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Humphrey DeVries

May 28, 2020
Holland, MI



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Zion Lutheran Church - Benevolent Fund
77 W 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-7151

Life Story / Obituary


Humphrey Hermon DeVries, (1934-2020), looked full in the face of his Savior, Jesus Christ, at 10:25pm on the 28th of May, following complications of severe stroke.

He preceded his wife of 65 years, Jackie, and children, KayAnn and Jeff Deubner, David and Michelle DeVries, Grace and Mike Brooks, Paul DeVries, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brothers, Ken and Margaret DeVries, Don (deceased) and Diane DeVries, Dick and Linda DeVries, and a sister, Alice and Jerry DeLange, all of Canada.

He survived the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and emigrated to Canada and then to the U.S. after WWII at the age of 18. He worked as a laborer ina glass factory, as a farm hand, for 13 years as the director and manager of a Christian camp, and for the city of Holland as head gardener at Windmill Island.

His devotion to Christ was exemplified by the love he showed his family, the leadership he gave at Zion Lutheran Church, and by the thousands of lives of the children, staff and families at Camp Concordia, for whom he cared as a shepherd and instilled the hope of the resurrection.

A memorial service will take place at Zion Lutheran Church as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Please check back later for more information.