Our Obituaries

Patrick Kenneth Lasher

July 19, 1988 - January 22, 2018

Patrick Kenneth Lasher of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 29 years of age. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 19, 1988, Patrick was a successful account manager by trade, but more than that, Patrick loved life outside of work. He was a proud father of Liam Patrick Lasher (11 months). He was an avid Michigan Football fan, scratch golfer, accomplished...
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Terry Lee Frasier

December 31, 1946 - January 22, 2018

Terry Lee Frasier, age 71, of Walker passed away on January 22, 2018. Terry is survived by his beloved wife Geraldine and their children, Tim Frasier, Nicki (Tommy) Strach, Renee (Mark) Wawrzyniak and Brett (Angela) Ulanch; four grandsons Codie, Nick, Andrew and Adam; sister Barb (Roger) Strong; brother David Strickland and as well as by his "little buddy Izzy" and many other dear family members...
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Kathleen Jane Enell

November 8, 1925 - January 19, 2018

Kathleen Enell, 92 of Grand Rapids passed away, on Friday January 19, 2018. She was born in 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly. Kathleen is also predeceased by her husband Melvin Enell; son Richard Enell and brother Keith Kelly.She is survived by her son Jon (Jennie) Enell; daughter-in-law Janet Enell; grandchildren Jennifer (Joseph) Peters, Jill Ploeg, Julie (Michael) Parish, Brian ...
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Ronald H. McKay

February 4, 1934 - January 19, 2018

Ronald H. McKay, age 83, of Comstock Park, loving husband, father, and grandfather, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday January 19, 2018. Ron is now reunited with his wife, Joyce, of 46 years. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his children; Tracy (Jerry), Cam (Paula), April (Jack), and Brenda. Grandchildren; Ryan, Justin, Gabrielle, Joshua, Jessica, Nicole, Austin (Elana), Cassidy,...
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Maria de La Luz Medina-Martinez

March 2, 1985 - January 18, 2018


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Michael James Raudenbush, Sr.

August 5, 1944 - January 16, 2018

Michael James Raudenbush Sr., age 73, of Grand Rapids passed away, on January 16, 2018. He was born in Harvey, Illinois in 1944 to the late Nellie and Charles Raudenbush. Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Kathy (Holton); children Heather (Steve) Burke, Michael (Mariza) Raudenbush; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; in-laws Karen (Gary) Biegler, Kevin (Carol) Holton, Kris ...
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Roger William Uecker

September 27, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Roger William Uecker, age 86, of Grand Rapids went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 14, 2018. He was born in Grand Rapids in the fall of 1931 to the late Emil and Lila [Passmore] Uecker. Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Rita (Mahder) and their children Ruth (John) Lueders, Ronald (Tammy) Uecker, and Richard (Catherine) Uecker, three grandchildren, one great...
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Phillip Lee Anderson

January 23, 1940 - January 11, 2018

Phillip Lee Anderson, aged 77, of Grandville MI, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in 1940, in Coquille, OR to the late Deuward and Shirley Anderson. Along with his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his sister Sharilyn Cochran. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mae and their Daughters Sally (Alvin) Kawamura of Honolulu, HI and Gayle (Greg) Masck of Grand Rapids,...
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Antonio Ochoa-Cruz

March 4, 1964 - January 11, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Dolores Ann BAAS

September 26, 1930 - January 11, 2018


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Carl Russell Smestad

February 15, 1922 - January 10, 2018

Carl Russell Smestad, 95 of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday January 10, 2018. Born in Grand Rapids, on February 15, 1922 to Martin and Marie Smestad. Survived by his wife of 69 years Leona "Irene" nee Ripley, Smestad. Also survived by children; Helen(Wayne) Sherwood, Barbara (Bob) Chambers, Sharen (Peter) Bonczyk, Karen (Al) Krulek and James (Vonda) Smestad, thirteen...
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David R. Ward

July 10, 1947 - January 8, 2018

David R. Ward, 70, of Comstock Park, MI, ended the journey and passed away on Jan. 8, 2018. "I have fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith", (2 Timothy 4:7). Dave was born in Kalamazoo, MI, and graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central H.S. in 1965, earning an award in 1964 for the WOOD TV All-Star Class A football team (dream team). He was awarded a John Bos athletic...
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Shirley Lynn Reynhout

