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Our Obituaries

Louis Driy

May 3, 1951 - October 17, 2021

Louis Driy, age 70 of Zeeland passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Gladys; his children and grandchildren: Brandi Driy (Eli, Abe, and Zeke Ketchum), Chris and Emily Driy (Jonah, Sierra, and Olivia); his siblings: Jim Driy, Tom and Nancy Driy, Marcia Callicoat, Louise and Edwin Proctor; his brothers-in-law: Dick and Jean Schut, and Al and Marilee Schut. ...
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Donna Mae Dykstra

May 13, 1934 - October 16, 2021

Donna Mae Dykstra, 87, of Walker, entered the throng of saints victorious on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Donna was born May 13, 1934, in Byron Center, to Dick and Sadie (Windemuller) Kooienga. Donna married Arnold Dykstra and they had six sons. Donna and Arnie are members of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church. Donna is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arnold Dykstra, sons: Professor...
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Donald L. Whittecar

February 27, 1957 - October 16, 2021

Donald Whittecar, age 64, of Hudsonville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021 surrounded by family at his home, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Don was born and raised in the Flint area; and after attending school, he and Carla moved to Denver. Following the birth of their children, they moved back to the Grand Rapids area. Don enjoyed the field of...
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Shirley Los

January 20, 1932 - October 15, 2021

Los, Shirley Mae (Deur), age 89, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by her grandson Ryan Eugene Los. Shirley was deeply loved by her husband of 67 years, Rev. Eugene Los; children Bruce (Deb) Los, Jill (Rod) Unema, Mark (Linda) Los, Scott (Wendi) Los; grandchildren Jenny (Brad) White, Rachel (Dave) Vannette, Joel (Carrie Albrecht) Unema, Jodi...
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Helen Van Zanten

July 7, 1923 - October 13, 2021

Helen Van Zanten, age 98, of Zeeland died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Abram "Abe," her brother Arend Styf, her sister Sarah Schrotenboer, and her step-grandchild Peter Baker. Helen is survived by her children Nick Van Zanten and Sara Schwartz and Karen and Ed Lubbers, her grandchildren Amber and Steve Wierenga, Anna and Cory Heald, Nichole and Paul...
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Mary Ruth Potjer

December 6, 1942 - October 11, 2021

Mary Ruth Potjer of Jenison, Michigan was received by her Lord and Saviour on October 11, 2021, at 78 years old. She was born on December 6, 1942, to Peter & Dorothy Decker of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mary attended Grand Rapids Christian High and graduated in 1960. On June 17, 1964, she married Carl Wayne Potjer. She loved God, her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly...
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David M. Ondersma

March 11, 1942 - October 7, 2021

David Marvin Ondersma, age 79, of Hudsonville, formerly of Holland, passed into the presence of his holy God on October 7, 2021. David was born on March 11, 1942, to Simon and Marion (Swart) Ondersma of Grand Rapids. He attended Grand Rapids Christian High, graduated from Calvin College in 1963 with a degree in economics, and then completed a master's degree in Business Administration at the...
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Alvin Blauwkamp

July 21, 1943 - October 4, 2021

Alvin Blauwkamp, age 78, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Arlene; his children: Amy and Brian Brower, and Ardith and Timothy Sliekers; his grandchildren: Katelyn Brower, Megan Brower, and Marissa Brower; his siblings: Joel and Angie Blauwkamp, and Cornelius Blauwkamp; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Theodore Brouwer, Ruth Brouwer,...
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James Michael "Jamie" Pratt, Jr.

October 4, 1959 - September 29, 2021

James Michael Pratt Jr. "Jamie," 61 of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at his home. Jamie was born October 4, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri, to James Sr. and Helen "Betty" (Cook) Pratt. Jamie grew up in Lansing, Michigan and went to Hope College. He majored in Biology and met Paula Koops. After graduating, Jamie and Paula married in 1985 and started their life journey...
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Russel J. Hyma

September 8, 1930 - September 28, 2021

Russel J. Hyma, 91, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Russ was born September 8, 1930, in Muskegon, Michigan, to Rhyne and Trena (Groenink) Hyma. Russ married Phyllis Broek in 1950 and they raised their five children in Muskegon and South Haven. Russ was a Chevy-Olds dealership owner in South Haven prior to his retirement. Phyllis preceded him in death in 1994 after 44...
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Marlene Joostberns

July 26, 1935 - September 26, 2021

Marlene Joostberns, age 86, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021. She is survived by her children: Luann and Gary Mullen of Alaska, David and Tracy Joostberns of Dorr, and Janice Hedlund of Zeeland; her son-in-law Dennis Tisdale; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Olivia and Neil Gunden (Finley), Micah Mullen, Nathan and Diana Joostberns (Avery and Adalyn), Austin and...
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Allen Voorhorst

December 19, 1931 - September 20, 2021

Allen Voorhorst, age 89, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan; his children: Jeff and Nancy Voorhorst, LuAnn and Gene Weener, and Rick and Cindy Voorhorst; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; his sister-in-law Alice and Glen Vander Kolk. Al proudly served his country in the United States Army...
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Paul A. Jacobusse

