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Mary Genovese

Nov 22, 1930 - Dec 03, 2023

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Grand Rapids, MI

Mary (Ferrante) Genovese died peacefully Sunday, December 3rd 2023 at her home surrounded by family. Born November 22, 1930, Mary was the eldest child of Salvatore and Stella Ferrante of Grand Rapids, MI. Mary grew up in Grand Rapids and attended Jefferson Elementary School and South High School. As a teenager she had fun working as a soda jerk, perfecting her milkshakes, malts and floats. She met the love of her life, Jack Genovese, at a family party where he was a guest of one of her cousins. ...Read More

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Owen Pruiksma

Jan 01, 1955 - Feb 22, 2018

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Grand Rapids, MI

Owen Pruiksma, age 63, passed into the arms of his Savior in the late evening of Thursday, February 22nd.The breadth of Owen’s community of friends and family is truly immense, and he loved them all dearly.Owen was captivating. He was deeply passionate about his work as a medical social worker, and it was his great honor and pleasure to serve and advocate for his patients.Owen was truly a man of superlatives. He was the most loving. The most kind. The most gentle. The biggest heart. The biggest presence in the room. The best listener. The quickest smile. The worst “dad jokes.”Owen’s memory will be treasured by all who knew him, but most of all by his loving wife Shelley; daughters Renee Davis and her wife Stacy, Anna Benson and her husband Brian, and Kacie Pruiksma and her wife Hayley Kenyon; his grandchildren, his true joy: Zoey Benson, Reese Benson, Wesley Benson, and Nella Davis; sisters Sandi (Bill) Crago, Sue (John) Roeda, Linda (Len) Oppelaar, Pat Pruiksma, and brother Jamie (Kristen) Pruiksma; his parents-in-law Paul and Judy Baar; brother-in-law Steve (Julie) Baar and sister-in-law Sheryl (Randy) Moon; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Harold and Grace Pruiksma.A visitation will be held at Zaagman Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 27th from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. A funeral service will be held at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, February 28th at 11AM.Owen had a deep heart for the suffering and a passion for social justice. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made on his behalf to AYA Youth Collective or World Renew.

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Dorothy Dykstra

Jan 22, 1924 - Feb 17, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Dorothy Dykstra, age 100, of Grand Rapids, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Her gift to the world was to selflessly serve others, which was evident in her daily works. Dorothy’s strong faith allowed her to see the good in every situation even when it is tough. Living through WWII, immigrating to a country where she knew no one and didn’t speak the language, and living through the isolating COVID times were only a few of the obstacles Dorothy faced during her century of life. But through it all, she still found joy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; son, Harry Dykstra; daughter-in-law, Kris Dykstra; sisters (and their spouse), Pietsje (Jan) Feenstra, Alie (Willem) van der Bij, Durkje (Johannes) Hager; and brothers, Sjirk van der Linde and Harmen van der Linde. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jerry Dykstra, Richard (Paula) Dykstra, Stan Dykstra; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister (and spouse), Aagje (Reimer) Stelowagen; sister-in-law, Ingeltsje (van der Linde) van der Meulen; many nieces and nephews that reside in Europe and the US, including Gerrit (Anke) Dijkstra; and close friends, the Stelpstras, who are more like family than friends. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at MKD Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11 am. A private burial will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to contribute a memorial to the Holland Home Resident Assistant Fund ( ) can do so online or in person.

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Dorothy Dykstra

Jan 22, 1924 - Feb 17, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

Dorothy Dykstra, age 100, of Grand Rapids, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Her gift to the world was to selflessly serve others, which was evident in her daily works. Dorothy’s strong faith allowed her to see the good in every situation even when it is tough. Living through WWII, immigrating to a country where she knew no one and didn’t speak the language, and living through the isolating COVID times were only a few of the obstacles Dorothy faced during her century of life. But through it all, she still found joy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; son, Harry Dykstra; daughter-in-law, Kris Dykstra; sisters (and their spouse), Pietsje (Jan) Feenstra, Alie (Willem) van der Bij, Durkje (Johannes) Hager; and brothers, Sjirk van der Linde and Harmen van der Linde. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jerry Dykstra, Richard (Paula) Dykstra, Stan Dykstra; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister (and spouse), Aagje (Reimer) Stelowagen; sister-in-law, Ingeltsje (van der Linde) van der Meulen; many nieces and nephews that reside in Europe and the US, including Gerrit (Anke) Dijkstra; and close friends, the Stelpstras, who are more like family than friends. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at MKD Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11 am. A private burial will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to contribute a memorial to the Holland Home Resident Assistant Fund ( ) can do so online or in person.

