Paul Northuis ’59

Paul Edwin Northuis, age 82, loving and devoted husband of the late Marsha Borr Northuis, passed away after a courageous battle with renal cancer.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bessie (DeFouw) Northuis and brothers Kenn, Rodger, and Donald.

Paul was born in Holland, Michigan. He graduated from Holland High School in 1955, Hope College in 1959, and received his Master’s in Education from MSU. In 1958, he married Marsha, his high school sweetheart, and they eventually moved to Wyoming, Michigan.

Paul was a lifelong educator. He spent his entire career serving Forest Hills Public Schools as a teacher, coach, administrator, and consultant.

Paul developed and shared his gifts as a woodworker, builder, photographer, handyman, and musician; but he especially excelled in his role as a much-loved father, grandfather, and uncle, not only within his own family but within his community.

Paul is survived by daughters Shawn (Brian) Hall, Michelle (William) Bryson, and Heather (Scott) Wolterink; grandchildren, Paul, Grace (Noah), Benjamin, Joel, Anna, Ethan, Matthew, Jane, and Katelyn; one great-grandson, loving in- laws, nieces, and nephews.

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