Marjorie Bruns ’55 Schilling

Marjorie Bruns Schilling ~ 82 Vancouver, Washington December 3, 1933 ~ July 14, 2016. Survivors include her sister, Marlene Bruns ’55 Robberts and husband, Kenneth Robberts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bruno Bruns ’27 and Regina Buss ’28 Bornn and brother Leonard E. Bruns ’53 Continue Reading →

Barbara Bennema ’58 Dawdy

Barbara Bennema Dawdy of Freedom Village in Holland went to be with her savior Thursday, July 7, 2016, after succumbing to complications of Alzheimer’s. Barbara was born June 30, 1934 in DeMotte Ind. She graduated from Hope College BS ( 56⁄58) and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing RN (57). Barbara was married to the late Arthur Dawdy… Continue Reading →

Elmer Kanengieter ’58

Elmer Kanengieter, age 86 of Little Rock, IA died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley, IA. Elmer H. Kanengieter was born July 16, 1929 on the family farm southwest of Little Rock, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Grace (Dreesen) Kanengieter. He attended country school and helped with the daily… Continue Reading →

Norma Hoffman ’52 Richardson

Norma Hoffman ’52 Richardson of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, was recognized in November for 50 years as a faculty member at Central Michigan University, where she teaches Spanish. After graduation from Hope, she received her M.A. degree from the University of Iowa, where she was a teaching assistant. She earned an ABD from the University of… Continue Reading →

Lawrence Schut ’58

Lawrence Schut ’58 worked as a neurologist at CentraCare Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for 17 years. He retired in August 2014 but in April 2016 he was asked to join the University of Minnesota Physicians to see specific patients with the diagnosis of ataxia. His primary interest is the hereditary degenerative… Continue Reading →

Dwayne “Tiger” Teusink ’58

Dwayne “Tiger” Teusink ’58 was honored in September with the naming of the 12-court tennis facility at Holland High School “The Tiger Teusink Tennis Courts.” He was also honored in October as one of “Seven over Seventy” individuals recognized by Resthaven and The Holland Sentinel for extraordinary achievements. It was noted that Tiger coached for… Continue Reading →

Carl Ver Beek ’59

Carl Ver Beek ’59 was selected for the Indiana University Law School’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Induction into the Academy is the highest honor the Maurer School of Law can bestow upon one of its graduates, and recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest… Continue Reading →

Robert Becksfort ’50

Robert Becksfort ’50 88, of Niles passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Woodland Terrace. He was born April 16, 1928, to the late Henry and Johanna (DeYoung) Becksfort in Holland. On June 16, 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Bedell ’50 who preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 2001, following their… Continue Reading →

Annette Cousins ’50 Bonzelaar

Annette Cousins ’50 Bonzelaar, age 92, of Holland, passed away peacefully in the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin ’45; a son, Robert; and a sister, Katherine Gast. Annette was a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, graduated from Hope College, and… Continue Reading →

Howard Bruggers ’50

Howard Bruggers ’50 of Lafayette, Louisiana, died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 66 years Henrietta Weener ’50 Bruggers; his son, Dr. Barry Bruggers (Linda); his daughters, Dr. Karen Bruggers (Dr. Mark Odom), Kathy Moses (Dr. Michael Moses), and Kristy Thompson; his seven grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Bruggers, Jessica… Continue Reading →

Clair De Mull ’50

Clair De Mull ’50 age 90, of Holland, died Friday, November 25, 2016 at an area care center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve in 2013, a son-in-law, Dennis Huisman in 2005, and a great grandson. Clair was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church and taught and coached in Allegan and West Ottawa… Continue Reading →

Robert DeYoung ’50

Robert DeYoung ’50 of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Tuesday afternoon, December 27, 2016 at the age of 91. Bob, the son of Peter and Minnie (Smith) DeYoung, was born in Holland MI on April 30, 1925. He graduated from Holland High School in 1943. He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific… Continue Reading →

Bernard D. Hakken Jr. ’50

Bernard D. Hakken Jr. ’50 age 89, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elda Hakken and his brother, James Hakken ’51. Bernard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Donna  Hoogerhyde ’56 Hakken; his children, Ruth Hakken ’78 (Douglas) Roosien,… Continue Reading →

Donn Lindeman ’50

Donn Lindeman ’50 of Saint Cloud, Florida, son of Marvin and Nelle Lindeman, passed away on Dec. 3, 2016. He was born on Dec. 6, 1926. Donn graduated from Holland High in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Pam (Weeks) of 35 years; children, David Lindeman… Continue Reading →

Isla Streur ’50 Schipper

Isla Schipper, 88, of Holland, died on Jan. 22, 2017. She was born in Holland on Oct. 18, 1928, to Gordon and Emma Streur. Isla was a graduate of Holland High School ‘46 and Hope College ‘50. She was married to Vern Schipper ’51 for 56 years, who predeceased her. Isla is survived by her… Continue Reading →

Maurice Boon ’51

Maurice Boon ’51 age 90 of Grand Haven passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Moon was born June 1, 1926 to Dirk and Mary (Ruster) Boon in Grand Haven. After graduating from Grand Haven High School, Moon proudly served his country in the US Navy during WW II. He attended Hope… Continue Reading →

Kenneth Etterbeek ’51

Kenneth Etterbeek ’51, , age 87, of Holland died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Appledorn North in Holland. Ken was born in Zeeland, raised in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. He attended Hope College for two years before transferring to Michigan State and graduating in 1951. Ken was a member of Christ Memorial Church… Continue Reading →

Nancylee Corp ’51 Marema

Nancylee Corp ’51 Marema, a choirmaster, organist and educator who for six decades helped congregations, students and family make a joyful noise unto the Lord, died Oct. 26, 2016. She was 87. Nancy was born in 1929 in Auburn, N.Y. Her father, Clarence Corp, was a pharmacist, and her mother, Alpha Monteith Corp, operated an antique… Continue Reading →