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VALDEZ, CLEMENCIA MRS. (GONZALEZ)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 January 2006, Page 6-B

Clemencia Valdez, Whitehall.  Mrs. Valdez, age 85, died January 3, 2006.  Born November 21, 1920, in Sabinas, State of Coahuila, Mexico, to Jose and Maria Elena (Alvarado) Gonzalez.  On July 28, 1943, in Shelby, she married Jose Valdez, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1989.  She had worked as a teacher aide for MAISD and was a member of St. James Catholic Church for many years.  Above all, she enjoyed and loved time with family members. Mrs. Valdez was preceded in death by a son, Jose Valdez, Jr. in January, 1976, and a daughter, Ramona Cleveland, in June, 1976, and by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  SURVIVORS:  1 son, Leonard “Leo” (Rose) Valdez of Whitehall; 1 daughter, Consuelo “Connie” Cantu of Muskegon; daughter-in-law, Hilda Gonzalez of Whitehall; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Maria De La Luz Gonzalez and Josefina Mendiola, both of San Antonio, TX; many nieces, nephews & cousins.  FUNERAL LITURGY:  Was held Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 11:00 AM, from St. James Catholic Church-Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Chris W. Rouech presiding.  MEMORIALS:  Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VALK, Drewes A.

Obituary

June 14, 1921 – Fourth Street Barber for Years Interesting Figure In Convention – Drewes A. Valk, aged 75, for many years a figure in Muskegon politics, especially in the old convention days, died at his home 117 Fourth street, Monday night of complications following an attack of pneumonia.  Mr. Valk had been a resident of Muskegon for 55 years and for 21 years he conducted a barber shop at 119 Fourth street.  He had been more of less active until a f ew weeks before his death.  Mr. Valk, with his large following in the so-called Holland wards in the old days was an interesting figure in political circles in Muskegon.  In the convention days he was considered a power to be reckoned with by condidates that sought political favor.  The coming of the primary saw the political power pass to a large extent, although even until he was taken ill  a few weeks ago Mr. Valk devoted much interest to politics.  In the olden days when Mr. Valk operated his barber shop, the place was frequesntly visited by politicians and candidates who sought favor.  In those days it is said that many of the political conferences took place at the shop.  Even during the campaign last fall Mr. Valk was more or less active, especially for Congressman James C. McLaughlin who was a close friend.  Came To Muskegon – Mr. Valk was born in Groningen, Holland, and was an only son.  He had four sister, one of whom survives, she being Mrs. H. Vos, Strong avenue.  He came to the United States in 1869, coming direct to Muskegon.  He was married the same year to Grietje Kuipers of Muskegon.  For several years Mr. Valk was employed in the mills and in 1884 he starte his barber shop.  At the end of 21 yeaars the shop was taken over by his son, John, and operated by him until two years ago.  Mr. Valk had not been active for the past 20 years in business, although occasionally he assisted his son in the shop.  Mr. Valk is survived by a widow, six sons, Allen, Eben, John Walter, Dan and Otto and two daughters, Mrs. E.G. Carter and Miss Jennie Valk, all residents of Muskegon.  He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held from the residence, 117 Fourth street, Thursday afternoon at 3:15.  Burial will take place in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends have been requested to please omit flowers.

Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

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VALLI, Eva S. (Mrs.) Weatherby

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Valli (Morris) Mrs.  Eva S.  Muskegon  Mrs. Eva S. (Morris) Valli, 91, went to be with her Lord MON. March 25, 1991.  She was born March 12, 1900, in Big Rapids & had lived most of her life in the Muskegon area.  The former Eva S. Weatherby, she married Jack Morris on March 25, 1916, & he preceded her in death March 11, 1940.  ON May 17, 1941, she married Hugo M> Valli at Muskegon & he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1978.  Mrs. Valli was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist church.  She is survived by 2 sons; Walter (& Genevieve) Morris of Muskegon, Jack (& Berniece) Morris of Ft. Smith, AR; 3 daughters; Virginia (Morris) (&Talbert) McClure, Doreen (Morris) Gassaway & Sharon (Valli) (& Fil) Herrera all of Muskegon; 28 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren & a sister Lila Cunningham of Muskegon,.  She was preceded in death by 2 children: Robert & Genevieve.  Services will be held Wed. at 1PM from the Sytsema Chapel with Pastor David L. Schaeffer officiating.  Burial will be in Sunrise Mem'l Gardens.  Visitation today; 3-5 & 7-9 PM.  Suggested Memorial Grace Memorial Baptist Church Penny Fund.  -Sytsema

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VALLICOTT, John

Article

Muskegon Chronicle; Friday December 13, 1878

John VALLICOTT returned from the west yesterday.  We understand he has purchased land in Nebraska and will remove his family there next spring.

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VALLIER, Arthur J.

Biography

 

VANALSTINE, BESSIE M.”MARIE” MRS. (WALLACE)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 February 2000, Page 5C

VAN ALSTINE, MRS., BESSIE M. “MARIE”, Widow of Marvin, Twin Lake.  Mrs. Marie Van Alstine, age 76, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Sunday, January 30, 2000.  She was born August 7, 1923 in Sparta, TN to Thompson & Jenny (Cooley) Wallace.  On August 22, 1945 she married Marvin Van Alstine, settled in Michigan and had lived in the Muskegon area for the past 54 years.  Mr. Van Alstine preceded her in death on May 4, 1981.  Mrs. Van Alstine was a Salvation Army Bell Ringer for 25 years and had also been a member of Dalton Baptist Church.  SURVIVORS include 3 daughters, LeeEllen (& William) Denny of Muskegon Hts., Janet (& Wayne) Shirk of Twin Lake, Lorraine Doctor of Muskegon; 1 son, Dwaine (& Julie) Van Alstine of Muskegon; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Joe Lane of Sparta, TN; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Wallace and a sister, Gladys Williams.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Dalton Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Hammond and Rev. John Bush officiating.  VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.  MEMORIALS to Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana will be appreciated.  Arrangements by

Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue

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VANALSTINE, MARVIN MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 May 1981, Page 4C

VAN ALSTINE, MR. MARVIN R., 2456 Cherry, Twin Lake.  Marvin R. VanAlstine, age 54, passed away Monday morning at the residence.  He was born Jan. 2, 1927 in Grand Rapids and moved from Clare, MI to Muskegon in 1951 where he has since resided.  He was married to the former Marie Wallace on Aug. 22, 1945 at Big Rapids.  He was employed at Pro-Gas Sales & Service for 18 yrs. until 1973 retiring due to ill health.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Merritt Lamb Post No. 9 of American Legion, member of Dalton Baptist Church where he was active in Awana, had been very active in the Salvation Army & Boy Scouts of which he had been Scout Leader.  He is survived by his wife, Marie; 1 son, Dwaine VanAlstine of North Muskegon; 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Lee Ellen) Thorne of Muskegon Hts., Janet VanAlstine & Lorraine Doctor, both of Twin Lake; 4 grandchildren, Jacy & Susie VanAlstine, Lisa & Christopher Doctor; 1 sister, Mrs. Alfred (Wilda) Harpster of Clare, MI.  Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday from the Dalton Baptist Church with Rev. Lowell Wood officiating.  Interment will be in the Grant Cemetery at Big Rapids.  Friends may call at the Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of the Church.  Envelopes at the funeral home.  —Sytsema

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VAN ANDEL, Hendrick, Sr.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Friday, July 30, 1926, page 2

HENDRICK VAN ANDEL CLAIMED BY DEATH   Hendrick Van Andel, Sr., 73 years  old, died yesterday in his home, 1591 Terrace street, after a long illness.  Mr. Van Andel  was born in the Netherlands and came to Muskegon in 1903.  He is survived by the  widow, two sons, Henry, Jr. and Nicholas, four daughters, Miss Dora Van Andel, Mrs.  George Groenink, Mrs. Andrew VanderPloeg, and Mrs. Peter Ten Hove and two grand  children .  He also leaves two brothers, Nicholas Van Andel of Muskegon and John Van  Andel of Grand Rapids.

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VANBERGEN, BEREND MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 April 1934, Page 2

BEREND VAN BERGEN DIES AT AGE OF 82.  Berend Van Bergen, 82 years old, of 444 Oak avenue, died Wednesday at his home after a short illness.  He was born in The Netherlands, April 6, 1851, and came to this country 61 years ago, settling in Muskegon county, always residing in this county and the past 14 years in the city.  He was formerly engaged in farming.  His wife, Luizienna VanBergen, died in June of 1926.  Mr. VanBergen was a member of the Fifth Reformed Church.  Surviving are three sons, Gerrit VanBergen of Moorlad, Fred VanBergen of Muskegon and Ralph VanBergen in Moorland; three daughters, Mrs. Minard Kulikamp of Detroit, Mrs. Ed Hesse of Muskegon, Miss Emma VanBergen at home; one brother, Ralph VanBergen of Muskegon; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

6 April 1934, Page 21

VAN BERGEN—Funeral services for Berend Van Bergen, 444 Oak Ave., will be held Saturday, privately at the residence at 1:30 p. m. and at the Fifth Reformed church at 2 p. m., Rev. J. C. Van Wyk officiating.  Interment in Oakwood.—Clock.

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VANDENENDE, AUDREY MRS. (BADGER)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 28 January 2007, Page 5-B

Audrey van den Ende, Marquette.  Audrey van den Ende, age 80, of 3036 Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette, formerly of Montague and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan died Tuesday afternoon, January 23, 2007 at her home in the loving care of her family.  Audrey was born on November 17, 1926 in Birmingham, England, daughter of Charles and Doris (Baker) Badger.  Audrey graduated from Aston Commercial Secretarial School in England.  She was employed as a legal secretary and office manager in addition to being a homemaker.   Audrey also volunteered at Henry Ford Hospital and for the White Lake Historical Society.  She was the loving mother of Wanda Irene van den Ende of Waterford, MI, Hendrik C. (Nina) van den Ende of Marquette, MI, Charlene Ann (Don) Whitt of Clarkston, MI and Kim Kay (Henry C. III) de Groh of Hinckley, OH; dear grandmother of Charlotte and Tommy Lee, Sofia and Hendrik Jan van den Ende, Amie (Gary) Kelp and Donald Whitt III, Henry C. IV and Daniel A. de Groh; great grandmother of Aubrie and Kenadie Kelp.  Also a former son-in-law, Tom Lee of Sylvan Lake, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Hendrik van den Ende.   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 7 p.m. at The Community House in Birmingham, 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009.  Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Marquette General Foundation to benefit the Dialysis Unit, 580 W. College Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or the Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 in Audrey’s memory.  Her obituary can also be viewed at www.canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.   The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family with arrangements.

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VANBERGEN, MRS. BEREND

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 June 1926, Page 12

AGED COUNTY RESIDENT SUCCUMBS HERE, SUNDAY.  Mrs. Berend VanBergen, 65 years old, died Sunday evening at her home, 444 Oak avenue, after a lingering illness.  She was born in the Netherlands August 10, 1860, and came to this country 53 years ago, always residing in Muskegon county and the past six years in Muskegon.  Mrs. VanBergen is survived by her husband; three sons, Gerrit, of Moorland, Fred of this city, and Ralph of Moorland; three daughters, Mrs. Minerd Kulikamp, of Detroit, Mrs. Ed Hesse of Muskegon, and Emma at home; a sister, Mrs. Gerrit Huizenga, of North Dakota; 24 grand children and two great grandchildren.

VANBERGEN—Mrs. Berend VanBergen, aged 65, died at 9:15 p. m. Sunday at her home, 444 Oak Ave.  The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the residence, Rev. P. A. J. Bouma officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.

