Gold Star Deaths (surnames A-D)

of Christian Reformed Church Members in North America

1941-1973

compiled by Susan Potter and Richard H. Harms, 2001

 

 

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These data come from a lists compiled by the Young Calvinist and placed in Heritage Hall, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The goal of these lists was to include the deaths of all church members in military services. The data are not complete. If you have additional (or corrected) information or additional entries email it to us and we will add it to future versions of this page.

Note: For the sake of consistency, we have use 'United States Air Force' for the entire war period, rather than 'United States Army Air Corps.'  This list is in five parts, surnames beginning A-D, E-K, L-R, S-U and V-Y.

Achterhoff, James Louis - S 1/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  07/13/1920.  Entered service:  01/08/1943
       
Death:  09/09/1943, Mediterranean; place of burial:  Salerno, Italy
       
Parents:  Achterhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
       
Home:  Rock Valley, IA; Church:  Rock Valley, IA Christian Reformed Church

Alberts, Earl C. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  04/02/1924.  Entered service:  13/10/1944
       
Death:  05/31/1945, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines; place of burial:  Mindanao,
        Philippines
       
Parents:  Alberts, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Home:  Grundy Center, IA; Church:  Lincoln Center, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1945, p. 14

Albrecht, Edwin G. - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  02/28/1921.  Entered service:  02/06/1943
       
Death:  05/23/1945, Luzon, Philippines; place of burial:  Luzon, Philippines
       
Spouse:  Albrecht, June - children:  John Edwin
        Parents:  Albrecht, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur

       
Church:  Zutphen, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1945, p. 17

Alderink, James N. - Sp/4 United States Army
       
Birth:  04/06/1948.  Entered service:  02/06/1968
       
Death:  10/22/1968, Korea; place of burial:  Wharton, NJ
       
Spouse:  Alderink, Carol Jean - children:  Tammy, Christine
        Parents:  Alderink, Mr. and Mrs. John J.

       
Church:  Hope, Grandville, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1969, p. 26

Andriese, Henry - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  02/23/1918.  Entered service:  11/1940
       
Death:  08/16/1941, San Jose, CA; place of burial:  Oakland, CA
       
Parents:  Andriese, J.
       
Home:  Alameda, CA; Church:  Alameda, CA Christian Reformed Church

Andringa, Clarence - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  08/19/1915.  Entered service:  06/15/1941
       
Death:  04/08/1943, Africa; place of burial:  Africa
       
Parents:  Andringa, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
       
Church:  Sanborn, IA Christian Reformed Church

Antonides, Jim - Cpl Royal Netherlands Forces
       
Death:  11/15/1944, The Netherlands
        Home:  Sarnia, ON; Church:  Sarnia, ON Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 19

Aten, Darwin E. - Lt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/26/1921.  Entered service:  03/1943
       
Death:  07/23/1944, Texas; place of burial:  Manton, MI
       
Parents:  Aten, Henry and Ruby
       
Church:  Arlene, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1944, p. 17

Baartman, Herbert - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  04/01/1927.  Entered service:  02/27/1946
       
Death:  04/07/1946, Fort Lewis, WA; place of burial:  Rock Valley, IA
       
Parents:  Baartman, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
       
Home:  Rock Valley, IA; Church:  Rock Valley, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1946, p. 20

Baas, Henry Ray - 2nd Lt United States Army
        Death:  07/15/1950, Korea; place of burial:  Arlington National Cemetery
        Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Baas
        Home:  Oskaloosa, IA

Baas, Jay S. - Lt United States Air Force
        Birth:  1924
        Death:  01/01/1945, Germany
        Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Baas
        Home:  Oskaloosa, IA

Baas, John Jr. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  06/11/1915.  Entered service:  05/13/1943
       
Death:  06/22/1944, France
        Parents:  Baas, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Sibley, IA; Church:  Sibley, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1944, p. 13

Baker, Harold A. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  1914
        Death:  01/13/1945, Belgium
        Parents:  Baker, Arthur

