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Our Obituaries

Mary Nykamp

July 16, 1920 - December 12, 2019

Mary Nykamp, age 99 of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 12, 2019. She is survived by her children: Judy and Earl Mokma, Norma and Henry Viening, Bill and Mary Nykamp, Garry and Beth Nykamp, Sandy and Jim Van Dragt, Phyllis Nykamp and Linda and Mark Molewyk; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Minnie Van...
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Diana Kay Bannach

February 1, 1945 - December 9, 2019

Diana Bannach, 74, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. Diana was born February 1, 1945, in Holland, Michigan, to Arthur and Evelyn (Paris) Bushee. Diana graduated from South Haven High School and later met Tom Bannach. Tom and Diana married February 29, 1964, and they raised their family in Holland. Diana worked for many years in office administration and retired from...
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Jenette Hernandez

August 24, 1964 - November 28, 2019

Jenette Hernandez, 55, of Pullman, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Jenette was born August 24, 1964, in Zeeland, to Raymond and Lu Dean Arnold. Jenette went to Zeeland High School and later married Antonio Hernandez. Jenette and Tony were proud parents and grandparents. They raised four daughters, a son, and they adored their grandchildren. Jenette especially loved camping with...
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Robert Nanninga

August 8, 1932 - November 28, 2019

Robert D. Nanninga, age 87, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Bob was born August 8, 1932, in Kalamazoo. After graduation he served in the Marine Corps, during the Korean War, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Van Eyk, on May 29, 1953. After graduation from WMU, he taught in Indiana and Holland. In 1964, he and Betty...
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Dorothy Van Dort

January 7, 1925 - November 27, 2019

Dorothy Van Voorst Van Dort died November 27, 2019 safe in the arms of God. Dorothy lived in Zeeland most of her life and the past year resided at Meridian Acres in Sanford, Michigan near her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and her grandson Jeffrey Mark Van Dort. She is survived by two sons Mark (Bernice) and Paul C. (Heidi). Also, by three granddaughters: Christa Nehs ...
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Eunice Boer

April 26, 1938 - November 27, 2019

Eunice Boer, 81, of Borculo, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at her home. Eunice was born in Lansing, Illinois, to Donald and Alice (Smith) Vander Weide. She graduated from Illiana Christian High School and later married Peter Boer. Eunice and Pete worked in many jobs over their lives, but they were always farming. They raised their eight children in Lansing, IL, Loveland, CO,...
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Dennis Joseph Bull

June 6, 1946 - November 25, 2019

Dennis Joseph Bull, age 73, of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Kathy; his children: Reverend Nathaniel (Starr) Bull, Joy (Micah) Voter, Kristopher (Beth) Bull, Jordan Bull, Lindsay (Henry) Cherry, Katelyn Bull, Lauren Bull; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings: Catherine (Bob) Tift, Dean (Sandi)...
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Keaton Kroll

August 23, 2003 - November 16, 2019

Keaton Kroll, age 16 of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly while playing indoor soccer Saturday, November 16, 2019 after a wonderful day spent with his family and friends. He is survived by his parents Kurt and Danielle Kroll; his siblings: Emerson Kroll and Aidan Kroll; grandparents: Allyn and Betty Kroll and Don and Carol Romeyn; aunts and uncles: Keith and Lori Kroll, Kyle and Amy Kroll, Sue...
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Margie Koetje

December 29, 1932 - November 12, 2019

Margie Koetje, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Royal Atrium Inn in Zeeland. Margie graduated from Northern Michigan Christian High School and was a member of Third Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. She worked at Bosgraaf Greenhouse for many years and was an active volunteer at her church and at Paradise Bound Ministries. She was also a mentor for Revival...
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Charlotte Klaasen

September 18, 1933 - November 10, 2019

Charlotte Klaasen, age 86 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jay; her 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 19 great grandchildren: sister: Marilyn Fish; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leon and Alice Klaasen,...
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Jim T. Maccune II

November 17, 1947 - November 9, 2019

Jim T. Maccune II, 71, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. Jim was born in Missouri on November 17, 1947, to Jim and Wanita Maccune. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for 40 years as truck driver before his retirement. He is survived by children and grandchildren who loved him dearly. A graveside service with military honors will...
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Lavina Schipper

July 6, 1922 - November 9, 2019

Lavina Schipper, age 97 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. She is survived by her children: Bonnie and Gary Meiste and Terry Schipper: grandchildren and great grandchildren: Ross Meiste, Jill and Jordan Emmick (Declan, Graysen, Lennon and Lincoln), Amanda and Corey Nagelkirk (Cameron, Carter and Cashton), Ashley and Nick Howe (Mason and Austin), Alyssa and Josiah Walcott ...
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Lola De Roo

April 1, 1948 - November 8, 2019

Lola De Roo, age 71 of Zeeland, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Berwin; her children: Bruce and Amy De Roo, Dawn and Ted Vander Kooi, Valerie and Brent Leegwater, Mark and Michelle De Roo; 20 grandchildren: Amber and Jeremy Rillema, Alyssa and Matt Visser, Bryce De Roo, Kaitlyn and Tim...
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Frederik "Fred" Moederzoon