September 29, 1940 - January 8, 2018

Shirley Lynn Reynhout, 77, of grand Rapids, passed away on Monday January 8, 2018. Born on September 29, 1940 to Richard and Marinuette Valentine. Wife of the late Roger Jack Reynhout.Survived by son Timothy Rhodes, son in law Scott Smith, grandchildren, Ryan and Shelby and great grandchildren; Alyssa, Dimitry, Avalynn, Marcy and Devaney.Preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter...
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Gordon Elmer Hunsberger

February 9, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Gordon E. Hunsberger "Coach" 93, of Grand Rapids, passed away January 1, 2018. Born on February 9, 1924 in Grand Rapids Michigan, to Lorne and Blanche Hunsberger. United in marriage to Bobby "Barbara" Wood on December 20, 1947. Survived by his wife of 70 years Bobby, Children: Bruce Hunsberger, Nancy (Jim) Trewhella, Amy Manning, Jim Hunsberger and Jon (Tammy) Hunsberger, grandchildren; Jeremy ...
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Shirley Ann Winner-Snell

May 8, 1935 - December 31, 2017

Shirley Winner-Snell of Bull Shoals, AR, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI went home to Jesus on Sunday Dec. 31, 2017. She was born in the spring of 1935 to the late Robert and Virginia Howe. Shirley married her high school sweetheart Robert "Bob" Winner in May of 1952. They lived in the Grand Rapids area until 1980 when they moved to Tyrone, OK. In June of 2009 Shirley married Donald Snell of CA and...
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Dick Ludwig Shirey

March 13, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Richard "Dick" Shirey 81 passed away Tuesday December 26, 2017. Born March 13, 1936 in Columbus Ohio to Ludwig and LaVerne Shirey. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary "Cady" Shirey. Also survived by; Todd Shirey, Robin (David) Gross, Lonny Shirey, Rachel (Matthew) Ridgway, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, sister, Judy and his four...
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Bonita Rose Golder

October 11, 1927 - December 25, 2017

Bonita Rose Golder died Dec. 25 after spending a joyous Christmas Day with her family. She was 90. Bonnie was born Oct. 11, 1927 in Nazareth, Texas, the daughter of Edward Kern and Rose (Wilhelm) Kern. She earned a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Scholastica College and a master's degree from Saint Louis University. Bonnie spent her life as a teacher at the grade school, high school and college...
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Thomas G. Mickam

February 6, 1934 - December 25, 2017

Thomas G. Mickam of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1934 to Lynn B. Mickam and Margaret R. Weiland. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara, their children Frank (Lyn) Mickam, Timothy Mickam, Daniel Mickam and Mary (Brent) Bradley, his grandchildren Sarah Mickam, Steven (Annie) Bradley and Joshua Bradley, his brother Lynn...
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Lynette Maxine HAFER

August 2, 1928 - December 23, 2017

Lynette Maxine Hafer of Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Grand Rapids in the summer of 1928 to the late Alva and Florence Smith. Lynette was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Serge Hafer as well as by their granddaughter and her husband, Toni and James Mann and their children, Derrick and Audrey. Also preceding in death are...
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Harold Higley

September 28, 1924 - December 19, 2017

Harold G. Higley, age 93, of Kentwood, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Harold is remembered for being good natured and kind, eager to help his children and others. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1924 to the late Henry and Clara Higley. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Anne (Corbitt). They met in Lincoln where crews were being...
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Maryann Marek

July 24, 1941 - December 16, 2017

Maryann Marek, age 76, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She was born in 1941, in Sparta Michigan, to the late John and Anna Kitler. Along with her parents, Maryann is preceded in death by her loving husband James Marek. Maryann is survived by her siblings John (Florence) Kitler, Howard Kitler, Robert Kitler and Carol Piper; many brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews....
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Betty Stearley

August 9, 1921 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Thelma Dolores Van Stee

October 7, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Thelma Dolores Van Stee passed away on December 11, 2017. Born in Grand Rapids on October 7, 1929 to Horace and Mildred Proper. Loving wife of 64 years to the late Dale Frank Van Stee. Survived by her children Glenn (Linda) Van Stee, Roger (Kathy) Van Stee, Douglas Van Stee, Kathy Van Stee, Craig (Nancy) Van Stee and Jeffery (Lisa) Van Stee, 47 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren , in laws...
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Terence Martin Casey

