Geraldine VanStratt, age 91 of Grand Haven, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at a local care facility. She was born May 19, 1929, in Muskegon, Michigan, to the late Howard and Edna (Theile) Van Horssen.
Helene Elizabeth Miller, age 85, of Spring Lake passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at Heartwood Lodge. She was born March 24, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, to Alexander and Lydia (Schmidt) Barbour, and she married Frank Miller II. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Kenneth R. Whitney, age 86 of Grand Haven, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by family. He was born September 9, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the late Richard and Joyce (Blain) Whitney.
Mr. Ira “Bud” Bleyaert, age 91, of Muskegon passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Poppen Residence. He was born October 26, 1928, in Monroe, Michigan, to Ira C. and Ruth (Winkleman) Bleyaert. On July 1, 1963, he married Rebecca Ferguson in Vicksburg, Michigan, and she preceded him in de…
Mr. Roger “Shoey” Susterich, age 83, of Nunica passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at home following a long illness. He was born October 27, 1936, in Grand Haven to Steve and Ester (Haystead) Susterich.
Gail Nannette Gjestrum, age 57 of Grand Haven, passed away July 2, 2020, at a local care facility. She was afflicted with health issues for many years, yet her passing was unexpected. Gail will be missed and now she is free.
Mrs. Leslie Cassis-Withun, age 67, of Grand Haven passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at home. She was born November 4, 1952, in Grand Rapids to Ferris and Dorothy “Dot” (Ellis) Cassis. On May 3, 1980, she married Paul Withun in Grand Haven.
Dorothy J. Briggs was born on Christmas Day 1924 to John and Margaret (Allen) Smith in Lakeview, Michigan, one of six children. She died peacefully at home in Norton Shores on July 1, 2020, at the age of 95.
Donna Marie Laughead, age 100, of Grand Haven passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at North Ottawa Care Center. She was born February 27, 1920, in Rock Island, Illinois, to Don and Ruby (Griffin) Trunnel; and she married Gordon Laughead Jr. on February 2, 1943, in Denver, Colorado.
Frank Thomas Tiles Jr., age 56 of West Olive, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born March 17, 1964, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to the late Frank and Wilma (Peterson) Tiles.
Esther L. Tjapkes, age 91, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, to Albert and Martha (Klein) Kooi, and lived here most of her life. On June 24, 1947, she married Elmer J. Tjapkes in Muskegon, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 2016.
Annetta DeVries, our beloved sister, aunt and friend, was honored on June 27, 2020, with a family graveside service in Spring Lake Township Cemetery. We express much appreciation to the staff at Heartwood Lodge who cared for Netta these many years. The family is grateful for the prayers and …
Harold Ellis, age 65, of Grand Haven passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at home. He was born May 15, 1955, in Grand Haven to Howard Manly and Lois Joan (Runnion) Ellis; and married his eighth-grade sweetheart, Patricia “Pat” Botbyl, on October 24, 1975, at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Mrs. Dora Velik, age 85, of Norton Shores passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was born August 30, 1934, in Spring Lake to Arthur and Edna (Redford) DeWitt. On May 9, 1953, she married Charles Velik, and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2006.
Clarence Roland VerBerkmoes, age 85 of Grand Haven, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 19, 2020, in Grand Haven. He was born December 26, 1934, in Grand Haven to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Voogt) VerBerkmoes.
Mrs. Barbara Mae Rowell, age 72, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020. She was born in Grand Haven, Michigan, on September 3, 1947, to Stuart and Marguerite (Melcher) VanderWall; and married Michael Rowell on December 28, 1963. Mrs. Rowell had worked as a leasing agent at Timber View Apartments…
Mrs. Linda Van Opynen, age 72, of Grand Haven passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at home. She was born March 9, 1948, in Muskegon to Jack and Betty (Aney) Aker. On June 25, 1965, she married Roger Van Opynen in Grand Haven.
Though his years living on Earth were few, Iain Rowe brought a light to the world with his kind heart and gentle spirit. He loved people, helped them and tried to make things better for others. He had a big heart, loved “big” and hugged big. In fact, his teacher’s only note of concern on his…