Gerrit “Gary” Cornelis Engels




Born:January 15, 1952
Death:February 11, 2015


ENGELS, GERRIT “GARY” CORNELIS, age 63, is now resting in the arms of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his mother Neeltje “Nellie”. He is survived by his wife, Donna; step-son, Matthew Farougi; father, Jacobus “Jim” Engels; sister, Jacoba “Coby” Engels; nephew, Brian (Yvette) Spicer; nieces, Carrie Spicer, Beth (Darren) Smith; uncle, Leonard Engels; grand nieces and nephews, Jacob Fowler, Madelief Kopp, Max Kopp, Sebastian Rybicki and Riley Spicer. Gary graduated from Grand Rapids Central Class of 1970. After 37 years he retired from Paragon Die and Engineering. Gary was very involved with his church and loved his God. Funeral Service will be held Monday 11:00 a.m. at Beckwith Hills Christian Reformed Church, 2100 Chelsea Rd. N.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Rick Pinckney officiating. Visitation Sunday 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, or Organ Fund at Beckwith Hills Christian Reformed Church.

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