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Burial Date February 15, 2021
A Celebration of Life will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home with immediate family only due to Covid restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a condolence message.
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Jessica (Oudekerk) Chraca, Age 33, passed away Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 25, 1987 in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Gerry & Denise (Brugh) Oudekerk. Jessica graduated from Comstock High School in 2005. She then studied at the University of Phoenix earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance. She spent her career at the Stryker Corporation as a Financial Analyst. On January 7, 2017 she married her loving husband Mark Chraca. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Redmond, WA due to a promotion with the Stryker Corporation. They spent 2 years in WA before returning home to MI. Jessica most loved her nephews Blake & Colten, her dog Zazu, Disney movies, books, & llamas. She is survived by her parents Gerry & Denise Oudekerk, sisters Jennifer (Chad) Thomas & Sara (Nathan) Hurlbert, grandmother, Marian Hollenbeck, Nephews Blake Thomas & Colten Hurlbert along with several aunts, uncles, & cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Harm & Geertje (Trudy) Oudekerk.