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Brian Ploeg

Brian Ploeg, age 39, of Middleville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Emily; children: Zac Ploeg, Lucas Ploeg, Braydon Nemmers, Drew Ploeg, Lily Ploeg; parents: Dan and Beth Ploeg, Greg and Annette Nemmers; grandparents: Carol Dodge, Dan Ploeg Sr.; brother, Scott Ploeg; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Brian loved his family, especially his wife and children.  He also loved being outdoors and attending theater and sporting events for his kids. Brian was loved by all and easily made friends everywhere he went. A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1675 84th St. SE., Caledonia, with Rev. Brad Kalajainen officiating. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church and also one hour prior to the service on Friday. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous.

  1. Emily and Family,
    Peace and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

    - Kane Family
  2. My heart breaks for you all. Many prayers to the Ploeg family.

    - Denise Durkee
  3. Our prayers are with the Ploeg family.

    - Mike and Heidi VanAman
  4. We are sending love to all. Love Isaiah Boafo and family.

    - Rachael Boafo
  5. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    - Kim Dannenberg
  6. Ploeg family, We are saddened by the passing of Brian and will be praying for God’s comforting hand over all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Ralph and Sheryl

    - Ralph and Sheryl Haynes
  7. I am so sorry for your family’s great loss. Brian went out of his way to help my husband get out in the woods and make some memories. I’m so heavy hearted for you all.

    - Courtney Appel
  8. Dear Emily and Family,
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Dan and Carol Springer
  9. Prayers and thoughts to all.

    - Craig Van Eck
  10. Prayers for the Ploeg family. May God’s love give you comfort at this time.

    - Diane Knight
  11. My heart hurts for Emily, Jean, the kids, parents, family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your strength and courage. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    - Amber Vandermeer
  12. My thoughts and prayers to the Ploeg family.

    - Jeana VanderMeulen
  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Brian was such a kind and caring man!

    - Fran Kruegwr
  14. I am just overwhelmed with sadness! I met Brian in Caledonia. I felt an attachment from the first time we met. We helped each other thru our common problem! I will pray for your soul and all of your family. I know how much you loved them!

    - Deb Price
  15. We are truly very sorry to hear about the loss of Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely – Kruegers

    - Dale and Carrie Krueger
  16. My thoughts and prayers for the Ploeg family. My heart hurts for Emily and the kids. May peace be with you threw this very difficult time.

    - Ksri Kubczak
  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are so saddened to hear of Brian’s passing.
    Rex and Mary Weaver

    - Rex and Mary Weaver
  18. Always wi l remember Brian playing baseball with Joe in high school and his beautiful smile.our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - James Norman and family
  19. Our hearts are full of sorrow with the passing of Brian. We are so sorry for your loss.
    The Galloup family

    - Dan & Tina Galloup
  20. Brian you are gone way too soon. You were always such a kind person. My heart goes out to your sweet mom and dad and the rest of your family, especially your children. I hope in heaven there are lots of deer and geese for you to hunt! You will never be forgotten.

    - Tamber Galloup
  21. Thoughts and prayers for peace to the Ploeg family.

    Gale Hull
    Ryan and Amanda Castelein

    - Gale Hull
  22. Please Dear God wrap Your arms tightly around this wonderful family. Guide each day with Your guardian angels surrounding each one… grant them protection… help them breathe again.
    We love you!

    - Jay & Jack Eveland
  23. Sending my deepest sympathy to the Ploeg family. Brian’s positive energy and passion for the outdoors will be missed, along with random run-ins at the gym. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time.

    - Jamie Kirchen
  24. Brian will be missed by the Biggby family our hearts go out to his family.

    - Lisa Hall
  25. Sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you.

    - Suann Hewlett
  26. Annette, Chris and I are terribly sorry for your loss and your families. Prayers.. xo.

