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Daniel Cooper DeGood, age 75, of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, with his family by his side.

He was born October 15, 1944, to Marinus and Gertrude (Cooper) DeGood in Grand Rapids. On June 19, 1971, in Greenville, he married Ethel Louise Herroon and together, they enjoyed 49 years of marriage.

Dan was a skilled musician and enjoyed playing the guitar. When he was younger, he spent time in Nashville recording an album and toured the country with his band. He also enjoyed fishing and being outside, and delighted in time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Jonathan and Angie; and a granddaughter, Jussie. Surviving are his wife,
Ethel DeGood; five children, Danny, Tammy (Kevin), Kevin, Scott (Autumn), and Cindy; eleven grandchildren, Tyler (Emily), Kearsten, Logan, Passion (Casey), Taylor (Zach), Jon (Jessica), Cody (Andrea), Savannah (Donavan),  Ryan, Keagan, and Wilder; ten great-grandchildren, Marcus, FayLynn, Paityn, Adeline, Robert, Cody Jr., Jace, Kyson, Kreed, and KinzLeigh; three siblings, Ruth, Jim, and Linda; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Honoring his wishes, no public services are planned. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dan’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Vanessa Human on June 26, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  2. ELisa Alber on June 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Prayers to all the family.

  3. Ruth Richardson on June 26, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    My favorite little brother is now at peace. Bless you Danny boy, you will be missed. Big sis, Ruth

  4. Bob Hendricks on June 27, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Good bye and good travels Uncle Dan. Say hello to Josh, Al, Gram and Gramps, Stuart, and all the others who’ve gone before us.

    Ethel, please accept my condolences to you and all your family for your loss.

    Bob Hendricks

  5. Mary Beth Hendricks on June 27, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Adrian and I send our sympathies to you Ethel and all of you cousins. Way to go Ethel!!! 49 years!!! I know Dan will be greatly missed!
    We also send our sympathies to Danny’s siblings. Adrian and I know what it’s like to loose a brother, Adrian loosing her only brother and I have lost 2 of my brothers.
    Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him!

  6. Deborah Dyer on June 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Ethel and family, I am so very sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.

    Debbie Dyer

  7. Mae Dines on June 28, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Dear Ethel,
    Denny and I are saddened by this news, call me if you need to. Prayer and hugs with love.
    R.I.P. Dan

  8. Patti otero on July 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Dan. He was a great person. My condolences to Mrs. Ethel and the whole family. I will keep you in my prayers

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