Frances E. and Bernard E. DeVries

GRAND RAPIDS — Mrs. Frances E. DeVries, sunrise on June 25, 1931, in Jamestown, N.C., and sunset on Aug. 17, 2016, at the age of 85. Mr. Bernard E. DeVries, 86, sunrise on Sept. 24, 1929, in South Sioux City, Neb., and sunset on Aug. 18, 2016.

Bernard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frances. They also were preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marilyn Joy.

Surviving are their children, Neill (Renee) DeVries, Carla (Steve) Clark, Robin Bice, Diane (Paul) Barscewski and Jack (Lori) DeVries; grandchildren, Lindsay (Mike) St. Germaine, Pieter DeVries, Jill (Jermey) Ejsmont, Jodi (Dan) Wiers, Jenna (Matt) Nadler, Arian (Ben) Nelson, Chris (Meg) Bice, Jack (LeAnn) Bice, Megan (Jon) Schultz, Adam (Brandi) Barscewski, Eric DeVries and Kristen DeVries; great-grandchildren, Jarrod, Jersey, Cale, Chase, Colton, Grace, Leah, Cameron, Hannah, Addison and Teddy; and special niece and nephew, Cheri and Ed McKay.

Bernard and Frances spent many years living in Comstock Park where they raised their family. After Bernard retired from GM and Frances retired from Kelvinator, they moved to their home on Big Bass Lake in Irons.The two of them were avid golfers, loved to visit casinos and enjoyed their winters at Lady Lake in Florida.

Bernard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and also was an avid hunter and fisherman. They truly loved their time at the lake.

Funeral services for Bernard and Frances were on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel – Belmont, 1601 Post Dr. NE. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Irons.

Their family would like to thank the staff at Christian Rest Home for the wonderful care they gave Frances and Bernard and the tremendous support they have given to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Rest Home, 1000 Edison Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.