In Memoriam


Delbert Knooihuizen ’42
Delbert Knooihuizen ’42 of Hudson, Ohio, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. He was 99. He is preceded in death by his wife of 73 year (Emilia “Mimi”), his daughter Margaret Marie, his parents Ray and Edna Knooihuizen, and brother Charles Knooihuizen of Holland Michigan. Del grew up in Jenison and Holland, Michigan. Upon graduation … Continue reading "Delbert Knooihuizen ’42"
Wilbur Brandli ’46
Wilbur Brandli ’46 of White Pigeon, Michigan, died on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. He was 103. Survivors include his spouse, Gloria Brandli; and two children.
Agnes Finlaw ’46 Green
Agnes “Ronnie” Green, 97, of Jenison, formerly of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Friday, October 23, at Sunset Manor, Jenison, with her family by her side. Ronnie was born on July 16, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late William Finlaw and Violet Dewhurst Finlaw. She attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn. In … Continue reading "Agnes Finlaw ’46 Green"
Marvin Jalving ’46
Marvin was born November 16, 1924, in Holland, to Clarence and Elsie (Van Dyken) Jalving. He graduated from Holland High School in 1943. Marvin joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He was a ball turret gunner on a B17 bomber for 23 missions from England over occupied territory. Marv went to College of Advanced Transportation in Chicago … Continue reading "Marvin Jalving ’46"
Calvin Malefyt ’46
We mourn the passing of Dr. Calvin S. de Waal Malefyt on February 3, 2021 a resident of Cypress Glen retirement center in Greenville, N.C. He leaves behind a deep impact on family, friends and colleagues as an engaged pastor, mentor, and spiritual leader. His legacy for helping others is profound. Dr. Malefyt was born, … Continue reading "Calvin Malefyt ’46"
Richard Fuller ’48
Richard Harlow Fuller, 93, of Frankfort, went home to be with his Savior on October 21, 2020 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. He was born on June 10, 1927 in Syracuse, NY to Harlow Mercer and Mildred (Stewart) Fuller. He married Lillian (Petzinger) Fuller on July 1, 1950. Lillian passed away on December 24, 2018. Richard graduated from Valley High School in … Continue reading "Richard Fuller ’48"
Constance “Connie” Hinga ’49 Boersma
Constance “Connie” Hinga ’49 Boersma of Holland, Michigan, died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. She was 93. Among other involvement with Hope, she was a past president of the Women’s League for Hope College, and with her husband, Max ’46, created the endowment for the Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel. She and Max, who died … Continue reading "Constance “Connie” Hinga ’49 Boersma"
Richard Glerum ’49
Richard Z. Glerum Richard Z. Glerum, age 95, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the New York State Veterans’ home in Oxford NY. At his request there will be no funeral service. Richard was born in 1925 at Rochester NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Lucille (Zimmer) Glerum, his wife Frances Root Glerum and a brother, … Continue reading "Richard Glerum ’49"


Alex Ebneth ’50
Alex Ebneth, 96 of Crossville, passed away at Good Samaritan Society of Fairfield Glade Dec. 21, 2020. Alex was born in Catskill, NY, the son of Andrew and Johanna Ebneth. After completing high school in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army. He completed basic training in upstate New York and was called to duty during … Continue reading "Alex Ebneth ’50"
Kenneth Kleis ’50
Kenneth James Kleis was born on April 24, 1925, and went to live with his Lord and Savior on January 2, 2021. He was raised on 17th street in Holland with his parents and siblings Gerald (deceased in WW2), Stanley, Roger and Charlotte (Van Haitsma). Some of his childhood memories include selling vegetables door to … Continue reading "Kenneth Kleis ’50"
Harvey Laman ’50
Harvey M. Laman, 96, of Holland, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020, at his home in Holland. Harvey was born o n J u n e 14, 1924, in Kalamazoo Michigan to Hazel (Mouw) and Benjamin Laman. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Maxine ( Gerritsen) Laman. Harvey’s early years were spent living with his family in the … Continue reading "Harvey Laman ’50"