January 16, 1935 - November 4, 2019

Frederik P. Moederzoon, age 84, of Caledonia, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at American House in Kentwood. He retired from Herman Miller following many years of employment. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wil Moederzoon, his parents and parents-in-law. Fred is survived by his wife, Sophia "Fia"; children, Kim McClain and Matt Nieboer of Hudsonville, Dwayne Moederzoon of Shelbyville...
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Erwin "Erk" Mast

December 1, 1932 - November 4, 2019

Erwin "Erk" Mast, age 86 of Zeeland passed away Monday, November 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Alnora; her children: Scott (Nancee) Mast, Pam (Cal) Boeve and Sandy (Mike) North; grandchildren: April and Pete VanVolkinburg, Dan Mast, Emilee and Joe Mally, Katie Scott, Josh and Jessica DeJong, Kendra Kulier, Lexi and Mitch Schutter, Braden North, step grandchildren: Meagan...
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Nellene Keen

October 16, 1923 - November 3, 2019

Nellene (Morren) Keen, 96 of Holland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Nellene was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Keen, sons-in-law: Ronald Hooey, Darrell Wheeler, and grandson Matthew Scott Johnson. Nellene was an exceptional woman, devoted to her faith and family. She will lovingly be remembered by her three daughters and son-in-law: ...
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John Bruursema

August 1, 1936 - November 2, 2019

John Bruursema, 83, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 2, 2019. John was born August 1, 1936, in Holland, to John and Pearl (Borgman) Bruursema. John graduated from Zeeland High School and later married Mary Lou Faber. John played on the Zeeland High football team, and he crowned Mary Lou the queen of the Zeeland High Homecoming Court. John and Mary Lou...
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Allen Dale Angell

February 17, 1930 - November 1, 2019

Allen Dale Angell Sr., age 89, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born in Petoskey, MI to Allen Clifford and Lorraine (Madsen) Angell on February 17, 1930. He graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1948 and from Michigan State University in December 1952. He served in the United States Air Force from March 1953 – September 1957 as a pilot, reaching the rank of Captain. He...
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Rika Nyeboer

December 13, 1921 - October 31, 2019

Rika Nyeboer, age 97, of Zeeland, entered into her heavenly home on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Rika was born to Hendrik and Egberdina Goosselink on December 13, 1921 in Vriezenveen, Netherlands. After marrying John Nyeboer in January of 1949, the newlyweds immigrated to the United States in April of the same year. Rika and John built a home in Hamilton, MI. They attended Hamilton Reformed...
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Roger W Vanden Bosch

November 12, 1928 - October 31, 2019

Roger Vanden Bosch, age 90, of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Zeeland Hospital. Roger was a charter member of Community Reformed Church where he served on various committees including as an Elder, Deacon, Treasurer and Vice-President of Consistory. His work life included Parts Supervisor at John Kole Garage, General Electric and jobs at the pool hall and insurance sales....
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Reverend Alvin Yates

February 20, 1943 - October 30, 2019

Reverend Alvin Yates, age 76 of Hamilton, faithful servant of God passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Eileen; his children: Angela Vandewarker (Jim), Andrew Yates (April), Anthony Yates, Justin Yates; grandchildren: Jessica Vandewarker, Joshua and Sarah Vandewarker, Jacob Yates, Austin Yates, Madison Yates, London Yates,...
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Joshua De Gram

October 22, 1983 - October 28, 2019

Joshua J. DeGram, 36, of Jenison, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019. Joshua was born in Grand Haven on October 22, 1983. He graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2002. Josh graduated from Grand Valley State University with a software engineering degree and was working at Dominion Systems as a software developer. He married Kerri Lanning on September 13, 2008, and...
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Sandra (Wieghmink) Zuniga

May 21, 1944 - October 26, 2019

Sandra (Wieghmink) Zuniga, age 75 of Zeeland passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Tomas; her children and grandchildren: Anna and Jon Pavlin (Zachary, Tyler and Kendra), Tomas Jr. and Heidi Zuniga (Will, Max and Tess); brother Del Wieghmink; sister-in-law Liz Villanueva and several nieces and nephews. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents...
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Warren Thomas Sanger

March 26, 1985 - October 23, 2019

Warren Thomas Sanger, age 34 of Zeeland passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens, 5151 8th Ave., Grandville, MI 49418. www.yntemafh.com Eulogy written by Warren's sister: We are gathered here today in the memory of my brother Warren Thomas Sanger. So that together we may acknowledge and...
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Laura (Compagner) Vander Poppen

March 11, 1920 - October 20, 2019

Laura (Compagner) Vander Poppen, 99, of Holland, formerly of the Zeeland area passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Resthaven-Janssen Cottage. Laura was born in Oakland on March 11, 1920, one of twelve children of Arthur and Jennie Compagner. In 1943, Laura married Donald Vander Poppen whom she dearly loved. Donald, like most young American men, was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces...
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Helen Jane Seeback

February 7, 1951 - October 14, 2019

Helen Jane Seeback, 68, of Douglas, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019. Helen was born in the Scherpinsky family home in Newberry, Michigan, the daughter of Polish immigrants, on February 7, 1951. Helen was one of 13 children of Adolf and Helen Scherpinsky. Helen graduated from Newberry High School and later married Alvin Seeback Jr. She is survived by her sister Daisy Otting and...
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John Van Den Bosch, Jr.

