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Hope College June 2013 : Page 28

Lori Brown ’02 Kemp and John Kemp, Kennedy Lauren, March 6, 2013. Jennifer Walvoord ’02 and Andrew Le, Katherine Ruth, April 24, 2013. Matthew Camp ’03 and Sheri Oppenhuizen ’04 Camp, Henry Wyatt, March 16, 2013. Kristen Beelen ’03 DeLange and Christopher DeLange, Autumn Elizabeth, March 4, 2013. James Grosse ’03 and Alison Fineout ’07 Grosse, Kellen MacGregor, March 9, 2013. Jeffrey Konfara ’03 and Lindsey Voelker ’03 Konfara, Andrew Michael and Isaac Edward, March 9, 2013. Joel Solomon ’03 and Avery Solomon, Owen Andrew, April 7, 2013. Nakisha Zwyghuizen ’04 DeJong and Eric DeJong, Taryn Raelle, Jan. 16, 2013. Jennifer Troke ’04 Neubert and Frederic Neubert, Hope Jeanine, March 5, 2013. Billy Norden ’04 and Mara Norden, Arie James, Jan. 12, 2013. Laura Nordheim ’04 Schleede and Matthew Schleede, Elise Louise, May 7, 2013. Elizabeth Foster ’04 Steenwyk and David Steenwyk, Patrick David, April 25, 2013. Anne Slaughter ’04 Stolz and Matthew Stolz ’04, Virginia Marie, May 7, 2013. Joshua Burkhour ’05 and Cortnee Burkhour, Stella Louise, Jan. 23, 2013. Megan Scholten ’05 Decker and Jason Decker, Cohen Jay, April 5, 2013. Kristine Umlauf ’05 Gough and Bryon Gough, Brecken Kyler, Jan. 12, 2013. Kelly Steeves ’05 Howes and Michael Howes ’05, Brady John, April 16, 2013. Emily Llewellyn ’06 Lauritzen and Steven Lauritzen, Clara Annabelle, Feb. 27, 2013. Amelia Wing ’05 Morgan and Kyle Morgan, Vera Ruthann, Jan. 29, 2013. Mandy Schafer ’05 Stephenson and Kim Stephenson, Alexander Duke, April 16, 2013. Jenny Slager ’06 Emlet and Jonathan Emlet, Nora Cathryn, Jan. 14, 2013. Peter Gillotte ’06 and Ally McLeod ’08 Gillotte, Benjamin Fredrick. Bethany Metters ’06 Stob and Kyle Stob ’06, Paisley Joann, Feb. 19, 2013. Amy Dalley ’07 Ball and Eric Ball ’07, Austin Eric and Landon Michael, Feb. 5, 2013. Jennifer Stults ’07 Dykema and Mark Dykema ’07, Charlotte Anne Marie, Oct. 29, 2011. Curt Gerbers ’07 and Jamie Klein ’07 Gerbers, Joel Reed, March 22, 2013. Laura Kawiecki ’07 Heneveld and Marc Heneveld, Lilya Jordan, April 1, 2013. Amanda Huck ’07 Lantz and Matthew Lantz, Levi Matthew, April 29, 2013. Joanna Leeman ’07 Rodriguez and Steven Rodriguez ’07, Caedmon Steven, Oct. 24, 2009, and Esther Catherine, May 10, 2012. Nicole Anaya ’08 Howell and Justin Howell, Jayden Cole, April 16, 2013. Karly Visser ’08 Leidig and Jonathan Leidig, Cora Jean, March 1, 2013. Jennifer Mastenbrook ’08 VanStrien and Kyle VanStrien, Addilynn Jayne, Feb. 15, 2013. Advanced Degrees Gary Hamilton ’92, Master of Business Administration with a specialization in healthcare management, Indiana Wesleyan University. He graduated magna cum laude . Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. in computer science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, April 2013. Elizabeth Martin ’05, Master of Science in occupational therapy, Western Michigan University, December 2012. Daniel Miller ’05, Master of Business Administration, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind., May 4, 2013. Brittany Berry ’08 Kukulski, Master of Business Administration, Benedictine University, May 2013. Rachel Van Hamersveld ’08 McBride, master’s in curriculum and instruction, Ferris State University, 2013. Meredith Praamsma ’08, Doctor of Philosophy in environmental health science, SUNY University of Albany, May 2013. Martha Precup ’08, Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Notre Dame, May 2013. Marissa Barkema ’09, J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, May 2013. Phillip Guajardo ’09, M.D., The Medical College of Wisconsin, May 17, 2013. Erika Bruinsma ’11, Master of Business Administration, Grand Valley State University’s Seidman Full Time Integrated MBA(FIMBA) accelerated 14-month inaugural program, August 2012. Kristen Garrison ’11, Master of Arts in conflict resolution, Georgetown University, May 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard Benedict; and son, Brendan Benedict. Survivors include her sons, Todd (Denise) Benedict, Jason Benedict, and Ian (Amber) Benedict; daughters, Shannon Benedict, Jana (Andre) Benedict-Karjohn, and Cara Benedict; two grandchildren; brothers, Jud VanWyk and Jim (Lisa) VanWyk ’82; sisters, Nancy (David) Phillips, Pat VanWyk ’73 (Jim) Bartlett, and Julie VanWyk ’77 (John ’78) Clough; and many nieces and nephews, including Lisa Bartlett ’00 Haworth and Robert Bartlett ’03. Dorothy Kruizenga ’51 Boelens of Green Valley, Ariz., and Spring Lake, Mich., died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was 83. Her career life started with working for her husband’s business, Boelens Electric, as the bookkeeper. She worked as a teller at Old Kent Bank and was the first director of women’s ministry at Christ Community Church. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Boelens; children, Mike Boelens ’72, Gregory (Mary) Boelens ’74, Cindy Boelens ’76 (Richard ’76) Hyde, and Kristin Boelens ’77 (David) Epplett; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard Kruizenga ’52; her brother-in-law, Herbert (Doris) Boelens; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Wendell “Dell” Boersma ’48 of Iowa City, Iowa, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was 88. