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Mr. Larry Lee Prince, age 60, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born in Fremont, MI on January 28, 1955, to Marjorie “Marge” L. (Witteveen) & Cornelius “Kelly” Prince and graduated from Fremont High School. He was a highly-decorated U.S. Army Sergeant in Operation Desert Storm and after his retirement in 1994 he enjoyed many years living, working and volunteering at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Surviving by his aunt, Lois Jordan of Fremont; uncle, Chuck (Carol) Witteveen of Grand Rapids; two brothers, Doug (Pat) Prince of Muskegon, and Greg Prince of Sparta; as well as several nieces and nephews; many cousins; numerous friends at GRHV; and his best friend John Lapsiuk. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Chapel at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans with an hour visitation prior to the service at Noon with Chaplain Bob Dennis officiating. Larry will be laid to rest in the cemetery at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Donations can be made to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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19 Comments

  1. Dan Nolen on August 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Larry was my room mate and close friend in the 80s when we were Sergeants together in Germany. He was a fine man and it saddens me that he has passed.



  2. Gary Taft on August 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    My heart goes out Larry’s family. Larry was a great friend and soldier I had the honor of serving with. He will always be remember for the great memories we had together. Till we meet again.



  3. Brian Davis on August 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Served with Larry in Germany, rest in peace brother, you are missed..



  4. Thomas. Walls on August 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Served with Larry in Germany, was a man of great character.



  5. David Brundage on August 19, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Also served with SGT Prince in Germany in the 80s. You are remembered brother.



  6. Ryan Finley on August 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for your service, Larry!



  7. Tom Dobeck on August 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Larry was my section chief in 1988 while we were stationed in Germany. Really respected him as a SGT and a man, he was as even keel as they came. Rest easy Larry.



  8. Scott Terrill on August 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    RIP brother , it was an honor to serve with you.
    You will be missed by your military family.
    My condolences to the family



  9. Michael Roley on August 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    RIP Brother.



  10. Anthony Kurth on August 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    RIP brother!!!



  11. Larry Christian on August 20, 2016 at 1:03 am

    R.I.P. My brother in arms it was a true honor to of served with you.
    Larry Christian



  12. Patrick Malone on August 20, 2016 at 6:45 am


  13. Dennis Rice on August 20, 2016 at 7:34 am

    At ease soldier, rest in peace brother.



  14. SFC (Ret) Doyle W. Williams on August 20, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Larry worked for me as one of my section chiefs in Wertheim Germany. He mad my job as Platoon Sergeant much easier as he was he was a fine NCO. Rest in Peace Brother!



  15. Lee on August 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Rest in peace my brother you was a great leader I am proud to have served with you



  16. Steve Hayman on August 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    RIP Larry. It was a honor to serve with you.



  17. Jay Jones on August 23, 2016 at 5:26 am

    RIP Sgt Prince



  18. SFC (Retired) Kyle R Cunningham on August 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Rest in Peace Brother! It was an honor to serve with you.



  19. Alex Valentin on August 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I served with SGT Prince in Germany in the late 80s and when I think of him I remember him always smiling. It saddens me to hear of his passing. Rest in peace brother.



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