Edward J. DeHoog
April 26th, 1970 - May 18th, 2009
Edward passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2009, at the age of 39. Edward deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm with the 317th Engineer Battalion and was assigned to Alpha Company. Edward is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
DE HOOG, MR. EDWARD J. "BEAR" Muskegon Mr. Edward J. "Bear" DeHoog, age 39, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 18, 2009.
He was born April 26, 1970 in Muskegon to Samuel and Carol (Parker) DeHoog. Bear was a U.S. Army Veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Shield. He is survived by 5 children, Edward J. DeHoog, II, Raiven Skye Newville, Destiny Marie DeHoog, Kyle Reek, Peyton Edward DeHoog; the father that raised him, Harold Heikkinen; uncle Robert (Deb) Parker; brother, Leon (Amanda) Parker; sister, Inez Young; special niece and nephew, Jasmine and Nick Young; and many others that were very important to him. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Young in 1998, his aunt, Jackie in 2000, mother, Carol Strohm in 2003, and his father, Sam DeHoog in 2007.
VISITATION with the family will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday afternoon at: The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 1547 W. Sherman Blvd. (231) 759-8565 with a GRAVESIDE SERVICE immediately following at 3:00 PM at the Oakland Cemetery on Russell Rd., just North of Riley Thompson, with the Rev. Thomas Siefert officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the family to help defer funeral expenses.
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