Stephen Nordstrom ’64

NORDSTROM, Stephen A. – of Clio, age 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Cranberry Park in Clio. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday, December 30, 2022, at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio. Pastor Tyler Sauer officiating. Private burial will be held in West Vienna Twp. Cemetery. The family… Continue Reading →

Nancy Loewy ’64 Polen

Polen, Nancy Anne Linden – Age 81, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022. Nancy was born October 27, 1941, the daughter of Samuel and Annette (Hulsebos) Loewy. She was a 1959 graduate of Amundsen High School in Chicago, IL and she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College in Holland, MI. She had resided in… Continue Reading →

Beulah Daniel ’65 Derks

Beulah (Bea) Derks, age 81, of Holland, Michigan, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022. Bea was born to Chester and Venna Daniel on March 6, 1941, in Kenvir, Kentucky. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1958. She attended Bronson School of Nursing in Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduating in 1961, achieving licensure as… Continue Reading →

Marjorie Gouwens ’65 Hudgins

Marjorie Gouwens Hudgins passed away at Stonecroft Health Campus on November 6th, 2022. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 25th, 1943 to William and Dorothy Gouwens. As a young adult, Marjorie earned her B.A. in German Literature from Hope College, her M.A. in Germanic Languages from Indiana University, and her PhD in Germanic… Continue Reading →

David Von Ins ’65

David Lee Von Ins (DVI to everyone who knew him) died peacefully, surrounded by his family on the morning of December 22, 2022 at the age of 80. He is survived by the love of his life and great beauty Jan; his exceptional children Nicholas, Nancy (John Tolley), and David III; two dynamite grandchildren, Maggie… Continue Reading →

Jacklyn Benninger ’66

Jacklyn “Jackie” Pauline Benninger, 78, passed away Nov. 16 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota with her family by her side. Born June 18, 1944, in Muskegon, Michigan, she is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Benninger; by her two children Jon (Gina) Benninger and Shannon (Jason) Jemelka; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded… Continue Reading →

John Tanis ’67

Tanis, Dr. John A., Ph.D St. Joseph, MI Formerly of Kalamazoo Passed away Monday October 3, 2022 in St. Joseph, MI. John was born November 18, 1945 in Holland, MI the son of Purlin and Eleanor (Folkert) Tanis. John attended Zeeland High School and received his BA from Hope College. He earned a Masters at… Continue Reading →

Arlene Schutt ’67 Tenckinck

Arlene Tenckinck of Bedminster, NJ (formerly of Warwick, NY) passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2023. She was 78 years old. Born in Holland, MI on December 22, 1944, she was the daughter of Harry and Helene (Michielsen) Schutt. Arlene attended Calvin College and worked as a nurse for Holland Hospital. She returned to college… Continue Reading →

Jon Dykema ’68

Jon William Dykema, age 77 of Holland, MI, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023, in his home with his wife of 44 years, Carol, at his side. He was born on November 30, 1945, in Kalamazoo, MI to Bill and Lois Dykema. Jon attended Loy Norrix High School, then Howe Military School, and graduated… Continue Reading →

Walter Reed ’69

Walter A. Reed III, 75, of Jackson, NJ peacefully died on October 24, 2022 at Ocean University Medical Center. He was born in Hastings, MI and grew up in Lake Odessa, MI. Walter graduated from Hope College, Holland, MI in 1969 and then moved to New Jersey; he was a 37-year resident of Jackson Twp.… Continue Reading →

James Shalek Jr. ’69

James A. Shalek, of Winfield, IL, son of James A. and Evelyn Shalek passed away on December 2, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jim was born in Chicago, IL. He later moved to Ingleside, IL where he spent his childhood. Jim was a graduate of Grant High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at Hope… Continue Reading →

Robert Vanden Bos ’69

After watching an amazing fall sunset, Robert”Bob” L. VandenBos, age 75 of Grand Haven, MI, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Bob was born onMarch 22, 1947 in Holland, MI to Benjamin and Ethel ( Wildschut) VandenBos. Following his graduation from high school, he attended the University ofMichigan… Continue Reading →

Gretchen VerMeulen ’60 Felix

Gretchen (VerMeulen) Felix, age 84, of Hudsonville, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023. She was born January 22, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the late John and Geneva (Swietonioski). As a student at Hope College, she was sent to a dance as a blind date, arranged by the college’s President, where she… Continue Reading →

John Meengs ’60

John R. Meengs, age 85, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Corewell Health Butterworth Campus, following a brief illness. Until his retirement, John was a Deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church in Saugatuck. He was also on the Board of Directors of Herrick Public Library, founded Teamwork employment services and served as a… Continue Reading →

Audrey Veld ’60 Rietveld

Audrey Elaine Rietveld, nee Veld, age 84, of Crete, Illinois, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2023.  Beloved wife of Philip Rietveld.  Loving mother of four daughters—Lisa (Trilby White) Rietveld ’83, Renee (John) Malm, Linda (Kevin) Van Drunen, and Jennifer Mack.  Grandmother to Jordan (Kerianne) Malm, Dane (Sydney) Malm, Noah (Morgan) Malm, Daniel VanDrunen, Elizabeth Van… Continue Reading →

Priscilla Wubbels ’61 Landreth

Priscilla Jean Landreth, aged 83, passed away peacefully at home in Versailles, Ky. on Sunday February 26, due to Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Priscilla was born October 31, 1939, in Baldwin Wisconsin. She was a devoted wife to Jerald (Jerry) Landreth who she married in Baldwin, Wisconsin in May 1962. They would have celebrated 61 years of… Continue Reading →

Paul Hesselink ’62

Paul S. Hesselink, age 82, died on May 1, 2023.  Born on June 6, 1940 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Harold and Ruth (Jensema) Hesselink, he had been a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada since 1993. He previously had lived in Iowa, Nebraska, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, and Virginia. He was a graduate of Lynden (Washington) High… Continue Reading →

Frederick Overkamp ’62

Frederick W. Overkamp, 83, passed away on Friday, February 24 at St. George Regional Hospital from complications after heart surgery. He was born on September 6, 1939, the third of four children to Joseph and Alice Overkamp in Paterson, New Jersey.  He married Catherine Baker at the Reformed Church in Lincoln Park, New Jersey on June 15, 1962.… Continue Reading →

Bernard Weidenaar ’62

On the evening of June 13, with family by his side, Bernard William Weidenaar entered into eternal life. Bernie was born on October 28, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois. Following his service in the Army, he attended Hope College and graduated with an education degree. He taught English at Hudsonville Public Schools for four years and… Continue Reading →