Koning II, James Andrew Jamie died from suicide on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was the loving husband of Anna Koning (Bierlein) and devoted father to their children, Claire (7), Henry (7) and Emma (5). Jamie was born in Kalamazoo on October 1, 1980 to Jim and Diane Koning. His brother, Josh (Michelle) arrived two years later, and sister Jill arrived in 1985. Growing up, the family lived in the Kalamazoo area, but summered in Bear Lake, Michigan. Anna and Jamie met in 1996 through their youth group and became the best of friends. They were united in marriage on September 17, 2005. Jamie's in-laws are Fred and Cindy Bierlein, of Kalamazoo, and siblings Heidi (Jon) Wuggazer of Florida and Ben (Jessie) Bierlein of Kalamazoo. He is survived by many who love him, including nieces and nephews, to which he was referred to as "Uncle Awesome." Jamie was in the printing business, but his heart was drawn towards God's work. He was a Chaplain with Missional Chaplains, of which he co-founded. He was a Deacon at Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo and the leader for his son's Trail life group. Jamie loved to spend time with his family. He was a devoted father, who loved reading with the kids and playing games. He became an expert at constructing and bringing to life any creation, idea or item his children imagined. As a family, they enjoyed camping, all sorts of adventures and simply enjoying time together. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Centerpoint Church, Zion Lutheran Church and a multitude of family, friends and business acquaintances. Special thanks to Randy Dylhoff of the Portage Police Department and Trooper John Schneider of the Michigan State Police. Private interment will take place in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, South. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31st at Centerpoint Church, 2345 10th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Following the visitation a memorial service will take place at 1 p.m., officiated by Pastor Jeff Porte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to care for the needs of Jamie's wife and children. Checks may be made payable to the Koning Family Fund and may be deposited at any Huntington Bank branch or mailed to Huntington Bank, 4300 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Memorials may also be given to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission (designated to Building Hope). Please visit Jamie's personalized web page at www.langelands.com to sign the online guest book or leave condolences for the family.