November 9, 1934 - October 13, 2019

John Van Den Bosch Jr., age 84 of Holland, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019. He is survived by his children: Tim Van Den Bosch and Diana Heddings, Tom and Becky Van Den Bosch and Tammy and Joe Barto; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jill and Mike Koop (Faith and Ella), Jenny Barto, Amanda and Ryan Hackenberg (Westen), John Van Den Bosch and his fiancé Amanda Houthoofd; siblings:...
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Esther Feenstra

December 13, 1930 - October 12, 2019

Esther Feenstra, age 88, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Esther died on what would have been her 63rd wedding anniversary with her late husband Andrew Feenstra who died in 2018. She enjoyed spending time with family especially at holidays. She was her grandchildren's #1 fan. She was a longtime member of Beaverdam Reformed Church and was a current member at Fellowship Reformed of...
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Aris Melton

April 9, 1991 - October 11, 2019

Aris Melton, age 28 of Zeeland went home to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, October 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 6 years Amy; his 13 week old son Conner; his parents Steve and Bonni Melton; brothers: Mitch and Jamie Melton, Christopher Melton; father-in-law and mother-in-law Jack and Karen Seinen; brothers-in-law: Michael and Tabatha Seinen, Jonathan Seinen; grandparents: Linda...
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Glenn Deters

July 1, 1944 - October 11, 2019

Glenn Deters, age 75, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Glenn was very interested in and closely followed local, state, and national politics. He enjoyed wood working and camping. He was loved by his family and will be missed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nelvia Deters; son, James Deters; daughter, Pam (Phil) Russcher; daughter, Erin (Aaron) Johnson; grandchildren, Tony...
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Donna Groenheide

October 13, 1934 - October 9, 2019

Donna Groenheide, age 84 of Zeeland went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, October 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Ivan "Ike"; her children: Randall and Connie Groenheide and Mark and Sara Groenheide; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Michael and Sheena Groenheide (Decklyn, Ella, Jaymes and Knox), Rachel and Brett Jasch (Brinsley and Sawyer), Brandon Groenheide...
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Joann Maatman

November 17, 1936 - October 9, 2019

Joann Maatman, age 82, of Zeeland, passed away on October 9, 2019. Joann was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland where she volunteered with the Tape Ministry and was active in the Coffee Break Ministry. Joann also volunteered at Haven Park Nursing Home. She retired from Hart and Cooley after 23 years of employment. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald...
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Adriana "Ruth" Buning

October 13, 1933 - October 8, 2019

Adriana "Ruth" Buning, age 85, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Holland Hospital. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Reformed Church in Zeeland where she was also served as a Shepherding Elder and was active in the Ladies Society. Ruth was married to Harold Duane Buning on November 11, 1955; Harold passed away in 2007 after 51 years of...
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Esther Zuverink

March 22, 1932 - October 6, 2019

Esther Zuverink, 87, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Esther was born March 22, 1932, in Borculo, to Edward and Minnie (Beyer) Vanden Heuvel. Esther graduated from Zeeland High in 1950 and married Mitchell (Mick) Zuverink on October 25, 1951. Esther and Mick raised their family in Zeeland and were long time members of First Reformed Church. Esther served at First Reformed...
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Roger Dale Overweg

November 6, 1955 - September 30, 2019

Roger Dale (Dejonge) Overweg, age 63, of Zeeland, was born November 6, 1955 and passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 surrounded by family and is now at peace and at rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Roger was baptized and made profession of faith in the First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland where he was a member for many years. After his divorce in 1992 he found renewed life...
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Carol Ten Broeke

September 6, 1947 - September 30, 2019

Carol Ten Broeke, age 72 of Zeeland passed away Monday, September 30, 2019. She is survived by her husband Harvey; her children and grandchildren: Chad Ten Broeke (Jayden and Tyler) and Christa Meyer (Carley, Brycen and Khloe); siblings: Maxine Baker, Wade and Patricia Brower; sisters-in-law: Audrey Kortman, Shirley Borgman, Ruth Davis and Judy Molengraff. Carol married Harvey on October 3,...
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Gertrude Gruppen

March 19, 1932 - September 30, 2019

Gertrude Gruppen, age 87 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019. She is survived by her children: Larry and Louise Gruppen, Sandy and John Klein Horsman, Marcia and Jim Williams and Tom and Shel Gruppen; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Tim and Maria Gruppen, Matthew Gruppen, Alisa Klein Horsman, Brent and Becca Klein Horsman (Rylee and McKenzie), Jodi Williams, Janell...
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Arnold Blauwkamp

