Gedeon Belanger **
Payton Bell ** Mary Bloem
** Clark L. Brown **
Geraldine Davidson **
Bastiana DeHollander ** S/Sgt Foster M. DeVries ** Frances J. Duff ** Mary Eisenach ** Margaret H. Gruenbauer
Thomas Glenfield Hamlyn ** Dick Hamstra ** Bertha B. Harrington ** James E. Hurlbut ** John A. Johnson
Wilbur R. Miner ** Gerrit Nagelkerk ** Emma Payson ** Benjamin Clapp Robinson ** John B. Roche
Gerrit Schouwink ** John M. Segrist ** Abraham M. Shapiro ** Laurence W. Smith ** Anna E. Sommer
Sherman B. Thomas ** John Gregory Toohey ** Hyitje VanderPloeg ** Anna W. Vos ** Henry John Wentzel
Edith White ** Tryntje Wierenga ** G. A. Wolf ** Charles Yancharas ** George Robert Zylstra
Roche--John B. Roche, aged 77, passed away
early Sunday morning at his home, 1165 Hermitage-st., S.E. He was a member of
the Knights of Columbus, and a life member of BPOE 48. Surviving are his widow,
Mrs. Ida J. Roche, Grand Rapids; a son, Emmett, F.; a grandson, Stewart J., and
a grand daughter, Miss Kathleen Roche, all of Hart. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Thomas church. Interment in Mt.
Calvary cemetery. Mr. Roche’s body reposes at the late residence, where members
of the Holy Name society and the Knight of Columbus will pray the Rosary Tuesday
evening at 8 o’clock. Arrangements by Alt.
"John B. Roche, Owner of Machine Firm, Dies" John B. Roche, 73, of 1165 Hermitage-st., S.E., died Sunday at his home. He was owner of the Roche Electric Machine Co. and early in life had been a teacher of physical culture. Born in Williamsport, Pa.., he was a resident of Grand Rapids for the last 70 years.
Mr. Roche was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a life member of BPOE No. 48.
He is survived by his widow , Ida; a son, Emmet F.; a grandson, Stuart J. Roche, and a granddaughter, Kathleen Roche, the latter of Hart.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Thomas church and burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Belanger--Funeral services for Gedeon Belanger, aged 73, of 652 Grandville-av., S.W., will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Home and at 9 o’clock at St. Joseph’s church. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
Nagelkerk--Gerrit Nagelkerk, aged 62, of 1048 California-st., N.W., passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning. Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are two sons, Edward of Grand Rapids and Walter of Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney P. Skinner of Selfridge field, Mich., and Mrs. Donald Lohrberg of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren; three brothers, Ren of Dutton, John of Vriesland and David Nagelkerk of Grand Rapids; four sisters, Mrs. C. Steenstra of Holland, Mrs. John Timmer and Mrs. Al Lanning of Durand and Mrs. Ben Lanning of Zeeland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Van’t Hof Funeral Home. Burial in Grandville cemetery. The body will repose at the residence until Wednesday noon.
VanderPloeg--Funeral services for Hyitje VanderPloeg, aged 93, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Holland Home, 1450 Fulton-st., E. Intermemnt Garfield Park cemetery. The body reposes at the DeVries Funeral Home, Eastern-av. At Hall-st., S.E., until Thursday noon.
Payson--Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Payson, aged 77, will be held Thursday morning 9 o’clock at St. Andrew’s cathedral. Interment in St. Andrew’s cemetery. Her body reposes at the Ronan Funeral Home, where friends will recite the Rosary Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock.
White--Funeral services for Edith White, aged 75, of 138 Eastern, N.E., will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Workman Funeral Home. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
Hurlbut--James E. (Jack) Hurlbut, aged 59, of Holland, passed away Tuesday evening. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hurlbut, and two brothers, Joseph R. and Grover F.; one sister, Mrs. William Metzger. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Francis De Sayles church, Holland. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery, Grand Rapids. Arrangements by Langeland Funeral Home, Holland.
Bell--Funeral services for Payton Bell, aged 57, of 37 Antoine-st., S.W., will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Brown Funeral Home. Interment Greenwood Cemetery.
Schouwink--Funeral services for Gerrit Schouwink, aged 53, who passed away Monday night at his home on Cummings-rd., Walker township, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence. Interment in Rest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Schouwink reposes at the residence.
Bloem--Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bloem, aged 52, of 236 Sweet-st., N.E., will be held Friday at 1:30, private, at the residence and at 2 o’clock at the Van’tHof Funeral Home. The body will repose at the residence until Friday noon.
Miner--Wilbur R. Miner, aged 49, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Tuesday morning at his home in Galesburg, Mich. He is survived by his widow, Harriet; a son, Bud; a sister, Mrs. Rena Spencer of Galesburg; one brother, Louis Miner of Kalamazoo. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Friday at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, Kalamazoo, Rev. Don L. DeCoursey officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Galesburg, Mich.
