May 8, 1986-Dec. 19

Dale Wayne Kompik II, 31, of Grand Rapids, Michigan died Dec. 19, 2017 after complications caused by pneumonia. His life was characterized by generosity, a passion for caring for others and seeking after God. He could often be found talking about life and the Bible and theology at coffee shops around town, turning strangers into friends. He also loved being in the outdoors, camping and kayaking.

He was born May 8, 1986 in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Dale and Barbara (Sothman) Kompik. He graduated from Ludington High School in 2004 and then from Moody Bible Institute, where he studied biblical studies and graduated in 2014. He has called Pentwater, Ludington, Spokane and Grand Rapids home.

Dale is survived by his parents, Dale and Barbara of Pentwater, Michigan; his sister and brother-in-law, Tasha and Will Oltman of Grand Rapids; and his sister Natalie Kompik, also of Grand Rapids. He is also survived by both of his grandmothers, Zora Kompik of Pentwater and Jean Sothman of Clarinda, Iowa, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

The memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at The Point Church, at 3449 76th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to The Acton Institute where there will be a chair in their auditorium in memory of Dale, or to Bethany Christian Services to serve children in need of adoption and refugees in the community. To donate to The Acton Institute, send checks to The Acton Institute, 98 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, designating that the gift is for Dale. To donate to Bethany Christian services, visit

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stroo Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.

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