Robert Greene

Robert Campbell Greene passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2022, at the age of 80, at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sherry Greene; children, Stephen (Emily), Sarah, and Michael (Evelise) and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am Friday, November 4, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Fr. Troy presiding.

Carolyn Madigan

Carolyn S. Madigan, age 81, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior in her home on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Madigan and her son, Patrick. She is survived by her children, Shannon (Michael) Cain, Sean (Annette) Madigan, Shane (Lois) Madigan, Michael Madigan, Sr. Felicity Marie Madigan, and Maureen (Paul) Leazier, and 10 wonderful grandchildren,

Visitation will be held 5-8pm Monday, October 24, 2022, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, with Rosary Service at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Troy Nevins presiding.

Robert Agents

Robert Estel Agents, age 75, of Byron Center, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Nancy (Mulrenan) Agents. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Mary Wood-Agents, children: Christopher (Samantha) Agents, Patrick (Yesica) Agents, and Jennifer (Steven) Tole, stepchildren: Jonathan (Brittany Bosscher-Wood) Wood and Christina (Jonathan) Baugher, and 13 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with visitation 45 minutes prior.

George Woons

George Woons, age 81 of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022. George is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Woons; children, George J. (Sandra) Woons Jr., Lisa (Bob) Dykstra, Brad (Kim) Woons; and his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 6-8pm Thursday, September 29, 2022, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, with a rosary at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00am Friday, September 30, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Scott Nolan presiding.

Richard “Dick” English

Richard English, age 95 of Grand Rapids, passed away September 19, 2022. Richard is survived by his wife of 69 years, Irene (Corsiglia) English; children, Bill (Betsi) English, Mary Jo (Ron) Benyo, Tom (Susan) English, Tim (Liz) English; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022, with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Fr. Rock Badgerow presiding.

Mary Lu and Donald Herzog

Herzog, Donald Joseph, age 89, passed peacefully on September 18, 2022. His dear, sweet wife Mary Lu Herzog passed away the following day on September 19th. They were both surrounded by their loving family. They will be deeply missed by their children, Jeannie (Bob) Dickey, Tom (Kate) Herzog, Kathleen (Pete) Geherin; and two loving granddaughters.

A Funeral mass for both Mary Lu and Donald will be November 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Funeral mass and Interment will be June 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire, Mi.

Joseph Abid

Joseph Albert Abid, age 84, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 25, 2022 while surrounded by his loving family. Joseph leaves behind and will be deeply missed by his wife of 51 years, Janet Abid and daughter Judith (Mark) and grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery and a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Richard Mulé

Richard F. Mulé, age 95, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Polizzi) Mulé. Richard will be dearly missed by his children: Joseph (Robin) Mulé; Mary Mulé; Vito Mulé; and John Mulé; grandsons: Andrew and Daniel Mulé; his sister, Catherine “Katie” Buzzitta; as well as many other family and friends.

A funeral mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Troy Nevins officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Leona Crabbs

Leona Crabbs, aged 92, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 at her home. Surviving are her children: Gregory (Nancy) Crabbs, Kimberly (Don) VandeWater, Steven (Sandi) Crabbs and James (Suzanne) Crabbs, and many grandchildren. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Crabbs.

The family will meet with friends and relatives on Thursday, July 21st from 7 to 9 PM at the Ofield Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 22nd at 11 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Margaret Elliott

Margaret G. “Marge” Elliott, age 83 of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday July 1, 2022 peacefully in the arms of our Lord with her family at her side.  Margaret is survived by her sisters Frances Elliott and Mary Winzer.

The Memorial Mass will take place Wednesday July 20 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where her family will receive visitors one hour prior to Mass.

Kenneth Merriss Jr.

Kenneth James Merriss Jr., age 77, of Grand Rapids, went to join his heavenly family on Sunday, April 24, 2022. He will be lovingly remembered by Shelley and Jeff Pratt, Courtney Merriss Prange and Kevin Prange, Justin and Christi Merriss and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Nolan presiding. Burial will be held at Fort Custer. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, and also Friday one hour prior to the service.

Virginia Sherwood

Virginia, age 97 went to her heavenly home on April 20, 2022. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob. Virginia leaves behind her loving family including, children, Bob (Mary) Sherwood, Tom Sherwood, Cynthia (Larry) Hatfield, Lisa (Bob) Manor and many loving grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 25, 2022, from 6-8pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00am Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with visitation at 10:30am. Rev. Leonard Sudlik, presiding. 

Josephine Thomas

Josephine Thomas passed away Friday, March 4th

Visitation

Sunday, March 06, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00PM

Zaagman Memorial Chapel
2800 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Funeral Mass

Monday, March 7th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church

Mary Knape

In the presence of God and her family, Mary Knape went to her heavenly home. She was predeceased by her loving husband of nearly 59 years, Dick Knape. Mary is survived by her loving children, Stephen G. Knape, Thomas and Shelley Knape, Richard S. Knape, Jr., Anne (Knape) Daniels, Mara (Knape) Hayes, Peter and Antoinette Knape, and Melissa (Knape) and Hank Bock. Also, she is survived by her many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held Monday February 21, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with a Rosary at 6:30 pm at O’Brien Gerst Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 22, at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior. 

