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Jack Douglas DeBruin, age 57, Belding, passed away on November 16, 2018.  He was born November 20, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Robert and Gloria (Kreuzer) DeBruin.  

Jack graduated from Forest Hills Central High School with the class of 1978.  He went on to further his education at the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  He was a proud partner and architect at Design Plus for many years.  

Jack enjoyed restoring classic cars, playing golf, and spending time on the boat at the lake.  

He is survived by his daughter, Lindsey DeBruin; significant other, Kristi Kelly; brothers, Robert and Thom DeBruin; sister, Allison Brinks; and his best-friend, Tom Cooper.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David DeBruin. 

A Memorial Service will be held  on November 28, 2018, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm in The Pearl Room at The Waldron in downtown Grand Rapids.

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  1. Kimberly Batson on November 26, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Im so sorry about the loss of your dad. May God bring you some peace during this very difficult time.

    Kim B

  2. Todd & Rhonda Belden on November 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Our hearts are heavy at the loss of Jack. I will forever remember the evenings around the campfire, after a day of golf or boating, full of stories and the sounds of his beloved “big hair” rock bands that drove the rest of us crazy.
    He was taken way too soon, but we are blessed to have had him in our lives.

  3. Thom and Ruth Hourani on November 28, 2018 at 9:52 am

    We are so very sad with the passing of Jack. He was a good man!! Spending time with Jack and Kristi at the lake for the 4th of July was a highlight of our summer. Jack had a great sense of humor and shared that while bantering back and forth about MSU and MI with Thom. I also had the pleasure of working with him at Design Plus and I not only saw a professional side to Jack but also his heart felt side on a personal level. Praying that Lindsey finds peace in knowing how proud he was to be her dad! Also prayers for Kristi as she tackles this life she so enjoyed with Jack! We are blessed to have known you Jack.

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