1922-2012

Herman DeVries, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at his home.  

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 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.

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

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 six 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 Octje DeVries; wife, Dorothy DeVries; brothers, Martin and John DeVries; sister, Octje Etta DeVries; brother-in-law, George Williamson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy DeVries.