Welcome to the memorial page for

Larry Paul LeForge

April 30, 1945 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 72)
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LE FORGE -   Larry Paul LeForge, age 72, was happy to accept God’s calling into heaven on July 7, 2017, leaving cancer behind and defeated.  

He is survived by his wife Pamela of 50 years; children, Kim Trent & Scott (Janet) LeForge; grandchildren, Zachary, Mackenzie and Aidan; siblings, Sue Pennington, George and Gary; and many other beloved family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Laurel and Helen LeForge.

Larry worked as a Healthcare Facilities Manager for 29 years and retired from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in 2009.  He went on to work for The Joint Commission surveying hospitals across the U.S. until he retired in 2015.

Larry devoted his life to God.  He cherished family and friends alike, and always had a keen sense of humor.  His free time was spent fishing, traveling, and woodworking.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and his final wishes were to ensure that others might learn something from his disease.  As a result, he has donated his body to the Michigan State University Willed Body Program. 

This Fall, in October, friends and relatives are welcome to join the family for visitation from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Cook Funeral Home in Grandville (West building), 4235 Prairie St., SW.  The celebration of Larry’s life will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), in Grandville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or Mary Free Bed Foundation, or mailed to the Foundation at 235 Wealthy St., S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49503.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


Charitable donations may be made to:

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook Avenue, SE, #300, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-235-5100

Mary Free Bed Foundation
235 Wealthy St., S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49503

 Service Information

October 6, 2017

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
4235 Prairie St., S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

Celebration of Life Service
October 7, 2017

11:00 AM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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