       
Church:  Prospect Street, Passaic, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1945, p. 14

Baker, John W. - Sgt United States Air Force
       
Death:  07/05/1945, Atlantic Ocean
        Spouse:  Baker, Mrs. John W.
        Church:  Madison Avenue, Paterson, NJ Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 20

Balda, Albert J. - Pvt United States Army
       
Death:  10/13, France; place of burial:  France
       
Church:  Oak Harbor, WA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Batts, Herman Philip - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  06/06/1944
       
Death:  05/12/1945, Okinawa; place of burial:  Okinawa
       
Parents:  Batts, Martin and Anna
       
Home:  Detroit, MI; Church:  Detroit, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1945, p. 15

Batts, Martin Jr. - Major United States Army
       
Birth:  03/21/1908.  Entered service:  07/27/1942
       
Death:  07/08/1944, Battle Creek, MI; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Spouse:  Batts, Melania R.
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Sherman Street, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1944, p. 12

Berens, Howard - Pfc United States Army
       
Entered service:  09/14/1943
       
Death:  06/02/1944, Italy; place of burial:  Italy
       
Parents:  Berens, Mr. and Mrs. Herman H.
       
Church:  Drenthe, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1945, p. 17

Beukema, Herman - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  04/24/1918.  Entered service:  03/11/1942
       
Death:  02/18/1944, San Francisco, CA; place of burial:  Chicago, IL
       
Spouse:  Beukema, Mrs. Herman
        Parents:  Smit, Mrs. Henry

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL Christian Reformed
        Church

Beukema, Kenneth J. - S 2/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  02/19/1927.  Entered service:  02/19/1945
       
Death:  09/1945, Pacific on board USS Indianapolis
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Calvary, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 20

Beukema, Lawrence - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Entered service:  1942
       
Death:  02/10/1944, England
        Spouse:  Konyndyk, Jean
        Parents:  Beukema, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:   Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1944, p. 22

Beukema, Richard
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Los Angeles, CA
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Blacquiere, Henry J. - Pfc United States Army
       
Entered service:  02/24/1943
       
Death:  03/21/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Hamm, Luxemburg
        Parents:  Blacquiere, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  9th Street, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946 p. 15

Blauwkamp, Arlyn J. - Sp/4 United States Army
       
Birth:  06/04/1947.  Entered service:  09/1966
       
Death:  01/12/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Borculo, MI
       
Parents:  Blauwkamp, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Zeeland, MI; Church:  Borculo, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1968, p. 32

Blauwkamp, Simon - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  11/11/1916.  Entered service:  03/20/1941
       
Death:  02/24/1944, Anzio Beachhead, Italy; place of burial:  Anzio, Italy
       
Parents:  Blauwkamp, Johanna
       
Church:  Borculo, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 20

Bliek, Abe J. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  01/17/1923.  Entered service:  02/02/1943
       
Death:  01/10/1945, Belgium; place of burial:  Belgium
       
Parents:  Bliek, Rev. Abraham and Marie (nee Noteboom)
       
Church:  Chandler, MN Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 18

Bode, John Henry - Cpl United States Air Force
       
Birth:  06/06/1923.  Entered service:  04/09/1943
       
Death:  04/20/1944, Mediterranean Area; place of burial:  At Sea
       
Spouse:  Tebben, Celia - children:  Sheila Joan
        Parents:  Bode, Mrs. R. C.