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VANBERGEN, EDNA MRS. (MAYCROFT)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 April 1971, Page 34

VAN BERGEN, MRS. EDNA, (Widow of Fred), 590 Oak Ave.  Mrs. Edna Van Bergen, age 81, passed away this morning at Hackley Hospital.  Born in Ravenna, Mich., May 14, 1889 she had lived in the Muskegon area all her life.  She was a graduate of Ravenna High School and a member of Fifth Reformed Church and the Esther Circle of the church.  The former Edna Maycroft she married Fred Van Bergen August 13, 1907 in Muskegon.  He passed away in 1965.  Surviving are 3 sons, Lewis, Anthony and Robert of Muskegon; 5 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Patrick, of Ferndale, Mich., Mrs. Leuizenna Jolman of Ravenna, and Mrs. Alice Wierda and Mrs. Albertes Vasquez and Mrs. Freda Moser, of Muskegon, 26 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one brother, Walter Maycroft of Grant, and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Hage of Moorland; Mrs. Blanche Van Bergen of Coopersville, Mrs. Bessie Reynolds of Muskegon and Mrs. Lillian Bockman of Sparta.  The service for Mrs. Van Bergen will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. James Stevens officiating.  Interment will be made in Moorland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning Friday noon.  —Clock.

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VANBERGEN, FRED MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 March 1965, Page 4

Fred VanBergen, City Foreman, Dies.  Fred B. VanBergen, lifelong resident of the city and a municipal employe for many years before his retirement, died at his home this morning after a short illness.  Mr. VanBergen was 78 and lived at 590 Oak Ave.  Born in Muskegon Sept. 25, 1886, he was educated in the Muskegon public schools and married the former Edna Alice Maycroft here Aug. 13, 1907.  The couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary here in 1957 and marked 57 years of married life together last summer.  Employed for years by the City of Muskegon, Mr. VanBergen retired in 1955 as foreman of the city’s highway department which he had served 25 years.  He was a member of Fifth Reformed Church.  Surviving besides his widow are three sons, Lewis, Anthony and Robert, all of Muskegon; five daughters, Mrs. Alice Wierda, Mrs. Albertes Vasquez and Mrs. Freda Moser of Muskegon, Mrs. Leuizenna Jolman of Ravenna, and Mrs. Elsie Patrick of Ferndale; one brother, Gerrit, of Ravenna; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hess of Muskegon and Mrs. Jennie Kulikamp of Detroit; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Page 23

VAN BERGEN, MR. FRED B., 590 Oak Avenue.  Mr. Fred VanBergen, age 78, passed away this morning at the residence.  The service for Mr. VanBergen will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Clock Chapel, with Rev. J. I. Eernisse officiating.  Interment will be made in Moorland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning Saturday noon.  —Clock. 

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VANBRACKLIN, Beverly

Article

Neighboring News   Wolf Lake   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Mrs. Gilbert Conroy gave a party at her home Friday evening in honor of her daughter Barbara’s birthday anniversary.  Guests were:  Beverly Reddin, Arnold Sugarbaker, LeAnn Patty and Peggy Seig.  Robert Young, Betty Korstange, Robert and Jean Roy, Robert Vickery, Ray Ralston, Beverly Vanbracklin, Bernard Conroy,and the honor guests.  Games were played and prizes given.  Table decorations were pink and yellow.  Mrs. Robert Reddin assisted Mrs. Conroy with the luncheon.

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VANBROCKLIN

 

VANDENBERG, Albert

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, July 17, 1928, Page 2

ALBERT VANDENBERG IS TAKEN BY DEATH   Albert Vandenberg, 73 years old, died Monday at his home, 502 Oak avenue, after a lingering illness.  He was born in the Netherlands,  Sept. 19, 1855, coming to this country 37 years ago, residing in Muskegon the past 28 years.  He was a member of the First reformed church.  Mr. Vandenberg is survived by the widow,  Grace; tow sons, Henry and Louis Vandenberg of Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Cooper, of Muskegon, and Mrs. John Roseboom, also of this city, and eight grandchildren.

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VANDEN BERG, P. M.

Marriage

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, January 4, 1897

Married on January First   At Grand Rapids, at 6 o’clock p.m., January 1, at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Vanderwerp, parents of the bride, Dr. P.M. VandenBerg,  of Chicago and Miss Grace Vanderwerp, of Grand Rapids, were united in marriage by  Rev. S.I. VanderBeek.  They were attended by Dr. Martin VandenBerg and Miss  Henrietta Vanderwerp.  The roms were prettily decorated with palms, smilax and  carnations,  The occasion was also the 28th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.  Vanderwerp.  The bride and her parents formerly resided in this city.

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VANDERBERG (Mrs. Walter) Etta

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, November 28, 1964, page 20

Former Local Woman Dies in Chicago.   Mrs. Etta Vanderberg, 54, a former Muskegon  resident, died Friday at her home in Chicago after a brief illness.  Born June 15, 1910  in Sullivan Township, Mrs. Vanderberg had lived in Chicago the past 12 years.  She was  a member of the Congregational Church there.  She was married to Walter Vanderberg   June 18, 1926.  Mr. Vanderberg died in 1958 at Chicago.  She leaves two sons, Harold  and Robert, both of Muskegon; a brother, Carl Vanderley, of Muskegon; three sisters,  Mrs. Leta Waller of Montague, Mrs. Ann Vanderley of Muskegon and Mrs. Renza Cory of  Tucson, Ariz., and three grandchildren

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VANDERBERG, MRS. ETTA   1841 S. Loomis, Chicago     Mrs. Etta Vanderberg, age 54,  passed away yesterday in Chicago.  The service for Mrs. Vanderberg will be held  Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Hesselink  officiating.  Interment will be made in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  Friends may  call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning Sunday afternoon.  –Clock

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VANDER KLOK, STIENTJE

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, November 12, 1909, page 7

AGED HOLLAND PIONEER SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS   Mrs. Stientje Vander Klok  Passes Away Just Eleven Months After Husband.  Leaving four children, 23 grand  children and seven great grandchildren, Mrs. Stientje Vander Klok, corner of Myrtle and  Emerald streets, an aged pioneer resident of the Second ward, died at 2:55 o'clock this  morning following a second stroke of paralysis.   Mrs. Vander Klok, who is 77 years old,  has been feeble because of her advanced age for some time.  Last Saturday morning her  son Dell Clark, a member of the Muskegon police force, who lives with her, found her  lying part way out of bed and overcome with a stroke of paralysis which affected nearly  the entire left side of her body.  Last night she had the second and final stroke.  It is  just 11 months ago today that Mrs. Vander Klok's husband, Tiede VanderKlok died.  Mrs. Vander Klok came to Muskegon 43 years ago from the Netherlands where she was  born at Ulthulzermeeden province of Groningen and has lived here ever since.  She was  a member of the Third Christian Reformed church.  The surviving children are Dell  Clark, Mrs. Meinert VanderMade, Mrs. Klaas Haan, and Mrs. Frank Van Dyke, all of  this city.  Tiede Clock, supervisor of the Second ward, is a grandson.  The funeral will  be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the house and at 2:00 o'clock at the Third  Christian Reformed church, the Rev. Herman Tuls, pastor of the church, will be in  charge.

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VANDER KLOK, T.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Muskegon Chronicle, Saturday, November 18, 1899

Celebrate Their Golden Wedding   Mr. and Mrs. T. VanderKlok, 139 Myrtle street, Friday  night celebrated their golden wedding.  They were married in Holland and moved to this  country 63 years ago.  The have had 12 children, four of whom are living and they are a  son, Dell, who is living on a farm in Chester township, Ottawa county, and three  daughters, Mrs. Minard Vandermade, 20 Mason avenue; Mrs. K. Haan, 245 Apple street  and Mrs. Frank Van Dyke, 247 Apple street.  The celebration was a quiet one, only part  of the family and Rev. Peter Jonker, being present.

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VANDERKLOK, Tiede

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, December 12, 1908

87 YEARS OLD   DEATH OF TIEDE VANDERKLOK AGED HOLLAND AMERICAN   Grandfather of Supervisor Clock - Survived by Aged Widow   Death this morning  removed one of Muskegon's agedHolland-American pioneers, Tiede VanderKlok, who  died at 8 o'clock at his home, 139 Myrtle street.  Mr. VanderKolk (sp) was 87 years old  and came to Muskegon in 1866.  Few citizens of Dutch birth are left who can point to a  residence in this city antedating Mr. VanderKolk's arrival.  The deceased had always  been a workingman and was employed for about 20 years at the Ryerson, Mills & co.  sawmill.  A widow, three daughters and one son survive.  Had the deceased lived until  next fall, the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  The  children are: Mrs. Klas Taan (sp), Dell Clark, Mrs. Frank VanDyke, and Mrs. Jennie  VanderMade, all of this city.  He leaves 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the residence at 1:30 and  at the Third Christian Reformed church at 2 o'clock.  Mr. VanderKlok had always been  a member of that church.  Rev. Herman Tuls will conduct the services.

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VANDER LEEST, Maurice

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VANDERMEULEN, Cornelius

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Thursday, September 28, 1882   VANDERMEULEN – In  this city Sept. 19, at 3 o’clock, Cornelius, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jacob Vandermeulen,  aged five years.  The funeral will take place from the family home, corner of Spring and  Myrtle streets, at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon. 

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VANDERSTELT, CORNELIUS J. “Tom”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 May 1994  Page 7D

Whitehall  Mr. Vanderstelt, age 55, died May 13, 1994.  Born September 19, 1938, he  had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  He was married to the former Janet Phelps.   He had been a journeyman bricklayer with Bricklayers Local #9 and had also been  employed by Morden Construction Co.  Mr. Vanderstelt was a member of White Lake  Eagles Aerie #3214.  A sister, Ruth Frantz, preceded him in death.  FAMILY  His wife,  Janet; 1 son, Thomas of Whitehall; 2 daughters, Tina (Timothy) Scanson of Whitehall  and Trudy (James) Atchison of Montague; 5 grandchildren, Becky & Lindsey Scanson  and Casandra, Jamie & Stacey Atchison; 3 sisters, Jean (David) Frost & Dorothy (Jack)  Frost both of Whitehall and Aleda (Ronald) Meyer of Montague; 2 brothers, Charles  Vanderstelt and Jack (Carol) Vanderstelt, both of CA; many nieces, nephews and good  friends.  SERVICE  Monday, May 16, 1994, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Pond Landscaping Fund.  —Clock – White Lake

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VANDERSTELT, HERBERT MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 February 1967, Page 2

Montague Man Heart Victim.  MONTAGUE – Herbert Vanderstelt, 58, of 11130 Sikkenga Road, was dead on arrival at Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital Friday.  Mr. Sikkenga had suffered from a heart condition.  He was born in Muskegon Nov. 13, 1908, and married Marion Kubon in Indiana in 1928.  They came to the White Lake area in 1940, and moved to their present home last May.  Mr. Vanderstelt for 18 years was a fireman at Whitehall Leather Co. plant, where he was employed at time of his death.  He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Frost and Mrs. Ruth Ann Frantz, both of Whitehall, Mrs. Adela Meyers, Montague, Mrs. Jean Lang, in Illinois; three sons, Jack and Cornelius, of Whitehall, and Charles, in California; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Deitz, Muskegon, and Mrs. Margaret Castonia, Whitehall; four brothers, Albert, Cornelius, and Maurice, of Muskegon, and Marshall, of Cutlerville, and 22 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Purdy Funeral Home, with burial in Fruitland.

6 February 1967, Page 28

VANDERSTELT, MR. HERBERT, 11130 Sikkenga Rd., Montague, Mich.  Services for Mr. Vanderstelt, age 58, who expired unexpectedly last Friday were held today from the Purdy Chapel, with Rev. Arthur Cunningham pastor of the White Lake Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  —Purdy-Whitehall.           

