Wilbur G DeVries

  • Born: February 9, 1938
  • Died: November 9, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wilbur G. DeVries, age 82, of Holland, went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Holland Hospital.

Wilbur and his wife, Therese, moved to Holland, MI from De Motte, IN in 2004. He was a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church. While in De Motte, he delivered eggs to Chicago for 25 years and then drove truck for an excavating company. He loved his church, where he was an elder and deacon. He also served as a school board member for De Motte Christian Schools. Wilbur was a loving grandfather who enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren's events.

Wilbur was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin DeVries and sister, Marilyn DeVries.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Therese; children, John (Karen) DeVries of Jenison, David (Susan) DeVries of Holland, Jane (David) Zylstra of Caledonia; grandchildren, Joshua Zylstra, Erica (Kyle) Bokma, Micah Zylstra, Malachi Zylstra, Elijah Zylstra, Matthew (Amber) DeVries, Jacob (Abbey) DeVries, Kyle DeVries, Jesse DeVries, Josiah DeVries, Aaron DeVries, Nathan (Laura) DeVries, Ryan DeVries; great grandson, Rowan Bokma; siblings, Alida (Henry) Van Werken, Herman (Joanne) DeVries, Garret (Shirley) DeVries, Helene (Fred) Sales; in-laws, Ruth (Jim) DeHaan, Nancy (Ken) Sarich; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled for 9:00am – Noon on Saturday, November 14 at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 918 Central Avenue, Holland; masks and distancing are required. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Private funeral services are planned and will be recorded. Memorial contributions may be made to De Motte Christian Schools. Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home and the service recording may be accessed online under the multimedia tab of Wilbur's obituary at www.langelandsterenberg.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Will always took time to talk with us as teenagers at church and took an interest in our lives. I loved his sense of humor, smile and laughter. May the Lord comfort his family in their grief.

Posted by Timothy Holwerda - Friend   November 13, 2020

We love you so much and will miss you dearly. We thank God for blessing us with your friendship.
Luis, Matilde, Laura and Cristian.

Posted by Matilde Gonzalez - Holland, MI - friend   November 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you during this most difficult time. You are your family will be in our prayers.

Dave and Val VanderWall

Posted by Dave and Val VanderWall - Friend   November 13, 2020

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