Leo Nauer Jr.

Passed away February 8, 2022 at the age of 93. He married his beloved wife Iris Jozwiak on August 7, 1954 in Saginaw. She predeceased him in 2010.

A private family ceremony will be held at the Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw, Michigan.

Cynthia Wiest

Cynthia Wiest passed away February 14th. She was predeceased by her mother Betty Wiest. A visitation and memorial service was held at Arsulowicz Brothers Funeral Home on Monday, February 21st.

Yole Campbell

Yole Mary (Minciotti) Campbell passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus surrounded by her family on January 25, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Campbell; son, Dennis Campbell. She is survived by her family – Therese Campbell, Karen Deckrow, Kenneth (Jim) and Gloria Campbell, Steven Campbell and Patricia Morway, and Elizabeth (Betsy) & Brian Pangle and many wonderful grandchildren.

Rosary services will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with visitation following from 10-11 am, and Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 am. Rev. Troy Nevins presiding. 

Dr. William Passinault

Surrounded by his dear wife and loving family, William Joseph Passinault entered into eternal life on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Susan (Pettersch) Passinault, children: William Passinault, Jr. and Lisa Passinault, Stephen Passinault, David Passinault (Kathy), Thomas Passinault (Teresa), Joel Passinault (Michelle), James Passinault (Elizabeth), and seventeen precious grandchildren. 

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, the family will receive visitors from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm followed by the Rosary at 7:30 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church . There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 am followed by a luncheon at the IHM Parish Center. 

Donald Frozley

Donald Frozley, age 84, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Retha Frozley; children, Stephen (Carolyn) Frozley, Gregory (Alison) Frozley, Kirk (Lisa) Stull, Kraig (Cynthia) Stull, Karon Koepke, Dianna Hill; and 21 grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Troy Nevins, presiding.

Richard Koprowski

Richard Carl “Dick” Koprowski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at home in Allegan, Michigan at the age of 95. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Nella. He is survived by son Richard (Dianne) Koprowski and daughters Nancy (Scott) VanLeuwen, Diane (Gary) Berryhill, and Janet Butkiewicz, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial with military honors at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Family and friends can meet to share memories in the back of the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. 

Virginia Gengle

Virginia Gengle, age 98, passed away in peace on Monday, December 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by many loved ones, including her husband, Edward Gengle. Virginia is survived by her children Ginny (Jim) Czadzeck, George (Connie) Gengle, Bob (Barb) Gengle, Mike (Karen) Gengle, Trish (Rob) Robertson and many grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with visitation one hour prior with Fr. Troy Nevins presiding.

Robert Gregorski

Robert “Bob” Gregorski, 74, of Kentwood, a loving family man and educator, died November 20, 2021, surrounded by his family. Bob is survived by his spouse of 53 years, MaryLynn; and their children: Mike (Pam) Gregorski, Kate (Greg) Weigand and Paul (Stacy) Gregorski and grandchildren.

The family will greet visitors on December 28 from 12:00–3:00 and 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E., Kentwood. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on December 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, presided by Rev. Troy Nevins.

Xuong Van Vu (Grandpa Vu)

Xuong Vu (Vũ văn Xướng), 85 years old, of Grand Rapids, peacefully passed at home on
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 surrounded by his family. Xuong is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Khen, and his three daughters: Hoa (Minh), Dung-Thi, Kim-Anh and his two sons: Hong-Anh (Lang) and Van-Anh and many grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Tuesday, November 16th at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 pm (English- with a Rosary at 4:30 pm) and 5:00-6:30 pm (Vietnamese- with a Rosary at 6:30pm) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, An additional visitation will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Zaagman Memorial Chapel.

Carolyn Cappo

Carolyn Marie Cappo, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died on October 13, 2021, at age ninety-four. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Eugene and is survived by her six children: Mark, Amy Ruth, Jeffrey, Louis, Jonathan, and Eugene.

Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, on Friday, November 5, 2021. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon to follow.

Nancy Mangus

Nancy Lee Mangus, age 89 of Grand Rapids, died peacefully at her home on October 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ronald Frank Mangus. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Tony (Kim) Mangus, Donna (Vaughn) Shade, Carol (Robin) Dana, Mary Ann (Andy) Dietrich and many grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 AM Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Troy Nevins presiding.

Audrey Westdorp

Audrey Westdorp, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. She is survived by her sons Larry, Steve, Bob, Jim and Paul Westdorp; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 16, 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with Father Troy Nevins as celebrant. Visitation will be held at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel, on Wednesday, September 15, from 5 to 8 PM with a Rosary at 7:30 PM.

Brett Thomas Jelens

Brett Thomas Jelens, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family after on Monday, September 6, 2021. He is survived by his brother, Craig Jelens; sisters, Pam and Carla Jelens.

Private services will be held by the family with Fr. Troy Nevins presiding.

