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Funeral arrangements made for Kent Co. deputy who suffered fatal heart attack

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KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Funeral arrangements have been made for a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning.

Paul Barquist, 46, suffered a heart attack while getting ready for his patrol shift. The newlywed had just walked down the aisle in June, becoming a step-father and grandfather.

Barquist’s funeral will take place on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Pius X Catholic Parish in Grandville.

Barquist was not only a U.S. military veteran, but also served 18 years with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

The family also has a fundraising page set up. You can CLICK HERE to donate to Paul’s widow and family.

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  • David C. DenBoer

    Dear Troy Campbell:
    Please try to do your job especially when attempting to give details on a man’s funeral. The word is “aisle” not “isle” and the word is “arrangements” not “arraignments” (what, are you now arresting and making a dead person appear in court?) It’s astonishing to me that people like you care so little about your jobs to not even attempt to do them well. You’re supposed to be a writer. Perhaps you should learn how to spell first.

  • Brandon Lewis

    Paul was a friend of my family, This man dedicated his life to the service of his country and his community. My father talked to him the day before his death and Ironically he asked him about the symptoms of a heart attack and how he always feared heart attacks. This man will be missed greatly rest in peace knowing you did your fair share of good across the globe.

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