Douglas John DeWeerdt, age 57 of Lowell, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Corinne DeWeerdt; brother, Dennis DeWeerdt; and father-in-law, Carl Peters. Doug is survived by his wife, April DeWeerdt; children, Brandon DeWeerdt, Heather (Dan) Cimoch, Ariel (Trevor) Topper, Christopher DeWeerdt; grandchildren, Brandon, Zach, Josh, Ava, William, Aria; mother-in-law, Patricia Peters; sisters, Deb (Kevin) DeForest, Danette (Mike) Giddings, Diane (John) Enders; sister-in-law, Andria (Tony) Peckham; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Nick Strieder, Pamela Lein, and many others; and pets, Ruger, and Remington. Doug was born and raised in Muskegon, MI. He worked for the Lopez family at El Milagro of Michigan for 12 years, where they treated him like family. Doug loved spending time with family, taking quad trips, kayaking, and just being outdoors. His pride and joy was his ’51 Chevy pickup truck that he restored in his father’s memory. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 1-2pm at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331 with service at 2pm. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, 8935 Thompson Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849, or Paws with a Cause, 4646 South Division Wayland, MI 49348.
I’m sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. I went to Churchill Porter with Doug and their family’s home was on my paper route. Spent some time running around with Doug and my neighbor Mike Sullivan back in our youth. Your family is in my prayers.
It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to the man I was blessed to call brother. There is not one minute of my life that he was not there for me. I will forever cherish the many memories of time spent with him. And some how know his strength will continue to support me.
Glad to see Doug had a big family surrounding him. I remember him from grade school fondly. Just a nice kid and I’m sure a nice guy. My sympathy to the family.