Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Heather and Family,
I am so saddened for you loss. May you find peace and strength in Justin's memories and know he will always be with you.

Posted by Amy Busch - West Bloomfield, MI   January 06, 2014

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Heather, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. "God is good all the time, all the time God is good"

Posted by Gloria Schly - Warren, MI - co worker W-100 WSC    December 18, 2013

To Heather and Family: May the Peace of God comfort you at this time is my prayer for you.

Posted by Arnold Brown - Auburn Hills, MI - co-worker   December 18, 2013

so sorry for your loss.

Posted by cathy williams - DTE W-100 WSC   December 17, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Posted by Bob Bedore - Chicago, IL - Matt's colleague   December 16, 2013

“Heather & family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Justin was always quick with a smile and a positive thought. He saw all setbacks as new starts and all failures as new opportunities. He is missed.”

Posted by Jim Harter - WWSC Community Lighting - Co-worker   December 16, 2013

Heather and family,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Justin. I worked with him years ago. Funny, kind, smart. May God be with him and your family. Sending prayers to you. Suzanne Thornton

Posted by Suzanne Thornton - Farmington Hills, MI - co-worker   December 15, 2013

Heather and Family,

My family's thoughts and prayers are with you. Justin was a great guy, always able to lift my mood - even in just a brief encounter. He will be greatly missed by all. You did a great job at the funeral, on what must have been a very difficult day.

Posted by Tom Komjathy - Rochester Hills, MI - Co-worker   December 15, 2013

Heather and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. It was a pleasure to know Justin over the years and watch his intelligence and sense of humor carry him to positions of responsibility and respect. He will be missed by us all.

Posted by Gerry Labut - Warren, MI - Co-worker   December 14, 2013

Heather and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. It was a pleasure to know Justin over the years and watch his intelligence and sense of humor carry him to positions of responsibility and respect. He will be missed by us all.

Posted by Gerry Labut - Warren, MI - Co-worker   December 14, 2013

Heather:
May the Lord Jesus Christ: Be with you that he may defend you, within you that he may sustain you, before you that he may lead you, behind you that he may protect you, above you that he may bless you. I am so sorry for your loss. You and Justin along with your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kevin Rice - DTE Co-worker   December 14, 2013

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Heather & Family…
While there is nothing on this earth to get us ready for that last good-bye, please remember that prayers and willing hearts are there for you for as long as you need. Of the many memories that can be shared, a common gift for anyone who crossed Justin’s path was his smile… I will hold that always.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Nan DePriest

Posted by Nanette DePriest - MI   December 14, 2013

Dear Heather and Koenders Family,

It is will with great sorrow and sympathy that we have learned of Justin passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. It was a great joy to work with Justin and be with him at social occasions. We will miss his smile and friendship.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Marvin and Marilyn Finn, DTE Co-worker

Posted by Marvin Finn - Shelby Twp., MI - Friend   December 13, 2013

I can't tell you how sorry I am to learn about Justin. My sincere sympathies to the whole Koenders family.

Posted by Karen McCoy - Ferndale, MI - cousin   December 13, 2013

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Dear Koenders Family,

It's with heavy hearts that we tell you how much you are in our thoughts and prayers today. May you find peace in each other's arms, and comfort in knowing that God is holding Justin in the palm of his hand.

Kindly,

The Morgan Family - Lisa, John, Theo and Annabel

Posted by Lisa Morgan - South Lyon, MI - Cousin   December 13, 2013

Words cannot express how sadened I was to hear of Justin's passing. His smiles and laughter will always be remembered. Heather - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Posted by Kim Meszaros - Brownstown, MI - DTE Energy Co-Worker   December 13, 2013

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"Heather, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Posted by Phil Vendittelli DTE Energy - co-worker   December 13, 2013

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Heather,
Deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sorrowful time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Shannon Skattebo - Waterford, MI - DTE Energy Co-Worker   December 13, 2013

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Heather and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Justin. Surround yourselves with the love of family and close friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Tracey Taylor - Clarkston, MI - Co-Worker , DTE Energy   December 13, 2013

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Heather, I am so very truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Posted by Joann Hididd - Romeo, MI - Previous co-worker   December 13, 2013

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Dear Heather and Family,
Our hearts were broken to lose a colleague and friend. I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with Justin this past year in Energy Optimization, he was a bright addition to the team and liked by all, he was always smiling and making us laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Justin will be missed.

Posted by Alison Jaworowski - Detroit, MI - co-worker   December 13, 2013

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Dear Heather,
I cannot begin to understand what you must be going through right now, and my heart goes out to you. Such losses defy understanding. But know that you are not alone; so many of us at DTE and places far and wide share your sadness. I truly don't think there was a person who knew Justin who didn't value their relationship with him. He was a friend to everyone. Even thought it's a cliche, he really did light up a room. Did he ever not have a beaming smile on his face and a joke on his lips? It was rewarding to watch such an intelligent and deserving person progress in his career. He was so conscientious and he produced work which garnered respect from everyone.

