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Our Obituaries

Robert L. Creamer

July 4, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Robert L. Creamer, U.S.M.C. Ret., 90 years old of Zeeland, Michigan, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Robert was born July 4, 1927, in Milton, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Agnes (Drea) Creamer. He graduated from high school and served his country during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps. After WWII, Bob made the Marines his career, and served a total of 22 years before retiring from the...
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Elwin Eding

February 20, 1945 - December 7, 2017

Elwin Eding, age 72 of Bentheim, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, December 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Mary, his children: Tom and Misty Eding, Tammy and Curt Bosch and Troy and Melissa Eding; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Ashley Haveman (Elwin and Eloise), Andrew Eding, Nikki Bosch and Callaway Eding; siblings: Erma Taylor, Eileen and John...
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Gary Lemmen

May 9, 1965 - December 7, 2017

Gary L. Lemmen, age 52, of Zeeland, passed away on December 7, 2017, after a courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, for his positive spirit and outlook on life, even when faced with challenges. When not working as an insurance broker for Northwestern Mutual, he enjoyed...
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Norma Meeuwsen

May 19, 1931 - December 3, 2017

Norma Meeuwsen, age 86, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, December 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Lloyd; her children: Paul and Karie Meeuwsen, Pat and Reed Navis, Jayne and Del Ritsema, Tom and Sherri Meeuwsen, and Dave and Stacey Meeuwsen; 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter; her brother Dr. Jim and Jan...
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Donald "Bud" Pyle

June 24, 1927 - December 3, 2017

Donald "Bud" Pyle, age 90, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Bud graduated from Zeeland High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a charter member of Community Reformed Church where he served as both deacon and elder. He also served as Holland Township Fire Chief. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and...
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William "Bill' Boonstra

December 5, 1928 - December 2, 2017

William "Bill" Boonstra, 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Sheldon Meadows in Hudsonville. Bill was born in Detroit on December 5, 1928. He was raised in Zeeland by his parents Jack and Cora Boonstra. He graduated from Zeeland High School and began working to continue the family business at Boonstra's in downtown Zeeland. Bill served in the U.S. Navy for four...
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Jessie Diekema

February 3, 1922 - November 27, 2017

Jessie Diekema, age 95 of Drenthe, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 27, 2017. She is survived by her children: Eleanor and the Reverend Howard Vugteveen, Bern and Donna Diekema, Jerry and Bonnie Diekema, Kathy Diekema, Cal and Deb Diekema and Doug and Angie Diekema; 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jessie was preceded in death by her...
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Catherine Marie Van Dyke

December 11, 1928 - November 26, 2017

Catherine Marie Van Dyke (Borduin), 88, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Catherine was born in Grand Rapids, on December 11, 1928, to Gerard and Winnie (Compaan) Borduin. She graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and later from Calvin College with her teaching degree. She began teaching at Allendale Christian and also taught later at Adams Christian School...
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Dorothy Lanning

May 30, 1925 - November 25, 2017

Dorothy Lanning, 92, of Zeeland, went home to heaven on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Dorothy was born May 30, 1925, in Zeeland, to Chester and Frances (Boes) Fox. She married Howard Lanning and they raised three daughters together. Dorothy and Howard were long time members of Faith Reformed Church of Zeeland. They also worked hard together in the family business Ottawa Gladiola Bulb Growers...
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Vaughn C Koning

October 27, 1960 - November 21, 2017

Vaughn C. Koning, age 57, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. Vaughn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who lovingly provided for his family and found particular enjoyment in his grandchildren. He also loved to hunt and play softball. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Koning and Shirley Schipper. Vaughn is...
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Clarence Wolters

August 22, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Clarence Wolters, age 86 of Zeeland, went home to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior Saturday, November 18, 2017. Clarence was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and his family was a source of his joy. From him they learned faithfulness, a strong work ethic, and serving with humility. He loved the Lord and was faithful to Him, his wife and family. He is...
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George Van Der Kooi

September 11, 1940 - November 16, 2017

George E Van Der Kooi, age 77, of Borculo, passed away at home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday morning, November 16, 2017, surrounded by family following a short battle with cancer. George was a pillar in his church Shekinah Revival Ministries (Faith Christian Center) including being an Elder, Deacon, Trustee and greeter. He is best known for his loving...
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Jean Essenburg

December 31, 1950 - November 12, 2017

Jean Essenburg, 66, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Jean was born in Holland, Michigan, to C. Max and Esther (Laman) Flowerday on New Years Eve in 1950. In 1969 she graduated from Holland High School, and went on to Pine Rest Nursing School, graduating in 1970. Jean married the love of her life, Irv Essenburg, on September 11, 1970, at First Reformed Church of Holland. ...
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Sharon Fales

March 28, 1965 - November 10, 2017

Sharon D Fales, age 52, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Sharon was born in Grand Rapids to Jack and Mary (Burmania) Walburg and was the oldest of three children. She had a fond love for gardening and going on motorcycle rides with her husband. After graduating high school, she attended Hope College in Holland. She worked for many...
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Joan Treffers