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VANDERSTELT, JANET CYNTHIA MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 August 1997, Page 4B

VANDERSTELT, MRS. JANET CYNTHIA, Whitehall.  Mrs. Vanderstelt, age 57, died Saturday.  Born July 8, 1940, in Muskegon, she had lived in the White Lake area most of her life.  She married Mr. Cornelius Jack “Tom” Vanderstelt who preceded her in death in 1994.  Janet worked at Howmet in Whitehall and was a member of White Lake Eagles Aerie #3214.  FAMILY:  Mrs. Tina (Tim) Scanson of Whitehall, Mr. Thomas Herbert Vanderstelt of Montague, and Mrs. Trudy (Jim) Atchison of Montague; 5 grandchildren, Becky and Lindsey Scanson, Jamie, Stacey and Cassandra Atchison; Her Mother Mrs. Alice Phelps; 1 sister Mrs. Nora (Kevin) Radel of Muskegon; 5 brothers, Dennis, Jerry and Pete Phelps of Muskegon, Joe (Donna) Phelps of Spring Lake and James Phelps.  Janet is also survived by “Many good friends from Howmet and Bingo.”  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Wednesday, August 13, 1997, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel.  VISITING HOURS:  There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home.  —Clock – White Lake

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VANDERSTELT, Mrs. John G.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Mon., June25, 1928

VANDERSTELT --Mrs. John G. Vanderstelt died early Sunday morning at the home  of  her daughter, Mrs. Martin Westerman, E. Dale ave. after a lingering  illness, aged 76  years.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. from the  home of her daughter, Mrs.  martin Westerman.  Rev. Claude Niewenhuls officiating.  Interment will be made in  Oakwood cemetery.  For information  call Clock.

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VANDERSTELT, John G.

Marriage

Muskegon County Marriage records, Liber IV, page 227, Record No.3336

Sept 23, 1898,  John G. VanDerStelt, 47, res. of Muskegon Twp., born in the Netherlands. farmer, father, Gerrit VanDer Stelt, mother Nellie Dekker

Annie Meyer Musk, 46 of Muskegon, born in the Netherlands, parents, unknown,  married on Sept. 22, 1898 at Muskegon, H. Walkotten, misister, witnesses were  Mr.  Harm Janker and Mrs. Annie Walkotten.

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VANDERSTELT, MARION W. MRS. (KUBON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 March 1986, Page 6C

VANDERSTELT, MRS. MARION W., Montague.  Mrs. Vanderstelt, age 77, died Sunday, March 23, 1986.  Born November 26, 1908, in Muskegon, she had lived in the White Lake area most of her life.  The former Marion Kubon married Herbert Vanderstelt, who preceded her in death in 1967.  Mrs. Vanderstelt had been a homemaker.  FAMILY:  4 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Aleda) Meyer of Montague, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Frost, Mrs. David (Jean Lang) Frost, and Ruth Frantz, all of Whitehall; 3 sons, Jack (wife Carol) of CA, Charles (wife Hazel) of ID, and Tom (wife Janet) of Whitehall; 26 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Frutchey and June Jones of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Charles Kubon of Muskegon and Russell Kubon of Scottville.  SERVICE:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26, 1986, at 1 P.M., from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. William L. Alexander officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  This evening, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 P.M., in Whitehall.  —Clock White Lake

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VANDERVEER – also see:  vandervere

 

VANDERVEER, Mary (Mrs.) Sempel

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, dated July 11, 1911     PIONEER OF '60's DIES AFTER LONG SUFFERING - Mrs. Mary Vanderveer passes  away; Came to America in infancy.  Another of Muskegon's pioneer citizens, Mrs. Mary Vanderveer has joined the ranks of the  departed. She died at her home, 39 E. Delaware St. at 1 oclock this morning. Mrs. Vanderveer has been a resident of Muskegon for  over 42 years and has resided at the house at 39 E. Delaware street for the past 30 years. She was 70 years old.  Mrs. Vanderveer was  taken sick on May 7 of this year. The illness, at first, was dianosed as a hardening of the arteries. Later dropsy developed. She suffered  terribly during the past few weeks, and for several months had been unablt to recline, being compelled to sleep in a chair.  Her  husband, Peter Vander Veer died 13 years ago. For nearly 30 years prior to his death, he was janitor of the Central M.E. Church,  corner of Jefferson and Clay Ave. During Muskegon's palmy lumber days, he was employed in loading the lumbering vessels at the  various docks along Muskegon Lake. Before coming to this city, he was a fisherman at Grand Haven for several years.  Born in the  Netherlands, Mrs. VanderVeer came to the United States with her parents but a mere child of 4 or 5 years old. They settled in Kalamazoo.   The family was not favorably impressed with the "celery city" and after a  short stay of six months moved upon a farm  near the city of Holland, MI. When very young she was left an orphan. Her mother died shortly after arriving in America, and her  father was drowned on a vessel plying between this country and Holland. The disaster happened some 56 years ago when returning  from his native country on the sailing vessel "Ocean Home". Besides the crew, only one passenger was saved.  When 15 years old, she  left her home to work in Saugatuck, and about a year later she departed for Spring Lake. It was at this place that Mr. & Mrs Vander Veer were married. They began housekeeping in Grand Haven and shortly after came to Muskegon, living here to the time of  his death.  Mrs. Vander Veer leaves three children, Henry VanderVeer, Mrs. Alice Purdy of Muskegon, and Mrs Nellie Curtis of  Chicago. She also leaves one brother, Warner Sempel of this city. She was a member of the Central M.E. Church for 30 years.  The  funeral will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery." 

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Vanderveer, Ralph

Obituary

From the Muskegon News Chronicle, Monday, August 9, 1909    SON DEAD; MOTHER IS CRITICALLY ILL   RALPH  VANDERVEER PASSES AWAY - PARENT DANGEROUSLY ILL      Critically ill in the sme house with the dead body of her son,  but not knowing of his death, Mrs. MARY VANDERVEER, 39 E. Delaware, will not be able to attend the funeral of her son, RALPH VANDERVEER, who died at 2:30 o'clock  Sunday morning at the home of his mother.  Mrs. VANDERVEER is so ill that her children fear to tell her of her son's death, being afraid that the shock might work serious injury in her present  condition. She will not  be told of her son's death, it is expected, until after he has been buried, when she has regained sufficient strength to bear  the shock.     RALPH VANDERVEER was 42 years old. Forty years of his lifetime he spent in Muskegon. The cause of his death was cancer of the  stomach and abdomen, with which he had been afflicted with for some time. He had been sick since February, and underwent an  operation at Hackley Hospital in May.     Mr. VanderVeer was born in Grand Haven, and came to Muskegon with with his parents  when but a small child. Since then, he has lived here continuosly.  He leaves, besides his mother, a wife, (FLORENCE HIVES  VANDERVEER) and two children, MRS. FRANK (MARY) PHELAN, Cedar Springs Road, Muskegon Township, being a daughter,  and LOUIS VANDERVEER, of this city, a son. He also leaves a brother and two sisters, HENRY VANDERVEER of Muskegon,  MRS. ALICE PURDY of this city, and MRS. NELLIE CURTIS, of Chicago.  On account of MRS. MARY VANDERVEER'S condition, there will be no funeral service at the house, but a service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Evergreen  cemetery. The REV. M.L. FOX, pastor of the Central Methodist Episcopal church being in charge.

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VANDERVELDE, Charles J.

Biography

 

VANDERVELDE, MARY L. MRS. (LOCKWOOD)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 28 May 2006, Page 15-B

Mary L. VanderVelde, (widow of Walter Curtis and Nick VanderVelde), Whitehall.  Mrs. Mary L. VanderVelde age 97, passed away Sunday evening, May 21, 2006.  She was born February 25, 1909 in Concord, MI to Charles A. and Mary Ann (Skutt) Lockwood.  Mrs. VanderVelde retired from Brookhaven Medical Care Facility as a nurse's aide.  On April 13, 1929 she married, Walter C. Curtis and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1978.  She was also preceded by her second husband, Nicholas VanderVelde on January 24, 1986; 1 son, Wilbur C. Curtis; 1 grandson; 4 brothers and 5 sisters.  SURVIVORS include daughters, Arvilla (Howard) Kelsey of Idaho, Winnifred (Charles) Kittridge of Montague, and son, Bernard (Emma) Curtis of Twin Lake; brother, William S. Lockwood of Lansing, MI; sister-in-law, Claudine (Tiny) Lockwood of Phoenix, AZ; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Concord, MI.  Share memories with the family at their “Online Guestbook” at www.sytsemafh.com.  Arrangements by Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210

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Vanderven, Hubert C. (Mr.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B

Muskegon - Mr.Hubert C. VanderVen, age 84, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001.  He was born in Grand Haven, MI on September 19, 1917 to Albert & Tracey (Boomgard) VanderVen & married the former Daisy Bonema in Muskegon on November 6, 1943.  Mr. VanderVen served his country in US Army during WWII.  He worked at Shaw Walker prior to retiring & was a member of Westwood Reformed Church.  Survivors - Wife, Daisy; daughter, Kay (Arthur) Cummings of Jupiter, FL; son, Greg (Joy) VanderVen of N. Muskegon; grandchildren, Chad & Jordan VanderVen, Meghan & Ross Cummings; sister , Agnes (Arnold) Kolberg of Grand Haven.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Service - Friday, September 21, 2001, 2:30pm at the Clock Chapel with Rev. David D. Willerup officiating.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation - Friends may meet with the family one hour prior to the service at the Clock Funeral Home.  Memorial:  American Cancer Society or Westwood Reformed Church.

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VANDERVERE, Henry

Obituary

Front page of the Chronicle,  Nov. 27, 1920   TRAPPER EXPIRES ABOARD HIS BOAT  HENRY VANDERVERE Taken Ill After  Starting on Trip to Muskegon  Attacked with acute indigestion while running to Muskegon in his launch, HENRY VANDERVERE,  who for years has hunted and trapped in this vicinity, expired this forenoon at 10:30, just as his boat had reached the BARRETT boat  house. MR. VANDERVERE had taken aboard MRS. KATE CHAFFEE, at a point about  seven miles up the Muskegon River, as she  wished to come to Muskegon today. After they started on the trip, VANDERVERE was seized with severe cramps and finally became  unable to help himself. MRS CHAFFEE  knew nothing of handling a boat or motor, but managed to bring the craft to shore. The deceased was 59 years of age and resided at 39 E. Delaware St. with a sister, MRS ALICE PURDY. He leaves another sister, MRS  NELLIE CURTIS of Chicago. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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 November 29, 1920  from the Muskegon Chronicle

The funeral of HENRY VANDERVEER, 39 E. Delaware St. will be held  tomorrow afternoon from the Balbirne chapel. Rev.  ALBERT R ELLIOTT, pastor of the Lakeside Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

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VANDERVERE, Peter

Obituary

Obituary from the Muskegon Chronicle - dated February 25, 1899     PETER VANDERVERE ------ Well Known Janitor Of The  Methodist Church Died  Today.     Peter Vandervere, the well known janitor of the Central Methodist Church died at his home, 39 E.  Delaware St., at 11:30 o'clock this morning. He was taken sick with pnuemonia about a week ago and his case was considered critical  from the first.  He had lived in Muskegon for 30 years and was janitor of the Methodist church for sixteen years.  He leaves a widow  and four children - Henry and Robert (Ralph) and Mrs. Alice Purdy of this city, and Mrs. Nellie Curtis of Chicago. He also leaves a  mother, two brothers - CAPT. T. VANDERVERE and C. VANDERVERE, of Grand Haven - two sisters - MRS M. DEGLOPPER of  Grand Haven, and MRS JOHN DEHAAS, of this city.

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VANDERVOORT, Adrian

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

Albert Bouwman of Bouwman and Vegter, dealers in furniture, wall paper and paints, Peck street near McKinney avenue, Muskegon Heights, has sold his interest in the business to Adrian VanderVoort.  The new firm will continue the business at the same location, but is planning extensive expansion.

