Robert N. DeYoung ’56

Robert “Bob” DeYoung of Holland passed away Monday, August 1, 2022, three months shy of his 90th birthday. The son of Henry and Nell (DeBruyn) DeYoung and younger brother to Doretta (Zandstra), Milt and Vern all who preceded him in death. Bob met the love of his life, Marcia Smith while a student/athlete at Hope… Continue Reading →

Marcia Veldman ’56 Thompson

Marcia Ann (Veldman) Thompson, 88, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on March 29,1934 to Dr. Harold and Pearl Veldman, joining her older brother, Don, to complete the family. As a girl, she especially enjoyed summer trips to the family cottage at Whitefish Lake.… Continue Reading →

Warren Buitendorp ’57

Warren Roger Buitendorp, 86, of Berlin, MD peacefully passed away on May 13, 2021, right after a  gorgeous sunset. He was with family, who will miss him, under the care of Coastal Hospice. After a  very sudden and unexpected return of cancer, he moved to be with his family and even up until  his last… Continue Reading →

Janet Tuttle ’57 Faulstich

Jan Faulstich passed away Feb. 4, 2022. She grew up in Hawthorne, N.Y. and attended Briarcliff High School and Hope College in Michigan, taking a year-and-a-half “gap year” in the middle to study and travel in Europe. After college she worked in the inner-city Protestant parishes in Cleveland and Harlem, serving youth in those communities, before attending… Continue Reading →

David Kinkema ’57

David Roger Kinkema, age 87, of North Canton, passed away on June 9, 2022. David was born on March 9, 1935 in Albany, New York to the late Reverend and Mrs. Percy Kinkema. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. After he graduated, he served two years in the Army,… Continue Reading →

Dawn Phillips ’58 Heyer

Dawn Fay Heyer, 85, of Holland, passed away Thursday March 24, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) H. Heyer; a son, Jonathan; her parents, Ben and Thelma Nelson Phillips; brother-in-law, Don Heyer; sisters-in-law, Joyce Heyer and Norma Girod. She is survived by her three sons, Eric, Thom, and Kurt; brother-in-law, Roger Heyer; sister-in-law, Elaine Heyer along with several nieces and… Continue Reading →

Wayne Nyboer ’58

Wayne Nyboer, age 90, of Holland died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Wayne was an elementary school principal with the West Ottawa Schools for many years. He was always involved in church activities at both Rose Park Reformed and Central Park Reformed Churches. He enjoyed antiques, had a passion for studying history and spent many years… Continue Reading →

Corwin Bredeweg ’59

Corwin Jay Bredeweg, age 84, was called home to be with Jesus on March 25th. He was born on December 9, 1937 in the small community of Dorr, Michigan. He graduated from Hope College and then attended University of Kansas where he earned his PhD in both Chemistry and Mathematics. While at KU, he met and fell in… Continue Reading →

Franklin McCarthy ’59

Dr. Franklin L McCarthy, 84, of O’Hara Township, passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2022. He was born on October 5, 1937, in Holland, Michigan, the son of the late Leslie and Nellie (Kongkrya) McCarthy. Dr. Franklin is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; his children, Heather (Brandon) and John (Anne). He is also survived by his… Continue Reading →

James Harvey ’52

James Harvey ’52 has just published his 12th book in the Christian Living area. The book is titled Letters from Perverse University – 2nd Edition. The book contains a series of satirical letters from a professor of deception at Perverse University in Hell written to his former students in the U.S.A. working to undermine the… Continue Reading →

Richard Hagni ’53

Richard Hagni ’53 received the Honorary Life Member Award from the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits. The award is in recognition of lifetime achievements in the field of ore geology and services to the association and its commissions in the course of many years. He taught geology at Missouri University of Science… Continue Reading →

Charles Johnson ’54

Charles Johnson ’54 published the book Another Watchman with his granddaughter, Kristin Johnson Vincenzes. He and his wife, Donna Huss, have been married for 69 years and he is 91 years old. Continue Reading →

Robert Koop ’50

Robert Koop, 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children, on August 13, 2022. He was eleven days shy of his 98th birthday. He was born in Holland, Michigan on August 24, 1924 to William and Minnie ( Boes) Koop. He graduated from Holland High School and immediately enlisted in the Air Force. As Sergeant… Continue Reading →

Pauline Hendrieth ’51 Williams

Mrs. Pauline Hendrieth Williams peacefully transitioned Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the blessed age of 94.  She was born September 24, 1927, in the Springhill community of Brewton, AL to the late Excel Colander Hendrieth and Claudia Volucia Hendrieth. She was married to Reverend Samuel Williams and remained by his side for 56 years until his death in 2007. She leaves to cherish… Continue Reading →

Eunice Schipper ’52 Northuis

On Friday, September 16, 2022, Eunice M. (Schipper) Northuis went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Zeeland, Michigan to Sybrand and Margaret Schipper on November 4, 1930 and was the second of six children. Eunice attended Zeeland High School, Michigan State College, and Hope College. After graduation she taught in… Continue Reading →

John Boeve ’53

John Boeve (age 90) of Osprey, Florida died July 21, 2022. He was born in Peekskill, NY on January 20, 1932, son of John Boeve and Marie (Hieftje) Boeve. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hope College, his masters and doctorate PhD from The University of Michigan. He was employed as a Latin teacher, counselor… Continue Reading →

Paul Van Den Brink ’53

Van Den Brink, Dr. Paul L. Portage Passed away Sunday evening September 4, 2022. Paul was born May 21, 1931 in Holland, MI the son of Raymond and Gertrude (Hop) VanDenBrink. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army following the Korean War. A graduate of Hope College and the University of Michigan School… Continue Reading →

Doris Stoffregen ’56 Latham

Doris S. Latham (nee Stoffregen), 88, a retired librarian formerly of Ramsey, NJ, died on August 4th in Bartonsville, PA after a short illness. Doris leaves behind four children, Beth Latham ’81 Confrancisco, Susan Latham ’84 (David Meschter), Lisa Latham, and William Latham as well as four grandchildren, Jennifer Confrancisco Hills (Gordon Hills), Catherine Confrancisco,… Continue Reading →

Carol Houghtaling ’58 Brinkerhoff

Carol Eleanor Brinkerhoff sang into the next life on Sunday, August 14, 2022. She rejoiced each day of this life with her husband and travel buddy of 64 years, Jim Brinkerhoff, and their life together was full of music of all sorts. She was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on July 2, 1936, to Harold and… Continue Reading →

Janice Miller ’59 Holcomb

Age 85, passed away September 4, 2022.  She was born April 2, 1937, in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Clair and Bertha (Binger) Miller.  Janice attended Hope College, graduating with a Bachelors degree and completed her Masters at Michigan State University.  She worked as a teacher, retiring  from North Elementary in the Lansing Public Schools.  She… Continue Reading →