Hamstra--Dick Hamstra, aged 45, of 30 Maplewood, S.E., passed away Tuesday noon. Besides the widow, Nettie, he is survived by one son, Raymond, and three daughters, Verda, Donna and Ophel; his father, A. Hamstra; five brothers, Jake, John, Joe, Theodore and Gerrit; four sisters, Mrs. William VanDuinen, Mrs. Jake Kraal, Mrs. Hyko DeWind and Mrs. Peter DeWind. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Joldersma Funeral Home, 832 Grandville-av., .W., where the body now reposes. Services will be under the auspices of the Charles Wood post, VFW. Interment in Allendale cemetery. Arrangements by Wolbrink.
Gruenbauer--Mrs. Margaret H. Gruenbauer, aged 38, wife of George F. Gruenbauer, passed away Tuesday afternoon at her home, 1116 Muskegon-av., N.W. Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Fred Lanninga of Grand Rapids; two brothers, Thomas and William Schloss of California. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at the Alt Mortuary Chapel, where her body reposes. Interment in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Toohey--John Gregory Toohey, aged 3 days, of 447 Second-st., N.W., entered into rest Tuesday afternoon at Butterworth hospital. He is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Toohey; one sister, Deliah; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Toohey, all of Grand Rapids. His body will repose at the VanStrien Funeral Chapel until 10 o’clock Thursday morning when it will be removed to Fair Plains cemetery for memorial services.
Duff--Mrs. Frances J. Duff, aged 83, passed away Sunday at the home, 429 Walnut-st., N.E. She is survived by one son, Bert H. Duff of Tocoma, Wash. Mrs. Duf reposes at the Rauschenberger Funeral Home. Notice of funeral later.
DeHollander--Mrs. Bastiana DeHollander, aged 81, passed away at her home, 534 twenty-eighth-st., S.E., Saturday afternoon. Surviving are her husband, William; four daugghters, the Misses Mary and Martha DeHollander, Mrs. Charles Burnett of Tuucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Chester McNulty of Melbourne, Fla..; one son, Dr. William DeHollander of Springfield, Ill.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. John Lock and Miss Jacoba VanderSpek. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the DeVries Funeral Home, Eastern-av., at Hall-st., S.E. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. DeHollander reposes at the residence. Kindly omit flowers.
Eisenach--Mrs. Mary M. (Powell) Eisenach, aged 71, of 819 Eastern-av., S.E., passed away Monday morning at St. Mary’s hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Zaagman Funeral Chapel;. Interment Reynolds cemetery, Howard City. Mrs. Eisenach reposes at the chapel.
Segrist--John M. Segrist, aged 68, 1318 Jefferson-av., passed away Saturday night at Lake City, Mich. Surviving are his widow, Julia; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Visser of Grand Rapids; two grandchildren, Stuart Martin and Wanda Joyce Visser, an aunt, Mrs. Caroline Oliphant of Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Segrist will repose at Greenhoe’s Chapel until noon Wednesday when he will taken to the Immanuel Presbyterian church where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock. Committal services in Restlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Segrist will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Mr. Segrist will repose at Greenhoe’s Chapel until Wednesday noon.
Shapiro--Abraham M. Shapiro, aged 68, of 26 Howland-st., N. W., passed away Saturday evening. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah F. Shapiro; three sons, Israel, Heyman and Meyer, all of Grand Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecc Subar of Lansing and Mrs. Ann Rapaport, 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4:30 at the Alt Mortuary Chapel.
Davidson--Mrs. Geraldine Davidson, aged 66, wife of A.E. Davidson of 903 Lake-dr., S.E., passed away Monday morning at St. Mary’s hospital. Surviving besides the husband areone daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Nash, and two grandchildren of Grand Rapids, and one niece, Mrs. Wallace N. Banker of Lake Forest, Ill. Mrs. Davidson was removed to the Metcalf Mortuary, where services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Dt. Duncan E. Littlefair officiating. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
Hamlyn--Thomas Glenfield Hamlyn, aged 64, passed away Saturday evening at his home in Coral. He is survived by his widow, Alice Rebecca. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at his home. Interment Coral cemetery. Arrangements by Arthur Blanchard, Sand Lake.
Yancharas--Charles Yancharas, aged 59, of 1563 Quarry-av., N.W., passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at the residence. Surviving are the widow, Petronella; four daughters, Mrs. Alex Bernott, Mrs. Joseph Zamiara and the Misses Eileen and Esther; one brother, Simon, in Lithuania; one sister, Mrs. Martha Bergelaitis of New York; also three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock at SS. Peter and Paul’s church. Mr. Yancharas reposes at the residence. Arrangements by Barto & Sons.
Johnson--John A. Johnson, aged 52, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Soldiers Home hospital. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ina Quinn of Flint, Mich. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Soldiers Home Chapel. Burial in Soldiers Home cemetery. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Home.
Ruwersma--Mrs. Clara Ruwersma, aged 48, passed away early Monday morning at her home, 551 Naylor-st., S.W. Surviving are her husband, John; two daughters, Mrs. Harry DeYoung and Aleatha Ann; one son, Donald, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold Ruwersma; three grandchildren; four brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Bethel Christian Reformed church. Burial in Garfield Park cemetery. Realtives will meet in the church parlors at 1:30. Mrs. Ruwersma will repose at the residence until Thursday morning. Arrangements by Joldersma & Son Funeral Home.
