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Martinus "Mart" DeBruine

October 10, 1950 - June 6, 2023
Grand Rapids, MI



Saturday, June 10, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Monday, June 12, 2023
10:30 AM EDT
First Netherlands Reformed Congregation
1261 Beckwith Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
1 (616) 456-1690


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.

Edison Christian Health Center
1000 Edison Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49502
(616) 453-2475
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Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Martinus “Mart” DeBruine, age 72, of Grand Rapids, passed away on June 6, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Jacoba DeBruine. Mart is survived by siblings, Gilbert and Eleanor, Carl and Mary, and Albert and Marla DeBruine; nieces and nephews, Julie Bylsma, Randall and Brenda DeBruine, Karen Seager and David Splittgerber, Rachael and Gary Kersten, and Teresa and Richard Rose; and 17 great-nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the staff at Edison Christian Health Center for the loving care and compassion shown to Mart. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 12, 2023 at First Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 1261 Beckwith Ave NE with Rev. H. Hofman. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 PM on Saturday, June 10 at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home – Van Strien Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Edison Christian Health Center. Please visit www.heritagelifestory.com to archive a memory, photo, or sign the guestbook.