November 27, 1937 - September 19, 2021

Paul A. Jacobusse, 83, of Holland, went from this life to eternal life on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Paul was born November 27, 1937, in Holland, Michigan, to Peter and Cora (Van Asselt) Jacobusse. He graduated from Holland High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. Paul married Joyce Nykamp on September 9, 1960. Paul and...
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Edward Haveman

May 6, 1930 - September 17, 2021

Edward Haveman, age 91, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Edward served his country in the United States Army. He married Mildred Berghorst and together they raised 5 sons. He was a good provider for their family as a local finish carpenter. He loved kids and expressed it through being a school bus driver. Since Mildred passed away, he has been anxious to go to heaven. His greatest...
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Billy Boes

November 15, 1946 - September 15, 2021

Billy J. Boes, age 74, of Zeeland, passed from this earth to heaven to be with Jesus forever Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He died at Zeeland Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; his children and grandchildren: Susie and Tom Eakley (Kennedi), Dan and Monika Boes (Samantha and Matthew Steckel, Zoe Boes, and William Boes); his twin sister Betty...
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Jane Smith

August 26, 1932 - September 13, 2021

Jane Smith, age 89, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. Jane was born on August 26, 1932, in Zeeland, MI to Joe and Kate (Van Dyke) Vander Velde. After graduation from Zeeland High School, she attended Hope College where she graduated in 1954 with degrees in elementary education and music. She taught school in Kalamazoo for 2 years. She then taught elementary school in Oakland, CA and...
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Hermina Belle Fransens

October 1, 1927 - September 10, 2021

Hermina Belle Fransens, age 93, of Zeeland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday, September 10, 2021. Hermina was an active member of North Street CRC in Zeeland for many years and previously Ideal Park CRC in Wyoming, MI. She loved her family deeply and treasured the time she spent with them. She also instilled her strong Christian faith in her family. She will be deeply missed...
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John Nordstrom

March 11, 1932 - September 10, 2021

Nearly 18 months ago, we lost John Nordstrom, our dear husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. Now we can finally gather to celebrate John's life. A memorial service, followed by a luncheon and time to visit, will take place Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11:00am at Second Reformed Church, 225 E. Central Ave., Zeeland, Michigan. Our family has waited a long time for...
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Harold Meeusen

January 31, 1934 - September 9, 2021

Harold Meeusen, age 87, of Zeeland passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geraldine "Gerri"; his children: Paula Roberson, and Jerry Wright; his grandchildren: Christine Wright, Loren Roberson, and Steven Pothof; his great grandchildren: Loren Roberson, Lucas Roberson, and Phineas Wright; his son-in-law Paul Pothof; and his sisters-in-law and brother...
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Barbara A. Carlson

June 16, 1942 - September 5, 2021

Barbara A. Carlson, 79, passed away peacefully, with family at her side on September 5, 2021. She was born June 16, 1942, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Thelma M. (Boyd) and Herman P. Woods. Barbara attended Beecher High School. She enjoyed baking and making special meals for her family, reminiscing with photos and favorite memories, reading scripture verses, and sending cards to her...
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Stanley Boss

December 5, 1924 - September 5, 2021

Stanley Boss, age 96, of Zeeland passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. He is survived by his children: Dave and Diane Boss, Mark and Jane Boss, Kim and Scott Zuverink, Linda and Tom Ter Beek, Lisa and Barry Dekker, and Steve and Becky Boss; his grandchildren: Tara, Tyler, and Jake Boss, Matt, and Eric Boss, Ryan, and Kyle Zuverink, Ben and Laura TerBeek, Nick, Noah, and Luke Dekker and his...
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Glenn Anderson

November 7, 1952 - September 2, 2021

Glenn Carl Anderson, age 68, of Holland, passed away September 2, 2021, at Holland Hospital. He was born in Chicago in 1952 to George Anderson and Annette Libbert. Glenn is survived by his wife, Janaan Anderson (her sons Jason and Ben), his son Eric and stepson Jim. Glenn is known for his deep commitment to the community, Anderson Technologies' employees, and providing leading-edge, cost...
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Gladys Aleyda Fernandez

February 28, 1931 - September 2, 2021

Gladys Fernandez, age 90 of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021. She is survived by her children: Fausto and Michelle Fernandez, Raul Fernandez, Eduardo (Ed) and Lila Fernandez, Alejandro (Alex) and Bethann Fernandez; her grandchildren: Amanda Fernandez, Jenelle Carnes, Fausto A. Fernandez, Adam and Jessica Fernandez, Nicholas and Betsy Fernandez, Lynnae and Carter Haveman,...
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Howard Albers

May 1, 1934 - August 31, 2021

Howard Albers, 87, of Holland, formerly of Hamilton, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Howard was born May 1, 1934, in East Martin, the son of Bernie and Jennie (Zoerhof) Albers and was raised in Drenthe. He served 2 years in the army, married Jean Visser Kraai and moved to Zeeland. They later moved to Hamilton where Howard and Jean raised their...
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Esther Kamps

