All Obituaries


Josette Matelic


Full obituary is pending. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am on April 28th at St. Stephen Catholic Church 18858 Huron River Dr, New Boston, MI 48164.

George Vande Woude


George F. Vande Woude Jr. was born on December 25, 1935 to Alice Leudesdorff VandeWoude and George F. Vande Woude Sr. in Brooklyn, NY.  He spent his childhood in Queens Village, NY, just a...

Kathy Roe


Kathy Roe age 68, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 11, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Douglas Sparks and her parents Garret and Frances...

Karen Kooistra


Karen E. Kooistra (Roepcke)  age 70 of Grand Rapids, died peacefully at home on April 1, 2021 after a long illness. She is now in the presence of God and rejoined with her beloved father and...

Gloria Gregory


Gloria Alten (Demmon) Gregory, LMSW, aged 95, of Grand Rapids, Michigan died from complications of a bowel obstruction on  March 28, 2021 . Gloria was the daughter of Ralph W Demmon, local...

Paul Staeven


Paul Staeven passed away on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at the age of 70.  He was born in Grand Rapids on March 30, 1950 to the late Myron and Martha Staeven.  He will be lovingly...

Ghebrelul Ghebre


Ghebrelul Tewelde Ghebre departed peacefully from this life on March 24, 2021 at the age of 78. He will be remembered by his family, friends and community for his unconditional love, dedication to...

Richard Ilka, MD


Dr. Richard Ilka passed away on March 23, 2021 at the age of 78.  Richard was born on July 21, 1942, in New York City to the late Arvo and Hilkka Ilka.  He will be lovingly remembered by...

Philip Goodspeed


The Grand Rapids community lost one of its most stalwart and loved members Sunday, appropriately the first full day of spring.  Phil Goodspeed lived 93 years, facing all kinds of physical...

Mary Ogland


Mary Susan “Sue” (nee Eason) Ogland, 86, died peacefully on March 16, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born in LuVerne, IA, to A. J. “Doc” Eason, DDS, and Frances...
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