Mr. Clifford W. DeRyke, 538 E. Hammond St., Otsego, passed away suddenly Saturday morning [May 15, 1971] in Portage. Mr. DeRyke was born November 12, 1923 in Kalamazoo. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Plumbers and Fitters Union No. 337. He was employed as a construction superintendent by the Livsey and Co., Inc. On November 29, 1947 in Kalamazoo he was united in marriage with Ardis Hettinger, who survives. Also surviving are six children, Mrs. Don (Dianne) Jewett, Kalamazoo, Mark, Christine, Steven, Daniel and Douglas, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Marrila Mock of Schoolcraft; one sister, Mrs. Garold (Viola) Peterson of Kalamazoo; four brothers, Frank, John, Victor and Gaylord, all of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, after noon Sunday where services will be held Tuesday at 1:30, Father Paul Schneider officiating. Interment, Poplar Hill Cemetery.