July 25, 1941 - November 9, 2017

Joan Treffers, age 76 of Zeeland went home to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Thursday, November 9, 2017. She is survived by her husband Joe of 54 years, her three sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Dave and Gwen Treffers (Mike Treffers and his fiancé Kristen Martin and Carrie and Russ King), Dan and Tam Treffers (Dani Treffers and her fiancé Alex Elenbaas, Noah, Jordyn and...
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Sharon Helder

June 24, 1958 - November 5, 2017

Sharon Helder, age 59 of Holland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, November 5, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dave; her children and grandchildren: Joel Helder (Chase and Carson), Susan and Mitch Brower (Grant, Gracie and Easton), Jenny and Ross Vandermyde (Kaden, Brylen and Kinslee); siblings: Jim and Cindy Lamer, Bob and Mary Beth Lamer; father and mother...
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Anita Krommendyk

June 1, 1973 - October 28, 2017

Anita Krommendyk, age 44 of Oakland, was welcomed home into the loving arms of the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 28, 2017 after many years of dealing with the struggles of a lingering childhood illness,. She is survived by her parents Andrew and Joyce Krommendyk; her siblings: Bryan and Sue Krommendyk, Ron Krommendyk and Carolyn and Don Dekker; nieces, nephews and great niece: Whitney...
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Bernard "Bernie" Ebels

January 10, 1930 - October 25, 2017

Bernard "Bernie" Ebels, age 87, passed away on October 25, 2017 and went to be with his Lord and Savior. Bernie was known as father, grandfather, mentor, coach, teacher, volunteer, salesman, deacon/elder, bus driver, and dedicated member of North Holland Reformed Church. He was a life-long salesmen and was employed by Sears, Great Lakes Interiors and Carpet Bonanza through the years. He was...
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Harvey Beltman

October 16, 1930 - October 22, 2017

Harvey J. Beltman, 87, left his earthly body after a beautiful sunset on October 22, 2017. Harvey was born and raised on the family farm in Overisel. The farm boy moved and became a lifelong resident of Zeeland. Harvey was a longstanding member of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Harvey served in many roles at church, and was an all-around fix-it man at church. He worked for Herman...
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Marcia Boerigter

November 5, 1943 - October 21, 2017

Marcia Boerigter passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was 73. Marcia was a loving wife and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She particularly enjoyed her grandchildren and spending time with them. Before she died, she was able to hold her newest great-grandchild which was born just three weeks ago which brought her great joy. She loved camping and...
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Donald Stamp

July 20, 1926 - October 17, 2017

Donald Stamp, 91, of Freedom Village in Holland, formerly of Buffalo, New York, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Don was born July 20, 1926, in Buffalo, New York, to Howard and Margaret (Shuttleworth) Stamp. He graduated from high school and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. After his service to his country he would go on to get his master...
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Louis Taylor

April 21, 1918 - October 14, 2017

Louis Taylor, age 99 of Allendale, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette; his daughter Lili Wyngarden; his son Norman Taylor; his granddaughter Bethany Taylor and his great granddaughter Gracie Dutmers. Louis is survived by his children: Yvonne and Dan Ritsema and Jack and Phyllis Taylor; son-in-law: Mike Wyngarden; grandchildren and great...
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John Theodore Hoogland

February 12, 1923 - October 13, 2017

John Theodore Hoogland, passed away at age 94. John was born February 12, 1923 in Bozeman, Montana to Frank and Margaret Hoogland. He married Esther Meengs 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 (Craig) VanDenBerg, Karter ...
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Pastor Calvin W. Niewenhuis

January 7, 1928 - October 8, 2017

Pastor Calvin W. Niewenhuis, age 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Pastor Niewenhuis was a member of North Street Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland, MI, after retiring and serving 37 years as pastor of Calvin CRC in LeMars, IA; First CRC in Waupun, WI; North Street CRC in Zeeland, MI; Bethel CRC in Paterson, NJ; Platte CRC in Platte, SD; Noordeloos CRC in...
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Hazel Kamps

April 1, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Hazel Kamps, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 90 of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, October 7, 2017. She is survived by her children: Dick and Lynn Kamps of Muskegon, Linda and Dave Van Appledorn of Holland and Laurie and Joel Walters of Allen, TX; 11 Grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren: sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Arlene Morren, Carl Immink, Ethel Karsten...
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Timothy Jay MacDonald

June 21, 1985 - October 4, 2017

Timothy Jay MacDonald, 32, of Harbor House, formerly of Holland, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Tim was born June 21, 1985, in Grand Rapids, to Keith Sr. and Mary (Morley) MacDonald. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his siblings: Diane Lynn MacDonald, Steven Jay MacDonald. He is survived by his parents, his brothers: Keith Jr. and Ashley MacDonald, Jeffrey MacDonald;...
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John Vandermyde