August 30, 1950 - December 7, 2017

Terence M. 'Terry' Casey of Grand Haven (formerly of Holt/Lansing, Grand Rapids, Taylor and Lancaster County, Pa), born on August 30, 1950, died on December 7, 2017 from brain cancer. Survived by his spouse Karen McKnight Casey, sons Christopher and Stephen, siblings Maureen Malleis, Kathy (Mark) Homan, Dan (Kathy) Casey, Sharon (Don) Russell, Patricia (Gerry) Oppenneer, Mike Casey and Chris ...
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Debra Ann Meyerholtz

September 24, 1951 - December 6, 2017

Debra Ann (Smith) Meyerholtz passed to her new life on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born on September 24, 1951 to Robert and Eleanor (Ellie) Smith, Deb grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids with her siblings Thom and Lynn. Originally a member of St. James Catholic Church, she attended the school there for eight years, later graduating from Mount Mercy High School in 1969 and Grand Rapids...
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Cecille A. HIRE

November 27, 1931 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Raymond Marvin Donaldson

December 25, 1925 - December 5, 2017

Raymond M. Donaldson, 91, passed away on Tuesday December 5th, 20 days before his 92nd birthday. Born on December 25, 1925 to Fred and Mary Donaldson in Fort Wayne Indiana. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years Janice "Smedberg" Donaldson. Also survived by son Tom (Sally) Donaldson, grandchildren Courtney (Dev) Shah, Blake (Amy) Donaldson, 4 great grandchildren and sister Elaine Weaver...
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Cecille Jean Hire

November 27, 1921 - December 5, 2017

Cecille Jean Hire, née Moreau, daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother, passed away on December 5, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Hire and her son Brian L. Hire. She is survived by her children Laura and Brenton Hire; grandchildren Cicely and Maggie, and beloved nieces and nephews. Cecille will be remembered for the many aspects of her life: a wife, a...
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Otto Skoppek

December 16, 1915 - December 2, 2017

Otto Skoppek passed away just shy of his 102nd birthday. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Else. He is survived by his son Jurgen of Lansing, MI. Otto was born in Treuburg, East Prussia in 1915, and grew up on a farm with his five brothers and sisters. He served in World War II under General Erwin Rommel and after being captured by American Forces in Africa, Otto fell in...
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Penni N. KIMBALL

October 21, 1949 - November 28, 2017

Penni N. Kimball, 68, died peacefully on November 28, 2017, with her loving husband Robert ("Bob") by her side. Penni was born in Rochester, New York, to the late Richard and Florence Nicholls. She and Bob married in 1971 and moved to Grand Rapids in 1995 after living in Boston and Chicago. Penni was an avid gardener and loved college football, but her true passion was her family, including Bob,...
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Lowell E. Sommers

July 27, 1927 - November 26, 2017

Lowell E. Sommers, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017 while in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his family. He was born in 1927, in Wauseon Ohio, to the late Ella and Raymond Sommers. Along with his parents, Lowell is preceded in death by his sisters Virginia Erbskorn and Helen Sommers and grand-daughter Lindsey Marie Riemersma. He will be missed by his beloved...
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Myrle Elaine Kitchen

July 6, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Elaine M. Kitchen, age 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2017. She was born in Almont, MI in the summer of 1930 to the late Robert and Lona Ovens. Along with her parents, Elaine is preceded in death by her brother Douglas Ovens. She will be missed by her beloved husband of 63 years, Richard L. Kitchen and their sons Malcolm (Carolyn) and Don (Stephanie) Kitchen...
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Gary F. Kastens

June 23, 1951 - November 17, 2017

Gary Francis Kastens died in the comfort of his home and in the company of family on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 66. Gary was born to the late Oscar and Blanche Kastens. Along with his parents, Gary is preceded in death by his sister Dianna Pardue. Gary is survived by his dear sister Linda Kastens. He had been a dedicated long-time, employee and retiree of ETNA Suppy Company....
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Thomas Eugene Atkinson

