October 10, 1955 – November 23, 2021
Rick Lee Stonehouse, age 66, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus Tuesday, November 23, 2021, where he heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” We are so grateful for the steady, loving presence our husband, dad, and Papa Ricki Poo had in our lives. His love for his family shone through every aspect of his life from his selflessness, intentionality, and gentle, steady presence.
Rick will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved, doting wife of 42 years, Pam Stonehouse; children Justin Stonehouse, Mandi (Dayn) Arnold, Taylor (Alisha) Stonehouse, Jordan (Marcia) Stonehouse, Megan (Sam) VandenToorn, Turner (Angela) Stonehouse, and Lisa Stonehouse. He will also be missed by 18 precious grandchildren Elaina, Emma, Ellerie, and Gabriel Stonehouse; Wylder, Indis, and Jovie Arnold; Leland, Calvin, and Beckem Stonehouse; Lincoln and Bridgett Stonehouse; Adalie, Availa, and Barrett VandenToorn; and Thatcher, Lockewood, and Bo Stonehouse. Rick is also survived by his siblings Diane Bierema and Don (Vicki) Stonehouse. As well as his father-in-law, Kenneth Huttema; in-laws Kathy Hessel, Mike Huttema, Nancy Hoffman, and Todd (Rebecca) Huttema; and many nieces and nephews.
Rick had a gentle, humble, and deeply kind spirit. He was steadfast, faithful, and hard-working. He adored Pam, his children, and grandchildren. He would quietly give his time, listening ear, and wise, sage advice. His eyes held a twinkle and he loved sharing a joke. All you had to do if you needed something was ask Dad or Papa and his incredible thrifting skills would find us whatever we needed. He was generous with all he had, especially with his time caring for and meeting the needs of his family and his friends. Rick was an artist, dreaming and designing intricate details of a project, choosing the perfect colors and textures and had the steadiest hand with a paint brush. He had an eye for beauty and loved all of the elements that go into creating a masterpiece. Rick was also a thoughtful wordsmith. A random text or intentionally crafted birthday message were sure to make one feel seen, known, and loved. He was a teddy bear of a papa and a favorite person in his precious grandchildrens' lives.
For the past 10 years, Rick has taken much pride and enjoyment in his work for Van Go Delivery.
Our husband, dad, and papa will be greatly missed, but we grieve with hope and rejoice knowing that he is with Jesus and we will one day be reunited with him in our forever home.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Fair Haven Church, 2900 Baldwin St., Hudsonville, MI 49426. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Fair Haven Church, with visitation from 1-2:45 p.m. prior to service. Light reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Rick, memorial contributions may be made to Wyoming Harbor Church, where Rick and Pam’s son Jordan is the pastor. http://harborchurches.org/give * click Wyoming Harbor in drop down. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.
- Wyoming Harbor Church
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Brad & Carol Whittum
December 1, 2021
To our dear friend Pam & Stonehouse family ~
From the moment we heard the news of Ricks passing there have been prayers lifted on the behalf of your family asking God to do what only He can do … bring comfort and peace to your hearts as you make your way through the grieving process.
We are so confident that Jesus will meet you right where you are and we are grateful for that relationship we know that each of you have!
Pam, we are here for you 😘 We are so blessed to have spent a few precious times with you & Rick recently and will cherish those memories always!
We love you all and will be in touch soon to determine how we can best support you and your family!
November 30, 2021
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this after reading the beautiful tribute to Rick. I had the pleasure of working at two companies with Rick and I so enjoyed his friendship. He was a true blue friend of many and so talented with colors and paint brushes. You have my deepest sympathy Stonehouse family - I am so sorry but rejoice that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with you as you go through this valley in your lives.
Judy Huitema and Bill