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- Portage Central Cemetery, Portage Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA

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Grave 1 - ? A1 - 1 ?, Kangeland Chapels

Grave 2 - George M. ?ybarcz?, 1964 - 1984, ? Ch?s

Grave 3 - Anthony M. Rybarczyk 1982 - 1982, Langeland Chapels

Grave 4, with separate vase - Colleen Baldwin, 7/7/?2

Grave 5 - Clarence Brandenburg, 1983 - 1983, Langeland Chapels

Grave 6 - Gilbert Ramond Burns, 1983 - 1983, ?nd Chapels

Grave 7 - Beth Antai, 1983 - 1983, Langeland Chapels

Grave 8 - Dec. 15, 1983, Megan Marie Grinley, budded on earth to bloom in heaven

Grave 9 - Our son, Dennis Aurelio D'Arcangelis, October 8, 1990

Grave 10 - Te Quiero Con Todo Mi Alma, Marcos, Aug. 14, 1991 - Dec. 24, 1991; May the shape of this candy cane that of the Shepherd's staff, remind you that the Lord is your Shepherd tenderly and lovingly caring for you.  May the white stripes remind you of the purity of the Lord, and the red stripes remind you of the blood he shed for you.  May the sweet taste always remind you of the sweetest gift ever given that of eternal life the through Jesus Christ our Lord.  When you set the candy cane this and every Christmas, don't ?; love blooms here

Grave 11 - Bethany Michelle Lawrence, March 8, 1992, daughter of Jim & Diane, [t]win sister of Kiersten; Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14

Grave 12 - Nathan Scott Vincent, Jan. 15, 1985 - Apr. 9, 1990, our little prince

Grave 13 - Jamie Lynn Dinneweth, Apr. 21 - 26, 1990, daughter of Marty & Shari

Grave 14, with separate teddy bear - Joyce Twins, 1988 - 1988, Langeland Chapels

Grave 15 - Jack Douglas Greiner, May 5, 1997 - July 24, 1997, our gift from God

Grave 16, with separate sculpture - Lassila Emma Theresa, Aug. 21 - Sept. 9, 2000

Grave 17 - Benjamin Elijah Powers, Oct. 8, 2000 - Apr. 29, 2001, safe in the arms of Jesus

Grave 18 - Anna Therese Bult, 2001 - 2001, Langeland Chapels

Grave 19 - Chelsea Elizabeth Wakefield, ? 20, 198? - Jan. 23, 1986; Chelsea Elizabeth Wakefield, Nov. 20, 1985 - Jan. 23, 1986, daughter of Joe and Beth

Grave 20 - husband - father, Lester P. Coffman, 1910 - 1976

Grave 21 - Angel Fay Becker, DOB 3-?[7]8, Died 3-?83

Grave 22, two names on one marker, common inscription:  The Lord is my Shepherd, Blessing, married May 1, 1937
Grave 22a - Norbert G., Feb. 9, 1914 - July 30, 1992
Grave 22b - Alma M., Apr. 24, 1918 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 23 - Always a friend, Brian Michael Warrall, Mar. 14, 1953 - Nov. 26, 1983

Grave 24 - Keep smiling, Adam Jon Warrall, Jan. 4, 1977 - Feb. 20, 1992

Grave 25 - Jerry A. Tillema, Dec. 18, 1957 - Aug. 29, 1996, treasured forever are memories of you

Grave 26, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Brown, married May 14, 1923
Grave 26a - Orta M., 1905 - 1975
Grave 26b - Harold L., 1905 - 1978

Grave 27 - The Lord is my Shepherd, Doris Greendyke, Oct. 19, 1927 - Feb. 19, 1999

Grave 28 - The Lord is my Shepherd, Robert Greendyke, Jan. 21, 1924 - Dec. 3, 1999

Grave 29 - W. Woodard, 1883 - 1948

Grave 30, with separate vase - Frank Magne?, 1910 - 1933, Langeland Chapels

Grave 31 - [illegible]

Grave 32, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Greenwood, gone fishing
Grave 32a - Robert E., 1910 dad [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 32b - Mary E., 1915 mom 1975

Grave 33 - Father, Jan Grimmius, 1868 - 1950

Grave 34 - Jacob J. Hoeksema, 1924 - 1925, our darling baby

Grave 35, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Bouma, married Oct. 4, 1941; Bouma
Grave 35a - John J., 1919 - [intentionally left blank on marker]; United States Air Force, Vet. W.W. II
Grave 35b - Marie S., 1921 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 36 - Cornelia G. Schippers, 192? - 1927, our darling

Grave 37, family plot marker - Sweetland

Grave 38, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Matteson
Grave 38a - Ardith M., 1928 - 1983
Grave 38b - Donald H., 1925 - [intentionally left blank on marker], ? W.W.2.

Grave 39, family plot marker - Matteson

Grave 40 - Winfield Scott Ingersoll, 1849 - 1914

Grave 41 - Ellen E. Ingersoll, 1854 - 1929

Grave 42 - Father, Peter Tim?er, 1864 - 193?

Grave 43 - Mother, Dena Timmer, 1868 - 1923

Grave 44, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Hoogendoorn
Grave 44a - Father, Nicholas, 1887 - 1957
Grave 44b - Mother, Minnie A., 1894 - 1973

Grave 45, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Mein
Grave 45a - Jacob G., 1912 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 45b - Margaret F., 1911 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 46, with separate vase, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Mein
Grave 46a - Garrit, 1889 - 1932
Grave 46b - Milhelmina, 1894 - 1984

Grave 47, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Ver Meulen
Grave 47a - Gysbert, [19]09 - 1994
Grave 47b - Kather? Couch, 1909 - ?

Grave 48 - Beloved wife of Ed, Ellen M. Kluk, Sept. 3, 1957 - May 9, 1994, "It's the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live. . ."  And she lived

Grave 49 - John & Martha, children of B. & L. Kannegieter, 1897

Grave 50 - Brother, Claus Timmer, 1860 - 1937

Grave 51, family plot marker for 52 below, with separate vase - Carleton

Grave 52 - Anna E., 1834 - 1914

Grave 53 - Brother, Derby D. Dustin, Born Aug. 14, 1874, Died May 8, 1907.

Grave 54 - Frances A. wife of B. Dontje, 1865 - 1897

Grave 55 - Mary E. Dontje, 1896 - 1946

Grave 56, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Zwart
Grave 56a - Helen, 1894 - 1972
Grave 56b - Tony, 1887 - 1966

Grave 57, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Beveridge
Grave 57a - Winifr[ed], 1905 - ?
Grave 57b - ?

Grave 58, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Kiel
Grave 58a - Mother, Jacobtje, 1867 - 1936
Grave 58b - Father, John, 1867 - 1936


Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); not all graves transcribed or photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 7 October 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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