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Freddie DeWilde

July 3, 2020
Holland, MI


Open House Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 19, 2020
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
695 Park Avenue
Holland, MI 49423


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-2972
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American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Life Story / Obituary


Fred “Freddie” DeWilde, age 66 of Holland, peacefully passed away July 3, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.

Fred was born in Holland and graduated from Holland High School In 1972. He went on to further his education at Ferris State University followed by Michigan State University, earning his Civil Engineering degree. After college, he started a career at Elzinga & Volkers which lasted 28 years. Freddie was an avid outdoorsman who loved sailing, being up at the cabin and most recently, wintering in Marco Island Florida. He had a love for sports, especially the Lions, Tigers and Michigan State. He was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred DeWilde and infant sister, Catherine DeWilde.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Cheryl of 40 years, his mother Joan; siblings, James (Elizabeth) DeWilde, Randy (Lisa) DeWilde, Elizabeth (Richard) Munson, Pete (Pam) DeWilde; 7 nephews; 1 niece; brothers and sister in-laws, Jerry & Hilda Holstege, Gene Van Rhee, Ron & Arloa Miedema, Harlan & Kathy Van Rhee, Mike & Phyllis Debski, along with many cousins.

An Open House Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 695 Park Avenue Holland, MI 49423. All friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Holland, or The American Cancer Society.