Dennis J. Kooiman, age 66 of Spring Lake/Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Mercy Hospital. He was born on April 18, 1955, to Henry and Donna May (Juhnke) Kooiman. Dennis married Lynda Barrett on November 7, 1980.
Dennis graduated from Grand Haven High School and then served his country in the US Air Force from 1975 to 1979 at the end of the Vietnam War Era. Upon his return from the military, Dennis attended North Western Michigan University and worked as an Operator at Consumer’s Energy until his retirement.
He enjoyed biking, playing guitar, spending time with his family, and traveling to the Traverse City area whenever he could.
Dennis is remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 40 years, Lynda Kooiman of Spring Lake; his daughter, Angenieta Eliopulos; and son, Joseph E. Kooiman of Spring Lake; grandchildren, Zander Kooiman, Samantha & Danielle Eliopulos, and Robert Brock; great-grandchildren, Elijah & Ava Kay; his mother, Donna Kooiman of Grand Haven; sister, Marva (Phil) Ringelberg; his two brothers, Kirk (Chari) Kooiman and Jon (Tami) Kooiman; brothers-in-law, Michael, Stephan (Sandra), and Larry Barrett; sister-in-law, Norene (Rudy) Hendricks; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended “family” in Traverse City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Kooiman.
The Celebration of Life for Dennis will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Yoshonis officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In accordance of Dennis’ wishes, anyone attending the service is asked to please dress casually. Wear your favorite pair of jeans or whatever makes you happy.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Noah Project, Pound Buddies, or Harbor Hospice.
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