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Kruizenga, John A. -

John A. Kruizenga

Plainwell - John passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. He was born January 15, 1941 in Dover, New Hampshire, the son of John and Genevieve (Jeannot) Kruizenga. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from WMU he taught school several years in Michigan and then in Idaho. He then became a licensed journeyman electrician and pursued that career the rest of his life both in Idaho and later in Michigan. He was a hobby farmer at heart and liked raising cows in Idaho and chickens when he returned to Michigan. John enjoyed studying the Bible, American History and foreign languages. He loved being outdoors and hiking all over the western states. John attended St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego and most recently attended Northern Heights Christian Reformed Church in Cooper Township. Surviving are his siblings, Jeanne (Dennis) Fitzgerald of Battle Creek and Helen Watson of Otsego; brother-in-law, Ken Kochany along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Kochany. Funeral Services were held, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Contributions in memory of John may be made to Right to Life. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Winkel Funeral Home
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