Obituaries

Josie C. Thompson

Josie Carolyn Thompson, age 2 of Marion, passed away unexpectedly in Falmouth, May 28, 2018. She was born in Cadillac on May 20, 2016 to Matthew and Carrie (Kamphouse) Thompson. Josie was baptized July 3rd, 2016 at the Highland Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed playing with her family, friends, and visiting her grandparent’s house. She loved seeing and playing with cows, puppies, kitties, lady bugs, babies, watching toonies with mom and going on ranger rides with dad. Josie is survived by her parents; Matthew and Carrie, siblings; Leah, Benjamin, and Claire, grandparents; Den and Bev Kamphouse of Marion, and Dave and Nancy Thompson of McBain, great grandmother; Agnes Euwema of Marion, and great grandparents, Jeanette Derrick and Jim Lutke of McBain. Funeral services will be held at the Highland Christian Reformed Church at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 with Rev. Doctor Gregory J. Kett officiating. Burial will take place at the Highland Hillside Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Highland Christian Reformed Church from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland CRC Children’s Sunday school. Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain is handling funeral arrangements and thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com


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Anne Straight


I am praying for strength and support for your beautiful baby and your entire family. 😢

Chris and Carl dick


We are heartbroken for you. Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers.

Mary Schierbeek


Our strength comes from the Lord. May God wrap His arms around all of you. My prayers and thoughts have and will be with all of you.

Pamela Bode-Trowbridge


I am SO sorry for your loss. May God guide, protect, hold you & give you strength through this trying time. I am praying for you all.

Linda S Ramacker


Praying for the family and loved ones. So sorry for your great loss.

Linda S Ramacker


Praying for the family and loved ones. So sorry for your great loss.

Melissa Emmorey


May God provide comfort. Very sorry for your loss.

Deb and Jim Nolan


Our hearts break for you all. Praying for you and your entire family. May God wrap His arms around you all like a giant hug that's always there.

Jeff and April Burkey


Matt and Carrie, we are truly sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap His ever loving arms around you for comfort and peace in this incredibly trying time. Your entire family has our thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Hammond


My heart goes out to this family and friends and I will be praying for you that God can give you strengh and comfort during this time of need.

Karen Straight


So terribly sorry for your families loss. A beautiful and precious life cut too short😢Praying you find some peace and comfort during this difficult time🙏🏼🙏🏼

Don and Marian Ouwinga


Matt, Carrie and family.... so sorry for your great loss of Josie.....What a little angel she was and now in the arms of Jesus.. Praying our God will give you an extra amount of comfort at this most difficult time...

Ellie DeRuiter


Our hearts ache for you. May you feel the arms of the Savior holding you close. 🙏🙏 Ken & Ellie DeRuiter

Troy and Charity Dick


There are no words to express how truly sorry we are for your loss. May Jesus wrap his arms around you and hold you through this. You are in our prayers.

Dan Swiler and Cindie Miller


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Iva Stewart


Im so sorry for your loss. I couldn't imagine what your family is going through. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God Bless

Terry and Sandy Huttenga


We are heartbroken for your and your family. Every one of you is in our constant thoughts and prayers. Please know how much you are loved and supported. May you know God's grace and peace❤ Terry and Sandy Huttenga

Laurie McKay


Condolences to your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Becky S Alworden


I pray everyone finds peace, May your little angle R.I.P

Ashley Zorn


We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

Ericka & Kris Marcusse


Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family.

Barb Heistand


My prayers and sympathy for all of your family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength. So sorry.

Harold anf Karen Cnossen


Our hearts ache with and for you in this tragic loss of your sweet little girl. "The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms." Deut.33:27 Love, Hugs, and Prayers.

Anne-Marie & Jim Blevins


There are no words that can truly express our heartbreak and sorrow over your tremendous loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the time to come. May the Lord wrap you all safely in His arms and carry you through and may you feel His love, peace and comfort.

Cainen and Kelly Gilde


Love you guys! Prayers for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. Hoping you feel everyone's prayers and God's loving hands through this difficult time. My deepest condolenses to you and your family.

Amanda Allen (Kaspriak )


I am sending my love and prayers to you all....May you find peace that God is holding your sweet baby girl, and that you will see her again .....

Kim Schonert


My heart aches for you and your family. No words can take away your pain but please know that my family and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each and everyone of you and hold you close. May you feel his hand upon you.

Gary and Gayla Finstrom


Matt, Carrie and families, we are so sorry for your incredible loss of your precious little daughter! We have been and will continue to lift each one up in prayer on this most painful journey....

Donna and BArney Maynard.


You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious little girl. Our prayers are for our God to wrap His arms around all the grieving family and give you continued comfort

Jamie Derevage


My prayers are with you and your family, Carrie. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

Jennifer ferguson


I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little girl. Rest in peace sweet angel.

Tom Brunink family


Our deepest sympathy to your entire family(s) in the loss of your beautiful baby daughter. May God wrap his arms around each and every one of you and comfort you at this difficult time.

Derrin Derrick


We love you and grieve with you. We are praying our heavenly Father's strength will be yours. His grace is sufficient.

Mike & Julie Thompson


My heart aches for all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Powell


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today tomorrow and for months and years to come.

Jim and Angie Kamphouse


May God hold you in his loving arms and comfort you always. ❤️🙏🏼

Ron and Carol Dykgraaf


Our deepest sympathy goes out to you family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you.we will pray for you at this difficult time.

Kyle Neumann


It was a real pleasure to have met you and your beautiful family last summer in Michigan. I am very sorry for your loss.