Shirley DeBoer ’50 Sharpe
Shirley A. Sharpe, 91, of Mt. Bethel, PA, formerly of Irvington, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 30th, at Westminster Village at Allentown. Shirley was born in Detroit, MI on July 6, 1929, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (DeVriest) DeBoer. She was the wife of the late Rev. John H. Sharpe, … Continue reading "Shirley DeBoer ’50 Sharpe"
Wynetta Devore ’51
Professor Emerita Wynetta Devore passed away peacefully on December 19, 2020 at the Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The daughter of the late Jessie and Sallie Bell Devore, she was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on December 1, 1929 and was raised in Metuchen, New Jersey. Dr. Devore received her undergraduate degree in 1951 from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She … Continue reading "Wynetta Devore ’51"
Harold Kooyers ’51
Harold Clinton Kooyers peacefully passed away at the age of 90 on October 19, 2020. Harold was born November 16, 1929 in Grand Rapids, MI, the only child of Henry and Dagmar Kooyers. Harold was raised on the NE side of Grand Rapids, attended Bethel Reformed Church, graduated from Creston High School and went on to complete his degree in Economics at Hope … Continue reading "Harold Kooyers ’51"
Donald Lenderink ’51
The Rev. Donald Lenderink, age 90, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the Orange City Area Health System. Donald Roger was born on November 14, 1929, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Arend K. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Byle) Lenderink. He was raised in Grand Rapids, where he graduated from Central High School in … Continue reading "Donald Lenderink ’51"
Joan DeBlock ’51 Mulder
J o a n E l i z a b e t h (DeBlock) Mulder, age 90, of New Era, MI, passed away in Mesa, AZ, Sunday morning, December 20, surrounded by her family. She was rejoicing knowing that her Savior Jesus Christ was waiting, and her son, David, who preceded her in death. Joan is survived … Continue reading "Joan DeBlock ’51 Mulder"
Ann Holstege-Schutt ’53
Ann was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church for many years and for the last 10 years a member at Intersection Ministries. She taught 5th grade at Hudsonville Christian School for three years and at Holland Christian Maplewood School for 37 years. Ann was an avid reader, nature lover and a woman of faith who enjoyed family … Continue reading "Ann Holstege-Schutt ’53"
Ruth Metten ’53 Moe-McNitt
Ruth Christine Moe age 90, of Ravenna, Michigan died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Christian Care Nursing Center in Muskegon, Michigan. Ruth was born on June 14, 1930 in Polkton Township, MI to the late Jacob and Christine (Schmidt) Metten. She married Glen Moe on April 17, 1953, and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1985. … Continue reading "Ruth Metten ’53 Moe-McNitt"
Jack Kalee ’54
Kalee, Jack 9/26/1932 12/25/2020 Jenison Early on Christmas morning Jack was taken home to meet his Savior face to face. He was the son of John and Gertrude Kalee. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 66 years, Merilyn, his children Linda and Scott Kacos, Sue and Ken Prins and Doug and Paula Kalee. He was Grampy … Continue reading "Jack Kalee ’54"
Robert Langenberg ’54
Robert James Langenberg, age 91, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away on December 11, 2020, in Grand Rapids, MI. He was born on April 28, 1929, in Grand Rapids, MI, and adopted by Henry and Jenny Langenberg. He graduated from Grandville High School in 1947 and went on to Hope College where he pursued a chemistry degree. On … Continue reading "Robert Langenberg ’54"
Ralph “Mac” MacLachlan Jr. ’54
Ralph W. MacLachlan, Jr. “Mac”, age 92, of Glen, NY, a retired General Electric Company Manager, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 4, 2020. He passed away peacefully with family by his side. Born in Fonda, NY, on March 16, 1928 to Ralph W. MacLachlan, Sr. and Margaret L. (Lotridge) MacLachlan. He was … Continue reading "Ralph “Mac” MacLachlan Jr. ’54"
Ruth Kuit ’54 Paul