June 9, 1931 - August 30, 2021

Esther Kamps, age 90, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, August 30, 2021. She is survived by her children: Kathy and Fred Louis, Cheryl and Gary Garvelink, Linda and Doug Ruch, and Marvin and Tammy Kamps; her grandchildren: Julie Vandezande, Emily and Steve Dyk, Kim and Jeff Ball, Ryan Louis, Amy and Trevis Pitsch, Dustin and Allison Ruch, Mitch Ruch and Jake Jenkins...
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Pamela Marie Boersema

May 17, 1949 - August 29, 2021

Pamela Marie Boersema, 72, of Holland, went home to Heaven on Sunday August 29, 2021, following a year's long battle with cancer. Pam was born May 17, 1949, in Grand Rapids, to Neil and Louann VanAntwerpen. She graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and later married Gary Boersema on May 2, 1969. Pam also graduated from GVSU with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She enjoyed her...
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Stuart Compagner

October 4, 1950 - August 29, 2021

Stuart Compagner, age 70, of Zeeland passed away Sunday, august 29, 2021. He is survived by his mother Polly (Compagner) Stroven; his siblings: Amy Basch, Ross and Julienne Compagner, Dean and Lorie Compagner, and Tyce and Patty Compagner; his friends Scot and Ashley Huizinga; many nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Stuart was preceded in death...
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Bonnie Bosch

July 28, 1946 - August 28, 2021

Bonnie Bosch, age 75, of Borculo, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 28, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jay; her children and grandchildren: Sue and Mark Wynia (Kayla, Mitch, and Matt), Jackie Bosch, Terry and Tanya Bosch (Elizabeth, Madalyn, and Benjamin) Val and Randy Bergakker (Kaitlyn, Jaimee and Austin...
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Vernon Leeuw

May 4, 1930 - August 27, 2021

Vernon Leeuw, age 91, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. Watch the funeral service here: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/241041211248524 Vernon was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going up north to spend time at his cabin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 in Alaska. He was co-owner of Quality Sheet Metal and a...
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Donald Wayne Chandler

September 23, 1946 - August 25, 2021

Donald Wayne Chandler, age 74, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at his home. Donald was born September 23, 1946, in Frankfort, MI to Henry and Edna (Egan) Chandler. Don attended school at the one room schoolhouse in Harlan, MI, graduated from Mesick Consolidated High School in 1964 and attended Northwestern Michigan College. He spent most of his career in the printing...
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Bernice Lohman

October 12, 1928 - August 25, 2021

Bernice Lohman, 92, of Holland, formerly of Overisel, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Bernice was born in Drenthe on October 12, 1928, to Lambert and Janet (Van Dam) Brouwer. Bernice married Bernard Lohman and they raised their four children in Fillmore/Overisel and were members of Overisel Christian Reformed Church. Bernard worked hard on their farm and Bernice worked...
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Janice Osbeck

September 20, 1958 - August 22, 2021

Janice Osbeck, age 62, of Zeeland went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 22, 2021. She is survived by her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandsons: Matt and Lauren Osbeck (Oliver), and Kevin and Jenn Osbeck (Kasen); her siblings: Judy and Jim Prince, Jim and Mary Schripsema, Jack and Rita Schripsema, Jill Veldhoff, and Jeff Schripsema; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kent and...
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Steven John Breuker

March 20, 1954 - August 18, 2021

Steven John Breuker, 67, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods. Steve was born in Holland, Michigan, on March 20, 1954, to John and Dora (Batjes) Breuker. Steve graduated from Holland Christian High School and later married Deb Hulst. Steve and Deb were blessed with the birth of their daughter Elizabeth. Steve worked for 15 years at Chris...
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Carl Harvey Van Bronkhorst

June 3, 1948 - August 17, 2021

Carl Harvey Van Bronkhorst, age 73, of Zeeland greeted his Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Anne; his children: Cary and Lynae Van Bronkhorst, Kayleen and Justin Keatley, and Kimberly and Rick Bartz; 7 grandchildren: his siblings: Ruth Ann and Rich Meyer, Jim and Muriel Van Bronkhorst, Kristi and Jose Medina, and Lee and...
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Linda Meyer

August 17, 2021

Linda L. Meyer, age 71, of Zeeland, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Linda graduated from Allegan Public Schools and endured epilepsy throughout her life. Her church affiliations included Dunningville Reformed, North Holland Reformed, and First Reformed of Zeeland. In September of 1995, Linda became a resident in Royal Park Place, prior to which she lived with her...
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Debra Joy Kloosterman

April 16, 1951 - August 15, 2021

Debra Kloosterman, 70, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at her home. Deb was born April 16, 1951, in Zeeland to Arthur and Shirley (Glass) Kraai. Deb graduated from Zeeland High School in 1969 and married Dan Kloosterman in 1970. Deb and Dan were members of Borculo Christian Reformed Church and were the church custodians for over a decade. Dan worked as the owner of V&S...
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Ronald L. Straight

November 16, 1925 - August 14, 2021

Ronald L. Straight, age 95, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 14, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his wife Katheran at his side. Ronald was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin to Lenys and Eva Straight. He later moved, as a child to Sparta, Michigan, where he later met his wife Katheran Dewey. Ron and Katheran recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. He was a...
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Cornelius "Case" Blankestyn

