Raymond “Ray” Edward Feringa

 

Raymond “Ray” Edward Feringa, age 76, passed away August 10, 2013.  He was born in Grand Rapids to Chester and Nellie (Maskowzis) Feringa on October 15, 1936.  He married Patsy DeCator on August 8, 1964 and they enjoyed 49 years together. Ray was a surveyor for the Kent County Road Commission for 43 years, retiring in 1998.  He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and gardening.  Ray was also an artist, who took pleasure in sketching as well as carving canes and walking sticks.  Ray is survived by his wife, Patsy; children, Brian (Michele) Feringa and Lynn White; grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer (Cory), Molly (Zach), Hunter, Andrew, and Rebecca (John); and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  father and mother in law, Max and Dorothy DeCator. A private funeral service has been held at the wishes of the Feringa family.

Pederson Funeral Home

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