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Thomas J. De Vries

Obituary for Thomas J. De Vries

December 3, 1938 - December 7, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 79

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Thomas J. De Vries, age 79, of Holland, died Thursday, December 7, 2017. Tom passed away surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter De Vries and Bill De Vries; and in-laws Marilyn De Vries and Howard & Dorothy Pieper.

Tom was self-employed owner operator of Ottawa Brush and Chemical. He was a member of Christ Memorial Church. Tom was also a long time cottage owner on Big Star Lake, where he enjoyed both summers and winters with his children, grandchildren, and friends. After retirement, winters were enjoyed amongst friends in Sebring, FL.

Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn; children, Scott and Paula De Vries of Saugatuck, Jodi and Neal Dalman of Holland, Kim and Brian Memberto of Holland; 7 grandchildren, Abbey and Rob DeWeerd, Spencer and Taylor De Vries, Jeremy and Linnea Dalman, Kelli and Rob Velderman, Ben Dalman, Elle Memberto and fiancée Greg Merrill, Olivia Memberto and fiancée Tycen Kooiker; 6 great grandchildren; in-laws, Lois De Vries of Holland, Marcia and Dale Haverdink of Hamilton.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the chapel of Christ Memorial Church (entrances D&E), 595 Graafschap Rd. Holland with Rev. Bill Boersma officiating. Burial is in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to Holland Christian Schools or Hospice of Holland. www.langelandsterenberg.com.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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