March 16, 1940 - November 15, 2017

Thomas Eugene Atkinson age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Tom was born in the spring of 1940 to the late Carl and Leona Atkinson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Nancy Kay [Kinney] and their children Rebekah Sndyer, Ryan Atkinson and Angela (Trev) Powers as well as grandchildren Lacy and Megan Powers. Please join Tom's family for a Memorial Celebration at...
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Gabriel Michael Price

July 20, 1977 - November 15, 2017

Gabriel Michael Price, age 40, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 with his caring family at his side. For almost three years; Gabriel fought a courageous battle against a rare form of cancer. His strength and resolve was an inspiration to many. Gabriel was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan; grew up in Jenison, Michigan and was a proud graduate of the James Madison...
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Glenn Ralph Perkins

August 20, 1916 - November 12, 2017

Glenn Ralph Perkins, the last commercial fruit grower within the city limits of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the age of 101. He is preceded in death by his wife Janet E. Perkins (Munson), son Roy Munson and his brother Don Perkins. Glenn is survived by daughter Pamela Case (William) of Phoenix, AZ, as well as grandchildren Robin McDermott (Daniel), Christopher Case ...
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Edwin Wiley Taylor

May 8, 1944 - November 9, 2017

LTC Edwin "Win" Wiley Taylor III, USA, Ret., age 73, of Grand Rapids died Thursday, November 9, 2017. Win was born in Cynthiana, KY in the spring of 1944 to the late Edwin and Margaret Taylor. Also preceding in death is his sister Cissy Taylor. Surviving Win are his wife of 50 years, Rita DeMario Taylor and his brother Richard Taylor. Win proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was an...
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Gordon D. Siggins

August 3, 1925 - November 5, 2017

Gordon Donald Siggins aged 92, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Gordy served with pride in the Marine Corps during WWII, and spent three years in the South Pacific on Peleliu, Guadalcanal and Okinawa between the ages of 18 and 21. After moving back to Michigan, Gordy worked in the lithograph industry, retiring from Michigan Lithograph in 1985. During his retirement Gordy spent...
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Donald E. VAN DUINEN

November 8, 1925 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Audrey M. Dykstra

September 2, 1926 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Carolyn L. Hamilton

March 26, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Barbara Higgins

August 31, 1927 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Dorothy A. Ferris

October 21, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Bernard Francis Sanic

September 4, 1946 - October 27, 2017

Bernard Francis "Bernie" Sanic, aged 71, of Comstock Park, died Friday, October 27, 2017 while in the comfort of his home and in the company of his wife. He was born in 1946, in Kalamazoo, MI, to the late Franjo and Anna Sanic. Along with his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his brother Ernest. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan [McKibben] and their son Mark (Jerilyn) Treglia...
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Alex Rojas-Mate

March 4, 2004 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Agnes Marie Huizinga

December 8, 1940 - October 24, 2017

Agnes Huizinga age 76, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in the Netherlands in 1940 to the late Tjerk and Maria Veenstra. Agnes is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Kenneth and their children Kenneth (Heidi) Huizinga and Kristine (Brian) Langerak; grandchildren Nicole, Alex, Kenny, Isaac,...
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Helen Jean Homrich

March 5, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Helen Jean Homrich, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, surrounded in love by her family. Helen courageously battled a short illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Kenneth; sons, Kenneth (Cynthia) Homrich, and David (Maureen) Homrich; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruth Pawloski and Shirley Warner; along with many nieces...
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Alfredo Callejo Canero

January 11, 1947 - October 18, 2017

Alfredo Callejo Canero, Loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, and son has unexpectedly passed on to a loving, safe, and happier place on October 18, 2017. He will be missed greatly and appreciated wholly for always, always, always putting his loved ones ahead of himself, making sure we were all okay, literally giving you the shirt off his back, his generosity was endless, his kindness was...
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Lewis D. STRONG

February 5, 1917 - October 18, 2017

Lewis D. Strong died Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 100. Lewis was born in Owosso, MI in 1917 to Harry and Lottie Strong who along with his wife of 66 years, Serene [Spoelstra] precede him in death. Lewis moved to Lansing, MI at the age of 4 and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1934. He worked for Linn Camera Shop for 7 years in Lansing. He and Serene met on the beach in...
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Charles Jay Rypma

