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Jesse Rochholz

October 18, 2019
Schoolcraft, MI

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Jesse E. Rochholz, Jr., age 81 of Schoolcraft, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, October 18, 2019, after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was the son of Jesse E. Rochholz, Sr. and Virginia (Burson) Rochholz. He moved from Mattawan to Schoolcraft in 1948. He graduated from Schoolcraft High School in 1957. He was married to Sandra Rochholz for 60 years. He was an accountant in the agricultural business for 29 years. Both he and his wife retired on August 31, 2002. He enjoyed spending time with his family, making model cars, auto racing, and Tiger baseball. Surviving are his wife Sandra Roccholz, son Michael (Brenda) Rochholz, of Schoolcraft, son Jesse E. Leroy "Roy" (Rosie) Rochholz III of Schoolcraft, daughter Paula (Robert) Beckman of Ohio, daughter Dena (Stephen) Holman of Schoolcraft. He had seven grandchildren: Stephen Rochholz, Sara Wright, Nicole Enzweiler, Jessica Wynne, Holly Smith, Michael Geesaman, and Brad Geesaman; 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Janet Pratt and Judy Molenaar, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Paul Beckman. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held for friends and family on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at Beginnings, 560 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. Please visit Jesse's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com where you can read his obituary and share a memory with the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087, 269-679-5622.