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DEVRIES, Louise 1917-2010


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/7/2010 at 14:10:34

Louise L. DeVries, 93, of Grundy Center, formerly of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Acute Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of the Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 10:30 A.M. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in rural Wellsburg with Pastor Gary Burkhalter officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at St. Paulís Lutheran Church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 13th from 4 to 7 P.M. at Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg.

Louise was born on March 7, 1917 in Titonka, Iowa, the daughter of John and Minnie (Senne) Harringa. She attended country school in Titonka, graduating from the 8th grade. As a child, Louise attended church and was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Titonka.

She worked as a hired girl from age 13 until 25, when she later met and married Ralph DeVries on January 6, 1943 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Titonka. They were married for 58 years. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Holland for over 40 years. Louise and Ralph welcomed two children, Ruth and Robert.

Louise was a member of the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Wellsburg, was a Sunday school teacher, a bible school teacher and a member of the Ladies Aide at the church. In her spare time, she loved baking, especially making bread, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Louise is survived by her son Robert DeVries of Greeley, Colorado; son-in-law Dennis Knock of Parkersburg; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Eileen (Bob) Ladd, Bernice Peebles, Marcella Mahan, Lorraine Siefken and Leta Davis; brothers Harold and Eugene Harringa; sister-in-law Deane Harringa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph; daughter Ruth Knock; a sister Martha Schwarz and brothers John and Dick Harringa.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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