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He served in the military during World War II. He owned Fulton Heights Foods in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty DeYoung; and his sister, Marge Bigelow. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy DeYoung ’73 (Ronald ’72) Hager; sons, Robert (Jayne) DeYoung, Jr. ’78 and Rick (Kelli) DeYoung; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Jacqueline VanHeest ’52) DeYoung ’52; and several nieces and nephews, including Donald DeYoung ’78, Kevin DeYoung ’80 and Bonnie DeYoung-Smith ’82. George Dykstra ’43 of Pompton Lakes, N.J., died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. He was 91. He served in World War II as a lieutenant on a Landing Ship Tank, commanding landings of supplies and troops during D-Day. He was the principal at Wesley D. Tisdale School for 24 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Wells ’50 Dykstra; and siblings, Francis Dykstra, Harold Dykstra, and Carolyn Kohlman. Survivors include his children, Tom (Mary) Dykstra ’77, and Jill (Jim) Laux; two grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Dorothy) Dykstra; and sister-in-law, Mayneen Jellema ’45 Dykstra. Jack Fischer ’63 of Butler Township, Ohio, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. He was 70. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1967. He was an investment officer with Huntington National Bank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Fischer; and his parents. Survivors include his sister, Anna Marie Fischer ’67 (Keith) VanZoeren ’64; children, Ross (Allison Copp) Fischer, Christine (Frank) Back, Kelly (John) Maqsud; five grandchildren; and nieces, Mary Van Zoeren ’91 (David ’91) Veldink, Sarah VanZoeren ’94 and Rachel VanZoeren ’98 (Jack) Beckman. Genevieve Seeley ’51 Folkert of Addison, Mich., died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. She was 85. She served as a pastor’s wife in several churches in Iowa and Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Folkert ’49; her sister, Virginia Hendricks; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Folkert ’40 Boers. Survivors include her children, Susan (William) Trebilcock, Philip (Jeannine) Folkert, Sally (David) Frautschi, Polly (Raymond) Kowalka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Margery Rudolph; and brother-in-law, Irvin (Hulda Rigterink’41) Folkert. Gerrit Hook ’57 of LaPorte, Ind., died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was a cement finisher for 40 years, working with his brothers. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Hook; and sons, Thomas Hook, Albert Hook, Jon Hook ’86, Matthew Hook, and Samuel Hook. David Huff ’55 of West Haven, Conn., died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at age 79, after having been seriously ill for a number of years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Survivors include daughters, a son-in-law and five grandchildren, as well as his brother, Richard Huff ’52. Ruth Joldersma ’46 of Canton, Ohio, died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. She was 86. Survivors include her sister, Janet Joldersma ’49 Maystrik. Carl Kleis ’54 of Warminster, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He was 80. He was the pastor of North and Southampton Reformed Church for 36 years. After retirement, he was a pastoral associate at Old First Reformed Church in Philadelphia, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Studdiford ’53 Kleis; siblings, John Kleis ’44 and Paul Kleis ’48; and nephew, Michael Berry ’70. Survivors include his daughters, Gretchen (Robert) Dunlop and Nancy Kleis; two grandsons; his sisters, Myra Berry ’45 and Glennyce Kleis ’56 (Ivan) Moerman; sister-in-law, Lois Rameau ’50 Kleis; and many nieces and nephews, including John (Joanne Gerritsen ’72) Kleis ’67, Lynn Berry ’78 (Scott Hoover) VanLente, Judy Kleis ’94, Mary Kleis ’68 (Dallas) Shaw, Steven (Nancy Burke ’72) Berry ’72, Jilda Berry ’76 (William ’76) TeWinkle, Glennyce Russcher ’79 (Michael) Grindstaff, and Joel (Karen Smith ’84) Russcher ’81. Lawrence Lamb ’46 of Holland, Mich., died on Tuesday, Jan. 29. 2013. He was 88. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot, flying C-47s. He co-owned Lamb Auto and Industrial Supply. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Parsons ’46 Lamb; and a son, Larry Lamb. Survivors include his sons, Ross (Leesa) Lamb ’77 and Fred (Denise) Lamb; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Lois) Lamb ’54; and several nieces and nephews. Louise Edwards ’46 Lowande of New Brunswick, N .J., died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2013. She was 90. She was a secretary at Kingston School. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lowande. Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Kay and Karen Lowande Ben Salha; son-in-law, Souheil Ben Salha; and several nieces and nephews. Helga Sawitzky ’46 Lucius of Mesa, Ariz., died on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. She was 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lucius ’44. Survivors include her son, John (Sue Anne) Lucius II ’71. William Frederick Oettle ’67 of Newark, Del., died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He was 68. He was a hardware development project manager for GE Healthcare prior to his retirement in 2010. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Deborah Resler; brother, Kenneth (Roberta) Oettle; mother-and father-in-law, Jane (Charles) Resler; brother-in-law, David (Susie) Resler and Mike (Erin) Resler; sister-in-law, Sandy Myers; and nieces and nephews. Elisabeth Oosterhouse ’07 of Portland Ore., formerly of Byron Center, Mich., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. She was 28. She was a service representative for the Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert (Gladys) Feltz. Survivors include her parents, David (Rhoda) Oosterhouse; sisters and brothers, Whitney Oosterhouse, Audrey (Jon) Byxbe, Charles Oosterhouse, Julie Oosterhouse, and Jonny Oosterhouse; grandparents, John (Arlene) Oosterhouse; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Richard Proos ’54 of Kalamazoo, Mich., died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was 80. He was a co-founder of Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services PC as an emergency room physician. He later transitioned back into family practice prior to retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Christensen Proos; son-in-law, Craig Melvin; and brother, Roger Proos. Survivors include his two daughters, Kim Proos ’79 Melvin and Terri Proos ’81 (Lee) Garner; and five grandchildren. Ronald Rosenberg Sr. ’51 of Holland, Mich., died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was 88. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had worked for Haworth. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, John Rosenberg, William Rosenberg, Herman Rosenberg, and Jane Dirksen. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen Rosenberg, children, Ron Rosenberg and David (Beth) Rosenberg ’89; three grandchildren; sisters, Helen Young and Betty Basler; and nephews and nieces. Evelyn Jannenga ’50 Schmidt of Holland, Mich., died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. She was 83. She was a church leader, a teacher, an artist, an organizer and a genealogist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Schmidt; and son, Jim Schmidt ’76. June 2012 April 2013 29

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