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Grace Christian Academy Jordan Kamp Memorial Fund
1000 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Please make checks payable to "Grace Christian Academy" and indicate Jordan Kamp Memorial Fund on the memo line.
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Life Story / Obituary
Jordan was born on February 21, 2003, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Eric and Brenda (den Hollander) Kamp. He was later joined by his three younger siblings: Levi, Landon, and Savannah. When he was three years old, Jordan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which would be a lifelong concern for him and his parents. Careful monitoring of activities, an insulin pump, and his mother’s ever-watchful care enabled Jordan to have a normal childhood despite his illness. As a family, they enjoyed many summer vacations camping in northern Michigan. He and his brothers enjoyed fishing while on these trips as well as in the river near their home.
Jordan attended Plymouth Christian School where he earned medals in local and state competitions on the Science Olympiad team. He enjoyed spending time with his cousins and close friends, especially his life-long best friend, Lukas Meschke. As a member of Heritage Reformed Congregation, Jordan helped with the neighborhood Sunday School and met regularly with peers and mentors to study the Bible.
While in high school, Jordan worked part time for a painting company, and after graduating in June 2021, he began working full time. He was a valued employee and quickly formed friendships with his employer and co-workers. Jordan was always fascinated with photography and enjoyed experimenting with photos and spending time touching them up on his computer.
In His inscrutable wisdom, the Lord has seen fit to take Jordan to Himself. Jordan Eric Kamp, age 18, of Walker, Michigan, passed away from accidental injuries on July 12, 2021. His death leaves an aching void in Jordan’s family and community. He was loved by so many, and his unexpected passing has crushed his family and friends. By God’s grace, Jordan trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, and even as they mourn, his family is comforted in the knowledge that Jordan is with the Lord. Psalm 136 was special to Jordan as he clung to the God whose mercy endures forever, and it is this same God who will carry his loved ones through this valley.
Jordan is survived by his parents, Eric and Brenda Kamp; siblings Levi, Landon, and Savannah; grandparents John and Jane Kamp, Gary and Linda den Hollander; great-grandparents Emeline Kamp, Martin and Sharon Zevenbergen, and Dena Van Grouw; aunts and uncles Greg and Joanna Kamp, Melanie and Mark Moerdyk, Katelyn and Peter Carlson, Karen and Rich TenElshof, Keith and Rebecca den Hollander, Amy and Jeff Zevenbergen, Tim and Lanette den Hollander, Chris and Katie den Hollander, Jonathan and Jenny den Hollander; as well as numerous cousins, great uncles, and aunts. His family will receive visitors on Friday, July 16th from 2-4and 5:30-8 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home – Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Drive NW. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 AM at Heritage Reformed Congregation. To share a memory or photo, or to sign his guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com
For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Grace Christian Academy Jordan Kamp Memorial Fund (gracechristianacademygr.org/donations) are appreciated