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Daniel Wyatt Urich


Daniel Wyatt Urich, age 58 of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022. The son of Roger R. & Dorothy L. Urich, he was born on May 14, 1964, in Harvey, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Russell Mohney Jr., and nephew, Justin Mohney. Dan is survived by his wife, Tanya Urich; children, Brittney (Gabriel) VanHorssen, David Urich, Jonathan Urich; mother, Dorothy Urich; mother-in-law, Cleora Mohney; and sister, Debora (Steve) Fournier; along with extended family and friends.

Dan graduated from Western Michigan University in 1986 and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He went on to work at Farm Bureau Insurance from 1986-1990 as an agent in Kalamazoo, and then as a manager from 1990-2001 in Traverse City and Grand Rapids. Dan then owned and operated J.B. Harrison Insurance, Mill Creek Insurance, and Thornapple Insurance Agencies from 2001-2022. He also served as the President of the West Michigan Association of Independent Insurance Agents from 2012-2016.

Dan was very active in his free time, he enjoyed; water skiing, boating, biking and hiking with family and friends, traveling, hunting, and fishing. He traveled to more than a dozen different countries with his wife and kids over the years. He cherished time spent coaching his kids in football and watching their many sporting events. Dan loved throwing a party with family and friends and attending concerts—anywhere there was music to sing and dance to made him smile.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11AM on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Ada Bible Church- Knapp Campus, 3869 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Kyle Pierpont officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kids Food Basket,  Hospice of Holland, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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  1. Dear Family and Friends of Dan-
    Greg and I consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have known Dan. He was warm and friendly, sincere and thoughtful. He was a conscientous boss who cared about his employees and their families, and we could tell he was a loving father and husband. We grieve with you and for you and will continue to pray for comfort as you continue life without Dan. Sincerely- Greg and Kara Hoffman

  2. Dan had our absolute trust for his advice on just about any topic – from the complexities of insurance to why I should project manage and be our own general contractor when building a home. We loved having him stop by any time but especially at Christmas with a calendar featuring pictures of Michigan and a bottle of brandy eggnog! He had a gusto for life and we have been so blessed to be a part of it with Dan and the entire Urich family.

  3. We did not know Dan long, having only met Tanya and him in 2021. We have known his lovely daughter Britt for longer. She and our son Gabriel were married in 2021. We dearly love her. Our greatest accomplishments are our children. Dan and Tanya obviously did a wonderful job in raising a daughter as wonderful as Britt. Our hearts break for the entire family. Rest in peace, Dan.

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