Byung Chun "Jimmy" Yoon, age 79 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at a local care facility. He was born on March 10, 1942 in Gokseong, South Korea to the late Heung Joo Yoon and Ok Keum Oh. Byung married Soon OK Kim on November 22, 1966 in Gokseong, South Korea.
He and his wife, Soon, moved to the United States in 1973 to be with his only sister who was living in Michigan. Byung did not speak English and worked hard to learn the language. He secured a job working at Ermanco and spent his career there from 1974 to 2014. He was well known for being a hard worker and devoted father and husband.
Byung enjoyed keeping up with the current news - having a Korean language newspaper delivered regularly - and enjoyed reading, gardening, and walking to stay active.
He is remembered and missed by his wife of 54 years, Soon Yoon of Grand Haven; and his three children and four grandchildren: daughter Nancy McClain and her husband, Jeffrey McClain of Grand Haven, and their children, Kyle & Cailey McClain; daughter, Carrie Yoon and her partner, Charles Weintraub of Brookline, MA; and son, Bruce Yoon and his wife, Heidi Ashton Yoon of Silver Spring, MD, and their children, Henry & Vivian Yoon. He is also remembered by his brother-in-law, Kenneth Ennenga of Grand Haven; and several extended family members in California and Korea.
He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Yang Soon “Sue” Ennenga.
Private family services will take place. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Grand Haven VFW Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326.
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VFW Post 2326 SGT. Alvin Jonker
20 N. 1st St., Grand Haven MI 49417