Obituaries

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Eliseo Hernandez, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation today, Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. and a funeral service on Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. All will be held at Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services, 2694 Blanding Ave., Alameda.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

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Joe passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2014. He was loving and caring and will be remembered for always having a smile on his face. He was devoted to his church and even in his final years, he never missed going. He will be deeply missed by his family.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service today, Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4529 Howe St., Oakland.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to a Catholic Church of your choice.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

 

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Stan N. Hiemenga, age 62 went to be with his Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Stan was born in Alameda on July 29, 1952, to John (Jack) and Helen (Viss) Hiemenga. Stan moved to Grand Rapids, Mich. in 1970 to attend Calvin College; the school that his Great Uncle Rev. John Hiemenga was the first president of from 1919-1925.

Stan earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College and his masters of business adminstration from Seidman Graduate School at Grand Valley University in Allendale, Mich. During Stan’s time at Calvin College he met the love of his life, Judy Fanberg, in 1971 when Judy mistakenly found herself in the men’s television lounge.

Stan and Judy married on Aug. 24, 1974, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Era, Mich. They settled in Grand Rapids and had two children, Jennifer Lynn (Hiemenga) Pickel and David John Hiemenga.

Stan worked as a corporate auditor for Michigan National Bank and retired in the mid-1990s to have more freedom to attend his childrens’ many extra-curricular activities. There was little Stan loved more than to be at a sporting event rooting for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In 2009 Stan and Judy moved to Richmond, Va. for two years then returned to Grand Rapids to be nearer to their children and grand-children.

Stan had a fantastic sense of humor and a love for children, and children certainly had a love for him. It was never a bother for Stan to sit on the floor and play with the kids or take them into the yard for some sort of sports play.

He also had a great love for music and found great solace throughout his illnesses when he discovered Pandora Radio had a station entitled "Mercy Me" one of his favorite Christian groups. Listening to the promises of God’s love, grace and gift of redemption helped him deal with lengthy hospital stays and difficult treatments.

Regardless of his state of health Stan was always up for a vacation to Traverse City, Tenn., Florida or, his favorite, Mexico. He often said if he was going to feel miserable he might as well do it in a beautiful setting.

Stan is survived by his wife Judy (Fanberg) Hiemenga, daughter, Jen (Hiemenga) Pickel, son David Hiemenga, granddaughter Bayle Pickel, grandsons Taylor Hiemenga, Breckin Huizinga and Parker Hoffman, as well as by his mother Helen Hiemenga. He was preceded in death by his father John Hiemenga and brother John Hiemenga.

Arrangements made by Harris Funeral Home (www.harrisfhome.com) in Shelby, Mich. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at Brookside Christian Reformed Church on Kalamazoo SE in Grand Rapids.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that gifts be in the form of donations to Calvin College in Stan’s name.

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