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Our Obituaries

Gladys Blacquiere

October 14, 1921 - March 1, 2021

Gladys Blacquiere, age 99 of Zeeland passed away Monday, March 1, 2021. She is survived by her sons: Howard and Lavonne Blacquiere, and Bill and Mary Blacquiere; her grandchildren: Dan and Amy Blacquiere, Molly and Josh Meringa, Emily and Russ Neher, Nathan and Rachelle Blacquiere, Luke Blacquiere, Betsey and Kevin Hart, and Kate and Joshua Wythe; 14 great grandchildren; her brother Clare and...
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Helen Wedeven

September 16, 1924 - February 26, 2021

Helen Wedeven, age 96 of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 26, 2021. She is survived by her children: Jim and Karen Wedeven, Connie and Gord Holstege, Randy and Constance Wedeven, Delwyn and Martha Wedeven, and Pam and Dennis Driesenga; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; her siblings: Gerald Haveman, Carolyn and Gary Van...
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Robert "Bob" Lampen

August 6, 1934 - February 24, 2021

Robert "Bob" Dale Lampen, age 86, of Holland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Bob was raised in Overisel. He married his wife Donna VerBeek, while on leave from serving overseas in the Army. They built their life and raised their family in Oakland. Bob worked as a plasterer but later transitioned into sales for the Moorman Feed Company. He found great...
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Marian Kuipers

July 17, 1923 - February 22, 2021

Marian Kuipers, age 97 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021. She is survived by her son Jerry and Penny DeBoer of Monkton, MD; her 4 grandchildren/spouses: Derek and Heather DeBoer, Corbin and Marnie DeBoer, Whitney and Mike Benzak, and Taylor DeBoer and Brittany Thomas; her 7 great grandchildren: Angus, Greyson, Cleo, Gillis, Ressa, Gemma, and Margie Penny; her brother and sister...
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TJ Van Koevering

April 5, 2001 - February 20, 2021

TJ's funeral service can be viewed at 11 am Friday, February 26, 2021 at https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/ TJ Van Koevering, age 19 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 20, 2021. He is survived by his parents Ty and Shelly Van Koevering; his siblings: MeKenna, Kyah, and Max; his grandparents: John and Bev Kuyers, Karen and Terry...
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Robert Leroy "Bob" Winters

April 22, 1946 - February 19, 2021

Robert Leroy "Bob" Winters, 74, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2021. Bob was born in April 22, 1946, in Gaylord, Michigan. He went to work as a teenager and support his family during the Vietnam war when his siblings all went off to serve in the armed forces. Bob worked at a number of auto-supplier manufacturers before his retirement, his longest stint at UTA. ...
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Corwin Van Den Bosch

June 28, 1930 - February 13, 2021

Corwin Van Den Bosch, age 90, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Corwin was born on June 28, 1930 to Tom K. and Gertrude Van Den Bosch on the family farm outside of Zeeland. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After returning home, Corwin worked for 43 years as a millwright at Eagle Ottawa Leather Company in Grand Haven. Following retirement he and...
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Dorothy Brummel

July 9, 1929 - February 12, 2021

Dorothy Brummel, age 91, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 12, 2021 at Appledorn. She is survived by her daughters: Jan and Robert Wiersma and Carol and Jeffrey Beyer; her daughter-in-law Mary and Curt Schouten; grandchildren: Jenna and Josh Feikema, Kelly and Andrew Thorsby, Allison Beyer, Seth Beyer, Sarah and...
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James L. Borst

March 27, 1933 - February 11, 2021

James L. Borst, 87, of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2021. Jim was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 27, 1933, to Lamero and Gertrude (White) Borst. Jim married Evelyn Huizinga and they raised their family in Beaverdam. Jim drove for the Ottawa County Road Commission for 21 years before his retirement. In retirement he worked part time for Zeeland Lumber and also...
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Robert Bob South

April 23, 1942 - February 10, 2021

Robert "Bob" South, age 78 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jenni; his children: Robin South, and Bill and Rhonda South; his grandchildren: Eric and Danielle Zwagerman, Nicole Zwagerman, Danyelle and Kelly Rus, Sara Zwagerman, TJ and Erika South, Tina South and her fiancé TJ Van Dyken, Tarryn and Max...
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Lyle D. Broekhuis

July 21, 1941 - February 7, 2021

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/3880046792059428 to view Lyle's service. Lyle D. Broekhuis age 79, of Overisel, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital. He was lifelong member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and a volunteer firefighter for Overisel Township for 35 years. He owned and operated Broekhuis Bros....
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Carol Ann Smits

March 11, 1929 - February 7, 2021

Carol Ann Smits, 91, of Hudsonville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Carol was born in Grand Rapids, on March 11, 1929, to Edward and Charlotte (Pastoor) Yonker. Carol finished high school and later married Kenneth Smits. Carol and Ken raised their three children in Grand Rapids and were members of Forest Grove Christian Reformed Church. Ken preceded Carol in death in 2011. She...
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Jack Alan Geerlings

