In Memoriam


Donald DeKraker ’40
Donald DeKraker, 100, late of Orland Park, IL, formerly of Saugatuck and Holland, MI. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine (nee Hoelle); devoted father of Linda (Jack) Connors, Robert (Eileen) DeKraker, and Laura (Morris) Threewitt; loving grandfather of Jay Connors, Holly (Gregg) Hall, Scott (Lynn), Andy (Cherise), and Jeff (Katie) Threewitt; cherished great-grandfather of Quinn, Lilah, Jackson, … Continue reading "Donald DeKraker ’40"
Marion VanDyke ’43 Clark
Marion VanDyke ’43 Clark of Wheaton, Illinois, formerly of Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect, Illinois, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 5, 2018. Mary was born on November 10, 1921 to Rev. Dr. Henry and Jeanette Van Dyke in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mary’s family came to live in Holland, … Continue reading "Marion VanDyke ’43 Clark"
Gradus Shoemaker ’44
Gradus Shoemaker ’44 of Louisville, KY, passed away peacefully in his sleep, December 24, 2018, after living a fascinating and extremely productive life of nearly 98 years. Gradus L. Shoemaker was born on January 18, 1921, in Zeeland, Michigan to Corey and Hattie ( Lubbers) Shoemaker. Gradus graduated from Zeeland High School in 1939 and attended … Continue reading "Gradus Shoemaker ’44"
Constance Scholten ’45 Bawinkel
Constance M. Bawinkel, age 95, of Holland died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Resthaven Care Center. Connie let her light of Jesus shine through her, her whole life. She was always kind and compassionate. She loved to travel with her family, care for children and sing. She graduated from Hope College in 1945 and taught … Continue reading "Constance Scholten ’45 Bawinkel"
Lorraine VerMeulen ’45 Bisbee
Lorraine Bisbee (nee Ver Meulen), age 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents, Chester and Jeanette (Hoekstra) Ver Meulen; sister, Nona Brace; sisters-in-law, Helen Bisbee, and Esther Clauter; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Bisbee, and … Continue reading "Lorraine VerMeulen ’45 Bisbee"
R. James Bos ’46
The Rev. R. James Bos, age 92, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI., where he had been hospitalized the past week. He was born April 26, 1925 in Muskegon to William B. and Minnie (Herlein) Bos. Following graduation from Muskegon High School, he attended Dartmouth and Hope Colleges; … Continue reading "R. James Bos ’46"
Maynard “Mike” DeYoung ’46
On August 14, Dr. Mike DeYoung passed into glory surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 4, 1924 in Chicago, IL while his father was in medical school, he was raised and lived in Sparta, MI. He was an active high school football player, president of his senior class, and worked his father’s dairy … Continue reading "Maynard “Mike” DeYoung ’46"
Edna VanTatenhove ’47 Haworth
Edna “”Eddie”” Mae Haworth, 94, of Holland, peacefully passed away February 4, 2019 at The Inn at Freedom Village. She was born in Holland to Richard and Jennie Van Tatenhove. Edna worked as an English teacher in Grand Rapids, Holland and Saugatuck schools and was also a counselor and assistant principal at Holland High School. … Continue reading "Edna VanTatenhove ’47 Haworth"
Donald Bocks ’48
Donald Bocks, age 96, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Donald was born in Holland, Michigan, and graduated from Holland High School and Hope College. He continued his education at Michigan State University where he earned his Master of Engineering degree. Before Don started his career as an engineer for the state highway department, … Continue reading "Donald Bocks ’48"
Robert Boelkins ’48
Dr. Robert N. Boelkins, DDS, 91, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife Ingeborg; his three children, Ann (Rick) Raley, Dr. Mark (Peggy) Boelkins, and Eric (Melissa) Boelkins; grandchildren, Kristin (Jared) Rinehimer, Kevin (Sheida) Raley, Kimberly (Dr. Jonathan) Hekman, Dr. Bradley Boelkins, Mikaela and Maija Boelkins; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and … Continue reading "Robert Boelkins ’48"
Raymond Miller ’48
Raymond “Ray” LeFevre Miller, 95, passed from this mortal life into life eternal with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the Oct. 20, 2018. He died at home in Jamestown, N.Y. Ray was born May 5, 1923, in Newburgh, N.Y. He graduated from New Paltz, N.Y. High School in 1941. He entered Hope College in Holland, … Continue reading "Raymond Miller ’48"
Geraldine Scheerens ’48
Geraldine Hope (Gerry) Scheerens, 91, of Battle Creek, died October 4, 2018. Gerry was born June 24, 1927 in Rochester, NY to Jacob and Jenny (Cambier) Scheerens. She received her Master’s Degree in teaching at Hope College. Gerry taught in Venezuela for one year, a short time in South Haven and spent the majority of her … Continue reading "Geraldine Scheerens ’48"
Joyce Sibley ’48 Van Ry
JOYCE S. VAN RY, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Born June 22, 1925, in Amsterdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Rev. L.A. and Mary Sibley. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Hope College and retired from DeKalb Central Schools after 21 years of teaching. She was a Jubilee … Continue reading "Joyce Sibley ’48 Van Ry"
Eunice Gross ’49 Van Regenmorter
Eunice VanRegenmorter, 91, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018. Eunice was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Ken. She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Lucky) Schwenneker of Marathon, granddaughter Lindsay (Judson) McNamara of Apopka, 2 nephews and 1 niece.