Ruth Adele Kuit Paul, longtime resident of Western Springs, Illinois, died peacefully in Chelsea, Michigan on October 11, 2020, surrounded by family. Born in Zeeland, Michigan November 7, 1932 to parents Mabel Coburn Kuit and Henry Kuit, D.D.S., Ruth grew up surrounded by extended family. A valedictorian at Zeeland High School, she attended Hope College for two years, then completed training at Presbyterian Hospital School … Continue reading "Ruth Kuit ’54 Paul"
Eugene Schoeneich ’54
Eugene Schoeneich ’54 of Douglas, Michigan, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020. He was 91. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dee Schoeneich; daughters, Suzanne (Michael) Daley, Delia (Bill) Marietti and Katherine Schoeneich; and three grandchildren. Eugene Allen Schoeneich ’54 of Douglas, Michigan, passed away on March 19, 2020. He was 91.  He is survived … Continue reading "Eugene Schoeneich ’54"
Paul Vander Meer ’54
Paul Vander Meer November 6, 1932 – September 26, 2020 Vancouver, Washington – Paul Vander Meer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, California State University (CSU), Fresno died in his sleep on September 26, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Carol, sons, William and Gregory Vander Meer, brother and his wife, Canute and Joyce Vander Meer, nieces, Kemry Butler, Tamsen Christensen, step-daughter-in-law, Roslynn Casterline and her … Continue reading "Paul Vander Meer ’54"
Ruth Bogaaard ’54 Van Voorhis
Iowa City – Ruth Jean Van Voorhis, formerly of Sioux City, passed away in Iowa City, IA, on January 30, 2021. Ruth was surrounded by her four loving children and their spouses throughout the time of her death. Though her family grieves her passing, they know that she lived a full and joyful life. A celebration of her life … Continue reading "Ruth Bogaaard ’54 Van Voorhis"
Benjamin Le Fevre ’55
Benjamin Le Fevre, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Saratoga Hospital. He was born on May 31, 1933, in Weedsport, New York, son of the late Irving LeFevre and Grace Gifford. Ben graduated from Dumont High School in 1951 as Valedictorian of his class. Ben then went on to attend Hope College in Holland, … Continue reading "Benjamin Le Fevre ’55"
Eugene Stoddard ’55
Eugene M. Stoddard, 87, of Hatch Street, Corry, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Corry Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Clymer, N.Y., a son of the late Melvin P. and Bernice S. Bensink Stoddard. Following his graduation from Corry Area High School in 1950, Gene then went to Hope College. In 1956, he … Continue reading "Eugene Stoddard ’55"
Nancy Gailkema ’56 Bedingfield
Nancy entered the “rest prepared for the faithful” on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Scotia Village, Laurinburg, NC. Born on March 1, 1934 in Grand Rapids, MI, to Dr. Everett W. and Pearl Gaikema, she was raised and educated in Western Michigan. A graduate of Hope College, Holland MI, with a degree in Elementary Education, she taught … Continue reading "Nancy Gailkema ’56 Bedingfield"
Sally Sieber ’56 Honkanen
Sally Brey Honkanen, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, went to be with her Lord April 17, 2020. She was born April 23, 1934, to Floyd and Mabel Sieber. Sally is the beloved wife of Clarence for 61 years; mother of Stephen, Christian, Mark (Lynley) and Matthew; and grandmother of Samuel, Sophia, Aaron, Jacob, Noah, Grace, Natalie, Kelsey (Eric) … Continue reading "Sally Sieber ’56 Honkanen"
John Helmus ’57
John J. Helmus Jefferson, IA Date of Death: December 6, 2020 Private family memorial services for John J. Helmus, 89, of Jefferson, will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Central Christian Church in Jefferson. John (Johan) Jacob Helmus was born on September 24, 1931 to Dirk Helmus and Jantze Bakker Helmus at Middlestum, the Netherlands. He entered his heavenly home on December 6, 2020 at … Continue reading "John Helmus ’57"
Merwin Van Doornik ’57
Reverend Merwin “Mike” Van Doornik of Holland, Michigan, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was 85 years old. Mike was born in Holland Michigan, attended Holland High School, Hope College and Western Seminary leading to a completion of his dream of becoming a pastor with the Reformed Church of America. Mike served in many churches in New York, New … Continue reading "Merwin Van Doornik ’57"