       
Home:  Austinville, IA; Church:  Austinville, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1945, p. 22

Boersma, John Arthur - Cpl United States Air Force
       
Birth:  08/28/1925.  Entered service:  11/25/1943
       
Death:  03/05/1945, English Channel
        Parents:  Boersma, Mr. and Mrs. Neil

       
Church:  Fourth Roseland Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1946, p. 16

Boeskool, Donald - Mo. MM 2/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  06/09/1921.  Entered service:  09/21/1942
       
Death:  07/18/1943, Rendova Island; place of burial:  At Sea
       
Parents:  Boeskool, Albert and Grace
       
Home:  Fremont, MI; Church:  Second Fremont, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1944, p. 23

Boomsma, Roger A. - Pvt United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  03/24/1949.  Entered service:  09/28/1967
       
Death:  04/13/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Rose Hills Memorial Park
       
Parents:  Boomsma, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
       
Home:  Arcadia, CA; Church:  Arcadia, CA Christian Reformed Church

Boonstra, Richard - Cpl United States Army
       
Entered service:  01/1941
       
Death:  08/07/1943, Sicily
        Church:  Fourth Paterson, NJ Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1943, p. 27

Borgman, Andrew - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  01/07/1920.  Entered service:  01/06/1942
       
Death:  04/12/1943, North Africa
        Parents:  Borgman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  Second Englewood, Chicago, IL Christian
        Reformed Church

Borgman, Hubert - Seaman United States Navy
       
Birth:  05/17/1924.  Entered service:  01/06/1942
       
Death:  07/06/1942, North Atlantic Ocean; place of burial:  North Atlantic Ocean
       
Parents:  Borgman, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Church:  Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church

Borgman, Jerry - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  05/04.  Entered service:  06/13/1944
       
Death:  12/23/1944, Luxembourg; place of burial:  Luxembourg
       
Spouse:  Borgman, Muriel
        Church:  16th Street, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 20

Borgman, Marvin E. - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/18/1918.  Entered service:  09/15/1940
       
Death:  12/11/1944, Leyte; place of burial:  Leyte
       
Parents:  Borgman, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 19

Bos, Harvey - Lt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  01/11/1921.  Entered service:  01/30/1943
       
Death:  01/07/1945, India/China
        Spouse:  Honholt, Gertrude M.
        Parents:  Bos, Reynold and Fay

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Franklin Street, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1946, p. 12

Bosch, Henry - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  12/28/1916.  Entered service:  01/11/1944
       
Death:  09/01/1944, France; place of burial:  Bosch, Mrs. Anthony
       
Spouse:  Alderink, Alberta
        Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  Niekerk, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Bouma, Henry - S/Sgt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  03/30/1922.  Entered service:  09/30/1942
       
Death:  12/31/1944, Germany              
        Parents:  Bouma, Mr. and Mrs. Henry

       
Home:  Ripon, CA; Church:  Ripon, CA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 16

Bouman, William - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  11/04/1943
       
Death:  12/08/1944, European War Theater; place of burial:  European War Theater
       
Spouse:  Boelema, Lena - children:  John William
        Parents:  Bouman, Mrs. John

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Grandville Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Bout, Wilfred - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/07/1951.  Entered service:  08/1969
       
Death:  02/01/1971, San Antonio, TX; place of burial:  Grandville, MI
       
Parents:  Schut, Marianne
       
Church:  Beverly, Wyoming, MI Christian Reformed Church

Boven, Gerald - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  05/08/1919.  Entered service:  06/02/1942
       
Death:  07/11/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Boven, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
       
Church:  Prosper, Falmouth, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1944, p. 17

Bowens, Howard - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  08/21/1924.  Entered service:  03/15/1943
       
Death:  06/06/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Bowens, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Lodi, NJ; Church:  Lodi, NJ Christian Reformed Church

Brink, Leslie Gerald - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  03/14/1923.  Entered service:  08/10/1944
       
Death:  02/24/1945, near Saarbrucken, Germany
        Parents:  Brink, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
        Church:  Edgerton, MN Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1945, p. 14

Brinks, Kenneth Lee - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  11/16/1947.  Entered service:  11/30/1967
       
Death:  05/12/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Lucas, MI
       
Parents:  Brinks, Mr. and Mrs.  Bert B.
       