Zylstra--Funeral services for George Robert Zylstra, aged 39, of 1100 Noble-st., S.E. will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Zaagman Funeral Chapel. Interment Garfield Park cemetery. Mr. Zylstra reposes at the chapel.
Wentzel--Henry John Wentzel, aged 78, of 123 Elder-ct., S.E., passed away Saurday evening at the home of his son, Harold Wentzel, 5376 Oregon, Detroit. Surviving are huis widow, Mary, and one son Harold; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Schermer of Holland, Mrs. Anna Mulder of Zeeland, Mrs. Gerrit DeVrieas of Vriesland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Zaagman Funeral Chapel. Interment Garfield Park cemetery. Mrs. Wentzel reposes at the chapel, where relatives and friends may meet the family Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 and Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4. (This is how it appeared he the newspaper)
Brown--Clark L. Brown, 76, of 1224 Bates-st., S. E., passed away Saturday evening at Blodgett Memorial hospital,. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nora Meeker of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown was removed to the Metcalf Mortuary, where he will remain until noon Tuesday at which time he will be taken to Fountain Street Baptist church to lie in state until 2 o’clock, the hour of services. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
Thomas--Sherman B. Thomas, aged 76, of 1134 Walker-av., N. W., passed away Saturday at Butterworth hospital after a lingering illness. He is survived by four daughters, Miss Hester Thomas, Mrs. Carl Andre, Mrs. Thelma Grundman, and Mrs. Leo Esch, and five grandchildren. Mr. Thomas reposes at the Alt Mortuary, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
Wierenga--Mrs. Tryntje Wierenga, aged 76, passed away Saturday evening at the home of her son Jorn, 1755 Boston-st., S.E. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerrit Molenbeek; two sons, Menno and John Wierenga, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Wierenga will repose at the residence of Gerrit Molenbeek, 557 Shamrock-st., S.W. In terment Garfield Park cemetery.
Sommer--Mrs. Anna E. Sommer, aged 75, passed away Sunday night at then home, 1330 Maude-av., N.E. She is survived by the husband, Henry W.; three daughters, Mrs. Walter J. Longfield, Mrs. Homer Evans of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Earle Hart of Parma, Mich.; one son, Lt. Howard Sommer of the United States army in the south Pacific; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jeennie Skeels of Bellville,Ill., Mrs. Lou Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Ella Fleming of Gowen, Mich., and two brothers, Tom and Ernest Shaddick of Cleveland. Mrs. Sommer reposes at the VanStrien-Alman Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the Very Rev. H. Ralph Higgins officiating. Interment Fair Plains cemetery.
Harrington--Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha B. Harrington of 3233 Riverview, N. E., will be held at the Lyzen-Blanchard Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment in Fair Plains cemetery.
Vos--Services for Mrs. Anna W. Vos, wife of Richard Q., Vos of 1424 Lake-dr., S.E. will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday at Central Reformed church with Dr. John A. Dykstra officiating. The body will be placed in Graceland mausoleum. Mrs. Vos will remain at the Metcalf Mortuary until 2 o’clock Tuesday.
"Zeeland Soldier Killed in Italy" Zeeland--S/Sgt. Foster M. DeVries, 26, died April 22 of wounds received in Italy, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence DeVries of R2, have been informed. He was attached to the 1st armored division of the 5th army and participated in the African and Sicilian campaigns. Surviving besides the parents are the widow, the former Ruth Nieboer of Holland, and two brothers, Lee at home and Pvt. Ted with the 3rd army in Germany.
Benjamin Clapp Robinson, 76,
retired utility executive and long time member of the Peninsular club, died
September 11, at his residence, 50 College Ave., S.E.
Born at Port Byron, N.Y., July 11, 1870, Mr. Robinson came to Grand Rapids as a boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson, and spent most of his life here. While engaged in the gas utility business, however, he also made headquarters in Flint and Ypsilanti.
He attended Central high school, Grand Rapids, and University of Michigan, where he was affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Besides the widow, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Damon of Los Angeles.
Services were held Friday, September 13, at Grace Episcopal church with interment in Oak Hill cemetery, Grand Rapids.
"Bun" Smith Dies--Laurence W. Smith, a
member of the Peninsular Club and one of Grand Rapids’ leading attorney, and a
past master as toastmaster is no more.
He was a past President of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, a past President of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, and was President of the Board of Library Commissioners at the time of his death.
He was a member of Park Congregational Church, Kent County Club, the Torch Club and the Schubert Club, of which he at one time served as President.
G. A. Wolf, 90, Passes--Oldest practicing
lawyer in the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Gustave A. Wolf, a long time member
of the Peninsular Club, died recently after a short illness.
He came to Grand Rapids as a child and began his legal career 63 years ago. Board member of Isabella Home, he was also a member of the State Bar Association, life member of Doric lodge. F.&AM, belonged to the Elks and the Old Residents Association, and had never missed a class reunion at the University of Michigan since he was graduated in 1878.
Transcriber: Barb Jones
Created: 21 June 2009