Thomas Cousineau ’65

Thomas Cousineau, age 79 of Spring Lake, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Hospice of Heartwood Lodge, surrounded by loved ones. Tom was born in 1942 in Muskegon, Michigan, to Charles H. and Treva Cousineau. Tom graduated from North Muskegon High School, and attended the University of Idaho on a football scholarship. He continued to… Continue Reading →

Paul DeSocio ’65

Paul DeSocio, age 79, of Largo, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on October 29th, 2021. He was born and raised in Union City, New Jersey. He met the love of his life, Ann Marie DePasquale, when she attended a rival high school. They became high school sweethearts and married in 1964. Paul played semi-pro… Continue Reading →

Paul Ransford ’65

Rev. Paul Ransford, Jr., was summoned home by our Lord on December 9, 2021. His service spanned over 50 years, ranging from a preacher at Covenant Presbyterian in Decatur, Alabama, to Director of Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, Illinois, to Director of Outdoor Ministries for New Hope Presbytery, to Youth Minister and Associate Pastor at Westminster… Continue Reading →

Peter Theune ’65

The Rev. Peter James Theune, 78, of Spring Lake, passed away suddenly on the morning of Sunday, October 10, 2021, while vacationing with his wife Judy in northern Michigan. Peter was born to Elmer and Gertrude Theune on August 8, 1943. Along with his older sister, Caroline, he grew up in the small town of Oostburg, Wisconsin, next door to his family’s church.… Continue Reading →

Roger Dietch ’68

Mr. Roger F. Dietch, age 75 years, of Homosassa, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Brooksville. He was born April 29, 1946 in Paterson, New Jersey to Francis and Ruth Danskin Dietch and came to Homosassa 6 months ago from Clearwater where he moved five years ago from Manhattan, New York. Mr. Dietch was a hedge fund investment broker… Continue Reading →

LaMar Hankamp ’69

“Jim” James Hankamp II, age 75, of Saline, MI passed away peacefully at home with family at his side on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born December 21, 1945 in Bellingham, WA the son of Dr. LaMar James Hankamp and Ellen Hankamp. Happily married to Sherri  Chapman ’67 Hankamp for 52 years, they enjoyed family… Continue Reading →

Dudley Holmes ’69

Holmes, Dudley K. II, Chelsea, Michigan “You can achieve anything regardless of what obstacles come your way. Understand that you should always do what is right because in the long run, that’s what matters.” ~Dudley K Holmes II Dudley died peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. He was… Continue Reading →

Earl Johnson ’64

Earl Johnson ’64 is currently writing in the Presbyterian Church (USA) Bible study series The Present Word. He also serves on the Albany Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force and the board of directors of the Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Gloversville, New York. Continue Reading →

Fred Wezeman ’64

Fred Wezeman ’64 of Palos Heights, Illinois, retired as professor emeritus at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine after 38 years as professor of anatomy and cell biology, ending in 2014. His long tenure at Loyola included being a department chair, dean of the graduate school at the medical center, and director of musculoskeletal… Continue Reading →

Nelson Murphy ’68

Nelson Murphy ’68 just completed a 2-plus year assignment as an interim associate conference minister in the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC), primarily supporting the 64 churches of the New Jersey and Chesapeake Associations, UCC. With his wife, Sandie, he moved to Yardley, Pennsylvania, to be within an hour’s drive… Continue Reading →

Walter Johnson ’60

Walter Johnson, a food industry executive and long-time peace activist, died May 12 in Hollywood, Calif. after a long battle with Altzheimer’s disease. He was 83. Johnson was a presence in every room. Six-feet tall, handsome, boisterous and perpetually smiling, he would rush to strangers and reach out with an eubulant handshake: “Hi, I’m Walter Johnson!” On the… Continue Reading →

Gary Raterink ’60

Gary Junior Raterink, age 86 of Grand Rapids, Michigan went to his Eternal home on Saturday, July 16, 2022.  Born September 4th,1935 in Zeeland MI he is survived by his sons Jim (Tammy) and Steve (Alyssa) and his 7 grandchildren, Brandon, Sam, Amanda (Goins), Hope, Isabelle, Marielle & Alexis Raterink; sisters Lorraine Becksfort, Betty Morren and brother… Continue Reading →

Bruce Vander Mel ’60

Bruce Paul (“Tim”) Vander Mel passed away peacefully on April 5, 2022, surrounded by family.   Tim was the beloved husband of Lucy C. Vander Mel to whom he was married for 60 years, devoted father to his two sons, and loving grandfather to his four grandchildren.  He cared deeply about his entire extended family… Continue Reading →

Lee Henry Wenke ’60

Lee Henry Wenke entered into eternal rest on June 30, 2022. He leaves his wife Joan ’60, of 61 and a half years, and three children: Curtis Wenke, Joni Foster (Shawn), Donna Jones (Mark) and four grandchildren: Taylor, Kalyn, Joel Jones and James Kelly. Lee leaves his sister, Lois Sulka (Gary); sisters-in-law, Lucille Schroeder ’55… Continue Reading →

Bruce Beimers ’62

Bruce Beimers, 88 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 18. He is survived by wife Delores, the love of his life for 63 years. He also leaves behind son Brett and Mary (Schat) daughter Darla (Shangle) and 3 grandchildren, Boone, Dory, Jade. Bruce was a Sergeant in the United States Army… Continue Reading →

Nancy Guldenschuh ’62 Zimmer

Nancy Ann Zimmer, age 81 passed away on Thursday, March 24th 2022. Nancy was born in Canandaigua, NY August 16, 1940 to Carl and Marian Guldenschuh. She grew up in Brighton, graduated from Penfield high school and continued her education at Hope College in Michigan. On August 15,1964, she married George Zimmer and together they raised 2 children. They were… Continue Reading →

Sharon VanEerfen ’63 Bos

Sharon Joy ( Van Eerden) Bos of Holland, Michigan, 82, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022. A lifelong native of Holland, Sharon was born December 11, 1939 to John and Marie Van Eerden. She graduated from Holland High School in 1959 and studied at Hope College before settling into raising her family. She worked in retail… Continue Reading →

Roberta Brookmann ’63 Looman

Roberta “Robin” Looman (nee Brookmann), of Webster Groves, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the age of 81. Loving wife of 58 years to Gary Looman ’60; beloved daughter of the late Martin and Rigmor Brookmann; loving mother of Sue Kristin Looman ’89 (Russell ’91) Dittmar, Karen Beth Looman ’91, and Ann Looman ’96 (Dave) Hunter;… Continue Reading →

J. Paul Teusink ’64

Dr J . Paul Teusink, MD died on December 11, 2021 in New York City, New York. Paul is survived by his wife, Dr Cheryl Seaman, and daughters, Laura Teusink , Marcia Teusink and his brother, Ken Teusink, class of 1967. Paul was the son of Rev. Howard Teusink and Anna May Teusink who were also both Hope Graduates. Paul earned his MD degree at… Continue Reading →