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Brian Cherry

Dec 03, 1968 - Dec 02, 2023

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Grand Rapids, MI

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Keith Cherry, affectionately known to many as Wubby or T-Rex, who departed on December 2, 2023, just one day shy of his 55th birthday. Born on December 3, 1968 in Lincolnton, North Carolina, Brian was a man of many virtues, known for his compassionate heart, his clever mind, his lighthearted humor, and his genuine love for those close to him. Brian lived a life that was deeply rooted in the values of family, community, and the s...Read More

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Kendall Alan Reimink

Jan 24, 1960 - Jan 31, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Kendall Alan Reimink, age 64, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at home. He was born on January 24, 1960, in Fremont, MI, to Floyd and Marilyn (Dirkse) Reimink. Kendall graduated from Grand Haven High School, Class of 1978, and worked at Hutchinson’s in Grand Rapids for many years. He had an interest in music, which he was very passionate about, and even published his own music. Kendall also loved writing and artwork and enjoyed making sculptures. He was known as a private, but easy-going kind of guy, who will be greatly missed. Kendall is remembered and survived by his three brothers: Tim (Lauri), Kevin (Lisa), and Steve (Patty) Reimink; his niece and nephew, Katie and Jamie Reimink; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his best friend, Joe Yancharas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas Reimink (2018). A Memorial Service for Kendall will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Klaassen Family Funeral Home, with Pastor John Nyitray officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 1st, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

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Joanne M. Ayotte

Sep 03, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Lynn A. DeMoss

Dec 25, 1934 - Feb 25, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Dinah Lee Doloway

May 11, 1958 - Feb 20, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Dinah Lee Doloway, affectionately known as Dinah, graced this world with her loving and adventurous spirit, born on May 11, 1958, in Norfolk, VA. On February 20, 2024, Dinah passed away peacefully in Grand Rapids, MI, after a courageous battle against cancer. The daughter of the late James Doloway and Gloria LaDue, Dinah was a beacon of light in the lives of her family. She is survived by her devoted sons, Shawn (Catherine), and remembered with love her son Chris, who preceded her in death. Dinah was a cherished sister to Deb (Phil), Judy, and Jill, and a supportive sister to her brothers James and Tim. Her warm presence will be sorely missed by her many nieces and nephews. A proud graduate of her local high school, Dinah spent many years mastering her craft as an electronics assembler. Her commitment to her community shone through her active volunteering for events and charities, including Laugh Fest and Art Prize. Dinah's zest for life was evident to all who knew her. She thrived in the beauty of the outdoors and was passionate about capturing life's moments through her photography. Her love for music was shared at countless concerts alongside family and friends. An avid sports enthusiast, Dinah never missed a chance to cheer for the Red Wings and U of M football, showcasing her undying team spirit. Dinah's legacy is one of pure joy and friendship. Those who knew her remember a woman who loved to laugh and play, who was always ready for the next adventure, and who possessed a rare ability to make every person she met feel like the most important person in the world. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Dinah certainly embraced life's journey, and though her own path has reached its end, the memories created, and the love shared will continue to inspire all who were privileged to know her. There will be a celebration of life for Dinah Doloway, this Friday from 4-7 at the Douglas Walker Park Pavilion. Please come any time and share your favorite memories as we celebrate the life she lived with those she loved. To to the family or in memory of Dinah Doloway, please

