Obituary: James “Jay” Julius Ardinger

James “Jay” Julius Ardinger, age 32, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 19, 2019. He was born in Clarksburg, WV on July 28, 1986 to James and Sharon (Hoekstra) Ardinger.

Jay enjoyed cooking, brewing beer and anything to do with computers. He also loved kids and was the favorite uncle and cousin to the younger kids.

Jay is survived by his mother, Sharon; brother, Brandon (Nikki) Ardinger; uncle, Dale (Diane) Hoekstra; cousins, Sue, Stephanie, Janelle; and many second cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James; and aunt, Linda Hoekstra.

The memorial service for Jay will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a time of visitation with the family one hour prior to the service and more time of fellowship after the service.

Memorial contributions in Jay’s name can be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.