Peter DeYoung, 91, recently of Edgar, Wisconsin, and Mesa, Arizona, died on September 23 under hospice care in Holland, Michigan
Born in Woodstock, Minnesota, he graduated from Thornton Township High School and Thornton Junior College in Harvey, Illinois. He operated farms in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, gradually retiring in his 80s, and enjoyed spending winters in Mesa. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Edgar and worshiped faithfully with Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Mesa. Peter was a World War II Army Veteran, a skilled card player, and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan who was following their 2016 season with great interest and expectation.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin, in 1965; first wife of 58 years, June, in 2006; second wife of three years, JoAnn, in 2011; and siblings Evelyn and Joseph Bass, John L. Vinke, Ted and Barbara DeYoung, and Cathy DeYoung. He is survived by children Lee and Sheri DeYoung of Jenison, Michigan, Wayne and JoAnne DeYoung of Manteno, Illinois, Terry and Cindi Veldheer DeYoung of Holland, Michigan, Kent DeYoung and Joe Miracle of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Burt and Dawn DeYoung of Edgar, Wisconsin, and daughter-in-law Penny DeYoung of Dyer, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; siblings Kathryn Vinke of South Holland, Illinois, Jack and Ellen DeYoung of Lynden, Washington, and Jim DeYoung of Avon Lake, Ohio; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilton Center Federated Church, 14101 W. Joliet Rd., Manhattan, Illinois. Burial will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Words of Hope, 700 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or Peace Lutheran Church, F1843 Huckleberry Rd., Edgar, WI 54426.