April 3, 1934 - September 26, 2019

Arnold Blauwkamp, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Arnold was born in Borculo on April 3, 1934, to Gerrit H. and Catherine (Huyser) Blauwkamp. Arnold married Lucille Gort and they raised their family in Zeeland. They were members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Arnold served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Arnold worked for 43 years at John A....
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Louise Allen

October 24, 1942 - September 26, 2019

Louise Allen, age 77, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. She volunteered through American Red Cross, worked as a teacher assistant in Shields Middle School in Florida, was an avid seamstress, loved dancing and enjoyed playing a nickel or two in the slots. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Louise is preceded in death by her parents Armand and Irene Boucher. She...
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Rodger Van Nuil

November 3, 1928 - September 25, 2019

Rodger Van Nuil, age 90, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Rodger was born and raised in Holland, and returned to his hometown after serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Rodger and his wife Alma were members of South Olive Christian Reformed Church. After 50 years of employment, Rodger retired from De Leeuw Lumber, but maintained...
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Phyllis Hightower

August 14, 1927 - September 25, 2019

Phyllis Hightower, age 92, of Zeeland, was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Phyllis was known for her quick wit, her willingness to lend a helping hand, her continual encouragement given to her friends and family, and her ability to make everyone in her life feel important. Everyone who knew Phyllis, realized the most important things in her...
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George M. De Groff

July 24, 1967 - September 25, 2019

George M. De Groff, 52, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. George was born July 24, 1967, to George H. and Verlie (Wolf) De Groff in Kalamazoo. He was raised in Holland and graduated from Holland High. George married Linda Moermond and they raised their two children in Holland. George was a journeyman tool and die maker and later started working...
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Johan Rademaker

March 17, 1931 - September 24, 2019

Johan Rademaker, age 88 of West Olive, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He is survived by his wife Betty, of 64 years; his children: Debbie and Bob Gruppen, Marlain and Hank Vorenkamp, Jim and Mary Rademaker and John and Kim Rademaker; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Johan was preceded in death by his son Joey. Johan immigrated to the United States from the...
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Kathryn "Kay" Boersema

September 12, 1928 - September 23, 2019

Kathryn "Kay" Boersema, age 91 of Allendale went to her Heavenly home Monday, September 23, 2019 at Green Acres of Allendale. She is survived by her children: Gary and Pam Boersema, Bonnie Assink, Steve and Vickie Boersema, Dawn and Roger Rotman and Mark and Jackie Boersema; 13 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Esther Veldheer, brother-in-law Bob Cherry and many nieces...
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Jerry Lee De Koster

February 15, 1942 - September 20, 2019

Jerry Lee De Koster, 77, of Zeeland, passed on to his heavenly home on Friday, September 20, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the son of Harold and Thelma De Koster. He attended Zeeland Christian School and Holland Christian High School and was a lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church where he had served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and loved...
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Mr. Jan Wesley Nienhuis

July 26, 1941 - September 15, 2019

Mr. Jan Wesley Nienhuis, 78, of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, at his home. Jan was born July 26, 1941, in Holland, to Leon G. and Leona (Veldheer) Nienhuis. Leon shipped out to war in February of 1944, to the European Theater and was killed in action on March 15, 1944. Jan was raised by his widowed mother, Leona. Jan was a lifelong member of North Holland Reformed Church...
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Gert Gruppen

January 24, 1929 - September 15, 2019

Gertrude Gruppen, age 90 of Borculo passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. She is survived by her children: Al and Glenna Gruppen, Nancy and Jerry Hassevoort, Terry and Bonnie Gruppen; daughter-in-law Linda and Bill Casey; grandchildren and great grandchildren; Kevin and Tonia Gruppen (Rylie, Reese), Christine and Chad Moran (Aidan, Kinsley, Myla), Kyle and Angela Gruppen (Alaina, Brady,...
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Maverick Jay Hellenthal

March 23, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Maverick Jay Hellenthal, five and a half months old, died suddenly on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Maverick was born March 23, 2019, in Holland, the beloved son of Andrew Hellenthal and Tabitha Bennett. Maverick was a joyful, happy little boy. He is also survived by his big brother Berkley, grandparents: Chris and Stacey Bennett, and Amy and Frank Schipper; aunts: Camryn Bennett, Jessi...
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Lorrie Knoll

October 23, 1968 - September 7, 2019

Lorrie Knoll, age 50, of Borculo, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019. She is survived by her father, Carson De Haan; her siblings: Craig De Haan, Barry and Amy De Haan, Danielle and Josh Franks; Alladin and Chyanna De Haan; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Lorie was preceded in death by her mother Pat De Haan. Visitation will be 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at...
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Mary Ann Kraker

March 17, 1932 - September 6, 2019

Mary Ann Kraker, 77, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Mary Ann was born March 17, 1942, in Zeeland, to Henry and Jennie (DeJonge) Kroll. Mary Ann worked at WZND early in her career, and for many years at Donkersloot Law Office. She is a former member of North Street Christian Reformed Church, Peace Reformed Church, and Holland First Assembly of God. Mary Ann was...
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Brenda Harshbarger