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VANDERVORT, ALFRED L. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 August 1986, Page 4C

VANDERVORT, MR. ALFRED L., 1300 Broadway.  Mr. Vandervort, age 68, died Thursday.  Born in Honor, Michigan on October 25, 1917, he had been a Cook in various restaurants and was a Veteran of World War 2.  SURVIVORS:  2 Sisters, Francis of Benzie County, Helen Turnblum of Cadillac, 1 Brother, David Vandervort of Muskegon, 1 Nephew, Mark Sorensen of Muskegon.  SERVICE:  A Private service was held this morning at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock Muskegon

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VANDERVORT, DAVID JR. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 July 1989, Page 6C

VANDERVORT JR., MR. DAVID, Muskegon.  Mr. David VanderVort, Jr., 61, died suddenly Monday evening at Muskegon General Hospital.  He was born July 23, 1927 in Honor, MI.; and had resided in the Muskegon area the past 45 years.  He had attended St. Thomas Catholic Church; and was a member of Local No. 1813.  He had been employed at Brunswick Corp. the past 31 years.  He was married to the former Genevieve “Jean” Harpe on Feb. 26, 1942; and she survives him along with 1 son: David D. VanderVort III of Muskegon; and 2 sisters: Helen Turmbloom of Cadillac and Frances Herbert of Benzonia.  Services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday from the Sytsema Chapel with Fr. Stephen Dudek, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation: 3-6 P.M., Thursday.  —Sytsema, 737 Apple Ave.

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VANDER WATER, George R.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  July 10, 1929, page 2

FORMER MUSKEGON BOY PLANE VICTIM   George R. Vander Water Falls to His  Death in California   Muskegon relatives received word today from San Diego, Calif., of  the death Monday in an airplane crash of George R. Vander Water, son of G. H. Vander  Water, both of them were former residents of Muskegon.   The younger Mr. Vander  Water was 23 years old and had just become a commercial airplane pilot in southern  California during the past year.  He was engaged in commercial flying at the time of the  fatal crash.  The family moved from Muskegon to California in 1920 when the victim of  the crash was attending Muskegon High school.  They have made their home at San  Diego for the past nine years.  The deceased is a grandson of Mrs. Anna Vander Water,  260 W. Webster avenue, a grand nephew of Mrs. George W. Peterson, 1584 Fifth street  and a nephew of W. Maurice Vander Water of Lake Harbor and of Orra M. Vander  Water, also of 260 W. Webster avenue.

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VANDERWERP, Bessie

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, February 6, 1903, page 7:2

Gave a Sleighing Party   Bessie, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. John VanderWerp, Iona street, this afternoon gave a  sleigh riding party in honor of her eighth birthday anniversary which occurred recently.  It was attended by twenty-five of her little friends.

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VANDERWERP, Rev. D. J.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  November 20, 1895, page 7:2

Will Live in Muskegon   Last evening Mr. and Mrs. C. Lokker, of Graafschap, Mich.  arrived in the city, and will make Muskegon their home.  Their household goods have  arrived and are being placed in Mrs. Lokker's house at 24 Hamilton street.  Mrs. Lokker is the widow of Rev. D. J. VanderWerp, first pastor of the terrace street Holland church, who died in 1876.  She is stepmother to J. D. VanderWerp.  In 1879 she married Mr. Lokker and they lived on the latter's farm since, with the exception of one year spent in  Muskegon.  He was an old settler in Graafschap, going there in the early 60's.

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VANDERWERP, Grace

Marriage

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VANDERWERP, John (Judge)

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

Circuit Judge John VanderWerp is in Hart this week, where he is presiding at the May term of the court.

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VANDERWERP, John D.

Biography

 

VANDERWEST, Klass

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, January 2, 1909, page 7:1

27 YEARS IN MUSKEGON   Klaas Vanderwest Died Yesterday at Age of 63 Years   Klaas Vanderwest, for 27 years a resident of this city, died yesterday morning, having been ill since last February with stomach trouble.  He was 62 years old.   The deceased was born in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, and in 1881 came to Muskegon.  He had been a member of the First Christian reformed church ever since he came here.   Besides his wife, Mr. Vanderwest leaves four children; two sons, Edward and Gerrit, and two daughters, Maude and Lena, and two grandchildren, Marvel Edward and Guy William Vanderwest.   The funeral was held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the residence.

See also, The Muskegon News, Sunday, January 3, 1909; page 5:4

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, Page 30, Record #12, January 1, 1909

Klass VanderWest, male, white, married, age 63-10-16, died Muskegon, Tuberculosis; born, Netherlands; laborer, parents Klass VanderWest and Lina VanderWest

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VANDYKE, BARRY L. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 February 2005, Page 5-B

Mr. Barry L. Van Dyke, Whitehall.  Barry VanDyke, born July 29, 1944, died January 29, 2005.  Barry was brought home from the hospital at noon on Saturday, January 29, 2005 and passed watching his birds as he always did, at 4:30 PM.  Remembering Barry for his love of nature and his love for his red 1955 Chevy, and he was a great grandpa, the best father and a very true friend.  He is survived by: 5 daughters, Kelly (Jay) Reyes, Licia (Joe) Carty, Traci Boes (Clayton VanBlargen), Rian (Anthony) Davis, Ashlie VanDyke; 1 son, Kevin VanDyke; friend and previous wife, Susie Pierson; brothers, Stephen (Darlene) VanDyke, Kurt (Judy) VanDyke, Mark (Gayle) VanDyke; sisters, Sheila Parketon, Shirley Brinks; dad, Harry VanDyke; preceded mother in death, Shirley Grevel; special friends, Wayne, Brenda, John, Val, Jerry, Loulou, Tim Z., Ed W., Mike S., Dave, Sheri, Bev, Debbie Do, and many more.  Memorial was held on February 1, 2005 at Kainay Community Church, Cloverville.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VAN DYKE, Beverly Mae (Mrs.) Norton

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan,November 25,1985

Obituary: VANDYKE, Mrs. Beverly Mae  4587 Henry st.  Mrs. Beverly Mae Vandyke, age 59, died Sunday  evening at a local hospital following a short illness. The former Beverly Norton was born December 1,1925 in  Muskegon and was married to Donald VanDyke on Nov. 8, 1946. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal  Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald; 2 sons, Steve and wife Joanne VanDyke and Tom and wife  Terri, all of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Mrs Jeffrey(Judi) Wilde of Indianapolis, IN; her parents, Ernest & Mae  Norton of Muskegon; 1 sister, Mrs David ( Barbara) Ohs of Roosevelt Park and 5 grandchildren. The FUNERAL  SERVICE will be held Wednesday, 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Church, FR. Robert Shackles officiating. Mrs. Van  Dyke will be laid to rest in Sunrise Memorial gardens. VISITATION this evening, 7-9 P.M. and 2-4 and 7-9  P.M. on Tuesday. Those desiring an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer  Society.  Lee

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VANDYKE, Donald K.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, October 1, 1994

Obituary; VANDYKE, Mr. Donald K.  Norton Shores  MR. Donald K. VanDyke, age 67, died Friday afternoon at  his home after a long illness. He was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Muskegon and was a lifelong resident. Mr.  VanDyke was a 1944 graduate of Muskegon Hts. H.S. He married the former Beverly M. Norton in Muskegon  on Nov. 8, 1946. She preceded him in death in 1985. Mr. VanDyke was a member of St.Paul's Episcopal  Church and the Slovak Hall. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was employed at General Telephone  Co. for 34 years retiring in 1983. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Steven VanDyke (Joanne) of Sun Prairie ,WI and  Thomas VanDyke (Terri) of Muskegon, a daughter, Judi Wilde (David Bear) of Indianapolis, IN and a brother  Jack B. VanDyke (Lou) of Dallas, Tx; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. SERVICES:Monday 11 a.m.  at the Lee Funeral Home, Rev.Rex Bean officiating. INTERMENT: Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION:  Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. MEMORIALS: Hospice of Muskegon and American Cancer Society.  Lee

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VAN EENENAAM, Gordon F.

Biography

 

VANHASSEL, JOHN F. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 August 1992, Page 6C

VAN HASSEL, MR. JOHN F., Whitehall.  Mr. Van Hassel, age 60, died August 24, 1992.  Born March 18, 1932, in Muskegon, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  He married the former Glenda Dutton, had been a millwright foreman in construction and was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.  Mr. Van Hassel served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  A brother Robert, preceded him in death.  FAMILY:  His wife, Glenda; 1 son, John Van Hassel of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Mary King of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Patterson of AZ and Linda (Phillip) Mahn Jr. of CO; 4 brothers, Larry (Arlene), Bill (Florence) and Tom (Pat) all of AZ, and Gerald (Naoma) of Whitehall.  FUNERAL:  Friday, August 28, 1992, at 3 PM, from Fruitland Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Walter and Rev. Donald W. LeMaire officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Thursday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM, in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL. Building Fund of the Church.  —Clock - White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 31 August 1992, Page A-25

Van Hassel, Mr. John, Whitehall.  Mr. Van Hassel, age 60, died August 24, 1992.  Born March 18, 1932 in Muskegon, he had lived in the White Lake area all his life.  He married the former Glenda Dutton, had been a millwright foreman in construction and was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.  Mr. Van Hassel served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  A brother Robert, preceded him in death.  FAMILY:  His wife, Glenda; 1 son, John Van Hassel of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Mary King of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Patterson of AZ and Linda (Phillip) Mahn Jr. of CO; 4 brothers, Larry (Arlene), Bill (Florence) and Tom (Pat) all of AZ, and Gerald (Naoma) of Whitehall.  FUNERAL:  Was held Friday, August 28, 1992, at 3 p.m., from Fruitland Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Walter and Rev. Donald W. LeMaire officiating.  Interment was made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL: Building Fund of the church.  CLOCK  White Lake

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VANHORSSEN, Eric P. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 January 1999, Page 5B

VANHORSSEN, MR. ERIC P. Grand Haven, MI. Eric P. VanHorssen, age 47, died Tuesday in Grand Rapids.  He was born July 6, 1951 in Grand Haven to Robert & Virginia (Raskiewicz VanHorssen & married Beverly K. Olthof December 4, 1992.  He was employed by Herman Miller.  Survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons:  Eric P. VanHorssen, Jr. & Jakob VanHorssen, both at home; two step-daughters, Mary Olthof & Kathryn Mock, both at home; his parents:  Virginia & Robert VanHorssen of Grand Haven; parents-in-law:  Gladys & Henry Olthoff of Spring Lake; two sisters:  Susan (Gregory) Fodrocy, and Melissa Marcinkus both of Grand Haven; seven brothers, Robert, Jr. of New York, Kurt of Grand Rapids, Leif of Grand Haven, Gunther (Alice) of Ann Arbor, Chad (Kathie), Matthew & Hans all of Grand Haven.  Funeral Mass:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Grand Haven.  Visitation:  7-9 P.M. Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Rosary:  7:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please consider these memorials:  Eric VanHorssen Children’s Memorial Fund or the Ray Harz Memorial Fund (for Sluka Field) --VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad, Grand Haven

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Grand Haven Tribune, Grand Haven, Michigan,6 January 1999, Page 2

Eric VanHorssen.  Eric P. VanHorssen, 47, Grand Haven died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.  He was born July 6, 1951 in Grand Haven to Robert and Virginia (Raskiewicz) VanHorssen and married Beverly K. Olthof Dec. 4, 1992 in Grand Haven.  VanHorssen graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1969 and attended Eastern Michigan University for three years.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was employed by Herman Miller.  VanHorssen was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and also a member of Sons of American Legion, American Legion Post #28, Grand Haven.  He was employed part-time at Tip-A-Few Tavern in Grand Haven and his interests included bowling, golfing and gardening.  He was also an avid University of Michigan fan.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons:  Eric Paul VanHorssen, and Jakob VanHorssen, both at home; two step-daughters:  Mary Olthof and Kathryn Mock, both at home; his parents:  Virginia and Robert VanHorssen, Grand Haven; parents-in-law:  Gladys and Henry Olthoff, Spring Lake; two sisters:  Susan (Gregory) Fodrocy, and Melissa Marcinkus both of Grand Haven; seven brothers:  Robert VanHorssen, Jr., New York, Kurt VanHorssen, Grand Rapids; Leif VanHorssen, Grand Haven; Gunther (Alice) VanHorssen, Ann Arbor; Chad (Kathie) VanHorssen, Matthew and Hans VanHorssen all of Grand Haven; also several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by VanZantwick Bartles Kammeraad funeral home of Grand Haven.

