James Buter ’71

Jim Buter, age 69, of Holland, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on February 10, 2019. Jim is a Hope College graduate and he also took graduate classes at MSU. He made his career in the Contract Office Furniture Industry with Steelcase, Westinghouse, Herman Miller and Knoll. During this time he served as an elder in his church and was a member of the Holland City Council.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife Stephanie of 39 years; his Lhasa Apso dogs Spenser and Chloe; his sister Jane (Kevin) Clark and their 3 sons and grandchildren; sister in-law, nephew, cousins; dear friends; and business associates.

Others who walked before Jim are his parents Harvey and Jeane Buter, grandparents, aunts and uncles. His wife’s parents and brother-in-law recently preceded him also.

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