James H. Huisingh

  • Born: March 19, 1939
  • Died: November 24, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Harlo Huisingh, 80, Holland, Michigan died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Jim was born on March 19, 1939 to Herman and Susie Huisingh in Westfield, North Dakota. He graduated from Strasburg High School and served in the Army from 1957-1959. He was based in Honolulu, Hawaii and received an honorable discharge. Following his military duties, he settled in Holland, Michigan and married Lillian Gras on Oct 14, 1960 and together they raised two sons. He retired from Herman Miller after many years in various departments, concluding as Manager of Purchasing and Corporate Cost Reduction. He was also the proud recipient of a patent for the open office task light many people around the world use today.

He and Lil enjoyed their cabin in Beulah, Michigan and spending winters with friends in Arizona and Florida. He also produced many stained-glass windows for West Michigan homes and loved to golf and hunt with family and friends.

Jim's final years included developing many friends who were part of programs aimed at improving his life with Parkinson's such as Rock Steady Boxing and Peddling with Parkinson's.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lillian Gras Huisingh; sons, Jack (Julie) Huisingh and Rob (Deb) Huisingh; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Nick Leonard, Adam Huisingh, Nick and Ashley Huisingh, Madeline Huisingh, Molly Huisingh, Michael and Nicole Huisingh (Mia Renee), Lauren and Scott Herbert (Colson); siblings, Del (Glenda) Huisingh, Roger (Carol) Huisingh and Howard (Judy) Huisingh; and sisters-and-brother-in-law, Cheryl (Dr) Lefers, Yvonne (Carl) Wissink, Ruth (Aldy) Jelsema, Sally Kooi, Ben (Karen) Gras and Loie (Ken) Weenum.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 with the funeral service following at 12 noon in the Sanctuary of Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road. Holland (please use entrances C&D). Memorials may be given to Rock Steady Boxing at the Holland Community Aquatic Center (a program for Parkinson's), 550 Maple Avenue, Holland, Holland, MI 49423 or the Parkinson's Foundation. The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home. To leave a condolence and more information, please visit www.langelandsterenberg.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lil, Jack and Julie--We are graced to know you and your family. Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. "My Presence will go with you and I will give you Rest. Exodus 33:14 --Chris and Mari Martin

Posted by Mari Martin - Holland, MI - Friend   December 04, 2019

Lil, Heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. Prayers for strength and healing.
Mary Ann Frens Beck

Posted by Mary Ann Frens-Beck - Apple Valley, CA   December 03, 2019

Lil, Thinking of you and your family.. Praying for peace and comfort. Larry & Sue Gras

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2019

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Vern & Karen Steenwyk - Birmingham, AL   November 29, 2019

Lil, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time, may you find comfort knowing Jim is now resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hugs from Ron and Lou.

Posted by Ron & Lou Bareman - Holland, MI   November 27, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the Jim's family. I worked with him at HMI. He was always a stand up guy, well liked and respected by all who worked with him.

Posted by Steve Kubica Kubica - Saugatuck/Scottsdale - Coworker   November 27, 2019

Please accept our family's deepest sympathy.
The Seiffs

Posted by Thomas Seiff - Holland, MI   November 27, 2019

Lil, My deepest condolences for your loss. Jim was a fine man who loved boxing. It was a pleasure knowing him even though it was only for a short time. God bless you in your sorrow.

Jim Bielecki (Amy Hooyer's dad)

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2019

Sending sincere sympathy to you Lil and all your family. Pray for pease and wisdom throughout this time.

Posted by Alyce Bareman    November 26, 2019

So sorry for your loss. A great husband, father and grandfather has gone ahead.

Posted by Sandy Kempf - North Muskegon, MI   November 26, 2019

Lil, so sorry to here of Jim's passing! Our prayers go out to you and your family. Will not be able to make the calling hours as we are in Florida.
Love Chuck and Jane Zwiers

Posted by Chuck Zwiers - Holland, MI - Family   November 26, 2019

Will be remembering you and your family in my prayers.
I got to know Jim when we worked together at Holland Color years ago :):) Always liked Jim., good guy. May you fine comfort in knowing that he is now in a better place without any discomfort.
God Bless.

Posted by Ken Doorn - Zeeland, MI   November 26, 2019

Dear Lil, Jack, Rob and family, please know that I am keeping you all in my heart as you adjust to this sad loss.

Posted by Margo Zeedyk - Holland, MI - Friend   November 25, 2019

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