 1926 - July 2, 2018

Dorothy Gruppen, age 91, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, July 02, 2018. She is survived by her children: Sally Ashley, Lavonne and Howard Blacquiere and Nelson and Christine Gruppen; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sisters: Edith Boersen, Margaret Niemeyer and Alma and Kenneth Vander Veen; sister-in-law, Kathryn Gruppen as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded...
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Hudson Ter Haar

November 13, 1929 - July 2, 2018

Hudson Ter Haar, age 88, of Zeeland entered into his heavenly home on Monday, July 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Anna; his children: Robert and Barb Ter Haar, Barb and Mel Haverdink, and Kathy and John Hoogeveen; daughter-in-law Arlene Ter Haar; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; step-children: Marcia and Vic Eding, Nancy Timmer, William and Penny Timmer, Ivan and Tina Timmer,...
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Adrian John Molendyk

August 13, 1939 - June 28, 2018

Adrian John Molendyk, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 28, 2018, after fighting Leukemia for 13 ½ years. He is preceded in death by his daughter Cathy, three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beatrice, their children Diane & Dale Van Lopik of Zeeland, Vicki & Daniel Van Der Kooi of Zeeland, Mardi & Rev. Derek Noorman of Martin,...
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Anna "Ann" Essink

October 4, 1923 - June 25, 2018

Anna (Ann) Essink, age 94 of Hamilton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 25, 2018. Ann was born on October 4, 1923 to Edward and Gertrude (Krol) Wabeke and was the sixth of eight children. Ann and her husband, Ted, were farmers growing melons and gladiolas for many years. She was also a big part of M & R Greenhouse, from planting seeds to selling plants. Ann was a...
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Karen Watson

November 12, 1944 - June 12, 2018

Karen Watson, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Karen was a caring nurturing mother who helped whoever was in need. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Watson. She is survived by her children: Mary A. Watson (Tom Mee), Beth A. (Trevor) Newman, Christopher (Candy) Watson, Mark (Beverly) Watson; grandchildren, Patrick, Kyrie, Jackson, Tyler;...
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Harold Jacoby

October 7, 1927 - June 12, 2018

Harold Jacoby, age 90 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Harold is survived by his children: Michael and Michele Jacoby, Mary and Bob Merrill, Sue and Robert Buehler, and Steve Jacoby; 9 grandchildren: Kristin (Adam) Jacoby-Stevenson, Joe (Jessy) Jacoby, Emily (Brian) Jacoby-Klassen, John (Denae) Merrill, Jim (Latasia) Merrill, Tara (Jamie) Bota, Brett Buehler, Adam (Taryn) Clark,...
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Janet Reuschel

March 12, 1923 - June 7, 2018

Janet Reuschel, age 95, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 7, 2018. She is survived by her children: Ted and Bonnie Reuschel, Don Reuschel, Barb Reuschel, Mark and Pat Reuschel, Jeff and Laurie Reuschel, 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Will and Arlene Kloosterman, Jean Westveld, Esther Essenburg;...
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Corynna Boer

August 14, 1931 - May 30, 2018

Corynna Boer, 86, of Hudsonville, went to be with her Lord May 30, 2018. Corynna was born in Doon, Iowa, August 14, 1931, to William and Jeanette (Kuiper) Lems. She married Henry Boer in 1949, and they raised their family in Jenison. They are members of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter-in-law JoAnn Boer. Corynna is...
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David Wabeke

September 15, 1950 - May 21, 2018

David Wabeke, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 and is now resting in peace. David died sober and remained sober for the last 27 years. Through the years, he has impacted countless lives to do the same. He was known as the AA Sheriff and would literally give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. David was the heart of hearts for his wife, Margie and was a loving and caring father...
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Joan L. Soell

September 17, 1930 - May 20, 2018

Joan Louise Soell, 87, of Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan, formerly of Union, NJ, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Joan was born in Nutley, NJ, on September 17, 1930, to Donald and Ethel Parrish. She graduated from Arts High in Newark and later married Rudolph Soell. Joan and Rudolph raised their family together in Union. Rudolph preceded her in death in 2004. Joan was an artist, an avid...
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Mary Jane Vander Weide

