Arthur L. Parps, age 89, of Grandville, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Betty; sister, Helen Lemmen, brother Robert “Red” Parps. Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his children, Tymarie and John Boeve, Robin Burd, Tracy and Rich Carlson, Kelly and Chris Bowman, John Parps; grandchildren, Timothy Boeve, Keri Desmarais, Christopher and Liz Parps, Derrick Kolasse, Lucas Parps, Chelsea and Ryan Dornbos, Alex Kolasse, Abbey Bowman, Alan Bowman; six great-grandchildren, Addison and Nylah Boeve, Hayden Desmarais, Paxton and Wyatt Parps, Jillian Dornbos; sister, Donna Lillibridge; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bud and Mary Lothschutz, Bobby Lothschutz; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Arthur worked for Grand Rapids Gravel for 40 years and also did volunteer work for St. Mary’s Hospital for 23 years. He loved John Deere tractors, going to tractor pulls and working in his yard. He was a fan of Michigan football and attended games for 30 years. He also loved going to the races. Most of all he loved his grandchildren dearly. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish with Fr. Stephen Dudek presiding. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial Mass 11:00 am
Saturday, January 23
Holy Name of Jesus
1630 Godfrey Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: (616) 241-6489
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December 08, 2020 11:07am
So sorry to hear of Art's passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you! Rejoice that he is reunited with the love of his life, Betty! They had so much fun with Jim and Nancy on trips, camping, and attending U of M football games. Now they are all together. Nancy used to call him "Archie" and to this day it makes me smile. Art and Betty were wonderful people and left a legacy with so many. Praying for your family. May God comfort you. David Smith
- David Smith
December 07, 2020 6:35pm
So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Deepest sympathy! Art and Betty were also so fun and welcoming. Whether it be at their home or at Camp Thunderhawk. Wonderful people!
- Lisa Holst (Owens)
December 07, 2020 4:53pm
Art and Betty were such good friends, we loved to play cards at the lake, go for walks, sit around the campfire, I will never forget them, we will be playing cards in Heaven.
- shirley lang
December 05, 2020 7:06am
Dear Parp’s family. I am sorry to see of the loss of your dad. I have so many wonderful memories of your family - and our summers growing up together. I hope Art, Betty and Elmae will be playing cards together in heaven! Praying for you all during this time.
- Mary McNamara Ade
December 04, 2020 9:42pm
So sorry to hear this May warm memories bring you comfort. He was a good man.
- Darlene A Yasick
December 02, 2020 11:21am
The Bowman family sends their deepest sympathy in Art's passing. We were blessed to know Betty and Art over the years and know he will be missed so very much.
Karen Bowman, Scott Bowman, Kathy Wolfe and family
- Karen Bowman
December 02, 2020 5:31am
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, sending our sympathy & prayers.
- Lisa & Dave Schwandner
December 02, 2020 4:23am
Tymie and John, our heartfelt sympathies and prayers for comfort, as you mourn the loss of your dear dad. We know how close you were, and you will certainly miss those daily calls. They will be among your many treasured memories. May God bring you peace in the coming days.
Blessings, Alice and Larry Bakale
- Alice Bakale
December 02, 2020 3:51am
Tymie and John, you have our sympathies and prayers. Your dad was a big part of your life and you will miss him. Blessings. Dirk and Phyllis Bakhuyzen
- Dirk and Phyllis Bakhuyzen
December 02, 2020 2:59am
Saddened to read of the passing of your father, but now in Heaven with your mother. Sending my sincere sympathy at this time. Praying for comfort for you and your family. Love, Wenda Fore
- Wenda Fore
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