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Community remembers beloved Grand Haven High School soccer coach

Thursday evening, friends, family and other community members held a parade to his house to show support for his wife and daughter.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A beloved soccer coach at Grand Haven High School has died following a battle with stomach cancer.

Coach Dave Prout, 50, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9. He is remembered by friends and family as a man who touched many lives in the community. 

The evening of his death, friends, family and other community members held a parade to Prout's house to show support for his wife and daughter.

The parade was followed by a candlelit gathering. 

"It just reinforced that he had family here that would  take care of him when we couldn’t be here and that just, it just means the world to me," said Prout's sister, Abigail.

Prout's family thanked everyone for their support and appearance following the event. 

A celebration of Prout's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Mulder Chapel, located at 188 West 32nd Street in Holland. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, prior to the service at the Mulder Chapel.

You can read more about Prout's life and story here. 

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