April 23, 1923 - August 12, 2021

Cornelius "Case" Blankestyn, age 98, of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021. To view the funeral service of Case, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/5121360867888584/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. Cornelius was born in Munster, Indiana, on April 23, 1923, to John and Alice (Hoekstra) Blankestyn. He was a lifelong self-employed flower...
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Howard C. Stephenson

November 17, 1925 - August 12, 2021

Howard Stephenson, 95, of Zeeland went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was born November 17, 1925, in Zeeland, to John and Christina (Hoeve) Stephenson. He graduated from Zeeland High School and served his country during WWII. Howard served in the U.S. Army 75th Infantry, including the Battle of the Bulge. Howard worked in the family business Stephenson...
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Owen Aukeman

July 1, 1932 - August 8, 2021

Owen Aukeman, age 89, of Holland, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021. The Memorial Service can be viewed here - Click: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/4470004056385255 Born in Cable, Ohio in the height of the great depression on July 1, 1932, to Dutch immigrants Julian (Jelle) and Agnes (Akke) Aukema. Growing up on the family farm in Zutphen, Michigan. He became a self...
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Jean Wyngarden

December 1, 1924 - August 3, 2021

Jean Wyngarden, 96, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Jean was born in Ludington, Michigan, on December 1, 1924, the child of Andrew and Sena (Anderson) Forsleff. Jean married Jack Wyngarden and they raised their children in Zeeland and were members of Vriesland Reformed Church. Jack preceded her in death in 2013 after 70 years of marriage. Jean was...
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Mary Bricker

January 13, 1964 - August 2, 2021

Mary Bricker, 57, of Holland, formerly of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021. Mary was born in Zeeland on January 13, 1964, to Ken and Anne (Vander Brook) Louis. Mary graduated from Zeeland High School in 1982, and in her professional career did accounting/office work. She worked at Black River Pallet for several years. Mary swam on the first Zeeland Public Schools swimming...
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Brad Wolters

January 7, 1985 - August 1, 2021

Brad Wolters, age 36, of Zeeland, was received into glory by his Lord and Savior in his home on August 1, 2021. Brad grew up in Zeeland, attended Zeeland Christian School and graduated from Holland Christian High School. He attended Grand Rapids Community College for 1 year with an interest in the Criminal Justice System. He worked at Engelsman Greenhouse for 25 years and held a crew leader...
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Mark A. Wolters

November 21, 1956 - July 29, 2021

Mark Wolters, age 64, of Zeeland, was received into glory by his Lord and Savior in his home on Thursday, July 29, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mark grew up in South Olive and graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1974. He worked at Herman Miller for 42 years, retiring in July of 2020. He was a longtime member of First CRC in Zeeland where he served as an elder and deacon. ...
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Beth Anne Harrison

July 20, 1962 - July 28, 2021

Beth Ann Harrison, age 59, passed away in her home on July 28, 2021. To watch the service recorded for Facebook: Click here https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/213677967232451 Beth Ann had a great sense of humor. She loved music, playing the piano and horseback riding. She was an excellent gardener and loved her flowers. Her annual trips with family and friends...
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Joyce Dekker

March 26, 1935 - July 26, 2021

Joyce Dekker, age 86 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. She is survived by her children: Sue and Dave Busscher, Nancy and Jeff Snay, and Jim and Aimee Dekker; her grandchildren: Stephen and Caitlin Busscher, Michelle and Tyler Van Elst, Josh Busscher, Aaron Snay, Adam Snay, Abigail Snay, Brad and Emma Dekker, and Nicole Dekker and her fiancé Andrew Geurink; her sisters-in-law:...
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Gloria Jean De Kam

May 14, 1939 - July 17, 2021

Gloria Jean De Kam, age 82, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. Gloria was eagerly waiting her Lord and Savior to take her to her eternal home. She was known by all she encountered as a person who emanated love, joy, kindness, empathy, and patience. She devoted herself to her family, her church, and her work. Before retirement, Gloria and her husband...
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David Bushen

September 15, 1949 - July 15, 2021

David Bushen, age 71, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021. David was born on September 15, 1949 to Harold and Dorothy Bushen. After graduating from Grandville High School, he went on to Western Michigan University where he received a degree in business administration. After marrying his wife Roxanne (Couretas) they raised their family in Hamilton, Michigan. He worked for...
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Juella Van Dam

April 10, 1930 - July 14, 2021

Juella Van Dam, age 91, went home to her heavenly father on July 14, 2021. Juella was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Wiersma and Nelson Van Dam, her stepson Dennis Van Dam and her grandson Matthew Van Dam. She will be remembered by her children Michael (Shaun) Wiersma, James (Lonna) Wiersma, stepchildren Wayne (Jill) Van Dam, Sharon Van Dam, Paul (Dawn) Van Dam and Marc (Mary) Van...
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McCoy K. Green

March 19, 1999 - July 11, 2021

McCoy K. Green age 22, of Gladstone, formerly of Zeeland, died Sunday, July 11, 2021, from injuries sustained from being hit by an automobile. McCoy attended Zeeland Schools and was currently working in the construction trade. He liked big trucks and diesel was always better! He was an awesome and caring son with a heart that had a lot of country in it. He was a preceded in death by...
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Harvey Ten Broeke

