Gertrude “Trudy” Kloosterman ’50 Smith

Gertrude (“Trudy”) N. Smith, age 93, a resident of Holland, Michigan, passed away on January 26, 2022. She was born May 15, 1928, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the only child of Tom and Winifred (nee Hilmert) Kloosterman. She was a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School and Hope College. In the Spring of her senior year at… Continue Reading →

David Ter Beest ’50

Rev. David Ter Beest, age 94, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. There will be a memorial service on Monday, December 27, at 11:00 am, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. Private family interment will be… Continue Reading →

Casper Ultee ’50

Casper Jan Ultee , PhD, of Granby, CT and a long-time resident of Glastonbury, died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93 on August 25, 2021. Casper was born on April 5, 1928 in Noordwyk, the Netherlands to Alida and Jan Arnoldus Ultee of Hillegom, the Netherlands. Few of his friends and colleagues would know that… Continue Reading →

Frederick Van Den Bosch ’50

FrederickVan 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. Born May… Continue Reading →

Paul Warnshuis

Paul R. Warnshuis, age 95 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021. He was born in Allegan, MI December 9, 1925, the son of Henry W. and Alida (Prins) Warnshuis. A graduate of Ionia High School, he served his country in the US Navy in WWII and was a graduate of Hope College. He married Dolores Thomas… Continue Reading →

Howard Newton ’51

The Reverend Howard E. Newton, of Port Orange, passed away on June 10, 2021, in Port Orange. Howard was born in Readsboro, VT, to Bill and Florence Newton in 1929 and grew up in Old Tappan, NJ. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI, in 1951 and went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick… Continue Reading →

Nancy Andrews ’52 Brown

Nancy Andrews Brown (previously Schuiteman), age 90, passed away peacefully at her care home in Vista, CA. She battled Alzheimer’s for over 10 years. Laughing was a trademark of Nancy’s, known for her practical jokes and silly stories. Her mantra was, “Be thoughtful, kind, and loving.” Nancy loved to travel, paint, golf, read, walk on the beach,… Continue Reading →

Jack Hunt ’52

Dr. Jack Hunt passed away in his home on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Mary Lou Krieger, his high school sweetheart, and wife of sixty-nine years was with him on that final day as were his four children: John ’78 (Edita), James (Jan), Mary Katherine, and Thomas (Lisa). Jack Hunt was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on August… Continue Reading →

Ivan Huyser ’52

Ivan (Ike) Reginald Huyser (91) died on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in San Diego, California. Born in Holland, Michigan, to Russell and Marie Huyser, Ike graduated in 1948 from Holland High School and studied at Hope College. There he met and married Jacquelyn Medendorp. Huyser joined the Air Force and was stationed at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico… Continue Reading →

Theodore Johnson ’52

Theodore Starks (Ted) Johnson passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the age of 96. He was born May 17, 1925, the son of Theodore and Lillie (Starks) Johnson in Ensley Center, MI. He graduated from Howard City High School, Spring Arbor Junior College, Hope College, and did graduate work at… Continue Reading →

Mary Buttles ’52 Jordan

Mary Jordan, age 91 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Freedom Village, Holland, MI. Mary was a retired teacher with the Fremont Public schools. She taught 1st and 2nd grades for many years. After retirement she loved and enjoyed being back in Holland residing on Lake Michigan. She had a great passion for golf… Continue Reading →

John Tien ’52

John Wesley Tien, aged 91 was born on June 2, 1930. He died this last October 12th after having lived a long and fulfilled life. John was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Tien and Ruth (Mulder)Tien, and his brother-in-law, John Billett. John leaves behind his beloved wife, Yvonne DeLoof ’52 Tien having shared 69 years of marriage; his precious and devoted sister, Sandra Tien ’58 Billett;… Continue Reading →

Shirley Pyle ’52 Troast

Shirley Troast, 91 years of age, died peacefully on January 5, 2022. She was born in Overisel, MI on November 2, 1930 and moved to Paterson, NJ as a high school Junior. While at Eastside High School, she was a member of the New Jersey All State High School Choir. After graduation in 1948, she attended… Continue Reading →

Robert Benson ’53

Robert “Bob” Norman Benson, 89, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away on December 19, 2021, at Legacy Circle of Life Hospice. He was born October 10, 1932, in New York City, N.Y., to Robert Austen Benson and Clara Thomas Benson. He graduated from the New York School of Music and Art in 1949 and Hope College, Holland, Mich., in… Continue Reading →

Donald Howard ’53

Howard, Donald C. September 14, 2021 Age 91. Beloved husband of Gina (nee Mele) (Turowski) Howard of 38 years and the late Catherine Howard. Loving father of Julie (Malcolm) McGartland, Janice (Norman) Compton, Douglas (Margaret) Howard, Bruce (Kate) Howard, Donald Turowski, Deborah (William) Bowen and David (Stephanie) Turowski. Grandfather of 19 and Great-grandfather of 3. Dear brother of the late… Continue Reading →

John Zack Jr. ’53

John Frank Zack Jr (90) passed away peacefully on February 16, 2022 at home in Nipomo, CA. He was born in Muskegon on February 2, 1932 to John and Verna (Sweet) Zack. John is a graduate of Muskegon High, Hope College with a BA in Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. In Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois… Continue Reading →

Byron Aldrich ’54

Aldrich, Byron V. Ypsilanti, MI Age 88, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at home under hospice care. He was born March 7, 1933 in Berwyn, IL, the son of William M. and Gladys (Howell) Aldrich. Byron graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI, majoring in math and physics. Joining the U.S. Army, he served from… Continue Reading →

Anne Finlaw ’54 Holmlund

Anne (Finlaw) Holmlund, 89, beloved by her family and so many others, passed away peacefully in her home with her husband of 66 years by her side. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest of four children. The childhood stories she told included how much she adored her family, her upstate New York… Continue Reading →

Barbara Slagh ’54 Vos

Vos, Barbara A. (Slagh) age 89, went Home on February 5, 2022. Barbara was a devoted volunteer, family woman, and Christian. Barbara is survived by her husband, Bob, and their 2 children; Kathy (Bill) Crawford of Torrance, CA, and Deb (Dave) Nafziger of Archbold, OH; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by… Continue Reading →

Harold Goldzung, Sr. ’55

Harold J. Goldzung, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2022 with his family by his side at Brookdale Senior Assisted Living in Attleboro.   He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Hesselink) Goldzung for 65 years, whom he married on August 18, 1956. Born on December 20, 1933 in Mineola, NY, he was the son of George Goldzung and… Continue Reading →