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Bonnie Bonnema

Died : Nov 21, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Bonnie Marie Bonnema, age 88, of Byron Center, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in Coopersville, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mabel Jones; and stepson, Brent Bonnema. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Bonnema; her children, Cindy (Bob) Meekhof, Jeff (Julie) Striegle, Craig Striegle; stepchildren, Laurie (Bart) Siebring, Mark (Christine) Bonnema, Kim Bonnema; grandchildren, Derek (Jessica) Striegle, Shawn Meekhof, Kevin Strieg...Read More

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Billy Gene Abbott

Nov 30, 1939 - Jan 21, 2024

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Coopersville, MI

Billy Gene Abbott, age 84, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was born in Obion, TN to the late Albright and Gladys (Williams) Abbott. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son Tim Abbott; siblings, Bob Abbott, Jim Abbott, Jack (Sharon) Abbott and special friend Jackie Koster. Billy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, gambling, fishing and attending mud bogs. He will be deeply missed by his son, Brian (Ronda) Abbott; grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Herrygers, Tim (Taylor) Abbott, Morgan Abbott, Madison Abbott; great grandchildren, Brynlee Abbott, Layne Abbott, Ben Herrygers, Ryan Herrygers; brother, Jerry (Susan) Abbott; several nieces and nephews; best friends, Dick Raymer and George Raymer. In keeping with his wish cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St. Coopersville, MI 49404, with Rev. Mark Oswald officiating. Burial will take place in Rosedale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, January 26, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the Throop Funeral home. Condolences for the family may be left of Billy’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com.Throop Funeral HomeCoopersville, 616-837-8161

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Thomas Lynn McHalpine

Dec 11, 1944 - Jan 04, 2024

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Coopersville, MI

Thomas Lynn McHalpine, age 79, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2024. He was born in Pontiac, MI, to the late Jack McHalpine and Arlene Martens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Arnold Kunisch and brother Scott McHalpine. Tom served in the United States Army during Vietnam as a lieutenant (Co. D, 5-46th Infantry Regiment, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division) and was a Purple Heart recipient. He will be deeply missed by his son, Andrew (Krista) McHalpine; siblings, Gary (Pat) McHalpine, LoAnn (Duane) Reiman, Tim (Maryann) McHalpine, Kathy (Jim) Butler, Morley McHalpine, Lynn (Dan) Zuzga, and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, services will be held at a later date at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your Veterans’ organization of choice or The Henry Ford in his honor. Condolences for the family may be left on Tom’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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Craig Siebelink

Apr 24, 1970 - Jan 02, 2024

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Coopersville, MI

Craig Siebelink, of Coopersville, passed away very unexpectedly on January 2, 2024. Grieving him are his wife, Terri, children Thomas Siebelink of Colorado Springs, CO, and Kaylor Siebelink, of Coopersville. Craig was preceded in death by his mom, Marilyn Siebelink, and his in-laws, Tom and Kay Kalaher as well as his brother-in-law, Scott Kalaher. Craig will also be dearly missed by his father, Larry Siebelink, of Coopersville, brother, Joel (Tammy) Siebelink of Ravenna, sister Jane (Scott) Harris of Coopersville, sister-in-law Dee (Keith) Oparka of New Baltimore, Linda (Mike) Noel of Conklin, Jill (Bruce) Kalaher of Coopersville, and several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. Craig was a proud Gulf War I U.S. Army Veteran who was previously stationed in Germany. For the past 28 years, Craig was employed by General Motors and worked in Coopersville, Wyoming, and Delta Township. Being a dad was the greatest joy of Craig's life, and he shined when talking of and to his children. In addition to fatherhood, Craig loved sports, hunting, his dogs, tattoos, collecting, and death metal music. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 5, 2024 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 17150 88th Ave, Coopersville, MI 49404 with Fr. Michael Hodges Celebrant. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St. Coopersville, MI 49404. In lieu of flowers, donations to the children's education funds C/O Terri Siebelink are appreciated. Condolences for the family may be left of Craig’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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Michael James Dippre

Feb 22, 1959 - Dec 25, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Michael James Dippre, age 64, of Coopersville, passed away Monday, December 25, 2023 at his home with family at his side. Mike was born in Livonia MI., to the late James and Dorothy (Padden) Dippre. He worked at MichCor Container’s in Grand Rapids as a Maintenance Technician. Mike enjoyed his family and spoiling his grandchildren, camping at Sportsman Park Campground at Hardy Dam, where he has had a camper for 20 plus years. He also enjoyed boating, NASCAR, was a Lion’s fan and was the go to guy if you needed something fixed as Mike could pretty much fix anything. Mike is survived by his wife of 35 yrs. Elaine (Kreuzer) Dippre, stepchildren, Scott McGillis, Angela (Jon) Griffis and Brooks (Amberlyn) McGillis; 9 stepgrandchildren, Jada McGillis, Grady McGillis, Ryan McGillis, Lexus Dankert and fiancé Michael Hiles, Sawyer Griffis, Ethan Hohman, Cooper Hohman, Dream (Mateo) Carbajal and Nevaeh McGillis; sisters, Mary Dippre and Nancy Dippre; mother-in-law, Joann Kreuzer; brother-in-law, Gary (Sue) Kreuzer; sisters-in-law, Connie Hilgendorf, Teresa Budds, Brenda Bamsey and Stacey Hallman; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Michael was also preceded in death by his stepdaughter Rebecca Hohman, twin brother Brian Dippre, father-in-law Richard Kreuzer and brothers-in-law Paul Kreuzer and Dennis Hilgendorf. In keeping with Mike’s wish cremation has taken place with a private family service at a later date. Condolences for the family may be left on Mike’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral HomeCoopersville ph. 616-837-8161

