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Jim Vanden Bosch

Obituary for Jim Vanden Bosch

August 9, 1958 - August 10, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 59


Jim Vanden Bosch, 59, of Zeeland, died Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Jim was born August 9, 1958, in Holland, Michigan, to John and Betty (Vander West) Vanden Bosch. Jim grew up on the north side of Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School in 1977. He worked for Prince Corporation and then started his career at the Ottawa County Road Commission in 1983. He married the love of his life Dawn Dubbink on November 21, 1980. They raised their three sons in Zeeland. Jim and Dawn are members of Grace Chapel in Zeeland. He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law Myrtle Dubbink, brother Tommy Vanden Bosch, brothers-in-law Terry Dubbink and Gene Ryzenga.

Jim's foremost purpose was being a loving and committed husband, father, and grandfather. He always answered his phone, and always responded with "that's what family is for". Jim was mechanically talented and was able to build and repair nearly anything. He enjoyed helping and serving others through the gifts of his hands.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dawn, their children: Terry and Susan Vanden Bosch of Dorr, Tom and Abby Vanden Bosch of Zeeland, Travis and Jessica Vanden Bosch of Zeeland; grandchildren: Jonathan, Brooklyn, Ty, Drew; father-in-law Theodore Dubbink, siblings: Diane Ryzenga, John and Jane Vanden Bosch, Jack Vanden Bosch, Tammy and Dean Rulapaugh, sister-in-law Debra and David Gerrits, and several extended family and friends.

A service to honor the faith and life of Jim Vanden Bosch will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 14, 2017, at Grace Chapel, 9530 Woodbridge, Zeeland MI 49464. A time of visitation will be 5:00-7:30 pm, Sunday, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Stand Ministries.

When you remember Jim, please remember his favorite saying "Every day is a mission for the Lord."

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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