Lewis De Kryger

Profile Updated: July 6, 2014
Lewis De Kryger
Residing In: Byron Center, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Sandra
Occupation: Surgeon
Children/Grandchildren/Great-Grandchildren/???: Peter-1965
Luis-1996, and 10 grandchildren
Military Service: US Navy, Lt. Com.  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Graduated from Calvin College and Univ. of Mich. Med School, spent 2 years in the Navy during Viet Nam, and have been practicing General Surgery since then in Grand Rapids. Retired 6 weeks ago.

55 Years of your Life in a Capsule:

In addition to practicing general surgery in the Grand Rapids area for 41 years, I also enjoyed motorcycling with my best friend and college roommate, having ridden through all of the continental United States and most of the Canadian provinces at least once. Since retirement six weeks ago, I have continued to enjoy beekeeping as well as raising hybrid dahlias. I also enjoy singing in a gospel group called His Men, performing primarily to prison audiences throughout the Midwest.

In which cities have you lived?

Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Norfolk, VA., Orlando, FL.,Rockford, MI., Byron Center, MI.

How many family members still live within 50 miles of Fremont?

5 siblings

Most interesting job:

Being a Surgeon for 45 yr

Most boring job:

"Pushing cages" at Gerbers summer of '59

In which foreign countries have you lived?


Should you live elsewhere, would you consider moving back to the Fremont area?


If retired, what did you retire from in your "productive" years?


What do you do in your spare time?

read; flew my plane till I sold it a few yr ago, relax at our condo on lake Macatawa in Holland, MI

What did you "always want to do" that you have not (yet) done?

learn how to type and play the piano

Have you done something that you always told yourself you would not do?

Became a licensed private pilot

Favorite teacher(s) at FHS:

Mr. Kraai and Mr. DeJong

Favorite sport(s):

College football

Favorite food:

Sea scallops wrapped in bacon

Favorite movie:

The Reader; The Scent of a Woman

Favorite music:

Classical; Southern Gospel; a little Bluegrass; Il Divo

Interesting people you have met:

Dr. Michael DeBakey; Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop

Number of pairs of shoes in your closet?

Is this a measure of something?

Number (approx) of emails that you receive in a month?


Who do you think the next presidential/vice presidential candidates will be? Do you agree that that candidate will be a good president? (yes/no).

Let's not go there......

Have you ever seen anyone born?


Have you ever been on television?


Can the car(s) you drive be described as "SUV", "Hybrid", "Sports Car" or "Sedan"?

SUV for now

What inscription would you like on your tombstone?

Soli Deo gloria

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