There also is not a person who knew Justin who could not see how much he adored you and how devoted he was to you and the children. You are both better for loving the other.

Please accept the little comfort these words can give you. If there is any way I can help, please let me know. Your loss is all of DTE's loss and we are here to support you.

With love and fond memories of Justin,
Marilyn Smith
p.s. I'll dedicate Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" to Justin this weekend.

Posted by Marilyn Smith - Detroit, MI - Co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Gary Ketcik - Commerce, MI - Co-worker & Friend   December 13, 2013

Heather, I am so sorry for your loss. Justin was a joy to work and be around. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Peggy Sorvala - Howell, MI - Co-worker and Friend   December 13, 2013

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My deepest sympthy to the Koenders family. Justin was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
May God give you strength, comfort and peace - and the healing grace of time. You remain in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time...

Posted by Marcia Andres - Waterford, MI - Co-Worker - DTE Energy   December 13, 2013

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Heather, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Patty Armbruster - Northville, MI - Co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather and family, I would like to express our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sarrow.

Posted by Steve & Julie Nicol - Gibraltar, MI - Friend   December 13, 2013

Heather and Family! I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Justin. I hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Derick Johnson - Southfield, MI - co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to work with Justin in the OARS group. He always had a smile on his face. Take comfort in your many great memories with Justin.

Posted by Kris Durkin - Carleton, MI - Co-worker   December 13, 2013

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Heather,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Please know there are many people who love and care for you.
God Bless,
Renee Tomina

Posted by Renee Tomina - Milford, MI - co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the Koenders family during this difficult time. It was a pleasure working with Justin and he will be missed.

Posted by Brad O'Connor - Northwood, OH - Co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather,
Words can't express our sorrow for your loss. Justin was a sweet guy that will be missed by all. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Steve & Julie Nicol - Gibraltar, MI - Co-worker/friend   December 13, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the whole Koenders family; may God give you strength through this difficult time. Your family is in our prayers.

-Friend of Madelyn & Betty Koenders:

Nicole Kirkland & Andy Neiss- Cleveland Ohio.

Posted by Nicole Kirkland & Andy Neiss - Cleveland , OH - friend of Madelyn & Betty   December 13, 2013

Heather, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Winston Lowry - Mt. Clemens, MI - co-worker DTE   December 13, 2013

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My prayers are with the Koenders family, during this sad time. I was fortunate enough to work with, and learn from, Justin. May you find peace and strength through these unimaginably difficult times.

Posted by Betsey Sims - Co-worker, DTE   December 13, 2013

Heather, our deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Posted by John and Karen McCune - Shelby Township, MI - Co-workers at DTE   December 13, 2013

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“Heather, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Koenders family during this difficult time of bereavement. I am truly sorry for your loss, May God be with you and your family!”

Posted by Roger Wood - Rochester Hills, MI - DTE Energy Co-worker   December 13, 2013

Heather, Very sorry to hear about your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this difficult time.

Posted by Tim Costella - co worker DTE   December 13, 2013

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Heather, may you and your family find peace and comfort during this difficult time from those who love you and your memories of Justin. May God grant him eternal peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tony Tocco - Royal Oak, MI - co-worker at DTE   December 13, 2013

Matt and Lisa,
Lots of love and hugs your way during this difficult time.

Posted by Mike and Danielle Verkeyn - Friends of Matt and Lisa    December 13, 2013

Heather - Keeping you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Mark Hensley - La Salle, MI - DTE Co-worker   December 13, 2013

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Heather,

My deepest sympathies to you, your children and the Koenders family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Scott Johnson - Ferndale, MI - Co-worker at DTE    December 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the Koender Family during this difficult time.

Posted by Scott and Linda Kreger - Lake Orion, MI - cousin   December 13, 2013

Heather, My deepest sympathy. Justin was a great person to work with and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Coleen Bedrosian - Northville, MI - Co-worker DTE Energy   December 13, 2013

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Heather, Take comfort in the family and friends that are there to help carry your burden of sorrow. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Words simply cannot express the emotions I feel for you, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Karen Reed - Plymouth, MI - Co-worker at DTE Energy   December 13, 2013

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To Heather & Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and the Koenders family. We are praying your strength. God Bless.

Posted by Kenneth & Ernestine Bush - Auburn Hills,, MI - co-workers   December 12, 2013

Dear Heather,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Paul Francis - St. Clair Shores, MI - DTE Energy Co-worker   December 12, 2013

Heather , My Deepest Sympathies to you and your family may God hold you tightly during this difficult time

Posted by Micki Lavoie - MI - DTE    December 12, 2013

Matt and Lisa,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Ami Galani - Pittsubrgh, PA - Friend of Matt and Lisa    December 12, 2013

Heather and Family,
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength.

