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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
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Howard De Went

Howard J. De Went Sr.

Sunday, May 4th, 1941 - Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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De Went, Howard J. Sr.

Howard James De Went Sr., age 78 of Middleville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his home. Howard was born on May 4, 1941 in Grandville, Michigan the son of Hiram and Hilda (Vanderlaan) De Went. Howard worked as a farmer, land developer, and built log homes. He retired as a driver for Crystal Flash in 2003. Through work he was able to travel throughout the county and was to almost all fifty states. In his free time, Howard enjoyed staying active by being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Howard enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time at their home in Yuma, Arizona. Howard is survived by his loving wife of forty-two years, Margie K. DeWent; children, Ellen (Bob) Post of Dutton, Sara De Went of Middleville, Mary (Dan) Slenker of Holland, Howard Jr. of Middleville, Brian (Liying) Peterson of San Jose, CA, Cathy (Ed) Moore of Hastings, Greg Peterson of Marshall, Sally Peterson of Parchment; numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Howard is also survived by his siblings, Millie Knight, Ruth Leyendecker, and Helen (Harvey) Helmholdt. Howard is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Fran Lubbers; and granddaughter, Kennedy McNutt. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Howard’s family.
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    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beeler-Gores Funeral Home
    914 West Main Street
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Carolyn Bouma

Posted at 09:59pm
Your family has my Christian sympathy, Carolyn Bouma (Howard’s cousin)

Kelli Jones

Posted at 07:27pm
I will always remember the friendship my grandparents shared with Howard. A delight to remember the fun times at the lake. My summer childhood vacations, bomb fires, horse shoes, and 4 PM drinks. No one will ever be able to replace those memories and I am happy to say I knew and loved Howard. Thank you, love Kelli Boyce Jones

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