Joe was a talented, award-winning woodworker and wildlife artist. Artwork he created was displayed in museums and art shows in Michigan, Ontario and California. Joe was an accomplished life-long golfer and enjoyed playing a casual round with friends and family. He loved to take walks with Sharron along the shore of Lake Michigan near Grand Haven. Joe spent his free time working in his yard, tending his beautiful flower and decorative gardens. Joe had the ability to fix practically anything using a trusty toolbox inherited from his grandfather-in-law (maternal).
He passed at his home surrounded by loving family members on June 8, 2019. Joe requested donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (Stjude.org). According to Joe’s wishes, a private family service has been held. Arrangements by The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.