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Joseph John Hitts, age 61, of Kentwood, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming.

The son of James B. & Nettie Mae (Collins) Hitts, he was born on June 21, 1952 in Fremont. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Joe had worked as a plant manager in rolled steel manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lou (Kooienga) Hitts, of Kentwood; and their children.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and final interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.

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  1. Pam Waite on July 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Love you, Bonnie and family!!

  2. Christina Beach on July 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Uncle Joe, you were an amazing person! I have so many good memories of you. I loved your sense of humor the most. Thank you for always making everyone around you feel special. You were perfect for Aunt Bonnie and I learned a lot about what I wanted in a husband watching the way you treated her over the years. I miss you, but I will see you again. Love, Tina

  3. patty czuhai on July 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Joe, You Were Lots Of Fun In The Pool And Cooked Great food On The Grill. Your Home Was My Second Home And You Brought Tears To My Eyes, Not Because Of The Teddy Best Song, But Because You Are Missed. Rest In Peace. Love You. Patty.

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