Jacqueline Jean Koetje, age 79, of Allendale, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 21, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, Daryl Koetje. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Harvey; children, Diana and Jim Overweg, Nancy and Dan Dyke, David Koetje; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one due in January; sisters, Christine and John Bosma, Evelyn and Ken Stoffer, Winifred and Dale Zimmerle, Hennie and Frank Brooke, Marcia and Bill Godisak; brothers-in-law, Marv and Sharon Koetje, Rog and Eva Koetje; sister-in-law, Linda Koetje; and many nieces and nephews. She loved her family and her church, and her many friends. A private burial was held at Rusk Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held later in the spring of 2021. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds.
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December 28, 2020 3:21pm
I have many great memories of working closely with Harv during the years we were in the same buying group at Meijer.
There were also many wonderful times spent with Jackie at various social events including Christmas dinners when we all got together along with our wives and West Michigan Marketing Association events.
In fact I was just recently telling my kids about our epic holiday dinners hosted by Bob Barrett who, sadly, is no longer alive.
Those memories of Harv and Jackie will never fade.
My sincere thoughts are with Harv and his family.
- Al Pratt
December 27, 2020 6:42pm
Dear Harv:;So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. Ps 125:2 encourages us with these words: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORDS wrap around presence surrounds HIS people." (Passion translation). You and your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. Love Dave & Ann Reiffer
- Dave & Ann Reiffer
December 24, 2020 7:16am
Harvey your Betten Baker Family is sending our condolences to you and your family at this time. Please know you are in our thoughts.
- Betten Baker Auto Plaza Coopersville
December 23, 2020 9:37pm
Dear Harvey and family,
We are sad by the news of Jackie’s death. Some people leave your neighborhood and you forget them. You have remained in our hearts as dear friends even though we don’t see each other often. We are so thankful to God that we will be reunited forever one day! Jackie is the winner! She is praising God in person now!
Cor and Judy
- Judy Damhuis
December 23, 2020 5:18pm
Jackie was such a sweet person, loved by everyone she blessed with her presence. Deepest condolences to Harv and the entire Koetje family.
-the Nipke Family
- Mike Nipke
December 23, 2020 12:29pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Harvey
Jackie was a true blessing to everyone she crossed paths with. We are sharing in your sorrow. Never forget you have friends who love you and are praying for you. With love and friendship
Dave & Marlene
- David & Marlene Van Vuren
December 23, 2020 8:34am
Our sympathies to Harvey, Diana &Jim;, and the rest of the family. May the Hope of Christmas bring you comfort and peace.
And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in heaven above,
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.
Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him; but in heaven,
Set at God’s right hand on high;
Where like stars His children crowned
All in white shall wait around.
- Steve Snoeyink
December 23, 2020 7:47am
Praying for strength for Harv and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. John & Michelle Vancalbergh
- Michelle Vancalbergh
December 22, 2020 10:16pm
Jackie and Harvey visited our church last month. It was a blessing having her with her great smile and kind words, now she is praising our Lord forever.
Fermín & Hilda Durán - Alas de Aguila Allendale
- Fermin & Hilda Duran
December 22, 2020 7:35pm
To know Jackie was our blessing. Always appreciated the wonderful greetings of her and enjoyed her company. Blessings to you Harvey, our dear friend. May God grant you peace in knowing that you be praising our Savior with Jackie in the future and for the rest of eternity.
- Paul & Alma DeVries
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