October 20, 1932 - October 3, 2017

John Vandermyde, 84, was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. John was born October 20, 1932, in Riverdale, Illinois, to John and Ruth (Johnson) Vandermyde. John served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. John was a longtime member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. Holland Post. He found the love of his life Joyce Marie Walters and they married on...
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Iola Statema

December 13, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Iola Statema, age 87, of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She is survived by her children: Virgil and Carol Statema, Vivian and Scott Boss, Mary and Mark Huizenga, Leo and Cherie Statema, Jane and Ulee Moore, Kendall and Christi Statema, Becky and Tom Vanden Bosch, Beth and Jim Hansen and Kathy and Mario Austin; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; siblings: Howard and...
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David Lameris

January 7, 1939 - October 2, 2017

David Lameris, 78, of Dorr, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. David was born January 7, 1939, in Denver, Colorado, to Andrew and Ruth (Joling) Lameris. He enjoyed serving in the Boy Scouts for over 40 years, and was himself an Eagle Scout. Dave was a teacher, a talented craftsman, who loved the out of doors. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Maryellen, children: Gary Lameris...
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Gerald Van Nuil

February 4, 1924 - September 27, 2017

Gerald Van Nuil, 93, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Gerald was born February 4, 1924, in Zeeland, Michigan, to John and Grace (Berghorst) Van Nuil. He married Juletta De Witt on April 15, 1947, and they were long time members of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Gerald worked at Chris Craft and later retired from Bristol Meyers after many years working in the...
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Jamis Scott Thompson

September 21, 2017 - September 21, 2017

In God's eternal wisdom, Jamis Scott Thompson, beloved son of Jeff and Abby Thompson, was born into his eternal home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Jamis is also survived by his big sister Molly, his grandparents: Marlene Van Den Top of Doon, Iowa, Tim and Kristi Thompson of Grand Rapids; great-grandparents: Minard and Cora Van Den Top of Hull, Iowa, Robert and LaDonna Thompson of Caledonia...
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Caroline Kreuze

May 11, 1930 - September 21, 2017

Caroline Kreuze, age 87 of Overisel, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bert; her children: Jerry and Karen Kreuze, Ken and Sally Kreuze and Bev Kreuze; daughter-in-law Karen Kreuze; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lori and Barrett Bloenk (Andrew and Henry), Julie and Dominique De...
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Elaine Van Zoeren

February 14, 1922 - September 20, 2017

Elaine Van Zoeren, age 95 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She is survived by her children: Barbara and Gary Blaukamp, Jane and Richard Michmerhuizen and Mary and Jim Dornbos; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren: Chuck and Karen Blaukamp (Maggie and Maisie Blaukamp), Cyndie and Paul Morley (Adam and Megan Morley), Joseph and Rhonda Michmerhuizen (Taylor and Ryan...
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Edward Berghorst

September 25, 1930 - September 17, 2017

Edward Berghorst, 86, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Ed was born in Zeeland on September 25, 1930, to John and Hattie (Lemmen) Berghorst. Ed graduated from Zeeland High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Ed married the love of his life, Hester Dykema, on March 25, 1953, while serving in the Air Force. Ed began working at Zeeland...
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Tammie Crum

February 23, 1963 - September 14, 2017

Tammie Crum, age 54, of Zeeland passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Crum; her parents, Lee and Luella Hedlund; her siblings: Randy and LaLoni Hedlund, Teresa Sutcliffe and Jon Hedlund. Tammie graduated from Plattsmouth High School, in Plattsmouth, NE in 1981. She loved animals and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. A time of...
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Maxwell James Wiersma

March 27, 2009 - September 9, 2017

**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VISITATION TIME** Maxwell James Wiersma, 8 years old, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Max was born in Grand Rapids on March 27, 2009, one minute before his twin brother Wesley. Max and Wes were baptized at Haven Christian Reformed Church and attended Lincoln Elementary in Zeeland. Max was quick to smile, slow to complain, and brought joy to...
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Clarabelle Boeve

February 16, 1924 - September 6, 2017

Clarabelle "Belle" Boeve, age 93 of Holland, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Dennis and Karen (Sue) Boeve of Holland (Meredith and Matt Bauder and Kayleen and Kevin Alferink), Carol Boeve of Zeeland (Michelle and Scott Ling), Ron and Teri Boeve of Hamilton (Jeramie Boeve), Anna and Steven Van Oss of Hamilton (Jon...
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Glen Boerman

February 2, 1945 - September 4, 2017

Glen Boerman, 72, of Bentheim, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, surrounded by his family. Glen was born February 2, 1945, to Justin and Gertrude (Elshuis) Boerman. Glen lived in Bentheim his entire life. He drove truck for Holland Motor Express/USF-Holland for 29 years. He was a member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church and a former member of Bentheim Reformed Church. He had...
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Stephen "Steve" Hiltunen

