Paul Peter McGavin


April 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

De Regnaucourt Tim De Regnaucourt of Rockford passed away on Thursday evening April 7, 2011, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accidental fall in his home last week. His parents, Otto and Anne (Kish) and his twin sisters Pam and Gail were there to greet him and help him start his new life. Tim was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 24, 1942. His family moved to Rockford when Tim and his five siblings were children. They lived in the beautiful old farm on Belding Road across from Grass Lake, now known as Lake Bella Vista. Tim was in the class of 1960 at Rockford High School and went on to graduate from Western Michigan University with a business degree. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent for 46 years and made many friends from his years in business. Tim loved the game of golf and played with a group of buddies several times a week. He was an accomplished horseman and taught the art of riding to his children. He always loved the smell of a horse barn! He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Jacquelyn; his three children from his first marriage, Todd De Regnaucourt of Florida, Becky (Bill) Veltema of Hudsonville, and Robert “Timmy“(Gen) DeRegnaucourt of Georgia. He also had two stepdaughters he helped raise, Rebekah (Dan) Brodowski of Rockford, and Anne (Judd) Meyer of Byron Center. His remaining siblings, Jane (Phil) Boettjer, residing in Florida, Judy (Fred) Freathy of Texas, and Jeff (Debbie) De Regnaucourt of Rockford will miss Tim but will have so many memories of their childhood together and the laughs and good times spent with him in his adulthood. Tim also leaves a brother-in-law, Steve (Lois) Suchowolec, who was married to Tim’s sister Pam before her passing. He also has two sisters-in-law, Nancy (David) Schmidt from South Carolina and Sharon Seys of Grand Rapids, who will miss his jokes and hospitality at our Christmas and summer gatherings. Tim and Jacque have 11 grandchildren and they will miss sitting on Grandpa’s lap, “driving” the boat, learning how to mow the lawn with the proper mix of oil and gas in the mower, how to fish, and snuggle up on […]