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Our Obituaries

Thomas Sr. Shaw

March 3, 1933 - January 24, 2022

Thomas Shaw Sr., age 88, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022. Thomas was a dedicated husband and father who dearly loved his family. He was very accepting and did not judge. He was giving and had a great sense of humor. Throughout his life he was an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished pilot. He spent his formatic years in Grand Rapids and lived and worked the last 41 years in Lenexa,...
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Irene Deters

September 7, 1926 - January 24, 2022

Irene Deters age 95, of Zeeland, died Monday, January 24, 2022 at an area care center. She was a Charter Member of Haven Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. She was born in Graafschap and lived there until marrying John in 1953. After renting for a short while north of Holland, they built a home on the Black River in New Groningen in1960. Irene lived there until moving to Crestwood condos...
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Pamela Meyer

November 22, 1949 - January 22, 2022

Pam Meyer, 72, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Pam was born November 22, 1949, in Zeeland, to Justin and Virginia (Barnes) Palmbos. She graduated from Zeeland High School in 1967. Pam married John Meyer in 1970 and they raised their three children in Zeeland and were members of First Reformed Church. Pam worked for many years at Russ' Eastown prior to retiring. ...
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Jon Smith

June 16, 1952 - January 17, 2022

Reverend Jon Smith, dedicated Reformed Pastor for 35 years, ended his earthly service to his Lord on January 17th, 2022. He will be remembered by many for his faithful devotion to preaching the truth with boldness. Jon was born on June 16, 1952, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Baxter and Marguerite (Luker) Smith. After high school, Jon studied at Bob Jones University, Southeast Bible College,...
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Dean Robert Boonstra

March 4, 1949 - January 14, 2022

Dean Robert Boonstra, age 72, born March 4, 1949, in Zeeland, MI to Melvin and Alice Boonstra, passed away on January 14, 2022. He is preceded in death by his brother Dennis Boonstra. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Breaux Boonstra, Brother Keith (Judy) Boonstra, Sisters Kay (Phil) Massaro, Judi (Slavo) Kolada, and Nancy (Dennis) Boonstra, daughters Mary (Bill) VanEenenaam and Mandie ...
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Pier Wielenga

April 19, 1926 - January 12, 2022

Pier Bouke Wielenga, finished his life's journey on earth peacefully and quietly and moved to his heavenly abode with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 12, 2022. His wife, Martha, had preceded him to their eternal home. He leaves behind his five children: Nancy in Holland, MI; Phil and Marni Wielenga in Traverse City, MI; Lydia Murray in Bellaire, MI; Tom and Sue in Hollywood...
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Marvin Gritter

October 31, 1931 - January 12, 2022

Marvin "Muff" Gritter, age 90, of Zeeland, went home to rejoice with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. To view the funeral service of Muff, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/656524809101300/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. He served his family and community through ownership of Gritter Brothers Egg for more than 40 years. He also...
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Margaret Niemeyer

December 8, 1924 - January 11, 2022

Margaret Niemeyer, age 97 of Borculo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 11, 2022. She is survived by her children: Randy and Barbara Niemeyer and Pat and Ted Ruys; her grandchildren: Lizz Niemeyer, Dr. Kate Niemeyer, Lilly Ruys, Trevor Ruys, and Jeremy Ruys; her sister Alma and Ken Vander Veen; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Caroline Vander Sluis, Charles...
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Donald Jay Bosch

August 6, 1937 - January 11, 2022

Donald Jay Bosch, age 84, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at American House Nursing Home. Don was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He served in the US Army from 1961-1963 and worked for 42 years at MDOT as a head surveyor. Don had many hobbies, some of which include hunting, golfing, and baseball. A few of his favorite things were going to the Berlin Raceway,...
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Cornelius Pastoor

October 19, 1933 - January 10, 2022

Cornelius Charles Pastoor, age 88, of Jenison, MI, entered the joy of his Lord on January 10, 2022. We can say for him: Arise, shine for your Light has come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you—Isaiah 60:1. Neal will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Joyce Pastoor, his children: Rev. Carl & Mary Haak, Everett & Linda Buiter, Jane Woudenberg, and Charles & Jennifer Pastoor. ...
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Donald W. Vanden Bosch