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Brenda VandeVoort

Jun 23, 1969 - Feb 23, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Brenda VandeVoort, age 54, passed away peacefully on Friday February 23, 2024. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Matthew VandeVoort. She will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Carl and Jane Wainer; sisters Laura (Brian) Brecker, Jennifer (Jim) Beke; mother-in-law Caryl VandeVoort; father-in-law Lewis VandeVoort; her sisters-in-laws Heidi (Taek-Hyeon) Nam, Beth VandeVoort; and several nieces and nephews. Brenda was born prematurely and as a result had Cerebral Palsy. She was a strong and determined individual who didn’t let her disability and health problems stop her from accomplishing what she wanted. She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids Community College, and Davenport University. She was an advocate for youth who were struggling in life and also with disabilities. She also volunteered, while she was able, at Spectrum Health Fuller Long Term Care Facility, where she was a resident for the last 10 years. Brenda will be remembered for her love of her husband, her cats (Ray-Ray, Licorice, and Gum Drop), and her big smile and dimples. She also enjoyed the art classes at Fuller and was known for her intricate and detailed coloring of posters. We would like to thank those who cared/helped her: her care team from Hospice of Michigan, staff at Fuller, and Heidi Swieringa. Per Brenda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A time to visit with Brenda’s family to celebrate her life will be held at Memorial Alternatives on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 2pm to 4pm. To to the family or in memory of Brenda Vande Voort, please

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Kenneth Albert Homrich

Jun 10, 1930 - Feb 24, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Kenneth Albert Homrich, age 93, passed away February 24, 2024. Kenneth was a loving, kind, caring and generous husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict as a military policeman. He was employed as a Diesel Machinist with C&O Railroad for over 30 years, retiring in 1986. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (2017); son, Steven (2006); and grandson, Brandon (2017). He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Cynthia) Homrich of Rockford; David (Maureen) Homrich of Kentwood; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving Kenneth, were his two sisters, Ruth Pawloski and Shirley Warner, and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was a devout Catholic who practiced his faith daily, and he will be dearly missed. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Bishop Hills Elder Care, (where he resided since early 2022), Corewell Health Home-Based Primary Care, and Corewell Health Hospice teams. Respecting his final wishes there will be no funeral service, and he will be laid to rest beside his dear wife at Resurrection Cemetery. 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” To to the family or in memory of Kenneth A. Homrich, please

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Jenna Louise Boot

Sep 12, 1977 - Feb 15, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

On this late winter morning Jenna Louise Boot departed from her home in Grand Rapids to rejoin the universe-at-large, leaving behind her beloved mate, Bryan Yonker, her mother, Gay Stockton, all of her other family members, a number of friends, neighbors, clients, and her employers and co-workers at Enchanted Gardener LLC. Jenna’s life passions were best expressed in her gardening and cooking skills. Possessor of an extraordinary green thumb, Jenna loved rescuing plants in distress and restoring them to thriving life. She loved propagating food, flowers and beauty. She coaxed seeds, shoots and cuttings to take root and grow, and then set them out into planters and gardens along with a touch of her own particular artistic whimsey. A gifted supertaster, one of her greatest satisfactions was in growing, preserving and preparing deliciously seasoned food, turning out enough to share with people in her orbit. Those who knew and worked with Jenna remember her dry, quirky sense of humor, her creativity, resourcefulness, drive, and her remarkable strength. She is and will be deeply missed by us all. A celebration of Jenna’s life will be announced by the family at a later date. To to the family or in memory of Jenna Boot, please

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Haydn James Johnson

Nov 13, 1996 - Feb 24, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Haydn James Johnson age 27 of Grand Rapids formerly of Owosso passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at St. Mary's Trinity Hospital-Grand Rapids.Further arrangements will be announced by Nelson-House Funeral Home.