August 22, 1960 - September 6, 2019

Brenda Harshbarger, 59, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019, at her home. Brenda was born August 22, 1960, in Monterey, California, to Roland and Elfriede (Weber) Allen. Brenda was raised in Frankfort, Indiana, and graduated from Frankfort Senior High. She later graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Nursing Program. Brenda married Brian Harshbarger in 1981, and...
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Mildred "Millie" Kornoelje

May 9, 1923 - September 6, 2019

Mildred "Millie" Kornoelje, age 96 of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 06, 2019. Millie was born on May 9, 1923 in Hudsonville to Henry and Jenny Roelofs. She attended Zeeland Public Schools along with her siblings: Bud, Bernard, Henrietta, Jacob, Clarence, Edith, Gilbert, Ester, Stanley, and Julia; and with her oldest sister Elizabeth's children, Joann and...
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Paul R. Dykstra

March 16, 1937 - September 3, 2019

Paul R. Dykstra, age 82, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. He was the son of Cornelius and Rena Dykstra and was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dave and Jim. He was a graduate of Holland Christian and Tri State College in Angola, Indiana. He was employed as an electrical engineer and in his retirement he enjoyed woodworking, carving,...
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Lewis "Lew" Dekker

March 29, 1950 - September 3, 2019

Lewis J. "Lew" Dekker, age 69, of Zeeland, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 and, in so doing, won his brave and persistent battle with cancer. Lew was a retired Director of Operations of Conway-Freight in New Jersey and a past President of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association. His career in trucking spanned 41 years. He was a member of North Street Christian Reformed...
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Hester Berghorst

May 29, 1932 - September 2, 2019

Hester Berghorst, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 2, 2019. Hester was a loving wife and mother. She was a dedicated member of her church and served as its organist for over 50 years. She faithfully brought meals to new mothers and ill members of the community. In retirement, she and her husband served at the coffee bar of Providence Care Center for many years. ...
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Rev. Gise J. VanBaren

May 3, 1932 - August 31, 2019

VAN BAREN It pleased the Lord to deliver Rev. Gise J. VanBaren, age 87, from the church militant and bring him to the church triumphant on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He faithfully served five Protestant Reformed congregations as pastor in Doon, Iowa; Randolph, WI; Grand Rapids, MI; Hudsonville, MI; and Loveland, CO. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Clara (Buiter); children,...
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Foster Kenneth Wiersema

May 9, 1931 - August 29, 2019

Foster Kenneth Wiersema, age 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior late Thursday, August 29, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty (Schut); children, Elizabeth (Ron) Brink, Patricia (Bruce) Karsten, Linda (Steve) Kok, John (Cheryl) Wiersema; daughter-in-law, Julie Wiersema; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna...
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Allen D. Walters

February 20, 1939 - August 25, 2019

Allen D. Walters, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther (Van Haitsma) and his children Mike and Julie, Curt and Sue, and Rick and Raeanne, and grandchildren Rachel and Ben Newhouse, Daniel, Sarah, Marissa, Maleah, Kendra and Jaymes Gontjes, Nathan, Ryan, Karis. Also...
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Ann Huizenga

July 26, 1931 - August 12, 2019

Ann Huizenga, age 88 of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 12, 2019. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandaughter: James and Liza Barry (Brooke, Andrew, Nina and Steve Stavropoulos [Sofia], Anna Battistello) of Holland, Andrea Barry of Holland, Bill and Natalie Huizenga (Garrett, Adrian, Alexandra, Will and Sieger) of Holland and Nancy...
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Ava Grace Nederveld

August 10, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Ava Grace Nederveld passed away in the arms of her father and mother, Kurt and Rachel Nederveld on August 11, 2019. Ava and twin sister, Jade Marie, were born the previous day at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital at only 22 weeks and 5 days. Their delivery and birth were a miracle. In addition to her parents, she is survived by older sisters, Evie, Allie, and twin sister, Jade;...
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Phyllis Grassmid

July 16, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Phyllis Grassmid, age 89 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. She is survived by her children: Bonnie Kalman, Terry and Cheryl Grassmid, Mary and Tom Haus, Steve and Marian Grassmid and Dave and Tammy Grassmid; 11 grandchildren: Ryan and Alyssia Kalman, Ross and Erica Kalman, Robb and Melissa Kalman, Troy Kalman, Kristen and Jared Redell, Michael Grassmid, Kelsi and Phil Dirkse,...
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Jerry Talsma

June 27, 1932 - August 10, 2019

Jerry Talsma, age 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2019 peacefully in his home. Jerry loved his Bible, farming and his family. He raised his children according to his faith and he found extra joy in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; children, Diane (John) Hunderman, Lee (Ginny) Talsma, Dawn (Michael) Louwsma, Dan ...
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Marilyn Lampen

