John was born April 21st, 1941 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 18, 2013. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Thelma, his 3 daughters; Lori (Michael) Farmer; Tammy (Kerry) Langman; Wendy (Greg) Wilson; 3 Stepchildren Michael (Martha) James; Dale (Jennifer) James; Cynthia (Tim) Monogue; John is survived by his 2 brothers Leo (Carolyn) Vanderkooi; Lyle (Eleanor) Vanderkooi; 1 sister Jerri (John) Hamil; 1 brother-in-law Allen (Linda) Leonard; his grandchildren Amber, Katherine, Caroline Farmer; Justin and Brandie Langman; Garrett Wilson; Shelby; Jessie James, Shannon, and Johnny; Mercedes, Tyler and Aiden; 1 great-grandson Noah and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters. His services were held at the First Baptist Church of Parrish Florida on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm. The officiating minister was Pastor Skidmore. You can leave an online Tribute for John and his family at www.Tributes.com/JOHNVANDERKOOI
all arrangements made by Kicliter Funeral Home in Palmetto, FL.