Remembering Richard DeVos: Public memorial plans set

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The public will get its turn to say goodbye to the late Richard DeVos next week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rich DeVos, the West Michigan native who co-founded Amway and was one of the area’s biggest philanthropist, died Thursday. He was 92 years old.

Public visitations will take place Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom.

A private, invitation-only celebration of life service will be held from 2 p.m. Thursday at the LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, located at 107 LaGrave Avenue SE. The public is invited to view a simulcast of the service at the DeVos Performance Hall from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

>>Inside Remembering Richard DeVos

In lieu of flowers, the DeVos family is asking donations in Rich DeVos’ honor be made to Grand Rapids Christian School Association, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church or Prison Fellowship Ministries. 

For more information about Rich DeVos’ legacy and memorial, visit the Rich DeVos tribute website.

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