Donald Boss ’50
Donald Boss, age 92, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Waupun Memorial Hospital with family at his side. Don was born on August 6, 1926 in Charlevoix, Michigan, a son of John and Jennie (Drenth) Boss. He entered into service with the U.S. Navy and served from 1944-1946. On June 30, 1949, he … Continue reading "Donald Boss ’50"
Lamont Dirkse ’50
On January 30, 2019, Lamont Dirkse passed away at the age of 92. Lamont was born in Hingham, Wisconsin, graduated from Oostburg High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a Hospital Corpsman. Lamont graduated from Hope College in 1950, obtained a Master’s degree from Northwestern University and a Doctorate from Michigan … Continue reading "Lamont Dirkse ’50"
Richard Downs ’50
Richard C. Downs left this earthly life December 7, 2018 at the age of 92. He was born and raised in Redwood City, CA to Perry and Edna Downs. He put his trust in his Heavenly Father while a student at Cal, Berkeley. Shortly after he met and married his beloved Jeane. Richard served in … Continue reading "Richard Downs ’50"
M. Samuel Noordhoff ’50
Dr. Sam, aged 91, died in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Sam was born in Orange City, Iowa, the only child of Henry and Cynthia Noordhoff.  He attended Northwestern College, Hope College (BA), and University of Iowa (MD).  Sam also served two years in the US … Continue reading "M. Samuel Noordhoff ’50"
Barbara Eilander ’50 Stockman
Barbara Jeanne Stockman a native of Holland, MI, and longtime resident of Grand Haven, MI, passed away on January 7, 2019. Born in 1928, Barbara was the youngest child of George and Ruth (VanPutten) Eilander, and lived her youthful days in the Washington Square district of Holland. Barbara graduated from Holland High School, Hope College and Michigan State University with a Bachelor … Continue reading "Barbara Eilander ’50 Stockman"
Ernest Haight ’51
Word has been received of the death of Ernest Haight ’51 of New Smyrna, Florida. He was 93.
