On the evening of Dec. 30, 2008, Henry (Hank) DeJong left his earthly home to begin his eternal reward in glory with his Savior. He was predeceased by his devoted and beloved wife, Ruth, who went to her glory on May 20, 2008.
Hank was born in Hanford on Dec. 28, 1922, to Gerrit and Apolonia DeJong. He is survived by five children and their spouses, five children including Robert L. and Mary Jo DeJong, Steven H. and Fran DeJong, Terrence (Terry) M. and Bonnie DeJong, Cheryl D. (Cherie) and Jack Andriese, and Daniel J. and Judy DeJong, and 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Henry’s life will be celebrated by his family and friends at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church on Friday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. Rev. Randy Brannon will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Ripon Cemetery with Rev. Al Heider officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the Ripon Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family requests that those choosing to make memorials designate the Gideons International or the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church Building Fund.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009