Private Family Service
All are welcome to view the service online using the Live Stream link above. However, attendance at the service is limited to those invited by the family.
Should the live stream link fail, a recording will be placed on the site later in the day.
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.
The Salvation Army
1215 E. Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Rich is now home with the Lord as he wished. Rich was born October 22, 1932 in Grand Rapids to the late Owen and Lillian (Smith) DeVoogd. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Elene DeVoogd, second wife of 20 years, Kay Fifer DeVoogd; sister, Dorothy and brothers, Roger and David. Rich never met a stranger, and he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. But most of all he loved his family and was a good and faithful servant throughout his life. Rich is survived by his children, Debbie (Les) Hardy, Diane (Joel) Vanden Berg, Jane (David) Lautenbach, Richard DeVoogd, Dan (Deb) DeVoogd, Joan (Eric) Spearman, Ruth (Mark) VanderBent; 20 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Doris Mayhew, Ruth Lane, Mary (Gary) Proos; the families of Kay's children, Steve, Scott, Sherr ie, Sue; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with family Sunday, December 26, 2021 from 2-4 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE. A private family funeral service will be held and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army or Pine Rest.