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Ginny Walsh

Jun 24, 1947 - Feb 15, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Ginny Walsh, 76 years old of Grand Rapids Mi. peacefully passed away at home on Feb. 15, after a terrifying fight with cancer Ginny was a devoted mother of 2 sons, Rob and Jay Miller and loving caretaker to her 2 fur babies. She enjoyed her annual trips to St Thomas until the hurricane took down the hotel. Ginny enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, playing cards and games and laughing out loud. She lived life to the fullest. She was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Garnet Hindenach and her sister Laura. She is survived by her two favorite brothers, Steve (Jean) Hindenach, Tim (Denise) Hindenach, brother Dan and sister Ellie. There will be no memorial service. Her body was donated to MSU for research. There will be a Celebration of life at a later date. Ginny is sadly missed by all who knew and loved her."

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Lore Jane Davison

Feb 29, 1964 - Feb 14, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Lore Jane Davison, 59, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on February 14, 2024, in Grand Rapids. She was born on February 29, 1964, in Grand Rapids. A loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Lore will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She brought joy and warmth to the lives of those around her with her kind heart and gentle spirit. Lore is survived by her beloved friend, Gerald Smith. She will be remembered for her unwavering love and devotion to her family, as well as her dedication to her community. In honor of Lore\u0027s life, a private memorial service will be held for immediate family and close friends. Please join us in celebrating her life and cherishing the memories we shared with her. May her soul rest in peace."

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Raymond Scott Bacon

Nov 01, 1941 - Feb 08, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Raymond Scott Bacon age 82 of Grand Rapids went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday February 8, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Marjorie Bacon, his sister Nancy DeBruine, brother Richard Bacon and infant brother Ralph Jr., sister-in-law Nancy Dunneback Bacon. Ray was a loving caregiver to his parents and grandparents for many years. Ray is survived by his brothers Ronald and Rolland “Russ” Bacon; sister Virginia and husband Tom Dewey; brother-in-law Alvin DeBruine; many nieces and nephews. Ray went to Comstock Park High School. He graduated in 1959. While going to Comstock Park High he worked at PigPen Restaurant on Alpine. His uncle and aunt, Paul and Vivian owned it. After that he went to Grand Rapids Junior College for 2 years. Ray went in to factory auto to work. He became quality manager for McInerney Spring and Wire, MSW Inc. and RAND Inc. In his spare time he was score keeper for West Catholic High School Baseball Team for over almost 50 years. He will always be remembered for his stock of bubble gum! Ray helped restring many baseball gloves for his players. The funeral service will be held Saturday February 24 at 11:00 am at the funeral home where his family will receive visitors one hour prior. Interment will take place at Pinegrove Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday February 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Catholic Baseball Team."

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Patricia Ann Stepanovich (Peters)