May 17, 1949 - February 4, 2021

Jack Geerlings, 71, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Jack was born May 17, 1949, in Zeeland, to Henry and Gertrude (Dozeman) Geerlings. He started working on the family farm/hatchery and made it his life's work at Townline Hatchery. Jack married his high school sweetheart Marcia Riemersma in 1970. Brothers Jack, Dick, and Don were the third generation of Geerlings...
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Duane Doc Vanden Bosch

December 22, 1946 - February 3, 2021

Duane "Doc" Vanden Bosch, age 74 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. He is survived by his children: Jody and Keith Vadas, Jim and Christine Vanden Bosch, and Emily and Calvin Hoeve; his grandchildren: Allison and Brandon Bass, Troy and Taylor De Jonge, Trent Bosman, Alec Vanden Bosch, Morgan Vanden Bosch, Whitney Vanden Bosch, Paige Hoeve, and Taylor Hoeve; his siblings:...
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Lawrence "Larry" Worthington , Sr.

September 4, 1938 - January 31, 2021

Lawrence "Larry" Worthington, 82, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Larry was born September 4, 1938, in Owosso, Michigan, to Fred V. and Frances M. (Lindburg) Worthington. Larry graduated from high school and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He married Darlene Streeter and they raised their three children together in both Portland, Michigan, and Holland Michigan....
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Willis "Jay" Klaasen

March 30, 1931 - January 30, 2021

Willis "Jay" Klaasen, age 89 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He is survived by his children: Roger and Kim Klaasen, Marlene and Chuck Dreyer, Vern and Joanne Klaasen, Jan and Curt Vande Polder and Arlyn and Cari Klaasen; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; siblings: Leon and Alice Klaasen, Eileen Klaasen, Ronald and Erma Klaasen, Donna Klaasen and sister-in-law...
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Ray Klingenberg

August 3, 1938 - January 29, 2021

Ray Klingenberg, age 82 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Molly; his children: Linda Koster, MaryJo and Scott Stevens, and Karen and Chuck Blaukamp; his grandchildren: Eric Koster, Andy and Lindsay Brummel, Bradley and Laura Stevens, Travis and Stephanie Stevens, Tina and Andrew Juback, Maggie Blaukamp, and Maisie Blaukamp; his great...
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Curt M. Lezman

March 15, 1960 - January 19, 2021

Curt M. Lezman, age 60, of Bentheim, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Harriet Lezman; brother, Kelly Lezman; and sister, Mardell Lynema. He was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church. Curt is survived by his brother, Jack (Mary) Lezman of Hamilton; nephews, Dean Lynema, Terry (Emily) Lezman, and Scott...
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Elaine Brower

July 20, 1935 - January 17, 2021

Elaine Brower, 85, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Elaine was born July 20, 1935, in Grand Rapids, to William and Grace (Meyers) Duimstra. She was a longtime member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. Elaine married Roger D. Brower in 1959 and they raised their four children on the family farm in Oakland. Elaine cared deeply about her family and her faith life. Her...
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Mae Tubbs

August 14, 1966 - January 12, 2021

Mae Tubbs, age 54 of West Olive, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dan; her children: Brandon Moomey and Katrina Davis; her mother Linda Moomey; her sisters: Laura Moomey, and Diane Houtman; her sisters-in-law: Sandy and Mark Kolka, and Michelle and Tom Langford. Mae was preceded in death by her father George Moomey and her sister Georgia...
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Deborah Afton

March 20, 1956 - January 10, 2021

Deborah Ann (Boyce) Afton gained her angel wings January 10, 2021. Deborah was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1956 to Joyce Masker Boyce and Edward (stepmom Joan) Boyce. She attended Coopersville High School. She will be deeply missed; gone but never forgotten. She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce; father and stepmother, Edward and Joan Boyce; her infant daughter,...
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Wilma Martinie

September 21, 1933 - January 7, 2021

Wilma Martinie, 87, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Wilma was born September 21, 1933, in East Saugatuck to George and Alice (Veen) Jansen. She married Gerald Martinie and they raised their children in Noordeloos and were longtime members of Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church. Wilma worked for 26 years at Holland Awning before her retirement. She was preceded in death...
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Diane Mary Wilson

December 27, 1938 - January 5, 2021

Diane Mary Wilson, 82, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2020. Diane was born on Long Island, New York, December 27, 1938, to Edward and Dorothy Weger. She graduated from high school and later married Roland Gilbert Wilson. Diane and Roland raised their children in Reidsville, North Carolina. Diane worked in the home raising her children. She volunteered at Williamsburg...
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Howard Schutter

June 7, 1928 - January 4, 2021

Howard Schutter age 92, of Bentheim, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at an area care center. Howard was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church and worked for Hamilton Farm Bureau Lumber for 42 years. He enjoyed farming for over 30 years and was an avid gardener. Howard was a Marine Corp veteran, serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Delores; children, Ron and...
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John Bruursema

