Gold Star Deaths (surnames V-Z)

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.

Van Andel, John - Ensign United States Navy
       
Birth:  12/24/1914.  Entered service:  05/07/1943
       
Death:  10/24/1944, At Sea
        Parents:  Van Andel, Mr. and Mrs. Michael

       
Church:  Ripon, CA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1946, p. 16

Van Baalen, Karel J. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  02/28/1924.  Entered service:  03/15/1943
       
Death:  09/15/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Van Baalen, Rev. and Mrs. J. K.
       
Home:  Mount Vernon, WA; Church:  Mount Vernon, WA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 19

Van Ballegooyan, Robert A. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  06/27/1944.  Entered service:  11/16/1966
       
Death:  10/14/1967, Vietnam; place of burial:  Hawarden, IA
       
Parents:  Van Ballegooyan, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
       
Home:  Hawarden, IA; Church:  Lebanon, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1968, p. 32

Van Beek, Chris N. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/29/1925.  Entered service:  06/20/1944
       
Death:  12/31/1944, Lutrebois, Belgium; place of burial:  Belgium
       
Parents:  Van Beek, Mr. Nick V.
       
Church:  Grant, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1945, p. 22

Van Beest, Henry - S 1/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  06/20/1920.  Entered service:  02/23/1941
       
Death:  12/20/1943, near Truk Island on board Japanese prisoner transport vessel
        Parents:  Van Beest, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Church:  Hospers, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1946, p. 18

Van Buiten, Edwin - Lt United States Army
       
Birth:  09/04/1944.  Entered service:  08/1962
       
Death:  02/29/1964, California; place of burial:  Fairlawn, NJ
       
Home:  Hawthorne, NJ; Church:  First Paterson, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1964, p. 20

Van Der Hyde, John - 1st Lt United States Army
       
Entered service:  09/15/1942
       
Death:  09/14/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Belgium
       
Parents:  Van Der Hyde, Mr. and Mrs. Garrett
       
Church:  First Denver, CO Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 18

Van Der Schelde, Peter - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  04/17/1921.  Entered service:  12/31/1942
       
Death:  09/27/1944, Biak, East Indies
        Spouse:  Van Der Schelde, Marie - children:  Joanne
        Parents:  Van Der Schelde, Mr. and Mrs. M.

       
Home:  Prospect Park, NJ; Church:  Prospect Park, NJ Christian Reformed Church

Van Diepenbos, George - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  07/15/1920.  Entered service:  07/17/1942
       
Death:  07/26/1944, France; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Van Diepenbos, Mr. and Mrs. George
       
Church:  Goshen, Indiana Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1944, p. 23

Van Doorne, John - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  06/26/1924.  Entered service:  05/03/1944
       
Death:  03/31/1945, Germany; place of burial:  St. Arnold, France
       
Parents:  Van Doorne, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Bethel, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946 p. 14

Van Duyn, Lawrence - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  12/04/1920.  Entered service:  12/27/1943
       
Death:  10/07/1944, Germany; place of burial:  France
       
Parents:  Van Duyn, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
       
Home:  Colton, SD; Church:  Colton, SD Christian Reformed Church

Van Duyn, William A. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  10/02/1918.  Entered service:  05/03/1944
       
Death:  12/03/1944, Luxembourg; place of burial:  Luxembourg
       
Spouse:  Van Duyn, Mahel J. - children:  Joyce Lynne
        Parents:  Van Duyn, William and Mattie

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Burton Heights, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946 p. 15

Van Ess, John - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  01/01/1922.  Entered service:  12/01/1942
       
Death:  12/31/1944, Belgium; place of burial:  Henri Chapelle, Belgium
       
Parents:  Van Ess, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Coldbrook, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1946, p. 16

Van Eyk, Melvin John - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  09/06/1917.  Entered service:  04/17/1941
       
Death:  08/30/1943
       
Spouse:  Bouwman, Ruth
        Parents:  Van Eyk, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Bethel, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1943, p. 27

Van Gelder, Charles - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  06/08/1923.  Entered service:  02/19/1943
       
Death:  07/24/1944, New Guinea; place of burial:  New Guinea
       
Parents:  Van Gelder, Mr. and Mrs. J.
       