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Doris Elaine (Swift) Slager-Sommerdyke

Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 21, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Doris Elaine (Swift) Slager-Sommerdyke, born Monday, September 14, 1936, passed away on Thursday December 21, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Doris is survived by her son, Ross (Sally) Slager; daughter-in-law, Linda (Jerry) Smith; son-in-law, Edward Bouwman; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her very special friend William "Hap" Hecker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Lee Slager; her son, M. Hunter Slager; her daughter Tani Lee Bouwman; and her second husband Joseph Paul Sommerdyke. Doris will be remembered for her love, loyalty and devotion to her family and friends. A graveside committal service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 28, 2023 at the Coopersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edison Christian Life Services C/O Michelle Carpenter 1000 Edison Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Condolences for the family may be left on Doris’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com.

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Bonnie Bonnema

Died : Nov 21, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Bonnie Marie Bonnema, age 88, of Byron Center, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in Coopersville, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mabel Jones; and stepson, Brent Bonnema. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Bonnema; her children, Cindy (Bob) Meekhof, Jeff (Julie) Striegle, Craig Striegle; stepchildren, Laurie (Bart) Siebring, Mark (Christine) Bonnema, Kim Bonnema; grandchildren, Derek (Jessica) Striegle, Shawn Meekhof, Kevin Striegle, Colin (Ashley) Meekhof, Lindsey (Dylan) Niemczyk; 8 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Dode Montgomery. Bonnie was the superfan of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved dolphins and enjoyed gardening and traveling. One of her largest interests was auto racing. In addition to being a fan of the sport, she was a mother to racers, had a grand respect for the sport, and was an advocate for the safety of all involved. Interestingly, in her waning years, she became a huge MSU Basketball fan, almost never missing a game while watching (very close to, and very loud) the TV with her husband, Jim. A private family funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 26 with Pastor Larry Bush officiating. Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery in Byron Township. If one wishes, please consider making a memorial donation in Bonnie's name to Hospice of West Michigan.

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Marvin Mershon

Aug 09, 1934 - Nov 01, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Marvin R. Mershon Sr. , age 89, of Nunica passed away with his family at his side Wednesday November 1, 2023. Marv was born on August 9, 1934 in Oklahoma later moving to Michigan where he found work, married and raised his family on his farm in Nunica. Marv worked for the U. S. Army Corp. of Engineers, beginning his career in Detroit and retired from the Grand Haven Office with 25 yrs. of service. Marv enjoyed farming, hunting with his sons and granddaughters, fishing the big lake, his many hunting trips out west and spoiling his dogs and cats. He spent much of his free time watching the deer from his deck. After his retirement he spent winters fishing near and relaxing at his home in Florida. Marv will be deeply missed by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Shelly Mershon, his two granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Blaine Reinoehl, Annie and Brad Keller and his twin great granddaughters, Jude Reinoehl and Jade Reinoehl. Marv was preceded in death by his wife Ellen (Mergener) Mershon, son Marvin Mershon Jr. and daughter Kathy Ann Mershon. Private Service with burial in Nunica Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left on Marv’s online guestbook at www. throopfh. com Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, ph. 616-837-8161