December 10, 1966 - January 1, 2021

John Bruursema, age 54 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Bobbie Jo; his children; Kyle, Jacob and Katie; his mother Joyce Bruursema; his sister and her husband Mary Ferwerda and Patrick Daly; father-in-law Robert De Young; mother-in-law Barbara and Dennis Van Voorst; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Karen Bruursema, Bonnie...
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Joyce Morren

December 17, 1938 - December 29, 2020

To view the Funeral Service of Joyce Morren, please visit https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/328451958336293 Joyce Morren, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Joyce was a caring and loving mom and grandma and went out of her way to do things especially for the grandkids. Although disease took many of her abilities in the last two years, she was a loyal and...
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Mary Kouw

June 2, 1946 - December 28, 2020

Mary Kouw, age 74 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Kevin and Rachael Kouw (Jaylen and Kaylee) and Lisa and Alan Finnie (AJ, Connor and Meghan); her siblings: Ginger and Fred English and Irene and Ard Den Bleyker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Larry Kouw, Barb and Karl Weber, Donna Kouw, and Dee Besteman. Mary was...
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Jason Kortering

January 15, 1936 - December 20, 2020

Jason Kortering, age 84, was taken home to see Jesus, and to join the triumphant church in glory, on Sunday, Dec. 20, as the church here below was gathering for worship. Mourning his loss, but rejoicing in the hope of eternal life, are his beloved and faithful wife of 63 years, Jeannette "Jean" Kortering; five daughters: Lori (Prof. Barry) Gritters, Sharon (Dennis) Griess, Joann Klamer, Ellen ...
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Carl Walkley

May 5, 1941 - December 20, 2020

Carl G. Walkley, age 79, of Holland, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Carl was a member of Sandy Pines for 45 years and worked at Bohn Aluminum for 10 years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hopkins, MI. Carl was preceded in death by his first wife, Helena A. Walkley in 1996; his second wife, Norma J. Hays-Walkley in 2020; brother, Robert Edison Walkley; and sister,...
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Gladys Baxter

October 16, 1931 - December 19, 2020

Gladys (Eling) Baxter, age 89, of Allendale and formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away quietly with family at her side, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Growing up Gladys' family moved quite often but she spent most of the past 80 years in the Sault Ste. Marie area. She worked as a loan officer for many years at Central Savings Bank. In her free time, she loved to be outdoors, golfing and...
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Irwin "Dean" Rodgers

January 8, 1941 - December 19, 2020

Irwin "Dean" Rodgers, age 79 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Delores; his children: Dave and Sonja Rodgers, Debbie and Ron Joseph and Dan and Kristen Rodgers; grandchildren: Keith and Carlee Rodgers, Emily Rodgers, Tasha Joseph, Bryan Joseph, Hannah Rodgers, Jacob Rodgers, Matthew Rodgers, and Nathan Rodgers; half brother Tom...
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Julie Graveling

January 25, 1962 - December 16, 2020

Julie Graveling, age 58 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She is survived by her sister Deb Bierema, her niece Jamie Bierema and aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie was preceded in death by her parents Herb and Norma Graveling. Julie was born in raised in Zeeland. She graduated from Zeeland High School where she played on the tennis team. She was a member of First...
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Leon "Lee" Hoeve

April 1, 1943 - December 16, 2020

Leon "Lee" Hoeve, 77, of Bentheim, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, got out of his wheelchair and ran into the arms of Jesus. Lee was born April 1, 1943, in Zeeland, to Earl and Martha (Hulst) Hoeve. He attended Zeeland High School. Lee served the U.S. Army in the National Guard. He married Sandra Yonker on June 5, 1964, and they raised their children in Bentheim. Lee was a longtime member...
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Evelyn Vandermeer

February 6, 1933 - December 13, 2020

Evelyn Vandermeer, 87, of Holland passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. Evelyn was born February 6, 1933, to John and Grace (Zuidema) Bronkema. She married Allan Vandermeer and they raised their five children in Holland. They were members of Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church where Evelyn was a charter member. Evelyn worked at Russ' restaurants for 28 years. In 2001, she was...
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Mary McNeil

May 19, 1947 - December 12, 2020

Mary L. (Bordeau) McNeil, age 73, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 peacefully in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McNeil in 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Linda McNeil; daughter, Denese Wellman; son, Thomas (Shelley) McNeil; son, Chad McNeil; grandchildren, Cierra, Breanah, Justine, Dale Michael, Sydney, Trevor, Emilie, Cassie, Kavyn; and several...
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Charles Dale Hoezee

July 23, 1937 - December 11, 2020

Charles Dale Hoezee, age 83 of Zeeland, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Muriel; his children: Bill and Jodi Hoezee, Doug and Janice Hoezee, Dawn VanDenBrand, and Brian and Marilyn Hoezee; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren: siblings: Ed and Virginia Hoezee, Bill and Barb Hoezee, Virginia Harsevoort, Mary and Bob Dannenberg, Harris Hoezee...
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Maxine Harris DeBruyn

