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Theodore Niemeyer


Surrounded by his family, Ted A. Niemeyer, age 76, peacefully passed into the loving arms of the Lord on May 19, after a valiant five-plus-year battle with cancer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ted...

Rudolph Kutsche


Rudolph Paul (“Buzz”) Kutsche, Jr., age 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Rapids on May 18, 2017, with his daughter and nephew by his side. Born on January 3, 1927, to...

Samuel Knox


Samuel Maitland Knox was born on January 15, 1960.  He spent the first 12 years of his life at the small family farm on North Wilton Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. Sam was the youngest of...

Eileen DeVries


Eileen DeVries was well known locally and nationally for her over 40 year career as a top advisor at Merrill Lynch, and has passed away on May 16th due to complications from cancer. Eileen was...

Susan Freihofer


  Susan Steketee Freihofer died at Porter Hills on May 12 just a short while after celebrating her 91st birthday at Cook Valley where she had lived for many years. Susan was born on...

Judy Tarbell


On May 9, 2017, Judy Preece Tarbell passed away at the age of 92.  Mrs. Tarbell had been in declining health in recent months in an assisted living facility and passed away after a few...

David Waite


Age 90, died, May 5, at Breton Manor in Grand Rapids. David, the son of Myrtle and John H, was born July 1, 1926 in Winchendon, MA. He graduated from Williams College and earned a Masters...

Nancy Porritt


Nancy Gee Porritt, of Bingham Township, died at Clark on Keller Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 4, 2017.  The daughter of Genevieve Alta Lane and James J. Gee, Nancy was born on...

Rev. Dr. George Brown Jr.


Rev. Dr. George Brown, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, professor, colleague, mentor, and friend, completed his faith-filled journey on earth at his home in Grand Rapids and began his...

Ivan Wolterstorff


Ivan Jacob Wolterstorff, age 75, of Grand Rapids Township passed away peacefully of heart failure on Sunday April 23, 2017 at his home.  Mr. Wolterstorff was preceded in death by his parents,...
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