February 11, 1930 - January 8, 2022

Donald W. Vanden Bosch, age 91, of Zeeland passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022. He is survived by his children: Rosemary Borst, Bob and Chris Vanden Bosch, and Gary Vanden Bosch; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Junior and Millie De Jonge, Jerry and Karen De Jonge, Shirley and Carl Van Order, and Bonnie and Dennis Mercer. Don was preceded...
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Roger E. Kleinheksel

July 24, 1938 - January 7, 2022

Rev. Dr. Roger Edwin Kleinheksel, age 83, of Holland, was called home into the arms of Jesus the morning of January 7, 2022. Roger passed away peacefully at home as a result of complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Roger was a member of First Reformed Church of Zeeland where he also served as an administrative pastor for 17 years. He loved Jesus Christ and served Him in all areas of his...
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Hazel Dozeman

December 4, 1931 - January 3, 2022

Hazel Dozeman age 90, of Oakland, died Monday, January 3, 2022, peacefully at her home in the arms of her Lord and Savior. Hazel is survived by her children, Larry and Karen Dozeman of Manistee, Cal and Char Dozeman of Holland, Glenn and Carol Dozeman of Dorr, Lois Dozeman of Oakland; 9 grandchildren; Kristine and Brandon Dykstra, Brian Dozeman, Steve and Emily Dozeman, Amy and Neil Brouwer,...
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Harvey Kronemeyer

May 10, 1939 - January 1, 2022

Harvey Kronemeyer, age 82, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Faith Hospice in Byron Center. Harvey was born in Hudsonville on May 10, 1939. He was a dairy farmer and also a former employee of Zeeland Lumber Company. He enjoyed working in his workshop and doing crossword puzzles. Harvey was a member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church for 50 years. Harvey was preceded in...
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Wanda Vereeke

March 12, 1943 - December 31, 2021

Wanda Vereeke, age 78 of Zeeland passed away Friday, December 31, 2021. She is survived by her children: Tami and Mark Koomen, Vivian Vereeke, Randy Vereeke, and Daniel and Kelly Vereeke; her grandchildren and great granddaughter: Matt and Jilynn Koomen (Makenna), Miranda and Levi Grant, Breanna and Graham Gugino, and Haley Vereeke. She was preceded in death by her husband Preston in 1999....
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Edward Reeves

February 10, 1945 - December 30, 2021

Edward Reeves, age 76 of Hamilton passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Norma; his daughters: Tena Reeves and Karl Schulte and Terri and Curtis De Roo; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Dylan and Jessi Harris (Spencer), Ross and Katelyn Harris (Harlan), Madyson De Roo and Easton De Roo; his brother Ronald and Nickie Reeves; his sisters-in-law...
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Hazel Van Bronkhorst

March 15, 1925 - December 27, 2021

Hazel Van Bronkhorst, age 96, of Holland Michigan died Monday evening, December 27. She was preceded in death by her husband Alan, parents George and Henrietta Brinks, and sister Gertrude. Hazel was raised in Byron Center, Michigan and was a proud graduate of the Blodgett Hospital School of Nursing. She put that RN degree to use in various work settings but her real career was being Alan's...
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Ivan Groenheide

July 8, 1932 - December 27, 2021

Ivan Groenheide, age 89 of Zeeland passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 27, 2021. He is survived by his sons: Randy and Connie Groenheide and Mark and Sara Groenheide; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Michael and Sheena Groenheide (Decklyn, Ella, Jaymes and Knox), Rachel and Brett Jasch (Brinsley and Sawyer), Brandon Groenheide, Jessi and Drew Boerman, and Becky Groenheide; his...
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Theron "Toby" Van Rhee

January 9, 1928 - December 26, 2021

Theron "Toby" Van Rhee, 93, of Royal Park Place in Zeeland, formerly of Drenthe, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Toby was born January 9, 1928, to George and Anna Van Rhee. He married Janice Timmer on November 10, 1949, and she preceded him in death on October 29 of this year. He was a lifelong member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church sharing his time and...
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Margaret (Schutte) Scholten

September 25, 1928 - December 26, 2021

Margaret Scholten, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in her "new home" at Resthaven Cottages at the age of 93. We are grateful for the attentive care given to her by friends, family, hospice and Resthaven staff during this last time period. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Vern Schutte, and her second husband, Ed Scholten....
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Carl Wayne Potjer