May 8, 1937 - December 9, 2020

MAXINE DEBRUYN May 8, 1937-December 9, 2020 (Due to COVID-19 a memorial will be held later, to be informed please sign the online guestbook) Nationally and internationally acclaimed dance educator, founder of Hope College Dance Department and community patron of the arts passed away on December 9, 2020. Maxine Harris DeBruyn was born May 8,1937 to Madge L Griswold Harris and Willard C...
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Virginia Van Hoven

January 27, 1921 - December 9, 2020

Virginia Van Hoven, age 99 of Zeeland passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Pat Dionise, Shirley Van Hoven, Susan Van Hoven and special niece and nephew Lynn Dionise who was her goddaughter and Al and Mary Dionise who helped Virginia immensely; also Pamela Dionise, Bill and Debbie Piper, Michael Dionise, Scott and Joy Van Hoven, Pam Van Hoven and...
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Louise Vander Veer

May 7, 1932 - December 8, 2020

The recording of Louise Vander Veer's funeral service may be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/142818454015860 Louise Vander Veer, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her home. Louise was raised on a farm in Oakland, MI. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland and was active in...
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Bev Mohr

January 3, 1941 - December 8, 2020

Bev Mohr, age 79 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dale; her children: Todd and Janine Mohr, Brent and Ann Mohr and Jill and Kevin Ellerbroek; grandchildren: Jessica Mohr, Brittany Mohr, Miranda Mohr, Michaela Mohr, Spencer Mohr, Trevor Mohr, Chloe Mohr, Jett Ellerbroek, Kruze Ellerbroek, Marinna Ellerbroek, Kaden Ellerbroek, and her...
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Joan Demaray

November 18, 1962 - December 7, 2020

View Funeral Service for Joan Demaray - Recorded: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/470623897241430 Joan Demaray, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home. Joan was an administrative assistant for 40 years for Haworth where she utilized her bachelor's degree in business from Davenport University. Volunteering at Great Lakes Lighthouse...
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William Tellier

June 5, 1938 - December 7, 2020

William J. Tellier, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020. William's life motto was "Love, Patience, and Understanding" and all that knew him knew it as well. He was known as dad, coach, mentor, hero, and best friend and will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and care. He maintained a close and loving relationship with his brother. He dearly loved his children and...
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Ellsworth Ten Clay

November 6, 1922 - December 5, 2020

Reverend Ten Clay's funeral service can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/408321913626295 Rev. Ellsworth M. Ten Clay was called to leave the Church Militant and join the Church Triumphant on December 5, 2020. He was born on November 6, 1922 into a family with 15 children. Preceding him in death were his wife Betty on August 26, 2004, his parents Henry and Minnie ...
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Daniel Dubbink

December 28, 1952 - December 3, 2020

Daniel Dubbink, age 67, of Hamilton/Bentheim died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his home. His long battle with cancer has ended. He was a member of Bentheim Reformed Church, which he served many ways faithfully. His lifelong career was in the lumber division of Hamilton Farm Bureau/Zeeland Lumber. Dan loved the outdoors, gardening, sports, and family. His grandchildren were his joy. Dan is...
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Lloyd Meeuwsen

June 14, 1931 - November 30, 2020

Lloyd Meeuwsen, age 89, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 30, 2020. He is survived by his children: Paul and Karie Meeuwsen, Pat and Reed Navis, Jayne and Del Ritsema, Tom and Sherri Meeuwsen, and Dave and Stacey Meeuwsen; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; his sister-in-law Pauline Meeuwsen and his brother-in-law: Dr....
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Dorothy Jean Machiela

November 28, 1928 - November 29, 2020

Dorothy Jean Machiela, of Georgetown, passed away on November 29, 2020, one day after her 92nd birthday. Dorothy was born and raised on a farm. She grew up with a strong work ethic and a deep faith. As a mother and homemaker, Dorothy was "Dutch Clean" and took great pride in caring for her home and family. Dorothy is survived by her children: Mike and Carla Machiela, Keith and Donna...
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Lin Compagner

November 21, 1945 - November 26, 2020

Lin's funeral service can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8b9diG_fzM Lin Compagner, age 75 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Steve and Shawn Compagner (Alisha and Nick Boeve [Teagan and Evelyn], Britney and Nate Poll, and Colton Compagner), Corey and Carrie Compagner (Nicholas Compagner,...
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Elmer Hassevoort

September 5, 1934 - November 26, 2020

Elmer W. Hassevoort, age 86, passed away to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Elmer was dearly loved and will be missed. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Hassevoort in 2019 and their son, Jerry Hassevoort in 2020. Elmer is survived by his son, Dennis and Sandra Hassevoort; daughter, Connie and Kevin Aalderink; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hassevoort; grandchildren...
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Louise DeWitt

August 15, 1940 - November 25, 2020

Louise DeWitt, 80, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Louise was born August 15, 1940, in Allendale to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Manning. Louise is married to Jerald DeWitt and they are members of Vriesland Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband, Jerald, sister Hazel and Marvin Williams, brother Charles Manning, in-laws: Flora Muller, Marvin and Becky DeWitt,...
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Norman Mast