    - Barb Madura
  27. My deepest sympathy to the Ploeg family. My you find comfort with the love of family and friends. And the many memories that fill your heart. The touching words at Psalms 34:18 assures us that “God is close to the brokenhearted, and those who are crushed in spirit, he saves.” ……www.jw.org

    - C McGee
  28. My deepest sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m sending my condolences and love to your entire family.

    - Kelly Clark
  29. Dear Friends,
    I am heartbroken for your family. I never knew Brian, but I have known the Dodge family since they lived in GR. Seeing all the wonderful pictures on Barb’s FB page it is clear how dear you all are to one another. My heart aches for the loss of a father, husband, son and friend. May God give you strength and peace in these days and the coming years. With love,

    - Betsie Walen
  30. I’m so sorry .. our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers .. you are all very special and truly loved and if you need anything please let us know we are here.. Love to you and the kids

    - Adler family
  31. I’m so sorry .. our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers .. you are all very special and truly loved and if you need anything please let us know we are here.. Love to you and the kids

    - Lisa Dave Mckenzie Cody adler
  32. YO Dan, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. We will be praying for you all at this very difficult time. Love

    - Scott & Leeann Bont
  33. We are heartbroken by the loss of Brian. All our love and players are offered to the Ploegs and the Dodges. Tight lines and straight arrows in the fields and waters above Bri.

    - Joan, T.J., Hannah & Rachel Keeler
  34. My deepest sympathy to the Ploeg family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Emily and the children. Brian was such an uplifting positive influence every time we hunted together. I cherish the time we spent together. We pray God will lay his healing hand upon the Ploeg family and especially the children.

    - Nick and Anya Plummer
  35. May you feel the an abundance of love and comfort surrounding you.

    - Perry Family
  36. Sending our thought and prayers to Brian’s family. Always so kind when we were in Michigan visiting.

    Marc and Lacey Carter

    - Lacey carter
  37. So sorry to hear this. Brian was the man who got me into waterfowl hunting and make it my passion. Praying for all the Ploeg family.

    - Logan Buehler
  38. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and the kids, Emily. I’m deeply saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. I really enjoyed the times we hunted with Brian and the times we spent with your family. My sincere condolences!

    - Josh Keiter
  39. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family! May the peace of God fill your hearts… Philippians 4:7

    - David Williams
  40. Even though I didn’t know you very long, I thought of you as a friend, not just my supervisor. You will be missed.

    - Annette Raab
  41. Very saddened and shook to the core in hearing of Brian’s passing—Sending prayer’s and love with all I have to The Family’s at this time–Rest Easy Ploeger!

    - David Liu
  42. Dan & Beth, I was very sad to hear about the passing of your son!!! You guys are definitely in my prayers!!! Dan Neely

    - Dan Neely
  43. Sending prayers to the Ploeg family. May God be with you and comfort you all during this difficult time.

    - Leslie Galloup
  44. So very sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts. Rest in peace Ploeger!

    - Monte Munjoy and Family
  45. Beth and Family,
    We cannot fathom the agony your family has for the physical loss of Brian. May happy memories keep all of you thinking of Brian. Much love, Judy and Mike Bailey; Mandy Bailey Beam and Family

    - Judy Bailey
  46. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ploeg family. So, sorry for your loss!!!! I’m at a loss for words as this deeply saddens me beyond belief!!!

    - Leisa Leisa Idema
  47. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time memories our precious keep them in your heart

    - Dave and Barb Dykstra
  48. From the moment you and Scott were born, I was in love. You were my “buddies” and I was the most blessed person in the world to have you as my nephews. I cherish all the great memories…fishing at Cold Water Park, babysitting you, sleep overs, family vacations, and all the holidays….. thank you, Bri. A lot of words have been said to help ease the pain. But one of your last texts to me was the most comforting and even more appropriate now. I read it over and over each day:
    Hang in there.
    It isn’t easy.
    I hope next week is better.
    Love you.
    I love you and will always be one of your biggest fans.

    - barb dodge

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