James L. Johnson

August 1, 1930 ~ June 18, 2022

​James L. Johnson, age 91, of Jenison, was called home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 18, 2022. He was born August 1, 1930, in Lowell Michigan. Jim served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He met his wife, the former Louise Nyenhuis, they were married on November 6, 1954, and she predeceased him in 2017. Jim worked for Consumer Powers for many years before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, swimming, playing shuffleboard, and baking. Jim was always willing to serve others which was evident by the time he spent volunteering in a variety of ways at Sunset Manor. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, David and Susan Johnson, Luan and Roderick Ross, Dennis and Lisa Johnson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Don Nyenhuis, Terry (Theressa) Nyenhuis, sister in-law, Irene Brouwer; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. James Evenhouse officiating. Burial Grandville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Sunset Legacy Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Jim for the past 11 years at Sunset Manor.

Wednesday, June 22
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Thursday, June 23

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Leave Your Tribute Message

June 20, 2022 4:10pm
Jim was well known around the Sunset community, he was loud 'n proud in a good way! One day I was saddened to hear that one of Jim's neighbors had just died; he hugged me and said "honey, we're old, that's what we do" then he gave me one of his delicious loafs of banana bread:) My sincere sympathy to Jim's family.

- Arlene

June 20, 2022 10:35am
We enjoyed meeting and visiting with Jim when visiting Harvey at Sunset. Harvey will miss him. His smile and enthusiasm was so true

- Lora Heerspink

June 19, 2022 4:27am
Such a wonderful Godly man who showed me much about being a good person, a Christian and a kind human! Jim you will be missed so much here on earth but you gave sooo much to those you met! You never passed judgement and always showed love. I wish I would have been able to see you one more time, but I will see you again someday. I thank God for bringing you into my life through your loving daughter Luan, rest in Heavenly peace with Momma Louise and Jesus! Hugs and love, Red💞

- Deborah Knowles

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