August 21, 1937 - December 23, 2021

Carl Wayne Potjer of Jenison, Michigan was received by his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2021, at 84 years old. He was born on August 21, 1937, to John & Lydia (Radaz) Potjer of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carl attended Lee High School and graduated in 1955. On June 17, 1964, he married Mary Ruth Decker. He loved God, his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly and gave...
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Andrew "Andy" De Kam

November 15, 1938 - December 23, 2021

Andrew "Andy" De Kam, age 83, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. View the funeral service here: https://www.facebook.com/LangelandSterenbergFuneralHome/videos/889401558373127 Andy, with his wife Gloria, was a proud owner and operator of De Vries and Dornbos Draperies in Holland for many years. He was currently a member of Community Reformed...
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Henrietta Griffin

July 13, 1952 - December 22, 2021

Henrietta Griffin age 69, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. She was a member of North Blendon Reformed Church where she was active as a Sunday School teacher and the Women's Fellowship Group. She retired from ODL following 41 years of employment during which she volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity...
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Rhonda Tryc

August 17, 1969 - December 22, 2021

Rhonda Tryc, age 52 of Hamilton passed away after a brave 5-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. She is the loving wife of Kevin; proud mother of Matthew and Emily; daughter of Richard and Marlene Sal; sister of Tim and Kara Scholten; sister-in-law to Pat Manshaem, Karen Tryc, and Terri Kellogg. Rhonda was preceded in death by her mother Charlene Scholten, her father-in...
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Janice "Jan" Vollink

May 9, 1937 - December 18, 2021

Janice "Jan" (Mokma) Vollink, age 84, of Holland passed away on Saturday, December 18th after a brief stay at Vista Springs. Jan was proud to have been a charter member of Haven Christian Reformed Church and a current member of First Reformed Church of Zeeland. Jan married Bob Vollink in 1959 and after being a stay-at-home mom for nearly 15 years, Jan re-entered the workforce. She enjoyed...
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Harlan Schierbeek

December 2, 1943 - December 17, 2021

Harlan Schierbeek, 78, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. Harlan was born in Graafschap, on December 2, 1943, to Ralph and Susanna (Scholten) Schierbeek. He started working on the family farm and later worked for Heinz. After 31 years of service at Heinz he retired. Harlan also enjoyed model trains and trucks. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife Deb,...
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Beverly Oliver

September 23, 1938 - December 13, 2021

Beverly Oliver, age 83, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, in her home. Beverly was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was one of the "Great" ones. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Oliver, and great-grandson, Gavin Oliver. She is survived by her son; Craig and Michelle Oliver; daughter, Judy and James Goodburn;...
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Clarence Jager

June 20, 1928 - December 12, 2021

Clarence Jager, 93, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Clarence was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 20, 1928, to Henry G. and Jennie (Boersma) Jager. Clarence served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Henrietta Bultman and they raised their three children in Zeeland. Clarence worked at Herman Miller and following his retirement he...
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Anna Ruth Timmer-Ter Haar

December 19, 1928 - December 12, 2021

Anna Ruth Timmer-Ter Haar, age 92 was called home to her heavenly father on December 12, 2021, as she was lovingly surrounded by her family. She is survived by her children: Marcia and Vic Eding, Nancy Timmer, William and Penny Timmer, Ivan and Tina Timmer, and Keith and Janell Timmer; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Morren; stepchildren: Robert and Barbara Ter...
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Ed Boeve

September 24, 1948 - December 9, 2021

Edward Dale Boeve, age 73 of Hamilton, went to his heavenly home on December 9, 2021. He was born on September 24, 1948, in Holland, MI and was raised on the family dairy farm along with his five brothers. Ed worked at Holland Hitch Company for 32 years as a product design engineer. After his retirement from Holland Hitch, he went to work at Schaendorf Custom Farming in Hopkins, MI. He...
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Stanley Sal

July 24, 1947 - December 8, 2021

Stanley Sal, 74, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Stan was born in Zeeland on July 24, 1947, to Silas and Henrietta (Pohler) Sal. Stan met Linda Walters and they married in 1966. Stan and Linda owned and operated Tulip City Vending for 16 years before retiring. They are members of Trinity Reformed Church. Stan was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Allen...
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Betty Rademaker

