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Retired U.S. Army Col. David Jay Poel, age 89 of Grand Haven, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Hospice at Heartwood Lodge.

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Mr. Clifford Passon, age 67, of Spring Lake died Friday, March 5, 2021 at home.

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It is with heavy hearts the family announces the death of John Lawrence Patterson, age 44, of Grand Haven. After a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Luekemia (AML), John died on February 28, 2021. There will be a private family service, and a celebration of life honoring John will be held…

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Elaine J. Bradford, age 86, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, in Traverse City, MI.

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On Thursday, March 4, 2021, our family and the world lost the most wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and entrepreneur, Barbara Rae (Purcell) Bekins.

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Arlene Esther Lawrence, age 89, of Grand Haven passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Maria C. Toy, age 95, of Spring Lake, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Robbinswood Assisted Living.

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Lois L. Groh, age 96, passed away early Tuesday, March 2, 2021. She was born on August 19, 1924 to Luther and Edith (Honett) Anderson in Stanton, IA. The family moved to Chicago, where she completed high school before attending Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

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Nathan Hillila, 39, has passed away from natural causes at his home near Washington DC. Nathan was born on October 12, 1981 in Grand Rapids, the son of Martin Hillila and Nancy (Miller) Hillila.

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Ronald Stewart Thier, age 77 of Grand Haven, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon.

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The Funeral Mass for James VanderMolen will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Masks and Social Distancing will be required at all services. Please visit www.klaassenfuneral…

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Arlene Esther Lawrence, age 89, of Grand Haven died Monday, March 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Retired US Army Col. David J. Poel, age 89 of Grand Haven, died March 3, 2021 at Heartwood Lodge.

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Jean Gutierrez of Franklin, North Carolina and formerly of Grand Haven, Michigan unexpectedly passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home in Franklin, North Carolina, surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old.

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James “Jim” Franklin VanderMolen, age 86 of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home.

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James (Jim) Louis Barber, 84, of Highland, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his home on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. James was born on July 3, 1936, in Grand Haven, Mich.

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James “Jim” J. McHugh, age 95 of Spring Lake, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2020 at Heartwood Lodge.

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James “Jack” F. VanderMolen, age 86 of Grand Haven, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at home.

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Ronald Thier, 77, of Grand Haven died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Mercy Hospital. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Frances (Spencer) Ignasiak, 85 of Jenison, formerly of Wyoming and Spring Lake, Michigan, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

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Virginia “Gynne” L. Bosch, 94, passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2020, to spend eternity with her heavenly Father. She was born October 10, 1926, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to Louis and Angela (Rupar) Resner.

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Mr. Richard Nienhouse Jr., age 91, of Grand Haven passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was born November 19, 1929, in Spring Lake to Richard Sr. and Louise (Voss) Nienhouse. On June 3, 1949, he married the love of his life, Lucille Graham, in Spring Lake.

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Jack Richard Severance of Ocala, Florida, and formerly of Grand Haven, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

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Ione Trap, 83, died at home on February 24 following a short struggle with ovarian cancer.

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Marian Joy was born August 15, 1973, to Joan Fliearman and passed into the arms of Jesus on February 12, 2021, from a massive heart attack. She had a very loving nature, and she was a real champion for the less fortunate and the underdog.

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Sue Ellen Stefantz, age 96, of Spring Lake passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Lakeshore Assisted Living. She was born June 1, 1924, in Grand Haven to Jay E. and Dorothy (Meeker) Holmes.

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Richard James Rutherford, age 92, of Grand Haven passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at home. He was born December 21, 1928, in Belleville, Illinois, to William A. and Mary E. (Taliaferro) Rutherford; and he married Carol Jean Vollmer on February 24, 1951, in Spring Lake, Michigan.

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William “Lee” Leo Hammond, age 70 of West Olive, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at home. He was born October 30, 1950, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to the late Robert C. and Erma “Colleen” (Duncan) Hammond.

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Peter Owen Silkworth, age 59, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in Grand Haven. He was born June 29, 1961, in Manistique, Michigan, to Wibur and Madelyn (Fountain) Silkworth, and grew up in Cooks, Michigan.

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Bernard Kool, 93, of Grand Haven, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021.

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Robert William Grootenhuis, age 82, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 21, 2021. His work here was done, the last call made, and the last car washed and waxed.

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Richard Rutherford, 92, of Grand Haven died Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at home. Arrangements will be announced by The VanZantwick Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, Grand Haven.

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Donna Joyce Dawe, age 93 of Muskegon, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at home. She was born January 4, 1928, in New Era, Michigan, to the late Albert J. and Bertha E. (Goerbig) Moss.

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James “Jim” Louis Thelen, age 87, of Grand Haven passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born December 29, 1933, in Pewamo, Michigan, to Louis and Hilda (Fox) Thelen. Jim married Mary Ann Bourdon Field on February 22, 1986.

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James Thelen, 87, of Grand Haven died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Grand Pines Assisted Living. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Donna Joyce Dawe, 93, of Muskegon died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at home. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Lynn Howard DeGrow, age 76, of Charlevoix, Michigan, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, surrounded by his family. Born on December 16, 1944, in North Branch, Michigan, Lynn was the son of the late Hollis and Edith (Seelye) DeGrow. He married Linda (Murray) DeGrow on May 25, 1968, in Su…

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Maria Lena Parsons, age 83, of Spring Lake passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at home. She was born November 29, 1937, in Teteringen, the Netherlands, to Nicholas and Petronella (Hommel) van der Zanden; and she married Donald Lee Parsons on October 21, 1972, in Muskegon. He preceded her …

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David “Dave” Edward McCaleb, 83, went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 31, 2021.

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Kathleen passed away peacefully at a young age of 64. She was a loving and devoted mother of Geoffrey and Alexander Abrahms, a beloved daughter of the late Robert and Elaine Koerber, and a loving sister of seven siblings.

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Marian Fliearman Russell, 47, of Ferrysburg died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at home. Arrangements will be announced by The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Steven Reese Gardner, age 69 of Grand Haven, passed away February 8, 2021, at Harbor Hospice Poppen House. He was born May 2, 1951, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to the late Lawrence D. and Mary (Scholtz) Gardner.

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Elsie Mae Waite, age 85, of Grand Haven passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at The Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence. She was born December 18, 1935, in Manistee, Michigan, to John and Helen (Sobisek) Pete.

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Barbara Hoekzema, 74, of Norton Shores and Estero, Florida, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Joanne’s Hospice House in Bonita Springs, Florida. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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James P. Hanson, 75, of Holland died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at South Methodist Hospital in Indiana. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Mary Edith Kuzma, age 80, of Grand Haven passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at her home with her family by her side.

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Joanne C. Hoeksema, 77, of Grand Haven died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at home. Arrangements will be announced by The VanZantwick Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Maria P. Van Houwelingen, age 97 of Grand Haven, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, February 7, 2021. She was born February 13, 1923, to the late Pieter and Maria (DeGraaf) Korving in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.

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Joan Tuuk, age 79 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 7, 2021. She was born August 4, 1941, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to the late William and Doris (VerHoeks) Dempsey.

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Steven R. Gardner, 69, of Grand Haven died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Poppen Hospice Residence. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Maria Toy, 95, of Spring Lake died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Robbinswood Assisted Living. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.

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Florence Taylor Dorn, age 92 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 5, 2021, at Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake, Michigan. She was born October 3, 1928, in Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, to Herbert and Bessie May (Parsons) Case.