James Koole

April 27, 1955 ~ August 2, 2022

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Lord gathered James Koole to Himself. He was the beloved husband of Gladys (Hoekstra) and a faithful father and grandfather. James was a loyal employee of Kalsbeek Plumbing for 48 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gladys; children, Stephanie (Matt) De Boer, Sarah (Matt) Kortus, Peter Koole, Rachel (Mike) Cnossen, Leah (Joe) Vanden Toorn, Rebecca (Gord) Tolsma, David Koole, Monica Koole, Lydia (Jared) Bosveld and Tyler (Lisa) Koole; 29 grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Pat) Koole, Ken (Pat) Koole, Kathy (Jim) Vander Kolk, Ron (Sherry) Koole, Tim (Tresa) Koole; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pauline (Brian) Kroese, Linda (Henry) Kamps, Harlan (Lenora) Hoekstra, Vern (Kari) Hoekstra, Mark (LaBeth) Hoekstra, Mary (Jeff) Kalsbeek, Rose (Jeff) Andringa, Patty (Barry) Pollema. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Josie Koole; and his parents-in-law Henry and Hildred Hoekstra. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, 1580 Ferndale Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 with Pastor Jonathan Mahtani officiating. The burial will take place at River Bend Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Friday, August 5, from 5-9 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hope Protestant Reformed Christian School.

Friday, August 5
5:00pm - 9:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Saturday, August 6

Hope Protestant Reformed Church
1580 Ferndale Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

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August 05, 2022 4:58pm
On behalf of Jerry DeGood, Carol VanderMeer and neighbors Darlene and Josh Sobczak, we send our deepest condolences to Jim’s immediate and extended family. As childhood neighbors, we have many memories of Jim and his siblings. As his current neighbor (again), we’ve reminisced about those days, as well as about his deep love for his family. Regrettably, we are each unable to join you to celebrate Jim’s life, but our hearts are with you. He will be missed by many.

- Darlene Sobczak

August 02, 2022 9:49pm
Barb and Skip Hunter wish to extend our sympathies to the Koole family. May our heavenly Father sustain you in this difficult time. May we remember the text "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Notice the depth of meaning in the word precious. Jim was precious to us who remain, but he is precious in the eyes of his and our Lord. Skip

- Skip Hunter

August 02, 2022 8:58pm
My sympathy to Glady and all Jim's children, grandchildren and extended family. I knew him as a dedicated husband and father to you, a supporter of Christian education and a Godly man. You can have comfort knowing he is now with the saints above.

- Anita Haak

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