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August 27, 2012
Messenger News

LAKE CITY Herman DeVries, 90, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 Wednesday at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City with Pastor Frank Martin officiating and burial in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Lake City. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

Herman is survived by his son, Tom (Nancy) DeVries of Sac City; daughters, Linda Jackson of Jefferson, Linnette (Bob) Sondgeroth of Jefferson, and Terri (Frank) Martin of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Williamson of Sigourney; brother, Lubbert (Irma) DeVries of Lake City; and sister-in-law, Doris DeVries of Lake City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and OctjeDeVries; wife, DorothyDeVries; brothers, Martin and John DeVries;sister, Octje Etta DeVries; brother-in-law, George Williamson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy DeVries.

Herman was born on July 10, 1922 in Lake View, Iowa to Edward and Octje (Huls) DeVries. He served in the United States Army from 1943-1945 during WWII stationed in Germany, and on November 10, 1946 he was married to Dorothy Kral in Humboldt. Herman worked as a farmer and had a passion for John Deere tractors, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

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