Home:  Cadillac, MI; Church:  Cadillac, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1969, p. 29

Brinks, Willard H. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  03/16/1918.  Entered service:  04/21/1941
       
Death:  11/22/1942, New Guinea; place of burial:  New Guinea
       
Parents:  Brinks, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Sherman Street, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church

Brondyke, Jay Edwin - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  08/12/1925.  Entered service:  12/21/1943
       
Death:  07/30/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Brondyke, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
       
Church:  Bethany, Muskegon, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 20

Brons, Bernard - Lt United States Army
       
Entered service:  09/1942
       
Death:  01/08/1945, Battle of the Bulge
        Spouse:  Brons, Mrs. Bernard
        Parents:  Brons, Mr. and Mrs. S.

       
Church:  Second Paterson, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 20

Bronsema, Ralph - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  01/20/1912.  Entered service:  04/16/1941
       
Death:  12/15/1944, Leyte; place of burial:  Leyte
       
Parents:  Bronsema, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Church:  Cutlerville, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 18

Brown, Arthur Eugene - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  12/13/1927.  Entered service:  04/04/1946
       
Death:  11/23/1946, Washington, DC; place of burial:  Muskegon, MI
       
Parents:  Brown, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Church:  Bethany, Muskegon, Mi Christian Reformed Church

Bruining, Henry E. - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  03/10/1917.  Entered service:  09/29/1941
       
Death:  04/08/1943, Tunisia; place of burial:  Tunisia
       
Parents:  Bruining, Ebele and Clara (Meyer)
       
Church:  Lodi, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  June 1943, p.22

Bruinsma, Abe - Pte Canadian Army
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Lacombe, Alberta
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Buckles, Alan Andrew - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  05/20/1922.  Entered service:  11/06/1942
       
Death:  05/11/1945, Mindanao, Philippines; place of burial:  Davao City,
        Mindanao, Philippines
       
Parents:  Buckles, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Corsica, SD; Church:  Corsica, SD Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1945, p. 14

Buffinga, Donald John - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  01/24/1923.  Entered service:  01/15/1943
       
Death:  07/16/1944, France
        Parents:  Buffinga, Mrs. Henrietta J.

       
Church:  Coldbrook, Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1945, p. 15

Buikema, Jacob - T/Sgt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  10/19/1924.  Entered service:  04/05/1943
       
Death:  05/05/1945, England; place of burial:  England
       
Parents:  Buikema, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  First Chicago, IL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1945, p. 14, May 1946, p. 18

Buist, Gerald Robert - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  09/03/1924.  Entered service:  03/23/1943
       
Death:  10/02/1944, The Netherlands; place of burial:  Molenhoek, The Netherlands
       
Parents:  Buist, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Coldbrook, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 19

Buiten, Van Edwin - Cpl United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  09/04/1944.  Entered service:  08/1962
       
Death:  02/29/1964, California; place of burial:  Fairlawn, NJ
       
Parents:  Buiten, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
       
Home:  Hawthorne, NJ; Church:  First Paterson, NJ Christian Reformed Church

Buteyn, William E. - Pvt. United States Army
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Alto, WI

       
Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Buursma, David - 1st Lt United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  04/19/1944.  Entered service:  10/1966
       
Death:  02/09/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Holland, MI
       
Parents:  Buursma, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  Central Avenue, Holland, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1968, p. 26

Christians, John  Wesley - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/05/1921.  Entered service:  09/30/1942
       
Death:  01/14/1943, Ft. Eustis, VA; place of burial:  Edgerton, MN
       
Parents:  Christians, Chris and Hattie (Eekhoff)
       
Home:  Edgerton, MN; Church:  First Edgerton, MN Christian Reformed Church

Cole, Jerry R. - Pvt United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  12/18/1948.  Entered service:  06/1948
       
Death:  01/28/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Muskegon, MI
       
Spouse:  Boerman, Kristi
        Parents:  Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Achel

       
Home:  Muskegon, MI; Church:  Green Ridge, Muskegon, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1969, p. 26

De Haan, Henry - Pvt United States Army
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

De Jong, John T. - Pfc United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  09/30/1919.  Entered service:  10/1942
       