November 25, 1935 - December 6, 2021

Betty Arlene Rademaker, age 86 of West Olive, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021. She is survived her: Children Debbie and Bob Gruppen Marlain and Hank Vorenkamp Jim and Mary Rademaker John and Kim Rademaker 7 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Johan, in 2019, and son, Joey, in 2013. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Thursday,...
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Joyce Walters Brinkman

April 28, 1940 - December 4, 2021

Joyce Walters Brinkman, 81, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, following a brief leukemia illness. Joyce was looking forward to celebrating her first Christmas in Heaven. Joyce was born April 28, 1940, in Zeeland, to Harry and Julia (Timmerman) Peters. She graduated from Zeeland High School and later married Floyd Walters. Joyce worked with Floyd and her son Arlan in a...
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Terry Talsma

September 27, 1952 - December 3, 2021

Terry Talsma, age 69 of Zeeland went home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly Friday, December 3, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Sandy, his children and grandchildren: Travis and Rachel Talsma (Carmen, Hunter, Isaac, and Vinny), Ryan and Amy Talsma (Emily and Bryce), Katie and Michael Haveman (McKenzie); his siblings: Mark and Francie Talsma, Marla and Larry Wittingen,...
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Alma Bredeweg

March 23, 1921 - December 3, 2021

Alma Bredeweg, age 100 of Zeeland passed away Friday, December 3, 2021. She is survived by her children: Robert and Sherry Bredeweg and Sheri and Terry Bauder; her grandchildren: Chad Bredeweg, Tricia and Cory Buiskool. Chris and Katie Bredeweg, Matt and Merideth Bauder, and Molly and Jason Reno; great grandchildren: Cody, Raina, and Taylor Bredeweg, Cole and Cade Buiskool, Maddie, Sam, Jack,...
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Lois Kane

January 25, 1928 - December 2, 2021

Lois (Bok) Kane, 93 of Holland passed away on December 2, 2021. Lois was born in Forest Grove and graduated from Zeeland High. Lois was married to Alfred Kane for almost 69 years until his passing in 2018. Together Alfred and Lois were partners in raising six kids and running a successful construction company. Lois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that liked to bake sweets for family...
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Betty Bazan

November 6, 1933 - December 2, 2021

Betty Bazan, age 88, of Vriesland, was surrounded by all her children when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, December 2, 2021. Betty's greatest loves were her family, her church and reaching out in kindness to all in need. She prayed daily for each of her children and grandchildren and lived out her deep faith as she exemplified acting as the hands and feet of Jesus. Her...
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Loraine Vanden Bosch

October 3, 1919 - December 1, 2021

Completing a 102 year life of grace, elegance, joy, and love, Loraine Vanden Bosch entered Heaven's gates on December 1, 2021 to be with her Lord and Savior. Loraine Vanden Bosch was born October 3, 1919, to Cornelius and Gertrude Bazaan. She grew up on an 80-acre carrot and onion farm in West Olive, Michigan. As a young child, she loved helping her mother around the house. Her mother...
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Doris Marie Dallos

March 14, 1931 - December 1, 2021

Doris Marie Dallos March 14, 1931 to December 1, 2021 Mom was born in Detroit, Michigan March 14, 1931 to Chester Riopelle and Elizabeth Vaillancourt. She was lovingly married to her husband Robert on January 5, 1953 until his death on November 12, 2007. She was a stay at home mom and with Robert raised 5 children. She was preceded in death by her son David, her grandson Jason and her...
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Robert "Bob" Van Klompenberg

June 25, 1925 - November 30, 2021

Robert "Bob" J. Van Klompenberg, age 96, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. He was at home and peaceful – exactly the way he wanted to finish his time on earth. With confidence, his family says Bob was greeted with, "Well done my good and faithful servant." To view Bob's graveside service, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/1228039114359761/?_...
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Raymond Bohnaker

September 1, 1938 - November 29, 2021

Raymond Bohnaker, age 83, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021. To view Raymond's memorial service, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/439955880993848/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. Raymond was down to earth and easy going. He was always smiling and could get along with anyone. He loved his family, and everyone wanted to be around him. He was...
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Frederick Van Den Bosch

May 30, 1927 - November 28, 2021

Frederick Van Den Bosch, 94, passed from life into life on November 28 at the home he shared with his wife Carol (Venhuizen) Van Den Bosch for over 62 years. Fred was the eighth child of John A. and Frederika Van Den Bosch and was the last surviving member of their eleven children. To view the funeral service of Frederick Van Den Bosch, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221...
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Carrol Grabill

