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“Sandra, Don & Russ, so sorry to read about the passing of Jeff. I knew Jeff through Sandra and he helped me at Henkels. His laughter and great...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Casey - Hastings, MI

“So incredibly heartbreaking to have loss Jeff for everyone that knew him. He was a wonderful father n law and always gave great advice. I will miss...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carrie Williams - Olivet, MI

“Condolences to Jeffs family and friends. Jeff was a true, loyal friend and neighbor! He is at peace now and never to be forgotten. Plenty of good...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Hansom - Ceresco, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I was a friend of Jeff's through my work with Henkel CDJ. As a Service and Parts Area Manager for Chrysler...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Leslie May - Kalamazoo, MI

“We are so deeply saddened to hear of Jeff's passing.Don & Sandy and family please know our hearts are with you sending our prayers and sympathies....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dave & Linda Williamson - MI

“We thank God for putting Jeff into our lives. He was just the best. "Rest dear friend, til we meet again." ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: John & Julie Crandall - Ceresco, MI

“My husband, Norm, knew Russ through Albion High School. He passed away last year, along with our son, who was 59 yrs. old. So sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Gapske - Battle Creek, MI

“Had some fun times with Jeff on his farm. Enjoyed the Halloween parties, the kids had fun on the hay ride, loved the HUGE bon fires. Jeff will be...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Card - Holland, MI

“I am so sad to have lost Jeff. We have been friends for many years and I will truly miss him. Sandy, Don and Russ my sincere condolences ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Roebuck - Battle Creek, MI

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Jeff E. Spanninga, age 61, of Ceresco passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening, February 23, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on April 12, 1958, the son of Russell and Marie (Bekkering) Spanninga. Jeff graduated from Bronson High School and worked as a salesman at Henkel Automotive for more than 30 years.

Jeff is survived by a sister, Sandra Hildenbrand of Battle Creek; three brothers, Don Spanninga of California, Russ (Carol) Spanninga of Springport, and Gary (Jane) Bekkering of Tennessee; niece and nephews, Eric (Christy) & Brian Ware, Sarah, R.J., Chris (Caroline), and Paul Spanninga; and many good friends and customers.

Jeff was very devoted to his family, friends and customers. He loved animals, especially "Secret" his horse and "Sasha" his dog. He enjoyed riding horses and volunteered many hours helping kids at local horse stables. Jeff also enjoyed traveling, but he also loved just being at home on the farm.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where services to celebrate Jeff's life will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2020. Interment will be held privately at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Jeff. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Jeff may be placed at