Death:  06/29/1944, Pacific Theater; place of burial:  Not Known
       
Parents:  De Jong, Mr. and Mrs. Teake
       
Church:  Everett, WA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1944, p. 22

De Jonge, Raymond - Pfc United States Army
       
Entered service:  11/1942
       
Death:  10/1944, Leyte
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Grandville Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 19

De Leeuw, Cornelius - Cpl United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  01/08/1922.  Entered service:  03/24/1942
       
Death:  11/17/1943, Near Bouganville; place of burial:  Unknown
       
Parents:  De Leeuw, Wisse and  Dena
       
Home:  Lodi, NJ; Church:  Lodi, NJ Christian Reformed Church

De Vries, Albert - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  05/11.  Entered service:  11/14/1942
       
Death:  01/01/1945, Samar Island; place of burial:  Samar Island
       
Parents:  De Vries, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Wayland, MI; Church:  Moline,  MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 19, Jan 1946, p. 16

De Vries, Dennis Leroy - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  12/12/1943.  Entered service:  05/25/1966
       
Death:  05/15/1967, Korea; place of burial:  Hudsonville, MI
       
Parents:  De Vries, Mr. William
       
Home:  Hudsonville, MI; Church:  First Hudsonville, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1967, p. 33

De Vries, Glen A. - MM 4 United States Navy
       
Birth:  07/19/1948.  Entered service:  03/20/1968
       
Death:  05/08/1971, Lake Moultrie, South Carolina; place of burial:  Byron Center, MI
       
Parents:  DeVries, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C.
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Calvary, Wyoming, MI Christian Reformed
        Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1971, p. 26

De Vries, John - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  02/11/1944
       
Death:  11/20/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  De Vries, Mr. and  Mrs. John
       
Home:  Kalamazoo, MI; Church:  Second Kalamazoo, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

De Vries, Raymond J. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  12/26/1919.  Entered service:  10/15/1941
       
Death:  12/29/1944, Belgium; place of burial:  France
       
Spouse:  Kouw, Ruth - children:  Wayne Ray
        Parents:  De Vries, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  North Street, Zeeland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 18

De Vries, Robert E. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  10/10/1922.  Entered service:  04/04/1943
       
Death:  03/13/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Hamm, Luxembourg
       
Parents:  De Vries, Elizabeth
       
Home:  Muskegon, MI; Church:  Bethany, Muskegon, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 21

De Wit, John - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  01/16/1919.  Entered service:  09/12/1942
       
Death:  09/03/1944, Hines, IL; place of burial:  Willow Springs, IL
       
Spouse:  Hoven, Anne - children:  John Roger
        Parents:  De Wit, Mr. and Mrs. Melle

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  First Englewood, Chicago, IL Christian Reformed
        Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 16

De Young, Alfred - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  03/01/1909.  Entered service:  04/17/1941
       
Death:  04/29/1943, North African Area; place of burial:  North Africa
       
Parents:  De Young, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
       
Home:  Crookston, MN; Church:  Crookston, MN Christian Reformed Church

De Young, Elmer - Lt United States Army
       
Death:  06/25/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  De Young, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  9th Street, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 19

De Young, Peter - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  06/08/1944
       
Death:  02/17/1945, German Prison Camp
       
Parents:  De Young, Mr. and Mrs. Nick
       
Home:  Lucas, MI; Church:  Lucas, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1945, p. 14

De Zwaan, Stanley - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  06/28/1924.  Entered service:  01/27/1944
       
Death:  02/10/1945, Saeur River
        Parents:  De Zwaan, Mr. and Mrs.  Herman

       
Church:  East Saugatuck, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1946, p. 18

Decker, Allan G. - Lt United States Army
       
Birth:  06/16/1949.  Entered service:  09/1967
       
Death:  08/25/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Orlando, FL
       
Parents:  Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
       
Home:  Orlando, FL; Church:  Orlando, FL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1968, p. 28

Dekker, David Ross - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  11/07/1948.  Entered service:  09/16/1970
       
