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John Raymond Hatchew, Jr., aged 62, passed away at home under the loving care of his family and hospice, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 4, 1959, the son of John Sr. and Edith (Pickard) Hatchew.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and step-father, Dutch Chappell

Surviving are his wife, Lynnette Hatchew; daughters, Julia Hatchew, Nicole (William Oostdyk) Hatchew, Jeannette Parmelee, Kelli (Kris) Zwiers; seven grandchildren, Kelcey Parmelee, Kristopher Zwiers, Coda Zwiers, Malakhi Haynes, Ayriana Hatchew, Avery Oostdyk, and Ivory John Oostdyk; two brothers, Dennis Hatchew and Richard Hatchew; two sisters, Michelle Albright and Sheryl Chappell; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Meyer Lake in Rockford from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.


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  1. Cheri J. on June 10, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know my dad was really great friends with John and his wife Lynnette. John loved seeing my kids when we would go up there. We have memories that will last a life time. :) John will truly be missed

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