James Bonthuis

July 10, 1932 ~ May 3, 2023

James Bonthuis, age 90, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Hudsonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Elinor; daughter-in-law, Kathy Bonthuis; brother, Ken Bonthuis; and sister-in-law, Marilyn VanDeelen. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Tom (Jeanette) Bonthuis, Deb (Mike) Burke, Sue (Randy) Barnes, Pat (Dan) Kremers; grandchildren, Rachael (Scott) Steenwyk, Emily (Jim) Hapner, Brendan (Courtney) Bonthuis, Sarah Bonthuis, Carly (Josh) Garvelink, Cami (Adam) Callow, Chris Barnes, Isaac Kremers, Josh Kremers, Eliza Kremers; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Marge (Jim) Bergsma; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard (Janice) Van Deelen, Margaret Bonthuis; many nieces and nephews; and close friend of the family, Margaret Wallace. The family is grateful for Jim’s wonderful caregivers and hospice team for their compassion and kindness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 107 LaGrave Avenue SE, Grand Rapids. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with the memorial service at 11 a.m.. A luncheon will follow the service. The service will be live streamed on lagrave.org. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Downtown Food Pantry (Westminster Presbyterian Church) or LaGrave Ave. CRC.

Memorial Visitation
Friday, May 19
10:00am - 11:00am

LaGrave Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Memorial Service
Friday, May 19

LaGrave Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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May 09, 2023 7:11am
I am sad to hear of Jim's passing. He had a big impact on my life.

- Bill DeBoer

May 08, 2023 3:13pm
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I had the pleasure to work for Jim for many years and really respected him. He left a beautiful mark on this earth!

- Kimberly S Taylor

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