Corneliske “Connie” De Vries

Date of Death: Aug 11, 2012
Corneliske “Connie” De Vries
[highlight_text] (1931 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Corneliske “Connie” De Vries, 81, of Waupun, died three days after her husband at her home in Waupun with all of her family by her side.


[leftcolumn] Connie was born on February 18, 1931 in the Netherlands, the daughter of the late John and Tena Elgersma Wierenga. As a young girl Connie came to the U.S. and settled there where she married Thys “Ted” De Vries on September 29, 1949. The couple lived in the Waupun/Brandon area all their married lives. Connie worked tirelessly as she furthered her education in the U.S. and received her teaching degree and then taught school for several years in the Friesland school system. Connie was a constant companion and helper along with her husband at their poultry business in Alto. In 1992 they retired and moved to the city of Waupun. She was a member of Alto Reformed Church in Alto, and its Golden Lifers as well as a former volunteer with the prison ministry program. She was an avid gardener and loved to be home with her family crocheting many treasures for all of them.

Connie is survived by 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; brothers; Jim (Marlene) Wierenga, Louie (Nancey) Wierenga, Walter (Linda) Wierenga, and a sister-in-law, Betty Wierenga.

Connie was preceded in death by a brother, Pete Wierenga, and a sister-in-law, Mildred Wierenga.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Connie De Vries will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church in Alto with Rev. Ted Lindman and Rev. Ted Medema officiating.[rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.[rightcolumn] [/rightcolumn]


  1. Bret Kastein Says: August 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Bill and John
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your father and now your mother. I always enjoyed spending time with them as they always brought a smile to my face. You are in my thoghts and prayers.

  2. Judy and Leonard Schell Says: August 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I am the daughter of Jessie (DeVries,) Yanke. Visited with your mom and dad on several occassions and enjoyed them so much. One of the times was in Tennesee at the family re-union, met William and his two daughters that played with my granddaughter Ericka. We are so very sorry to hear of you loss but may have been good for them that they passed so close together. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of yor and we thank Ardyce for keeping us informed. Love, Judy and Len

  3. Rev. Theresa Rogers Chance Says: August 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Dear Bill, John and family of Ted and Connie De Vries; I am your third cousin Theresa. Cousin Ardyce contacted us to let us know about your Dad and Mom passing. Our heart is so sad for all of you and we pray that God will comfort you as you go through the valley you are having to go through. Please know that you have family down here in Texas that are praying for all of you. God bless all of you! Love from your second cousin Dorothy De Vries Rogers and your third cousin Rev. Theresa Rogers Chance

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