February 1, 1929 - May 18, 2018

Mary Jane (Hall) Vander Weide, age 89, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. Mary Jane worked fulltime her entire life and was employed by Sligh Furniture for 37 years. She loved history, was a founding member of the Zeeland Historical Society and served as its Director for many years. She loved Zeeland, was an active resident, and a lifetime member of Second Reformed Church. She was even the...
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Jackie Baarman

March 14, 1937 - May 18, 2018

Jackie Baarman, age 81, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Zeeland Hospital. Jackie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Central Wesleyan Church and was an LPN at Zeeland Hospital. Jackie was preceded in death by her sister, Oakie Kruid and brothers-in-law, John Kruid and Don Zeerip Jackie is survived by her: Husband of 62 years, Chris Baarman ...
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Emily Grace Horton

December 21, 2001 - May 10, 2018

Emily Horton, age 16, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 10, 2018. She is survived by her parents; Kris and Lisa Horton; her siblings: Sydney, Kelly and Josh; grandparents: Don and Sandy Horton and Barb Doyle and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Emily was preceded in death by her grandfather Jerry Doyle. Emily was a junior at Zeeland West High School; she was a member...
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Darlene Marie Worthington

March 20, 1948 - May 8, 2018

Darlene Worthington, age 70, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at her home following a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Darlene was a hard worker and loving mother and grandmother who willingly sacrificed for her family. Darlene is survived by her children, Tracey Bryan of Zeeland, Tammy (Joshua) McCluskey of Zeeland, Larry (Christine) Worthington of Allendale;...
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Kira Jo Boetsma-Van Beukering

July 8, 1984 - May 7, 2018

Kira Jo Boetsma-VanBeukering, 33, of Grand Haven, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, May 7, 2018, following a vehicle collision. Kira was born July 8, 1984, in Zeeland, Michigan. She graduated from Zeeland High School in 2002. Kira worked at Rol Ergo in Holland as a material handler. Kira made life simple and fun, and Kira brought that energy to everything she did. Kira was...
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Bruce Sheets

November 15, 1968 - May 3, 2018

Bruce A. Sheets, age 49, passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 3, 2018 and is home in Heaven. Bruce was an amazing husband and best friend to his wife, Gerrie; a great son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all who got to know him while he was here. Bruce was an amazing man and did many wonderful things! Thank you for everything that you taught...
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Roger Barense

November 25, 1941 - April 26, 2018

Roger Barense, age 76 of Holland, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Jackson); his children: Laurie and Steve Strowenjans, Jane and Michael Leslie, Chris and Todd Latchaw, Stacy and Jim Edewaard, Robert Barense; grandchildren: Ryan and Sierra Strowenjans, Robyn Strowenjans, Brittney Baldus, Kaylee Leslie, Kenzie Leslie, Abbey and...
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Lynn (Karsten) Pappas

October 18, 1949 - April 24, 2018

Lynn (Karsten) Pappas, age 68 of Hudsonville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Lynn had a servant's heart, filled with care and compassion. She loved to have fun and always had time for her family. She enjoyed buying and giving gifts to her nephews and their children, her step-daughters and their children, as well as the children living in the Presidential Estates Park in...
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Nora Van Dyke

October 7, 1933 - April 22, 2018

Nora Van Dyke, age 84, unexpectedly passed away on April 22, 2018. Besides her faith, her family was the most important thing in her life. She and her husband were charter members of Community Reformed Church. She loved her church and the friendships she maintained through the years from there. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul W...
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Rick Beyer

January 31, 1947 - April 20, 2018

Rick Beyer, 71, of Zeeland, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2018. Rick was born January 31, 1947, to Gerald and Mildred (Van Omen) Beyer. He graduated from Zeeland High School and Western Michigan University and became the industrial arts teacher at Holland High School. Rick was a devoted teacher and was instrumental in the start of the Ottawa County school/work co-op programs at...
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