James Allen Kamps, age 70, of Hudsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Dorothy Kamps. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Jeannette; his children, Anne Rakosky, Emily and Eric Schroeder, Joshua Kamps, stepson Brian Barrett; grandchildren, Hayden, Gracie, Izzy, Ethan, Chloe, Ralyne; brothers, Bill and Molly Kamps, Ron Kamps; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11 a.m. at South Grandville Christian Reformed Church, 4130 Wilson SW. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Emmanuel Hospice.
Friday, January 27
South Grandville Christian Reformed Church
4130 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418
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February 20, 2023 4:35pm
Miss you, Jim. You were the source of my greatest memories while growing up together. We had a blast!
- Rick Lemmen
January 26, 2023 12:32pm
I’m sorry for your loss Josh and family! Sending my condolences and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
- Angie F
January 25, 2023 5:58pm
Bill and Ron, you have my condolences. Jim was always a good guy and I always enjoyed the fact we were friends.
- Bill Meyer
January 25, 2023 4:08pm
My condolences to you Anne and your entire family.🙏
- Kathryn Lanni
January 23, 2023 10:55pm
My uncle Jim was the most kind, loving, hardworking man. I didn’t get to see him much unfortunately but when I did he always gave me the biggest hug and kiss on the cheek! I will definitely miss those! May he rest in peace. I love you uncle Jim and will miss you so much!
- Ella kamps
January 23, 2023 6:03pm
Dear Jeanette & Family, we are heart broken to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such kindhearted, gentle man that always had a smile on his face. We will fondly remember the times we golfed together and shared a drink at Blythefield. Sending you prayers of strength and peace during this difficult time.
- Chad & Cherrah Casserly
January 23, 2023 12:19pm
So sorry to hear about Jim. I always enjoyed talking to him at Blythefield. Smiling, happy and kind. Brightened my day.
- Bob Sedrowski
January 23, 2023 7:51am
Jim was an amazing, inspiring, and charismatic leader and coworker. We feel so blessed to have had the years we did with him. His family is in our thoughts and prayers, and we wish you peace and comfort through this difficult time.
- Michigan Kenworth - Gaylord
January 22, 2023 8:04pm
Jim was a wonderful man that made my sister so happy. We are so glad they had 27 years together. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with the family.
Barb & Dick Kinney
- Barbara Kinney
January 22, 2023 7:52pm
Very sorry to hear of Jim’s death. We never met but he always had a smile in pictures I have seen and projected the impression of someone you would have a great time with. Rest In Peace.
- Johnny Johnson
January 22, 2023 5:26pm
Jim was a very kind brother-in-law who took wonderful care of my sister. We are thankful for the many happy years they shared together. It was a joy to witness the deep love and devotion he had for his family, especially his kids and grandkids. He will be sorely missed.
- Bonnie and Jimmy Link
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