Home:  Orange City, IA; Church:  Orange City, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 20

Van Ham, Harvey - Pvt United States Army
       
Entered service:  02/23/1943
       
Death:  02/05/1946, Italy
        Parents:  Van Ham, Mr. and Mrs. Henry

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Franklin Street, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946, p. 14

Van Heukelom, Henry - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  04/25/192.  Entered service:  10/26/1943
       
Death:  10/21/1944, Leyte Island; place of burial:  Leyte Island
       
Parents:  Van Heukelom, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
       
Home:  Hancock, MN; Church:  Hancock, MN Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Van Lant, Wayne G. - Sp/4 United States Army
       
Birth:  04/27/1946.  Entered service:  10/18/1965
       
Death:  07/31/1967, Vietnam; place of burial:  Artesia, CA
       
Parents:  Van Lant, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
       
Home:  Artesia, CA; Church:  First Artesia, CA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1967, p. 36

Van Loon, Alfred - MM 2/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  11/05/1921.  Entered service:  03/07/1944
       
Death:  04/01/1944, Great Lakes Naval Training Station; place of burial:  Lodi, NJ
       
Parents:  Van Loon, Peter and Mabel
       
Home:  Lodi, NJ; Church:  Lodi, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1944, p. 26

Van Maastricht, Herbert - Lt United States Marine Corps
       
Death:  05/30/1945, Southern Japan
        Spouse:  Youngquist, Georgena Cornell
        Parents:  Van Maastricht, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Muskegon, MI; Church:  First Muskegon, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1946, p. 18

Van Polen, Charles - S/Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  03/21/1919.  Entered service:  01/07/1942
       
Death:  10/15/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Henri Chapelle, Belgium
        Spouse:  Van Polen, Christine
        Parents:  Van Polen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert

       
Church:  Cutlerville, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 20

Van Schepen, William S. - Pfc United States Army
        Born: 1916
        Death:  1945
        Home:  Lafayette, IN; Church:  First Lafayette, IN Christian Reformed Church
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Van Setten, Anthony - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  08/15/1922.  Entered service:  09/25/1942
       
Death:  09/27/1944, The Netherlands; place of burial:  The Netherlands
       
Home:  Pella, IA; Church:  First Pella, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1946, p. 16

Van Stedum, Howard - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  09/16/1925.  Entered service:  12/08/1943
       
Death:  10/09/1944, France  
        Parents:  Van Stedum, Mr. and mrs. William

       
Church:  First Cicero, IL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 19

Van Tol, Gary Leon - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  08/29/1947.  Entered service:  11/15/1967
       
Death:  06/13/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Ripon, CA
       
Parents:  Van Tol, Mr. and Mrs. J. William
       
Home:  Ripon, CA; Church:  First, Ripon, CA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1968, p. 34

Van Tongeren, Timothy R. - Pvt United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  02/23/1949.  Entered service:  07/01/1968
       
Death:  04/21/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Rosedale Memorial Cemetery
       
Parents:  Van Tongeren, Mr. and Mrs. William L.
       