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VAN HORSSEN, MR. ERIC P. Grand Haven.  A Funeral Mass for Mr. Eric P. VanHorssen will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grand Haven with Rev. Fr. William Langlois as celebrant.  Interment will be in Lake Forest Cemetery.  Friends may meet the family 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Grand Haven.  A Rosary will be recited at

7:30 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests those desiring a memorial please consider the Eric VanHorssen Children’s Memorial Fund or the Ray Harz Memorial Fund (for Sluka Field). VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad, Inc. Grand Haven

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VANKAMPEN, Russell “Red”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, September 15,1992

Russell(Red) VANKAMPEN, 66, of Mount Prospect, Ill., formerly of Muskegon died September 7, in Brainerd,  Minn. He was the husband of Dolores J. (Nelson) VanKampen and was vice president of Sales for Bankers Life  & Casualty Co. Local survivors include two sisters, Lois Cramblit and Barbara Cobb both of Muskegon,  Arrangements by Nelson Doran, Nisswa, Minn. 

 

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VANKREVELIN, Fred W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, August 12, 1927, page 2:3

FORMER RESIDENT HERE VISITING PARENTS, DIES   Fred W. VanKrevelin, 57 years old, died Wednesday at the home of C. J. Huizenga. 556 Getty avenue.  He was born in Muskegon Feb. 26, 1870, but resided in Minneapolis the past 26 years, coming to Muskegon seven weeks ago for a visit with his relatives.  He was a carpenter by trade.

Mr. VanKrevelin is survived by his widow, Catherine; one daughter, Mrs. L. Slatter; two sons, John and William Vankrevelin of Minneapolis; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. C.J. Huizenga, this city at whose home he died; four brothers, John C., Edward and Raymond VanKrevelin of Minneapolis, Allyn VanKrevelin of Muskegon, one sister, Vida Cordes of San Francisco, Calif. And one grand child.

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VANLOO, Gerrit Jr.

Biography

 

VANNETTEN, MINAJEAN FAY MRS. (BRONSINK)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 November 2005, Page 4-B

Ms. Minajean Fay (Bronsink) VanNetten, Whitehall.  Mrs. Jean VanNetten, age 55, died October 29, 2005, after a long battle with cancer.  Born October 8, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Frank and Lucielle (Post) VanNetten, she moved to the Whitehall area 12 years ago.  Ms. VanNetten was a practicing L.P.N. for 28 years, and an active member in her community.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father.  FAMILY:  2 sons; Timothy (Kris) Bronsink and Daniel (Jong Lim) Yoo; 3 daughters, Jamie (Ryan) Fortier, Emily Bronsink and Kaitlyn Bronsink; 1 sister, Joan VanNetten; 6 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many, many close friends.  SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, November 3, 2005, 1:00 P.M. at the Clock Chapel, 413 S. Mears, Whitehall, Michigan 49461.  MEMORIALS:  Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 and The American Cancer Society, Lakeshore Service Center, 854 S. Washington Ave., Suite 410, Holland, Michigan 49423.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VANPELT, DOROTHY M. MRS. (BRADO)

Obituary

Lake County Star, Baldwin, Michigan, 24 August 1995, Page 2

Mrs. Dorothy M. Van Pelt, age 73, of Irons and formerly Muskegon, died at home on Monday, Aug. 21, 1995.  Dorothy was born on April 26, 1922 in Chicago, Ill.  She is the daughter of Anthony James and Rose (McCarthy) Brado.  Mrs. VanPelt is survived by her husband Jack, three children: James (Evelyn) Barre of Kentucky, Ronald (Christine) Barre of Georgia, and Charlotte (James) Casey of Muskegon; twelve grandchildren; five great grandchildren; her sister, Charlotte Brado of Las Vegas, Nev; one niece and one nephew.  She is preceded in death by her sister Mildred.  Memorial Services for Mrs. Dorothy VanPelt will be conducted at 11a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 at Vida Funeral Home with Rev. Quincy Underwood officiating.  Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Fruitland Twp. Cemetery, Muskegon.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contirbutions be made to a charity of the donor’s preference.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 August 1995, Page 7C

VAN PELT, MRS. DOROTHY, Irons, MI (Formerly of Muskegon).  Mrs. Dorothy Van Pelt, age 73, died at home on Monday, Aug. 21, 1995.  Survivors include her husband, Jack; 3 children, James & Evelyn Barre of Kentucky, Ronald & Christine Barre of GA and Charlotte & James Casey of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; her sister, Charlotte Brado of Las Vegas, NV; 1 niece & 1 nephew.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred.  Memorial Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 24, at Vida Funeral Home, Baldwin, MI with Rev. Quincy Underwood officiating.  Graveside Services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 9, at Fruitland Twp. Cemetery, Muskegon.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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VANRIPER, John H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, May 6, 1946, page 12:5

J. H. Van Riper, Veteran, Dies   John H. Van Riper, 57 years old, 1763 Ruddiman street, a veteran of World War I, died Saturday in Hackley hospital after a year’s illness.

Born in Muskegon on Nov. 11, 1888, he had spent most of his years here but also had lived in Benton Harbor and Alexandria, Ind.  He was married to Edith Stott in Muskegon on July 15, 1919, Mr. Van Riper was employed by the Norge corporation as an inspector until his illness.   He was a charter member of the Union labor post No. 405, American Legion.

Mr. Van Riper leaves the widow; one son, Robert H., Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Russell E. Griffis, Muskegon and Miss Janice, at home; six brothers, Ralph E. and Paul E., Muskegon, George H., Chicago, Howard W., Rochester, N.Y., Frank C. and Stewart W., Daytona Beach, Fla.; and two sisters, V. Clara Van Riper and Mrs. Arnold E. Hansen, Muskegon.

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VANSLYKE, GRACE MRS. (MAYO)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 April 1976, Page 13

VANSLYKE MRS. GRACE, 1890 Apple Ave.  Mrs. VanSlyke, age 76, was born in West Olive and lived most all her life in the White Lake area.  She was a charter member of the White Lake Baptist Church.  The former Grace Mayo married Albert VanSlyke and he died in 1950.  SURVIVORS:  3 sons, Otis of Muskegon, Raymond of Montague, and Glenn of Whitehall, 2 step-sons, Roland and Clayton of Grand Rapids, 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Justis (Reathea) Smith of Central Lake, 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Rachel Willey of Farwell, and Mrs. Ada Rouse of Grand Rapids.  SERVICE:  Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from White Lake Baptist Church with the Reverend Douglas Bartlett officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home Whitehall Beginning Sunday morning and are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of White Lake Baptist Church for a more lasting remembrance.  —Clock-White Lake

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VANVLEET, FRANK ADELBERT MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 January 1943, Page 22

Frank Van Vleet Dies at Hesperia.  Hesperia, Jan. 28 – Frank Adelbert VanVleet, 76 years old, long time farmer in this community, died Wednesday at his home near Hesperia after a three weeks’ illness.  He was born in Clinton county, Feb. 16, 1886, and when six years old, came to this vicinity where he had lived since.  Mr. VanVleet was married June 28, 1885 to Phoebe J. Ward of Ferry who died May 12, 1929.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church here.  Surviving are one son, Charles L. at home; six daughters, Mrs. Hazel Baker, Mrs. Essie Baker, Mrs. Tressa Swietzer and Mrs. Azelma Golden, all in Muskegon; Mrs. Grace Hightshoe, Claremont, Minn., and Mrs. Sylvia Davis, Montague, and grandchildren.  The body reposes at the Lambers chapel where prayer services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. by Rev. Clyde E. Newhouse, pastor of the Presbyterian church, to be followed with services in the church at 2 p. m.  Burial will be in West cemetery.

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VANVLEET, PHOEBE JANE MRS. (WARD)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 May 1929, Page 11

HESPERIA RESIDENT DIES IN NORTON HOME.  Mrs. Frank A. VanVleet, of Hesperia, 60 years old, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Baker, in Norton township, after a long illness.  She was born in Berlin, Mich., June 22, 1868.  The past two months she made her home here with her daughter.  Her maiden name was Phoebe Jane Ward and her marriage to Frank VanVleet took place June 28, 1885 at Ferry, Mich.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Hesperia.  Mrs. Van Vleet is survived by her husband; one son, Charles L. VanVleet, at home; six daughters, Mrs. W. S. Rowland, of Magnolia, Minn., Mrs. Clarence Baker, Mrs. Maurice Baker, Mrs. Tressa Winters, Mrs. Jesse Golden, all of Muskegon, and Mrs. Harrison Davis, of Whitehall; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William Spencer, of Rockford, Mich.; two brothers, L. A. Ward, of Ferry, Mich., and W. A. Ward, of Jackson.

Page 14

VANVLEET – Mrs. Frank A. VanVleet, of Hesperia, passed away Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Baker, Norton Township.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Hesperia.  Interment will be made in West Cemetery at Hesperia.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home.

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VAN VOORHEES, Carleton

Obituary

Mr. Carleton VAN VOORHEES - 305 E. Pontaluna Rd., Muskegon, Mich., age 71, passed away Thursday morning at Mercy Hospital.  Manager of the Standard Oil Company in the Muskegon area from 1940 until 1960.  Survived by: his wife, Frances; one brother, Lloyd of Pointe Aux Pins, Michigan; a nephew, Martin VAN VOORHEES of Kalamazoo.  Mr. VAN VOORHEES will be taken for cremation.  Balbirnie-Apostle Mortuary since 1865.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri Jan 14, 1977 

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VAN WARTUM, Roelf

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Tuesday, January 5, 1909, page 7:3

CHICAGO GROCER WEDS GROCERESS   The bridegroom a grocer and the bride a groceress, an interesting marriage ceremony was performed in Muskegon this afternoon.  Mrs. Dora Meyer and Mr. Roelf Van Wartum were the couple to be wedded.  The bride has for many years conducted a grocery at the east end of this city and the bridegroom is a Chicago grocer in business in Englewood.   There was no festivity in celebration of the event.  Instead the bridal couple quietly paid a visit to the residence of Rev. J. I. Fles, at which the marriage service was said.   Mr. and Mrs. Van Wartum expect to leave the latter part of this week for Chicago.  In that place, they will take up their residence at 1104 W. Sixty-first street at Englewood.  Mrs. Van Wartum’s grocery in this city is situated at 70 Oak street and has been sold by her to J. Leffer, a farmer at Berlin.  The latter is now preparing to move here with his family in order to take personal charge of the business.

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VANZALINGEN, Henry B.W.

Biography

 

VARNEY, Arnold E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday, November 5, 1917, page 11

Arnold E., the little son of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Varney, died at the family home, 135 Acorn street this morning after a seven weeks illness.  He was two years and nine months old.

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VARTANIAN, AJAX “RUDY” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 February 2005, Page 5-B

Mr. Ajax “Rudy” Vartanian, Whitehall.  Died peacefully February 1, 2005.  Born in New York City on November 30, 1912.  Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Maida (Akmakjian) Vartanian and brother Harold Vartanian.  Survivors include two sons Edward Vartanian (Barbara Wojcik) of Lansing and Robert Vartanian of Whitehall, a granddaughter Katharine Vartanian (Derek) Pennington of Kalamazoo, and a grandson Joseph Vartanian of Chicago.  Also surviving are a sister Kay Vartanian and a brother Howard (Allean) Vartanian of Dearborn.  Formerly of Detroit, Mr. Vartanian graduated from Michigan State Normal College (Eastern Michigan University) in 1935 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics.  His career began with employment at Ford Motor Company, Bendix Aviation, and Michigan Steel Casting Company before moving to Whitehall where he lived for 54 years.  One of the original employees of the Howmet Corporation.  Mr. Vartanian held various executive positions with the company between 1949 and his retirement in 1976.  He was a past-President of Howmet Credit Union and had served on the Whitehall City Planning Commission for a number of years.  Mr. Vartanian was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed Detroit area sports teams.  Mr. Vartanian also enjoyed travel and photography.  A memorial visitation will be held at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Memorial Contributions should be sent to Muskegon City Rescue Mission, 400 W. Laketon Ave., Muskegon 49441 or Salvation Army, 1221 Shonat St., Muskegon 49442.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VASSER, BESSIE MRS. (BOUCHARD)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle - 1 Oct 1924

Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Louis VASSAR of Chicago, formerly of this city, which occurred Wednesday morning at her home in Chicago after a short illness, at the age of 35 years. Mrs. VASSAR was born in Muskegon where she grew to womanhood. She was married in this city to Louis VASSAR 16 years ago, her maiden name being Miss Bessie BOUCHARD. She was a member of St. Jean’s Church. She leaves behind her husband; four children, Vivian, Verna, Audrey and Delores, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. BOUCHARD of this city; six sisters and six brothers—Mrs. John LaPOINTE, Mrs. Theodore PRICE Jr., and Mrs. Fred KOOYERS of Muskegon Heights, Mrs. Matthew BOWLES of Joliet, IL and the Misses Evelyn and Natalie BOUCHARD of Muskegon, Raymond BOUCHARD of Chicago, Eugene, Adrian, Elmer, Louis and BOUCHARD, all of Muskegon. The body will be brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. BOUCHARD, 241 Spring Street. Funeral arrangements to be given later.

