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Christopher Slabbekoorn

Christopher Slabbekoorn, age 46, of Jenison was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  Chris was preceded in death by his dad, John Donald Slabbekoorn.  He will be dearly missed by his wife of 17 years, Julie; his daughter, Genevieve; mother, Bonnie Slabbekoorn; siblings, Robin (Roger) Schneider, Dawn (Robert) Hughes, Sheila (Rick) Armitage, parents-in-law; Ralph and Mary Hodgkinson; sister-in-law, Megan (Gerrit) Campbell, many nieces, nephews  and cousins.  Chris had many great times with his nephews, Nick and Rob, as they were close in age and spirit to each other and were often found getting into mischief together.  Chris was a dedicated, warm, loving husband and father.  Genevieve became the light of his life and he was dedicated to loving, caring, and providing for her well being.  Chris loved to cook, grill and smoke meats for intimate groups of friends and family.  Chris had several close friends that he considered to be family.  He was a handyman, helper, and putzer who could take things apart, improve it, and put it back together.   He was ready to lend a hand and help family and friends with repairs and maintenance around the home and at the family cottage.  A memorial  service will be held Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 am at Chapel Pointe Church, 3350 Baldwin St., Hudsonville.   Friends and relatives may meet the family from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, July 5 at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr SW, and from 10:00 to 10:45 at church on Saturday prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers please consider the needs of Genevieve for her future.

  1. Julie,

    Please know that our prayers and thoughts have been for your family for some time now, and will be with you & Genevieve from now on.

    - David & Sharon Campbell
  2. I was so sadden to hear this. I worked with Chris for many years at Ricoh. He was a quiet good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    - Jan Noorman
  3. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. We just completed working on a project with him for our office. He was a kind and gentle spirit. Heaven has gained an angel. May his memory be eternal.

    - Marina Kotsifis
  4. I’m glad to say that I had the pleasure of working with Chris, he was a good person, kind and thoughtful. He will be dearly missed by everyone he came in contact with. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    - Sharon Lycos
  5. A wonderful man is gone far too soon. I haven’t seen Chris in a long time (since our high school days), but always thought of him fondly. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

    - Diana Lamphiere
  6. Steve and I are very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family.

    - Stephen and Beverly Hughes
  7. Chris was my manager at Ricoh for over 5 yrs. He was and will always be my best manager. It was an honor and privilege to work with. Our team will never be the same. Thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew Chris.

    - Dave VanArsdall
  8. I am so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul, and anyone who met him was better for it. He worked in my area at the State. He was one of the best people it has been my privilege to ever know. I was on vacation when this happened, and I’m sorry I could not be there in person for him. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He is truly missed.

    - Chad Hardin
  9. I’m sorry for your loss. Chris was an awesome guy and left this world too soon.

    - Todd Tofferi

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