Doris Brumels


My love and prayers go to you all as you have lost this dear treasure. Lean on each other and the Lord and He will see you through, a day at a time.

Larry Emig


I pray that God, your faith, family and friends surround you at this time and love and strength during this sad and difficult time. You are in my prayers.

Sherry Seeley


So very sorry for your loss and pain, prayers to you and your family

Desiree and Chris Dykgraaf


I am so sorry for your loss, I couldn’t imagine what you’re going through that precious little girl was so beautiful I’m so sorry 😢😢😢 prayers to you and your family. RIP beautiful baby girl.

Pam Bogucki


Dear Carrie and Family, My heart and prayers are with you. Please let me know if you need anything.

Tom & Ila Wilson


Aunt Agnes and family, words cannot express our sorrow for your pain. Praying God's loving arms upholds you all.

Catherine Szymke


Carrie and Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain. I will keep you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you.

Jon Lucas


I give my sympathies to both of you in the greatest trauma and loss a parent could ever have. May God comfort your souls.

Kim Livingston


We are praying for peace and strength for your whole family as you navigate through this. You are loved and you are not alone.

Scott and Becky Voelker


We are praying for your family and just hope that you feel the love and support from the community during this tragic loss of Josie.

Marcia Koopman


May you feel God's comfort and grace in the days and months ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Kari Comstock


Carrie & Matt, Words can not express how sorry I am for your terrible loss. May your fond memories of little Josie keep her spirit alive in your hearts forever.

Todd and Stephanie(Taylor) Brunink


Prayers constantly being lifted up for yall in this difficult time! May our God of peace and comfort wrap his arms so tight around you, that you may soon see Gods blessings from such heartache.💕

Sarah Hinkley


Carrie and family, may you feel the love and support of all who love you. May God wrap you in his comfort. My family and I will be praying for you all.

Denise and Joe Godfrey


So very sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. May your faith bring you comfort at this time.

Sally Hall and Craig Williams


Our thoughts and prayers to all your family at this time. So sorry for the loss of your precious child.

Marilyn Hover


Aunt Agnes and family. We are so sorry for you and your entire family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Sherry Franklin


Carrie and Family, I can't even imagine the pain of your loss. I'm thinking of you and sending prayers to all. Fondly, Sherry

Dave and Mary Warsen


We pray you may expirience Gods GRACE during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

Terry and Kelly Koetje


Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that we are praying for your family now and for the days ahead. With love, the Koetjes

DEAN'S BODY SHOP, INC.


Our prayers are with you and so are our deepest sympathy all of us at Dean's Body Shop

Dick and Karen Geeseman


May our Lord hold you close during this difficult time. We are sending peace and prayers to you and your family 🙏🏻

Curt and Brenda Gregory



Curt and Brenda Gregory


Our hearts ache for you and your family. May God give you peace and healing only he can give. You are continually in our prayers.

Jill Mikula


I cannot begin to imagine the depth of your grief, but please know that we all grieve with you in this devastating time. No parent should have to endure this. Prayers for strength and comfort, to you and your entire family.

Doug and Sheila Kuipers


We are so sorry for your family’s loss! Your family is in our hearts and our prayers. May you feel God’s love and peace through this very difficult time ❤️

Devon, Hillary Dracht and Family


Words can not describe the grief we feel for you and your family. We pray that you find comfort within this community, our church family, each other and God’s faithful promises of eternal life. We are so sorry and love you very much.

Heather Short


Matt & Carrie, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. You and your whole family have my deepest sympathy and continuous prayers.

Dave Bode


So very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Dave, Amanda, Mackenzie, Ava, and Delainee

Mike and Rose Nederhood


We are so so sorry for your loss..We are praying for you everyday!!

Winn and Charlie Schonert


You and your entire Family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for your strength in this terrible time. Know that prayers will be continued for you to heal.

Roger and Deb Roby


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

Karin A Holtz


I am SO sorry for your loss. May God guide, protect, hold you & give you strength through this trying time. I am praying for you and your family.God Bless and Keep you strong.

Paula Taylor


God’s comfort and peace to each of you as you go through this sad journey. Please know you are being lifted up in prayer now and in the days ahead.

Don and Mary Westhouse


Dear Aunt Agnes, Den, Bev and the rest of the family. Our hearts broke when we heard of this sad news. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you. May God's grace surround you and give you peace. Hugs from both of us.

Heather Strom


Your little girl is dancing with Jesus now.

Samantha Colavecchia


No words can do any justice here. But know that we are all thinking of you. All of your students are heartbroken to hear this tragic news. Praying that you and your family find strength during this difficult time.

Carrie & Travis Hocquard


We are so very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.

Mandy & Travis VanHaitsma


We are so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathies.

Becky & Chan Wiinikainen


Our thoughts and prayers have been with you from the second we heard. <3 You will continue to be there. Our sincere sympathy and support. Love to all.

Courtney Culp


I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time.

Barb and Rog VanderTuuk and family


Matt, Carrie and family you are in our prayers, may you always remember the joy Josie brought to your lives and I pray that it will help you through this terrible time. Hold each other tight, and Remember Faith guides us and brings us peace

Bobbie Deruiter


So very sorry for your loss. You family has been in our prayers every single day. Todd, Bobbie, Audrey,& Avery DeRuiter

Heather chambers


So sorry about your loss of your lil angel 👼🏼 I cannot imagine your pain . I pray god holds you and your family in this tome of grieving and heals your hearts she will always be with you ❤️😪

Paul and Jan Rivera


So very sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

Mark & Donna Smith


We cannot imagine the depth of your pain but know that you are thought of and lifted up in prayer that God's grace and peace may comfort you. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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