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John Raymond Kragt

March 6, 1956 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 65)


John “Johnny” Kragt age 65 of Grand Rapids MI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Born on March 6, 1956, Johnny was the youngest of John and Joan Kragt. After three girls they were blessed with a ten-pound nine-ounce baby boy. He graduated from Kenowa Hills High School and Ferris State University. As a teen Johnny enjoyed taking bike trips on his ten-speed bike. He traveled out west, and around Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. In his younger years he enjoyed playing hockey and in later years he loved to play golf. His career path went in many different directions. His first job was at Fables Restaurant while attending Ferris State. After graduation he worked for Belwith Hardware, Aetna insurance, Re-Max reality, Jobbers Warehouse and Meijer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Joan (Krosschell) Kragt, his sister Joanne and brother in-law Bill Flipse.

Johnny is survived by his son Matthieu Kragt. He is also survived by his sister Sharon ( Larry) Zuyddyk, their son, daughter and grandchildren; Adam (Lauren) Zuyddyk, Jack and Ella; Anna (Joe) Rogers, Ayla and Joey; his sister Joyce (Jodie) Warren, their daughter and grandchildren; Sarah (Troy) Winowiecki, Owen and Alex: his nephews and families; Jody (Melody) Flipse, Megan Joshua; Michael Flipse, Ashley, Emily and many cousins.

In keeping with Johnny’s wishes, cremation has taken place and an inurnment will be held at Rosedale Memorial Park at a later date.


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