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Raymond "Ray" Start

July 28, 1927 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 90)
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START -  Raymond Start, age 90, a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, was called home to glory on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Grootenhaar) Start.  Ray worked as a custodian at Resurrection Life Church for nearly 30 years, retiring at age 83 to care for Mary after she had a stroke.  

He will be lovingly remembered by his children Douglas (Mary Ann) Start, Jan (Bob) Underhill, Rick (Deb) Start and Lisa (Steve) Maas; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his brother, Edward (Sharon) Start; his sisters-in-law Violet Start, Joan (Bill) Pettinga, Beverly Grootenhaar, Marian Baker, and Fannie Evenhouse.  

Ray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  

A time for relatives and friends to visit with Ray’s family will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Cook Memorial Chapel in Grandville, 4235 Prairie St., S.W. (East building).  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), with visitation prior to the service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.  Pastor David Christian will officiate.  Interment will be at Grandville Cemetery.  

In honor of Ray, contributions may be made to Maoz Israel Ministries, www.maozisrael.org.

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


Charitable donations may be made to:

Maoz Israel Ministries
P.O. Box 535788, Grand Prairie TX 75053
Web: http://www.maozisrael.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
October 7, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Visitation
Saturday
October 7, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Visitation
Sunday
October 8, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Funeral Service
Sunday
October 8, 2017

1:00 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418


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