Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

James Rosendall

February 19, 1931 - April 20, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI



Thursday, April 23, 2020
11:00 AM EDT
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Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613

Others are invited to watch the service online by following the livestream link.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Plymouth Christian School Foundation
PO Box 150032
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
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Hospice of Michigan
989 Spaulding SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49301
(616) 454-1426
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Life Story / Obituary


James R. Rosendall, age 89 of Grand Rapids, passed away April 20, 2020. Jim is survived by Marie, his wife of 62 years; their children Henry Rosendall; Laura (Kevin) Ash; Jim (Carol) Rosendall; Mary (Marv) Barnard, Kevin (Deanne) Rosendall; grandchildren: Dominic (Laurie) Ash, Zachary, Aimee, Krista Ash, Amanda Rosendall, Theresa (Wil) Rozendaal, Luke (fiancée: Holly) Barnard, Andrew Barnard, Samantha (Paul) Dykema, James, Jonathan, Thaddeus, Nathaniel, David Barnard, Nicholas (fiancée: Grace) Rosendall, Lindsey, Tyler Rosendall; great-grandchildren: Ian and Joshua Ash; brothers and sisters Henry (Gertrude) Rosendall, Lois (John) Vissia, Dixie Tiedman-Rosendall, Susan (Robert) Jackabowski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edith Bazen, Marinus Bazen, Helen Oudendyk, Marge Bazen, Jim (Barb) Bazen.

Jim was preceded in death by grandchildren Joshua and Caleb Ash, Lena Barnard; brothers- and sisters-in-law: William and Joanne VanDenToorn, John Bazen, Richard Bazen, Rev. Peter Bazen, and Ellen Bazen.

A special thank-you to Hospice of Michigan (Carrie, Cindy, Erika, Tammy) and our loving and faithful caregivers (Amanda, Samantha, Hannah, Liz, Kristi, Sara, Correna, Aimee, Holli).

Jim’s family would very much appreciate the opportunity to gather with family and friends during this time. However, because of current restrictions, a private service will be held. Those who would like to follow the 11 am service on Thursday, April 23, may find a livestream link on the funeral home website. Interment in Fairplains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Plymouth Christian School Foundation or Hospice of Michigan are appreciated. His family encourages friends and relatives to reach out to them via phone or by sharing a memory or signing his guestbook at www.heritagelifestory.com.