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James L. Razenberg

August 5, 1926 ~ November 29, 2018 (age 92)

Of Kalamazoo, MI

James L. Razenberg, age 92, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Jim was born August 5, 1926, in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Adrian and Gertrude (Klimp) Razenberg and was a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-46. Jim was a longtime active member of Heritage Christian Reformed Church, where he served on the church council. He was a partner in Daleiden's Inc. for many years and retired as President of the company in 1998. Jim's love of cars, trucks and tractors was a vital part of his life. He was known as a very kind and gentle person, and he thoroughly enjoyed spending time at Eagle Lake with his family.

Family was a very important part of Jim's life. On January 24, 1947, he was united in marriage to Evelyn (Peachey) Razenberg, who preceded him in death on October 15, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Razenberg. On January 16, 2009, he was united in marriage to Marian (VanderMeer) Razenberg, who survives. Also surviving are their children Lynn (Ric) Hoyt, Jan (Larry) Westrate, Bob (Barb) Razenberg, Janice (Curt) Brinks, Marjorie (Paul) Booden, Sally (Mark) Huyser, Jack (Mary) VanderMeer, Daniel (Deb) VanderMeer; twenty grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; a sister Clarissa Ekema; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 4th at Heritage Christian Reformed Church (2857 South 11th Street) with Rev. Simon Tuin officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00AM. A private interment will be held in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Memorials in Jim's memory may be directed to Kalamazoo Christian School Association, Heritage Christian Reformed Church, or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Please visit Jim's personalized guestbook at

Donations may be made to:

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall Suite 100, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 2693450273

Heritage Christian Reformed Church
2857 S. 11th St., Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693723830

Kalamazoo Christian School Association
2121 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Tel: 2693812044

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