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Gerald DeBruine

Jerry, 78, of Jenison, was peacefully called to his heavenly home Monday, September 15, 2014.

He served his country in the U. S. Navy and was a Journeyman Master Electrician retired from Amway Corp. He belonged to Ravenna Lodge F&AM, Peninsular Chapter O.E.S., and Saladin Shrine.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Letha of 54 years and children Charlotte Piskun, Susan Dine, and John (Ruth) DeBruine. He loved his grandchildren, Caroline (Tylor Wood) and Matthew Piskun; Nicole, Amanda & Michael De Bruine; Jessica (Michael) Hembroff and Charlotte Cody and great grandson Lucas Hembroff. Jerry also leaves his two brothers Richard (Marianne) DeBruine, David (Kathy) DeBruine and sister Joan (Nelson) Waalkes, two sisters-in-law Joanne DeBruine & Eleanor Nowack, and several nieces and nephews along with our dear friends Roger and Mary Rasmussen.

A special thank you to the care givers at Metro Health Cancer Center and the wonderful care he received from Faith Hospice.

Honoring Jerry’s wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Susan Dine on September 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Dad Monday at 745pm it was a beautiful red sky with pink clouds so pretty, You always said red skies at night sailors delight, it was when you sailed away I Love You thank you for being my Daddy

  2. Christine Paul on September 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much to Uncle Jerry for all his kindness and generousity he always showed to me and my Dad. He will be missed!

  3. Sally M. McKay on September 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He is resting without any of this world’s cares and worries. I know you will miss him terribly as I miss Bob terribly. It is so hard to imagine a life without them. I will be thinking of the family in the coming weeks as we all journey through life in a different way. Love Sally

  4. Gary R DeBruine on September 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I’m sorry for lost. I just found out.

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