Thys “Ted” De Vries
Date of Death: Aug 07, 2012
[leftcolumn] Ted was born October 14, 1926 in the Netherlands, the son of the late Willem and Boukje Terpstra De Vries. Ted came to the U.S. in 1948 and settled in the Waupun/Brandon area where he has lived ever since. On September 29, 1949 he married Connie Wierenga in East Friesland, WI. The couple worked on a poultry farm and in the 1970’s they started their own poultry business in the Alto area until 1992 when they retired and moved to Waupun. Ted was a member of Alto Reformed Church in Alto and a member of its Golden Lifers and men’s choir. Ted was a volunteer in the prison ministry in Waupun for 30 years.
Ted is survived by his wife, Connie; two sons, William “Bill” De Vries of Marinette and John (Jan) De Vries of Waupun; grandchildren, Tyson (Angie) De Vries, Chelsea De Vries, Jodi De Vries, Kelley (Greg) VanBuren, Kurt (Becky) De Vries, Kyle (Annie) De Vries, Krystle Arriens, and Kody De Vries; great-grandchildren, William “Will”, Shéree, Paige, Chase, Gage, Alexzander, Carter, Kyan, Vaeya, and Chaz; two sisters, Pietje Kooistra and Jantje VanderMeulen; and a sister-in-law, Jinke DeVries.
Ted was preceded in death by a sister, a brother, and three brothers-in-law.
[/leftcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]