Jodi L. Cook

Jodi L. Cook

Jodi passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born August 16, 1971 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Thomas Kruithoff and Cheryl (Adams) Case. Jodi was a 1989 Plainwell High School graduate and as a young woman had worked at Spencer Gifts and had also done children’s photography. Most recently she had worked at Phoenix Properties and McDonalds.

Jodi was always happy, enjoyed making people laugh and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She liked playing cribbage and cards, doing crossword puzzles and hanging out with her lifelong friends from 12th Street. She spent the last 15 amazing years with her Lovey, fiancé, Terrance Sistrunk. Jodi loved her family dearly.

Surviving are her children, Katie Earl of Plainwell and Jackson Cook of Kalamazoo; grandson, Chance Lee; fiancé, Terrance; her parents; siblings, Leah Darrow, Cy Kruithoff and Jonah Metzer along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Judy Kruithoff; brother, Scott Kruithoff and her grandparents.

Friends may meet with Jodi’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Tom Davenport officiating. 

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Jodi may be made to her family for a scholarship for her grandson.

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  1. Agnes Vanarsdal says:

    Tom and Cheryl, my deepest sympathy.
    How can this be possible.
    May God Almighty Grace be with both of you.
    Hugs to you both!!

  2. Rick Fairfield says:

    So sad right now you will be missed dearly by many love you my friend

  3. Rick Fairfield says:

    My prayers are with the whole family

  4. Amie Meints says:

    Godspeed; until we meet again!

  5. Lisa A Alli says:

    Sending my prayers yo her family and friends to have God’s hands help heal them during this difficult time. She was an amazing woman..katie I love you sweetie I’ll always be there for u.

  6. Pam McQueer (DeBruyne) says:

    Cheryl and Tom, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Jodi AKA too me BODIE was an amazing woman. She stole my heart the very first time I seen her when she moved in next door her and Scotty were my favorite kids to babysit, but that word was exchanged quickly for my two little side kicks! Now both of them are together again. And they have branded my heart and soul for eternity. My love for them both was immense and Jodie always left every visit or conversation with successfully making me laugh until I cried…She was SO FUNNY! Bodie I will miss you and I will look after your sweet Momma…Love you my little Bodie Oh Oh!!!

  7. Gretchen Kershaw (DeBruyne Family) says:

    Cheryl & Family,

    We are sorry to hear the news of Jodi’s passing onto Glory. I have so many memories of Scott & Jodi when I was a little girl. You guys were/are like family to us. On behalf of the DeBruyne family and myself, our heartfelt prayers are with and for you all. We pray GOD will comfort you, strengthen you and give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Gretchen Kershaw & DeBruyne Family

  8. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Cheryl and Family,
    We send our love and prayers to all of you! I never met Jodi but from what I am reading, she was someone I wish I had known! Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you! Hang on to your memories, she will always be in your heart!

  9. Ken and Gail Watson says:

    Tom and Cheryl, so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. May the Lord give you His peace and comfort.
    With deep sympathy,
    Ken and Gail Watson

  10. Sherry Hanson says:

    Tom, Cheryl and family – we are so sorry to hear about Jodi and want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our prayer is that you feel the love of friends and family and most of all the love of our Heavenly Father comforting you in this difficult time.
    Our sincere sympathy,
    Mike & Sherry Hanson

  11. Al and Betty LaCoss says:

    Al and I are truly sorry for your loss.
    It is any parent’s worst nightmare. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  12. Al and Betty LaCoss says:

    Al and I are so very sorry for your loss.
    Losing a child or a grandchild is our biggest nightmare. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Joe Pinks says:

    Sorry for y’alls loss,she was an amazing woman.

  14. Karen (Timmerman) Ullrich says:

    Cheryl, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine losing one child…let alone two. You are in my prayers. May you find comfort and peace through this difficult time.

  15. terry bowersock says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Cheryl. I will be thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.

  16. Kevin McMullin says:

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to the entire family especially Katie And Chance I’m here for y’all, guys I’ll try and Make it.

  17. Laurie says:

    Always ❤

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