Robert Andree ’58
Bob Andree, of Holland, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 25 at the age of 85 with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary K. Diephuis Andree; their children, Mark and Brenda Andree, Katherine (Katie) Blue, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Bob Bruins; nine grandchildren (Jake, Molly, Elizabeth and Victoria Blue, Noah … Continue reading "Robert Andree ’58"
Kenneth Kole ’58
Kenneth W. Kole, aged 88, of Wyoming, left this life and entered the arms of Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Kole, and eleven of his siblings. Kenneth is survived by his sons, Marc (Colleen) Kole, and Eric Kole of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Erin, Hope, and … Continue reading "Kenneth Kole ’58"
Everett “Ev” Nienhouse ’58
Everett James Nienhouse, 84, of Carlsbad, California, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020. Ev was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Edward and Gladys Nienhouse. Ev attended Oak Park High School where he was a national champion hurdler. He graduated from Hope College with B.S in Chemistry, a M.Sc. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. … Continue reading "Everett “Ev” Nienhouse ’58"
Lynn Carol Van’t Hof ’58 Rutter
Lynn Carol Rutter Lynn, of Menomonee Falls, WI, peacefully entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the age of 83 after several weeks of a courageous struggle following emergent heart surgery. The family was able to have a memorable and joyous final goodbye with Lynn a few days before her peaceful passing in Hospice as she was … Continue reading "Lynn Carol Van’t Hof ’58 Rutter"
Gus Feenstra ’59
Gus Feenstra, age 90, of Holland, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Lakeside Vista. Gus was born in Prospect Park, NJ, on August 5, 1930, to Hendrik (Henry) and Jantje (Jennie) (Smit) Feenstra. He graduated from Hope College in 1959 and did his post- graduate work at Michigan State University, where he received his Master’s Degree … Continue reading "Gus Feenstra ’59"
Robert “Bob” Kessler ’59
Robert S. Kessler, 82, of Mayfield, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville. Born in Weedsport, NY, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Putnam) Kessler. Bob attended Hope College in the hopes of becoming a Pastor, but later turned his attention to architecture … Continue reading "Robert “Bob” Kessler ’59"
George Magee ’59
George Magee, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was known to others as friend, counselor, handyman, and a fisherman. His family experienced him as gentle and loving. His joy was being a reliable servant and lover of God. He lived his life for God and others … Continue reading "George Magee ’59"
Charles Skinner ’59
Charles E. Skinner, Jr., 83, of West Hurley, NY, passed away at home. He was born April 10, 1937, son of the late Charles E. Skinner, Sr. and Cora Skinner. He was a graduate of Bayside High School in Queens. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Hope College and his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Michigan State University. He worked … Continue reading "Charles Skinner ’59"
James Stevens ’59
ames Henry Stevens, 83, of Pentwater, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born November 17, 1936, in Hart, the son of Henry and Anne (Doezma) Stevens. James graduated from Hart High School (1955) and attended Calvin and then Hope College.  He received his Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary.   He spent many years in the ministry … Continue reading "James Stevens ’59"


Ardith Brower ’60 DaFoe
Ardith Jeanne DaFoe, aged 82, passed away on December 5, 2020. She was born on November 11, 1938, to Clarence and Ann Brower in Allegan County, Zeeland. Ardith graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1956 and from Hope College in 1960. Her first job was with the Lansing Police Department as a police officer. … Continue reading "Ardith Brower ’60 DaFoe"
Jan Leestma ’60
Jan Leestma ’60 of San Rafael, California, died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. He was 82. Survivors include his wife, Louise Marsilje ’61 Leetsma; and sibling-in-law, Edward (Diana Hellenga ’64) Marsilje ’64.