Dylan Thebo

Dylan Walter Thebo, age 3, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Dylan is survived and dearly missed by his mother, Katlyn Thebo; sister/best friend, Alaina.

A visitation for Dylan will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 5-8 pm with a Rosary at 7:30pm at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546. A funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Troy Nevins, will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Charles Rasmussen

Charles (Chuck) Rasmussen died on August 27th in Grand Rapids, MI. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley who he was married to for 61 years. Chuck leaves behind four daughters he would often refer to as “Charlies Angels”, Michelle, Stacey, Shari, and Shauna . He had 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Friday, September 3, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation will be held one-hour prior.  Rev. Troy Nevins, presiding.

Virginia Dykema

Virginia Mae Thouin Dykema, age 89, of Grand Rapids passed away on June 30, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven L. Dykema of 65 years and is survived by five children: Dr. Deborah L. Dykema (Mike Otis); Gregory J. Dykema (Karen); John E. Dykema (Michele Maly); Susan L. Dykema; and Mark S. Dykema (Nancy); and nine grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rev. Leonard Sudlik, presiding. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at church.

Geraldine Hogan

Geraldine Katherine (Minogue) Hogan, age 93, of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021. Gerry is survived by her husband of 65 years, Thomas E Hogan; her two daughters, Bridget (Dean) Hill, and Molly (Tom) Morris and four beloved grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Troy Nevins, presiding.

Mildred Konle

Mildred Konle died April 6, 2020. Mildred taught typing and shorthand at Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids for many years. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00 am.

Donna Muench

Donna Marie Muench (nee Valkier) died on May 1, 2021 at the age of 89. She is survived by her husband of 68 years John Phillip Muench, by her five children, Mary Jo Baisch (Edward), Laurie J. Muench (Julian Wesley), John P. Muench (Elizabeth Drumm), Margaret Learner, and Jeanne A. Wood (Charles) and grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM with Mass at 11:00 AM.

Robert Shepherd

Robert Shepherd III age 90 of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on April 20th, 2021. He will be deeply missed by his loving, devoted wife Irene, his loving, “favorite Nurse” daughter Debbie (Shepherd-Bates) and grandson’s.

A mass celebrating Bob’s life will take place Friday May 14th, 2021 at 11:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

Ardis Veneklase

Ardis Veneklase, age 93, of Grand Rapids. In the early morning hours of April 13, the angels came and took Ardis to her heavenly home. She is survived by her son, Brian Veneklase, and daughter, Sandy.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday, April 16, from 6-8PM, with a time of prayers and sharing starting at 7:30PM, at Zaagman Memorial Chapel (2800 Burton St. SE). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 14, at Immaculate Heart of Mary at 11AM with an hour of visitation prior to the mass.

Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 22, 2021. Eric is survived by his wife of 24 years, Katie; children, Annie, Libby, Teddy.

The family will meet with friends and relatives 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Thursday, March 25 at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, March 26th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with Fr. Troy Nevins presiding. (The Funeral mass will be live streamed via you tube: https://youtu.be/8ud8kBWZaf8) The family will receive visitors before mass from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Masks and social distancing will be practiced.

Deborah Ann Marie Nizinski

Deborah Nizinski went to be with the Lord on Monday March 15, 2021. She is survived by her husband Duane; her son Nathan Bouwkamp, and her daughter Melanie Bouwkamp.

The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. (The funeral mass will be livestreamed via you tube: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church) The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.

Donald Firlik

Donald Firlik passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Ann of 49 years; daughter, Jennifer Firlik (Jaeha Yo), son Matthew Firlik, and daughter Rebecca Firlik.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday, February 24, from 10-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Marian Geary

Marian Geary passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2021. She is survived by her children Patrick (Patricia) , Timothy (Alma) , Michael (Joan) , Sr. Maureen Geary, OP, , Sheila Geary, and Kevin Geary.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, at 11 am on Thursday, February 25, with visitation at the church beginning at 10 am (both in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions). The Mass will be livestreamed at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Facebook page.

Gerald Downer

Gerald Downer passed away, Sunday, February 7th, 2021. He is survived by his wife Norma Jean Downer and his children, Gary (Carol), Jeffrey (Sheryl), Karen Downer-Ricketts, and John Downer.

Funeral Services for immediate family will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Fr. Troy Nevins presiding.

Jane Muldoon

Jane Muldoon passed away, Saturday, February 6th, 2021. She is survived by her children Margaret, Catherine, Mary, Patricia, Judith, Elizabeth, Bridget, James (deceased), Thomas, Joseph and Jane.

Thursday, February 11th at 11:00 am, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Msgr. Duncan presiding.

Ante Galic

Ante passed away Sunday, January 24th, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-four years Slava; loving children Josip, Boris and Antonia (Tyler).

Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 am, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Fr. Troy Nevins presiding

William Zoller

Bill passed away on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Carole; his children Greg (Paula), Kristi (Patrick) Cooper, and Bethany Pham (Alex).

A Celebration of Life visitation and Mass will take place in the summer.