November 11, 1939 - November 22, 2020

Norman Mast, age 81 of Zeeland passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. He is survived by his children: Kevin Mast and his fiancé Deb Longoria, Ken and Martha Mast, and Deb and Scott Westhuis; grandchildren: Kari and Dave Jackson, Katee and Lance Skinner; Nick and Casie Mast, Kaylie and James Geertman, Amber Westhuis, Ben Westhuis and Matt Westhuis, and four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law...
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JoAnn Hamstra

February 28, 1932 - November 19, 2020

JoAnn Hamstra, 88, of Zeeland, passed peacefully into the presence of her Savior on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Medilodge of Holland. JoAnn was born in Holland, MI on February 28, 1932 to John and Marie Sternberg. She and Calvin Hamstra enjoyed 56 years of marriage, spending many years travelling by motorcoach. JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was...
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Rev. Bernard Woudenberg

February 16, 1931 - November 17, 2020

Rev. Bernard Woudenberg, age 89, of Jenison, passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids on February 16, 1931, to Bernard and Lucy (Hanko) Woudenberg. Bernie was widowed 12 days previous when his wife of 67 years, Frances (Kerkstra) Woudenberg passed away on November 5, 2020. Rev. Woudenberg and Fran are survived by their...
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Melvin "Chet" Nykamp

June 19, 1935 - November 16, 2020

Melvin "Chet" Nykamp, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. Melvin was born June 19, 1935, on the family farm in Drenthe, to Joe and Hattie Nykamp. Melvin farmed throughout his whole life. He also drove milk truck on weekends, worked for 39 years at Keeler brass, and drove school bus for Zeeland schools for 27 years. Chet also volunteered driving truck for Bibles for...
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James (Jim) Dowker

September 7, 1940 - November 16, 2020

James (Jim) Robert Dowker, age 80, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. Jim was a super chill guy who loved God, his wife, and his family. He believed in hardwork and loved to tell jokes that usually weren't very funny and laughed harder at them than the people he was telling them to. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Sherman Dowker; oldest son, Daryl Dowker; daughter,...
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Nancy Kapteyn

August 27, 1970 - November 12, 2020

It is with our deepest regrets to inform you all that Nancy Kapteyn, at age 50 of Spring Lake, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 after living with breast cancer for seven amazing years. She was surrounded by her loving family and passed away peacefully that morning. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Dr. Reginald Kapteyn; her daughters: Emma, Sophia and Annika; her siblings:...
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Elaine J. Bobeldyk

January 19, 1936 - November 11, 2020

Elaine J. Bobeldyk, 84, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 11, 2020. Elaine was born January 19, 1936, in Holland, Michigan, to Gerrit and Effie Klingenberg. She attended Holland Schools and later married Eugene Bobeldyk in 1954. Elaine and Gene raised their three daughters in Holland. Elaine enjoyed her work for many years at the Hope College Kletz. The Bobeldyks...
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Dennis "Denny" Schepel

June 14, 1953 - November 11, 2020

Dennis Lee Schepel, age 67, of Holland, passed away on, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Denny was born in Zeeland, Michigan and attended Zeeland Public Schools. He was a missionary for the Christian Reformed Church of North America serving in Guatemala and then several years in Nigeria, Africa where he was a builder of churches, homes and hospitals. He worked for...
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Jerald Boerman

March 18, 1926 - November 9, 2020

Jerald Boerman, 94, of Bentheim, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020. Jerald was born on the family farm March 18, 1926, to Thys and Sena (Busscher) Boerman. Jerald farmed his entire life and also worked for Keeler Brass for forty years before his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Bentheim Reformed Church where he served as an elder and deacon. Jerald served his country in the...
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Barbara Mast

October 20, 1940 - November 7, 2020

Barbara Mast, age 80 of Holland, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She is survived by her sons: Mike and Michelle Mast and the Reverend Dr. Mark and Jill Mast; her grandchildren: Tad Mast, Emily Mast and her fiancé Joey Pogue, PFC Michael Matrisciano, Courtney Mast, Alyssa Mast, and Kyle Mast; her brother Jay and Ruth Ann Datema; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: John and Sue Mast...
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John "Jack" Turner

September 1, 1933 - November 6, 2020

John (Jack) Turner, age 87, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020. Jack served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Electric in 1991. Jack will be deeply missed by his wife, Eileen, of 63 years; his sons: Tony (Carolyn) Turner of TN and Craig (Cathy) Turner of TX; grandchildren: Colin, Shannon (Jimmy) Li, Megan, Casey, and Cody; great granddaughter Grace Li. He was...
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Frances Woudenberg