Posted by -Florence Washington - Canton, MI - Co-worker DTE Energy   December 12, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Koenders family for your loss. Prayers of healing to all of you.

Posted by Dave & Cathy (Balhorn) Warner & family - DC - Cousin   December 12, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Koenders family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Uncle Ed & Aunt Mary Balhorn - Largo, FL   December 12, 2013

Heather and family, my sincere sympathy. Justin was a great person to work with. It's fond to remember a business trip that Justin, John C., Rob J., Janet R. and I went on together. Justin was kind, funny, smart, and always a pleasure to be with.

Posted by Bob Darket - South Lyon, MI - Co-worker, DTE Energy   December 12, 2013

Heather and family, my deepest condolences to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you so that God may help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Elvana Hammoud - Dearborn, MI - co-worker   December 12, 2013

Heather, My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by -Tim Vandekerckhove - Clarkston, MI - co-worker   December 12, 2013

Heather and family, Our thoughts and prayers go to you during this difficult time. I recall Justin was always the most courteous, soft-spoken gentlemen that I had the pleasure to work with, but for only a short time period. He was generally quick with a smile and a laugh. He wil be missed. May the Lord lift you up and strengthen you with His love.

Posted by Robert & Nancy Almaguer - Flat Rock, MI - Co-worker, DTE Energy   December 12, 2013

Heather, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and family.

Posted by Mark Glasby - Lapeer, MI - Co-Worker   December 12, 2013

Heather and Family-My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Amy Joyce - Oregon, OH - Co-worker   December 12, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the Koender's family during this sad time. Chris Zoglmann and family Crystal Lake, IL

Posted by Chris Zoglmann - Crystal Lake, IL - 2nd cousin   December 12, 2013

Heather, My deepest sympathies are with you and your family during your time of sorrow

Posted by Lisa Sovey - Detroit, MI - Co Worker   December 12, 2013

Heather, I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your children.

Posted by Betty Dean - Lapeer, MI - Co-worker   December 12, 2013

Heather and Family
We are praying for your family in this time of great loss.May God comfort you and your family during this time of great Sorrow.
Gregg and Pam Shiroda

Posted by Gregg Shiroda - Romulus, MI - Co worker   December 12, 2013

Wishing you strength, comfort and support in the wake of this tremendous loss

Posted by Pamela Hicks - Troy, MI - Co-worker   December 12, 2013

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God Bless

Posted by Bonnie Sroka - Dexter, MI - Friend/Co-Worker   December 12, 2013

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Heather, family and friends. Justin was and will always be remembered as one of the good guys. I will fondly remember him and the joy he brought to everyone around him.

Posted by Michael P Snapke - Warren, MI - Friend   December 12, 2013

Heather & Family,

Our thoughts are with you. Words can't be expressed how sorry I'm for your lost.

Posted by Leslie Dennis & Family - Detroit, MI - Co-worker   December 12, 2013

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Heather, I sit here still and struggle with words since they all seem so inadequate. I pray that you will feel God's hands holding you up during this time of grief. I hope you feel how much love is pouring your way from those that have worked with you and Justin and care for you deeply. God Bless.

Posted by Mark Johnson - Rochester Hills, MI - Co-Worker   December 12, 2013

Heather, words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. Justin was a great man and I can't remember a time when he was not smiling. We will all miss him dearly and wish you and your family the strength to get through this most difficult time.

Godspeed, Justin

Posted by Chuck Conlen    December 12, 2013

I work with Justin for a short-time when he was with the Street-lighting group and he sat on the 4th floor of the Service Building next to the Supply Chain group. We would have small conversation in passing or near the coffee area and if he needed any assistance with anything for the street-lighting group. Justin was very nice and had a good funny sense of humor. That what I most remember we always had a good laugh together. I just saw him in the cafeteria last week and spoke to him. God has called another one of his Superior Soldiers home. Rest In Peace Justin!

Carla Likely

Posted by Carla Likely - Detroit, MI - co-worker   December 12, 2013

Heather and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Cathy and Tony

Posted by Cathy Lafata and Tony Tiderington - Detroit, MI - Co-Worker at DTE Energy   December 12, 2013

Heather, you have our most sincere thoughts and prayers in this your time of bereavement. May the God of all peace and comfort envelope you and your family in His arms!

Posted by Dorian Ellis/DFM/TPG - Detroit, MI   December 12, 2013

Heather, I am truly sorry for your loss. There are no words to take away sadness when you lose someone you love. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family. Sincerely, Felicia

Posted by Felicia Young - Detroit, MI - DTE Co-worker   December 12, 2013