Obituary for Eugene G. DeVries

Eugene G. DeVries

Birth Date: Feb. 16th, 1932
Date Passed: Nov. 10th, 2016


Eugene G. DeVries aged 84 of Ravenna and Hart, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Sanctuary at the Park in Muskegon. Eugene was born on February 16, 1932 in Muskegon, the son of George and Esther (Humphries) DeVries, and graduated from Ravenna High School with the class of 1950. On March 3, 1951, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Ruch in Coopersville and she survives him. Eugene is also survived by his sons Jeffrey (Deborah) DeVries of Oshkosh, WI, Rodney DeVries and Christopher DeVries both of Muskegon, his daughter Lisa Minch of Conklin, his grandsons Andrew Minch and Eric Minch, his great-grandson Jordan Minch and his sister Linda Spencer of Spring Lake. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law William Minch, his brother Donald DeVries, and an infant sister. Eugene operated a gas service station in Ravenna for a few years before working for Naph-Sol Refinery in Muskegon. He later worked for Rohr Equipment in Grand Rapids, retiring in 1998. Eugene was also a former member of the Ravenna Lions Club. He loved spending as much time as possible hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors at his home along the Pentwater River in Crystal Valley near Hart. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Burial of Eugene’s remains will take place at Ravenna Cemetery at a later date. There will be no funeral home services or visitation. Those who wish to remember Eugene with a memorial donations are asked to consider a charity of their own choice.



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