Dolores Freyling ’51 Hertel
Dolores Freyling Campbell Hertel, much loved wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma and friend was welcomed into heaven on January 9, 2019. Dolores was born on October 24, 1929, in Holland, Michigan to Arend (Bub) and Hermina DeKoning Freyling. She grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and Hope College … Continue reading "Dolores Freyling ’51 Hertel"
Luella Rozeboom ’51 Mulder
Luella Beth Rozeboom was born to Bertha Hennrietta and Gerrit John Rozeboom in Grand Rapids, MI on August 27, 1929. She was the oldest of four children, Luella, Mary Lee, Claryce (deceased) and Jim. She attended Hope College for three years, but met Edwin Mulder, the love of her life, and husband of 66 years, … Continue reading "Luella Rozeboom ’51 Mulder"
John Staal ’51
John Staal, Class of 1951, passed away on January 29, 2019 in Bradenton FL. John lead Reformed Church parishes in Slayton MN, Otley IA, Eagan MN, Marion NY, Sibley IA, Belmond IA, and Flat Rock MI.  Following that he was the hospital chaplin at Hackley Hospital (now Mercy) in Muskegon MI and managed that department … Continue reading "John Staal ’51"
Marcia VanDuzer ’51 Van Skiver
Mrs. Marcia L (Van Duzer) Van Skiver, born on March 4, 1929 in Auburn, New York, to the late Persis (Peacock) and Howard Van Duzer, passed away at age 89 on August 27, 2018 in her home in Broomfield, Colorado. Mrs. Van Skiver graduated from East High School, Auburn, NY. She continued her education at Hope … Continue reading "Marcia VanDuzer ’51 Van Skiver"
Louise Van Bronkhorst ’52 Bennett
Louise Bennett died peacefully on November 20, 2018 at the age of 89. Louise was born July 25, 1929 in Conrad, Montana where she lived her early childhood until her family moved to Washington State in the early 40’s. She graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in 1947 and then continued her studies at Hope … Continue reading "Louise Van Bronkhorst ’52 Bennett"
Mary Van Harn ’52
Mary A. Van Harn, age 88, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2018, with her family by her side. COL Van Harn is originally from Zeeland, MI, and went to the U.S. Army School of Physical Therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center, TX. She graduated from Hope College in Michigan and then earned her MS … Continue reading "Mary Van Harn ’52"
Cornelius Van Heest ’52
On Friday afternoon, November 23, Neil ran straight into the arms of his Lord. Under Hospice care at his Lakeside Vista residence, he was surrounded by the bedside gathering of 20 family members. He ran his race well throughout his 86 years. His high school and Hope College athletic prowess included varsity letters in Cross … Continue reading "Cornelius Van Heest ’52"
David Wilson ’52
David P. Wilson, a longtime resident of the area passed away at Sapphire Nursing Facility in Goshen on Thursday October 11, 2018. He was 88. The son of the late Norman Hall Wilson and Emily Palir Wilson, he was born on June 13, 1930 in New York City. Survivors include his wife of 63 years … Continue reading "David Wilson ’52"
Phyllis Luidens ’53 Reed
Word has been received of the death of Phyllis Luidens ’53 Reed of Montclair, New Jersey on Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was 86. Survivors include her sister, Marilyn Luidens ’57 Timmer.
Constance VanZylen ’53 Ryskamp Schipper
Constance “Connie” (Van Zylen) Ryskamp-Schipper, age 87, of Holland died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at The Inn at Freedom Village in Holland and was welcomed by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Connie was born July 9, 1931, in Holland, Michigan to Charles and Emma (Post) Van Zylen. Connie graduated from Holland High School in … Continue reading "Constance VanZylen ’53 Ryskamp Schipper"
John Roundhouse ’54
John Roundhouse passed away on February 4th at the age of 88. Born April 12, 1930. Growing up in Kalamazoo, John was educated in the public schools. In his spare time, he earned a little money with a paper route and swam in the nearby lakes; he also enjoyed spending the summers at his grandfather’s … Continue reading "John Roundhouse ’54"
Norma Tabb ’55 Hine
Robert Nykamp ’55 
Rev. Robert “Bob” Nykamp, age 85, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. During his career, Bob taught at Western Seminary, was a Chaplain at Pine Rest, and pastored at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, IN; Hope Reformed Church in Chicago, IL; and Bayshore Gardens Reformed Church in Bradenton, FL. Robert was a member of … Continue reading "Robert Nykamp ’55 "
Ted De Vries ’56
ed D. DeVries, 84, passed away October 31, 2018, at the Heritage Center in Evansville. Ted was born in Hammond, Indiana, on May 27, 1934, to the late Tunis and Evelyn (Swanson) DeVries. Ted was a graduate of Hope College in 1956. He received his Masters of Education from Ball State University and his Doctorate in Education … Continue reading "Ted De Vries ’56"
LaVerne Lampen ’56