Feb 20, 1932 - Feb 13, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Mrs. Patricia Ann Stepanovich (Peters) age 91 of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 13, 2024. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Gerald E. “Jerry” Stepanovich Sr.; her sisters Shirley Galka and Marilyn Rosenzweig, and her brother Richard Peters. She will be deeply missed by her children Thomas (Sue) Stepanovich, Cathy Ritsema, Theresa (James) Arsulowicz, Steve (Karen) Stepanovich, and Gerald Stepanovich Jr.; fourteen grandchildren: Luke (Denise), Matthew (Gretchen) and Tommy (Anna) Stepanovich, Christopher (Becky) and Rob (Stacey) Goodwin, Brooke Ritsema, Jim (Lyndsie), Jason (Elyse) Arsulowicz, Melissa (Mark) Radlinski, Justin (Corinne) Arsulowicz, Diana (Ryan) Brechting, Jeff (Bryanna), Owen (Brooke) Stepanovich, Noah Stepanovich; twenty five great grandchildren; brother-in-law Dave (Norma) Stepanovich; sister-in-law Dolores Lovell; many nieces and nephews. Pat will be lovingly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, trips to the casino but most of all, her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00 am at Holy Spirit Church where Pat will repose one hour before the Mass. Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW where the Rosary will be prayed Monday at 7:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Spirit Educational Foundation."

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Louis G. Nadai

Jan 22, 1955 - Feb 15, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Louis G. Nadai passed away after a lengthy illness on February 15, 2024, in Grand Rapids, MI, at the age of 69. Born on January 22, 1955, Lou was raised in a vibrant Hungarian-American household in Cleveland, OH. After earning a degree in architecture from the University of Detroit, Lou built a successful career as an independent contractor. Over the next 40\u0026#43; years, he became known for his meticulous craftsmanship and innovative concepts, most notably showcased in the family homes he designed and built single-handedly—a testament to his talent, determination, and vision. His knowledge of all things mechanical and love for all things artistic were passed on to his three sons—fine-tuning cars and motorcycles, designing and building living spaces, and appreciating creativity in all its forms. Lou is survived by his wife, Laura; their children Nick (Lindsay) of Kent City, MI, Joe (Lauren) of Cheyenne, WY, and Matt of New York, NY; grandchildren Adrian, Mallory, and Morgan; siblings Valerie, John, and Laura; and many loving and supportive sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lajos and Laura. Lou’s many labors of love as a father, husband, and builder will long be remembered by those whose lives he touched. A private memorial service for Lou has already been held, but those wanting to honor his life may consider making a contribution to the National Endowment for the Arts."

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Kenneth H. Morgan

Aug 23, 1945 - Feb 14, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Kenneth H. Morgan, age 78 of Grand Rapids, entered into eternal life Wednesday February 14, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents Sally Stewman and Henry Morgan, and his siblings Leroy Morgan, Bernard Morgan and Richard Morgan. Surviving are: his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth; his children Ken Morgan and Michelle (Brian) Wheaton; his grandchildren Ryan Morgan and Joshua Wheaton; his great granddaughter Khloe Wheaton; his brother Gary (Janice) Morgan; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law David (Myrna) Merrill, Richard (Karen) Merrill, Jane Suddieth, Pat Merrill; and many nieces and nephews. Ken retired from GM after working for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid hunter. He loved his mustang that he would take to car shows. Ken will be deeply missed by all. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday February 19 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, where his family will receive visitors one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Interim Hospice. A special thanks to the Amber, Ebone, Elena and the other staff at Interim Hospice for their care and compassion."

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Daniel Mark Holmquist

Aug 25, 1958 - Feb 10, 2024

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Grand Rapids, MI

"Daniel Mark Holmquist age 65 of Grand Rapids passed away on Saturday February 10, 2024 after an eleven year battle with cancer. He now rejoins his parents Marie and Gale Holmquist; his sister Eileen Hoover; his nephew Mark DeWinter. Surviving are his siblings Bill and Jean Holmquist, Tom and Janet Holmquist, Jim and Lonnie Holmquist, Joanne and Charles DeWinter; his brother-in-law Tom Hoover; several nieces and nephews. He graduated in 1976 from Cedar Springs High School, he then went on to graduate from the Ferris State University School of Pharmacy. He then proceeded to work as a pharmacist with Rite Aid for over 30 years. Dan was an avid bicyclist, cycling trails around Michigan and as far away as Florida. He also enjoyed skiing, living and golfing at Thousand Oaks and spending time with his family. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 11:00 am at St. Alphonsus Church. The family will receive visitors at the church one hour before the Mass. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance wmmba.org or the Kent County Parks Foundation kcpf.org."

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