(Corrected spellings: VASSER, BOLES)

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VAUGHAN

 

VEDDERS, JAMES T. “JIM” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 July 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. James T. “Jim” Vedders, Husband of Carol, Whitehall.  Mr. James T. "Jim" Vedders, age 55, of Whitehall, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004 in Holland.  Jim was born February 4, 1949 to Thomas and Dorothy (Schutter) Vedders in Muskegon.  He was a Michigan State University Alumni, where he received a degree in Parks and Recreation Management.  He lived in Muskegon for several years where he worked for the city, his last position being in Parks and cemetery.  He then moved to Fremont where he was the Director of Public Works for 17 years.  For the last 7 and one half years he lived in Whitehall, where he was also the director of Public Works, retiring in April of this year.  Among his hobbies, Jim enjoyed watching birds, biking, gardening, his family, the Red Wings, and was an MSU fan.  In his career, Jim received many letters of recommendation, and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the White Lake Pathway, Marina Bathhouse Expansion, White Lake Water Authority Water System interconnect with Montague, Water Tower Place Subdivision, Covell Park Improvements, and Abonmarche City Property Master Plan.  Jim loved his family, was very dedicated to his job, and loved life.  On June 6, 1969, he married the former Carol A. Anderson.  SURVIVORS include his wife, Carol, of Whitehall; 3 sons, Jeffery (Cynthia) Vedders of Holland, Gregory (Monica) Vedders of Grand Rapids, and their sons Nathaniel and Zachary, Bradley (Meghan) Vedders of Grand Rapids, and their daughter Hayley; 2 sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Glover of Shelby, Karen VanDuinen of New Era.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  SERVICES were 2:00 PM Friday, July 9, 2004 at Fifth Reformed Church, with Rev. James Stevens officiating.  Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont.  Share memories with the family at their On-line Guest Book at www.sytsemafh.com   SYTSEMA - Muskegon

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VEEN, Jeanette Ann & Steven Edward UMLOR

Marriage notice

Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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VEENEMAN, Susie (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, c. 24 February 1971

VEENEMAN, MRS. SUSIE New Era, Mich..  Mrs. Veeneman, age 86, passed away late Monday afternoon at Lakeshore Community Hospital.  She is survived by one son, Eldon Postema of Bloomfield Hills; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Grow of Montague; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ann Lintjer of Muskegon; two stepsons, Melvin Veeneman of Coopersville and Howard Veeneman of Muskegon; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mina Yonkman of Muskegon; two brothers, Arthur VanDuinen of Montague and Fred VanDuinen of New Era; one sister, Mrs. Margaret VanDerAa of South Holland, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday at the New Era Reformed Church with Rev. Cornie VanDeHoef officiating.  Interment New Era Cemetery.  Mrs. Veeneman will repose at the funeral home until noon Thursday.

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Oceana Herald, Shelby, Michigan, 25 February 1971, Page 1

MRS. SUSIE VEENEMAN - Mrs. Susie Veeneman, 86, of New Era, passed away late Monday afternoon at Lakeshore Community Hospital.  Mrs. Veeneman was born on March 10, 1884, in the Netherlands, coming to the United States at the age of four. On March 10, 1903, she was married to Albert Postema who passed away July 3, 1953.  On Oct. 8, 1955, she married John Veeneman.  He died Jan. 17, 1966.  She was a member of the New Era Reformed Church.  Surviving is one son, Eldon Postema of Bloomfield Hills; one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Edith) Grow of Montague; one daughter-in- law, Mrs. William (Ann) Lintjer of Muskegon; two step-sons, Melvin Veeneman of Coopersville and Howard Veeneman of Muskegon; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mina Yonkman of Muskegon; two brothers, Arthur VanDuinen of Montague and Fred VanDuinen of New Era; one sister, Mrs. Margaret VanDerAa of South Holland, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 at the New Era Reformed Church with the Rev. Cornie VanDeHoef officiating.  Inter[ment in New Era Cemetery...]

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VELD, Dr. Henry

Obituary

Former Choir Director Dies - Muskegon, Mich., Dr. Henry VELD, 80, retired director of the Augustana College choir in Rock Island, Ill., has died after a brief illness.  VELD, who died Tuesday, retired from Augustana in 1966 after 37 years as choir director.  From 1951 to 1963, VELD also conducted the Apollo Music Club of Chicago.  Under his leadership the club held 24 concerts in conjunction with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  A native of South Holland, Ill., VELD lived in Shelby.  He is survived by his widow, Alice; a son, Thomas J. VELD of Shelby, and six grandchildren.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed June 16, 1976  

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VELDHUIZEN, Albert

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan Thursday, March 15,1979  Page 33

901 N. Emily St. Ludington   Mr.Albert Veldhuizen, age 81, passed away Wednesday at Mason County Memorial Hospital, Ludington. He was born October  29, 1897 in Illinois where he lived most of his life. He moved to Saugatuck and Ludington areas 20 years ago. Mr. Veldhuizen married the former Eileen Tucek  McMillan in Illinois in 1959. She passed away in Saugatuck in August of 1961. He owned and operated a greenhouse in Illinois for many years.The survivors  include 1 step son, Lee McMillan of Naperville, Ill,2 step daughters, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) Coverstone of Twin Lake and Linda McMillan of Calif.,1 brother,   Henry of Thornton,Ill, 1 grandson, Chad and brother-in-law Mr. Herb Tucek of Allegan, Mich. The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in  the Young Funeral Home, Rev. Joseph Glover officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery,  Saugatuck at a later date. Friends may call at the Young Funeral  Home beginning Friday evening 7 p.m. The family will be present Friday evening from 7-9.   Young

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VELDMAN, MR. ROBERT S.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  25 December 1993  Page 6B

Whitehall  Mr. Veldman, age 57, died December 24, 1993.  Born August 25, 1936, in  Muskegon, he had lived in the area all his life.  On July 1, 1961, in Muskegon, he  married the former Judy Norwick and had worked in the finishing department at S. D.  Warren Paper Co. for 30 years.  He was union steward for United Paperworkers Local  #1015 and was active in the credit union movement serving as a credit committee  member.  Mr. Veldman was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.  A brother,  Jerry Veldman, preceded him in death.  FAMILY  His wife, Judy; a daughter, Kara  (Brian) Jaekel of Montague; 3 grandchildren, Jason, Jessica & Judi; sister-in-law, M.  Chris Veldman of Lansing; nieces, Elizabeth Veldman and Jennifer Veldman, both of  Lansing & Sulyn Norwick of Whitehall; nephews, Thomas Veldman of Lansing, Troy  Norwick of Whitehall, Erik Norwick of Grand Haven & Kris (Andrea) Norwick of  Germany; cousins, Barbara Grace Veldman of Holton, Faith (Michael) Nikola of  Ludington, Gigi Palmisano of Hartford & Martha (Terry) Veldman of Houston, TX.   MEMORIAL SERVICE  Tuesday, December 28, 1993, at 3 PM, from St. Alban’s  Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kathleen R. Eickwort officiating.  VISITING HOURS  Monday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Memorial  Fund of the Church.  —Clock – White Lake

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VELTMAN, Daniel

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, August 26, 1896

A CAMP INSTITUTED   Modern Woodmen of America Are Now Represented at Whitehall  C. J. French Camp, Modern Woodmen of America was instituted at Whitehall  Wednesday night with 31 charter members.  The order starts off there in splendid  shape.  Twenty-six members of the Muskegon camp drove up in the evening, going to a  carryall drawn by two teams and in two other horse rigs.  The party started at 6:30 p.m.  and arrived at 9:30.  Arrived at Whitehall the new camp was instituted, the local team  of foresters, the crack team of Western Michigan, having charge of the initiation.   Afterward there was a banquet at the G.A.R. hall, to which about 75 persons sat down.  The woodmen started on the return trip at one o’clock and arrived here at 4:30 this  morning.  Along the way they enlivened matters with the M.W.A. yell.  Those who made  up the party were:   Bert Stuit, H. A. Bauchnecht, John Leatherman, J. A. Snyder, Albert Bush, Henry  Harnan, V. B. Eckenrede, W. W. Richards, Edward Oakley, Jacob Wagner, C. M.  Duncan, W. C. Stewart, George Tart, C. B. Stuart, A. Leatherman, Nels Leatherman, J. G. Straub, Anton Harnau, Daniel Veltman, E. J. Gillie, William Nested, Jr., Clinton  Knapp, W. G. Smith, Vernon Yost, George Smith, Joseph Mervau

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VELTMAN, Minnie (Mrs.) Wolters

Birth

Circa 1886 in Fillmore Township, MI to Sikke and Henderika (Rika) Elema Wolters of Warffum

Married

1.  Achterhof

2.  Douglas Veltman

Death

September 4, 1967

Buried

Oakwood Cemetery:  Lot 4-20-2

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VERNIM, Helen (DeGraff)

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, page 597, record #4327

February 15, 1937  Helen Vernim, female, age 62-10-28, white, widowed, died of metastasis, born, Netherlands, parents Fred DeGraff, born Netherlands, mother, Mary N. Vanderloot, also b. Netherlands. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon

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VERNIM, Herman

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday February 21, 1941, page 2:3

Herman Vernim, Resident of City 52 Years, Dies   Is Recalled as Early Drayman Here by  Older Residents, Retired About 25 Years.  Herman Vernim, 82 years old, former  operator of a dray business succeeded by the W. D. Rosie Transfer company, and a  resident of Muskegon for 52 years, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs.  Martin Stapel, 1334 Pine street.  Mr. Vernim's death recalled to many older residents  early days when he used to call with a horse drawn dray at the Goodrich Transit  company wharf, the E. G. Crosby line, the G. R. and I, now Pennsylvania railroad, the  T. S. & M., now part of the Grand Trunk Western system and such stores as Riordan's,  Leahy's and Dratz', all succeeded by other concerns in the past 40 years since he was  active.  He has been retired for about 25 years.  Born in Nordhorn, Hanover, german, on  January 26, 1859, he came to Muskegon in 1889 and had made his home here since.   He married Johanna Gerritzer, who died August 26, 1932 in Muskegon.  He was a  member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church.  He leaves besides Mrs. Stapel, one  son, Arnold Vernim of Chicago, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Note:   Funeral arrangements by Witt Funeral Home, burial in Maple Grove Cemetery,   Fremont.

