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Walter R. deVlugt

October 30, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Walter Reinier deVlugt, 53, of Tiffin, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Oct. 26, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1959, in The Hague, Netherlands, to Willem F. and Yvonne I. deVlugt. Sponsored by Axe Memorial United Methodist Church, Garland, Texas, the deVlugt family immigrated to the United States in 1961.

He married Debra Jean King Nov. 30, 1985, and she survives. Also surviving are his parents; a son, Seth (Jacqueline) of Columbus; a daughter, Nicole of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Charles deVlugt of Orlando, Fla., and a sister, Mimi (John) Garth of Jupiter, Fla.

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Mr. deVlugt

Walter and family moved to Tiffin in 1996 to live and work at Kingland Farms. Prior to moving to Tiffin, he was a controller for the accounting firm, Travis Wolff, Dallas. Walter faithfully served many years as the board chairman of Hopewell Church of God. He was an active supporter of Hopewell-Loudon Schools, Seneca County Farm Bureau, and local 4-H. Many people knew Walter by his brightly colored Hawaiian shirts, booming voice, and his love for his German shepherd, Reggie.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Hopewell Church of God, 3542 W. CR 48, Tiffin.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County 4-H Foundation, Hopewell Church of God or Axe Memorial United Methodist, Garland, Texas.

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