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Obituary: James A. Smits


December 8, 1952 – January 1, 2023

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

James A. Smits James A. Smits, age 70, of South Holland, IL passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Dear brother of Eva (Bob) DeBoer and Mark Smits. Dear uncle of Suzanne (Geert) Heetebrij and Bonni (Michael) Hines and eight great-nieces and -nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Evelyn (nee Hoeksema) Smits. James was a farmer and served his country in the United States Navy.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church, 16556 Cottage Grove Avenue, South Holland, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home – South Holland, IL. For more information, please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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