OBITUARY

Johanna Henrietta VanderKooi

December 21, 1937November 21, 2021
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Johanna VanderKooi, age 83 of Byron Center, went to be with the Lord Sunday November 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Abram and Ella Westhouse and her husband, George VanderKooi.

She is survived by her children Ellen (Randy) VanOverloop, Bernie (Julie) VanderKooi, Donnelle (Dan) Brummel, Abe (Sandy) VanderKooi; grandchildren Amber, Marissa, Levi, Savana, Dillon, Dalton (fiancée, Elise), Dionna, Reed, Rya; sister, Jen (Harv) Kronemeyer; in-laws Grace VanderKooi, Lucille Westhouse, Diane Koster and Joyce Hilton; and many special nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Jo loved spending time with her family and friends; she also loved baking and cooking. She enjoyed crocheting and made a blanket for all of her grandchildren and many others. She always had beautiful flowerbeds and had a way with gardening. Jo loved the Lord and used her faith to guide her life and her family.

A time to gather with Jo’s family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home, 2067 84th St., Byron Center, MI. Private family services will be held. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guestbook at www.cookcaresbyron.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Carriage at samaritanscarriage.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

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Ron Westhouse

November 29, 2021

My sincere condolences to Aunt Jo's family. She was always so sweet and kind to others. I always enjoyed her stories about the Westhouse family history . She will be missed but not forgotten by so many. Ron Westhouse

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