Church:  Trinity, Jenison, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1969, p. 29

Van Tubbergen, Thomas D. - United States Army
       
Birth:  07/04/1952.  Entered service:  10/10/1970
       
Death:  05/23/1972, Bedford, England; place of burial:  Holland, MI
       
Parents:  Tubbergen, Gerald and Doris
       
Home:  Holland MI; Church:  Park, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1972, p. 31

Van Veldhuizen, Cornie - S 1/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  09/06/1924.  Entered service:  01/25/1944
       
Death:  04/28/1945, Pacific Ocean on board USS Hamlin
        Parents:  Van Veldhuizen, Mr. and Mrs. Evert

       
Home:  Hospers, IA; Church:  Hospers, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1945, p. 14

Van Vossen, Robert - United States Air Force
       
Birth:  03/24/1944.  Entered service:  04/21/1967
       
Death:  09/23/1968, Hawaii
        Parents:  Van Vossen, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas

       
Home:  Cicero, IL; Church:  Warren Park, Cicero, IL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1968, p. 30, Dec. 1968, p. 2

Van Wyk, John Henry - Seaman United States Navy
       
Birth:  07/08/1942.  Entered service:  1963
       
Death:  08/24/1965, Hong Kong; place of burial:  Lughtan, IA
       
Spouse:  Witzenburg, Joann
        Parents:  Van Wyk, Laurens and Carrie

       
Home:  Otley, IA; Church:  Oskaloosa, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1965, p. 32

Van Wyk, Kenneth W. - S 2/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  07/27/1922.  Entered service:  09/1942
       
Death:  10/09/1945, Okinawa
        Spouse:  Rosendale, Marietta - children:  Judith, Kay, Eileen, Lynne

       
Parents:  Van Wyk, Mr. and Mrs. C.
       
Home:  Denver, CO; Church:  Second Denver, CO Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1946, p. 12

Van Wyk, Martin - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  10/13/1916.  Entered service:  04/05/1943
       
Death:  02/11/1945, Manila, Luzon, Philippines; place of burial:  Manila,
        Luzon, Philippines
       
Spouse:  De Haan, Helen
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Sherman Street, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1946, p. 16

Van Zwieten, John - Lt United States Army
       
Birth:  12/18/1915.  Entered service:  02/18/1941
       
Death:  05/23/1944, Anzio Beachhead, Italy; place of burial:  Anzio Beachhead, Italy
       
Parents:  Van Zwieten, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Church:  Second Cicero, IL Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1944, p. 8

Vande Vegte, Douglas L. - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  03/25/1947.  Entered service:  07/16/1968
       
Death:  04/05/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Wittier, CA
       
Parents:  Vande Vegte, Mr. and Mrs. Bert
       
Church:  Trinity, CA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1969, p. 29

Vanden Berg, Ronald J. - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  03/26/1947.  Entered service:  03/12/1968
       
Death:  03/03/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Spouse:  Vanden Berg, Sandra Lynn
        Parents:  Vanden Berg, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Faith, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1969, p. 26

Vanden Bosch, Clarence - Pfc United States Army
       
Entered service:  05/26/1944
       
Death:  03/03/1945, France
        Spouse:  Kragt, Irene
        Parents:  Vanden Bosch, Mr. and Mrs. John A.
        Church:  First Zeeland, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 18, Apr 1946, p. 12

Vanden Bosch, Dwaine W. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  01/17/1948.  Entered service:  08/17/1967
       
Death:  03/10/1968, Vietnam; place of burial:  Restlawn Memorial Park
       
Parents:  Vanden Bosch, Mr. and Mrs. G.
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  West Leonard, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1968, p. 27

Vanden Bosch, Gerald - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  06/23/1926.  Entered service:  08/24/1944
       
Death:  03/02/1945, near Serrig, Germany
        Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  South Olive, Holland MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1946, p. 16

Vandenacre, Howard D. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  11/18/1946.  Entered service:  09/1965
       
Death:  04/14/1967, Vietnam; place of burial:  Conrad, MT
       
Parents:  Vandenacre, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Conrad, MT; Church:  Conrad, MT Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1967, p. 29

Vandenberg, John Edward - Corpsman United States Navy
       
Birth:  06/19/1945.  Entered service:  08/19/1966
       
Death:  11/01/1969, Vietnam; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Vandenberg, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Harderwyk, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1970, p. 35

