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James Jay (JJ) Alexander Rutgers

January 17, 2018 - January 26, 2018
Holland, MI



Sunday, January 28, 2018
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Central Wesleyan Church Chapel
446 West 40th Street
Holland, MI 49423


Sunday, January 28, 2018
6:00 PM EST
Central Wesleyan Church Chapel
446 West 40th Street
Holland, MI 49423


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.

The Gideons International

Life Story / Obituary


James Jay (J.J.) Alexander Rutgers, after nine short days on this earth passed away on January 26, 2018 at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Our little JJ has gone home to be with Jesus!! We are so exhausted and broken yet filled with gratitude and joy having had the time we did with our boy. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts and messages. We love you all so much!! Glory be to God!!

He is survived by his parents Matthew and Katherine Rutgers and sister Aria Marie; grandparents: Brian VanHouten, Glenn and Mary Lou Rutgers and Michelle and Nick Beyer; great grandparents: Dave and Marla Ritsema and Karen VanHouten; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be at 6:00 pm, Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Central Wesleyan Church Chapel, 446 West 40th Street in Holland (please use entrance G). Reverends Melinda Priest, Lance Young and Craig Rees will be officiating. Burial will be in Overisel cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-6 pm prior to the service in the chapel. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Mulder Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to The Gideons International. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit