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James Dirk Veldhuis

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Veldhuis, James Dirk age 61, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services for Jim will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Clark Family Funeral Chapel, with Benjamen Evers officiating. Burial will take place on Monday, July 9, at Benzonia Township Cemetery in Benzonia, Michigan. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5 from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant High School Sports Boosters or . Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel. Jim was born February 21, 1957, in Detroit, the son of Dr. Andrew and Betty (DeVries) Veldhuis. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School with the class of 1975, earned his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Marketing from Western Michigan University in 1979, and graduated from Detroit College of Law in 1983. Jim married Laura Frye on September 21, 1985, in Saginaw. Jim opened his law practice, Law Offices of James D. Veldhuis, P.C., and continued to serve the Mt. Pleasant community his entire career. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially Northern Michigan. Jim loved spending time at the family cottage on Crystal Lake in Beulah with his family. He loved sports of all kinds and was always active in coaching his sons in their youth sports. Above all, Jim's greatest joy were his two sons. Jim is survived by his wife, Laura Veldhuis of Mt. Pleasant; sons Blake (Sarah) Veldhuis of Palatine, IL, and Blaine Veldhuis of Lathrup Village, MI; sister Elizabeth D. Stump of Bucyrus, OH; and brother-in-law Alan Hays of Kalamazoo. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Catherine Louise Hays. You may view Jim's obituary online, send a condolence to the family, and light a memorial candle at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com
Published in Morning Sun on July 4, 2018
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