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Hill Funeral Home

11723 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI

OBITUARY

Jack L. VanKuren

May 14, 1939June 6, 2019

Jack VanKuren, age 80 of Davison, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Jack worked at General Motors in Plant Security. He was a member of Lapeer Assembly of God. Jack loved bowling, playing banjo, the Detroit Tigers, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by wife, Mary Jane VanKuren; daughters: Debbie (Chris) VanKuren Honea and their daughter Ashley, Diane (Andreas) Etelkozi and their sons Colman and Lance; step-children: Diane (Tom) Shannon, Melanie Howard, Dan (Sue) Burger, Leanne (Dave) Hill; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, and his brothers Lester and Gordon; sister-in-laws Sharon and Judy; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by first wife, Susan (Moran) VanKuren in 2006; son, Dennis VanKuren in 1981; brother, Gerald in 2006. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Lapeer Assembly of God, 5065 Coldwater Rd., Lapeer, MI. Pastor Daniel Burger officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 3-8pm at Lapeer Assembly of God and again on Monday, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10am. Interment at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in Grand Blanc, MI. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.hillfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019

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David Presse

June 10, 2019

I always liked Jack. I remember him because he married my cousin Sue who was the daughter of my Uncle Henry and Aunt Gabe. My mom and dad, Doris & Denis were quite fond of him too. The thing about Jack that impressed me at an impressionable age was that he hunted with a bow and arrow. He will be missed.

Dale Hittle

June 10, 2019

To the family of Jack VanKuren,
He will always be in my heart. He was a man of all men.

Verner Smitheram

June 9, 2019

I first met Jack decades ago after he and my cousin Susan married. I remember him as a guy who exuded friendliness, always smiling, ever alert to a good story or joke. I can only imagine how much he will be missed by all those he loved.
My wife Nancy and I send our condolences and prayers to all of you from Prince Edward Island.

Myrna Presse

June 9, 2019

My sincerest sympathies to you all. Jack was a Prince and will always be remembered.May your wonderful memories comfort you.

Shelley Heikkila

June 9, 2019

To Mary Jane and all of the family...RIP dear cousin Jack. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. We will really miss you at all of the family reunions, it won't be the same. You were truly a great man who is now in the hands of our Lord. My brother and I are truly saddened at your passing. We love you always.

Shelley Heikkila and Bill Suhart

Jim Albert

June 8, 2019

I first met Jack at the Suncrest Nursing home when Dennis Gilbert invited me to join them at a Sunday service for the residents. I found Jack to be a very caring person, a great friend whom I enjoyed making music with
My deepest sympathy for the VanKuren family & God Bless Jack's family



Jean Satkowiak

June 8, 2019

Condolences to Maryjane and the entire VanKuren Family. Saddeended to learn of Jacks passing.. Eugene and Jack go way back to the days of farming and Grand Blanc High School. A truly wonderful old friend!

Dale VanKuren

June 8, 2019

RIP Uncle Jack, My wife Helen and I send Prayers and Love to the Entire Family.

Kenneth Brasfield

June 7, 2019

To Mary Jane and Family,
Jack has been a friend for many years . We worked side by side for 17 years at the Chevies , We spent many of good time snowmobiling, and visiting together both here in Michigan and in Florida.Jack was certainly a fair person and someone you could count on.We will miss him greatly. Prayers to his family. I know he was welcome with open arms and will now be pain free.
Rest in Peace, my friend.

Karen Wynn

June 7, 2019

Mary Jane and Family.
We loved Jack. Art has such fond memories of Jack in Plant Protection . He was firm and fair. A man's man .I met Jack a few years ago as he greeted Art at our now church. We have loved you both.
We looked forward to lunch in Florida. You both loved life and the people God brought your way. You both made us feel like 'old friends'.
We will pray for you and your family in the days ahead.
May our God hold you close and comfort you.
Heaven is sweeter today.
Love, Karen and Art Wynn

FROM THE FAMILY