August 13, 1938 - November 27, 2021

Carrol Ann Grabill, age 83 of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021. She is survived by her sons: Curtis Grabill, Tim and Tammy Grabill, and Tom and Michelle Grabill; grandchildren: Corey and Shannel Haase, Ben Grabill, Molly Grabill, Andy Grabill, Cam Grabill, Brittney Grabill, Nicholas Grabill, Mallory Grabill, and Austin Grabill, great grandchildren: Cooper and Addyson Haase,...
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Jonathan Piersma

August 16, 1988 - November 25, 2021

Jonathan Piersma, 33, of Zeeland, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Jon was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 16, 1988, to James A. Piersma and Mary (Schipper) Piersma. Starting in infancy and throughout his life Jonathan was always living a life "on borrowed time". His brushes with his mortality happened throughout his life. RU-Reformers Unanimous, and A.A. Alcoholics...
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Sally Meyer

September 30, 1964 - November 24, 2021

Sally Meyer, age 57, of Zeeland, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully, at her home and into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Sally was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a peacemaker with a generous heart that cared deeply for all those around her. Her kind and gentle spirit was felt by everyone that she came in touch with. Words...
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John "Jack" DePree

August 9, 1934 - November 23, 2021

On Tuesday, November 23rd 2021, John Edward (Jack) DePree, loving husband to Sally DePree (deceased, March 6th 2021), died peacefully under the care of Vitas Hospice, Cincinnati Ohio. Jack was born in Zeeland, Michigan on August 9th 1934 to Stanley and Winifred DePree. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Hope College in 1956, attended University of Michigan on a Teaching Assistant...
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Larry Conner

November 29, 1937 - November 22, 2021

Larry Conner, age 83, of Hopkins, MI, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Holland Hospital with family by his side. Larry was a loving father, and a loyal, devoted husband and caregiver to his wife, Patricia. He served in the US Army from 1960-1966 and was a lifelong member of LifeChange Community Church in Burnips, MI. He was employed by Herman Miller for 38 years, working as a...
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Brenda Zimonich

July 25, 1961 - November 21, 2021

Brenda Zimonich, age 60 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mark; her twin daughters: Crystal and Heath Flanery, and Kate and Craig Jacobs; her grandchildren and great granddaughter: Kinsey, Jonathan, Kayla (Bailey), Jaden, Kara, and Liam; her mother Arlene Foss; her brothers: Rick Foss, and Bruce Foss; her sisters-in-law and brothers...
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Shirley Rietman

June 15, 1933 - November 17, 2021

Shirley (Huizenga) Rietman, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Shirley was born to Gerrit and Reka Huizenga, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a longtime member of North Blendon Christian Reformed Church and was known for her strong faith. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Rietman, great grandson Brenham...
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Dawn Vander Werf

June 17, 1953 - November 16, 2021

Dawn Vander Werf, age 68, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Dawn was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandma. She was a very giving person and took care of everyone around her. She loved well and will be missed by those who knew her. Dawn was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Ingalls, and her son, Coly Vander Werf. She is survived by her...
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Sherwin Boersen

July 27, 1940 - November 14, 2021

Sherwin Roy Boersen, age 81, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in Zeeland, Michigan. He was born July 27, 1940, in Bentheim, Michigan to Marvin and Bertha (Schra) Boersen. With brother Jack, Sherwin was a childhood polio survivor. He graduated from Zeeland High School and with a B.S. in Accounting from Davenport University. Sherwin served his country in the...
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Aaron Williams

November 30, 1976 - November 12, 2021

Aaron Williams, age 44 of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021. Aaron was a loving husband and a faithful partner to his wife Jodi for 22 years. As a father, Aaron adored his three sons and was present at their activities, from band concerts to sporting events. He loved to laugh with his family and lived his life to the fullest. Aaron was an optician at Grand Rapids...
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Iris Wolters

April 19, 1949 - November 12, 2021

Iris Wolters, 72, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 12, 2021. Iris was born April 19, 1949, in Zeeland, to John and Connie Beukema. She married Edwin Wolters on October 19, 1978. Iris and Ed are members of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland. Iris is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ed, her brother Gord and Henki Beukema, sisters-in-law: Leona and...
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Bradley Batjes

