Randy Lee DeVries
Randy Lee DeVries, 62 of Hutchinson, MN died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am Friday, October 18, 2013 at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Bemidji, MN with Fr. Don Braukmann officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 pm with a 7 pm prayer service Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN. Casketbearers will be Ryan Stadum, Jeremy Stadum, Nick DeVries, John DeVries, Will Lenius, Damen Cornell, Mike Wellner, Chase Anderson, Chisolm Anderson, and Cody Anderson. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.
He was born December 29, 1950 in Bemidji, MN the son of Russel and Ileine (Beliveau) DeVries. He was raised and educated in Bemidji; graduating from Bemidji High School in 1969 and attended Bemidji State College and Wadena Technical College. He was married to Joanne Kluenenberg from 1972 to 1999, and had three children. He married Carol Jean Wellner on August 18, 2001 in Bemidji, MN. He worked for the City of Hutchinson from 1972 to 2007 as a water/waste-water director. From 1997 to present he did contract work for the cities of Arlington, Litchfield, Maple Lake, Mayer, New Ulm, Renville, Richmond and MFRA. From 2011 until present he worked for Bushs Beans. He was also a volunteer fireman from 1972 to 1981. He was a member of St. Anastasia in Hutchinson and served on the board of education there. In addition, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteer coach for Nicks baseball and football teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling and had a passion for farming. He was happiest spending his time with his family, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Carol "Tina" DeVries of Hutchinson, MN; mother: Ileine DeVries of Bemidji, MN; daughters: Jessica (Damen) Cornell of St. Louis Park, MN and Jennifer (Andrew) Monge of New Ulm, MN; son: Nick (Jill) DeVries of Plymouth, MN; step-daughter: Kelly (Peter) Schuna of Stillwater, MN; step-son: Michael Wellner of Bemidji, MN; brother: Brad (Teresa) DeVries of Cohasset, MN; sisters: Shelly (Randy) Anderson of Bagley, MN and Jansie (Wayne) Lenius of Grand Rapids, MN; 13 grandchildren: Connor, Ashlyn, Anna, Sam, Ava, Quinn, Emma, Emmitt, Lauren, Gabe, Gavin, Reese and Isaac and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Margaret and Charles Beliveau and John and Victoria DeVries, father Russel DeVries and brother Rusty DeVries.