Donald Spykerman


June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Coudray Mrs. Alice Coudray, age 94, of Lowell passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mrs. Coudray is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Olga Boos of Rockford, and Barbara and Larry Walls of Florida; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lydia Gullo and her husband, Robert of Staten Island, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services for Mrs. Coudray will be held at Courtland Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Cook Mr. Alan David Cook, age 49, of Cedar Springs passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a 1980 graduate of Rockford High School and studied building trades at Grand Rapids Junior College. Throughout his life, Alan worked for several local contractors and was a past member of Iron Workers union as a welder. He lived life to the fullest and loved outdoor activities, music, operating construction equipment, and was dedicated to hard work. Alan is survived by his children, Kristin and Pvt. 1st Class Chris Barrett of Ft. Hood, Texas, Elizabeth Bonafacio of Zeeland; grandchildren, Grace, Jude and Jovante; his parents, David and Helen (nee Powell) Cook of Rockford; sisters, Susan and Tom Ambrose of Dade City, Fla., Darcy and Thom Rosely of Rockford; nephew, Thommy; and a very special friend, Theresa Burlingame, and grandchildren Taylor, Beau and Cameron of Cedar Springs. Honoring Alan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The memorial service for Alan was Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Pederson Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Meyers officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to God’s Kitchen or North Kent Community Services. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Leys Mark Jason Leys embarked on his crossroads on Sunday, June 12, 2011. He had a brief hard-fought battle against Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) for the past six months. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Naesha; parents, Carroll and Delores Leys of Rockford; siblings, Pam and Lester Cooke, Dan and Mary Leys, Mike and Kari Leys, Gordon and Linda Leys, Shane Buitendyk; nieces and nephews, Michelle Ellsworth, Jeff Ellsworth, Joseph Ellsworth, Breanna and Brendan Leys, Abigail and Nathanial Leys; many dear friends. In December 2010, […]