Dennis Vandecar

October 25, 1941 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 78)


Dennis Clare Vandecar age 78 of Lake Odessa, MI passed away on July 20, 2020. Dennis was born in Ionia County to Clarence and Gertrude Vandecar. Dennis graduated from high school at Woodland school in 1959. He worked at E. W. Bliss in Hastings and for Keeler Die cast in Lake Odessa and Grand Rapids for over 26 years. While working at Keeler he met his wife Regenia. They married in 1962 and raised two wonderful and mischievous sons, Kevin and Rick. Dennis and Regenia are blessed with four precious grandchildren, Evan, Brandi, Zachary, and Aaron. Dennis was an avid DIY and enjoyed building his environment around him. He also enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, and often helped his boys with theirs when younger. Later in life he gained an appreciation for building his own custom PC computers and was often found playing his PC games. He enjoyed 50’s and 60’s music including California Surf music. He was also a big fan of Johnny Cash. He always had an awesome stereo system, and this is what instilled his children’s love of music. He would often sample their music, not always like it, but rarely complained about it. He also loved getting together with family. While raising his children, his whole family would gather at his mother’s nearly every Sunday for meals and stories. A Vandecar family picnic was tradition every Memorial Day. Dennis is preceded in death by Clarence and Gertrude Vandecar. Surviving relatives include wife Regenia, sons Kevin (Christal) and Rick (Kelley), sister Delores (Elmer) Winey and brother Gary (Susan) Vandecar. Grandchildren Evan, Brandi, Zachary, and Aaron. Great-grandchildren Jordan and Cain. Memorial contributions can be made to Mel Trotter ministries of Grand Rapids.

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Graveside Service
July 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Lakeside Cemetery
14637 Cemetery Road
Lake Odessa, MI 48849


Mel Trotter Ministries
Grand Rapids MI

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