Woude, 89 of Chesterton, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully
Friday, February 23, 2018.
He was born August
15, 1928 in South Holland, IL, to Peter and Lizzie (Van Drunen) Vander Woude.
Richard worked as a
District Sales Manager for Tappan Company for 25 years and later for M & D
Auto Dealer Supply as a Route Sales Manager for 14 years. He was a member of
Faith Church in Valparaiso and enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time
with his beloved family. Richard will be remembered by his family as a great
Christian husband, father, and role model.
On June 1, 1951, in
Illinois, Richard married Esther DeYoung, who survives, along with their
children: Patricia (William) Graf of Wheatfield, Duane (Cindy) Vander Woude
of Wheatfield, Randall (Lori) Vander Woude of Valparaiso, Keith (Nancy)
Vander Woude of Crete, IL, Dean (Lisa) Vander Woude of Valparaiso, David
(Julianne) Vander Woude of Grand Rapids, MI; 23 grandchildren; 39
great-grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Siersma; and sister-in-law, Elverna
He was preceded in
death by his parents, step mother, Johanna Vander Woude, brother, Richard
Dykstra, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A visitation will
be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, from 3:00 -- 7:00 p.m., at Valparaiso
Nazarene Church, 2702 E. Glendale Blvd.
The funeral will be
held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church, with burial to follow at Angelcrest
may be made to a church of the donorís choice.
The family would
like to extend a special thank you to the caretakers at Addison Pointe,
Dunes Hospice, Dr. Agarwal, and Dr. Espar.