February 21, 1973 - November 11, 2021

Bradley Batjes, age 48, of Zeeland, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and is now at peace with his heavenly father. Brad was born on February 21, 1973, to Maynard (Mike) and Karen Batjes of Holland, MI. He graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1992, enrolled in the Careerline Tech Center Engineering Design and Machine Technologies program and went on to earn his...
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James E. "Jim" Wabeke

November 10, 2021

James E. Wabeke, 66, of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Jim was born in 1955, in Zeeland, to James and Elizabeth (Louwsma) Wabeke. He married Susan Van Klompenberg in 1976. After Jim graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1973 he started working on a gladiola farm. He later worked for the Hudsonville Farmers Co-op, and the last 30 years he worked for Zeeland...
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Esther June Lampen

June 13, 1934 - November 9, 2021

Esther June Lampen (Plumert), age 87, of Holland, Michigan, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021, at Vista Springs Holland Meadows. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Ivarsson (Bryan) of California, and Lowell (Trudy) of Wisconsin. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Duffy, Meggi, George, Gunnar and Oskar; by her two brothers, Bill (Mary) and Raymond (Linda); and by her...
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Wanita Post

April 6, 1942 - November 9, 2021

Wanita Post, age 79 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021. She is survived by her husband Keith; her children: Jim and Dawn Post, and Kurt and Sally Post; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Cody Post, Keegan Post, Trenton Post, Ashley and Mitch Compagner (Eleanor, Greta, Thea), Jenna and Shane McCusker (Hazel, Willem), and Karly and Max Van Koevering; her siblings: Phil and...
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Ruth Vander Bie

May 17, 1931 - November 9, 2021

Ruth Vander Bie, 90, of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Ruth was born May 17, 1931, in Zeeland to John A. and Fredericka (Lugers) Van Den Bosch. Ruth married Anthony "Jay" Vander Bie and they raised their two children in Holland. Ruth and Jay were longtime members of Calvary Reformed Church. Ruth and Jay were avid golfers and longtime members of the Holland Country Club. ...
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James Van Eden

January 23, 1940 - November 8, 2021

James Van Eden, age 81 of Jenison passed away unexpectedly November 8, 2021. He is survived by his daughters: Sarah and Thomas Flash, and Jane and Thomas Tilma; his grandchildren: Hannah, Thomas, and Tyler who knew him as "Boppy"; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Marcia and Jack Nelms, and Timothy and Val Dozeman. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Barbara in 2015. He was a lifelong...
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Bettye Evans

January 22, 1924 - November 7, 2021

Bettye Evans, 97, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Bettye was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 22, 1924, to John and Lydia (Schmucker) Russell. Betty married Bill Evans in 1947 and they raised their two daughters in Mississippi. After Bill's death in 1996 following 49 years of marriage, Bettye moved near her sister in Tennessee. In 2002 she moved to Zeeland,...
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Orrin Padding

August 6, 1934 - November 7, 2021

Orrin Padding, age 87 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021. He is survived by his brother Laverne Padding and several nieces and nephews. Orrin was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, his brother Floyd, and his sister Iola. Orrin proudly served his country in the United States Army, he was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and was a truck driver for Holland Motor...
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Louis J. Stempfly Jr.

April 20, 1933 - November 6, 2021

Louis John Stempfly Jr., age 88, passed away on Saturday, November 06, 2021. Louis taught for Hamilton Schools for over 20 years. He enjoyed his weekly participation in the Men's Prayer breakfast every Wednesday. In summer months, he enjoyed sailing and, in the winter, he was an avid Hope College basketball fan. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Stempfly;...
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Delvin "Del" Huisingh

October 26, 1933 - November 2, 2021

Delvin "Del" Huisingh, age 88, of Zeeland, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Royal Park Place with family by his side. To view to funeral service of Del, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/162113063827221/videos/1070052853727550/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card. Del was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a lifetime member of Borculo...
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Corinne M. Kolenbrander

October 8, 1936 - October 29, 2021

Corinne M. Kolenbrander, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021. Corinne was born October 8, 1936, on Staten Island, New York, to Winfield "Scott" and Margaret (Yellen) Hays. She worked for over 25 years as an executive secretary at Mead Johnson (now Reckitt) in Zeeland. Corinne was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her grandson...
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Linda L. Skirvin