November 9, 1932 - November 5, 2020

Frances Joan (Kerkstra) Woudenberg, age 87 of Jenison, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born in Grand Rapids on November 9, 1933 to John and Geraldine (Knott) Kerkstra. Fran is survived by her husband of 67 years, the Reverend Bernard Woudenberg; her children: Philip and Cindy Woudenberg of Arizona, and Luanne and Phillip Warnicke...
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Sarah Joy Lynema

June 16, 1981 - November 1, 2020

Sarah Joy Lynema, age 39, of Hamilton, was welcomed into her heavenly home where she is singing and dancing in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Sarah was born on June 16, 1981. She was a baptized member of Bentheim Reformed Church and a graduate of the Ottawa Area Center. Sarah was a treasure to her family and a blessing to those who shared life with...
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Ann Holstege-Schutt

July 2, 1931 - October 30, 2020

Ann Holstege-Schutt, 89, of Holland, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020. Ann was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church for many years and for the last ten years a member at Intersection Ministries. She taught 5th grade at Hudsonville Christian School for three years and at Holland Christian Maplewood School for 37 years. Ann was an avid reader, nature lover and a woman of faith who...
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Theodore "Ted" Dubbink

July 13, 1932 - October 29, 2020

Theodore "Ted" Dubbink, 88, of Royal Park in Zeeland, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020. Ted was born on the Dubbink family farm in Hamilton on July 13, 1932, to Joe and Henrietta (Kempker) Dubbink. He married Myrtle Schra in 1953. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ted always farmed and raised hogs, but he also worked for many years at Fleetwood...
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Henry Teune

January 13, 1930 - October 27, 2020

Henry Teune, 90, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Henry was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 13, 1930, to John and Minnie Teune. The Teune family moved to Hudsonville when Henry was 3 years old. They worked as muck farmers raising celery and onions, after working in the garbage business in Chicago. After high school Henry went to Calvin College for teacher training....
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William C. "Bill" Borst

April 30, 1953 - October 26, 2020

William "Bill" Clayton Borst, 67, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 26, 2020, at his home. Bill was born April 30, 1953, in Holland, Michigan, to William Jr. and Dorothy (Smith) Borst. He attended Zeeland Public Schools and graduated from Zeeland High School in 1971. Bill went on to Michigan State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural...
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Connie Ann Miller

August 10, 1949 - October 26, 2020

Connie Ann Miller, 71, of Allendale, formerly of Zeeland, died Monday, October 26, 2020. Connie was born August 10, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Jack and Wanda McMurray. Connie grew up in Allendale and graduated from Coopersville High School. Connie worked as a furniture finisher for many years at H.L. Hubbel, Steelcase, Haworth, and retired from Worden in 2016. Connie loved spending...
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Chip Jacobs

October 15, 1949 - October 25, 2020

Chip Jacobs, 71, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Chip was born October 15, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Harold and Eleanor (Pell) Jacobs. Harold took his love and passion for driving and used that most of his work life driving truck. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, and his daughter Kelly Voetberg. Chip was one of the most real and genuine...
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Calvin Diemer

June 19, 1930 - October 24, 2020

Calvin Diemer, age 90 of Beaverdam went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, October 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Jeanette; his children: Ron and Gail Diemer, Randy and Mary Diemer, Ed and Darlene Diemer, Doug and Nancy Diemer and Sandy and Chuck McCallum; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Geneva Diemer and Ruth Diemer; brother-in-law...
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Arthur D Kole

October 11, 1947 - October 20, 2020

Arthur D. Kole, age 73, of Zeeland, and a proud veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam from 1968-1970, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. A committal service with military honors will be announced at a later date.
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Terry Foss

January 12, 1942 - October 20, 2020

Terry Foss, 78, of Irons, formerly of Holland, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Terry was born January 12, 1942, in Holland, Michigan, to Chester and Adeline (Vander Wolde) Foss. Terry attended Holland High School. Terry served on the Ottawa County Sheriff Department for 25 years before his retirement. He married Arlene Kooiker and they raised their children in Holland and...
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Glenn A Poel

January 28, 1949 - October 14, 2020

Glenn A. Poel, age 71, of Zeeland, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home. Glenn graduated from Coopersville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a former member of Peace Reformed Church. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marian Poel; step-mother, Nell Poel; parents-in-law, Bud and Barbara Hillman;...
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Faye Van Dorple Mellema

October 29, 1930 - October 13, 2020

Faye Van Dorple-Mellema, 89, of Resthaven's Boersma Cottage in Holland, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Faye was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on October 29, 1930, to Jay and Gertrude (Moeke) Van Dorple. She was the oldest of six Van Dorple girls. Faye graduated from Zeeland High School, and Ohio State University with honors. Her graduate studies were completed at University of Oxford,...
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John T Gable

March 13, 1958 - October 10, 2020

John Gable, age 62, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home. John was preceded in death by his brother, Sandy Chilson; brother-in-law, Dennis Neal; and sister-in-law, Calleen Holliday. John was a diesel mechanic and die-hard Detroit Tigers and Lions fan. He loved concerts and watching the Three Stooges and Loony Toons on TV. John is survived by his: Wife of 34...
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Larry Dykstra

