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Joshua VanEssen

Joshua VanEssen, aged 31 of Kentwood, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Skylah; mother, Becki; father, Mike (Kris); brother Nick (Courtney), sister Katelyn Clark; aunts, Sheri Swan and Tammy Sellner and families. A funeral service for Josh will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-2 pm prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of West Michigan.

  1. Mike, Becki, Sherri, Tammy we are so very sad for you all. We love you and you are all in our prayers along with family we have not met.

    - Roger and Susan. miller
  2. So sorry to hear of your loss Van Essen family. Sue and I will keep you all in our prayers. Be strong.

    Brian and Sue Kane

  3. Our deepest sympathies to the VanEssen family during this difficult time. We will keep your family in our prayers for strength and comfort,. May your cherished memories of Joshua bring you comfort in the days ahead.

    - Bruce and Marilyn Starring
  4. Becki,
    So sorry for you and your families loss. Praying for comfort and peace for you.

    - Dave Boer
  5. Sooo very sorry for your loss. We love all of you and we hurt with you. Prayers continue for all of you during this difficult time.

    - Sue & Marty Allerding
  6. So sorry to hear this, Rest easy in heaven Josh you will be missed

    - Josh Coulter
  7. Becki, Katelyn, Nick
    I’m am so sorry for your loss…Prayers are going up for the family as you go through this difficult time. ❤

    - Janice Davis
  8. Becki,
    Truly sorry for your loss. In this heart breaking time for you i will be praying.

    - Tiffany sperry
  9. My prayers are with u all during this time of sorrow..

    - Ann Gaiser
  10. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Debra Hoek and family.

    - Debra Hoek
  11. Mike & Tammy, my childhood friends big hugs to you two. All my sympathy to both of you and the rest of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    - karen pigeon tayon
  12. Becki, so so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family

    - Shannon Silva
  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    - Josie D'Amico
  14. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending up prayers and condolences. We are thinking about you and your family during this rough time.

    - Josh and Melissa Genther
  15. I’m so sorry for your loss I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Felicia mumper
  16. Becki and family we are so sorry for your loss may God wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time.
    Tilman – Mary Mathis.

    - Mary Mathis
  17. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God give You strength to endure the pain you are going through. Love you!

    - Doris Robinson
  18. Dear Becki, I just heard of your terrible loss – Peggy told me – and I wanted to tell you how sad we both are for you and your family. We will think of you a great deal this year, and we hope that you will find some peace. Paul & Peggy

    - Paul Critelli

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