Vander Galien, Cornelius - Pvt United States Army
       
Death:  08/15/1944, Southern France; place of burial:  Southern France
       
Parents:  Vander Galien, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Home:  Randolph, WI; Church:  Second Randolph, WI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 18

Vander Kooi, William - Pfc United States Army
       
Death:  03/06/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Hamm, Luxemburg
        Parents:  Vander Kooi, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Church:  Hull, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946 p. 14

Vander Laan, Richard James - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  10/21/1943.  Entered service:  03/10/1945
       
Death:  03/10/1945, Manila, Philippines; place of burial:  Philippines
       
Parents:  Vander Laan, Henrietta
       
Home:  Grand Haven, MI; Church:  Second Grand Haven,  MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1946 p. 14

Vander Lugt, Cornelius - S/Sgt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  01/23/1925.  Entered service:  04/05/1943
       
Death:  02/10/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Neuville-Codrox, Belgium
       
Parents:  Vander Lugt, Mr. and Mrs. T.
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Oakdale Park, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 16

Vander Schelde, Peter - Sgt United States Army
       
Entered service:  12/31/1942
       
Death:  09/27/1944, Dutch East Indies
        Spouse:  Vander Schelde, Mrs. Peter - children:  one daughter
        Church:  Prospect Park, NJ Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 19

Vander Schoot, Gerrit - Sgt United States Air Force
       
Death:  04/18/1944, near Dunkirk, France
        Parents:  Vander Schoot, George

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  First Englewood, Chicago, IL Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sug 1946, p. 18

Vander Veer, Dick Richard - S 2/c United States Navy
       
Death:  11/16/1943, Off Savo Island
        Parents:  Vander Veer, Mr. and Mrs. K.

       
Church:  Sunnyside, WA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1946, p. 16

Vander Weele, Lester - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  01/1/1922.  Entered service:  06/1940
       
Death:  12/25/1948, New Guinea; place of burial:  New Guinea
       
Parents:  Verder Weele, Mr. and Mrs. John
       
Home:  Sheboygan, WI; Church:  Sheboygan, WI Christian Reformed Church

Vander Woude, Howard E. - Sgt United States Army
       
Entered service:  02/02/1942
       
Death:  04/05/1945, Germany
        Parents:  Vander Woude, Mr. and Mrs. E.

       
Home:  McBain, MI; Church:  Vogel Center, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Aug 1946, p. 18

Vanderburg, Elmer W. - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  06/16/1915.  Entered service:  06/18/1941
       
Death:  05/19/1942, Philippines; place of burial:  Lezon, Philippines
       
Parents:  Vanderberg, Mr. and Mrs. William
       
Home:  Holland, MN; Church:  Holland, MN Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1946, p. 16

Vanderlaan, John Howard - Lt United States Army
       
Birth:  09/22/1941.  Entered service:  08/1966
       
Death:  05/28/1968, Beeville, TX; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Vanderlaan, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
       
Home:  Caledonia, MI; Church:  Dutton, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1968, p. 27

Vandershoot, Gerrit - Sgt United States Army
       
Birth:  12/16/1916.  Entered service:  06/02/1942
       
Death:  04/18/1944, Dunkirk, France
        Parents:  Vanderschoot, George

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

VanSchepen, William S. - Pfc United States Army
       
Entered service:  03/02/1943
       
Death:  01/14/1945, Luxembourg
        Spouse:  Van Schepen, Lois
        Church:  Lafayette, IN Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 16

Velting, Jerry - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  10/02/1925.  Entered service:  05/03/1943
       
Death:  05/28/1944, Italy; place of burial:  Italy
       
Parents:  Velting, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  East Martin, Grand Rapids, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1944, p. 12

Ver Does, Matthew - T/5 United States Army
       
Birth:  01/16/1921.  Entered service:  10/19/1942
       
Death:  12/21/1944, Luxembourg; place of burial:  France
       
Spouse:  Ver Does, Mrs. Matthew
        Parents:  Ver Does, Mr. and Mrs. J.

