Dana “Max” DeVries ’93

Dana DeVries, also known as Max to his family, passed away Friday, May 21 at Holland Hospital.

He was born September 25, 1970 in East Grand Rapids, and spent his early years in Pennsylvania before moving back to East Grand Rapids. He attended Hope College where he met his wife Lisa. After graduation, he spent several years in the mountains of Colorado before returning to Michigan to be closer to family and to start a family of his own.

Dana was a man of words, a writer, an avid gamer, and a lover of books. Not one to color within the lines, he put his own unique spin on everything, including the way that he taught Sunday School lessons. A lover of music, he moved through life with a soundtrack, most often the music of Billy Joel.

Dana is survived by his wife, Lisa; their three children: Ben, Tristan, and Tyler; his father, Brian DeVries; his siblings Rebecca (Mark) Monteforte, Rachel (Mike) Mraz, JB DeVries, and Sam DeVries, as well as his mother-in-law, Judi Meister, and his sister-in-law Kim (Brad) VandenHeuvel. He was preceded in death by his mothers, Fredericka Johns and Eileen DeVries.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the awesome staff in the ICU atHolland Hospital for the amazing care that he received during his stay.

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