James F. VanVeghel, age 71 of Caledonia, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy VanVeghel and special brother-in-law, Wally Lukas. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois; children, Carrie (Scott) Gillespie and Dan (Paula) VanVeghel; grandchildren, Aidan, Ethan and Kaylie Gillespie, Grace and Austin VanVeghel; brother, Robert (Pat) VanVeghel; sister, Judy Lukas also brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Alaska. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Jim enjoyed helping with church projects and was always ready to use his God-given talents to help others. His family and faith were very important to him. The congregation of Cascade Christian Church was so appreciative of his leadership as General Contractor in the renovation of the sanctuary. Memorial services will be Saturday, January 4 at 2:30 PM at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive SE, Rev. Jill Forton, officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546.