Dr. Youn Kim
1927 - 2020
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Kim, Dr. Youn 3/20/1927 - 5/24/2020 Youn S. Kim, M.D. passed away peacefully on May 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Dr. Kim's life embodied the American Dream. He was born in South Korea and, after serving as a doctor in the Korean War, Dr. Kim and his wife Suzie emigrated from their homeland to escape the ashes of war, and in the hope of building a better life for their young family. After relocating to the United States, he worked for many years at Blodgett Hospital and also St. Mary's Hospital and was a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon. He dedicated his life to his work and his family. After retirement, Dr. Kim continued to share his talent as a missionary doctor in Kenya. Dr. Kim is preceded in death by his wife Suzie and his son Joseph. He is survived by his sons, Paul Kim, John (Mary) Kim, daughter Bonnie Brameijer, and grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Johnathan, and David. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 3:00pm until 7:00pm. A celebration of Dr. Kim's life will be held on Wednesday, July 1st from 12pm until 3pm at Townsend Park, 8280 6 Mile Rd, Cannonsburg, MI 49317. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Cascade Township, MI. The family welcomes donations to the American Heart Association as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
30
Visitation
03:00 - 07:00 PM
JUL
1
Celebration of Life
12:00 - 03:00 PM
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June 29, 2020
Dr. Kim and his family were neighbors. Our children were friends. I send my respectful condolences to his children. His exemplary life was a model for his children and for all of us. My condolences.
Anne Mulder
Friend
June 29, 2020
Grandpa gave me my good work ethic, a passion for health and fitness, and a desire to leave a positive legacy for this world. As a grandchild, our memories of our Grandparents are possibly the best, as our elders are at their wisest and they've already done the "trial run" on their own kids ;) And yet, these memories are the shortest; we enter this world as they are leaving. I wish I could have had more time, but I am grateful for what I had. We will miss you, Grandpa.
Jennifer
Grandchild
June 26, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
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