Estate of Henry Idema Henry Idema of Grand Rapids, Michigan was born in 1856 to Henry Idema and Frances Vanderploeg. He was a banker and was Chairman of the Board of Old Kent Bank since 1908. He was also the Vice President of the Michigan Trust Company. On February 3rd, 1880 he married Annie Doornink and together they had three children: Chester F. Idema, Walter D. Idema, and Edward H. Idema. He passed away on January 5th,1951 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.