Laverne Lampen, age 89, of Holland passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Laverne is survived by his wife, Esther, of 62 years; his children and grandchildren: Lowell and Trudy Lampen (Duffy, Meggi and George) of Wisconsin, Andrea Ivarsson (Gunnar and Oskar) of California, honorary daughter Leslie Lampen of Holland; brother: Neil and Marilyn Lampen; … Continue reading "LaVerne Lampen ’56"
Jane Jarvis ’56 Pettengill
Jane Pettengill, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, great aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Saturday, December 15 at the age of 84 at her home in Sarasota, Florida. Jane is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles Pettengill, children; Doty Hall (Steve), Amy Pettengill and Todd Pettengill (Carrie); grandchildren; Nathaniel Hall (Aimee), Amanda … Continue reading "Jane Jarvis ’56 Pettengill"
Dwight Riemersma ’56
Dwight L. Riemersma, 83, of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at his home. Dwight was born Jan. 6, 1935, to Benjamin and Mildred (Mollhagen) Riemersma. He served his country in the Army National Guard. Dwight graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree and was a school teacher for St. Joseph Public … Continue reading "Dwight Riemersma ’56"
Gene Zoet ’56
Gene Zoet, age 86, passed away, Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born and raised in Holland and Graduated from Holland High School. Mr. Zoet served his country honorably in the United States Army. He graduated from Hope College after his time in service. Gene was a devout Michigan fan and lifelong salesman for Sackner … Continue reading "Gene Zoet ’56"
Carl De Vree ’57
Carl DeVree, age 89, of Holland, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Holland Community Hospital. He was born in Hudsonville, MI, on February 5, 1929. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn (Glupker) DeVree; son, Jeffrey (Janis) DeVree of Grandville MI; daughter, Susan (Brian) Kane of Fennville MI; granddaughter,Jennifer DeVree of Milwaukee … Continue reading "Carl De Vree ’57"
John de Witt ’57
Dr. John R. de Witt, former senior minister of First Presbyterian Church and former Moderator of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian General Synod, passed into glory on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The service will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:00 in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC. Burial will be in the Churchyard followed by visitation … Continue reading "John de Witt ’57"
Maurice Loomans ’57
Maurice E Loomans of Green Township, age 85, Servant of the Lord, passed away on November 5, 2018. Maurice was born in Arpin, Wisconsin to Garrett Loomans and Esther Loomans. Maurice married Lorraine Tuinstra in Racine, Wisconsin on July 13, 1957, which lasted 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donald … Continue reading "Maurice Loomans ’57"
V. Dale Maxam ’57
Mr. Victor “Dale” Maxam, age 83 passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018. He was born on June 20, 1935 to Victor and Janet (Karsten) Maxam in Holland, MI. Dale proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict while in the United States Army. He married the former Alice Warren on January 23, 1960, … Continue reading "V. Dale Maxam ’57"
Alma Straatsma ’57 Wilson
Alma Lorrain Straatsma Wilson, a long time resident of the area passed away at Orange Regional Medical Center on November 9, 2018 with her daughter, Victoria, by her side. The daughter of the late Elmer and Alice Straatsma, Alma was born on July 6 1935 in Sioux Center, Iowa. She devoted her life to her children and husband.  The … Continue reading "Alma Straatsma ’57 Wilson"
Anne DePree ’59 Reisig
Anne Depree-Reisig, age 81, of River Forest/Oak Park IL, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Sienna Meadows in Oregon, WI. She was born on Aug. 26, 1937, and spent her formative years in Zeeland, MI. The daughter of Stanley and Winifred (Mills) DePree, Anne met her husband Carl Reisig at Hope College and … Continue reading "Anne DePree ’59 Reisig"
John Van Dam ’59
John Van Dam, 81, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018. John was born in Zeeland on July 18, 1937, to John and Janet (Van Gelderen) Van Dam. He graduated from Zeeland High School in 1955. He went on to Hope College, where he was an OKE “fratter” and graduated in 1959. John became a teacher for few years, until his father’s untimely death, when John entered the family … Continue reading "John Van Dam ’59"


Leif Jacobsen Jr. ’60
It is with great sadness that the family of Leif Jacobsen announces his passing at Sarasota Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Leif was born and raised in Douglaston, New York. He is survived by his wife, Anna-May, daughters Kirsten Sibilia (Patrick), Keely Loveys (Ralph) and Kim Hollenkamp and sisters Greta Jacobsen and … Continue reading "Leif Jacobsen Jr. ’60"
Kenneth Baker ’61
Kenneth Baker ’61 of Houston, Texas, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He was 79.
