Obituary: Barry Vanas, 65, of Hart

January 12, 2024

Barry Vanas

Obituary: Barry Vanas, 65, of Hart

Barry Francis Vanas, 65, of Hart, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. He was born April 13, 1958, in Ludington, the son of Leroy and Grace (McGinnis) Vanas.

Barry was an avid golfer, playing with all his buddies at Lakeside Links in Ludington. In recent years he journeyed on mission trips to Honduras, where the most sophisticated chicken coop was built for their feeding program. Barry had a servant’s heart and loved to help others. He loved his church family at the New Era Reformed Church, and cherished each relationship made. Barry is in his happy place now, playing golf with Jesus.

Barry is survived by: his loving Irish wife, Mary Rose Vanas; sister, Kathie (George) Smith; brother, Jeff (Robin) Vanas; cousins, Clancy (Geri) Dietz and Charlie (Janey) Dietz; daughter, Nichole (Rick) Claude; son, Adam Lee (Sarah) Vanas; stepdaughters, Michelle and Lizzie; grandson, Isaiah; granddaughter, Aurora; and many extended Irish family.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Grace (McGinnis) Vanas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Danish Brotherhood of Ludington Scholarship Fund, 1014 South Madison Street, Ludington.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024,  at the New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St, New Era. There will be a barbecue luncheon immediately following services. The family encourages all to attend and share in the celebration of Barry’s life.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

www.beaconfh.com

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