December 19, 1924 - August 9, 2019

Marilyn Lampen, age 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 9, 2019. Her family, husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were always a priority in her life. She was there to celebrate, encourage and support each one in a variety of ways. Marilyn raised her children in the Christian faith and modeled it in her life. She often thought of others through...
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Michael A. Hop

November 30, 1957 - August 8, 2019

Michael A. Hop, age 61, of South Olive died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at University of Michigan Hospital. He was a lifelong member of South Olive Christian Reformed Church and served as Vice President of HEMCO Gauge having worked there for 42 years. Mike is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda; children and grandchildren, Kristopher and Michelle Hop of Grandville, Danyelle and Jeff Roon ...
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Ethel Scholten

June 24, 1924 - August 8, 2019

Ethel Scholten, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Ethel was a lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church where she actively served for many years. She was devoted to God, her church, and her family. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Scholten in 1996 and daughter, Lila (Scholten) Teerman in 2001. She is survived by her...
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John Bareman

July 26, 1941 - July 30, 2019

John L. Bareman, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. John was preceded in death by brother, Alvin Bareman; sister, Elizabeth Bareman; sister, Marjorie Guikema. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Steven Bareman (Tamara VandenBerg); son, Scott (Kate) Bareman; daughter, Shelly (Robert) Blystra; step-son, Richard (Lori) Lampen; step-daughter, Amy (Chip) Kietzmann; grandchildren...
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Geraldine A. Wagner

March 3, 1937 - July 28, 2019

Geraldine Wagner, age 82, of Zeeland, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. Geraldine was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and worked as a beautician at Salon Co. for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Clare, Susan, Edward and Raymond. Geraldine was a loving mother who will be missed by her: Son Richard Wagner of Hudsonville ...
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Paul Michael Treffers

October 30, 1973 - July 26, 2019

Paul Michael Treffers, 45, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home. Paul was born in Zeeland on October 30, 1973, to Joe and Joan Treffers. He attended Zeeland Christian School and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1992. Paul graduated from the Police Academy and worked for Ottawa County SWAP for five years. Paul then started working in the car business with...
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Isabelle Hanse

May 5, 1927 - July 18, 2019

Isabelle Maxwell Turnbull Hanse was born May 5, 1927 to James Turnbull and Jennie Burns Turnbull in Paterson, NJ. She passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019, surrounded by her four children. Isabelle was pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years, the Rev. John C. Hanse in 2002; her parents and a brother James Turnbull. She is survived by four children; Isabelle Mary Hanse-Amundsen (Jeffrey...
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Mary Lou Boerman

April 1, 1943 - July 18, 2019

Mary Lou Boerman, 76, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. Mary Lou was born in Holland, to Jacob and Gladys Gras on April 1, 1943. She married Daryl Boerman in 1965, and they raised their three children in Zeeland. They were members of Faith Reformed Church. Mary Lou was a self-employed hairdresser, she also worked in housekeeping at Herman Miller and student dining at Hope College. She...
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Beatrice Berens

June 28, 1925 - July 16, 2019

Beatrice Berens, age 94 of Burnips passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Beatrice was a member of LifeChange Community Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and sharing her talent for baking. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Berens in 2009. She is survived by her children: Donald and Peggy Berens of Dorr, Jerry and...
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Dolores and La Vern "Lefty" Aalderink

November 10, 1934 - July 14, 2019

LaVern "Lefty" and Dolores Aalderink, 85 and 84 years respectively, of Borculo, passed away on June 29 and July 14, 2019. Lefty was born July 19, 1933, and raised in Hamilton, the son of Gary and Sadie (Albers) Aalderink. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Dolores was born November 10, 1934, in Borculo, to William and Cornelia (Rynsberger)...
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Chomma Vongmathep

November 12, 1926 - July 12, 2019

Chomma Vongmathep, 92, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. Chomma was born in Laos on November 12, 1926, in Savankt. She married Phouvieng Chansyna who preceded her in death in 1987. She immigrated to the United States in 1990 and lived with her son, Boivan and his family in California. In 2005, she moved to West Michigan to live with her daughter Souk and her family. Chomma...
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Gerald D. Martinie

November 4, 1932 - July 8, 2019

Gerald D. Martinie, 86, of Holland, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019. Gerald was born November 4, 1932, in Holland, Michigan, to Edward and Esther (Schipper) Martinie. Gerald served his country as a helicopter mechanic in Japan in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1956. Gerald married Wilma Jansen in 1952, and they were longtime members of Noordeloos Christian Reformed...
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Barbara Ponstein

December 13, 1946 - July 4, 2019

Barbara Ponstein, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Barbara was a Registered Nurse and worked at Blodgett Hospital, Appledorn Care Facility, and Haven Park (SKLD Nursing). She loved Big Star Lake and spent time there every summer since she was 1 ½ years old. She was active in her church and volunteered in her children's school and attended all their...
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Arthur Vannette

