Memorial Services Set for 9 Yr Old in Playground Attack

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CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, MI – Memorial services for 9 year old Michael Conner Verkerke (Conner) are set to be held on Wednesday at the Cornestone Church in Caledonia Township.

Connor Verkerke

Connor Verkerke

Conner Verkerke was repeatedly stabbed in the back by Jamarion Lawhorn on a playground at the Pinebrook Village Mobile Home Park on August 5th, 2014 in Kentwood, MI.

On Monday, August 12th, 2014, a judge ordered a mental competency exam for the 12-year-old.

Memorial Service Information for Conner Verkerke:

Place: Cornerstone Church
Address: 1675 84th St SE, Caledonia Township, MI 49316

Visitation: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, from 10:30-11-30 am at Cornerstone Church

Service: 11:30 am Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, at Cornerstone Church


VEKERKE, CONNOR – Our deeply loved son, Connor Verkerke, age 9, of Kentwood, was taken from us unexpectedly on Monday, August 4, 2014.  He was a student at Excel Charter Academy, a member of Cub Scout Pack 3373 in Comstock Park, played soccer, and loved to dance and sing.  Connor will be deeply missed by his parents, Dani and Jared; his brothers, Kameron (7), Riley (5), Morgan (3); his grandparents, Nana, Sue (Potts) and Grandpa Tim Fiebig, Bill Verkerke; and many other people who loved him.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 am with a memorial service following at 11:30 am at Cornerstone Church, 1675 84th St. SE, with Dr. Bradley P. Kalajainen officiating. Contributions in memory of Connor may be made to
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