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John Robert Olthof

January 9, 1926 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 91)
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A candle was lit by Katie Duthler (Hopp) on December 4, 2017 8:11 PM
Message from Marie Haak
June 5, 2017 9:38 PM

Margie and family I am so sorry for your loss! John will be missed, he loved coming to BK and giving me a hard time (only in fun). He will be missed!
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A candle was lit by Marie Haak on June 5, 2017 9:31 PM
Message from Michael Malcolm
June 2, 2017 5:40 PM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a great man. A super example of walking with God. I'll never forget how eloquent he was with prayer. Like poetry. I was always happy when he prayed because it usually meant I didn't have to! :-) So many great memories. Deer camp and port wine with cards. Sheila ;-) And I'll never forget the 7 shot deer. Always quick with advice, and support. Sending out love and hugs to you all.
Message from Susan
June 2, 2017 8:22 PM

Thanks, Mike. He was a wonderful man who we dearly miss, but we are thankful his suffering is over and is with his Lord in heaven
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A candle was lit by Janet Fegley on May 31, 2017 6:42 PM
Message from Janet Fegley
May 31, 2017 6:39 PM

John always had a smile and a laugh for everyone. I work at Christian Haven Home and am blessed that I had the opportunity to know him and care for him. He will be sadly missed by many. God Bless!
Message from Susan
June 2, 2017 8:24 PM

We so appreciate the loving care Dad received at Christian Haven. He loved the staff!
Message from Bob & Phyllis
May 31, 2017 12:23 PM

Ou sympathy to your family in the passing of your dad, grandfather, husband. We will keep you in our prayers in the weeks and months ahead. Bless you for taking such good care of your parents.
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A candle was lit by Ramona Yell on May 30, 2017 8:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Ramona Yell on May 30, 2017 8:13 PM
I worked at Christian Haven Home.I was blessed with the honor of being able to assist in the care of John.We spent many times sharing our thoughts and ideas on all types of subjects with one another..One thing I would like to state is how much he loved and cared for his wife Marge.He was always concerned and worried about her well being and that she would be taken care of once he was gone.He found peace with knowing his journey to heaven had began.John was such a kind and caring gentleman.No matter how he was feeling ,he was always quick to thank you for whatever the task at hand might have been that you assisted him with.Fond memories are forever close to my heart and peace knowing that John is now with his lord whom he believed so honorably in..May you be at peace my friend,.You are and will be sadly missed...prayers to the family,may god be with you all... Sincerely and respectfully, Caregiver from CHH,Ramona Yell
Message from Susan
May 31, 2017 9:34 PM

Thank you so much for your love and care for John. You and all the Christian Haven were heroic! And yes, his first concern was always for his beloved Margie.
Message from Susan
May 31, 2017 5:34 PM

Thanks for your comforting words-he loved you and all the staff who card for him so well all the way to the end. Thanks to you and all who were so dedicated to his care. And yes, he was always concerned about his beloved Margie. True love!
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A candle was lit by Kirk and Kim Palkowski on May 30, 2017 10:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Shirley Blunk on May 27, 2017 7:21 AM
Message from Daniel & Joan Held
May 26, 2017 10:01 PM

How blessed our family was to have known John. His kindness will be remembered always to our children James, Sarah, Anna and Benjamin. I am so glad I recently had a chance to personally thank John for his special relationship with James. Our pastor reminds us to make Jesus look good and John certainly did a great job of that by the way he lived his life.
We love you John and will miss you!
Message from Susan
May 30, 2017 10:43 AM

Thanks for those special words. Our dad was a special person!
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A candle was lit by barbara carter on May 26, 2017 8:59 PM
Message from Linda Heins
May 26, 2017 5:57 AM

One of the nicest gentlemen I've ever met. He and Marge were very involved and regulars at the Council on Aging for many years. He always had a smile for everyone. Rest in Peace John. My sincere condolences to the family.
Message from Susan
May 26, 2017 11:14 AM

Thank you so much for your kind words. Dad loved his work on the Council.
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A candle was lit by Jim and Julie on May 25, 2017 4:56 PM
Message from Kim Siple
May 25, 2017 12:39 PM

I served John casserole supper at Christian Haven Home every Saturday evening. We shared many a laugh. I will surely miss John. He always had a warm smile and kind word. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Message from Lisa
May 25, 2017 1:53 PM

Thank you for your kindness, Kim.
Message from John Wozniak
May 25, 2017 9:10 AM

Rest in Peace, John.
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A candle was lit by Charles and Billie Jo Dood and Family (Bradenton Florida on May 25, 2017 8:28 AM
Message from Joe and Kathy Young
May 24, 2017 2:47 PM

He sounds like a man we would have loved to know. Our condolences to the family, especially Scott and Becky. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all.
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