Sandra Postema ’60 Sunde
On January 10, 2021, Sande Sunde of Louisville, Colorado went home to heaven at the age of 82Sandra Lee Postema was born on April 25, 1938 in the Dutch community of New Era, Michigan to Mavis and Arnold Postema. She had an older brother, Dennis, and a younger sister, Christine. She spent her early years swimming or ice … Continue reading "Sandra Postema ’60 Sunde"
Susan Walcott ’60
Walcott, Susan Susan L. Walcott, age 82, passed away on December 23, 2020 at Pilgrim Manor. Susan was born on May 13, 1938 in Muskegon, MI to LeRoy(Lee) and Elnora B. Morse. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Kline of Portage, MI, her nephews, Mike (Diane) Field of Buffalo, NY, Tim(Kristi) Field of Grand Rapids, her cousins, Jim(Linda) Schwass … Continue reading "Susan Walcott ’60"
Janet Koopman ’62 Van Dyke
Janet Elaine Van Dyke, age 80, a resident of Beacon Hill Retirement Community, Grand Rapids passed away at her home December 23, 2020. Janet was born May 2, 1940 in Willow Lake, South Dakota to the Reverend August Koopman and Jeanette Koopman, who both have preceded her in death. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College in 1962, she worked … Continue reading "Janet Koopman ’62 Van Dyke"
Carol Wagner ’64 Carr
Carol Carr, Age 78, of Lynwood, Illinois, died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Visitation and funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Highland, Indiana. She was a retired teacher from Lake Station Community School. She attended Hammond High and graduated from Hope College. She was preceded in death … Continue reading "Carol Wagner ’64 Carr"
Hope Beckering ’65 Brandsma
Hope Beckering ’65 Brandsma of Rocklin, California, died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. She was 77. Survivors include her husband, Richard Brandsma; and brother-in-law, Raymond Beckering ’58. Hope College was notified, by her husband Richard Brandsma, of the death of Hope Brandsma via the Alumni New Information Update form on the website: “Hope passed away on October 19th following a … Continue reading "Hope Beckering ’65 Brandsma"
Robert Dahl ’66
Robert Dahl ’66 of Holland, Michigan, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. He was 76. Survivors include his wife, Christi Dahl; and children, Matthew (Joelle Rossback ’95) Dahl ’91 and Rachel (Brian Gootee) Dahl ’95. Rev. Robert Dahl, age 76 of Holland, passed away, January 25, 2021. No services or visitations are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be … Continue reading "Robert Dahl ’66"
David Noel ’67
David Martin Noel was called to his Lord on Friday, October 23, 2020. He transitioned over while in Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Florida. He was 75 years of age. He was born August 15, 1945 in Coldwater, Michigan to Jesse G. and Marvel D. Noel. A 1963 graduate of Coldwater (Michigan) High School, he subsequently attended Hope College, Holland, Michigan, … Continue reading "David Noel ’67"
Theodore Oegema Jr. ’67
On November 2, 2020, Dr. Oegema, age 75, passed away and went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ted is the proud and loving father of two children: Dr. Karen Oegema (Dr. Arshad Desai) and Jeffrey Oegema (Dr. Christina Eugster). He has three wonderful grandchildren, Khalil and Ayla Desai and Franka Oegema. He will be dearly missed by … Continue reading "Theodore Oegema Jr. ’67"
Delwyn Sneller ’67
Delwyn “Del” Lee Sneller, 75, of Lake Ann, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home. Del was born on March 21, 1945 in Holland, Michigan to the late Bernard and Charlotte (Vander Schaaf) Sneller. He graduated from Hope College and Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in American Literature. He was a professor, … Continue reading "Delwyn Sneller ’67"
Mark Menning ’68
Mark Menning ’68 died peacefully on November 10, 2020 at the University of Michigan hospital. He was 73. Mark was born in California on November 11, 1946 to his late parents Ralph and Irene Menning, who preceded him in death.  Along with his brothers the late Charles ’64, Bruce ’66 (Vicky Fris ’68) and Roger (Elizabeth), he lived the … Continue reading "Mark Menning ’68"
Ruth Welscott ’69
Ruth Ann Welscott passed away on Friday, Jan 22, 2021, at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, AZ, the result of Covid-19. She was born May 24, 1947, to Harold and Pearl (Hesse) Welscott in Grand Haven, MI. She graduated from Spring Lake High School in 1965, and from Hope College in 1969 with a Secondary Education Degree. She … Continue reading "Ruth Welscott ’69"


Robert Alexander ’70