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Winnifred Spencer

Aug 14, 1935 - Nov 02, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

"When Irish eyes are smiling it's like a morn in Spring,In the lilt of Irish laughter, You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay,And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away. " Winnifred (Winnie) Anne Egan Spencer, age 88, of Coopersville, MI entered into her heavenly home on November 2, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Allen Clare Spencer, her parents, Martin and Catherine Egan, siblings Mary (Don Corner/Wally Luce), Rose (Louis Goosen) and Mart (Frances Goosen) Egan; and in-law’s Bill and Marilyn Spencer, Fred Schraegle and Wally Clark. Winnie is survived and loved by her nine children: Sr. Althea Anne Spencer-OSF, Louann (Arlyn) Doornbos, Roseann (Mike) Sessions, Susanne (Dan) Veeneman, Allen (Lori) Spencer, Patrick (Teresa) Spencer, Troy (Jill) Spencer, Wayne (Jeri) Spencer, Katie (Joe) Walker; her sister-in-law Delores "Dee" Schraegle; grandchildren Emily (Jason) DeFouw, Bridgette (Sharky Marin) Veeneman, Jason (Jessica) Doornbos, Erin (Ryan) Smith, Amanda (Adam) Spedoske, Nathan (Adam Hutchens) Veeneman, Gini (Doug Brown) Sessions, Jonathan Doornbos, Jake VanBelzen, Stephanie (Kyle) Branda, David Doornbos, Doug (Heather) Spencer, Hannah Spencer, Elijah Spencer, Sarah Spencer, Cecelia Spencer, Jennah Spencer, Molly Walker, Jack Walker; great-grandchildren Caroline, Collin, Clara and Cora DeFouw; Otis and Cleo Marin; Garrett, Deacon, and Vincent Smith; John, Lily, Matt, Emma, and Andrew Spedoske; Raelynn and Jase Spencer; "Baby" Brown; along with many nieces and nephews. Winnie had many varying work experiences over the years. She was well known as the Stanley Home Products lady which she did for well over 40 years. Her favorite was the years working for the Coopersville Veterinary Hospital. She had a passion for animals and she knew everyone’s cat or dog. Her other passions were her church, St. Michael’s where she was a Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher, and baking and feeding people. She made and served monthly birthday cakes for the homeless of Grand Rapids at God’s Kitchen for over 35 years. She made wedding cakes for family and friends. Winnie also organized and served the Repast funeral lunches at St. Michael’s Church. She was best known for her peanut brittle, pineapple upside down cakes, and her Texas brownies. Her favorite day of the week was Sunday; Mass in the morning and the weekly open-door Sunday Family Dinners in the evening. She instilled her deep faith in her children and was very supportive of their many involvements…which kept her on the move! She will be deeply missed but remembered for her love of music, dance, prayer, and especially her children and animals. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 11:00 A. M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 17150 88t Ave, Coopersville with Fr. Michael Hodges Celebrant. Burial will be next to her husband Al in St Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Coopersville. Visitation Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 5 – 8 P. M. at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville. The Rosary will be prayed Monday evening at 8 P. M. following visitation at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held Tuesday one hour prior to the service from 10 – 11 A. M. at St Michael’s Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of North Ottawa Community 1061 S. Beacon Blvd. , Suite 200 Grand Haven, MI 49417; or Lori’s Voice PO Box 66, Coopersville, MI 49404; or to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 5802 Curry Rd. , Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences for the family may be left on Winnie’s online guestbook at www. throopfh. com. Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville 616-837-8161

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Charles Sommers Jr

Mar 07, 1943 - Oct 23, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Charles Louis Sommers Jr. age 80, of Coopersville, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023. He was born in Port Hope, MI to the late Charles and Grace (Pleiness) Sommers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wives, Alma (Frayer) Sommers and Patricia (Rhoades) Sommers; siblings, Joyce Thoms, Leona Klein, Beverly Zick, Ginny Johnson, Calvin "Butch" Sommers and Ira Sommers. Charles enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by his children, Dawn (Scott) Feringa, Duane (Shanna) Sommers and Kim Kauffman and friend Bob Ball; step children, Cindy (Craig) Bleckley, Bob Sikkema and Julie Maxwell, Brian (Denise) Sikkema; daughter-in-law, Renee Sikkema; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mable Sommers, Nancy Sommers; Brother-in-law, Earl Iseler and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to Faith Hospice for the care given to Charles at Fountain View Assisted Living of Coopersville. In Keeping with his wish cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A. M. on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St. Coopersville, MI 49404, with Pastor Todd Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in Rock Falls Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. at the Throop Funeral Home and Friday, October 27, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 A. M. The family asks attendees to refrain from using perfumes. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Condolences for the family may be left on Charles guestbook at www. throopfh. com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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Alice Cook

Jul 19, 1931 - Oct 15, 2023

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Coopersville, MI

Alice Arlene Cook, age 92, of Coopersville, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2023. She was born in Shelby, MI to the late John and Gertrude (Folkema) Dykstra, in addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Cook; sons, Milton, Harvey Jr. and Jeffery; brothers, Enoch Dykstra, Wilber Dykstra and Gerald Dykstra; sisters-in-law, Molly Dykstra and Donna Dykstra; brothers-in-law, Ted Broere and Arthur McGinnis. Alice will be deeply missed by her children, Gary Cook and Anita (Robert) Hegner; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; siblings, Mamie Teske, Donna McGinnis, Carl (Linda) Dykstra, Gerda Systma, Shirley (Doug) Zwyghuizen, John Dykstra, Allen (Gloria) Dykstra, Helen Broere, Virginia (Roger) Dykhuis, Linda (Alvin) Longiliere, Louise (Paul) Bronner; sisters-in-law, Grace Dykstra, Phyllis Dykstra and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wish cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A. M. Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Ottawa Center Chapel, 8991 Leonard St, Coopersville, MI 49404, with Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Burial will take place in Grand Haven Twp. Cemetery. A luncheon after the service will be held for a continued time of fellowship with the family. Condolences for the family may be left on Alice’s guestbook at www. throopfh. com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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