June 2, 1942 - July 2, 2021

Harvey Ten Broeke, age 79, of Zeeland, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Chad Ten Broeke (Jayden and Tyler), Christa Meyer (Carley, Brycen, and Khloe); his sisters: Audrey Kortman, Shirley Borgman, Ruth Davis, and Judith Molengraf; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wade and Patricia Brower, and Maxine Baker. Harv was preceded in death...
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Theresa Ann "Tres" Meeuwsen

March 30, 1929 - July 1, 2021

Theresa Ann "Tres" Meeuwsen, age 92, of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021. She is survived by her children: Jean and Gordon Poest, Mary and Andrew Waid, and Larry and Peggy Meeuwsen; her grandchildren: Judy Kievit, Nancy and Rudy Santellan, Bryan and Alison Maat, Jeff and Beth Maat, Heather and Lamar Cain, and Beth and Matt Mc Rae; 17 great grandchildren; her sisters: Ann and Jay...
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Reynold Pyle

December 26, 1920 - June 24, 2021

Reynold Pyle, age 100 of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021. He is survived by his children: Bob and Marcia Pyle, Judy and Ben Kimball, Linda and Gord Poll, Ken Pyle, and Larry Pyle; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Marge Pyle, Dorothy Van Den Beldt, and Belva De Vree. Reynold was preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn...
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Virgil-lee Taylor

June 16, 1990 - June 21, 2021

Virgil-lee Taylor, age31 of Zeeland, was taken from us on Monday June 21, 2021. Virgil-lee was a beloved father, son, brother, grandson, and friend. As a father he was a loving protector who was known to always put his daughter first. As a brother, he looked forward to every opportunity to spend time with his younger brothers. His family and friends will remember his love of hiking, cars,...
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Barbara Slagh

March 9, 1934 - June 20, 2021

Barbara Slagh, age 87, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Barbara was a kind, compassionate, gracious, and loving mother. She was the best grandma and great-grandma ever and was a good example on how to live. She graciously shared her faith and her life with others that they might know Christ. She was loved and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Slagh...
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Samuel James Marcus

April 2, 2005 - June 19, 2021

Samuel James Marcus, 16, of Walker, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Sam was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2, 2005, to Rev. John and Amy (Stafford) Marcus. Sam and the Marcus family moved to Edmonton, Alberta, later in 2005 and returned to West Michigan last summer. Sam was a student from kindergarten through 9th grade at Parkland Immanuel Christian School in Edmonton. He...
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Gertrude Van Someren

August 30, 1923 - June 18, 2021

Gertrude Van Someren, age 97, of Zeeland, passed away on June 18, 2021. Gertrude was born on August 30, 1923, to Gerret and Sieberena (Ludema) Laarman in Georgetown Township, MI. She married Bernard A. Van Someren of Baldwin, WI, on June 5, 1947, and served CRC churches with him in Ada, MI, Oostburg, WI, Sully, IA, Patterson, NJ, and Jenison, MI. She worked on her parents' farm and then in...
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Kristi Jo Knoll

July 7, 1952 - June 14, 2021

Kristi Jo Knoll, age 68 of Zeeland, finished her journey here on earth and entered glory on Monday, June 14, 2021. She is survived by her husband Blaine; her daughter Lana and Ted Bevelheimer; her brother Kourtney and Ruth Nieboer; and her brother-in-law Elwood and Gladys Knoll. Kristi was born on July 7, 1952, to Jack and Agnes Nieboer. She graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1970...
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Ken L. Hertz

March 15, 1956 - June 12, 2021

Ken L. Hertz age 65, of died Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home. He was a member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church and worked for Gebben's Concrete for many years. Ken was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Brenda Hertz. Ken is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lisa; children, Kurt Hertz, Matthew Hertz, Jessica and Keith Perry, Sarah Hertz; granddaughter, Kennidy Perry; parents,...
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Beverly J Bauder

December 16, 1931 - June 10, 2021

Beverly Joyce Bauder, age 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 10, 2021, peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. View Funeral Service Here: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/499939294546033 Beverly was a loving wife of 70 years, mother, grandmother, and sister. She expressed hospitality and went out of her way to provide for the...
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Susan Krugman

September 7, 1936 - June 6, 2021

Susan Ann (Sponable) Krugman, age 84, of Zeeland passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Susan was born on September 7, 1936. Susan will be remembered for her love for her family, gift of hospitality, and her fun, competitive nature. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Robert H. Sponable in 1973, Avis F. (Miles) Sponable in 2008, and Uncle John (Evelyn) Miles, former president of Grand...
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Harry Konynenbelt

April 5, 1950 - June 6, 2021

Harry Konynenbelt, age 71 of West Olive, passed away Sunday June 6, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Reverend Diane Konynenbelt; his son, Chad Konynenbelt; his daughter Tammi and Gary Hossink; his granddaughters: Summer Hossink and Aubrey Hossink; his siblings: Herma Janssens, Ann and Bob Veenkamp, and John Konynenbelt; his father-in-law Robert Rosendahl; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in...
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Genevieve Warner

