Fred Stoller Tessler

Fred Stoller Tessler was born November 8, 1961, in Denver and died March 8 in Colorado Springs. A friend wrote, “Life was ‘a banquet’ (a cabaret too!) for our friend Fred. Passionate, witty, razor-sharp, and flamboyant, Fred brought something just a little more elegant to every rehearsal, opening night, daytrip, dinner or cocktail party. I… Continue Reading →

James Becksvoort

James Becksvoort age 85, of Holland, died Friday, April 15, 2022 at an area care center. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jamie and Brian. He was a member of Grace Community Church. James was a charter member of Grace Church IntersectionMinistries and retired from the maintenance department of Hope College. James is survived by… Continue Reading →

Bryant Hichwa

Bryant Hichwa April 30, 2022, The Sea Ranch, California Bryant Hichwa was a faculty member of the Hope College Department of Physics from 1975 to 1985. Continue Reading →

Jon Huisken

Jon Huisken April 21, 2022, Jenison, Michigan Jon Huisken retired from Hope in 2011 after more than 40 years as the Hope College registrar. Continue Reading →

Marjorie Maas

Marjorie Joyce Maas was called home to her heavenly Father July 17, 2022, at the age of 93. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of love, generosity, kindness, and wisdom. She was the wife to her late husband, Leonard, for 57 years and mother to their two sons, Thomas and Steven Maas. Marjorie was born… Continue Reading →

Francis Fike

Francis Fike, age 89, went to be with his Lord on November 1, at Holland Hospital. Francis was born in New York State and spent many childhood years on his grandparents’ farm. He attended Duke University for undergraduate studies. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Union Seminary, and then attended Stanford University where… Continue Reading →

Gwendolyn Schmidt Snoek

Gwendolyn Lydia Snoek (“Gwen” or “Gwenda”) passed away peacefully at home in Denver, Colorado on September 2, 2022, after a 10-year struggle with ME. Gwenda had a B.A. in Linguistics from York University and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in cognitive neuroscience and most recently worked as a researcher and assistant professor at Hope… Continue Reading →

Norma Wolcott VanderMeulen

Norma Wolcott VanderMeulen Aug. 15, 2022, Chicago, Illinois Norma was an instructor of Spanish at Hope College from 1948 to 1950. Norma Fern Wolcott was born in LaGrange, a small farming town in northern Ohio. She graduated from the College of Wooster and earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University in Spanish language and literature.… Continue Reading →