November 15, 1942 - October 15, 2017

Charles J Rypma, age 74, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, October 15, 2017, and went home to be with his Lord. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Rypma; mother, Florence Jeannette Rypma; and a brother, Robert Rypma. Charles is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nyla Dawn and his two sons, Aaron Joseph (Shannon) and Wade Charles (Cheryl), brother, Gary (Sally) and 7 grandchildren...
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Thomas Lee Dertien

June 7, 1948 - October 12, 2017

Thomas Lee Dertien, age 69, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the company of his loving wife after complications of surgery. Tom was preceded in death by his son, Robert; father, Ralph; mother, Mildred and nephew, Michael. He will be missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Candy; sons, Steven (Alisa) and Todd; daughter-in-love, Megan; grandchildren, Avery and Colin....
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Florian Denis Napieralski

July 13, 1953 - October 12, 2017

Rev. Florian "Flo" Denis Napieralski, age 64, of Grand Rapids, died peacefully in the comfort of his home and in the company of his family on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born in the summer of 1953, in Grand Rapids, MI to Florian A. and Pauline Napieralski. Along with his parents, Flo was preceded in death by his grandson Rian. Flo was one of 15 children, 6 who preceded him in death. He...
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Dana Marie Adamczak

July 16, 1978 - October 11, 2017

Dana Marie [Kuczynski] Adamczak, age 39, of Grand Rapids passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Dana was born in the summer of 1978 to Daniel and Jean Kuczynski in Manistee, MI. Along with her parents, Dana is survived by her husband of 11 years, Chad, and their children Zakary and Rylee as well as her three sisters, Vicki Pefley, Jill Eroh and Lisa Kuczynski and her grandmother Dorothy...
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Gordon J. Skoboda

August 24, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Gordon James Skoboda passed away on October 8, 2017. He was born on August 24, 1929 in Grand Rapids, the only child of the late Loretta Zdroj and Leo Skoboda. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1948 until his honorable discharge on December 25, 1959. He saw active duty in Korea and served in the Reserves. On July 22, 1950, he married the love of his life, Dolores Ruth Koperski....
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Patricia Ann Kole

November 22, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Patricia Ann Kole, age 87, of Comstock Park, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at home surrounded by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shannon; son, Richard; and sister, Yvonne. Patricia will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Blane (Jackie), Kelly, Steve (Shelly) and Shane; grandchildren, Brian Hatt, Travis Kole, Courtney Kole, Chelsea Nixon, Casey Kole...
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Leon Francis Drongowski

September 14, 1927 - October 8, 2017

Leon Francis Drongowski "Leo", age 90, of Grand Rapids, MI, went to heaven Sunday, October 8, 2017. He was welcomed by his wife Claire who preceded him in death after 43 years of marriage. Leo was a wonderful husband and the best Dad in the world. He enjoyed golfing, card games, family picnics and spending time with his loyal and loving dog Pudgy. Leo most enjoyed car rides with favorite spots of...
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Roger James Wilson

December 22, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Roger James Wilson, 80, passed away unexpectedly on October 5, 2017 at his home in Caledonia, MI. Roger was born in Green Bay, WI in the winter of 1936, the second child and only son of John P. and Oda Z. Wilson. Roger attended West High School in Green Bay and shortly after joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Combat Engineer and Military Policeman from 1958 to 1962....
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Glenn Ray Greer

August 12, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Glenn Ray Greer, age 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday October 5, 2017 in the company of his family and in the comfort of his home. He was born in Lancaster, Kentucky to the late Gordon and Blanche Greer. Glenn is also predeceased by his sister Shirley Hohensee and brother-in-law Tom Alley. Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Judy [Pickett]; sons Gary (Betsy) Greer and Jim...
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William Edward Dunn

January 28, 1936 - October 4, 2017

William Edward Dunn, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday October 4th 2017 in the company of his family and in the comfort of his home. Bill was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1936 to the late Gerald and Della Dunn. He is also predeceased by his brothers Robert and Harry Dunn. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Margaret [Eno]; sons Scott (Heather) Dunn, Douglas (Autumn) Dunn;...
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Theodore J. Marshall

January 26, 1951 - October 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Beth Louise Russo

June 5, 1962 - October 1, 2017

Beth Louise Russo, age 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her devoted husband, Geno, her treasured children, Eric Brown, Kevin Brown, Shannon and Jeremiah Favreau, Angela Russo, Nicholas Russo, and grandson Mikiah Brown. Also left to cherish her memory are her parents, Rev. Gerald and Ardythe VanderVelde, siblings...
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Vilma Esther Reyes-Masariegos