January 1, 1926 - June 2, 2021

Genevieve E. Warner, nee Van Milligan, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Virgil L. Warner and loving mother of Virginia (Rev. Stephen) Steenstra of Sun City, Arizona; Beverly (Paul) Neerhof of Brookfield, Wisconsin; Jack (Kim) Warner of Zeeland, Michigan; and Barry (Mary) Warner of Dyer, Indiana. She was blessed to be...
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Deanna Strickland

December 13, 1959 - June 1, 2021

Deanna Ellen Strickland, 61, of Holland, Michigan, passed away after a short, hard-fought battle with lymphoma on June 1, 2021. Deanna was born on December 13, 1959, in Frankfort, MI, to Elgin and Mary (Link) Strickland. The youngest of four, Deanna was indeed the family princess and was loved and adored by many. Deanna graduated from Benzie Central High School in 1978. Fresh out of school, she...
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Katherine Veldink

February 24, 1998 - May 31, 2021

Katherine Ann Veldink, age 23, ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior joining her sister, Olivia, in heaven on May 31st, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Dave and Mary (VanZoeren) Veldink; her sister and brother in-law, Abby and Max Sievers; her grandparents, Keith and Ann VanZoeren, Larry and Ginny Veldink; her aunts and uncles, Sarah VanZoeren, Rachel and Jack Beckman...
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Paul Jollineau

June 29, 1956 - May 30, 2021

Paul Jollineau, age 64, passed away on Sunday morning, May 30, 2021. To watch the graveside service - Click here: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/195613809085819 Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed from this life to paradise awaiting the coming of his Messiah Jesus and the resurrection. He leaves behind wife, Luann (DeWent) Jollineau of 24 years; sons, Lane...
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Brandon Jay DeJonge

April 16, 1996 - May 29, 2021

Brandon Jay DeJonge, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Zeeland passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Brandon was born April 16, 1996, in Holland, to Kurt and Carol (Kaashoek) DeJonge. He went to Zeeland Christian School through eighth grade and graduated from Zeeland East High School in 2014. Throughout his entire life he enjoyed golfing with family and friends. As he grew up, his...
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Tricia Lyn Walcott

October 9, 1973 - May 25, 2021

Tricia Lyn Walcott, age 47 of Grandville, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on May 25, 2021. Born Oct 9, 1973 to Warren and Louise Walcott, Tricia enriched the lives of her family and friends in more ways than they could have ever imagined. She was independent, feisty, funny, determined, and loving. There will be a hole left without her presence and she will be missed immensely. Tricia...
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Calvin J. Yonker

August 14, 1951 - May 23, 2021

Calvin J. Yonker, 69, of Zeeland, was received into Glory on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Cal was born in Holland August 14, 1951, to Bernard and Juliet (Nyhuis) Yonker. He was raised with his siblings in Bentheim and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1969. Cal married Eunice Haveman July 25, 1972, and they raised their family in Zeeland. Cal and Eunice are members of First Protestant...
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Harold Keech

November 13, 1939 - May 22, 2021

Harold Keech, age 81 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021. He is survived by his daughter Kristine Richards; his grandchildren: Alex, Ken and Kaylyn. He was preceded in death by his wives: Janice in 1980, and Dorothy in 2009; his parents Jim and Norma Keech; his siblings: Truman, Donald, Bob, Jim, and Norma "Honey". Harold proudly served his country in the United States Navy....
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Sandra Blanchard

March 19, 1942 - May 12, 2021

Sandra May Blanchard, 79, of Zeeland, MI, passed away on May 12, 2021 following a sudden stroke. Sandy was born on March 19, 1942 to Paul and Margaret DeCenzo in Detroit. As a child she had a zest for life and a joy of discovery that she encouraged in others throughout her life In 1958, she met Russell through the church youth group they both attended. They wed in September 1964, going on...
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Barbara Stegenga

July 22, 1928 - May 11, 2021

Barbara Stegenga, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Barbara worked at Heinz for her entire career both in manufacturing and in the office. In retirement, she volunteered at His Harvest Stand and made many friends there. When she moved to Royal Park Place, she volunteered to roll silverware and took great pride in serving in that way. She will be missed by her friends and family. ...
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David Woodard

July 1, 1989 - May 11, 2021

On May 11, 2021, David Joseph Woodard gained his angel wings and entered Heaven, at the age of 31. Though he left this world too soon, he touched so many people's lives and taught us so much about life. He leaves behind his parents, Richard and Susan that love him more than words can express. He also leaves behind his sister, Kelli (Joshua Herrera) and his nephew and niece, Dylan and Mariana whom...
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Neil G. Ruffner

May 30, 1958 - May 9, 2021

Neil Ruffner, 62, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his home following a long courageous journey with heart failure and two years of progressing lung cancer. Neil was born May 30, 1958, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Dan and Mary Ruffner. The Ruffner family moved to Zeeland when Neil was 7 years old. Neil was the middle child of...
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Karyl L. Van Dis

