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Walter De Vries

Obituary for Walter De Vries

May 10, 1929 - April 27, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 87

Obituary

Walter L. De Vries, age 87, of Holland, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2017 at Resthaven Care Center.

Walt was a member of Christ Memorial Church and a former member of Prospect Park Christian Reformed Church. He was the owner of the dairy distributing company, Quality Dairy Products, for many years. Walt also volunteered at Evergreen Commons and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was an avid sportsman and he and his wife, Lois, chaperoned several safari trips to Africa for underprivileged children through Safari Club International.

Walt was preceded in death by his son, Michael, in 1992; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Marilyn De Vries; brother-in-law, Jim Holtgeerts; and step-sister-in-law, Nancy Nienhuis.

Walt is survived by his:

Wife
Lois De Vries

Son
Philip (Judi) De Vries of Alberta, Canada

Daughter-in-Law
Deb De Vries of Arkansas

Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Brother
Tom (Evelyn) De Vries of Holland

Sister-in-Law
Mrs. Jim (Arlene) Holtgeerts of Holland

Step Sister-in-law
Wanda (Ron) Hassevoort of Holland

Step Brother-in-Law
Rich Nienhuis of Holland

And many friends.

Funeral services are planned for 12:00pm (noon) Saturday, May 6 in the Chapel (Entrances D & E) at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland. Rev. Bill Boersma will officiate. A time of refreshment and visitation will follow. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland, Resthaven Care Center, and Evergreen Commons.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Evergreen Commons
    480 State Street
    Holland, MI 49423

Arrangements By

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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