Brian Michael Groeneweg

1973 ~ 2021

Brian Michael Groeneweg, age 48, of Kentwood, MI, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday October 3, 2021. He was born on June 18, 1973 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Benjamin Baird and Delmar D. Groeneweg, grandmother, Jacqualyn, his father-in-law, David Robinson, and his great-grandparents. He is lovingly remembered by Melissa, his partner for 21 years and wife for 8 years, and his parents, Laurie and David VanderZee, and Brian (Cindy) Groeneweg. He is beloved by his brother, Lee (Diane) Groeneweg, sister, Amanda (Chuck) Pitsch, and brothers, Todd and Patrick VanderZee. He was a loving father to son, Skylar Michael Groeneweg, stepson, Nathan Nifong, and stepdaughter, Jessica Cairnes, and a caring grandfather to grandchildren Cali, Justin, and Aubrey. Mike will be deeply missed by many family members and friends. He is fondly remembered for cooking with his family, for rollerblading as a young man, and for his computer skills. His witty sarcasm and bold personality were two of his most notable characteristics. Funeral services will be held Monday October 11, 2021 at 2 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave, Wyoming MI 49548. Relatives and friends may meet the family Monday October 11 from 1 – 2 pm. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the needs of the family.

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October 12, 2021 6:00pm

On behalf of our gaming community that Brian used to play Minecraft many years ago. We were shocked to hear of your passing. Rest in peace bud and our condolences to your family and friends.

- DarkServerUK Gaming Community

October 12, 2021 4:49pm

It seems ages ago that we played Minecraft together. My condolences to the family and friends.

- Luke

October 10, 2021 9:38am

Melissa,  words can’t describe what I’m feeling right now.  My heart is burdened for you and your entire family. I loved Brian too as a friend and I’m heart sick that I’ll never be able to reach out to him again for our talks.  He was always good to me and he truly loved you and Skylar. Remember him at his best and Thank Jesus that he answered His call for Salvation. Praise You Lord. He is Faithful. I am glad to have known him. See you soon brian.

- Teresa Gregg

October 08, 2021 1:35am

I am shocked to hear of your son’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- J J Lowe

October 07, 2021 3:49pm

So sorry for your loss.  He sure was a wonderful man.  Melissa, you and the kids are all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Jeana Johnson (Colter)

October 06, 2021 9:31pm

So sorry for your loss. May God bring you and your family comfort and peace in your time of brokenness.  Hugs and prayers for healing.
Thinking of you (Lee) and your family
Don and Tracy Tuttle

- Tracy Tuttle




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