April 13, 1985 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Winifred L. Spoelstra

November 7, 1926 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Donna Jean Rosel

December 10, 1929 - September 27, 2017

Donna Jean Rosel, passed away on September 27, 2017 at the age of 87. Donna was the oldest child of William and Dortha Rabe, and the apple of their eye. She had a spirit full of kindness and generosity. Her many gifts included being the family historian, the best baker of molasses cookies, a great knitter of afghans, a cross stitching wiz, an excellent cook, a world traveler, a very special aunt...
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Antonio Pablo-Perez

June 10, 1952 - September 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Renate A. Joseph

February 22, 1931 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Elia M. Spang

May 25, 1941 - September 23, 2017

Elia "Susie" Spang, age 76, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Our loving wife, mother and grandmother achieved many goals in her lifetime. She was active in community service, an accomplished cook, artist and published author. Preceding Susie in death were her brothers Ray, Marco, Eugene, Joseph and Francis DiClemente and her sister Alice Buti....
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Jean Louise Amidon

August 17, 1926 - September 22, 2017

Jean Louise Amidon (McConnaughey), age 91, died on September 22, 2017 in the company of her family and in the comfort of her home. Jean was born in the summer of 1926 in Wyoming, MI to James and Josephine (Gray) McConnaughey. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Emmit Amidon Jr., and their son, Kenneth Amidon, her siblings, Mary Alice (Salisbury/Bryant),...
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Richard E. Caster

September 26, 1929 - September 21, 2017

Richard "Dick" Eugene Caster, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Thursday, September 21 at the age of 87. Dick was born to parents, Harland "Monk" Caster and Marguerite "Lucy" Caster on September 26, 1929 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was an only child. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and served as mechanic stationed in Germany until 1954. As part of his service, he worked on the combine...
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Phyllis Norine Plath

August 23, 1922 - September 17, 2017

Phyllis Norine Plath, age 95, passed away Sunday September 17th, 2017. She was born August 23, 1922 in Howard City, Michigan the daughter of Fred & Elizabeth Plath. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Donald Plath (Helen), Fred Plath, her sisters Marian Rowland (Bob), Maxine McDonald (Charlie) and her sister Jean who died in 1938 at 14 years of age. She is survived by her...
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Brandon Kenneth Homrich

August 1, 1987 - September 15, 2017

Brandon Kenneth Homrich, age 30, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, surrounded in love by his family. Brandon courageously and tirelessly fought a one year battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He is survived by his loving wife, Danielle; sons, Knoxton and Reiker; parents, Kenneth and Cynthia Homrich; sisters, Sarah Hodges, Heather (Paul) Bernard, and Kristin (Joe) Ludlow;...
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Ann Marie Thelen

February 28, 1948 - September 13, 2017

A perpetual beacon of love and light, Ann passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family on September 13, 2017. She was born to Joseph and Margaret (Gleason) Warren 69 years ago in Windsor, Ontario. She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 31 years, Mark Thelen, her children Michelle (Christian) Converse, Holly (David) Garces, Christine Thelen, Sean (Elizabeth) Thelen,...
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Jean D. Saa

July 8, 1961 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Richard Dale Boothe

May 18, 1936 - September 11, 2017

Richard "Moto" Boothe, age 81, of Grand Rapids, passed away on September 11, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ellen Boothe; sons, Rick Boothe, Jeff (Wendy) Boothe and Mike (Denise) Boothe; step-sons, Scott Bylsma (Stacie Heath) and Kurt (Andrea) Bylsma; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 brother-in-law. Dick...
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Sergio De Lucas

April 26, 1990 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Madeline Stine

August 6, 1922 - September 7, 2017

Madeline Stine, age 95, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sept 7, 2017. She was a highly respected employee of Foremost Insurance Company and Mass Mutual Insurance Company. Madeline is survived by her niece, Donna Hansen; nephew, Chris Hansen and their families; also a special friend, Carol Dodge. She will be laid to rest privately in Grandville Cemetery. Please consider a memorial contribution in...
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Paul Gerard Meyerholtz

