Brent Alan Ver Burg

April 5, 1967January 12, 2021

Brent Alan Ver Burg, age 53, of Caledonia, was welcomed by Jesus to his eternal home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The son of John & Eleanor (Scholten) Ver Burg, he was born on April 05, 1967 in Grand Rapids.

Brent's construction career began at Dykhouse Construction and ended as a site superintendent at First Companies. He was a long time member of Hillside Community Church and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). His love for the word of God was witnessed daily by his family. He truly left a Christian legacy for his children. Spending time with family was his passion and construction projects for family and friends brought him much joy.

Surviving are his loving wife of 22 years, Sherry Ver Burg; children, Ethan, Caleb, Aaron, Josiah, Levi and Abigail; parents, John and Eleanor; brothers, Bob (Kim), Dave (Kris), Phil (Lisa), and Mark (Mary); parent-in-laws, David and Ann Reiffer; brother-in-laws, Brian, and Tim (Kim) Reiffer; nephew and nieces, John, Kate, Steph, Sam, Sarah, Nic Ver Burg and Matt, Andrew, Alaina, Seth Reiffer; and his favorite dog, Faith.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the First Companies Family for their exceedingly, abundant support. We are so grateful for the love, prayers and generosity of so many. You truly were the hands and feet of Jesus during this cancer journey.

A visitation will be from 12pm-2pm and 5-8pm on Friday, January 22nd at Hillside Community Church, 1440 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 with a Celebration of life service to follow on Saturday, January 23rd at 1pm. There will be a live stream available at

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Brent to, Brent Ver Burg Children's Fund at any Macatawa Bank or his long-time favorite charity Mission India -

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Brent’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 23, 2021



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Belinda Dehaven

January 18, 2021

Sherry and kids,
We are so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts ache for you. Brent was such a great Christian man and an all-around great guy. We loved the times we spent at your house with our Bible Study group. We had so many laughs and several tears too. The tears are flowing for sure now but we rejoice that we knew him and spent so many wonderful times with him. Talking about Brent getting Sherry her boat was the best story- haha.
We love you all and are holding you close to our hearts during this time.
Todd, Belinda, Lukas, Olivia and Amerah DeHaven