Bruce worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative and was a member of the Town Club Dance Club. He and Cindy competed in ballroom dancing and were awarded three golds, qualifying them for the national competition. Bruce was very musical and was accomplished in playing brass, woodwinds, percussion and piano. He also loved cars and built his own hot-rod.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Cynthia DeGroot of Grand Haven; two step-daughters, Jessie (Jon) Cooper and Nikki (Chad) Mettler; six grandchildren: Josephine, Julia and Jonny Cooper, Maddie, Sophie and Emma Mettler; his father, Frank DeGroot; and two brothers, Donley (Cheryl) DeGroot and Terry (Cindy) DeGroot. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy DeGroot, in 2002.
A memorial dance to celebrate the life of Bruce will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post 28 from 7-10 p.m. Memorial contributions to Step Up Youth Productions, 9254 Four Mile Road N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49544, are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com. The family is being served by Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services – The VanZantwick Chapel.