Jack L. DeVries, 73, died on Sunday, November 13th

Jack L. DeVries, age 73, died on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on September 9, 1938 at Arapahoe, Nebraska to Tobias & Elsie Clara (Hein) DeVries.

He grew up in Arapahoe, Nebraska and attended Arapahoe High School graduating with the class of 1957. After school, he took some schooling for butchering and would work for Custom Packing. He served time in the U.S. Navy. He would come back to Arapahoe and work at the Arapahoe Coop as a tank wagon driver. In 1971, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska and worked 20 years as a bartender. He would then return to Arapahoe, Nebraska and lived at Sunshine Village. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska. He enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and playing cards.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother John Wayne DeVries, brother-in-laws Stanley Alexander, Raymond Bockerman, Richard Frogge & sister-in-law Diane DeVries

He is survived by Brothers: Carl & wife Audre DeVries of Beaver City, Nebraska. Bud & wife Gwen DeVries of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Glenn & wife Jo DeVries of Trumbull, Nebraska. Leonard & wife Wyoma DeVries of Inland, Nebraska. Harold & wife Kathy DeVries of Lincoln, Nebraska. Charles DeVries of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Sisters: Mary Bockerman of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Dorothy & husband Harry Wilson of Inland, Nebraska. Elsie Frogge of Grand Island, Nebraska. Phyllis Alexander of Grand Island, Nebraska. Sister-in-law: Marilyn DeVries of Yuma, Arizona.

Condolences and personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com

There will be no viewing and visitation as cremation was chosen.

Funeral services will be Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Inurnment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Military rites presented by Edison American Legion. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.

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