CRA Wellness Blog

Dr. Dick Versendaal Obituary

February 28th, 2014 by Dawn Hoezee, DCRC, Wellness Coach

Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we inform you that Dr. Dick Versendaal passed away unexpectedly in a fatal car crash on Thursday, February 27.

Dr. Versendaal’s passion for serving others and restoring hope to those who had none took him around the world teaching Contact Reflex Analysis, a technique he founded and developed over 50 years ago.  He coached and mentored health professionals in how the body was created to work as a whole: structurally, nutritionally, emotionally and spiritually.  He was the driving force and inspiration in starting VerVita Products as he worked to develop the nutritional and essential oil formulas based on this view of the body.

To be with Dr. Versendaal for any period of time was an unforgettable experience.  His charisma, genius and wisdom poured out in colorful waves of energy and passion revealing his intuitive nature and heart that often left people speechless and wondering, “How did he know?”

Day and night his phone would ring hundreds of times.  He would always answer with the intent to bless the caller.  “Hello!  How can I bless you today?”  At bedtime he would pray and ask God to bring those people he needed to help.  It didn’t matter if it was 2am or 2 pm.  He was not only ready and willing, but excited to do “God’s Assignment” and to help those in need.  He modeled a life of gratitude and service and coached others to do the same.  One could expect any complaining or whining to be stopped with a stern, yet loving, “Don’t go there!  Just get to work and do your assignment.”

Dr. Versendaal was a master chiropractor and a genius at understanding how the body works together as a whole.  He was a dynamic speaker, an intuitive healer, a wise mentor and coach, a faithful friend and a loving father who cared for and selflessly served thousands of people worldwide.

Dr. Versendaal loved life.  He would have been 77 years old on March 18.  To him, however, that number didn’t matter.  He was young and he worked at staying young and healthy.  With a twinkle in his eye he would say, “I look in the mirror every morning and tell myself, Dick you’re 28, and my cells believe it!”  Dr. Versendaal’s heavenly birthday is February 27.  He is now eternally young and face to face with the Lord he served with such joy and passion.  He has heard the words, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Lives of many will be forever blessed because of Dr. Versendaal.  We can’t imagine life without him.  Yet we choose to live each day fully and passionately so that his legacy flows into the lives of others to bless, to serve and to be the hands of our Creator, Lord and Savior.

Preceeded by: Dean (son), Mark (son), Dirk and Magdelena Versendaal (parents), Tena Leep (sister), Gary Versendaal (brother), Marie Brouwer (sister),

His survivors include: Karen Versendaal (former wife and dear friend), Dawn (daughter) and Mike Hoezee, Bryan Versendaal (son).  Grandchildren: Ryan Hoezee, Troy Versendaal, Amanda Hoezee, Tyler Hoezee, Kara Hoezee and Ashton Versendaal (great grandchild).  Cornie Versendaal (brother), Arie Versendaal (brother), Nick Leep (brother), Jackie (twin sister) and Ted DeGroot and many nieces and nephews and friends who will greatly miss him.

In lieu of flowers we gratefully accept gifts to the following:
Dr. Dick Versendaal Legacy Scholarship – A scholarship is being set up in honor of Dr. Dick Versendaal who had a deep love and passion for the chiropractic profession and supporting chiropractic students to continue to bring hope to others. 
Checks can be made out to “Dr. Dick Versendaal Legacy Scholarship”.

EverGreen Ministries:  supporting their mission to bring people from brokenness to wholeness.  Checks can be made out to EverGreen Ministries with Dr. Dick Versendaal in the memo.