Raymond “Ray” Edward Feringa

  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, […]

William M. Schuyten

  William M. Schuyten, age 88, died on August 11, 2013 in the assurance that his sins are forgiven on the basis of the merit of Christ’s atoning sacrifice. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joan C. Schuyten. His survivors are his children (and their spouses) Henry and (Judy) […]

Shirley Ann Everhart

Mrs. Shirley Ann Everhart entered through Heavens gate on August 18, 2013.  She will be greatly missed by her husband Terence P. Everhart; children, Gary DeBruine, Michele Everhart Ross, Mike (Diane) Everhart, Cheryl (Brian) Pratt.  She adored all 9 of her grandchildren; Joy, Jenna, Tonya, Nick, Max, Logan, Kevin, Katie and Cody.  She is also […]

“The Moving Wall” Vietnam memorial comes to Sparta

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” […]

Charles “Chuck” Weldon

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Weldon, age 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 9, 2013.  He was a 1951 graduate of Comstock Park High School where he lettered in baseball. After high school, Chuck played semi-pro baseball with the Grand Rapids Carvers. He opened Chuck’s Cities Service Station (on West River […]