Category Archives: Obituaries

Doug Bakker, 54

Douglas Kent Bakker, 54, of Grand Rapids, MI, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018, after a 6-1/2 year battle with cancer. Doug was the co-owner of Starlite Kitchens for 18 years and formed many friendships through his business. He enjoyed volunteering for the South Christian Football...

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Dr. Harris L. Jansen, 90

Dr. Harris L. Jansen, 90, of Kalamazoo, MI,  and formerly of Spring-field, MO, passed on to his heavenly home and into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at just past dawn on a beautiful Michigan spring morning, May 6, 2018, of natural causes, at Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo.  His wife of...
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Louis Lanser, 81

Louis Lanser, 81, formerly of Newton, died Thurs-day, Apr. 26, 2018, at Jefferson Place in Pella. Funeral ser-vices were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, at Newton Christian Reformed Church. Memorials may be designated to Newton Christian Reformed Church or to Newton Christian School. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. The son of Arie...
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Loren Carter, 76

Loren Carter, 76, of Sully passed away early Tuesday morning, Apr. 24, 2018, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House. Memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Apr. 27, at Sully Community Church with Pastor Jerry Morningstar officiating. Burial was held privately at Pringle Cemetery east of Bussey.  Memorial contributions can be...
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John Andrew Gertsma, 92

John Andrew Gertsma, 92 years, 1 month, and 2 days, of Lynnville died Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 4, at Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville. The family will greet visitors from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Wallace Family...
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Celia A. Zylstra, 84

Celia A. (Van Kooten) Zylstra, 84, of Pella, passed away Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, at The Cottages. Funeral services were held Monday, Apr. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Covenant Reformed Church, Pella. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Pella. Memorial contributions are suggested for The Cottages or Covenant Reformed Church. Celia Arlene Van Kooten was the third...
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Frances De Cook, 89

Frances A. (Brand) De Cook, 89, formerly of Sully, passed away Easter Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018, at Accura Healthcare of New-ton. Funeral services were held Thursday, Apr. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Sully First Reformed Church. Interment was in Sully Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested for Hospice of the Midwest or Gideons International. Frances Alberta Brand was...
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