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Jacob “Jack” Van Putten



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 Cub Scout’s #3134


Girl Scout Troop #8138

Jacob G. “Jack” Van Putten, age 63 of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 9, 2019, at his childhood home on Murray Lake. Before his death, he was one of the longest year round residents on the lake. Jack was born on July 22, 1956, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Jacob and Marry (Kleynenberg) Van Putten.  He graduated from Lowell High School in 1974. As a child, he loved to disassemble, tinker, and figure out how things worked. In life, Jack was a master of all trades but electricity was his passion. Jack’s natural mechanical aptitude became a way for him to support his family and help people in need. Jack was a Master Electrician for over 40 years, a trade he learned from his father and also passed down to his own son. Jack worked for over 20 years as a Corporate Plant Engineer for Lescoa in Grand Rapids, MI. After that, Jack went into business for himself until his death. Even though he loved his occupation, he cherished his family above all. On May 3, 1975, Jack married the love of his life, Judith “Judy” Schuelke, together they raised three children. He enjoyed spending time as a family, vacationing at Cedar Point was his favorite trip. Jack always came through when you needed him, and was the type of person that could help you work your way out of almost any problem. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob G. Van Putten; mother, Mary K. Van Putten; grandson, Hunter I. Johnson; nephew, Gary L. Parcher; and brother-in-law, Daniel Homrich. Jack is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judith “Judy” Van Putten of Lowell; children, Jennifer (Beau) Johnson, Jessica (Matthew) Polczak, Jacob (Shelby) Van Putten; grandchildren, Collin, Chloe, Evan Johnson, Tyler Austin, Dylan, Avery Polczak, Ashtyn, Jack Van Putten; siblings, Diane (Dave) Fleeger, Donna (Gary) Parcher, Richard Van Putten; sisters-in-law, Katherine (Don) Ladner, Mary (Ed) Schmidt, Rebecca (Matt) Shehorn; brother-in-law, David Schuelke; several nieces, nephews, and beloved dog Penny. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331 with funeral services following at 1 PM. The family invites you to a luncheon after the service from 2 to 5pm at Impact Church, 11840 Fulton St E Lowell, MI 49331.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cub Scout’s #3134 or Girl Scout Troop #8138.

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12 Responses

  1. So very sorry to hear this from my family to you’res our thoughts and prayers go out to all. May the peace that only comes through the father comfort you all at this time of grief. Love always your cousin Ron

  2. Jessica and Matt
    So sad to hear about your loss
    Prayers and sympathy for you and your family

    Uncle Tom and Aunt Cheryl

  3. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your beloved deceased soar high and fly freely. He has now begun his new eternal life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending love and prayers.

  4. Jack, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you! Your wonderful sense of humor was amazing and will always be remembered! Our deepest sympathy to your family! Sending our love and prayers to all!

  5. Judy and family. I am so very sorry for your loss of husband, father, grandfather and friend.
    You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. May you find some peace in Jesus.

  6. Judy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that your church family is lifting you up in prayer at this time. I pray that you exoerience the peace that passes all understanding and that you find comfort in your faith and family.

  7. Matt and Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Judy,
    Frank and I are so deeply sorry
    For your loss . Jack is a wonderful guy and he will be missed . Our condolences to you and your family .

  9. Judy and Family,

    So sorry about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sweet Jennifer,

    We are so sorry for your great loss. Praying for you and your family.

  11. Dear Jessica and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute was shared about your father. <3
    God Bless You All!

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