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James Edward “Jim” Haan, age 60, went to be with his Lord November 1, 2019 at home under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice, with his brother at his side. The son of Gordon Sr., & Iris (Ray) Haan, he was born August 19, 1959 in Grand Rapids.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Julie Haan. Jim is survived by his brothers, Gordon Haan Jr., Craig Haan, along with a plethora of friends and cousins.

Jim will be remembered for many things, but most of all his zest for life. He had a passion for sports – mainly golf and baseball. Jim was also an avid fisherman and hunter, with plans of making it out to the field yet this season. In his later years Jim had a green thumb and tended his garden and yard.

After Jim was diagnosed with cancer, he volunteered and was a member of the Spectrum Health Patient and Family Advisory Council. One of Jim’s favorite time of year was when he volunteered at the Meijer Simply Give LPGA golf tournament. The thing he cherished the most was the friendships he built over the years. He could talk to just about anyone about anything. Jim will be sorely missed by his brothers, and scores of those who loved him.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends and family may gather at 10 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3215 4 Mile Road N.E., Grand Rapids, 49525 with a memorial service starting at 11 AM, with Pastor David Blank officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in the celebration center.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jim’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Craig Haan on November 8, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I miss you more than you know. May you be at peace with Julie, mom and dad. I love you forever

  2. Gordon Haan on November 8, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I lo

    I will love you eternally my sweet brother. May you rest peacefully in our Lord’s loving arms. Until we meet again.

  3. Helen Lehman on November 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    What a loss! While I am happy that James is no longer suffering, the world is a lesser place because of his passing. I served with James on the Catherine’s Health Center board of directors, where he was able to serve for a short time as a patient representative. He was kind, charming and bright.
    My sympathies to his family. Thanks for sharing your brother with us.

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