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Obituary for Joseph James "Jim" Dankovic

May 26, 1953 - August 26, 2020
Holland, Michigan | Age 67

Obituary

Joseph James "Jim" Dankovic, 67, of Holland, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at his home.

Jim was born May 26, 1953, in Pittsburgh, to Joseph J. and Margaret (Tupi) Dankovic. He graduated from Munhall High School and later from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Jim married Deb Weaver on June 26, 1976. They moved to Holland, Michigan, for Jim's job at Parke Davis. The Dankovic family are former members of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Jim was an eagle scout as a young man, and he became a troop leader in Boy Scout Troop #157. Jim retired from Pfizer and then worked locally for H&R Block. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Joan Kuzo, and his brother-in-law James Lovas.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, "Miss Deb", their children: Michael and Sandra Dankovic of Allegan, Katie Dankovic and fiancé Mike "Chivo" Sanchez Sr. of Holland, Becca and Nick Flamboe of Holland; two granddaughters: Sophia Ruiter, and Chloe Flamboe; sisters: Kathy and Ken Monyak of Florida, Mary Jo Lovas of Kentucky; sister-in-law Diane and Bob Leroch of Pittsburgh, brother-in-law Rob and Linda Weaver of Pittsburgh, and many extended family.

A service will be held at Jim and Deb's home, 315 Elemeda Street, Holland, MI 49424, Sunday, September 6th in their back yard starting at 10 am, anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of Jim's life. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Jim to: The Wounded Warrior Project, or Education Fund of Jim's granddaughters, (Make checks payable to Sophia R. Ruiter, Memo line-acct # 0415918269, please endorse "for deposit only"), then mail to: Huntington National Bank, 3413 West Shore Drive, Holland MI 49424.

Arrangements by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland MI 49464.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Education Fund of Jim's granddaughters, (Make checks payable to Sophia R. Ruiter, Memo line-acct # 0415918269, please endorse "for deposit only"),
  • Sophia R. Ruiter Acct#0415918269
    Huntington National Bank
    3413 Westshore Drive
    Holland, MI 49424

Arrangements By

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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