July 6, 1962 - September 2, 2017

Stephen Hiltunen, 55, of West Olive, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. Steve was born in L'Anse, Michigan, July 6, 1962, to Richard and Charlene (LeClaire) Hiltunen. He graduated from Baraga High School class of 1980, and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in accounting. Steve met the love of his life, Michele Bekins, and they married September 4, 1993. They...
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Earl Teague

July 6, 1953 - August 30, 2017

Earl Teague, age 64 of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Darla; his sons: Shane and Aaron; his sisters: Ann Van Raalte and Beth and Rick Rosekrans; father and mother-in-law Sherwin and Dorene Terpstra; brothers-in-law: Steve and Norma Terpstra and Scott and Carla Terpstra. Earl was a member of Community Reformed...
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Kathy Zeerip

April 6, 1947 - August 24, 2017

Kathy Zeerip, 70, of Drenthe, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. Kathy was born April 6, 1947, in Holland, Michigan, to Kenneth and Norma (Markvluwer) Douma. Kathy graduated from Holland Christian High School where she met Wayne Zeerip. Kathy started working at Holland Motor Express and she and Wayne were married February 11, 1972. They built their home in Drenthe and raised their...
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Eugene "Gene" Sal

August 24, 1950 - August 23, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Sal age 66, of Zeeland passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 due to complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was the son of Fred and Henrietta (Zeerip) Sal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Step-Father, Ray Zeerip and in-laws, Rev. Sebastian and Henrietta Cammenga. Gene began his career at Fleetwood Furniture while a high school coop student and finished...
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Evelyn Wozniak

May 17, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Evelyn Edith (Monette Wcisel) Wozniak, 89, formerly of Long Rapids, MI, passed away August 21, 2017 in Holland, Michigan after an extended illness. She was born Edith Evelyn Monette to Antoine and Elsie Luella Jenkins Monette on May 17, 1928. After her birth mother passed away less than a week later, she was soon adopted by Anthony and Elizabeth Wcisel, and her name changed to Evelyn Edith...
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Alice Visser

July 11, 1921 - August 14, 2017

Alice (Meekhof) (Post) Visser July 11, 1921 to August 14, 2017. Our beloved wife and mother Alice Visser passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2017. Her passion was love for Jesus and her family, she enjoyed life to the fullest and loved gifting her talent for writing poems, making bread, knitting and crochet; she also loved her winter vacations in Florida....
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Marjorie Anderson

September 26, 1926 - August 14, 2017

Marjorie Anderson, 90, of Holland, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. Marjorie was born September 26, 1926, in Oakland, Michigan, to John and Gertie (Ver Beek) Hoeve, the oldest of 11 children. She worked after her schooling was completed and enjoyed traveling with friends until she met a young man named John Anderson. Marjorie and John were married and later raised their three children in...
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Eleanor Dozeman

November 12, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Eleanor Dozeman, age 86 of Zeeland, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. She is survived by her children: Randy and Phyllis Dozeman, Sandy and Bob Vander Zwaag, Diane and Randy Smith and Mike and Linnay Dozeman; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and Lord willing one more on the way; and her sister Lorraine Nykamp. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn on September 20,...
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Calvin Van Den Elst

February 21, 1947 - August 11, 2017

Calvin Van Den Elst, age 70, passed away in his home on August 11, 2017. Calvin was a member of Vriesland Reformed Church and formerly of Peace Reformed. Faith, family and fellowship were the core values of Cal's life. Old Cal, a self given nick-name, enjoyed sharing his faith while meeting new people when traveling, fishing and camping. Cal would engage anyone in a conversation. He was...
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Jim Vanden Bosch

August 9, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Jim Vanden Bosch, 59, of Zeeland, died Thursday, August 10, 2017. Jim was born August 9, 1958, in Holland, Michigan, to John and Betty (Vander West) Vanden Bosch. Jim grew up on the north side of Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1977. He worked for Prince Corporation and then started his career at the Ottawa County Road Commission in 1983. He married the love of his...
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Gordon Rietman

August 6, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Gordon Rietman, age 85 of Zeeland passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Thelma; his children: Greg and Carole Rietman, Bill and Jan Rietman and Shelly Hardecki; grandchildren: Danielle Hardecki, Alex Hardecki, Alison Rietman, Aaron Knoll, Angela Schaddelee, Travis Rietman, Rick Smith; 1 great granddaughter and 7 step great grandchildren; sister Beatrice...
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Marie Geurink

August 6, 1930 - July 29, 2017

Marie Agnes Geurink, age 86, peacefully passed away in her home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Marie was a HUGE giver of herself, her time and her talents. She was known for her amazing baking, serving spirit, and quilting skills which each member of her family benefited. A display of Marie's quilting abilities will be present at the service on Thursday as a tribute to...
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Martha Rose Wielenga

April 6, 1921 - July 28, 2017

Martha Rose Wielenga, 96, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was born April 6, 1921, in Zurich, Switzerland, to Albert and Martha (Kohler) Grau. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1927. Martha graduated from Grand Rapids Central and contributed to the war effort in manufacturing during WWII. After the war she met Pier Wielenga and they married in...
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Donald Wierda

