Hundreds Gather in Grand Rapids for Final Farewell to Staple In Community, Richard DeVos

On Thursday, Richard DeVos will be laid to rest after hundreds gathered in Grand Rapids to say their final farewell Wednesday.

Friends, family and admirers filled the Ambassador Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to remember a man that meant a lot to Michigan and the Grand Rapids community.

DeVos co-founded Amway with Jay Van-Andel in 1959, worked closely with Grand Valley State University, and owned the Orlando Magic basketball team.