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VERPLANK, CORNELIUS “NEIL” MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 May 2003, Page 3C

VERPLANK, MR. CORNELIUS “NEIL”, (Husband of Jean), North Muskegon.  Mr. Cornelius “Neil” Verplank, age 88, died Friday evening, May 23, 2003, in Muskegon.  He was born June 17, 1914 to Martin & Cornelia (Hartgerink) Verplank in Zeeland, MI and then resided in Scottville and Shelby prior to moving to the Muskegon area in 1960.  Neil had attended Unity United Methodist Church for many years and had wintered in Lake Placid, FL for 32 years.  He had been employed at the Grand Haven Tribune as a typesetter prior to his retirement and had owned and operated the former Kent Motel from 1960-75.  Neil was married to the former Isabell Goodman, who preceded him in death along with his grandson, Mark Newsted.  On August 12, 1992 he married the former Emma Argena “Jean” (Coffing) Hunter and she survives him along with 2 daughters, Shirley (Ronald) Newsted and Brenda (David) Roth of Muskegon; 4 grandchildren, Laurie Newsted, Brian (Renee’) Roth, Steven Roth and Jill Roth; 1 great-granddaughter Megan Newsted; 3 step-daughters, Pauletta (Art) Fletcher of Attica, IN, Ann Hunter of Ontario, CA and Tammy (Randy) Spivey of Veedersburg, IN; 5 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  SERVICES will be 1PM Wednesday at Unity United Methodist Church (1660 N. Getty Street) with the Rev. James Meines officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION with Neil's family will be 6-8PM Tuesday at Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc.

737 Apple Avenue 231-726-5210 http://sytsema1.plan4ever.com and from 12Noon to 1PM Wed. at the church.  MEMORIAL GIFTS to Unity United Methodist Church will be appreciated.

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VERPLANK, ISABELL MRS. (GOODMAN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 29 May 1991, Page 5C

VERPLANK, MRS. ISABELL, (Wife of Cornelius “Neil”), N. Muskegon.  Mrs. Isabell Verplank, 72, died late Sun. evening, May 26, 1991.  She was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Tallman, MI and resided in Muskegon since 1960.  She had attended Unity United Methodist Church.  The former Isabell Goodman, she married Cornelius “Neil” Verplank on Dec. 1, 1938 and he survives her along with 2 daughters, Shirley (& husband Ronald) Newsted of Whitehall, Brenda (& husband David) Roth of Muskegon; 4 grandchildren, Laurie Newsted, Brian, Steven, & Jill Roth; 1 great granddaughter, Megan Newsted; 1 brother, Charles (& wife Mary) Goodman of Detroit; and several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Mark Newsted in 1987.  Services will be 1PM Thurs. from the Sytsema Chapel, with Pastor Jane R. L. Lippert officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Visitation: 2-4 & 7-9PM today.  Suggested Memorial: Hospice of Muskegon Co.  —Sytsema, 737 Apple Ave.

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VEVERICA, ANDREW MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan,  25 October 1982,  Page 5C

VEVERICA, MR. ANDREW, 5231 S. Davis Rd. Mr. Veverica, 88, died Sunday morning at a local nursing home.  Born Aug. 25, 1894 in Czechoslovakia, he had lived in Muskegon since 1937.  He had been a Car Inspector for the Grand Trunk RR for 30 years before retiring, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Muskegon Moose Lodge, and social member of several other lodges.  Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret I. Helko; three sons: Emil of New Orleans, Henry of Grand Rapids, and Albert Veverica of Honduras; a daughter, Mrs. Darold (Mildred) Robinson of North Muskegon, 21 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Veverica of Detroit; and three sisters in Czechoslovakia.  The Funeral Mass for Mr. Veverica will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Louis Anderson as celebrant, and interment in Mona View Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Walburn-Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7:00 P.M. tonight, and may meet the family there 7 to 9 P.M. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday.  A Rosary Service will be held there at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.  —Walburn-Sytsema 1547 W. Sherman

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VEVERICA, MARGARET I. MRS. (HELKO)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 May 1992, Page 6D

VEVERICA, MRS. MARGARET I., Norton Shores.  Mrs. Margaret I. Veverica, 84, died Sun., May 24, 1992.  She was born Sept. 27, 1907 in Lyndora, PA, and had lived in the Muskegon area since 1937.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The former Margaret Helko, she was married to Andrew S. Veverica.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1982.  SURVIVORS include 4 children: Emil (& Jamie) Veverica of New Orleans, Henry (& Sandra) Veverica of Grand Rapids, Albert (& Janet) Veverica of Honduras; Mildred (& Darold) Robinson of N. Muskegon, 21 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Christine Brown of Vernon, MI.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am Wed. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Fr. Charles Dautremont as Celebrant.  Interment will be in Mona View Cemetery.  VISITATION at

The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes 1547 W. Sherman Blvd., Will be from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tues., with a Wake Service at 7 pm Tues. evening.  MEMORIALS may be made to the Sacred Heart Debt Retirement.

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VICKERY, Robert

Article

Neighboring News   Wolf Lake   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Mrs. Gilbert Conroy gave a party at her home Friday evening in honor of her daughter Barbara’s birthday anniversary.  Guests were:  Beverly Reddin, Arnold Sugarbaker, LeAnn Patty and Peggy Seig.  Robert Young, Betty Korstange, Robert and Jean Roy, Robert Vickery, Ray Ralston, Beverly Vanbracklin, Bernard Conroy,and the honor guests.  Games were played and prizes given.  Table decorations were pink and yellow.  Mrs. Robert Reddin assisted Mrs. Conroy with the luncheon.

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VIHTELIC, LILLIAN J. MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 July 2004, Page 5-B

Mrs. Lillian J. Vihtelic, Whitehall.      Lillian J., of Whitehall, died peacefully on July 5, 2004, at age 89.  Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Frank G. Vihtelic.  Dear mother of Lawrence (Susan), Saugatuck, MI; Louis, Seattle, WA; the late Frank Jr.; Mary Premo (Roger), Beverly Hills, MI; John Fahner-Vihtelic (Mary), Rochester, NY; Charles (Laura), Farmington Hills, MI; Joseph (Jillann), Whitehall, MI; Martha, Shelby, MI; and James (Tarri), Dearborn, MI.  Loving grandmother of Frank and Ann Vihtelic; Roger, Karen and Alison Premo; Emily and Alexandra Fahner-Vihtelic; Katharine, Brittany and Jessica Vihtelic; Celia, Louis, Peter and Eli Vihtelic; Daniel and Laura Castonia; and Danica and Nicole Vihtelic.  Great grandmother of one month old Gabriella Istanbouly.  Loved sister of the late Ernest Schmidt, Jeanette Opie, George Schmidt, and Sally Ann Gokey.  Mrs. Vihtelic has several nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.  Lillian took great pride in her large family and the achievements of her children and grandchildren.  She also traveled widely, including trips to Europe, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Africa and northern Alaska.  Mrs. Vihtelic was a seamstress. artist, pianist, and a great cook.  She enjoyed entertaining her family and friends in her Whitehall home.  FUNERAL LITURGY:  Was held Thursday, July 8, 2004, at 11:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Chris W. Rouech presiding.  Interment was made in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Montague.  MEMORIALS:  Christian Care Nursing Center, 1275 Kenneth St., Muskegon, MI 49442  CLOCK - White Lake

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VILCHUCK, ANDREW J. “SKIP” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 1 April 2007, Page 4-B

Mr. Andrew J. “Skip” Vilchuck, North Muskegon.  Mr. Vilchuck, age 59, died March 28, 2007.  Born April 24, 1947, in Chicago to Andrew and Marie (Williams) Vilchuck.  He had lived in the area for many years.  On May 3, 1975, in Chicago, he married the former Susan Goforth and had been a machinist and press operator at Eagle Alloy Co.  Mr. Vilchuck was a member of the Fox Lake Rod & Gun Club.  FAMILY: His wife, Susan; 1 son, James Hedberg; 4 daughters, Kelly Hedberg, Tammy Javinsky, Sue (Terry) McCrary, and Jenny (Scott) Schlehuber; a stepson, Michael Tonkin; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.  SERVICE: Sunday, April 1, 2007, at 3 p.m., from Clock Chapel - Whitehall with the Rev. Gene Walter officiating.  VISITING HOURS: Saturday, 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Vilchuck Family Expense Fund, c/o Clock Funeral Home, Box 176, Whitehall, MI 49461.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VINCENT, Bird J.

Legislative biography

 

VINCENT, GEORGE O. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 May 2005, Page 5-B

Mr. George O. Vincent III, Ft. Myers, FL, (formerly of Montague).  Mr. Vincent, age 63, died May 18, 2005.  Born November 12, 1941, in Muskegon, to George Jr. and Jane (Mahoney) Vincent, he had lived in the White Lake area until 1985.  On July 5, 1959, in Montague, he married the former Janet Haney and had recently retired as Fleet and Plant Manager at Krehling Industries of Naples, FL.  In Michigan, he had worked at G & G Tractor Co. and later for Ruan Leasing Co.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Florida.  Mr. Vincent was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Steinbeck, and 2 brothers, Gerry Vincent and Dan Vincent.  FAMILY:  His wife, Janet; his children, George Vincent IV of Ft. Myers, FL, Debra (Chuck) Burkhart of Whitehall, Brenda (Rick) Benitez of Tampa, FL, and Terry Edsall of Sanford, FL; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Juanita (Thomas) Race and Margaret (Ken) Heaton, both of Montague; 2 brothers, Martin (Lisa) Vincent and John (Kristi) Vincent.  SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 3:00 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Roger Rose officiating.  Interment will be made in Mouth Cemetery - White River Township.  MEMORIALS:  American Heart Association, Midwest Memorial Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.  CLOCK - White Lake

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VINCENT, Margaret (Mrs.) Packard

Death Record

Muskegon County Death records:  Liber II, page 17, record #353

Oct. 13, 1887, Margaret Vincent, female, white, married, age 79, Norton Twp.  Cause: paralysis. Born in New York,  occupation, housekeeper, parents John Packard, residence Geneva(??), mother, Rachall Packard, New York,  recorded  May 17, 1888.

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Obituary

No obituary article found in newspaper microfilm.  Women from townships were  seldom written-up in daily paper,  although deaths in Kansas City, Atlanta,  etc. were routinely reported.

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VINCENT, Stephen

Directory

Muskegon City/County Directory, 1887-88:

Vincent, Stephen, 18 acres, section 4, Norton Twp., P.O. Black Lake Not listed in 1885 city directory, not indexed in  1884 state census for  Muskegon County.

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VLIEG, Dertje (Mrs.) Petermas

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, May 24, 1941, page 2

Mrs. Dertje Vlieg, Resident of City 42 Years, Expires   Mrs. Dertje Vlieg, 79 years old,  resident of Muskegon for 42 years died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs.  Remko Slagter, 520 Catherine avenue, after a brief illness.  Formerly Dertje Petermas,  she was born in The Netherlands, March 14, 1862, where she was married to William  Vlieg in August, 1882.  The couple came to this country 42 years ago and took up  residence in Muskegon.  Mr. Vlieg died Nov. 30, 1934.  Mrs. Vlieg was a member of  Fifth Reformed church and Ladies Aid society.  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Remko  Slagter of Muskegon, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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VLIEG, William

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, August 26, 1896

William Vlieg, of 207 Ambrosia street, for eight years a resident of this county, residing  all the time in this city, started today for his old home in the Netherlands, where he  expects to reside hereafter.  He was accompanied by his wife and daughter.  They sail  from New York Saturday on the steamer Spaarndam.

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Vogel, Peter

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Saturday, June 13, 1891

Death of a Pioneer  Peter Vogel died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Schuler, No. 37 W. Isabella street, at 3:30 o’clock this morning at the age of 83 years and six months.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Schuler and Mrs. Jacob Hetz, of Chicago.  He had been a resident of Muskegon for upwards of thirty-five years.  The funeral will take place from St. Joseph’s church Monday Morning at nine o’clock.

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VOLLMER, LUDWIG “LOU” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 April 2005, Page 7-B

Mr. Ludwig “Lou” Vollmer, Norton Shores.  Ludwig “Lou” William Vollmer, age 76, of Norton Shores passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 8, 2005.  He was born July 13, 1928, to Ludwig Walter and Ruth D. (Johnson) Vollmer in Grand Haven, MI.

