In Memoriam

Paying Respects to Our Clients

This page is dedicated to our current and former clients who have passed away. The Vogelzang Law team honors and remembers those who have become a part of our VL extended family. We offer our condolences to the friends and families who have lost a loved one to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

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Arnold Wodecki

1936-2018

Mr. Arnold T. Wodecki age 82 of Grand Rapids, passed away December 8, 2018. Preceded in death by his father Walter John, mother Sabina, sisters Elizabeth Tammens and Gloria Breza and one nephew Kevin Tammens.

Wodecki, Arnold Mr. Arnold T. Wodecki age 82 of Grand Rapids, passed away December 8, 2018. Preceded in death by his father Walter John, mother Sabina, sisters Elizabeth Tammens and Gloria Breza and one nephew Kevin Tammens. Surviving are his wife of 40 years Janet, daughters; Charlann (Glyn) Davies and Belinda (Todd) Wolf. Stepdaughters; Linda (Gary) Van Zee, Jean Hamlin; Stepson Ken Hamlin, 8 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and 2 on the way. As well as 4 nieces that will greatly miss their Uncle Arnie. Arnie loved to travel and enjoyed landscaping his yard. Dzia Dzia loved spending time with his grandchildren sharing a love for Star Wars movies and a fondness of its history. He owned a few motorcycles in his younger days, and was able to satisfy that passion in California, riding through the various trails and Yosemite. He fulfilled a dream to travel to London, Wales and Scotland and had many castle adventures on that trip. The trip was enjoyed with Jan and Charlann and Glyn Davies. He will be missed, but his memory will live on, as we continue to enjoy the beauty of the yard he fashioned with finesse that we admire each day. "May the Force be with you" as you travel to your next destination. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 11AM at Holy Spirit Church, where he will repose one hour prior to Mass. The family will receive visitors Tuesday 6PM-8PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Chapel, 3525 Remembrance Rd. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Robert 'Don' Bergren

1940-2018

Bergren, Robert “Don” Muskegon Robert “Don” D. Bergren, age 78, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was born on December 15, 1940 to Robert E. and Theda (Miller) Bergren in Muskegon.

Robert "Don" D. Bergren, age 78, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was born on December 15, 1940 to Robert E. and Theda (Miller) Bergren in Muskegon. Don was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for several years at Dresser Industries, and then transitioned to working for Consumer's Energy at the B.C. Cobb Plant where he worked for 25 years until his retirement in 2001. Don loved boating and had a passion for Hot Rods; he enjoyed building cars and going to car shows. His greatest love in his life was his family, especially his grandchildren. On September 24, 1966 he married the love of his life, the former Darlene Timmons, she survives him. Other survivors include, his daughter, Melissa (Bruce) Lewallen; grandchildren, Lauren and Max; brother, Edward (Mary) Bergren; and sister, Pamela (Ken) Buckoff. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Timothy and Renee Bergren. A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Don will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at The Lee Chapel, 6291 S. Harvey St. (231) 798-1100 at 3:00 PM, with visitation taking place one hour prior to the service. For a more lasting memory, donations in Don's name can be made to the Harbor Hospice Foundation. Feel free to share a memory with the family on their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.
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Zadick Eskenazi

1939-2018

Vogelzang Law honors the memory of Zadick Eskenazi, who had a long career as a chemical engineer. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2017, and fought his illness with strength and dignity.

Vogelzang Law honors the memory of Zadick Eskenazi, who had a long career as a chemical engineer. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2017, and fought his illness with strength and dignity. After his settlement, he and his wife of over 50 years, Sally, traveled to spend time with their grandchildren. The Vogelzang Law team extends our condolences to his friends and family.

"Zadick Eskenazi was a great person who put his family and faith above all else. He will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him."
- Wyatt Berkover
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Gordon Frederick Oberg

1940-2018

Oberg, Gordon Gordon Frederick Oberg, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2018. He passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. Gordon was loved by so many.

Oberg, Gordon Gordon Frederick Oberg, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2018. He passed away peacefully at home after a short illness. Gordon was loved by so many. He was always ready to listen and share his wisdom over a cup of coffee and probably some cookies. Putzing around in the yard, sitting by the water, or gatherings with family and friends was where Gordon was happiest. He was a veteran and served in the Coast Guard. With his strong work ethic and marketing knowledge, Gordon built his business around coaching and mentoring business owners in the heating and cooling industry. His clients thought of him as family. He officially retired July 31, 2018. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Inez; his children, Deanna and Tim Kasberger, Susan and Terry Glover, Steve and Nancy Oberg; his 11 grandchildren, Katy, Christian, Max, Lily, Brad, Robert, Dameon, Morgan, Sully, Lincoln and Gemma; his brothers, Morie and Sandy Oberg, John and Carol Oberg; his brother-in-law, Terry and Trudy Roer; and his nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, 7510 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI with Pastor Paul Krupinski officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice or Bread of Life Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.
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John Terpstra

1940-2016

TERPSTRA, JOHN is survived by his wife: Dianne Terpstra of 55 years; 3 children: Marla (Kevin) Hannon of San Pierre, IN, Charlotte (Jerry Bechtold) Terpstra of Kouts, IN, and Rafe (Stacia) Terpstra of Kouts, IN; 5 grandchildren…

TERPSTRA, JOHN, age 76, of Hebron, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his home.John is survived by his wife: Dianne Terpstra of 55 years; 3 children: Marla (Kevin) Hannon of San Pierre, IN, Charlotte (Jerry Bechtold) Terpstra of Kouts, IN, and Rafe (Stacia) Terpstra of Kouts, IN; 5 grandchildren: Ashly (Dustin) Lindsey, Breck Terpstra, Harlow Terpstra, Amber (Phil) Oudhuis, and Cash Terpstra; 5 great-grandchildren: Maddy Heck, Marcus Heck, Dustin Junior Lindsey, Bella Oudhuis, and Hadley Oudhuis; brother: Wayne Terpstra; and sisters: Barb VanKeppel and Sheila Risner. He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Lucille Terpstra.John was a retired Brick Mason for Local 6 with 41 years of service. He was a gentleman farmer, gardener and an avid sportsman. John enjoyed fishing, watching birds, and walking in his woods.
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Benjamin Mulder

1963-2013

MULDER, BENJAMIN On September 25, 2013 at a young age of 50 our Almighty Father called his child Ben to his eternal home. Ben now resides with his Lord after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer.

MULDER, BENJAMIN On September 25, 2013 at a young age of 50 our Almighty Father called his child Ben to his eternal home. Ben now resides with his Lord after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Ben was greeted by his father Henry who preceded him to his heavenly home. Ben is survived by his loving wife Chris, his beautiful daughter Breanna, his mother Jean, Lisa and Mitch Dadd, Dennis and Beth Mulder, Ed Mulder, sister-in-law Kathy Boomstra, many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to Breanna's education fund c/o Chemical Bank. There will be a celebration of life Sunday, September 29 at 2PM at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI. Ben's family would like to express gratitude to his UPS family for their caring support and the wonderful care that he received at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods and the care given from the visiting nurses.
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