July 18, 1938 - October 10, 2020

Larry Dale Dykstra, born July 18, 1938 to Jack and Kay Dykstra, passed away on October 10, 2020, at the age of 82. He attended Holland Christian High School and graduated from Hope College; grew up at 14th St and Faith CRC in Holland and later directed choir at Maplewood Church. In 1966 he became a member, liturgist and tenor in the choir of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland. He had a...
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Wayne Mulder

March 1, 1938 - October 5, 2020

Wayne Mulder, age 82 of Zeeland passed away Monday, October 5, 2020. He is survived by his children: Dwayne and Tami Mulder of Zeeland and Jeff and JoAnn Mulder of Holland; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings: Marilyn Brower of Holland, and Paul and Pam Mulder of West Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ron and Harriet Bakker of Zeeland, Mildred Bakker of Zeeland, Dan...
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Josephine Kreuze

May 1, 1924 - October 3, 2020

Josephine Kreuze, age 96 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Josephine was faithful follower of Jesus Christ and welcomed going to heaven. She was a wonderful mother, and caring grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 2007. She is survived by her children, Melvin and...
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Robert Bastiaanse

April 17, 1949 - October 3, 2020

Robert Bastiaanse, age 71, of Zeeland, passed away, Saturday, October 03, 2020 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods. Rob was a 1969 graduate of West Ottawa High School and participated on the Swimming and Track teams. He was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Zeeland. Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Erna Bastiaanse; brother, Walter Bastiaanse; and mother-in-law, Ruth...
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Jarvis Dozeman

February 24, 1924 - October 2, 2020

Jarvis Dozeman, age 96, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. Jarvis was a life-long member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder several times. He was affiliated with the Crystal Lake Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida. He worked as a farmer most of his life. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed. Jarvis was preceded in death...
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Ryan Lee Brunink

December 9, 1981 - September 25, 2020

Ryan Lee Brunink, age 38, of Zeeland, passed away Friday evening surrounded by family. After a nine-month battle with cancer in his final hour on earth Ryan said he was driving his tractor to Heaven to see Jesus, and there better be red tractors there. Ryan was born December 9, 1981, to Bob and Lila Brunink. He graduated from Unity Christian High School and Ferris State University. Ryan...
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David Carl Gustafson M.D.

January 16, 1929 - September 23, 2020

GUSTAFSON David Carl Gustafson M.D. January 16, 1929 - September 23, 2020 David was born in Robertsdale, Alabama, to Milton Gustafson and Agnes Pearson. He was the second of six brothers. He graduated from Robertsdale High School in 1947, Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Alabama in 1950, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in 1954. He served...
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Thomas Potter

December 20, 1937 - September 21, 2020

Thomas Potter age 82 of Zeeland, entered into his heavenly home on Monday, September 21, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2017. Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was active in the life of his church and enjoyed fishing. Tom worked in construction for several years and retired from Howard Miller in 2000. He is survived by his...
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Alice Prins

March 11, 1932 - September 16, 2020

Alice Prins, 88, left this earth for her heavenly home on September 16, 2020. She demonstrated amazing strength and kindness towards others while experiencing a series of illnesses over the past several years. Her love of her family and friends and her belief in God's grace sustained her during good times and difficult seasons and ultimately gave her a "peace that surpasses all understanding." ...
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Norma Hays-Walkley

May 16, 1940 - September 15, 2020

Norma Hays-Walkley, age 80, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Community. Norma loved her family dearly. She was a member of Community Reformed Church and served as a certified medical assistant under Dr. Frieswyk for many years and later at Holland Hospital. She had a passion for competition shooting and served on the Board of Directors of...
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Sheryl "Sherri" Steigenga

January 30, 1951 - September 15, 2020

Sheryl "Sherri" Steigenga, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Sherri loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Her many pets throughout the years were very important to her. She was a wonderful mother, sister, and aunt who always remembered to send cards to celebrate and remember special occasions. She will be missed. She...
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Joy Kraai

September 23, 1929 - September 14, 2020

Joy Kraai, age 90 of Zeeland passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. She is survived by her children: Mike and Linda Kraai, Steve and Elaine Kraai, and Lynn Kraai; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; her sister Karen Wyngarden; sister-in-law: Shirley Van Hoven. Joy was a member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Kraai in 2013. ...
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John Klingenberg

August 2, 1936 - September 12, 2020

John Klingenberg, age 84 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley; his children and grandchildren: Bev and Dan Hoeve (Aaron Hoeve and Anna and Cody Lenters) and Jim and Pam Klingenberg (Cameron and Sarah Klingenberg, Eric and Bridget Klingenberg, Michael and Larissa Klingenberg, Kyle Klingenberg, and Josiah Klingenberg and his fiancé...
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Lorraine B. Andre