April 12, 1933 - July 3, 2019

Arthur Roy Vannette, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday July 3, 2019. Art was born April 12, 1933 to James and Anna Vannette. He graduated from Western Michigan Christian and Muskegon Business College. He married Joan on July 9, 1959. Art was a proud veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army. He worked for the Holland Sentinel, the Flashes, West Michigan Clinical...
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Austin "Audi" Albrecht

November 19, 1996 - July 1, 2019

Austin "Audi" David Albrecht, age 22 of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He is survived by his parents Eric and Julie Albrecht; his sister Zoie; grandparents Cal and Thelma Kunnen; uncles, aunts and cousins: Doug Kunnen, Gary and Deb Albrecht (Russell, Alex, Zack), Kurt and Andrea Albrecht (Shawn and Rachel), Patrick Albrecht and Kevin and Nancy Albrecht (Travis). Austin...
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La Vern "Lefty" and Dolores Aalderink

July 19, 1933 - June 29, 2019

LaVern "Lefty" and Dolores Aalderink, 85 and 84 years respectively, of Borculo, passed away on June 29 and July 14, 2019. Lefty was born July 19, 1933, and raised in Hamilton, the son of Gary and Sadie (Albers) Aalderink. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Dolores was born November 10, 1934, in Borculo, to William and Cornelia (Rynsberger)...
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Bruce Sturing

February 5, 1949 - June 28, 2019

Bruce Sturing, age 70, passed away on Friday morning, June 28, 2019. Bruce was a graduate of Holland Christian High School and Calvin College. He was most recently employed at Gall Sewing and Vacuum Center. He loved the great outdoors, was an avid hunter, and enjoyed traveling to serve and see the world. Bruce was a faithful servant to the church and community throughout his entire life. He...
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Peter Jacobus

July 5, 1942 - June 22, 2019

Peter Jacobus, age 76 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Eloise; his children: Christine (Rich) Runion, Peter (Melanie) Jacobus Jr., Amy (Dan) Carlisle, Keith (Jill) Van Eck, Matt (Brenda) Van Eck and Stephanie (Murray) Williams; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers: Phil (Linda) Jacobus, Harold Jacobus and Rose, Russ (Tess)...
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Jayne Boschma

August 13, 1947 - June 22, 2019

Jayne Boschma, age 71, passed away on June 22, 2019. Jayne was a dedicated mother and supportive of her family and friends. She worked for 26 years as an OB nurse at Zeeland Hospital before retiring. In retirement she volunteered many years for Special Olympics. She is survived by her son, Shawn Kornoelje and Cheryl Angelelli; son, Grant Kornoelje; daughter, Amy Kornoelje; 8 grandchildren;...
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Arnold Hoezee

January 4, 1940 - June 20, 2019

Arnold Hoezee, age 79 of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Surviving are his children: Cheryl Culberson, Connie Hoezee and Alan (Joni) Hoezee; grandchildren: Jessica, Cassie, Katelyn, David, Kaylin and Jaysen; great grandchildren: Christian, Grayson, Matthew, Johnathan and Andrew; siblings: Nathan (Jan) Hoezee, Rol (Sherri) Hoezee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law...
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Chester 'Chet' Boerman

October 6, 1932 - June 17, 2019

Chester 'Chet' R. Boerman, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17, 2019. Chester was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His family was his passion and he will be dearly missed. Chester was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Boerman. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughter, Linda and Tom Lampen; daughter, Mary Beth and Doug York; grandchildren...
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Debra Eding

August 3, 1952 - June 16, 2019

Debra Eding, age 66, of Holland, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. Debra graduated from Hamilton High School and was a former member of Bentheim Reformed Church and Faith Christian Temple. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gleyon and Gerene Eding and her sister-in-law Dawn Eding. Debra is survived by her brothers, Vic (Marsha)...
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Edith Boersen

December 27, 1922 - June 12, 2019

Edith Boersen, age 96, passed away on June 12, 2019. Edith was born in Blendon, MI. She was the oldest member of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and was a member there her entire married life. She worked in the kitchen at Zeeland Hospital and retired from there over 35 years ago. She was known for her laugh and will be dearly missed. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, James...
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Ralph Ten Have

November 7, 1930 - June 7, 2019

Ralph Ten Have, age 88, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Freedom Village in Holland. Ralph graduated from Calvin College and University of Michigan Medical School. He at first worked on Indian Reservations, then worked eight years in South East Asia, Korea, Malaysia, and Nepal. At different times he worked in Adoption, Orphanages, Medical Missionary Clinics, family planning, and...
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Frances Ruth (deRoos) Baron

September 30, 1921 - June 7, 2019

At the age of 97 years Frances Ruth (deRoos) Baron left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, her husband, George Earl Baron and her dear parents on Friday, June 7, 2019. Frances (Fran) was born on September 30, 1921 in Overisel, MI to Rev. Frank deRoos and Ruth Matilda (Veldhuis) deRoos. Her father passed away before she was born, a sadness she carried her entire life. Fran...
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Steven Allen Spitler

