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Kirk Park grave?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:26 PM
mbrooky@grandhaventribune.com 616-842-6400 ext. 243

ANSWER:

Perhaps you mean the fenced-in grave in Kirk Park? There's no name on that worn headstone, just "Aged 5 yrs. 5 mos. 3 days."

"I know what you are talking about, but don't have any details," said John Scholtz, director of the Ottawa County Parks Department. "I haven't noticed if it is gone now, but I had seen the fenced grave in the past near the bike path to the north of the Kirk Park entrance."

Perhaps our reader has the name "Dechenne" confused with Jim DuFresne, who authored a book, "The Complete Guide to Michigan Sand Dunes"? The Kirk Park grave is mentioned in the book.

Anyway, there isn't much that I could find out about that grave. I believe it is a local mystery. Perhaps a reader might enlighten us on it.

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