We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Memorial Alternatives
Christopher James Kimmell passed away at the age of 54 on July 13, 2022, in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. He kept his sense of humor despite his battle with serious medical issues in recent years.
Chris was born on November 22, 1967, in Trenton, NJ. He attended Hamilton High School West in Trenton and played baseball and football throughout his school years. He later became an auto mechanic and loved sharing his knowledge with anyone who would listen. Chris had a generous heart and enjoyed fishing, riding his bike, and taking spontaneous trips to visit family. He would do anything for anyone and lived his life his own way.
He is survived by his sons, Christopher Kimmell Jr. (Nicole) of DeWitt, MI, and Jacob Kimmell (Sofia) of Eagle, MI, grandchildren Wyatt, Milani, and Archer, parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard James Kimmell of Whiting, NJ, siblings Christine Grace (Michael) of Shamong, NJ, Kevin Kimmell (Sherri) of Jackson, NJ, and Charlotte Flansburg (Daniel) of Yardley, PA, and loving companion of 17 years Theresa Paauwe. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews Kendrick, Marissa, Brooke, Dylan, Madisyn, John, Nathan, and Samuel, as well as many cousins who loved him dearly.
A private memorial will be held for family and friends at a later date. Those wishing to honor Chris can make a donation to the American Diabetes Associati