Staff

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Robert K. Zaagman
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James E. Koops
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Corey A. Michael
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David A. Durston
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Lance R. Zaagman
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Craig VanderWerp
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Scott Adkins
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Melissa Morrison
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Brandon Olejnik Apprentice
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Luanne Barnes Office Manager

Robert K. Zaagman

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Bob is the current business-owner and manager of Zaagman Memorial Chapel, and has been a licensed funeral director since 1965. He attended Calvin College and graduated from Wayne State University’s School of Mortuary Science. Bob and his wife, Marybeth have four children and ten grandchildren. Their two sons-in-law, Jim Koops and Corey Michael, are employees of the business. Bob and Marybeth enjoy boating and vacationing together whenever possible and they are members of Seymour Christian Reformed Church where Bob has served as an elder in years past. Their goals are to provide excellent, compassionate, and professional service to each and every family that comes to Zaagman’s during their time of need.

James E. Koops

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Jim is a son-in-law of Bob and Marybeth Zaagman and is married to their daughter, Chris. Jim and Chris have three children, Alexander, Abagail, and Anna and are members of Cascade Fellowship CRC. Jim graduated from Calvin College in 1990 with a B.A in Political Science and also served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps before coming to work at Zaagman Memorial Chapel in 1997. Jim attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science and was licensed in 1998. He also enjoys mountain climbing and spending time with his family.

Corey A. Michael

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Corey is also a son-in-law of Bob and Marybeth and is married to their daughter, Tammy. Corey graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2002 and has also attended Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College. Corey and Tammy have a daughter, Gabriella; and twins, Max and Mackenzie. Corey is from Hart, Michigan and runs a youth camp during the summer through church.

David A. Durston

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David has been with Zaagman’s since June of 2001. He has degrees from Alma College and Wayne State University. Dave and his wife, Missy live in Rockford and have one son, Greyson. His interests away from work include playing golf, fly fishing, hunting and traveling when able. He is a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Lance R. Zaagman

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Lance was licensed in 2007 after graduating from the Cincinatti College of Mortuary Science the year prior.  He is the grandson of Milton Zaagman, a former owner of the funeral home.  Lance is from Byron Center and his interests include working out, participating in various athletic events, and he enjoys watersports during the summertime.

Craig VanderWerp

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Craig joined Zaagman Memorial Chapel in 2008 after being in the manufacturing industry for most of his working career. He lives on the northeast side of Grand Rapids with his loving wife, Ellen. Prior to joining Zaagman's, Craig attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Illinois. He is a racing enthusiast, enjoys collecting cars, golfing, and spending time in his garage.   

Scott Adkins

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Melissa Morrison

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Melissa is a graduate of the Wayne State Mortuary Science Program and has been licensed for the majority of her adult life. She and her family live in Grandville and she loves to read and travel and enjoys cooking. She is a proud grandmother and stays busy with her family. 

Brandon Olejnik

Apprentice
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Luanne Barnes

Office Manager
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Luanne is the Office Manager and helps with many necessary day to day operations of the business, providing much needed phone support, preparation of items and materials for funerals, and most importantly keeping us all in line! She graduated from GR Christian High and studied Music at the University of Central Florida. Luanne and her husband, Terry, have one son and a daughter-in-law, Lindsay and Megan, who live in Atlanta, GA, and they enjoy spending time together with their two dogs, Sophie and Brody. 

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