Mr. Walter D. De Vries, of Wilmington, NC was born on 11/13/1929 to the late Martin and Catherine De Vries, and passed away on 11/27/2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family, completing his earthly journey of 90 years.
Services will be private at a later date.
Coastal Cremations of Wilmington is serving the family.
My sincere condolences to the DeVries family.
Walt was a long-time friend & colleague of mine & of my late husband beginning in the mid 1960s..
His many contributions to the governmental & political scenes will be greatly missed.
May he Rest In Peace & Love.
By coincidence, thoughts today about the current Michigan context and governor reminded me of a summer internship in Gov. Romney’s office . Before that internship Walt did his best to introduce me to political science while he taught at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. My own career and interests started in his classroom. He was insightful, kind and gracious. My sympathy to his family.
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