Gabriel Dehen

October 16, 2014 ~ July 23, 2022

Gabriel Isaac Dehen, age 7, of Hudsonville, was carried home by the angels to see his Savior, Jesus, face to face, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. From his first day of life, it was clear he would face battles. It was found that he was one of 100 known children in the world with the PIGA gene mutation. There were four boys in his family tree who passed away at a young age, but Gabriel was the first to receive the PIGA diagnosis because of medical advances. With 72 hospitalizations, Gabriel lived up to the meaning behind his name “God is my Strength,” and he fought a good fight. Overwhelming love from his family, community and friends, professional and spiritual, carried Gabe and his family through all of his battles. His parents, David and Christina, found incredible support from families that also faced medical challenges. Although he couldn’t speak, he taught us, his parents, more about life than anyone we had ever met. He enjoyed Christmas lights, listening to music, swinging, and car rides. He also loved his best friend, Addison, whom he joined in heaven. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Henry and Marilyn Kay Dehen; great-grandparents, Lawrence Cirrito, Rose (Raymond) Friend, and Donald Frank; uncle, Matthew Frank; and cousin, Robert Puls. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, David and Christina Dehen; grandparents, Cheryl Shanks, Rickey Frank; great-grandma, Earnestine Cirrito; aunts and uncles, Suzette (Andrew) Ebersole, Trinity Penny, Henry Daniel (Debra) Dehen, Darcy (Roger) Meyer, Debra Sue (Winston) Hunt, Mary (William) Stewart, Clay (Ann) Dehen; cousins, Jeremiah, Caleb, Chloe, Jonathan, Emily, Lacey, Renee, Amanda, Samatha, Cole, and Danny. The family expresses their appreciation to all of Gabe’s medical staff and home nurses, which are too many to name, for the special care and compassion given during his lifetime. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Georgetown Christian Fellowship, 3668 Port Sheldon Street, Hudsonville, with his dad, Pastor David Dehen, officiating. The burial will take place at Blendon Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Friday, July 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Georgetown Christian Fellowship. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Drug Repurposing Project for PIGA-CDG https://secure.givelively.org/donate/cdg-care/drug-repurposing-project-for-piga-cdg

Visitation
Friday, July 29
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Visitation
Saturday, July 30
9:45am - 10:45am

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Funeral Service
Saturday, July 30
11:00am

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

July 30, 2022 7:48am
David and Christina my heart and prayers go out to you at this time. As a fellow driver at HSD, David and I have had and enjoyed conversations of God's faithfulness, love and compassion. May that be the strength which carries you through these days.

- Glenn Kuyers

July 28, 2022 2:24pm
Dehen family, My prayers are with you both! Gabe was such a precious kid. And he couldn’t have asked for better parents than the two of you! You loved him sooooo well. I know that God is laying (and has already laid) something beautiful on your hearts to share at his “Celebration of Life”. Gabe’s story is a wonderful example of God’s mercy, love and faithfulness…a message the whole world needs to hear. Love & prayers & lots of hugs. 💕

- Katie Dykstra

July 28, 2022 1:39pm
David and Christina, we are so sorry for your loss. Gabe was so blessed to have you as his Mom and Dad, and for all the love he knew in his life. We always appreciated hearing about Gabe and his stories when seeing David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Keith and Nancy Reame (Progresssive Hardware)

July 27, 2022 12:49pm
Dave and Christina, your in my thoughts and prayers we had many conversation over this day when Gabe would meet Jesus and would be healed what a blessing and as we talked we shared the love of Jesus together. Please remember this. Because Jesus lives we can face tomorrow because he lives all fear is gone because we know who holds the future and live is worth the living because Jesus lives Praying for his love and peace for both of you Marvin Visser

- Marvin Visser

July 27, 2022 11:48am
I’m so thankful to have been part of Gabe’s care team for some of those many hospital visits. Your family was such an amazing testimony to God’s love and grace. Gabe’s story is precious and he was such an amazing guy. My thoughts and prayers and with you during this time of mourning, also rejoicing that he is home and free of pain and suffering.

- Rebekah Wakeman

July 26, 2022 10:26pm
Dearest David & Christina, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear son Gabriel. We pray for the Lord's comfort, peace and strenght at this time, and as you celebrate his wonderful life. All of our love, in Christ, Gregg, Yvonne, Danielle & Julia

- Gregg & Yvonne Esakoff

July 25, 2022 10:28pm
David and Christina, so sorry for your loss. Gabe is special and I am thankful for the chance to know him. Praying for you and your family.

- Chadwick Brown

July 25, 2022 5:52pm
Christina and David, we are so sorry for your loss...you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

- Shotko Family Racing

July 25, 2022 3:43pm
Christina and David, I can't begin to understand what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. If you need anything please let me know.

- Desi Wright




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