April 30, 1955 - September 6, 2017

Paul G. Meyerholtz, aged 62, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Paul was born in Grand Rapids the spring of 1955 to Carl and Lorraine Meyerholtz who along with his siblings, Timothy Brian Meyerholtz, Richard Dean Meyerholtz, Patricia Ann Fricke, David (Diana) Meyerholtz and Mike Jollands precede him in death. Paul is survived and will be dearly remembered by his 5 remaining...
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Charles Ray Foss

May 3, 1952 - September 1, 2017

Charles Ray Foss, age 65, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born in Grand Rapids on May 3, 1952 to the late, Lorraine and Catherine Foss. Charles is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Babler. He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, William (Joan) Foss and Frank (Barb) Foss; and many nieces and nephews. Charles was a huge fan of the...
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Lynn S. Jordan

August 15, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Lynn Sue Jordan, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born on August 15, 1932. Lynn is preceded in death by her husband, Gordan and a son, John Michael. Lynn will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Lorie (John) Wurn and Christina (Richard) Lemoine. Per Lynn's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.
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Johanna Boot

March 22, 1920 - August 30, 2017

aged 97, of Grand Rapids died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Pilgrim Manor. She graced this world for over 97 years with strength, brilliance, laughter, lessons, grace, kindness, toughness and an unbelievable amount of love. Surviving are her son, Leo Boot and Jackie Middleton of Grand Rapids, daughters, Corrie and Glen Williams of Texas, and Betsie Boot of Grand Rapids; six grandchildren, Ron ...
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Betty A. Byle

July 18, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Betty A. Byle, age 82, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Dorothy Pickard; husband, Robert J. Byle; son, Robert E. Byle; and brother, Richard Pickard. Betty will be remembered by her daughters, Vicky L (Richard) Mieras and Sandra K (Patrick) Grady and son, Michael J. Byle and...
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Roger Willett Westerweel

January 22, 1926 - August 27, 2017

Roger Willet Westerweel, age 91 of Grand Rapids, passed into eternal life in Christ surrounded by those whom he loved on Sunday August 27, 2017 after a brave battle with Alzheimer's Disease for the past fifteen years. The patriarch of the Westerweel family was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. Roger was a devout Christian who instilled the values of his faith in his family. Amazingly,...
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Otilia Trejo-Moreno

March 18, 1945 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Sharon Joy Hendrick

April 7, 1937 - August 21, 2017

Sharon Joy Hendrick, (born April 7, 1937), passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 due to complications related to Parkinson's Disease. She also suffered from dementia in the final years of her life, but neither of these ailments took away the things her family most loved about her; which included her unconditional love for us, her undeniable love for God, and her always pleasant disposition, which...
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Charlene Marie Baranowski

February 13, 1951 - August 20, 2017

After almost 47 years of battling cancer, Charlene Marie Baranowski passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the age of 66. Char was born on February 13, 1951 in Danbury, Connecticut to the late Frank and Jean Moshier. She grew up in many states along the East Coast and came to Grand Rapids in her teens. Char retired from Chicago Title a few years ago to take time to enjoy her life to the...
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Veronica A. Helsel

September 15, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Harold William Morrison

March 20, 1928 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Eugenia Mary Ozinga

November 18, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Eugenia Mary (Evans) Ozinga, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home with her son David in Lebanon, Ohio, where she had resided for the past eight months. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Glen Arnold Ozinga, five brothers Jacob Evans, Richard Evans, Carl Evans, William Evans, Philip Evans, and one sister Virginia Anglin (Evans). Surviving are her children...
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Joseph Elson Melton

August 11, 1932 - August 12, 2017

Joseph Elson Melton, 8/11/1932 - 8/12/2017 of Grand Rapids was born in Benton, Arkansas to George and Bertha Melton. Joe spent his life working in sales and retired after owning a campground with his loving wife, Irene Melton, of 48 years. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert, Gerald, and Dale Melton along with his sisters, Lavern Melton, Marie Ludeke, and Verna Hodkins, and his...
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Robert Scott Dertien

March 24, 1981 - August 12, 2017

Robert Scott Dertien, age 36 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully, after complications from a recent surgery, while in the company of loved ones on August 12, 2017. He was born in Grand Rapids in the Spring of 1981 to Thomas and Candice Dertien. Rob will be lovingly remembered by his parents; brothers Steve (Alisa) and Todd as well as by his niece Avery and nephew Colin. Also surviving Rob is...
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Gerard Leo Pawloski