Robert Alexander, 78, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020, at his home. He was born In Dearborn, Michigan, on October 17, 1942. He was a Holland resident since 1958 when his family moved from Detroit and was a graduate of both Holland High School and Hope College. So many people in the area knew him … Continue reading "Robert Alexander ’70"
Jane Kasmersky ’70 Greller
Jane Kasmersky Greller, affectionately known as “Janeo” by many who knew her, died at her home, the aptly named, “Last Resort”, in Newberg, Oregon, on October 17, 2020. Jane was born to Chester and Mary Kasmersky on December 1, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio. Along with her three sisters and one brother, she was raised as a Buckeye in Franklin County, Ohio … Continue reading "Jane Kasmersky ’70 Greller"
David Jipping ’72
David “Doc” Jipping, 71 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, after a battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1949 in Lansing, MI to James and Katherine Jipping. Doc graduated from Hope College and made his career as a Car Salesman at several dealerships in Northwest Indiana, before retiring … Continue reading "David Jipping ’72"
Ellen TenHoor ’72 Fitch
Ellen Sue ( ten Hoor) Fitch, 70, died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Laketown Township on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Ellen was a mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Ellen was born February 25, 1950, in Holland, Michigan, to Henry and Beatrice ( Visser) ten Hoor. She graduated from … Continue reading "Ellen TenHoor ’72 Fitch"
Randall Zomermaand ’72
Randall “Randy” D. Zomermaand, 70, passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2020 in Tampa, FL with his family by his side. Randy was preceded in death by his loving and faithful parents John and Gertrude Zomermaand, brother-in-law Mark Briggs, and nephew John Garth Zomermaand. Randy is survived by his wife Debbie Zomermaand and three children; Caroline Zomermaand and Jacques and Adam … Continue reading "Randall Zomermaand ’72"
Larry Levey ’73
Larry W. Levey, age 70, of Holland died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Holland Hospital. Larry attended Hope College and played on the Hope College basketball team. He was one of the founding agents at Woodland Commercial Real Estate in Holland. In 1991 an opportunity was presented to Larry and he moved to Santa Clarita, … Continue reading "Larry Levey ’73"
Jeanette Gaige ’75 Davidson
Jeanette M. Davidson, 68, of Hooksett, died on January 10, 2021, at Elliot Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Schenectady, NY, on July 29, 1953, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Pauline B. (Stevens) Gaige. Jeanette was a graduate of Berne Knox-Westerlo School, earned her BA Hope College in Michigan, and MA … Continue reading "Jeanette Gaige ’75 Davidson"
Barbara Herbek ’76 Bruggers
Barbara Herbek ’76 Bruggers of Davidson, North Carolina, died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. She was 66. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Bruggers ’76.
Russell Kupfrian ’77
Born in Waldwick NJ, I’m the son of a man of German descent, Laurance Backer Kupfrian, and a first generation Italian woman whose maiden name is Isabella Coletti. I graduated from Waldwick High School in 1971. I decided to follow in my eldest sibling’ footsteps, my sister Laura Constance, and next eldest, Laurance Baker II, and … Continue reading "Russell Kupfrian ’77"


Connie Isley ’80
Connie Jo Isley, age 63, of Comstock Park and formerly of Shelby, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Shelby following a very brief illness. Connie was born July 3, 1957 in Shelby, the daughter of Robert L. Isley and Betty L. (Leutzinger) Isley. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1975. Connie received a bachelor’s degree from Hope College. She was employed at Shaw-Walker … Continue reading "Connie Isley ’80"
Donald “Clark” Kuipers ’80
Donald Clark Kuipers was born June 25, 1955 to Judith Rae Kuipers and Donald Ernest Kuipers. He courageously fought against his ALS diagnosis for the past 3 years and passed away at home on October 9, 2020 surrounded by his family. He married his true love Barbara Ingham on June 13, 1981 in Holland, Michigan … Continue reading "Donald “Clark” Kuipers ’80"
Jordon Loch ’80
Obituary for Jordon James Loch Jordon James Loch, a resident of Highland, MI, died on December 31, 2020. He was 63 years old. Jordon was an Kitchen Designer for Home Depot and always had a home improvement project going. He loved playing basketball with all of his friends and Gus Macker tournaments were definitely a … Continue reading "Jordon Loch ’80"
Susan Markusse ’81 Peterson
