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Darren Ray Kuitert

Darren Ray Kuitert, 44, of Gresham, Ore., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Darren was born February 6, 1967, in Grants Pass, Ore., to Jasper and Lanita Kuitert. He graduated from Washington Union High School, in Easton, Calif., and later Arizona Automotive Institute of Technology, in Scottsdale, Ariz. For 23 years he was a journeyman plumber. He moved from Applegate to Portland twelve years ago. In 2010, Darren was diagnosed with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease). He was taken from his family and friends too soon.

Darren's favorite pastime was spending time with his children. He especially enjoyed taking them fishing, swimming and to Wildlife Safari in Winston. He also enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include four children, Victoria Kuitert, Jasper Kuitert, Emma-Lee Kuitert, and Ezekiel Kuitert; his mother, Lanita Sunny Kuitert, of Applegate, Ore.; sister, Lori Barker, of Applegate, Ore.; three brothers, Greg Kuitert, of Riverside, Calif., Scott Kuitert and Daniel Kuitert, both of Medford, Ore.; and very special friends, Christy and Ken Cheshier.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jasper T. Kuitert.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Missouri Flat Cemetery with Pastor Greg Spires officiating. Hull and Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Remembrances may be made to A.L.S. Oregon, 700 NE Multnomah Street #870, Portland, Ore., 97232.

Please sign the family guest book at www.since1928hull.com.