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Ida Edith Curtis, 96, of Grand Haven died Friday, July 10, 2020, at home.

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Mr. Gary Lee Cole, 76, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Muskegon. He was born June 17, 1944, to Max A. and Mildred F. (Borgeson) Cole in Muskegon, and was a lifelong resident.

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John R. VanHassel, 49, of Grand Haven, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at home.

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Shirley J. Shaver, 96, of Grand Haven died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at home.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Helene Miller, 85, of Spring Lake died Monday, July 6, 2020, at Heartwood Lodge Hospice Residence.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Priscilla Ann Brown, 66 of Grand Haven died unexpectedly Sunday, July 5, 2020, at home.

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Geraldine M. VanStratt, 91, of Grand Haven died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at a local care facility.

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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.

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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.

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Gail Gjestrum, 57, of Grand Haven died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at a local care facility.

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Roger Susterich, 83, of Nunica died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at home.

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Marcia Joan Heskett, age 89, of Holland, Michigan, formerly of St. Johns, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Appledorn Assisted Living South in Holland.

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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.

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Nathan Weller, 37, of Springfield, Missouri, and formerly of Spring Lake, has died.

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Steve Rosso, 69, of Grand Haven died Monday, April 6, 2020, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids after a three-week illness.

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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.

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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.

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Bridget A. Bureau, age 57, of Grand Haven died Friday, June 26, 2020, at home.

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Michael “Mike” Bruce Pfister, 43, of Grand Haven died unexpectedly Friday, June 26, 2020.

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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 …

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Erma J. Yonkers, age 92 of Grand Haven, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at a local care facility.

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James “Jim” Scott Brunner passed peacefully on June 23, 2020, in the presence of his four sons.

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Bob passed away peacefully at home in West Olive with family after his long battle with an illness.

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Erma J. Yonkers, 92, of Grand Haven died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at a local care facility.

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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.

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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.

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Mr. John Noah Carlton, age 84, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Muskegon.

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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.

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Harold Ellis, 65, of Grand Haven died Monday, June 22, 2020, at home.

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Kathy Lyn Frazier, age 64 of Spring Lake, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at her home.

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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…

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Elizabeth “Liz” Fern Duffy (Jacobson), age 93 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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Mary “Marge” Linstrom, 87, passed away at Poppen House in Muskegon, Michigan, on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a brief battle with lung cancer.

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If there is one word that defined Sherry Nied, it would be “love.” She loved her family, friends, co-workers and God, and was beloved by those she touched.

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Ruby Werschem, age 75, of Spring Lake died at her home, surrounded by her family, on June 17, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Ruby A. Werschem, 75, of Spring Lake died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at her home.

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Brian left this life unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 50 in Clermont, Florida. He was loved by so many and will be missed terribly.

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James R. Koop, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Spring Lake, with his loving wife, Pamela J. Koop, by his side.

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Jennie G. Wiebenga, 95, of Grand Haven died Friday, June 12, 2020, at a care facility in Grand Rapids.

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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.

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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…

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Deana Godfrey (née Gleason) was born February 20, 1940, in Grand Haven, Michigan, with glitter in her veins. Deana went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2020. Beloved wife of Russ for 62 years; loving mother of Jacque (Debby), Lynne and Tiffany Poje (Richard); devoted grandmother of Logan Godf…

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Terri Lynn Kieft, age 63, of Nunica passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at home. She was born April 21, 1957, in Grand Haven, to Jerry F. and Ida Marie (Gray) Kieft.

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Kurt Henri Van Horssen, age 67, passed away Friday at Medi Lodge at the Shore of natural causes. He was born July 21, 1952, in Grand Haven, to Robert and Virginia (Raskiewicz) Van Horssen, and graduated from Grand Haven High School.