August 1, 1951 - June 7, 2019

Steven Allen Spitler, 67, of Borculo, died on Friday, June 7, 2019. Steven was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to James and Rita Spitler. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. Steven lived in West Michigan later in his life he worked at Gebben's Auto Reconditioning. He attended Borculo Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his brother Chris Spitler and...
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Winifred "Helen" De Back

March 16, 1927 - June 7, 2019

Winifred "Helen" De Back age 92 of Zeeland passed peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019. She is survived by her children: Maryellen Wammock, Kenneth and Nancy De Back, Sally and John Clelland, Donna and James Bosma, Linda Traudt, David De Back; son-in-law Randy Hoekstra; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Dorothy Heydenburg, Cornelius and Martha Korhorn, Florence Radamaker;...
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Michael Wabeke

September 9, 1984 - June 3, 2019

Michael Wabeke, age 34, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 after a short illness. Michael attended Zeeland East High School and participated in the drama department. His favorite thing to do was taking computers apart and repairing them. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willard and Beatrice Wabeke; grandfather, Nick Lindsey; and uncle, Randy Wabeke. He is survived by...
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Audrey Veldhof

December 11, 1944 - June 3, 2019

On June 3, 2019, Audrey Veldhof joined her Savior in heaven surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born on December 11, 1944. She was a beloved mother, wife, friend, and mentor to many. She graduated from Calvin College and later got a Master's Degree at the University of Michigan. She lived in Zeeland and taught high school PE and English at various schools around the country. On...
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Arlene Hassevoort

September 21, 1930 - June 2, 2019

Arlene Hassevoort, 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Arlene was born in Oakland on September 21, 1930, to Harm and Betsy (Timmer) Masselink. As a young woman Arlene met Elmer Hassevoort and they married in 1955. Arlene and Elmer raised their family in Zeeland, and were charter members of Community Reformed Church. Arlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elmer,...
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Stephen J. Kolean

April 5, 1942 - May 28, 2019

Stephen J. Kolean age 77, of Zeeland, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chad Kolean. Steve was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and worked for Holland BPW for 37 years retiring as the Water and Waste Water Supervisor. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Holland for 22 years. He is survived by his...
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Gordon Klunder

November 16, 1934 - May 27, 2019

Gordon Klunder age 84, of Zeeland, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his daughter's home. He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. Gord began his career as a carpenter. Eventually, he moved to Zeeland where he drove bus for Zeeland Public Schools and served the City of Zeeland for 33 years as a police officer and eventually as Chief of Police for two years. He also enjoyed hunting,...
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Suzanne Witsmeer

October 16, 1942 - May 26, 2019

Suzanne Witsmeer, age 76, passed away on May 26, 2019. Suzanne was known as a loving person and was a tremendous wife. She was an active member of Peace CRC in South Holland, IL prior to moving to Holland area. She volunteered for many years the ministries of MOPS and Coffee Break. She was loved by the staff of Golden Orchard Assisted Living where she and her husband lived for the last few...
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Raymond DeLange

December 15, 1932 - May 25, 2019

Raymond DeLange, age 86, passed away on May 25, 2019. Raymond was a member of Christ Memorial Church, former member of Heritage CRC in Bryon Center. He was a contractor, construction business owner, and hobby farmer for many years. Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna and grandson, Aaron. He is survived by his wife, Carol DeLange; sons, Steve DeLange and Jodie Gulch,...
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Beatrice "Bea" Wabeke

June 11, 1925 - May 23, 2019

Beatrice "Bea" Wabeke, age 93 of Zeeland, walked into the gardens of Heaven on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her husband Willard were charter members of Bethel CRC. Bea enjoyed giving her time as a volunteer for Kids Hope, Fishers of Men Ministries, Zeeland Hospital, etc. Bea was preceded in death by her husband Willard...
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Jennie Jongekrijg

January 20, 1926 - May 22, 2019

Jennie Jongekrijg, age 93, of Zeeland went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She is now enjoying a heavenly reunion with her husband, Harvey and two sons, Gary and Paul. She was a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland. She had a servant's heart that loved the Lord and His creation. She is survived by her children: Allen and Rosalie Jongekrijg, Les and...
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Cynthia M. Kollen

May 9, 1926 - May 21, 2019

Cynthia Kollen, 93, of Saugatuck, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Cynthia was born May 9, 1926, in Zeeland to Jacob and Margaretha Van Dorp. She graduated from Zeeland High School and on September 19, 1953, she married Benjamin Kollen. Ben and Cindy opened Country Store Antiques in Saugatuck in 1953 and the Kollen family still owns their store 66 years later. In 2009, Ben preceded her in...
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Esther Mae Hoogland

March 23, 1925 - May 15, 2019

Esther Mae Hoogland passed away at age 94. Esther was born March 23, 1925 in Vriesland, MI to William and Elizabeth Meengs. She married John Hoogland (who preceded her in death in 2017) in 1948 and after 71 years together (married for 69 years) were blessed with four children: Jan (Jeff) Kenniston, Frank (Deb) Hoogland, Brian (Melissa) Hoogland and Lisa (Louis) Timmer; 12 grandchildren: Kara ...
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