Right to Life
2340 Porter St., SW P.O. Box 901 Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0901
Doctors Without Borders USA
P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.
John C. DeJong, age 81 of Lowell, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his children, Aaron & Kelly. John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen; children, Tom MacManus, Michael (Joy), Mark Patrick (Katie), Thomas (Randalee), Jon Joseph (Josie), Patricia, Margaret DeJong, Jennifer Kathleen (Jason) June; sisters, Patricia (Tom) Toosley, Janet (Patrick) Coffee; grandchildren; Adam, Brook, Naomi, Noelle, Brittney, Trevor, Emmett, Samuel, McKinney, Jacob, Deaglan, Julieann, T.J., Keegen, Aurora, Amaru, Amara, Olivia; and one great-granddaughter, Payten. John was one of the most charismatic individuals and was very proud to be cursillista. He was a Knights of Columbus member, council 7719. On top of that he was among the greatest jack-of-all trades: from a naval platoon leader, a DJ, a golden glove trainer, a poem, song & article writer, a football coach, a fisherman, a quality control director, a piano player, a clarinet player, a harmonica player, a Christian bible study leader, a teacher, a church councilman, a servant, an electrician, a good samaritan , an author, a wood working craftsman, a painter of beautiful art…and then this man found time to be a husband, father, and grandfather, even a great grandfather. Private funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, May 5th at St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity St., Lowell. Roth-Gerst will be live-streaming the service on their Facebook page. Rev. Aaron Ferris presiding. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Right to Life, 2340 Porter St., SW P.O. Box 901 Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0901 or Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.