September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mr. Paul D. Kleynenberg, age 66, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was born in Grand Rapids to Arthur and Jane (DeWeerd) Kleynenberg. Paul was a Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam. He was a third generation water well driller and he owned and operated Paul Kleynenberg Wells for almost 40 years. Paul also enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips to the UP. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Richard (Patricia) Kleynenberg, Robert (Judy) Kleynenberg; sister, Donna (Phil) Stockton; daughter-in-law, Kari Kleynenberg; grandsons, Samuel and Eli Kleynenberg. Paul was preceded in death by his son, Curtis Kleynenberg. There will be private memorial service at a later date. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Unit 1 Blue. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford


September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mrs. Polly A. Bomers, age 93, went home to her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 10, 2013. She was born in Grand Rapids to Robert and Nellie (Van Prooyen) Weed. She married the late Robert A. Bomers December 10, 1938. She is survived by her children, Jan “Buster” (Susan) Bomers, Sally Ann (James) Teeman, Anne Zanella, Robert D. (Gay) Bomers; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Polly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert A.; son-in-law, John Zanella; and great-grandson, Dylan. The memorial service will be 1 PM Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Pederson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in Polly’s name to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford


September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mr. Ilya Vasilevich Volkov, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Ilya is survived by his loving wife, Nina; children, Vladimir (Lydmila) Volkov, and Aleksei “Alex” Volkov; grandson, Jegor; sister, Valja Krapivinskaja. Ilya was a good father and husband, and was always there to lend his helping hand. He proudly served his country in the VDV Airborne Troops, of which he also retired. Funeral Service for Mr. Volkov will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 11 am at St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church, 40 National NW, Grand Rapids. Relatives and friends may greet the Volkov family on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr., Belmont with a Panachida Service at 7:30pm. To share a memory, photo or to sign the family’s online guest book, please visit Stegenga Funeral Chapel, Belmont 616-866-7200

Elizabeth LaVonne Gillette

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

(Comstock Park) – Mrs. Elizabeth LaVonne Gillette, age 94 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She is survived by her children, Richard and Gloria DeJonge, Mark and Janet Gillette, Gary and Jamie Gillette, and Faith Gillette; grandchildren, Julie Shellhouse, Janelle Stutzman, Keith DeJonge, Teri Van Dusen, Stacy Beene, Spencer Gillette, and Aubrey Gillette; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Cody Shellhouse, Joshua and Vivian Stutzman, Tayden & Josiah Beene, and Brady Van Dusen; brother, Michael “Dominique” Olree; brothers-in-law, Bob (Ruth) Gillette, Roger (Lauren) Gillette. Mrs. Gillette was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 2009. A Celebration of Elizabeth’s Life was held on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at Alpine Baptist Church, 692 7 Mile Rd NW, Comstock Park with Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment in Rosedale Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice or Alpine Baptist Church Cheer Committee. To share a memory or photo, or to sign the family’s guest book, please visit Stegenga Funeral Chapel 616-866-7200

Raymond “Ray” Edward Feringa

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Raymond “Ray” Edward Feringa, age 76, passed away August 10, 2013.  He was born in Grand Rapids to Chester and Nellie (Maskowzis) Feringa on October 15, 1936.  He married Patsy DeCator on August 8, 1964 and they enjoyed 49 years together. Ray was a surveyor for the Kent County Road Commission for 43 years, retiring in 1998.  He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and gardening.  Ray was also an artist, who took pleasure in sketching as well as carving canes and walking sticks.  Ray is survived by his wife, Patsy; children, Brian (Michele) Feringa and Lynn White; grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer (Cory), Molly (Zach), Hunter, Andrew, and Rebecca (John); and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  father and mother in law, Max and Dorothy DeCator. A private funeral service has been held at the wishes of the Feringa family. Pederson Funeral Home

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