Sue Peterson, 61, was reunited with her soulmate, Rob, on Monday, December 14, 2020, at her home in Weslaco, surrounded by family. On September 2, 1959, Sue was born to David Markusse and Dorothy Hiscock Markusse in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sue married Rob Peterson in 1982, and they relocated to Weslaco, where they raised their two … Continue reading "Susan Markusse ’81 Peterson"
Brian Baker ’84
Brian “BB” Baker, 58, of Wyckoff, went to eternal rest on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was a devoted loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and loyal friend. Brian is survived by his wife Patricia, his children, Kimberley Grace and Zachary Gibson, and his sister, Nancy, and her husband, Robert Milnamow, and his nieces and nephews, … Continue reading "Brian Baker ’84"
Daniel Fead ’86
Daniel Bingham Fead passed away on September 11th due to complications from a heart attack. A Colorado native, Dan was loved by many in the community. An accomplished real estate broker, avid car collector, entertainer, and animal lover, Dan will be remembered as kind, generous, fun-loving and impeccably stylish. He is survived by his mother … Continue reading "Daniel Fead ’86"
Mark Van Dahm ’86
Mark Van Dahm, age 56, passed suddenly. Beloved husband of Laurie, nee Garelli; loving father of Jodi, Kelli, Jacki; Dear son of the late Fred (the late Lena) Van Dahm; Fond brother of Cindy (Herman) VanderNaald, Lori (Gerrit) Wieringa, the late Fred (Kim) Van Dahm, and the late Dale (Paula) Van Dahm; uncle to many … Continue reading "Mark Van Dahm ’86"


Bryan Dewey ’95
Passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Ann Arbor. Bryan was born June 18, 1972 in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Donald and Carol (Alford) Dewey. He graduated from Hackett Catholic High School in 1991 and received a Bachelor’s degree from Hope College in 1995. As an athlete, Bryan had a passion for soccer and … Continue reading "Bryan Dewey ’95"
Chad Storey ’97
It is with heavy heart that the family of Chad Douglas Storey, 44, of Highland Village, Texas, announce his passing on Wednesday, August 05, 2020. Chad was born to Douglas and Sharron Storey, August 12, 1975 and enjoyed his childhood in Holland, Michigan. Chad graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1993 and continued his … Continue reading "Chad Storey ’97"
Scott Voshel ’98
Scott Voshel ’98 of Holland, Michigan, died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. He was 44. Survivors include his wife, Heather FowlerVoshel ’02; and son, Carson.

Sympathy to

Carolyn Bareman
Carolyn Beth Bareman age 95, of Holland, completed her earthly life on Friday, October 9, and now lives eternally in Heaven with her faithful Savior Jesus Christ. She joins her family who preceded her in death, parents, Leonard and Cora Bareman and Sister, Esther, with whom she had shared her home all her life. Carolyn … Continue reading "Carolyn Bareman"
Myra Kohsel
Myra J. Kohsel, age 78 of Holland, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021. Myra was born and raised in Holland, and was a lifelong resident of the area.  She worked for Hope College for over 32 years in a variety of positions, and was a member of Harlem Church.  Myra enjoyed gardening, reading, experimenting with new recipes, but above all … Continue reading "Myra Kohsel"
Lloyd Meeuwsen
Lloyd Meeuwsen, age 89, of Zeeland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 30, 2020. He is survived by his children, Paul and Karie Meeuwsen, Pat and Reed Navis, Jayne and Del Ritsema, Tom and Sherri Meeuwsen, and Dave and Stacey Meeuwsen; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; … Continue reading "Lloyd Meeuwsen"
Robert Palma
The family of Robert Palma of Holland, Michigan, who died on Oct. 17, 2020. He was 86. He retired from the Hope College faculty in 1994 as a professor emeritus of religion after teaching at the college since 1966. His courses during his last semester at Hope included Basic Christian Thought, Perspectives on Christ, and … Continue reading "Robert Palma"
Florence Vuurens
Florence “Flo” M. Vuurens, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. She was born on January 21, 1933, to Frederick and Minnie (Maatman) VanDyke in Holland, MI. Florence worked for several years as a secretary at Hope College and went on to work at Twin Lake United Methodist Church helping with office duties … Continue reading "Florence Vuurens"
F. Sheldon Wettack
The family of F. Sheldon Wettack, who died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. He was 82. His time as a chemistry faculty member at Hope ran across seven decades, initially as a professor and later dean from 1967 to 1982, and since 2004 as a visiting professor. In between, his career included serving as dean … Continue reading "F. Sheldon Wettack"