       
Home:  Chicago, IL; Church:  Second Englewood, Chicago, IL Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1945, p. 18

Verhage, Perry - Lt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  11/03/1922.  Entered service:  02/1943
       
Death:  02/27/1945, Dutch East Indies
        Spouse:  Verhage, Mrs. Perry
        Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Dennis Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Apr 1946, p. 12

Verhoek, Naice - Cpl United States Army
       
Entered service:  03/20/1941
       
Death:  03/04/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Henri Chapelle, Belgium
        Parents:  Verhoek, Mr. and Mrs. Henry

       
Church:  Estelline, SD Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 17

Vermeer, Albert Gary - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  06/15/1925.  Entered service:  09/15/1943
       
Death:  09/27/1943, Camp Wheeler, GA; place of burial:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Vermeer, Mrs. Nellie
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI; Church:  Dennis Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
        Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1945, p. 22

Victoria, Harlis J. - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  10/05/1945.  Entered service:  10/13/1965
       
Death:  07/18/1966, Meade County, KY; place of burial:  Sheldon, IA
       
Parents:  Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
       
Home:  Sheldon, IA; Church:  First Sheldon, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Oct 1966, p. 32

Vigh, Alexander - Pvt United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  11/19/1946.  Entered service:  04/14/1966
       
Death:  12/19/1966, Vietnam; place of burial:  Woodlawn, Grand Rapids, MI
       
Parents:  Vigh, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
       
Home:  Grand Rapids, MI
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1967, p. 26

Visscher, Garret - Sgt United States Army
       
Entered service:  03/23/1941
       
Death:  10/30/1944, Italy; place of burial:  Italy
       
Church:  Second Kalamazoo, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Feb 1945, p. 22

Visser, Gaele - Pte Canadian Army
       
Birth:  08/29/1920.  Entered service:  10/1943
       
Death:  04/23/1945, Friesoythe, Germany; place of burial:  Friesoythe, Germany
       
Parents:  Visser, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
       
Church:  Hamilton, ON Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1945, p. 14, Jun 1946, p. 14

Visser, James Alfred - Pfc United States Marine Corps
       
Birth:  06/29/1925.  Entered service:  08/1943
       
Death:  07/02/1944, Saipan; place of burial:  Saipan
        Parents (uncle and aunt, was an orphan):  Hoffs, John and Grace

       
Home:  Kalamazoo, MI; Church:  Third Kalamazoo, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 17

Visser, Klaas - T/5 United States Army
       
Birth:  07/08/1905.  Entered service:  1941
       
Death:  12/17/1944, Belgium; place of burial:  Belgium
       
Parents:  Visser, Mr. and Mrs. Botte
       
Church:  Waupun, WI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 17

Visser, Merlyn I. - Pfc United States Army
        Death:  World War II
        Home:  Plainfield, MI
        Listed in Young Calvinist: May 1945, p. 2

Volkers, Hendrikus M. - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  10/10/1919.  Entered service:  02/11/1942
       
Death:  01/31/1945, Luxembourg; place of burial:  Belgium
       
Parents:  Volkers, Mrs. Albert
       
Church:  Volga, SD Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Sep 1945, p. 14

Vos, Leonard - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  11/21/1924.  Entered service:  03/23/1943
       
Death:  12/02/1943, Italy
        Parents:  Vos, Mr. and Mrs. Charles

       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  14th Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 22

Warmenhoven, Simon - Lt Colonel United States Army
       
Birth:  01/17/1910.  Entered service:  10/1940
       
Death:  05/05/1943, Southwest Pacific
        Spouse:  Warmenhoven, Mrs. Simon
        Church:  Wyoming Park, Grand Rapids, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jun 1943, p. 22

Wehrmeyer, Henry - United States Army
       
Entered service:  10/1940
       
Death:  12/09/1942, New Guinea; place of burial:  New Guinea
       
Parents:  Wehrmeyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  9th Street, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church

Westcott, Earl - Pfc United States Army
       
Birth:  08/17/1920.  Entered service:  11/11/1942
       
Death:  07/07/1944, France
        Parents:  Westcott, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.