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was a professor in the college of education at the University of Iowa for 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Christopher Weber. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Mensinger ’46 Boersma; three children, Nancy (Steve) Weber, Mark (Judy) Boersma, and Brian (Michelle) Boersma; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and three siblings, Vernon (Lois Hinkamp ’44) Boersma ’44, Philip (Julie) Boersma, and Connie Boersma ’53 (William ’51) Hinga. Annette Bratt ’66 of Grand Rapids, Mich., died on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was 95. She served nearly 15 years as chief clerk of the Ottawa County 58th District Court. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Anita Bratt; and many nieces and nephews. Mary Jane Dinkeloo ’44 Chandler of Holland, Mich., died on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was 90. She and her first husband, Alvin Borr, owned and operated Sullivan Borr Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Mich., until their retirement in 1982. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Borr ’42; her second husband, Robert Chandler; a son, Jeffrey Borr; and brother, John Dinkeloo ’40. Survivors include her sons, David Borr and Steven (Linda) Borr; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; stepchildren, including Jill Chandler ’83 Dovalis; and stepgrandchildren. Carol Kile Comeau ’46 of Bloomingburg, N.Y., died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was 88. She was a retired librarian for the Ramapo Catskill Library System in Middletown, N.Y., where she occasionally filled in for the bookmobile driver because she had a CDL license. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Comeau; and brother, Richard Kile. Survivors include her children, Patricia Canfield ’68 Crist, Barbara Canfield Madison, Timothy Canfield, Stephen Canfield, and Doris Canfield; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Robert Danhof ’47 of Holland, Mich., died on Friday, March 1, 2013. He was 87. He was a chief judge on the State Court of Appeals until his retirement in 1992. He was then appointed by Governor Engler to the Michigan Historical Commission, where he served 11 years as vice-chairman. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Danhof; and children, William (Nancy) Danhof, Kenneth (Judy) Danhof, Carol (Michael) Danhof and Brian (Karijn Nijhoff) Danhof. Allan Deitz ’62 of Guilderland, N.Y., died on Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was 72. He had many interests, including amateur ham radio, researching and documenting local history as well as family history, and exploring and educating others about Dutch barns. He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin (Gertrude) Deitz ’34. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Hesselink ’64 Deitz; daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Battaglioli, and Karen (David) Diligent; sister, Arlene Deitz ’65 (Jim) Clark; brother, Gerald (Janice) Deitz; four grandchildren; and one nephew. Doris Koskamp ’50 DeVette of Holland, Mich., died on Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was 84. She dedicated her life to volunteering her help to others in need. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Russ DeVette ’45, former Hope men’s basketball coach and professor of physical education. Survivors include her children, Christi DeVette ’72 (Glenn ’74) Hayden, Lynne (David) Bouvea, Joel (Crystal) DeVette ’78, Steven (Sheila) DeVette, Kurt (Jianna Smalley ’92) DeVette ’83, Lisa DeVette ’84 (Mark ’84) Werley;15 grandchildren, including Kirsten Werley ’06, Megan Werley ’07 (Adam ’07) Ringnalda, and Madison Werley ’14; one great-granddaughter; sister, Joyce Lubbers; in-laws, Marlene DeVette ’56 Dykstra, Becky DeVette and Kathy DeVette ’53 Bremer; and several nieces and nephews. Mary Dykema ’73 of Zeeland, Mich., died on Monday, April 1, 2013. She was 61. She taught mathematics and was a tennis coach at Hamilton High School. She received the “Hope for Humanity Award” from the Alumni H-Club at Hope College in 1992. Deaths The college is often privileged to receive additional information in celebration of the lives of members of the Hope community who have passed away. Please visit the expanded obituaries we have made available online if you wish to read more about those whose loss is noted in this issue. Larry Arends ’59 of Holland, Mich., d ied on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 75. He pastored the First Reformed Church of Alexander, Iowa, the Bethel Reformed Church of Bellflower, Calif., the Midland Reformed Church of Midland, Mich., and the New Life Community Church of Milwaukee, Wis. Survivors include his children, David Arends, Karen (Todd) Nykamp and Andre Arends; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Judy Miller, Arlene Arends ’64 (Bill) Waldorf, Joanne (Curtis) Kooy and Marcie (Don) Wheeler. Susan VanWyk ’68 Benedict of Newark, N.J., died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. She was 66. She taught English abroad in Japan and most recently was a tutor at the Midlakes Schools. 28 News News From From Hope Hope College College

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