Stanley Winn ’62

Stanley Arden Winn passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of April 15, 2023. He was 82 years old. His wit was sharp, his love for his wife and family was immense, his interest in the stories of everyone around him was deep, and his compassion for others was boundless. Stan was born on July… Continue Reading →

Dennis De Witt ’63

Rev. Dennis J. DeWitt passed away on April 6 surrounded by his loving family and welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus. Dennis was born on August 29, 1941 in Muskegon Heights to Marvin and Martha DeWitt. He attended Muskegon Jr. College and transferred to Hope College. There he sang in Chapel Choir and pursued Education as a vocation. He married… Continue Reading →

David Lewis ’63

David was born on August 7, 1941, in Poughkeepsie, the son of the late Stanley and Adeline Lewis. He was a graduate of Arlington High School and Hope College. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1960-66. David was a software engineer and worked for IBM. On August 24, 1963, he… Continue Reading →

Carl Brandt ’64

Carl Patterson Brandt died peacefully surrounded by family on March 8th, 2023. He was born on December 2nd, 1942 as the second of four children to the late Irving and Margaret Brandt in Royal Oak Michigan. Carl was a standout vocalist and Varsity tennis player at Royal Oak Dondero High School, where he won several awards. He graduated from… Continue Reading →

Carol Salm ’64 Kenney

Agnes Carol Kenney, or Carol as she preferred to be called, was a farm girl born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois on the 11th of October, 1942. She was named after an aunt. As a youth she attended the Dutch Reform Church. She was the youngest of eight children born to Peter and Jacoba… Continue Reading →

Norman Ten Brink ’65

Dr. Norman W. TenBrink, age 79, passed away on March 30, 2023, after a valiant four-year battle with leukemia. He went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior. Norm was born May 17th, 1943, in Shelby, Michigan to Lawrence and Louise (Wissman) TenBrink. He had many childhood adventures growing up on a small farm with a… Continue Reading →

Jonathan Wiegand ’66

Mr. Jon “Pure Fun” Frank Sr., 78, of Crewe, Va., passed away on May 14, 2023. Jon was born on May 19, 1944 to Frank and Irene Wiegand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Council Rock High School in 1962, he went on to study at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.… Continue Reading →

Carol Howes ’66 Wilbur

Carol Howes Wilbur, age 78 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2023, surrounded by her daughters at Trinity Health Muskegon Hospital. She was born on June 27, 1944 in Schenectady, New York, to William and Vivian Howes II. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Holmes Wilbur in 2013. Carol graduated from… Continue Reading →

Floyd Farmer Jr. ’67

Floyd H. Farmer, Jr., 78, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2023 in Muskegon. He was born on December 17, 1944 in Muskegon, MI to Floyd and Doris (Rademacher) Farmer, Sr. A 1963 graduate of Reeths-Puffer High School, Floyd went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Hope College and Southern Methodist University respectively. Then,… Continue Reading →

Frank Remmelsberger ’67

Former Otto, Wyoming resident Frank Remmelsberger, 79, lost his battle with cancer and entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at a hospice facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Remmelsberger was born February 18, 1943, in Yugoslavia, to Franz and Mary Remmelsberger. He migrated to the U.S. when he was a young boy and… Continue Reading →

Deborah Reuss ’69

Deborah Boles Reuss, a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, died Sunday, April 2, 2023, after a brave struggle with cancer. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1947, Deb graduated from North Central High School in 1965 and received her BS in Psychology from Hope College in 1969. She taught 8 grade in the Chicago Archdiocese School System for… Continue Reading →

David VanHeest ’69

David Jack Van Heest: Born June 16, 1947 – Died May 2, 2023 (age 75) David passed away early Tuesday, May 2nd after a short hospitalization. David was born in Holland, Michigan, to Rev. Jacob ‘Jack’  ’84 Van Heest and Josephine (DeJongh) Van Heest, while Jacob finished his seminary studies. David is preceded in death… Continue Reading →

Barbara Walvoord ’63

Barbara Walvoord ’63 has published, Women’s Right in Dutch America, 1857-1979: A History and Memoir. One section of the book discusses women’s roles at Hope, comparing her experiences as a Hope student (1959-63) with her mother’s (1930-34). Continue Reading →

David Stegink ’64

David Stegink ’64 reports that having spent 10 winters in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, Linda Griffin, he is moving permanently back to Muskegon, Michigan. After 30 years as a social work supervisor for the State of Michigan he got back into teaching retirees in the Tucson area. Since he has just turned 80 he… Continue Reading →