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

Wester, William - GM 1/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  02/07/1915.  Entered service:  05/14/1941
       
Death:  10/01/1943, Pacific
        Parents:  Wester, Mr. and Mrs.  Aaron

       
Home:  Lodi, NJ; Church:  Lodi, NJ Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1943, p. 35

Wiersema, John Henry - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  07/23/1921.  Entered service:  11/11/1942
       
Death:  07/20/1944, France
        Parents:  Wiersema, Mr. and Mrs. Echo

       
Home:  Muskegon, MI; Church:  Immanuel, Muskegon, MI Christian
        Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1944, p. 23

Wiersma, Elmer John - MM 3/c United States Navy
       
Birth:  05/08/1923.  Entered service:  01/19/1943
       
Death:  08/23/1945, Java Sea on board USS Bullhead
        Parents:  Wiersma, Mr. and Mrs. John

       
Home:  Lynden, WA; Church:  First Lynden, WA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1946, p. 20

Wiersma, Laverne - Lt United States Air Force
       
Birth:  08/12/1919.  Entered service:  05/24/1942
       
Death:  02/24/1945, Germany
        Spouse:  Wiersma, Mrs. Laverne - children:  Ellen Lavern
        Parents:  Wiersma, Mr. and Mrs. Nick

       
Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  9th Street, Holland MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1946, p. 18

Wise, John H. - Lt United States Air Force
       
Entered service:  10/1940
       
Death:  08/22/1943, Woodward, OK; place of burial:  Holland, MI
       
Spouse:  Wise, Mrs. John H.
        Home:  Holland, MI; Church:  Prospect Park, Holland, MI Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 18

Wittingen, Harvey John - T/5 United States Army
       
Birth:  02/14/1921.  Entered service:  11/05/1942
       
Death:  12/01/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Limey, France
       
Parents:  Wittingen, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius
       
Church:  Beaverdam, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 19

Wolfsen, Howard G. - Lt United States Army
       
Entered service:  01/02/1943
       
Death:  03/30/1945, Schmitten, Germany; place of burial:  Stromberg, Germany
       
Parents:  Wolfsen, Mr. and Mrs. Marenis
       
Church:  Second Fremont, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Nov 1945, p. 22

Wolters, Gordon Donald - Pfc United States Army
       
Death:  11/24/1944, Germany; place of burial:  Margraten, The Netherlands
        Parents:  Wolters, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J.

       
Church:  Graafschap, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Mar 1945, p. 18

Wright, Raymond E. - S/Sgt United States Air Force
       
Entered service:  07/11/1943
       
Death:  04/10/1945, Italy
        Spouse:  Borgen, Mae - children:  Linda Rae
        Parents:  Wright, Mr. and Mrs. G.

       
Church:  Second Denver, CO Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jul 1945, p. 14

Wyngarden, Clifford - Pvt United States Army
       
Birth:  06/08/1924.  Entered service:  09/14/1943
       
Death:  08/29/1944, Southern France; place of burial:  Southern France
       
Parents:  Wyngarden, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
       
Home:  Zeeland, MI; Church:  First Zeeland, MI Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Dec 1944, p. 20

Yeskoo, Raymond - Pfc United States Army
       
Death:  North Africa
        Church:  Prospect Park, NJ Christian Reformed Church

       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  Jan 1945, p. 21

Ykema, Bernard - Cpl United States Army
       
Birth:  08/06/1922.  Entered service:  12/02/1943
       
Death:  02/10/1945, Germany; place of burial:  Foy, Belgium
        Parents:  Ykema, Mr. and Mrs. Henry

       
Church:  Lebanon, IA Christian Reformed Church
       
Obituary in Young Calvinist:  May 1945, p. 16

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