John DeGraaf Jr.

January 23, 1928 - February 29, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI



Thursday, March 3, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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Friday, March 4, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Walker United Ref'd. Church
1941 Randall Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
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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.

Crossroad Bible Institute
2480 44th St. SE
Kentwood, MI 59512
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Divine Hope Reformed Seminary
831 Azalea SE, PO Box 638
DeMotte, IN 46310
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Life Story / Obituary


John DeGraaf, of Walker, 88, went peacefully home into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday,

February 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Johanna DeGraaf; sister, Helen

Westveer. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Arloa Degraaf; his sons, Mike (Janice) DeGraaf,

Dave (Karen), Mark (Laura), Steve (Brooke); brothers, Fred (Pat) DeGraaf, Mike (Lois) DeGraaf, Paul

(Therese) DeGraaf; sisters, Doris Krapp, JoAnn Bremer, Marion Darby, Evelyn (Wallace) Versluis; 10

grandchildren and 20 greatā€grandchildren. John was involved with the Crossroads Ministry for many

years, member of Walker URC where he was a Sunday School teacher, and an Elder of the Church. He

loved doing Mission work for the church. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 3, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home

- 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. Funeral service will be Friday, March 4, 11:00AM with visitation one hour

prior to service at Walker URC, 1985 Randall, Grand Rapids 49534. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be

made to Crossroad Ministries or Divine Hope Seminary.