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Rand Lee "Randy" Koetje
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“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Was nice to see so many M&M folks today at the CC for the Memorial. I worked there for a couple of years and liked how you always treated us after...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: William Davidson - Portage, MI

“Hi Suzanne and Marlin, we are so sorry to hear about Randy's passing. My dad (Bob DeVrou) loved Randy and they both had such a passion for the...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Tom, Deb and Ruth DeVrou - MI

“Sorry to hear obout the passing of Randy . He was a great guy to me. I will miss him. Condolences to Susanne and all of the family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas Kotarski - Richland, MI

“Hi Sue, this is Jamie your old boyfriend from the roller rink 40 years ago. I'm very sorry to see that Randy has passed. I didn't know him but I had...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jamie Simpson - Mattawan, MI

“We want to wish our sincere condolences! We are so sorry for your loss. We wish you all a lot of strength and warmth! ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Rudie and Henk Koetje

“Although we never shared the same home, we shared the experience of having Jack Koetje as our father, and I always saw the resemblance in thought and...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Kristin Koetje - Reno, NV

“Randy was awesome. I have to thank him for giving me the opportunity to join the M@M family and work and get to know them all my entire adult life ...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: BOB BOWSHER the encour - Richland, MI

“When Randy's sister Kris informrd me of his passing I was shocked. Jack would bring him to our farm when school was out. Randy would spend several...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Kober - Tustin, MI

“RIP my friend ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Butch Ponicki - Shelbyville, MI

“Randy and I grew up together, I have so many great memories of the good times we shared.Randy will be greatly missed but never forgotten.Rest...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dave DeBoer - Greenville, MI

“May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences. Valerie ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Valerie See White - Allegan, MI

“Randy was my cousin. When he was much younger he came over to spend time with us as cousins often do. My brother and Randy were always out for...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Brenda Olger - Wayland, MI

“So sorry to the family ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jean See - Lawton, MI - Friend

“Randy was a great man, one of the best people I've ever worked for.Prayers for Suzanne, Marlin, Maxine and family. He will be missed! ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: David Johnson - SCOTTS, MI

“Randy was my best friend and one of the most decent people I have ever met or worked for, I will miss him. Our prayers and best wishes to Suzanne and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Kim Hoag - Athens, MI - friend

“Randy , You were loved and will be missed . You were always so down to Earth with common sense that people rarely show . I even liked your dry...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: John Meredith - Portage, MI

“I remember working with Rand at M&M he was a good friend. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Sending prayers to his mother, wife and son. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Shelly Caswell - PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

Rand Lee "Randy" Koetje of Augusta, MI

Randy, age 64, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI following complications due to heart failure.

Randy, the son of Jack Koetje and Maxine (Postma, Koetje) DeVrou, was born in Grand Rapids, MI on January 21, 1954 and was a 1972 graduate of Gull Lake High School. Beginning around the age of thirteen, Randy was assembling motorcycles for what became a family business in Kalamazoo; known as M&M Motormall. He continued with the company for over 45 years working in both the motorcycle and car division. He retired as the CEO of M&M Imports. Randy was a member of the Kalamazoo Dealers Association and had served as its President for a term. He was an adventurist who enjoyed being in the woods watching animals for hours, as well as an avid hunter and fisherman who loved boating, farming and driving anything with a motor (including becoming a helicopter pilot). His favorite time of year was deer camp with Dave, Chris and other hunting buddies. A lifetime member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and The National Wild Turkey Federation. Randy was a fan of all forms of motorsport especially motorcycles and NASCAR. His family and friends will remember him as a man who stood out while remaining very humble, extremely honest, loyal and a giving man. A one of a kind husband, father, son and friend.

Randy was united in marriage to Suzanne L. (Williams) Koetje in Kalamazoo on June 10, 1988 she survives Randy along with his son, Marlin L. Koetje of Augusta and his mother, Maxine DeVrou of Gull Lake. Also surviving are his aunt Eloise DeBoer, uncle Bill (Helen) Postma, cousins David (Jerry) DeBoer, Christopher (Shannon) DeBoer, Brenda (Mike) Olger and many close family members. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Jack in 2005 and step-father Marvin DeVrou in 2002.

The Memorial Gathering to celebrate Randy's life will be held on Saturday December 29th from 11:00 to 2:00 at the Gull Lake Country Club, 9725 W. Gull Lake Drive, Richland, MI 49083. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Randy's honor may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans or the Wounded Warrior Project. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Randy's family.