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Gerald De Vries

Obituary for Gerald De Vries

April 3, 1932 - January 24, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 85


Gerald De Vries, age 85, of Zeeland went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Gerald was born April 3, 1932, in Sanborn, Iowa, to Clarence and Christina (Vugteveen) De Vries. Gerald was a member of Vriesland Reformed Church where he served as an elder. Gerald also was a former cadet leader, he volunteered for the Hope Bus Ministry, served at the Third CRC food distribution, and volunteered at Paradise Bound. He worked for nearly 20 years at Chris Craft and finished his last 27 years of work at Mast Heating and Cooling. Gerald was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Cindy De Vries, and his wife Theresa.

He is survived by his children: Mary and Jack Lezman of Hamilton, Cal and Gail De Vries of Hamilton, Dave and Sue De Vries of Hamilton, Randy and Tracy De Vries of Hudsonville, Chris De Vries of Holland, Eric and Anna De Vries of Zeeland; 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, his sister Audrey Allen, in-laws: George Bouma, Pete Bouma, and Jane Bouma.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018, at Vriesland Reformed Church, 6839 Byron Rd, Zeeland 49464. The Reverend Blaine Newhouse will officiate. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday also at Vriesland Church. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland or Paradise Bound. Arrangements by Yntema Funeral Home.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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