September 30, 1931 - July 27, 2017

Donald Wierda, age 85 of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, July 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betty"; his sons: David Wierda and Del and Angela Wierda; his grandchildren and great grandson: Abraham Wierda, Maria Wierda, Elijah Wierda, Nathan and Jourdan Lamse, Kyle and Josie Lamse (Jack), Justin Schuitema and Keaton Wierda; siblings:...
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Cameron Homan

October 17, 2016 - July 23, 2017

Cameron Homan, age 9 months, passed away on July 23, 2017. Cameron was the super hero of the family and was strong his entire life. His sister, Alyssa, called him "Little Cutie!" and he was dearly loved. He is preceded in death by his brother, Braylen. He is survived by his parents, Matt & Amanda Homan; sister, Alyssa; grandparents, Bob & Sherry Pabst, Ron & Joanna Homan; great...
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Doris Broekhuis

May 22, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Doris Broekhuis, age 89 of Zeeland passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She is survived by her siblings: Hazel Timmer of Overisel, Ted Broekhuis of California and Elaine and Paul Van Heuvelen of Holland; brother-in-law Roger and June Zoet of Holland and several nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, John and Tena Broekhuis; her siblings: Harriet Sternberg-Bultman, Jay...
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Doug Boetsma

November 28, 1960 - July 18, 2017

Doug Boetsma, age 56 of Zeeland, went home to be with Jesus, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family at his home. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gaye; his children and grandchildren: Stephanie and Allen Young (Grayson, Wrenn and Madelyn) and Justin and Jen Boetsma; his mother Marian Boetsma; his sister Carol and Chuck De Witte; his mother-in-law Alma De Kock; sister-in-law:...
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Ruth E. Brummel

March 29, 1953 - July 17, 2017

Ruth E. Brummel, 64, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at her home. Ruth was born March 29, 1953, in Holland, Michigan, to William and Joyce (Kooyers) Heeringa. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and later married Ronald Brummel. Ruth and Ron raised their family in Zeeland and they are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Ruth often served at the Grow...
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George Voss

June 25, 1959 - July 15, 2017

George B. Voss, age 58, passed away at his home on July 15, 2017. George was a former member of Pillar Christian Reformed Church and Second Reformed of Zeeland. He was former resident of Village View Home, Parkview Home, and finally at Hansma Home in Coopersville, MI. He is preceded in death by his parents, George & Marion Voss. George is survived by his siblings; Andy & Jane Voss of...
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Debra Lynn Breuker

July 16, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Debra Lynn Breuker, 59, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at her home. Deb was born in Holland, Michigan, July 16, 1957, to Donald and Donna (Lampen) Hulst. She graduated from Holland High School in 1975 and married Steve Breuker. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter Elizabeth. She worked for 19 years at Prince Corporation. Deb and Steve and family are...
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Adrienne F. Smith

November 12, 1935 - July 13, 2017

Adrienne F. Smith, age 81, of Zeeland, passed away July 13, 2017. She is survived by her children: Paula and Gene Phillips, Sara Smith, Brian and Kristen Smith, Janelle and Dan Schamper and Elizabeth Smith all of Zeeland; Adrienne is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She loved her Lord, Family, & Friends, unconditionally and without hesitation. She will be greatly...
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Gerald "Jerry" Huyser

August 14, 1926 - July 12, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Huyser, age 90 of Zeeland went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Gerald was a member of Hudsonville Reformed Church. Previously, he served as full time organist for Beaverdam Reformed Church for 60 years as well as serving as an elder and Sunday School teacher. He was the owner of the Huyser Grocery Store in Beaverdam from 1950-1972 and...
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Eleanor Van Dam

November 4, 1923 - July 9, 2017

Eleanor Van Dam, 93, of Forest Grove, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. Eleanor was born in Coral, Michigan, to Leo and Annie Bernice (McGinnis) Rowland, on November 4, 1923. She graduated from high school and later married Harvey Van Dam. Eleanor and Harvey raised their children and lived in New Era while teaching there. The Van Dam family moved to Portage, Michigan, when the children were...
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Gordon DeJonge

October 22, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Gordon DeJonge, age 91 of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 8, 2017 with his family by his side. Gord was born in Zeeland on October 22, 1925 to Martin and Angeline DeJonge. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Norma Venhuizen and children, Barb (Curt) VanDeRiet, Bruce (Chris) DeJonge, Ron (Jann) DeJonge and daughter-in-law Mimi DeJonge, all of Zeeland; 12...
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Junior Mast

November 20, 1934 - July 1, 2017

Junior Mast, age 82 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myra; his children: Cal and Lori Mast of Denair, CA, Mark and Tina Mast of Rainy River, Ontario, Canada, Larry and Kim Mast of Drenthe; grandchildren: Rebekah Mast, Stephen and Lynnea Mast, Nathan and Shalayne Mast, Jason and Karessa Mast, Tim and Abby Mast,...
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Marian Louise Freeman