May 14, 1939 - September 8, 2020

Lorraine B Andre, age 81, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, went to be with her Lord and Savior, as she was surrounded by her loving husband, Carl, and family. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, John and Joanne Hopp, sisters, Ruth Newhouse, Marcia Esteves, in-laws; Roger Smallegan, Daryl Newhouse, Ruth DeVries, Carolyn Andre, Hilda Hopp. She will be greatly missed by her husband,...
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Harold Brunt

March 29, 1934 - September 7, 2020

Harold Brunt, age 86, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Harold was a dedicated man with a great sense of humor. He had a hard work ethic, loved a good project, and had a willingness to help. He was always busy serving. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Brunt; daughter, Deb and Jim Hovinga; son, Harold Jr. and Debbie Brunt,...
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Goldie Nykamp

February 26, 1935 - September 6, 2020

Goldie Nykamp, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Goldie is survived by her children: Al and Kerri Nykamp, Sandi Means, Duane and Cheryl Nykamp, Karen and Todd Kamphuis; grandchildren: Bethany and Josh Franken, Erin and Brandon Van Groningen, Troy Nykamp and his fiancé Taylor Genzink, Patrick Bonzelaar and his fiancé Brogan Mcmahon, Shana Bonzelaar, Ethan and Keagan...
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Steve Hulst

November 25, 1957 - August 27, 2020

Steve Hulst, age 62 of Zeeland passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 29 years Jennifer; his stepson William Schultz; his siblings: Marilyn and Roger Van Til, Carol Walters, Nancy and Doug Vanden Brink and Alan and Connie Hulst; his brothers-in-law: John and Kelli Schultz, Jeff Schultz, Jeb Lesley and several nieces and nephews. Steve had a kind...
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Bruce DePree

May 30, 1925 - August 26, 2020

Bruce DePree didn't just walk into heaven on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, he broad jumped, breaking the record he held for about three decades at Zeeland High School, Class of 1943. In his last days at his home he prayed, "Lord, help me live my final days with love, joy and exuberance until the end." God answered his prayer. Although his body was ravaged with cancer, his face shined with radiance....
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Esther M. De Vries

May 26, 1937 - August 26, 2020

Esther M. De Vries, age 83, of Beaverdam, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen in 2013. Esther was a member of Beaverdam Reformed Church and currently the Christian Reformed Church. She volunteered for the Bible League and Crossroads Bible Institute. She is survived by her children; Dave and Karen De Vries of Zeeland...
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Joseph James "Jim" Dankovic

May 26, 1953 - August 26, 2020

Joseph James "Jim" Dankovic, 67, of Holland, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at his home. Jim was born May 26, 1953, in Pittsburgh, to Joseph J. and Margaret (Tupi) Dankovic. He graduated from Munhall High School and later from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Jim married Deb Weaver on June 26, 1976. They moved to Holland, Michigan, for...
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Arloa Ten Harmsel

September 12, 1937 - August 26, 2020

Arloa Ten Harmsel, age 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Arloa was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was super social and enjoyed spending time with others. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and expressed forgiveness to others. She will be dearly missed. Arloa was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Ten Harmsel in...
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Joyce E. Mast

May 30, 1933 - August 25, 2020

Joyce E. Mast, age 87, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, August 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, a son, Kevin, and a grandson, Jordan. Joyce is survived by her children and grandchildren: Jill and Gary Ellens (Kira and Daryn Kuipers, Travis and Katie Ellens, Lindsay and Conrad Meekhof), Shari and Tom Compagner (Tyler and Nicole Compagner,...
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Gerald "Gary" Harsevoort

April 1, 1945 - August 21, 2020

Gerald (Gary) Harsevoort, 75, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020. Gerald was born April 1, 1945, in Holland, to Edward and Reka (Kooiker) Harsevoort. He graduated from West Ottawa High School and worked in the tool and die business. Gary married Virginia Hoezee in June of 1965 and they raised their three children in Zeeland. They are members of Faith Reformed Church. He was...
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David Timmer

January 5, 1956 - August 10, 2020

David Timmer, age 64 of Zeeland, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Monday, August 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Barbara; their daughters: Jamie Timmer, Mandy Timmer and Kristin Timmer; his mother Helen Van Doornik; his siblings: Dan and Karen Timmer and Denise and Greg Waldron; brothers-in-law: Dale and Cathy Millard and Steve and Linda Millard; his...
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Howard Kouw

September 6, 1942 - August 10, 2020

Howard Kouw, age 77 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary; his children and grandchildren: Kevin and Rachael Kouw (Jaylen and Kaylee) and Lisa and Alan Finnie (AJ, Connor and Meghan); his siblings: Larry Kouw, Barb and Karl Weber; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Donna Kouw, Dee Besteman, Ginger and Fred English and Irene and Ard Den...
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Dianna S. Machiela

May 21, 1963 - August 6, 2020

Dianna S. (Damber) Machiela, age 57, of Hamilton, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was a graduate of Allegan High School and worked for over 20 years as a Payroll Coordinator for Hope College. Dianna loved the outdoors and spent much of her time biking, kayaking, gardening, camping, and traveling. She and her husband Brian just celebrated 38 years of...
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