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Christopher John Buiter

October 23, 1982 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 35)
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BUITER -  Christopher John Buiter, age 35, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, December 6, 2017.   He fought an 18-month battle with Leukemia.  

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Evert Buiter; and Jackie’s grandparents, Bernie and Gladys Elzinga.

Chris will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 11 years, Jackie Buiter (Kooistra); his children, Ben, Grace, David; his parents, John and Linda Buiter; his siblings, Ryan and Mary Buiter (Izabell, Lukas), Amanda and Eric Winslow (Emmett, Ava), Joel and Tara Buiter (Addy, Nolan); Jackie’s parents; Donald and Sandra Kooistra; her sister, Jamie and Jeffrey Koetje (Brianna, Nathan); his grandparents Petronella Buiter, Cyril and Ethel Sikkema; Jackie’s grandparents, Jerry and LaVon Kooistra; his uncles, aunts, and cousins. 

Chris graduated from Grand Valley State University and worked at Flowserve as a Mechanical Engineer.  He held a U.S. Patent.  Chris enjoyed working on cars, hunting, and fishing.  He loved food, especially cookies.  Chris was a true family man and loved Nerf gun fights with his kids. 

A time for relatives and friends to visit with Chris’ family from 1 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center, 2067 84th St. SW.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 11, at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4375 Ivanrest Ave. in Grandville.  Rev. Thomas Groelsema will officiate.  Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery. 

In honor of Chris, contributions may be made to a fund for Chris’ children’s education. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Fund for Chris' children's education



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
December 10, 2017

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook-Byron Center Chapel
2067 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Sunday
December 10, 2017

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cook-Byron Center Chapel
2067 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Funeral Service
Monday
December 11, 2017

11:00 AM
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
4375 Ivanrest SW
Grandville, MI 49418


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