1944-2013

Charlotte Ann DeVries, 69, of Glidden, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City due to complications following a liver transplant.

A celebration of Charlotte's life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Glidden with the Rev. Brian Camara officiating. Visitation will be held at the church beginning one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Lincoln Club in Glidden. Music for the service will be by Mark and Marlys Conner and Judy Reever.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden, and online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Jan. 9, 1944 at Rawlins, Wyo., she was a daughter of John and Ruth (Pickrel) Humphrey. She grew up in Wyoming, and her family moved to Hamlin, Iowa, in 1954. Charlotte graduated from Exira High School in 1962. Following high school she worked for Audubon High School and later Manning Plaza Nursing Home. She was married Warren Fischer in August 1963, and the couple made their home in Manning. He died in May 1985. She then married to Larry DeVries in July 1987. Larry and Charlotte lived in Glidden, and she operated Charlie's Designs and Signs for 10 years along with helping her husband on the farm. Charlotte was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Glidden where she held many offices and did committee work. She was also a member of the L&L Club in Glidden for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed golfing, traveling, spending winters in Arizona, cooking, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Charlotte is survived by her husband, Larry, of Glidden; two sons: Troy Fischer and his fiancée, Vi Price, of Yankton, S.D., and Gale Fischer and his wife, Kathy, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two stepsons: Bart DeVries and his wife, Joni, of Des Moines and Bret DeVries and his wife, Susan, of Des Moines; seven grandchildren; two brothers: Jack Humphrey and his wife, Shirley, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Dick Humphrey and his wife, Jodi, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Warren.