OBITUARY

Kenneth DeVries

October 15, 1944February 11, 2021
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Ken DeVries, Age 76, was suddenly called to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 11, 2021. He is now reunited with his loving wife, Helen, who passed away on December 22, 2020. His parents, John and Marian DeVries also preceded him in death.

Ken grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended Grand Rapids Christian High School and graduated with a Business Degree from Davenport College. Ken spent the majority of his career working at Holland Motor Freight, now called USF Holland. During his career, he was the recipient of many local, state, and national awards. His work ethic, likable personality, and sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met. Ken’s life was made better when spending time with his family, sibling cruises, playing golf, cheering on the GVSU football team, and sharing winter life with his friends in Mercedes, Texas.

Left behind to remember and celebrate his life are his cherished daughter, Jane Baker, treasured son Jack (Michelle DeVries), and his precious grandchildren, Mitchell (Alexa) Baker, Nicholas Baker, Rachel Baker, and Jocelyn DeVries. He will be greatly missed by his siblings, Bob (Susan) DeVries, Marilyn (Don) Strobel, and Doug (Diane) DeVries. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as many loyal friends.

Funeral services will be on Friday, February 26, at 11:00am at Central Wesleyan Church,446 W 40th Street in Holland. Please use Parking Lot 4 and use Entrance Door D. Pastor Larry Johnson will be officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Jane Baker

February 25, 2021

Lee & Joan Ploeg

February 24, 2021

we will miss our good neighbor and friend here in Texas.
we miss our fishing buddy. Love you Ken and Helen

deb vos

February 24, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Ken for about 6 years at the former Holland Motor Express. He was a good person & great guy. Later, I worked with Helen at the former Donnelly Corporation for 15 years.

I had the joy of experiencing Christmas at their home on Martini Lane so many times. What a beautiful display of the Christmas Spirit.
Rest in Peace my friends. Hugs to the family as you will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers as you journey on without your beloved Ken & Helen.

Jack De Vries

February 23, 2021

They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.
A bad day of fishing with your dad is the best way to make a good memory.

Donna Robinson

February 20, 2021

Donna Robinson

February 20, 2021

Jerry Boomstra

February 17, 2021

Good memories working at Yonkers farm long ago.

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