Death:  04/16/1971, Vietnam; place of burial:  Restlawn Memorial Park
       
Parents:  Dekker, Mr. and Mrs. John M.
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  LaGrave, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1971, p. 26

Dekker, Edward S. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  08/22/1925.  Entered service:  12/1943
       
Death:  10/15/1944, Germany; place of burial:   Germany
       
Parents:  Dekker, Rev. and Mrs. Henry
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  First Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed
        Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 19

Delger, Kort - Pfc United States Army
       
Death:  07/20/1944, New Guinea
        Church:  Kanawha, IA Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1945, p. 14

Deters, Howard - Pfc United States Army
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Reeman, MI
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Dice, Donald E. - Lt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  12/22/1923.  Entered service:
       
Death:  09/26/1944,; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Dise, Mr. and Mrs. James
       
Church:  LaGrave, Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 19

Diekema, Arnold - Sp/4 United States Army
       
Birth:  04/27/1947.  Entered service:  09/1967
       
Death:  11/23/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Grant, MI
       
Parents:  Diekema, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
       
Church:  Oakdale Park, Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1969, p. 26

Disselkoen, Donald - Cpl United States Army
       
Death:  06/05/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Lansing, IL
       
Parents:  Disselkoen, Theodore and Grace
       
Home:  Lansing, IL; Church:  Lansing, IL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1969, p. 27

Doezema, Frank - Sp/4 United States Army
       
Birth:  02/12/1948.  Entered service:  09/1966
       
Death:  01/31/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  East Marin, MI
       
Parents:  Doezema, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
       
Church:  East Martin, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1968, p. 26

Doezema, Richard - Sp/5C United States Army
       
Birth:  06/23/1947.  Entered service:  08/29/1966
       
Death:  01/26/1969, Fort Dix, NJ; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Doezema, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  East Paris, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1969, p. 27

Douma, Martin Jr. - 2nd Lt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  11/24/1920.  Entered service:  02/06/1943
       
Death:  02/25/1944, near Celje, Slovenia (Cilli, Yugoslavia); place of burial: Celje
       
      
Community Cemetery with six others of his B 24 crew - reburied 1949 in
       
       Washington Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI
       
Spouse:  Roest, Helen
        Parents:  Douma, Martin and Lena (nee Kloet)

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Alpine Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1945, p. 15

Dreesman, Clarence R. - T/5 United States Army
       
Birth:  03/11/1920.  Entered service:  09/06/1942
       
Death:  12/29/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Margraten, The Netherlands
       
Parents:  Dreesman, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
       
Home:  Holland, IA; Church:  Holland, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 19

Duisterhof, Helmert Johannes - Maj United States Army
       
Birth:  03/18/1901.  Entered service:  12/27/1940
       
Death:  Philippines
        Spouse:  Cornelia Duisterhof - children:  Gordon, Sallie, Bruce Helmert
        Home:  Delton, MI; Church:  Third Kalamazoo, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1946, p. 16

Dykema, Charles N. - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  04/06/1918.  Entered service:  04/1942
       
Death:  09/18/1944, Mount McKinley, AL
        Spouse:  Vander Molen, Effie; married 9/18/1943 - children:  one daughter born
        9/27/1944
        Parents:  Dykema, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas

       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  14th Street, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 18

Dykema, Donald - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  03/05/1911.  Entered service:  05/1942
       
Death:  07/31/1944, France
        Spouse:  Dykema, Mrs. Donald
        Parents:  Dykema, Mrs. John

       
Church:  First Denver, CO Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Dyksterhouse, Edward - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  10/1940
       
Death:  12/09/1944, Philippines
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Alpine Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 19

Dykstra, Leroy - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  07/12/1912.  Entered service:  07/1942
       
Death:  12/05/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Margraten, The Netherlands
        Parents:  Dykstra, Gerrit and Cornelia

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  First Englewood, Chicago, IL Christian Reformed
        Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1945, p. 20

More surnames:            A-D, E-K, L-R, S-U and V-Y.