James Van Norden II

  • Born: December 11, 1948
  • Died: February 12, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

James "Jim" Van Norden II, age 71, of Holland, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Our Papa Bear was loved by many and had a contagious smile and laugh. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family. Our memories are too numerous to list but we will continue to cherish each one daily in our hearts.

Jim served his country in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Jim worked for many years for Micromatic/Textron as an electrician and later at AMST driving semi-trucks. Jim enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and mushroom hunting, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lucile Van Norden; father-in-law, James De Ridder; brothers-in-law, William Johnston, Ralph Brookhouse and Ronald De Ridder.

Jim was a loving husband to Linda, his wife of almost 50 years; dad to Sally (Nathan) Delke, Christine (Eric) Van Hoven, and James III (Edith) Van Norden; grandpa to Evan and Jillian Delke, Kellie and Daniel Moore, Carly Van Hoven, Ella, Lucille, James IV, and Zander Van Norden; great grandpa to Jade Westfield; brother to Rosemarie Johnston and Shirley Brookhouse; son-in-law to Bernice De Ridder, brother-in-law to Mike (Connie) De Ridder, Dennis (Beth) De Ridder, and Terry De Ridder; and uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at noon on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland, MI 49423. Visitation is from 2-4 pm on Sunday, February 16 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are to DAV Chapter 14, 1185 Matt Urban Dr., Holland, MI 49423.