James DeHorn ’70

James L. DeHorn, age 73, of Hudsonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

James proudly served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corp as a Staff Sergeant. James taught at Allendale High School for 40 years as an English teacher, coached football for 25 years, and was a golf coach for 5 years. He also coached football at Hope College for 10 years. James was elected to the hall of fame for both the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association and Michigan High School Coaches Association.

He served the past 11 years as Director of Adult Education and Discipleship at Fellowship Reformed Church. James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise DeHorn.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Karen; children and grandchildren, Kyle and Melissa DeHorn (Madisyn, Kaden, Peyton), Kristyn DeHorn (Kasey and Kamryn Smith), Kurtis and Stephanie DeHorn (Braelyn, Maya, Coby); sister, Patricia and Roger Newell; sisters-in-law, Diane and Dick Wynsma, Carla and Dennis Radford; brothers-in-law, Gary and Mary Brouwer, Ronald and Nancy Brouwer, Harlan and Michele Brouwer; many nieces and nephews.

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