James Betke ’61
James E. Betke, 78, a 35-year resident of Oak Park, died at home on Oct. 1, 2018. After graduating from Hope College, he moved on to the University of Chicago where he earned degrees in Psychology (1963) and a Juris Doctor in 1966. After 35 years at the law firm McDermott, Will and Emery, he … Continue reading "James Betke ’61"
Ilene Pastoor ’61 Magee
Ilene R. Magee, age 79, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband John Magee, her parents William and Joan Pastoor, and her brother, Bill Pastoor. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Vangi DeMaster of Mt. Vernon, WA and Evelyn Pastoor of Grand Rapids, MI. … Continue reading "Ilene Pastoor ’61 Magee"
Ronald VanEenenaam ’61
Ronald Van Eenenaam, age 79, of Holland, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ron was preceded in death by his son Michael in 1988. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church and worked as a chemist for 34 years retiring from what was eventually Pfizer of Holland. Ron is survived by his children, Rick and … Continue reading "Ronald VanEenenaam ’61"
Sandra Kragt ’63 Elfring
The Rev. Sandra J. Elfring, 77, passed away December 2nd, 2018 following a recent and aggressive cancer diagnosis. Sandy’s life of giving began in Holland, Michigan, on January 15, 1941 as the first of 5 children born to Theodore and Janet (Tibbe) Kragt. Growing up amongst the blueberry farms outside of town, she gained an … Continue reading "Sandra Kragt ’63 Elfring"
Margaret deVelder ’63 Hougen
Margaret Jesse deVelder Hougen, born January 2nd, 1942 died peacefully in her own bed, at home in Northampton, MA, on Friday, February 22nd, with family nearby and in the care of Hospice. She was 77 years old. Margaret, the daughter of missionary parents, Walter and Harriet DeVelder, was born in Zhangzhow, Fujian Province in South China. She lived in … Continue reading "Margaret deVelder ’63 Hougen"
James De Vries ’64
Dr. James Edwin DeVries, 76, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, with his family by his side. James was born on November 26, 1941 in East Chicago, Indiana, the son of Tunis and Evelyn Viola (Swanson) DeVries. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1960 in Hammond, Indiana. He received his Bachelor … Continue reading "James De Vries ’64"
Kenneth Dulow ’64
Kenneth E. Dulow, 76, of Sarasota, Fl, formerly of Somerset, NJ passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Ken was born in Paterson, NJ on May 28, 1942 to Marion and Kenneth Dulow. He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, obtained his bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Michigan and his master’s degree … Continue reading "Kenneth Dulow ’64"
Virginia Huizenga ’64 Jurries
Virginia “Ginger” Jurries, age 76, of Holland, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2019. She passed away at her home in Florida. Ginger graduated from Timothy Christian School and Hope College and attended Western Theological Seminary. She was fun loving, caring, a good listener and had many friends. She was a … Continue reading "Virginia Huizenga ’64 Jurries"
Glenn Pietenpol ’64
Glenn William Pietenpol, 76, of South Haven, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. He was born March 6, 1942 to Archie and Irene (TenHaken) Pietenpol in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Glenn earned his B.A. from Hope College, his master’s in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, and his … Continue reading "Glenn Pietenpol ’64"
Roger Smant ’64
Roger “Rog” Lee Smant, age 79 of Grand Haven, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Harbor Hospice’s Poppen House Residence. He was born on December 25, 1939 to the late Gerald and Connie (Kamp) Smant in Grand Haven, MI. Rog married Gail DeBoer on September 7, 1963 at the First Baptist Church in Spring … Continue reading "Roger Smant ’64"
Willard Rens ’65
Willard “Bill” Rens (‘65) passed away peacefully at home at age 76 surrounded by family in Tucson, AZ.  Bill was born in Fond du Lac, WI, on May 11, 1942, the firstborn child of Willard (’37) and Marjorie (’38) Rens.  On May 1, 1964 Bill married his high school sweetheart Everly Westra. The wedding had … Continue reading "Willard Rens ’65"
Richard Shattuck ’65
Richard W. Shattuck passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice on October 17, 2018 at the age of 76. Dick was born on June 11, 1942 in Bay City, Michigan. He was the son of the late Jack and Mary (Orris) Shattuck. Dick is survived by Cindy Lou Shattuck, his best friend and loving wife of … Continue reading "Richard Shattuck ’65"
