First ceremony to celebrate Rich DeVos held Monday

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The first official tribute to Rich DeVos  began Monday at Amway’s Headquarters in Ada Township – where he and Jay  Van Andel started the Amway empire.

The invitation-only event was  for long-time employees and wasn't open to the public. Remarks were  expected from Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel, as well as other company  executives.

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Monday’s event was just the first of several ceremonies leading up to DeVos' funeral on Thursday.

On  Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will  be a public visitation at the Amway Grand Plaza’s hotel ballroom.

On  Thursday, the public is invited to view a simulcast of DeVos'  private service at DeVos Performance Hall from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

DeVos died on Sept. 6 due to complications from an infection. He was 92.

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