February 20, 1940 - May 8, 2021

Karyl L. Van Dis, age 81, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 8, 2021. "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it". Ps118:24. She was a member of Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church and formerly worked for Holland Furnace Company and Hope College. Karyl was the daughter of Melvin and Claretta Achterhof, and is survived by her...
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Robert D. Decker

August 10, 1940 - May 5, 2021

Decker, Prof. Robert Dale, age 80 of Jenison, while surrounded by his loving family, departed this life to behold his Lord and Savior face to face on May 5, 2021. Robert attended Grand Rapids Christian High, Calvin College, the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary and then received his Master of Theology degree from Calvin Theological Seminary. He spent his life serving the Protestant...
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Thelma Brower

January 7, 1929 - May 4, 2021

"For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21 Thelma Lorraine Brower passed away peacefully at her home on May 4, 2021 at the age of 92. Thelma was born on January 7, 1929 to Louis and Hattie Poll. As a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was always there for her family. Those who have passed on before her include Lloyd Koops, her husband of...
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Wayne Van Der Zwaag

April 30, 1956 - May 4, 2021

Wayne Van Der Zwaag, 65, of Olive Center, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2021, at Butterworth Hospital following a short illness. Wayne was born April 30, 1956, at Zeeland Hospital, the 6th son of Harold and Elma Jane(Slagh) Vander Zwaag. He was raised in Olive Center where he lived his whole life. Growing up on a farm he learned how to work hard. From his parents he learned the fine...
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Ronald Lee Sal

October 28, 1953 - April 26, 2021

Ronald Lee Sal, 67, of Bentheim, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. Ron was born October 28, 1953, in Zeeland, to Silas and Henrietta (Pohler) Sal. He graduated from Holland Christian High School and married Nancy Smeyers November 11, 1977. They are members of Bentheim Reformed Church and raised their three children in Bentheim. Ron worked for over twenty years at Prince Machine. He...
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Velda Neville

January 22, 1923 - April 21, 2021

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Velda Caroline Neville entered into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ on April 21,2021 at the age of 98. For the past twenty-four years, she was an active member of Faith Reformed Church. On a cold winter day, January 22, 1923 in East Jordan, MI, Velda Caroline Payne (Vel) was the...
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Marilyn K. Elhart

June 26, 1936 - April 20, 2021

Marilyn Elhart, 90, of Zeeland passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Video of Funeral and Committal Services: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/4251695168196719 Marilyn was born in Zeeland on June 26, 1930, to Alwin and Marge (Karsten) De Pree. In the seventh grade Justin "Jup" Elhart was "sweet" on Marilyn. Marilyn graduated from Zeeland High School and she married...
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Angie Van Hoven

October 15, 1919 - April 17, 2021

Angie Van Hoven, aged 101, passed away April 17, 2021, at Cook Valley Estates in Grand Rapids, MI. Angie was a long-time resident of Zeeland, Michigan, and was born and raised on a farm southeast of the town. She graduated from Zeeland High School in 1937. Angie graduated from Blodgett School of Nursing in 1940, served in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps in WWII, and then became a visiting...
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William G. "Chief" Gruppen

November 7, 1942 - April 16, 2021

William Glenn Gruppen - 78 "Chief", (as he was affectionately called by many) went peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, surrounded by his wife and 3 sons. Bill was a great community servant, he served on the Zeeland Fire Department for 52 years, with 39 years in the leadership role as Chief. He retired in 2016. Bill loved the Fire Service he also served in a...
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Thomas J. "Tom" Van Kley

December 6, 1941 - April 13, 2021

Thomas J. Van Kley, 79, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Tom is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Rosie), his children: Brian Van Kley, Jennifer (Joshua) Wise, Matthew and Rhonda Van Kley; his step-children: Travis (Tonya) Barber, Michael Barber, Katherine (Eric) Voight, and Miranda (Joseph) Reddy; his sisters: Mardee...
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Matthew Okkema

June 17, 1931 - April 12, 2021

Matthew Okkema of Holland and formerly of Fremont, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021 surrounded by his family. Video of Funeral Service: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/464815811493960 Video of Committal Service: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/125509196233189 Matt was born June 17, 1931 to Matthew Sr. and Mary (Snyder) Okkema in Ridgewood,...
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Lorraine Nykamp

April 12, 1929 - April 12, 2021

Lorraine Nykamp, age 92, entered Heaven on her 92nd birthday on Monday, April 12, 2021 peacefully in her home with her family at her side. Lorraine was a member of Niekerk Christian Reformed Church and volunteered for Appalachian Reach Out for over 10 years. She was born in East Saugatuck and attended East Saugatuck CRC with her family growing up. She was a Holland High School graduate. She...
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Margaret "Marge" Faber

June 23, 1929 - April 11, 2021

Margaret "Marge" Faber was born June 23, 1929, and she passed into glory forever to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2021. Marge was the daughter of Oscar and Catherine (Woudenberg) Faber. She married John Faber in 1952, and John preceded her in death in 2016. Surviving are her son Michael (Andrea) Faber, her precious daughter Lisa-Lynne Faber, grandson Donovan Faber, brother Peter ...
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Carol J. Dykstra

