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...
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more