Duane Clark Sutfin ’50

Duane Clark Sutfin ’50 died February 3, 2017 at Porter Hospice Johnson Center. Survived by daughters Pamela (Mike) Guthrie, Cynthia Sutfin, sons Mark (Roberta) and Paul Sutfin, five grandchildren, and brothers Roger of Wheaton IL and Frank of Naperville IL. Preceded in death by his wife, Lillian “Billie” Martinez Sutfin . Continue Reading →

William Hinga ’51

William Hinga ’51 of Pella died in his sleep at Jefferson Place in the early morning hours of May 9, 2017. He was 88. Bill was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Holland to Gladys Kendrick Hinga and Milton “ Bud” Hinga. Their second child, he grew up under the watchful eye of his sister, Connie, who… Continue Reading →

Edward Kerle ’51

Edward Kerle ’51, 87, of Granville, at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Heritage Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville. Ed died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his home in Granville. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Gustav and Elsie (Palubniak) Kerle July 5, 1929. After graduation from Passaic High… Continue Reading →

Howard Van Dahm ’52

Howard Van Dahm ’52, age 86, passed away Monday evening, February 20, 2017 in Illinois. He was born November 19, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Thomas and Sarah (Toren) Van Dahm. Howard attended Hope College and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had worked for Shaw Walker for over 40 years… Continue Reading →

Mary Jo Geerlings ’53 Bergstrom

Mary Jo Geerlings ’53 Bergstrom, age 85, of Bel Air, MD passed away on March 17, 2017 at Awakenings Assisted Living in Bel Air. Born in Lowville, NY, she was the daughter of Clyde Henry and Ardean (Van Arendonk) Geerlings and was the wife of the late Robert Loyal Bergstrom. In 1953, she earned a… Continue Reading →

Stanley McClure ’53

Stanley McClure ’53 and Florence Passed away of natural causes within hours of each other over the weekend at Spectrum Health of Ludington. They were married for over 66 years. Florence was born January 16, 1931 in Muskegon. She was a housewife, and the daughter of William & Josephine (Sadlejia) King. She attended Muskegon Heights High… Continue Reading →

Edward Viening ’53

Edward Viening ’53, 87, of Jenison, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Anne. Ed was a former pastor who served the Dunningville Reformed Church for many years and then at Zondervan Publishing Company until… Continue Reading →

Carolyn Lange ’54 VanderWoude

Carolyn Lange ’54 VanderWoude Carolyn was born November 27, 1929 in Pipestone, MN, the daughter of Walter and Cecelia (Meyer) Lange. She graduated from Pipestone High School in 1948, attended Hamline University, the University of Utah, and received her BA in music from Hope College in Holland, MI. In 1987 she received her Master’s degree… Continue Reading →

Phyllis Wierenga ’55 Muilenburg

Phyllis Wierenga ’55 Muilenburg quietly left this earth on Sunday, April 2, 2017, to be with her loving husband, Bob. Phyllis was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Ella and Raymond Wierenga. She attended Hope College in Holland, Mich., where she met the love of her life, Robert William Muilenburg. They were married for 66 years, until… Continue Reading →

William Bouwer ’56

William Bouwer ’56, 82, of Oostburg, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Pine Haven Christian Homes. William was born on May 27, 1934 in Grand Rapids Michigan to Claude and Katherine (Ossewaarde) Bouwer. Following his graduation at Grand Rapids Christian High School, he studied at Hope College. He completed his education after receiving… Continue Reading →

Harvey Mulder ’56

Harvey Mulder ’56, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at University Hospital Conneaut. The son of Dick Henry and Irene Dorothy (Brakesma) Mulder, Harvey was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A proud Veteran of the United States Army and having served in Germany during the Korean Conflict, he was… Continue Reading →

David Markusse ’57

David Markusse ’57 of Kalamazoo, David Markusse, age 81 died on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born on November 10, 1935 in Kalamazoo, the son of Jacob and Lena (Marker) Markusse and grew up in the Milwood neighborhood where he formed many lifelong friendships and learned the value of hard work with his paper route.… Continue Reading →

Lawrence Su ’59

Lawrence Su ’59, 80 of Okemos, died November 17, 2016. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; sons, Lawrence (Angela) Su, William (Mary) Su, John (Cindy) Su and Robert (Laura) Su. Continue Reading →

Albert Edgar Lampen ’50

Albert Edgar Lampen “ Ed”, 90, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Born and raised in Holland. Ed proudly served our country in the U. S. Navy during WWII, worked 38.5 years at Holland Board of Public Works, was a lifelong member of Third Reformed Church and a member of Holland Elks… Continue Reading →

Dorothy TenBrink ’52 Bauman

Dorothy TenBrink ’52 Bauman of Zeeland, Michigan, died on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods. Born Jan. 14, 1930, in Holland, she went on to marry the love of her life Ken, who she was married to for 66 years. She was a graduate of Hope College, taught in Holland Public Schools for over… Continue Reading →

Irwin Brink ’52

Irwin Brink ’52 of Holland, Michigan, not only was a graduate of the college’s chemistry program but spent his career contributing to its success. Brink, who died on Friday, June 23, 2017, at age 86, was a member of the chemistry faculty from 1957 until retiring in 1996. In addition to receiving multiple research awards and mentoring students, he chaired of the… Continue Reading →

Marcia Berghorst ’53 Davis

Marcia Berghorst ’53 Davis of Knoxville, Tennessee, died on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. She was born in Zeeland, Michigan on May 13, 1931 and graduated from Hope College. Marcia was a second grade teacher until she became a full time homemaker. She enjoyed making chocolate chip cookies, needle work, writing funny poems, playing games with her grandchildren,… Continue Reading →

Donald Prentice ’53

Donald Prentice ’53 of Parachute, Colorado, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the CO Veterans Living Center, Rifle, from complications with Parkinson’s. Don was the oldest of three born August 21, 1931 to David and Inez W (Clark) Prentice in Detroit, MI. Don married Roberta Carroll “Bobbi” Harding in 1969 and together they had two children, Keith David… Continue Reading →

Julius Brandt ’54

Julius Brandt ’54 of Lynden, Washington, died on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. He was 95. He was born on June 30, 1922 to Otto and Jeanette (DeVries) Brandt in Holland, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served as a member of the Army Signal Corp in India and Burma until his discharge in 1946. On… Continue Reading →