Kay Larison ’65 Szymanski
When reflecting on the life of Kay Szymanski, it is easy to see that there was no higher calling in her life than to be a mother and grandmother. She lived to selflessly give and then give some more, all while expecting nothing in return. Kay was hardworking and made everything she did seem effortless, … Continue reading "Kay Larison ’65 Szymanski"
Daniel Bakker ’67
Daniel George Bakker, age 73, passed away December 23rd, 2018 at PHSW Medical Center. Daniel was born on May 14th, 1945 in Holland Michigan to John and Lena Bakker.  He was the youngest of 4 children: Dewey, Cathy, Bill. Daniel graduated from Holland Christian High with furthering his education at Hope College. Daniel was drafted to serve … Continue reading "Daniel Bakker ’67"
Cynthia Clark ’67
Cynthia Kay Clark, age 73, a resident of Belen passed away on June 24, 2018. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Belen Optimist, La Merced Moose, Crafty Ladies of Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, a teacher with Denver Public Schools, and former Executive Director of Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce. Cynthia … Continue reading "Cynthia Clark ’67"
Bruce Ming ’68
Bruce Jarvis Ming, 88, of Holland, died peacefully in his earthly home and was welcomed into his eternal home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was born in Holland, Michigan on November 20, 1929, to Margaret (Kraai) and Oscar Jarvis Ming, who both preceded him in death. He was the youngest of three siblings and … Continue reading "Bruce Ming ’68"
Warren Van Kampen ’69
Warren Bruce VanKampen, born May 16, 1947, died peacefully at his home in Saugatuck on Thursday, October 18, 2018. His parents Warren and Ruth Van Kampen preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Lisa Johnson and her husband Michael, Jackie Rivas and her husband Shawn; grandchildren Kirstie Shashaguay, Ben Shashaguay, Ayla … Continue reading "Warren Van Kampen ’69"


James Buter ’71
Jim Buter, age 69, of Holland, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on February 10, 2019. Jim is a Hope College graduate and he also took graduate classes at MSU. He made his career in the Contract Office Furniture Industry with Steelcase, Westinghouse, Herman Miller and Knoll. During this time he served as … Continue reading "James Buter ’71"
Donald Viel ’71
Donald J. Viel, 69, of DeWitt, Iowa, died early Monday morning, January 28, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Don was born October 15, 1949, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Harold J. and Adrianna E. (DenBoer) Viel.  He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian Schools and attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  On September 1, 1973, he married … Continue reading "Donald Viel ’71"
Pat VanderBie ’72 Lampen
Pat Lampen, age 68, of Zeeland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 8, 2018, after a 3-month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry; her children and grandchildren: Mike Lampen (Riley and Cody), Chip Lampen (Jager, Trent, Kenedy and Taylor), Julie and Zac … Continue reading "Pat VanderBie ’72 Lampen"
David Jensen ’74
David Albert Jensen, 67, of Pensacola, Florida, peacefully passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at his home. David was born October 5, 1951, in Hackensack, NJ, to John & Bette (Memmott) Jensen. He graduated from Glen Rock High School in 1969, from Hope College in 1974 and received his MSW from Columbia University in 1987. … Continue reading "David Jensen ’74"
Patricia Kiser ’75 Popenoe
Patricia Ann Popenoe died peacefully at home on January 11, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Patricia Ann Kiser in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were Chester and Mary Ruth Kiser. Pat was the youngest of three children. She spent her grade school years in Baltimore. During middle school, they moved to Palo … Continue reading "Patricia Kiser ’75 Popenoe"
Stephen Bergmann ’76
Stephen P Bergmann, 64, formerly of Croghan and most recently of Prescott, AZ, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2018. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954, in Canton, NY, the son of Bernard and Lena Bergmann. He graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1972 and from Hope College, MI, in 1976, with a … Continue reading "Stephen Bergmann ’76"
Heather Jacob ’88 Schaap
