Theresa Jean (Merren) DeVriesJune 8, 1930 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 87)
Theresa (Merren) DeVries age 87 went to be with her Lord, November 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Merren; her parents John & Geneva Schumaker; brother James Schumaker; sister Ruth Weick; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph Koperski, Chet Swiontek, Dick and Bette Hines, Eugene and Jean Kotrba and Jerry Merren. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Wilford “Bud” DeVries; sons, Roger (Mary Jane) Merren, Ronald (Cathy) Merren, Robert (Darla) Merren, Richard (Janet) Merren, Randell (Mary Jane) Merren, Russell (Beth) Merren; step-sons, Scott (Vicki) DeVries, Steven (Linda) DeVries, David (Carolyn) DeVries, Dean (Alicia) DeVries, Dale (Penny) DeVries; sisters, Marilyn Swiontek, Gerie (Daryl) Fleser; sisters-in-law, Ann Schumaker, Peg Merren and Colleen (Romie) Marklevitz; brothers-in-Law, Bob Weick, Norm (Shirley) DeVries; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Theresa spent many years raising her boys and watching them play ball. Later she worked for Kesslers in Wayland. She was a long-time member of St. Therese Church in Wayland. The family offers their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Byron Manor-Meadow Place for their kind care of our wife and mother for the past 3 years and Dr. Tim Tobolic, her long time family physician. She is finally free of the dementia that slowly took her from her loved ones. Now she is singing the country music that she loved in heaven.
Visitation with the family will be held from 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8pm, November 17, 2017 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St, Dorr 49323, with a rosary beginning at 7:30pm on November 17. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30am November 18, 2017 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Alphonse Savarimuthu officiating. Interment will be at Dorr Cemetery. In memory of Theresa, contributions may be made to St. Therese Church, Wayland V.F.W. or Kindred Hospice of Grand Rapids. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com.
St. Therese Catholic Church
128 Cedar St., Wayland MI 49348
735 S. Main St., Wayland MI 49348
625 Kenmoor Ave. Ste 115, Grand Rapids MI 49546