OBITUARY

Julian Eskes

February 14, 2003May 5, 2018
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Julian Joel Eskes, age 15, of Holland, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was a student of Holland East School where he was in the 7th grade and a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland. He was a family leader at East where he was widely known for his infectious smile and warm caring personality. Julian was an extremely gifted artist. He won several awards for his creations and designed the cover for the school yearbook two years in a row. He would often be called upon by his teacher to illustrate things for his class because she told us his artwork was far superior to hers and it became a bit of a joke which brought smiles and laughter to the class often. He loved to play the Pokémon games on his Nintendo DS and kept an art journal where he recreated the characters in vivid detail.

He is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Dana Eskes of Holland; siblings Cory Eskes and his wife Nicole of Holland, Aida Eskes of Holland, Ashley Eskes of East End, Arkansas, Jason Eskes of Holland, Seth Eskes and Lydia Eskes of Holland; grandparents Vern and Laurie Eskes of Zeeland and Rich and Bonnie Houting of West Olive along with great grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William James Rietveld.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Julian at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Rd. in Holland, on Friday, May 11, 2018. Visitation starting at 5:00 PM followed by the service at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan/be nice, 349 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids MI 49503.

  • FAMILY

  • Julian is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Dana Eskes of Holland; siblings Cory Eskes and his wife Nicole of Holland, Aida Eskes of Holland, Ashley Eskes of East End, Arkansas, Jason Eskes of Holland, Seth Eskes and Lydia Eskes of Holland; grandparents Vern and Laurie Eskes of Zeeland and Rich and Bonnie Houting of West Olive along with great grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William James Rietveld.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 11, 2018
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Brianna Derksen

June 24, 2018

Although it's been awhile since I've seen him last... I've had some GREAT fantastic memories with this sweet sweet boy. He use to be so shy with me and all he would do is giggle and smile at me, he had a heart of gold, not a mean bone in his body!! Just the sweetest kid ever, I'm so sad I couldn't make more memories with him but I'm forever grateful for the ones I have<3 fly high sweetie, I love you and always will have a place in my mind and heart. You are truly truly missed.

Kelly Vandenberg

May 11, 2018

Dear Jon and Dana, I'm so saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved son, although it's been many years since we've been in contact, please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time, love always &always love!!!Kelly...

DEE PAGAN

May 9, 2018

My condolences to the family. My grandson Mike was a close friend of Julian. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of our Father.

FROM THE FAMILY