July 26, 1923 - June 24, 2017

Marian Louise Freeman, age 93, of Georgetown Twp, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Sheldon Meadows Living Center. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Karl, in 1996. Marian is survived by her: Children Judy (Don) De Kock of Byron Center Jack (Peggy) Freeman of Holland Joan (Tom) Conner of Hudsonville John (Sandi) Freeman of Holland Jim (Deb) Freeman of Grandville Jeff...
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Gary Jaarsma

February 26, 1943 - June 23, 2017

Gary Jaarsma, age 74 of West Olive, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born in Allendale to the late Gerrit and Sally Jaarsma on February 26, 1943. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 35 years; his children: Kristi and Terry Geertman of West Olive, Marc and Kristine Jaarsma of Holland, Monica and Shannon Sageser of Georgetown, Kentucky; 6...
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Anna Ann De Roo

January 16, 1919 - June 17, 2017

Anna "Ann" De Roo, age 98 of Borculo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, June 17, 2017. She is survived by her children: Gret and Calvin Kuyers, Larry and Linda De Roo, Judy and Marvin Lubbers, Bill and Sherry De Roo, David and Laura De Roo, Arn and Julie De Roo, Phyllis and David Naberhuis, Terry and Karen De Roo, Randy and Jodi De Roo; daughters-in-law: Sara and Jaime...
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Perle Goodman, Jr.

July 13, 1933 - June 16, 2017

Perle Goodman Jr. age 83 of Burnips, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. After serving in the Army at the end of the Korean War, Perle ran Moored Farm Supply in Hopkins for many years. He also served as a firefighter, assistant chief and chief of the Salem Township Fire Department. Perle is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yvonne Goodman; children: Todd (Diana) Goodman, Gary (Missy)...
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Joseph Nichelson

November 3, 1988 - June 15, 2017

Joseph Nichelson, age 28, passed away on June 15, 2017. Joseph loved his family and was a follower of Jesus Christ. He was a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. He earned his Eagle Scout which is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. He served his country in the Army National Guard through the Afghanistan War, completing four years of active duty and two years of...
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Samantha Lubbers

November 17, 1999 - June 12, 2017

Samantha Lubbers, 17, of Zeeland, went to her heavenly home Monday, June 12, 2017. Samantha was born in Zeeland, November 17, 1999, to Doug and Lisa (Regnerus) Lubbers. She was raised on the Lubbers family farm in Beaverdam. Samantha attended Heritage Christian School and was going to be a senior at Covenant Christian High School in the fall. Samantha and her family are members of Georgetown...
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Jean Ebels

January 4, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Jean Ebels, age 86, passed away on June 12, 2017 and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Jean was a passionate fan of her grandchildren and loved them deeply, a faithful prayer warrior, and with her husband a dedicated member of North Holland Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bernie; children, Doug & Barb Becksfort, Scott & Marcia Ebels, Dan & Jan Ebels, Doug &...
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Howard Gruppen

April 1, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Howard Gruppen, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gertrude; his children: Larry and Louise Gruppen of Ann Arbor, Sandy and John KleinHorsman of Grand Haven, Marcia and Jim Williams of Hamilton and Tom and Shel Gruppen of Hudsonville; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Tim and Maria Gruppen, Matthew Gruppen, Alisa...
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Mary Oetman

November 5, 1930 - June 5, 2017

Mary Oetman, age 86 of Zeeland, passed away on June 5, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. Mary was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland, and participated in the Priscilla Society and the Adult Bible Class. She is preceded in death by her husband Harvey. She is survived by her children; Linda & Farouk Karachy, Sherie & David Bernal, Bev & Al Russell; 7 grandchildren,...
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Donna Kossen

February 12, 1952 - June 5, 2017

Donna Kossen, 65, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2017, at the University of Michigan Hospital. Donna was born on February 12, 1952, to Henry and Clara (Raak) Overzet. She graduated from Zeeland High School. Donna married David Kossen on October 6, 1972. They raised their family in Zeeland and were members of North Street Christian Reformed Church. Donna worked in payroll for...
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Maria Johanna Jakubiak

July 24, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Maria Johanna Jakubiak, 92, of Zeeland, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017. The youngest of five children, Maria was born on July 24, 1924, in the town of Souburg, in the Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands. As a young teen, her life changed dramatically when her country became occupied by the Nazi regime during WWII. The atrocities that she and her family witnessed during that...
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Margaret Kiekover

November 18, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Margaret Kiekover, age 91 of Zeeland went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 2, 2017. Margaret was unassuming and always put others ahead of herself. As a homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school, was involved in missions, mentoring and other activities. She...
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Julie Genzink

August 4, 1997 - June 1, 2017

Julie Genzink, age 19 of Hamilton, passed away at Spectrum Health on June 1, 2017 due to severe head injuries. Julie graduated from Hamilton High School in 2016 and had completed one year at Grand Valley State University in hopes of receiving a degree in therapeutic recreation. While in high school, she played volleyball, golf, and tennis. She enjoyed spending time outdoors in many ways....
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Jeanne Nyland

