On Tuesday evening June 2, 2020, longtime resident of the Tri-Cities, Hermina “Min” Van Velzen, passed away from the COVID-19 virus, just three months from reaching 100. She was proud to tell you that she was conceived in the Netherlands and born in the USA on September 3, 1920, in Hull, Iow…
Anthonia “Toni” Prelesnik, age 97 of Grand Haven, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at NOCH. She was born March 9, 1923, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to the late John and Rose (Havlik) Kadler.
Mary Jo Schuld, age 81, of Grand Haven passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was born October 7, 1938, in Grand Haven to James Joseph and Helen Marie (Meyer) Schuld.
Virgil Ernest Chawlcraft was born June 2, 1921, to Ernest and Grace Chawlcraft in Jackson, Michigan. Virgil passed away peacefully in Holland, Michigan, on June 1, 2020, just one day before his 99th birthday.
Glenn Robert Yoas, age 89 of Grand Haven, passed away at home on Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born July 4, 1930, in Newport, Michigan, to the late Russell and Marie (Shippee) Yoas. Glenn was one of 11 children.
Mrs. Alice Ann Mayer, age 77, of Grand Haven passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born September 17, 1942, in Grand Haven to Edward and Leona (Wassink) Volovlek. In 1966, she married Martin Mayer, and he preceded her in death in 2005.
Lt. Col. (retired) Gerald D. Purcell was born January 18, 1940, in Flint, Michigan. He relocated to Cheboygan, Michigan, in 1946, where he lived until graduating from Cheboygan High School in 1959. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Burton J. Wolters, M.D., passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fremont, Michigan, on April 5, 1934, to Henry and Rena Wolters.
Joyce Kroeger, age 94, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2020, at Fayettes Home for Assisted Living, where she resided the past 11 months. Born March 29, 1926, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ada DeZwaan.
In loving memory of Don Johnston, age 61 of Spring Lake, who passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, after battling multiple myeloma cancer. He was born January 15, 1959, in Muskegon, Michigan, to the late Donald Roy and Janice Claire (Dregne) Johnston Sr.
Mr. Wallace “Wally” W. Obits, age 92, passed away May 29, 2020, in Spring Lake, Michigan. He was born in rural Fremont on Labor Day, September 5, 1927, to Fred and Nettie (Platt) Obits, and resided most of his life in this area.
Hazel (VanderWoude) Kragt of Spring Lake, Michigan, passed away peacefully on the morning of her 92nd birthday, May 20, 2020. Hazel was born in Missaukee County, Michigan, on May 20, 1928, as the only child of Janet (Abbring/Buikema) and Harold Vander Woude.
Mr. Donald Sheffield, age 85, of Grand Haven passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. He was born March 15, 1935, in Grand Haven to Orin and Katie (Deephouse) Sheffield. On March 7, 1957, he married Arlene VanderLugt, and she preceded him in death on December 6, 2017.
Andrew “Andy” Elwyn Ransom, age 41 of Grand Haven, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at home. He was born March 25, 1979, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to Douglas Lee Ransom and Carol Ann Mosher.
Mrs. Shelly Ruth Beck, age 78 of Grand Haven (formerly of Spring Lake), passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born April 11, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Julius and Rose (Zolkower) Stern.
Robert C. “Boom” Rouwhorst, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at a local care facility. He was born May 21, 1930, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to the late Charles and Susie (Bolthouse) Rouwhorst. Bob married Mary L. Wallish on March 30, 1986, in Spring Lake, Michigan.
Leva William Ray, age 92 of Grand Haven, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at home. He was born March 27, 1928, in Hornersville, Missouri, to the late Walter and Ethel (Davidson) Ray.
Mr. Keegan Broyce Harp, age 24, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home in Muskegon. He was born in Muskegon on August 21, 1995, to Lonnie and Donna (Hammerle) Harp.
Florine June Sluiter, age 95 of Grand Haven, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Grand Pines Assisted Living Center. She was born March 11, 1925, in Holland, Michigan, to the late Gerrit and Margaret (Scheerhorn) Topp.
Mrs. Amy Jean Sterenberg, age 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. She was born April 12, 1927, to David and Mary (Carey) Willson in Blue Island, Illinois. On October 1, 1954, she married Henry Sterenberg at Central United Methodist Church, and he survives her.
When someone passes away, memories start flooding your soul. Grandkids started talking of jelly beans, cookies, ice cream and fun. On May 21, 2020, Gordon Boelens passed peacefully away while his dear Susan read words from his best buddy, Susan’s dad, Dick Rhem.