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Martin “Bud” Kooiman


Martin “Bud” Kooiman, aged 86 of Lowell, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2022, with his family by his side. Martin was born on November 2, 1935, to Martin and Mona (Crakes) Kooiman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Richard, Elinor, Gertrude, Keith, Edward, and Donald; and son-in-law, Michael Bergy.

Martin is survived by his children; Martin (Renee) Kooiman, Jr., Mary Fry, Marlene (Mark) Clark, Amy (Kenneth) Stuart, Diane (Dale) Chiles, Susan (Jay) Block and Sally (James) Hoornstra; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Martin retired from General Motors after 27 years of service. He loved dogs (especially Rosie), feeding and watching the birds, and his John Deere tractor.

Martin had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by having trusted in the finished crosswork of the Lord Jesus Christ – his death, burial, and resurrection – to take away all of his sin and to give him salvation and eternal security with the Lord.  Because he believed that, praise God, we know that we too who believe and trust in Christ will one day be reunited with him.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Friday, October 28, 2022, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Ron Tuinstra officiating at Alton Bible Church, 2780 Lincoln Lake Ave NE, Lowell, MI 49331.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, or to Alton Bible Church.

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