June 18, 1922 - May 29, 2017

Jeanne Nyland, 93, of Zeeland, went Home to be with her Lord Monday, May 29, 2017. Jeanne was born in Milwaukee on June 6, 1923, to Walter and Margaret (Milke) Heiden. She graduated high school and later married the love of her life, Edward Nyland, in 1949. Jeanne and Ed raised their family in Holland and were longtime members of Ebenezer Reformed Church. Jeanne worked at Wiersma Realty for...
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Dorothy Walters

June 18, 1922 - May 27, 2017

Dorothy Walters, 94, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Dorothy was born in Zeeland on June 18, 1922, to John C. and Marie (De Bruine) Walters. She graduated from Zeeland High School. Dorothy was a member of Second Reformed Church until her marriage to Jerome Walters in 1946 when she joined First Reformed Church. Dorothy engaged in many church activities, singing in the choir,...
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Angeline Marie Vander Meulen

November 14, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Angeline Marie Vander Meulen age 95, of Zeeland, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Vander Meulen in 1988. She was a member of Fairview Reformed Church. Angie is survived by her children; Wendell Alan and Sharon Vander Meulen of Belmont, John Vander Meulen of Grand Rapids, Mary Kay and John Windemuller of Zeeland,...
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Robin Diemer

August 13, 1959 - May 19, 2017

Robin Diemer, age 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 19, 2017. Robin was content in life and family and found comfort and assurance in her faith. She served her community as church secretary, at Family Research Council, and the Zeeland Schools in a variety of capacities. She is survived by her husband, Daryl; children, Keri & Brian Ackerman, Corrie & Chelsea Diemer, and...
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Joan Berens

July 13, 1930 - May 16, 2017

Joan Berens, 86, of Drenthe, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home. Joan was born July 13, 1930, at the family home in Drenthe, to Herman and Minnie (Beyer) Berens. She was a lifelong member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church. Joan worked for many years at Palmbos Eggs prior to her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Howard Berens, sister Anita...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Borst

May 22, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Dorothy Jean Borst, 90, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Logan, West Virginia. Dorothy was born on May 22, 1926 in Wayne, Illinois to Clayton and Gladys (Player) Smith. She received a Bachelor and Master of Music Education Degree from the University of Michigan. While a student, she attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen as a piano major. "Dottie" taught music for...
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Dylan Compagner

March 9, 1993 - May 12, 2017

Dylan Compagner, age 24, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 2017. He is survived by his parents: Linnay Compagner and Corey (Carrie) Compagner; his brother Nick Compagner; step-siblings: Austin, Sara and Adam Sandberg; grandparents: Ron and Betty Compagner, Lin Compagner and Jeff Engelsman; great grandmother Gertrude Hulst; aunts and uncles: Brent and Emily Ellens, Steve and Shawn...
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Frederick Grassmid

May 31, 1917 - May 10, 2017

Frederick Grassmid, age 99, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Sheldon Meadows Living Center. He was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Grassmid, great-grandson, Trannon; brother and his wife Chet and Reka Grassmid. Fred is survived by his daughters: Patricia Brown of St. Petersburg, FL, Joyce...
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Josephine Hill

January 29, 1941 - May 7, 2017

Josephine Hill age 76, of Holland, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Flowers. Josephine was born in 1941 in Mill Shoals, Illinois to Marion and Ethel Mayhue. She moved to Zeeland with her family in 1985 and attended the New Richmond Baptist Church. She worked mostly as an Administrative Assistant, retiring from Life...
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Gordon Brower

May 23, 1923 - May 3, 2017

Gordon Brower, age 93 of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy; his children: Sherwin and Carol Brower of Bentheim, Randy and Cyndy Brower of Bentheim and Debra and Les Meiste of Hamilton; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kerri and Steve Spaman (Kelsey and Levi), Steve Brower (Samantha), Phil and Kim Brower (Averie, Hudson and Jasper...
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Gladys DeWitte

November 19, 1924 - May 1, 2017

Gladys DeWitte, 92, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Gladys was born November 19, 1924, in Blendon Township, to Charles and Christine (Vruggink) Wabeke. Gladys married Leonard De Witte June 26, 1946. Len and Gladys raised their family in Drenthe and they were members of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church. Gladys was a dedicated wife and mother first, and a beautician second. ...
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Adrian VanderVliet

June 1, 1925 - April 27, 2017

Adrian VanderVliet, age 91 of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Adrian was born to Gerrit and Martje VanderVliet in Kattendyke, Netherlands on June 1, 1925. He served in the Dutch Navy and was a part of the Dutch Underground Resistance during WWII. Adrian was employed as the head of engineering at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids and later retired from Botma Plumbing. ...
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Joanna DeWitt