July 3, 1955 - October 29, 2021

Linda Skirvin, 66, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021. Linda was born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, on July 3, 1955, to Caleb and Helen Messer. She graduated from high school and later married John Skirvin. John worked for L&N railroad (later CSX) and they raised their daughter Shannon in Kentucky. John's railroad career eventually brought the Skirvin family to West Michigan and...
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Janice "Janie" Van Rhee

September 6, 1930 - October 29, 2021

Janice "Janie" Van Rhee, 91, of Royal Park Place in Zeeland, formerly of Drenthe, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021. Janice was born September 6, 1930, to Henry and Elsie Timmer. She married Theron "Toby" Van Rhee on November 10, 1949, and Janie is a lifelong member of Drenthe Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Toby, daughter Laurie and Rick Cook...
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Dale L. Van Omen

August 4, 1933 - October 29, 2021

Dale Van Omen, age 88, of Oakland, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital following a sudden heart attack. Dale was a life-long farmer and most recently worked at Hamilton Farm Bureau delivering feed. He was a member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church. Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Ruthie; son, Scott; and all of his siblings,...
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Thomas 'Tom' Sluiter

October 25, 2021

Thomas "Tom" Sluiter was called home on October 25, 2021. He was born to Joyce and Stanley Sluiter on May 12, 1962 and has been giving them a run for their money ever since. After graduating high school, he decided a few more years of worry were needed and made his parents proud by joining the U.S. Marine Corps serving 1981-1987. Well, that wasn't quite enough either, so he decided a love for...
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Darlene Vander Hulst

August 25, 1936 - October 22, 2021

Darlene Ruth Vander Hulst, 85 of Zeeland, MI peacefully drifted into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, October 22, 2021. Mrs. Vander Hulst was born August 25, 1936 in Zeeland, MI and has been a life-long resident of the community. Darlene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Earl Vander Hulst, two sons Kevin & Keith (Lisa), five grandchildren and nine great...
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Richard Smith

October 14, 1935 - October 21, 2021

Richard Smith, age 86 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Gloria, his children: Pam Halbert, Doug and Pamela Smith, Steve and Cindy Smith, and Joy and Rob Miller; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Sara and Jeff Geerts (Isaac, and Raelynn), Andrew Smith, Corey and Megan Smith, Hannah Smith, Tyler and Megan Smith, Joshua Smith, Ryan...
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Julia Schaapman

June 7, 1935 - October 20, 2021

Julia Schaapman, age 86 of Zeeland passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Melvin "Bud", her sons: Steve and Gerda Schaapman, and Jon Schaapman; her grandchildren: Tim and Chana Schaapman, Eric Schaapman, Lindsey and James Lundey, Stephanie and Derek Ten Brink, and Jodie and Pedro Rodriguez and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be noon-1pm...
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Louis Driy

May 3, 1951 - October 17, 2021

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

May 13, 1934 - October 16, 2021

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

February 27, 1957 - October 16, 2021

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

January 20, 1932 - October 15, 2021

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

July 7, 1923 - October 13, 2021

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

December 6, 1942 - October 11, 2021

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

March 11, 1942 - October 7, 2021

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

July 21, 1943 - October 4, 2021

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

October 4, 1959 - September 29, 2021

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

September 8, 1930 - September 28, 2021

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

July 26, 1935 - September 26, 2021

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

December 19, 1931 - September 20, 2021

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

November 27, 1937 - September 19, 2021

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

May 6, 1930 - September 17, 2021

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

November 15, 1946 - September 15, 2021

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

August 26, 1932 - September 13, 2021

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

October 1, 1927 - September 10, 2021

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

March 11, 1932 - September 10, 2021

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

January 31, 1934 - September 9, 2021

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

June 16, 1942 - September 5, 2021

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

December 5, 1924 - September 5, 2021

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

November 7, 1952 - September 2, 2021

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

February 28, 1931 - September 2, 2021

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

May 1, 1934 - August 31, 2021

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

June 9, 1931 - August 30, 2021

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

May 17, 1949 - August 29, 2021

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

October 4, 1950 - August 29, 2021

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

July 28, 1946 - August 28, 2021

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

May 4, 1930 - August 27, 2021

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