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June 20, 1926 - April 18, 2022

Burial Date April 23, 2022

A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 23, 2022, beginning at 11:00 AM with Reverend Jonathan Lam officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  John was born in Kalamazoo, June 20, 1926, the only child of Harm & Jennie (Meyer) Holthouse. He was a 1945 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and served his Country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an active member of Fourth Reformed Church, Haven Reformed Church and Kalamazoo Covenant Church. John was employed by Ideal Floor Covering and was later self-employed as a floor covering installer. He was an avid sports fan who also enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. On July 1, 1949, he married Grace Wielinga, who proceeded him in passing. John is survived by three children and their spouses, Mariann (Jonathan) Lam, Robert (Ruth Ann) Holthouse and Jeanne (Ronald) Ehlers; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Missy) Lam, Steven (Angela) Lam, Christopher (Lindsay) Lam, David (Taryn) Holthouse, Michael Holthouse, Nathan Holthouse, Geoffrey (Janis) Ehlers and Erin Ehlers; sixteen great-grandchildren; three nieces, Diann Fisher, Jan (Bob) Voss and Joyce (Tim) Carpenter.