November 29, 1922 - April 24, 2017

Joanna (Bosch) DeWitt, 94, of Forest Grove, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 24, 2017. Joanna's life was a life of service. She had a sweet and tender spirit, and a passion for growing tomatoes. If you were ever fortunate to visit Joanna her grateful parting words were always, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Mother was a treasure to her family and she will be greatly missed by her...
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Phillip Anthony "Tony" Underwood

December 30, 1951 - April 21, 2017

Phillip Anthony "Tony" Underwood, 65, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 21, 2017. Tony was born in Arkansas and grew up in Holland. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Tony was mechanically talented and worked for several years at Martin Transportation Systems. He was a member of Shekinah Revival Ministries in Holland. Tony also loved fishing,...
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Rosemary Sharda

May 7, 1947 - April 5, 2017

Rosemary Sharda, age 69, of Zeeland, went home to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Victor; her children and grandchildren: Steve and Becky Sharda (Caleb, Jaedyn and Kinley), Dan and Stacey Shoemaker (Cameron and Tanner), and Scott and Jane Sharda (Celia, Quinn and Maxwell); her sister Helen and Steve Mosterd; her...
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Glady Karsten

October 2, 1919 - March 30, 2017

Glady Karsten, 97, of Zeeland, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. A witness to almost a century of American history Glady sang her way through 8 decades of involvement in music. She focused her life on the linchpins of family and faith. Marrying the love of her life, Henry, in 1945, she ventured into music with groups such as the Zeeland Civic Chorus (charter member and 60 year participant...
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Dorothy Ann Harrison

October 15, 1923 - March 29, 2017

Dorothy Ann Harrison age 93, of Zeeland, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, and a grandson, Joshua T. Harrison. Dorothy was the daughter of Albert and Gertrude Van Ommen, and worked for DePree's Department Store and the Holland Sentinel, Zeeland office. Dorothy is survived by her children, Timothy and Kathy Harrison of Maine, Thomas Harrison...
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Bonita Gayle "Bonnie" Postma

October 21, 1953 - March 25, 2017

Bonnie lost her hard fought battle against cancer the morning of Saturday, March 25, in the loving arms of her husband Dave. They were the love of each other's lives for more than 43 years. She is now planting a wonderful garden in heaven with her father James. Bonnie had more than a green thumb, her yard was the envy of everyone who saw it. Bonnie received a Master Gardner degree from MSU...
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John Myaard

January 20, 1933 - March 18, 2017

John Myaard, age 84 of Holland, was peacefully received into the presence of Jesus Christ Saturday, March 18, 2017. John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara; children: Mike Myaard, Lori Tanis, Tim (Tracy) Myaard; grandchildren: Tena and Joe Myaard, Joshua (Anna) Tanis, Jordan (Jennifer) Tanis, Tyler (Michelle) Tanis, and JD and Kate Myaard; step-children: Jim Shuck, Susan (Ryan) Huber...
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Alvin Brouwer

March 5, 1933 - March 17, 2017

Alvin Brouwer, age 84 of Drenthe, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Isla; his children: Dale and Laurie Brouwer, Ken and Dawn Brouwer; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Ashley and Marty Brower (Laila, Peyton and Elowyn), Corey and Amanda Brouwer, Mitch and Gabby Brouwer, Travis and Heidi Brouwer (Brady and Halle) and Kelli and Corey Boerman;...
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Joan Hoffman

May 28, 1933 - March 17, 2017

Joan Hoffman, 83, of Overisel and recently of Royal Park, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. Joan was born in Hastings, Michigan, on May 28, 1933, to Byron and Elsie (Thorton) Payne. She graduated from Zeeland High School and later married Junior Hoffman on August 30, 1951. They raised their children on the family farm in Overisel, and they were members of Overisel Reformed Church. Joan...
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Severo Serna, Sr.

November 6, 1943 - March 17, 2017

Severo Serna Sr., age 73 of West Olive passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. He is survived by his children: JR and Kitrina Serna, Jaime and Jennifer Serna, MaryAnne and David Cupp, Alex and Lisa Serna; nine grandchildren: Jay, Alessa, Rachael, Jaime Jr., Andrea, Alexia, James, Jaxon, Charley; great grandson Michael Serna and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his...
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Iola Padding

July 7, 1929 - March 15, 2017

Iola Padding, 87, of Zeeland, died Thursday, March 15, 2017. Iola was born July 7, 1929, to John and Ruth (Fox) Padding, in Zeeland, Michigan. She graduated from Zeeland High School and at the age of 18 started her career working for Zeeland Public Schools. She worked in the office at Zeeland High for several years and the last 10 years of her career in the administration office. Iola...
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Ronald Lezman

May 1, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Ronald Lezman, age 77 of Hamilton, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Doug and Missi Lezman (Collin and Chelsey Lezman, Cameron Lezman and Robert Lezman-Taylor) and Nancy and Jesse Martinez (Alexandria and Aaron Brock, Ariana and John Marcum, Mercedes Martinez, Jessie Martinez and Remy Martinez); sisters and brothers-in-law: Eleanor and Nelvin...
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