Barney Tunis Kooi, age 86, of Lowell, IN passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020. Barney is survived by his daughter, Linda, son Thomas (late Kathy), son Mark (Stefanie), seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother Bill Kooi (Lorraine), sisters-in-law Betty Jansma (late Mike), Norma Barnes (Bob), and brother-in-law Calvin Wiers (late Brenda). Preceeded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia.
Barney was a route salesmen for 38 years for Pepsi Cola Company. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, dartball, and bowling. He was a man of strong faith, serving as Deacon, a member of the church choir, and Elder. He loved spending time with family and spent many hours cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events. He will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 16, 2020 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd), Highland, Indiana, 46322 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, with the funeral service immediately to follow at 12:00 pm. Pastor Chuck Hochmuth officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Barney’s name. Donate by following this link https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Norydyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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