Dick Hagni ’53

Dick Hagni ’53 of Rolla, Missouri, retired from Missouri University of Science and Technology 16 years ago, after teaching geology for 45 years (the last 15 years serving as chairman of the Department of Geology and Geophysics).  However, he continues to do research in geology, give professional presentations at geology meetings, and write papers on… Continue Reading →

Terry Zylman ’59

Terry Zylman ’59 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, taught high school band for 20 years in Michigan and performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Lawrence Welk, Harry Connick Jr., Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Temptations and Four Tops, touring Broadway shows and on numerous recordings, and is still performing. Continue Reading →

Ellen Beuker ’50 Froelich

Ellen Beuker ’50 Froelich went into the Light of God on September 2, 2016. She was 88. Nan was born in Grand Rapids on August 7, 1028 to Margaret Evelyn Trompen ’24 and Dr. Herman Beuker ‘22. Her family moved to Marshall, Michigan, when Nan was a year old, where her father began his medical… Continue Reading →

Dr. William W. Jellema ’50

Dr. William W. Jellema ’50, born in Ridgeland, Wis., June 25, 1927, died Aug. 8, 2016, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. While he was beset in the last years by challenges to his mind and memory, he retained until the last day his irrepressibly positive approach to life, sharp sense of humor, warm smile, and everlasting… Continue Reading →

Rev. Paul L. Lupkes ’50

Rev. Paul L. Lupkes ’50, 89, passed away at Bella Vista Nursing Home on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A resident of Rapid City for 39 years, he was well-known in Rapid City and West River as a minister, professor, chaplain. He was born Jan. 21, 1927 on a farm in Iowa to John and Grace… Continue Reading →

Eugene S. Marcus ’50

Eugene S. Marcus ’50, 87, of North Canton passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, July 31, 2016. He was born December 22, 1928 in Holland, Michigan, to the late Tien and Lena Marcus. Gene served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve from 1951 to 1957.… Continue Reading →

Dr. Daniel L. Paul ’50

Dr. Daniel L. Paul ’50, 89, of Sunny Hills, Florida, summer resident of Mankato, Minnesota, and former resident of Holland, Michigan and Orange City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 25, at the Mankato Mayo Clinic Hospital. Dan was born December 15, 1926 to Daniel A. and Helen (Kern) Paul in Brooklyn, New York. There, Dan… Continue Reading →

Dr. William Michael Bocks ’52

Dr. William Michael Bocks, 86 of Holland, passed away at home on Saturday, June 25, 2016, with his loving family by his side. Bill attended Holland Public Schools, graduated from Hope College, received his Masters Degree from Western Michigan University and Doctorate in Education from Michigan State University. His life was dedicated to education. He… Continue Reading →

Paul Roger Kromann ’52

Paul Roger Kromann, of Warner Robins, GA, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2016 at the age of 85. Paul was born in Racine, Wisconsin. Following high school, he continued his education, majoring in chemistry, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He later received his Phd in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.… Continue Reading →

Jean Cloetingh ’53 Smith

Jean Cloetingh ’53 Smith of Champaign, Ill died on Friday, June 17, 2016.  She was 84.   She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Smith ’51 in 1976.  Her survivors include her children Barbara Smith ’76 Bussema (Dan ’76),  Norman Smith (Patti),  Melissa (Scott) Mongreig, Cheryl (Joe) Thulin (Joe), 8 grandchildren and 8… Continue Reading →

Donald A. Lubbers ’54

Donald A. Lubbers ’54 , Holt, Michigan. Just One Week After Attending His Grandson’s High School Graduation In Raleigh, North Carolina, “Lubby” Passed Away Unexpectedly From An Aggressive Form Of Leukemia On June 21, 2016. He Was Preceded In Death By His Father, Clarence Lubbers ’24; Mother, Thelma; And Wife, Nancie Carpenter ’54 Lubbers. He… Continue Reading →

Harold Bazan ’55

Harold Bazan, age 84 of Vriesland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 4, 2016. He was a man of deep faith, who infused everything he did with his unique sense of humor, showing kindness to everyone he met. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty; children: Sue… Continue Reading →

Rev. Jonathan James Hinkamp ’55

Rev. Jonathan James Hinkamp, 81, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Moses-Ludington Hospital of Ticonderoga. Born in Niskayuna, New York, January 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Franklin and Edith (Dings) Hinkamp. Rev. Hinkamp was a man of God. He was a retired Minister of the Reformed Church of America, and… Continue Reading →

Robert W. Muilenburg ’55

Robert W. Muilenburg, 83, of Boonton Twp., NJ, formerly of Randolph, NJ, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 11:00am in the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.… Continue Reading →