September 9, 1938 - April 8, 2021

Carol J. Dykstra age 82, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021. To view the memorial service of Carol Dykstra, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/2829379903949176 She was the daughter of Peter and Johanna Alphenaar and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, parents and siblings, Cobie Lemmer, Anne DeVries, Henrietta ...
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Margaret Disselkoen

August 13, 1923 - April 7, 2021

Margaret Disselkoen, 97, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and reunited with her husband on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, on what would have been her 78th wedding anniversary. Margaret was born in Hull, Iowa, on August 13, 1923, to Henry and Della (Bouma) Krommendyk. Margaret married Simon Disselkoen in 1943, and they raised their family in Zeeland, Michigan. Simon and Margaret were longtime...
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Peggye J. Hardin

November 21, 1929 - April 4, 2021

Peggye Joyce (McFadden) Hardin was born on November 21, 1929, in Paris, Tennessee, and stepped into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Holland, Michigan. Peggye was the precious wife of Ray Hardin for over sixty-four years and the loving Mom of Kendal and Linda. Peggye was the happiest spending time with family in her beautiful homes in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, and...
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Susan Lokers

May 17, 1952 - April 4, 2021

Susan Lokers, age 68 of Zeeland, met her Lord face to face on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Larry; her children and grandchildren: Eric and Becky Lokers (Naomi and Levi), and Julie and RJ Holstine (Audrey and Hunter); her brothers: Rob and Jill Hansen, and Gary and Carol Hansen; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Linda and Dave Keen, Sally and Tom...
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Elizabeth "Tootie" Krug

September 2, 1932 - March 31, 2021

Elizabeth "Tootie" Krug, age 88, of Burnips, passed away at home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Tootie was a private person, but when visitors came, she could talk for hours. She was devoted to her family and looked forward to the yearly birthday celebrations up north. She especially enjoyed seeing her great-great grandchildren and was certain to have treats ready for...
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Norman Nykamp

July 16, 1950 - March 31, 2021

Norman Nykamp, age 70 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Judy; his children and grandchildren: Chad and Cindy Nykamp (Adelei, Kaela, Hayden), Marc and Tracy Nykamp (Reese, Jack, Hudson), Brian and Ginny Ruch (Brianna, Alayna, Joe), Amanda and Trever Merritt (Kaylee, Taylor, Carter, Chase); his sisters: Jan and Rog DeLong and, Glenda Rogers...
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Joyce E. Bruursema

December 17, 1929 - March 31, 2021

Joyce E. Bruursema, 91, of Zeeland, went home to the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Resthaven Care Center. Joyce was born December 17, 1929, in Grand Rapids. Her parents were John and Alice (Lampen) Boone. She married Charles R. Bruursema Sr. and they raised their five children in Zeeland. They were members of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. ...
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Philip Boss

November 27, 1949 - March 29, 2021

Philip Boss, age 71, of Holland, died Monday March 29 at Holland Hospital after a short battle with lung cancer and Covid. He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Bertha Boss, brothers Peter Boss, Jerry Boss, and John Boss, sister-in-law Mary Boss; father-in-law Bernard Bouwman, sister-in-law Kathryn Bouwman, and grandson Brandon Biolette. Phil was an active member of Third...
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Brenda VerHey

October 20, 1958 - March 27, 2021

Brenda VerHey, age 62 of Holland, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rick VerHey Sr., her children and grandchildren: Rick VerHey Jr (Hunter), Alisha and Chad Guy (Ruthie, Lewis, and Paisley) and many brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Brenda went to college later in life and graduated from Davenport University with honors....
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Adler Grey Nichols

April 21, 2020 - March 26, 2021

Adler Grey Nichols, born on April 21, 2020, passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his parents on March 26, 2021. Adler was full of life and a resilient fighter who never gave up. Adler had the biggest brown eyes matched with a wild full head of hair. He will never be forgotten. Everyone that crossed paths with Adler fell in love with him. Adler is survived by his parents...
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Jodi L. Kraai

April 6, 1965 - March 23, 2021

Jodi Lynn Kraai, age 55, passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2021, surrounded by her beloved family after a valiant, well fought 7-year battle with breast cancer. Jodi was born on April 6, 1965, in Zeeland. Her parents, William and Sally (Plewes) Gruppen, survive her. She is also survived by her husband of 36 years, Kirk Kraai, and she leaves behind her children and grandchildren:...
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Lucy Blauwkamp

June 2, 1934 - March 22, 2021

Lucy Blauwkamp, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. Lucy was born on June 2, 1934 to Henry and Marie Gort. She married Arnold Blauwkamp and raised their family in Zeeland. They were members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Arnold in 2019 and her infant daughter Lori Lynn Blauwkamp. Lucy is survived by children: Shelly and...
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Gertrude Workman

April 2, 1939 - March 15, 2021

Gertrude Workman, age 81, of Allegan, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home. Watch the Funeral Service: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/783043812250657 Gertrude and her husband, Franklin, volunteered around the country with disaster relief agencies, local youth homes and at Grace Youth Camp. She was a member at Hamilton Reformed Church. Gertrude was preceded in...
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