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Edward Kooiman


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edward Kooiman Obituary
Edward Kooiman, 88, of Belding, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, at Metron of Belding. Edward was born on Dec. 15, 1925, in Ionia County, the son of Martin and Mona (Crakes)
Kooiman.

Ed was a member of Ashley Baptist Church and enjoyed work, gardening and family. He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed coffee at McDonalds in the morning and was a good Christian man. He never wavered from the saving power of his faith in Jesus Christ. For many years Ed drove truck for Subsurface-Utility.

He married Christine Rietdyk on March 12, 1954, in Grand Rapids and she preceded him in death along with one son, Edward Kooiman Jr.; his parents; one sister, Gertrude; and two brothers, Richard and Donald.

Edward is loved and survived by his sons, John (Joan) Stremler of Holland, Douglas Kooiman of Twin Lake, David (Beverly) Kooiman of Saranac, Michael (Kimberly) Kooiman of Belding, Matthew (Michelle) Kooiman of Lowell and Neal (Dawn) Kooiman of Cedar Springs; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and his siblings, Keith (Joann) Kooiman of Middleville, Martin Kooiman of Lowell, and Elenor Kruger of Colorado.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Ashley Baptist Church, Belding, with Pastor David A. Oliver officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding and one hour before the service at church. Committal prayers will be in Saranac Cemetery, Saranac.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Ashley Baptist Church building fund. Messages of condolence may also be given at www.jffh.com. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Metron of Belding for the love and care given to Ed over the past six years.
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on June 29, 2014
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