Harry Y. Schoonhoven

Harry Y. Schoonhoven

Harry passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his home in Kalamazoo with his family by his bedside.

He was born October 16, 1952 in the Netherlands to Cornelis and Jacoba (VanDijk) Schoonhoven. For 25 years he had worked for the Brown Company and James River then for Summit Valley and had spent the last 5 years working for Target. Harry enjoyed bowling on the Monday night doubles league, camping, coaching soccer for his sons, following NASCAR and watching races at area tracks. On July 21, 1973 in Kalamazoo he married Deborah Markle who survives.

Also surviving are his mother; son, Christopher (Daniela) Schoonhoven; foster children, Joseph (Karen) Lull and Shannon (Heather) Moss; daughter-in-law, Tami Schoonhoven; 7 grandchildren, Brandin, Sheeshta, Nicholas, Gabriel, Anjelika, Elizabeth and Ava; siblings, Bob (Angela) Schoonhoven, Roy (Lori Ivan) Schoonhoven and Mike (Gwen) Stockwell and dear friends, Don & Katie Verkow .

He was preceded in death by his father and son, SSG. Mark Schoonhoven in 2013.

Friends may meet with Harry’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with Pastor Louis Arnett officiating.

Burial will follow at East Cooper Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Harry may be made to the Fisher House Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Amy Atkins says:

    Dad Harry will be missed but never forgotten. Now he is up in Heaven with his dad and son Mark.

  2. Karyl DeBruyn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family; we share in your sadness. Harry was a great friend, neighbor and classmate.

    Scott and Karyl DeBruyn

  3. Carol Gayheart says:

    Deb, I am SO sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the Schoonhoven family.

  4. Robert Schoonhoven says:

    There is an emptiness inside that cannot be addressed. I love you little brother.

  5. Brook Kievit says:

    Daniela, my condolences to your husband and family.

  6. Donna Reger says:

    To a good neighbor and friend may you rest in peace.

    Donna Reger

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