Heather J. Schaap died on October 29, 2018 of glioblastoma. Heather was born on June 8, 1966, in Holland, Michigan to Barbara C. and George F. Jacob. She was a graduate of Grandville High School (’84) and Hope College (’88). She is survived by her husband, Todd Schaap; children, Zoey, Emma, Eli, and Zachary; her … Continue reading "Heather Jacob ’88 Schaap"


Lisanne Leech ’84
Lisanne Ellen Leech, 56, of Northbrook, passed away October 24, 2018. She was the beloved daughter of Marilyn and the late Paul Leech; cherished sister of Lynda (Garry) Baker; and loving aunt of Ryan and the late Joshua. Lisanne was a graduate of Hope College where she received her degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of Grace … Continue reading "Lisanne Leech ’84"
Mary Jan Weber ’89
Mary Jane Weber, Age 84, of Nashville, TN, passed away on November 7, 2018. Born in 1934 in Pittsfield, MA, Mary Jane graduated from Portsmouth (OH) High School in 1952 and received a B.S. in Education from Hope College in Holland, MI in 1989. She met John A. Weber while attending Miami University in Oxford, … Continue reading "Mary Jan Weber ’89"


Jason Eshuis ’97
Jason Eshuis, of Kalamazoo, MI, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born November 17, 1974 in Kalamazoo to John and Joan (Dyksterhouse) Eshuis. Jason was a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College. For over 20 years he was employed by PNC Bank. Jason is survived by … Continue reading "Jason Eshuis ’97"


Bethany White ’03 Schklar
Bethany Dawn Schklar joined her parents, Patty Avery and John White, in 1981 in a small Illinois town where Heath bars are made. Waiting for her was her big brother Sean White, who, seeing her smile, shortly thereafter decided all babies’ middle names should be Dawn. At two, she boarded a plane for London, and … Continue reading "Bethany White ’03 Schklar"
Matthew Worden ’05
Matthew Orvel Worden, 38, of Holland, Michigan and formerly of Port Huron, died Friday, November 16, 2018. He was born May 20, 1980 in Port Huron, to the late Terry and Cindy Worden. Matthew was a 1999 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School, where he excelled in football. He also attended Northwood University, where … Continue reading "Matthew Worden ’05"


Blake Johnson ’18
Blake Charles Johnson, 23, of Houston, TX, left this world for his heavenly home around 8pm on Friday, January 18th. Surviving are his parents Eric and Tamara Johnson, sister Paige Johnson, brother Mason Johnson, and the love of his life, fiancée Katrin Kelley, all of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are his grandparents Dave and Patt … Continue reading "Blake Johnson ’18"

Sympathy to

Wayne Boulton
Wayne Granberry Boulton, 77, died at home of pancreatic cancer on Feb 1, 2019, in Indianapolis, IN. Wayne was a devoted and beloved husband, father, teacher and friend, always putting others at ease with warmth and good humor.  He loved the fierce, wide-open landscapes of Scotland and Montana; walking and hiking in solitude; swimming the … Continue reading "Wayne Boulton"
John Dykstra
John Junior Dykstra, of Park Township, formerly of Columbia, Md., and Hingham, Wis., passed away on January 29, 2019, following a long illness. A native of Hingham, John was stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany and Trabzon, Turkey with the United States Air Force before completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He then … Continue reading "John Dykstra"
John E.N. Howard
Dr. John E.N. Howard, age 99, of Holland, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, at Holland Hospital. John served in the US Army during WWII and was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Hettie Howard; son, Steven John Howard, in 1983; and wife, Lillian J. (nee Vander Heuvel) Howard, in 1981; as … Continue reading "John E.N. Howard"
Marlene Reus
Marlene Reus, age 73, of Zeeland passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019. Marlene was born and raised in Holland. She graduated from Holland High School in 1964. She worked for 29 years at Hope College in the Physical Plant. Following her retirement, she was known to bake cookies for her church, shut ins, family, and … Continue reading "Marlene Reus"
Stephen Keith Taylor
Stephen Keith Taylor, 74, of Holland, entered the presence of Christ at Lakeside Vista in Holland on January 17, 2019. Stephen was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 28, 1944, the son of Jolly and Inez Taylor. He graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles in 1962 and served in the U.S. … Continue reading "Stephen Keith Taylor"