James Vande Guchte ’83

James Vande Guchte, 59, of Hamilton, died Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Jim was a loving father and grandfather, and an avid sports fan. He was born October 4, 1960, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Rev. Howard and Virginia Vande Guchte. Jim grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and graduated from Hope College. He received his master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Jim and his wife Lori raised their family in Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Howard Vande Guchte; granddaughter, Hannah Vande Guchte, and his in-laws; Robert and Betty Kraker, Rick Kraker, Barb Tucker, Corla Kraker.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; his children and grandchildren, Nate and Kristen Vande Guchte (Ty, Addilyn, Bennett), Matt Vande Guchte (Hailey, Travis), Kara and Andrew Winton (Zoey), Kelsi Vande Guchte and fiancé Will Schueneman; his mother, Virginia Vande Guchte, brothers, John and Trina Vande Guchte, Jack and Erin Vande Guchte, and a large extended family.

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