Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 


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Service Information

 Lloyd Howard DeVries
Visitation: Tuesday, November 7, from 10 - 11 am at Peace Church followed by the service at 11 am  
Service: 11 am Tuesday, November 7, at Peace Church,  6950 Cherry Valley Rd. SE, Middleville, MI 49333  
Memorials: The Lloyd DeVries Scholarship Fund through Calvin University, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4388

Lloyd Howard DeVries, age 79, of Green Lake, MI, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Lloyd was born November 3rd, 1943, in Princeton, MN, the 7th son of Albert and Wilma DeVries. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy. He served most of that time in the Pacific Fleet and had an early out for education just before the Vietnam War began. Lloyd attended Calvin College (University) and Michigan State University. He then worked for Boise Cascade for several years before starting and operating Michigan Envelope. Later he sold that company to his employees and he and Phyllis spent many winters in Texas. They were longtime members of Peace Church in Middleville, MI. He married his dear wife, Phyllis VanDam on September 1, 1967. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, in 2022. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glen, John, and Robert; and sister, Jean Wark. Lloyd will be deeply missed by his brothers, Gerald (Eileen) DeVries, Marvin (Sharon) DeVries, Clarence DeVries, Larry DeVries, Dale DeVries; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara (David) DeVries, Linda (Jerome) Perkins, Paul VanDam, Fran DeVries, Alice DeVries; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all of whom he loved as if they were his own children. The family will greet visitors on Tuesday, November 7, from 10 to 11 am at Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley Road, Middleville, MI; where a service in celebration of Lloyd's life will begin at 11:00 AM; with Rev. Paul DeVries and Rev. Bob Hudberg, officiating. Lloyd loved his alma mater, Calvin University, and requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory be made to the Lloyd DeVries Scholarship Fund at Calvin University. 


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