Allen Stoutjesdyk

1946 ~ 2019

STOUTJESDYK - Allen Jay Stoutjesdyk, age 73, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 19, 2019 after a short bout with cancer. Al is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margene “Genie” Stoutjesdyk; children, Amy (Mark) Miedzielec, Paul (Rosalie) Stoutjesdyk, Kristyn (Mark) Stephens; grandchildren, Allison and Lizzy Miedzielec, Meghan and Ashley Stoutjesdyk, Robert, Alexandra and Dakota Stephens; brother, Donald Stoutjesdyk. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at New Community Church, 2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. The family will greet relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday and 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or the Christian Rest Home. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Allen Jay Stoutjesdyk please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

MAY 22. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]

https://www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

Visitation

MAY 23. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

New Community Church

2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE

Grand Rapids, MI, 49505

Memorial Service

MAY 23. 11:00 AM (EDT)

New Community Church

2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE

Grand Rapids, MI, 49505

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 22, 2019 8:00pm

When I remember Al it will be as my upper bowl cohort,helping me watch for people drinking too much in 222,especially on $1 and then $2 beer nights for the Griffins.We had a system perfected and had some laughs doing it too.He has been and always will be greatly missed.While you’re up there in hockey heaven ask God to do something about those Red Wings,will you Al?RIP,my friend.

- Kit Domers

May 22, 2019 8:00pm

Al was a wonderful person who radiated happiness. I worked with him at SpartanNash and saw him at many of the company wine tasting fundraisers. I'm very sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you & your family. May God bless you all & bring you comfort.

- Cheryl Clements

May 21, 2019 8:00pm

Al was one of the first people to make me feel comfortable when I started in the mailroom at Spartan. He was just a decent and kind man who had the best laugh. So glad I had the chance to know him.  Linda Porritt

- Linda Porritt

May 21, 2019 8:00pm

Al was one of the nicest people at Spartan Stores. The picture above is perfect of Al - always smiling.  Terry Blanding

- Terry Blanding

May 21, 2019 8:00pm

Dear Genie,I'm so sorry for your loss and I want to express my most heartfelt Christian sympathy to you and your family. I pray that God will provide you the comfort and peace that we all need at this time.Dan Kuiper (Monday night Bible study)

- Dan Kuiper

May 21, 2019 8:00pm

Genie : Our deepest sympathy to you We really missed seeing you and Al at the arena. He will be missed by all. Sorry we could not make visitation or funeral, conflicts.

- William Browne

May 20, 2019 8:00pm

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May 20, 2019 8:00pm

Genie my heart goes out to you. Blessings, strength and love.  Sandi (Monday night Bible study and Union class of 1964)

- Sandra Sage

May 20, 2019 8:00pm

Full Of Love Bouquet was purchased for the family of Allen Jay Stoutjesdyk.

- Brittany Lavoie

May 20, 2019 8:00pm

Dear Genie & family. Cousin Al & you were very special to me. Even tho I didn’t see you much living in Jenison I saw Al at Spartan things when I worked in corporate office of Family Fare. Saw you both at Breakfast on Alpine a few times after I came back to the Westside. Great memories growing up wth Al. He always had a smile with a hug. So sorry for your loss Genie Love & prayers Margie Elling & Norm Dykman.

- Marge Elling

May 19, 2019 8:00pm

Emerald Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Allen Jay Stoutjesdyk.

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May 19, 2019 8:00pm

One of the nicest guys I ever met. Loved living next door for a while - - I sure loved that smile and a nice hug when I would come to the VanAndel to see anything - - then find out where Genie was - - get another smile and hug and laugh. Knocked my socks off this morning. I did not have a clue. I am so sorry for your loss Genie - - He will certainly be missed by many. He touched so many hearts. Such a sweetheart. (We are leaving for Florida on Wednesday-Saturday) I have a friend I need to visit up on Pine Island - in a couple weeks - Hopefully I can catch you home and I'll stop by. I see that smile up there in the corner and cannot believe it - Rest in peace my friend Al. Hockey won't be the same. Nor concerts.  LOVE Bob & Nancy VanderHave

- Nancy VanderHave

May 19, 2019 8:00pm

Our sympathy to Al's family, Jim and Eunice Kooiman

- Jim and Eunice Kooiman

May 19, 2019 8:00pm

Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Allen Jay Stoutjesdyk.

- Beautiful in Blue

May 19, 2019 8:00pm

Always and forever in my heart. Yall were my family. Praying for all you guys❤️

- Brittany Lavoie




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