James Michael "Jamie" Pratt, Jr.

  • Born: October 4, 1959
  • Died: September 29, 2021
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Michael Pratt Jr. "Jamie," 61 of Zeeland, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at his home.

Jamie was born October 4, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri, to James Sr. and Helen "Betty" (Cook) Pratt. Jamie grew up in Lansing, Michigan and went to Hope College. He majored in Biology and met Paula Koops. After graduating, Jamie and Paula married in 1985 and started their life journey together. They first lived and worked in Brownsville, Texas, then Grand Rapids (Heritage Hill). Jamie received his master's degree in Management from Aquinas College. In 1995 they moved to Zeeland and raised their two children there. Many knew him from his morning walks around town with the family's schnauzer. Jamie worked as a financial advisor until his retirement in the past year. They are members of First Reformed Church. Jamie loved music, history, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family and friends until his battle with cancer came to an end.

Jamie is survived by his wife of 36 years, Paula, their daughter Hannah and Tim Schroll of LaPorte, Indiana, their son Dr. Cameron and Allison Pratt of Atlanta, Georgia, beloved granddaughter Clara Elizabeth Schroll, parents: James Sr. and Betty Pratt, parents-in-law: Ed and Sharon Koops, siblings: Greg and Denise Pratt, Debbie Trudell, Linda Pratt, Steve and Ronda Pratt, in-laws: Chris and Paul DeVisser, Kurt and Kelly Koops, Karla and Paul Fikse, and many extended family and friends.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Jamie Pratt will be held at 2:00 pm, on his birthday, Monday, October 4, 2021, at First Reformed Church of Zeeland, 125 East Lincoln Ave, Zeeland MI 49464. Visitation will be 11:30-1:45 Monday prior to the funeral service at church. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland area or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland MI 49464.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. He always had a smile and time to talk. He was such an encourager to Al in the frat and and beyond. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Al and Linda Smith - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   October 08, 2021

We are sending our deepest sympathies in the loss of Jamie. We will always have fond memories of sitting around the dining table drinking coffee and chatting, when Jamie was our financial advisor. He was always so cheerful and easy to talk to. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Jim and Jolanta Rynsburger - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 04, 2021


My deepest condolences to the Pratt family over the loss of Jaime. I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time and know that our memories of Jaime will be forever in our hearts!! May perpetual light shine upon him and may he find eternal rest with our Lord Jesus Christ!

Posted by Maria Garcia - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   October 04, 2021

Paula, Cam and Hannah and families. So sorry for Jamies passing. You are in my prayers and thoughts.Dan Kiel

Posted by Dan Kiel - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 03, 2021

Sending thoughts and prayers from Slovenia! Our condolences.
xoxo Kath

Posted by kathleen knipp - Evanston, IL - Friend   October 03, 2021

Paula, you have our sympathy and I Will miss our chats we had at the Bus garage . Always enjoyed that time.
Dave Meeuwsen

Posted by Dave Meeuwsen - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 03, 2021

Oh Paula! I'm so shocked and saddened to hear this news! I am SO sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort as you honor Jamie's life and treasure the wonderful memories. Take care!

Posted by Lesa Johnson - Zeeland, MI - Coworker   October 02, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Jamie will be missed.

Posted by Shelly Anderson - BENTON, MO - Family   October 02, 2021

Jim,Betty, and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Jamie's passing. I am praying for all of you during this very difficult time. I pray that you will rely on each other during this time. And that God will bring you comfort.

Posted by Jamie Bancroft - Hixson - Newnan, GA - Friend   October 02, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that Angie and I extend our thoughts & prays to Jamie's family & friends during this difficult time.
Much Love,
Tim & Angie Potts

Posted by Timothy Potts - Florissant, MO - Family   October 01, 2021

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