James L. Veenkant, 76

James L. Veenkant, 76, of Allegan died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Ely Manor. Mr. Veenkant was born March 14, 1939, in Allegan, the son of Ralph and Thelma (Gudith) Veenkant.  
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1st 83rd artillery unit. He worked for more than 30 years at Rockwell, retiring in the mid-1980s. He also worked for many years at the Allegan County Fair.  
Surviving are his two sons, Jerry and Jennifer Veenkant and Jeff and Bonnie Veenkant; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Aaron, Jamie and Tyler; three half-brothers, Brian and Mary Kelsey, Terry and Robin Kelsey and Bruce Kelsey; and his sister, Darlene and Ralph Hollander.  
He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette.  
A private military graveside service will be at Oakwood Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wings Home, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.  
Arrangements were provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.


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