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“I will miss talking to you about anything. Thank you for your service and defending my freedoms. You will be greatly missed. You will always be in my...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Noelle - Hudsonville, MI

“There has always been a place in my heart for Joe and his family, and it aches. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Tim, Judy and Colin. My...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Jenn Debri - Grand Rapids, MI

“Prayers for the repose of Joe's soul and our love and prayers to all his family and friends. Joe was like family to us, we will miss him very much. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: John and Diane Brewster - MI

“Michelle, Uncle Mark and family,I am so sorry about Joe. My heart is aching for you. You are in my thoughts. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Barb Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“With our deepest sympathy! Words cannot begin to express the sadness we feel at the news of Joe's passing. Nate and Joe were good friends for many...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: The Mieras family - Grandville, MI

“This news had me shocked, He will be missed so much and I send my prayers to the family. Had many great times with him in the military that I will...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Ryan Donkersley - Onalaska, WA

“Condolences to Joe's family. He was loved very much and well still is. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Laura - Grand Rapids, MI

“Our prayers are with your family ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Tom/Ila Banner - Kalamazoo, MI

“Condolences Remember Joe from Boy Scouts. Always had a smile and was always positive helping others. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Pietila - Jenison, MI

“I have many great memories of Joe. From him teaching me flag football to all our our great adventures in the scouts. My sincerest condolences to his...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Matt VandeWater - Hudsonville, MI

“I went on a school trip to Mexico with Joe. I often think of and will always remember how much he made us laugh. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing....Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Alli Strow-Harizi - Brandon, FL

“My condolences to the Early family. Very sad to hear of Joe's passing, gone way too soon. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Beltz

“You will be missed brother. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Patrick Ramirez - Phoenix, AZ

“You will be deeply missed by so many. I'm glad I had the privilege to serve with you and call you a friend. Condolences to your family. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Heather Adams - Arnaudville, LA

“I am saddened hearing of this loss. Our lives moved apart after high school and we did not remain close, but I know he must have grown into a great...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberly McKinney (Zobeck) - PA

“You were always a great man with a strong heart. You will be missed. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Brianna Banks - MI

“Tim, Judy and Family. We were shocked to hear of Joe's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Although we never met Joe, we watched him grow up...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Donn & Dianne Stowe - Kalamazoo, MI

“Joe will definitely be missed by our family. He spent many hours at our home playing with Matthew and Scott and growing up with them. Later stopping...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberly Vande Water - Jenison, MI

“Though we never met, you are one of my brothers. Rest easy brother. Until we meet at Valhalla. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: SGT Scott Fredericks B TRP, 1-126 CAV - MI

“I am honored to have had the privilege of walking this earth with you. You were a genuinely good and funny person. You could always make us laugh...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Michael D'Saachs

“Rest easy brother. You were alway a light in the dark times. I had the honor of knowing Joe almost entire time in the service. I was with him on all...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Kevin Ross - Puyallup, WA

“RIP Joe. We always had a good time golfing. Condolences to the family. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Konyndyk - Grand Rapids, MI

“We definitely lost one of the GOOD ONES!!Joe, your time was cut way too short and you will definitely be missed forever. Love you Buddy! Rest In...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Tony Wylie - Grandville, MI

“He was a good soldier and an even better friend. He impacted so many lives in his time during his stay with us on earth. I was glad to call him my...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Krout (Ackerman) - CA

“I'd like to send my condolences to the family. I had the chance to serve with Joe in Iraq and considered him a good friend while serving with him ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Joshua Elliott - Moxee, WA

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Joseph passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Joseph was a resident of Caledonia, Michigan at the time of his passing.

Joe graduated from Jenison High School in 2002.

Joe joined the US Army in 2003 as a MP and served three tours of duty in Iraq.

Funeral services for Joe will be held Monday October 17 2016 at 11:00 am at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Chapel Kentwood 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home Monday from 10 am until the time of the service.