Bruce Brink ’60

Bruce Brink ’60 M.D., 78, died peacefully Nov. 27, 2016, in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital. His wife Patty was by his side. Bruce was born in Holland, on Jan. 22, 1938, to parents Amy (Voorhorst) Brink and John Brink Jr. Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla (Patty) DeJong ’63 Brink. They… Continue Reading →

William Holleman ’62

William Holleman ’62, Ph.D., ended his journey on this earth sooner than expected, the result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Born August 18, 1940, at Wilhilnor Farm on Byron Road to Hilbert and Norma (Freeman) Holleman, his life was a product of the American soil. Although he pursued 22 years of formal education… Continue Reading →

Margo Meengs ’62 Johnson

Margo Meengs ’62 Johnson, 76, transitioned into her new life in heaven on Oct. 19, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Holland and graduated from Holland Public Schools and Hope College. Margo was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 54 years. She was a teacher… Continue Reading →

Judith Hoffman ’63 Ganeff

Judith Hoffman ’63 Ganeff, age 75, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016, following a short illness. Judith was born August 24, 1941 in Muskegon to Herman and Edna (Medema) Hoffman. She received her B.A. degree in history from Hope College, and later received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Judy… Continue Reading →

Wayne Kiel ’63

Wayne Kiel ’63, 87, died peacefully at his home on Dec. 19, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Donna; and by his children, Dan ’77, Scott ’79 (Caroline), Beth (Scott) MacGregor; grandchildren, Katie ’07 (Joe) Pitcher, Ross (Courtney) MacGregor, Abigail Kiel, Maxwell (Arianna) Kiel, Megan (Ryan) Lane, Andrew (MacKenzie) Kiel,… Continue Reading →

James Wiegerink Jr. ’63

James Wiegerink Jr. ’63, 79 of, Honey Brook, PA, died Thursday October 18, 2016 in the Crozer-Keystone Hospice, Ridley Park, PA. Born in Columbus, OH, he was the son of the late James G ’33 and the late Frieda (Vander Schore ’34)Wiegerink,Sr. Jim was a resident of Honey Brook for the past 10 years coming… Continue Reading →

Sally Kooistra ’65 Ransford

Sally Kooistra ’65 Ransford passed from this life at home in the early hours of January 10, 2017. Mourning her loss but celebrating her life and future are her husband of 51 years, Paul ’65; her three daughters and their spouses, Kristin ’91 and Hans  ’89 Hiemstra of Chapel Hill, Becca and Lee Champion of Charlotte,… Continue Reading →

Linda VerMeer ’65 Van Dam

Linda VerMeer ’65 Van Dam passed away in Portland, Oregon, on December 4, 2016, after battling a rare debilitating muscular disease for many years. She was 73. Linda was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 11, 1943, to Henry and Leona Peelen Vermeer. Her family moved to the village of Forest Grove, Michigan, when she… Continue Reading →

Phyllis Baker ’66 Sharpe

Phyllis Baker ’66 Sharpe of Ocala, Fla., died Sept. 24, 2016, after a courageous ten month battle with Amyloidosis. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home to Margaret and Paul Baker and raised in Holland. She graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1962. She attended Hope College and Northwestern… Continue Reading →

Lawrence Cain ’67

Lawrence Cain ’67 , age 72, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016, at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX where he had been receiving treatment for Leukemia since June 23, 2016. Larry was born July 31, 1944, in Chicago, IL to Merle Belmont Cain and Doris Viola Johnson Cain. He graduated from Hope College… Continue Reading →

Ann Christensen ’67 Olendorf

Ann Christensen ’67 Olendorf, 72, died on Nov. 20, 2016, in Grand Rapids, following a Hemorrhagic Stroke. Mrs. Olendorf was born on Sept. 25, 1944, in South Haven, to her parents, Leonard and Neva Christensen. She graduated from Hope College in 1969 and acquired a master’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 2005. She married… Continue Reading →

Thomas Working ’69

Thomas Working ’69, of Zeeland, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at his home. Thom was born in 1947 and raised in Holland, graduating from Holland High School in 1965. Thom received his Bachelors of Music Degree in Music Education from Hope College in 1969 and received a Masters of Music Degree in Performance… Continue Reading →

Patricia Lang ’69 Young

Patricia Lang ’69 Young of Davidsonville, Maryland passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Pat was a mathematician with the Department of Defense at Ft. Meade, MD from 1971 until 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in 1969, her Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1971 and her… Continue Reading →

Sue Utzinger ’67 Buchan

Sue Utzinger ’67 Buchan of Muskegon, Michigan, reports that she is a retired educator, grandmother and clinical social worker with a private practice in North Muskegon, Michigan. She does some volunteer work at summer camp and stays active watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. She is enjoying West Michigan and planning some landscape painting and fishing. Continue Reading →

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson ’67

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson ’67 of Santa Fe, New Mexico, had From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church published. He is also a member of the Global Christian Forum Steering Committee which met in Havana, Cuba, in March 2017. Continue Reading →

John Killmaster ’67

John Killmaster ’67 of Boise, Idaho, and Shelley Sinquefield were married and he gained two step-children. He is publishing a book on his career as an artist and university professor. He was honored with an Albert Nelon Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue Reading →

Judy Tanis ’67 Parr

Judy Tanis ’67 Parr of Holland, Michigan, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP). The organization, which promotes lifelong learning, was founded at Hope in 1988 by Dr. John Hollenbach, professor emeritus of English. Since then, it has grown from 38 to 750 members. Continue Reading →

Laurie Taylor ’67 Rossi

Laurie Taylor ’67 Rossi of Fairview, New Mexico, will be conducting the Performance Santa Fe Symphony in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on December 24 and 31 at the Lensic Theatre. On Tuesday, July 4, she conducted the Santa Fe Concert Band on the Plaza. Continue Reading →

Lois Dykema ’67 Sharpe

Lois Dykema ’67 Sharpe of Saint Mary’s, Ohio, reports that she and her husband, George, have four children, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and feel very blessed. Continue Reading →