October 10, 1947 - August 9, 2017

Gerard Leo Pawloski, passed away on August 9, 2017. Jerry was the second oldest of seven children born to the late, Adam and Irene Pawloski. He is also preceded in death by his brother, David. Jerry was the epitome of class. After earning two Masters Degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Mechanical Engineering, Jerry resided in Michigan. He was a proud MSU alumni. He was always...
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Donald Lavern Vis

May 19, 1931 - August 8, 2017

Donald Laverne Vis age 86, of Comstock Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the comfort of his home and in the company of his family. He was born in Grand Rapids in the Spring of 1931 to the late Stanley and Effie Vis. Along with his parents, Don is preceded in death by his infant daughter Debra Lea and infant granddaughter Katherine Alice. He will be missed by his beloved...
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Katherine Higley

July 23, 1915 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Jeffrey Lombard Jones

September 23, 1947 - August 7, 2017

Jeffrey Lombard Jones of Comstock Park went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 7, 2017 while in the comfort of his home and in the company of his beloved wife of 49 years, Sharon Ann [VanHuisen]. He was born in Grand Rapids in the Autumn of 1947 to the late Robert and Betty Jones. Along with Sharon, Jeff is survived by their two children Scott and Rebecca. Jeff was very proud of his...
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Edna Estella Barnhart

June 16, 1921 - August 6, 2017

Edna E. Barnhart, age 96, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Edna was born in 1921 to William and Laura Hervey in Franklin County IN. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Floyd who died in 1980 and their sons Kenneth and Ronald. Edna is survived by her son Floyd (Julie) Barnhart and daughter-in-laws Sue and Nancy Barnhart. Also surviving are her many grand, great...
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Walter K. Goodwin

September 20, 1942 - August 1, 2017

Walter Keith Goodwin, age 74, of Grand Rapids, passed away on August 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy; and a sister, Sherry Weed. Surviving are his son, Mike (Mandi) Goodwin; daughter, Kate (Dan) Teske; grandchildren, James Lyon, Robin Lyon, and Tess Teske; sisters, Dorothy Schwartz and Sandy Massin; and a brother, Bill Goodwin. Walt's humor and generous spirit...
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Elizabeth E. Myers

July 20, 1915 - August 1, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Myers, age 102, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Clifford Myers; daughter, Ruth Myers Menko; brothers, George and John Hamelink; sister, Irene Glerum; sister-in-law, Minnie Hamelink; and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Myers. Betty will be remembered by her daughter, Shirley (Donald...
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Robert Jay Cammenga

October 17, 1938 - July 31, 2017

Robert Jay Cammenga of Grand Rapids, age 78, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. Robert was born in the Fall of 1938 in Grand Rapids to the late Peter and Abbie Cammenga. He is survived by his sons Dale (Leslie) and David (Jennifer) Cammenga; daughters Kimberly (Curt) Longstreet and Lynda (Gene) Esteban as well as his dear companion of 20 years, Elizabeth Bush. Also surviving are Robert's 9...
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Mary C. Jastifer

April 16, 1943 - July 31, 2017

Mary Carolyn Jastifer of Ada died on Monday July 31, 2017. She was born in Grand Rapids in the Spring of 1943 to the late Augustine and Margaret Jastifer. She is survived by her dear siblings Kathleen (John) Gerke, Jo Ann (Joel) Jannenga, Arlene (William) Middleton and James (Pauline) Jastifer; her dear best friend Jo Ulmor; Her wonderful nieces and nephews, Claire Gerke, Chris (Vern) Kirk,...
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Preston Ploeg

October 22, 1957 - July 30, 2017

Preston Ploeg age 59, went to be with his beloved wife Bonnie Ann Ploeg in their heavenly home on July 30th , 2017. He will be deeply missed by family; Son Preston Rein Ploeg, his wife Dawn Ploeg and their children Jacob Ploeg and Aubrey Ploeg; son Justin Ploeg and wife Gina Ploeg; and son Nathan Ploeg and fiancé Samantha Millering. The family will be greeting friends on Tuesday August 8th,...
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