He helped thousands of buyers and sellers close transactions through his expertise in real estate sales.  He learned the value of hard work on the farm in the Grand Haven area. Many days were spent working in the fields after school until dark.  He learned at a young age there is no success without sacrifice.  Later Lou worked as a carpenter to earn his way through Michigan State University, earning at BA in accounting in 1951.  Upon graduation Lou spent four years as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after a brief stint as an auditor with a CPA firm.  After returning to civilian life Lou entered the real estate business in 1956.  He took the Dale Carnegie Sales Course as well as numerous courses in real estate subjects.  Since cooperation is important in real estate Lou understood the importance of participation.  He had served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Muskegon Association of Realtors, Director of the Michigan Association of Realtors, Director of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, Senior Instructor of the Marketing Institute for 15 years, and held a Charter CRB and CRS designation.  He specialized in land development, new homes, and guaranteed sales.  As president of Vollmer Inc. he had many duties, and continued to personally list and sell millions of dollars worth of real estate every year up until his death.  Lou had always been dedicated to serve the best interests of his clients and kept his knowledge and skills up-to-date to provide the best service possible.  Vollmer Realtors offices are located in Muskegon and Whitehall, with former locations in Lansing and Grand Rapids.  Lou married Lenore D. Ukranski on August 4, 1951, in Grand Rapids; and he had been a life long resident of West Michigan.  A favorite hobby of his was owning and flying his plane; and he also enjoyed baseball, having played for Hope College.  Survivors include his wife, Lenore; three daughters, Janet Vollmer of California, Susan (Hubert) Ostertag of West Olive, Jeanne Vollmer of Norton Shores; four sisters, Ida Belle (Don) Currie of Spring Lake; Irene (Anthony) Maas, Ruth (Paul) Smeenge and Elizabeth Walwood all of Grand Haven; three brothers, Stuart Vollmer, Spring Lake; George (Dina) Vollmer and Raymond (Nance) Vollmer both of Grand Haven; and several nieces and nephews.  His parents, and a brother-in-law, Robert Walwood, preceded him in death.  A private funeral service was held for Mr. Vollmer.  Friends met the family 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Grand Haven.  Interment in Lake Forest Cemetery. Military Rites were provided under the auspices of the American Legion Post 28.  VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad , Grand Haven. 

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VOS, Herman

Article

Know Muskegon June 28, 1947

 

VOSS, Harry

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, January 16, 1965, page 13:1

Harry Voss Dies at 73   Harry Voss, 73, of 2908 Waalkes St., Muskegon Heights, was  stricken and died Friday at his home.   Born Jan. 7, 1892, Mr. Voss was a lifelong  Muskegon resident.  He married the former Mae Pace here June 17, 1927.  She died in  1960.   Mr. Voss worked 55 years as a pattern maker at Noreen Pattern Shop, Fruitport,  before retirement and was a member of Temple Methodist Church.   Surviving are a  son, Thomas H. Voss, Muskegon Heights; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Bolt, Muskegon; a  brother, John Voss, Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Jennie DeKruyter, Muskegon and a  granddaughter.   Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, January 16, 1965,  page 19:8   

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VOSS, MR. HARRY

2908 Waalkes, Muskegon Hts.   Mr. Harry Voss, age 73, passed away Friday at his  home.  The service for Mr. Voss will be held Monday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock from the  Clock Chapel with the Rev. Gilbert Heaton officiating.  Interment will be made in Mona  View Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.   –Clock

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VOSS, (Mrs. Harry), Mae (Pace)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, May 14, 1960, page 21:8

Mrs. Vos, Spent Life Here, Dies   Mrs. Harry Voss, 63, of 2908 Waalkes street,  Muskegon Heights, a lifelong Greater Muskegon resident, died today in her home after  an extended illness.   Born in Muskegon, Jan. 13, 1897, she was Miss Mae Pace, and  married Mr. Voss in Muskegon, June 17, 1927.  She was educated in Muskegon and  was a member of Temple Methodist Church.   Surviving are her husband; a son,  Thomas H. Voss of Muskegon Heights; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bolt of Muskegon, one  granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Boyle of Twin Lake.  

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Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, MI, Monday, May 16, 1960, page 28:8

VOSS, MRS. MAE   (Wife of Harry)   2908 Waalkes, Muskegon Heights   The funeral  service for Mrs. Voss will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Clock  Chapel with the Rev. Clark Phillips officiating.  Interment will be made in Mona View  Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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VOST, MOSLYN “LINDA” MAVIS PAULINE MRS. (HUMPHRIES)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 25 February 2007, Page 4B

Linda Vost Palm Coast, FL. Formerly of Whitehall.  Linda Vost, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast.  A Family Memorial Service was held in the chapel of Lohman Funeral Home Palm Coast on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., with Linda’s grandson, the Rev. Joshua Rager, officiating.  The family received friends at the funeral home for the hour prior to service time.  Linda was born Moslyn Mavis Pauline Humphries on March 18, 1932 to Charles George & Catherine Sabina May Humphries in Exeter, England.  Linda served her country in the Women’s Royal Army Corps as a cook during the Korean Conflict.  In July of 1953, she married Ronald Vost.  In 1966, the family came to the U.S., living in Michigan, California, Texas and Connecticut before coming to Palm Coast, FL in 2000 from Whitehall, MI.  Linda was a wonderful homemaker; she loved gardening, reading and spending time at the ocean in Flagler Beach.  Her greatest joys came from her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Left to cherish their memories of Linda are her devoted husband of over 53 years, Ronald Vost; daughters & sons-in-law, Patricia & Johnathan Rager of Whitehall, MI, Donna Bouchard & Tracy Riegler of Spring Lake, MI; son and daughter-in-law, Mark & Margarita Vost of Palm Coast; 10 grandchildren, Joshua, Mark Jr., Becky, Dustin, Bethany, Catherine Marie, Desiree, Giovanni, Jason & Catherine Maria; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Thelma Shay, Barbara Guest, Anthony “Jim” Humphries, Patricia Wood & Marcia Farrant; and many nieces & nephews.  Because of her longtime support and concern for military personnel overseas, memorial donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.  Condolences may be shared via the family guestbook at www.lohmnfuneralhomes.com or sent to Ron Vost at 297 Beachway Drive, Palm Coast, Florida 32137.

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Vozeng, Vincent

Marriage license

Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912

#8229 - Vincent Vozeng, 26, Muskegon Heights; Mona Latacki, 27, Muskegon Heights

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VRIESMAN, AALTJE MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 June 1898, Page 7

DIED.  Vriesman—Sunday, June 26, at 5 p. m., at her home, No. 24 Miner street, of dropsy, Mrs. Aaltje Vriesman, aged 58 years.  She leaves a husband and six children.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon from the residence and at 2 o’clock from the Lakeside Holland church, interment to be in Lakeside cemetery.

The Morning News, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 June 1898, Page 5

Mrs. Aaltje Vriesman, aged 58 years, died at her home, 24 Miner street, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, of dropsy.  Besides her husband, six children survive her.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 1:30 this afternoon and at 2 o’clock from the Lakeside Holland church.  The remains will be interred in the Lakeside cemetery.

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VRIESMAN, ALBERT MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 October 1904, Page 7

ALBERT VRIESMAN DIES AT AGE OF 63 YEARS.  Albert Vriesman died Sunday night at 8:30 at his home, 12 Ada street, at the age of 63 years.  He had been ill for four years with tuberculosis.  He leaves a widow and six children.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Christian Reformed church.

The Morning News, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 October 1904, Page 7

ALBERT DRIESMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS.  Albert Driesman died Sunday night after a long and painful illness caused by tuberculosis.  Mr. Driesman had been a sufferer for four years and at 8:30 Sunday evening relief came to him in the form of death.  He was 63 years of age and leaves a widow and six children.  The funeral will be held from the house at 1:30 and at 2:30 from the First Christian Reformed church Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. J. I. Fles will officiate and the interment will be in Lakeside cemetery.

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VRIESMAN, GRACE MRS. (DEWEERDT)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 March 1960, Page 23

Death Takes Mrs. Vriesman.  Mrs. Grace Vriesman, 83, of 1085 Pine street, a resident of Muskegon since 1919, died at her home Sunday after a short illness.  Mrs. Vriesman was born in the Netherlands Nov. 7, 1876, and came to this country in 1890, settling at Muskegon.  She was married in October, 1897, to Samuel Vriesman in Muskegon.  The couple moved to Racine, Wis., returning to Muskegon in 1919.  Mr. Vriesman died Jan. 2, 1930.  Mrs. Vriesman was an associate member of Berean Church, and of the Ladies Aid Society.  Surviving are two sons, Albert S. and John S., both of Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Doede Alkema and Miss Grace Vriesman, both of Muskegon; a brother, Peter DeWeerdt of Grand Rapids; 41 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

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VRIESMAN, MRS. GRACE, (Widow of Samuel), 1085 Pine Street.  Mrs. Grace Vriesman, age 83, passed away Sunday afternoon at her home.  The funeral service for Mrs. Vriesman will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel following a prayer service at the residence with Rev. Wm. Hallman, Th.D. officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.        

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VRIESMAN, HENRIETTA MRS. (POEL)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 March 1947, Page 19

MRS. JOHN VRIESMAN.  Mrs. John S. Vriesman, 46 years old, of 1636 Terrace street, a resident of Muskegon for 23 years, died in Hackley hospital early today after a long illness.  Mrs. Vriesman, the former Henrietta Poel, was born in Grand Haven on Sept. 6, 1900, and spent her early life there.  She was married in Grand Rapids to Mr. Vriesman on Aug. 13, 1924.  She was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed church and of its ladies’ guild.  She leaves her husband and three sons, Sherman, Clayton, and Wayne Vriesman, all of Muskegon, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Poel, of Grand Haven.  There are four brothers and five sisters – Jacob, Edward and William Poel, of Grand Haven; Nelson Poel, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. William Yonkers and Mrs. John Schoonveld, of Grand Haven; Mrs. Arie Cook and Mrs. Cornelius Quist, of Grand Rapids; and Mrs. John J. Workman, of Muskegon.

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VRIESMAN – Mrs. John S. Vriesman, 46 years old, of 1636 Terrace St., passed away this morning at Hackley hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Friday at the Immanuel Christian Reformed church, following at prayer service at 1:30 p. m. at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. John Breuker officiating.  Interment in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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VRIESMAN, JOHN S. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 July 1971, Page 21

VRIESMAN, MR. JOHN S., 869 Evanston Ave.  Mr. John S. Vriesman, age 68, passed away at his home Sunday morning after an illness of 3 months.  Born in Racine, Wisconsin December 10, 1903, he had lived in Muskegon for 50 years.  He was a grocer until his retirement.  He was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church and a past deacon of the church.  He married the former Henrietta Poel Aug. 13, 1924.  She passed away March 12, 1947.  He then married the former Angeline Heethuis Nov. 2, 1948.  She survives.  Also surviving are 3 sons, Sherman of Norton Shores, Clayton of Laketon Township and Wayne of Denver, 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, Albert of Muskegon and 2 sisters, Miss Grace Vriesman of Muskegon and Mrs. Doede (Alice) Alkema of Roosevelt Park.  The service for Mr. Vriesman will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Thomas Van Eerden and the Rev. Dick Vriesman officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Memorial Fund of Muskegon Christian Schools.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  —Clock.

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VRIESMAN, SAMUEL MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 January 1930, Page 2

SAMUEL VRIESMAN DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS.  Samuel Vriesman, 54 years old, 1636 Terrace street, died last night at Hackley hospital, after a brief illness.  He was born in Fremont, Nov. 15, 1875, and formerly resided in Wisconsin for 20 years, making his home in Muskegon the past 11 years. He conducted a grocery business on Terrace street for some time, which is now operated by his son, John Vriesman.  Mr. Vriesman was a member of the First Berean Reformed church.  He is survived by the widow and four children, Albert Vriesman, Grace Vriesman, Mrs. Doede Alkema, Jr., and John Vriesman, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Wierenga, Mrs. Jacob Timmer and Mrs. Nicholas Kooi, all of Muskegon, and six grandchildren.

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VRIESMAN—Samuel Vriesman, 1636 Terrace St., died last evening at Hackley Hospital, aged 54.  The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Clock Funeral Home, Rev. H. Bultema officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may view the remains at the home of his son, John S. Vriesman, 217 East Larch, until 11 a. m. Monday.

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