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Kevin Dean Billiau

Dec 08, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Kevin Dean Billiau went to his heavenly home on February 23, 2024, at the age of 64 due to complications following open heart surgery at the Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Born on December 8, 1959, in Royal Oak, MI, Kevin was the second of three brothers. His family lived in several locations in Michigan during his childhood, but most of his formative years were spent in Whitehall. During this time, Kevin was dedicated to Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Later in life, Kevin was also among the 400 Eagle scouts that honored President Gerald R. Ford during his funeral ceremony in Grand Rapids. Kevin graduated from Whitehall High School (1978) and Ferris State University (1983).After graduating from college, Kevin worked as a computer programmer in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Grand Rapids where his motto was “work smarter, not harder.” Though his day job was computer programming, his true passion was umpiring fastpitch softball. In his 40+ year career, Kevin umpired at all levels of fastpitch softball: men’s and women’s youth, amateur, high school, college, and professional softball. Kevin’s proudest achievements as an on-field umpire include his USA Softball Elite Umpire Status (2011), his induction into the National Indicator Fraternity (1997), and his induction into the USA Softball of Michigan Hall of Fame (2017).In addition to his contributions on the field, Kevin committed his life to developing and mentoring other umpires and promoting the game of softball. Kevin was a key member of the District 7 Umpires Association which serves softball umpires in the Greater Grand Rapids Area. Kevin worked tirelessly to develop young umpires, sharing his knowledge with countless others and providing opportunities for them to advance in the ranks. Kevin also served as a steward of the game in his capacity as an umpire assignor, umpire-in-chief, and tournament director, perhaps most notably as the director of the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida.Kevin and Ruth Ann Nap were married in 1989. In 1999 and 2003, Kevin and Ruth traveled to South Korea where they adopted their two children, Seth and Jordyn Billiau. With the family complete, Kevin quit his job as a computer programmer and became a full-time dad. Kevin attended countless sports games, theater productions, speech tournaments, choir concerts, and graduations as the kids grew up.Above all, Kevin committed his life to Jesus. Kevin and his family have also been members of Sunshine Community Church for the past 20 years. Kevin was a deacon at Sunshine and participated in many church activities including Men’s Bible Study and several small groups. His favorite Bible verse was Joshua 1:9.Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Dean Billiau and his mother, Gwen Billiau. He is survived by his wife Ruth Billiau, his son Seth Billiau, and his daughter Jordyn Billiau. He is also survived by his brothers Steve Billiau (Sue) and Doug Billiau (Dawn), sister-in-law Mary Hottovy (Mike), brother-in-law Alan Nap (Sandy), and several nieces and nephews.Kevin’s family would like to thank Dr. Jorgelina de Sanctis, Dr. Matthew Gale, Dr. Tomasz Timek, and the rest of Kevin’s care teams at the Butterworth Hospital, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, and the Meijer Heart Center. Words cannot express our gratitude for the excellent level of care that Kevin received throughout his life.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. The family will welcome guests one hour prior to the start of the service and during a luncheon from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association, Grand Rapids Christian Schools, or another cause that is meaningful to you.

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Norbert Peter Tesmer

Jul 29, 1934 - Feb 20, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Norbert (“Norb”) Peter Tesmer, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly from Cleveland, Ohio, entered the gates of heaven on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Claudia Ann (Barnhard) Tesmer of 66 years. Norb was born on July 29, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Leo and Irene (Szymanski) Tesmer. He met his beloved Claudia, his “goofy girl,” at the young age of 22, and the two were married shortly after. Despite his professional success and innumerable personal strengths, Norb considered his loving marriage to Claudia and the three daughters they shared his greatest accomplishment. Norb was the MacGyver of his generation, with an uncanny ability to solve any matter and fix any issue. After racing cars in his youth, he entered the United States Army, where he honed a knack for electronics. After a tour in the Army, Norb landed a customer engineering job working on early computers at IBM, a role that, even at that time, typically required specialized training or education but was offered to Norb for his exceptional aptitude and potential. Norb rose through the ranks of IBM management, and, like his favorite Cleveland Browns player, Jim Brown, later retired from his profession at the top of his game. Among Norb’s numerous interests, he enjoyed building model airplanes, fishing, restoring cars and boats, fixing anything he could get his hands on, watching Cleveland baseball, crafting heirlooms for his cherished daughters and grandchildren, and, perhaps most of all, traveling the world with the love of his life and very best friend Claudia. Besides the devoted husband and life partner of Claudia (deceased), Norb was the brother to Grace (deceased); father to Deborah (Doug) Kampe, Roberta Bosch, and Cynthia (Paul) Upchurch; Papa to Brittany (Nick) Haanan, Max Nanzig, Abigael Bosch, Mac Bosch, Stephanie Upchurch, and Eric Upchurch; and great-grandfather to Andrea Haanan. Norb was a reliable, honest, and generous man, and he will be forever loved, missed, and remembered by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date. To to the family or in memory of Norbert Peter Tesmer, please

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