In memory of

Nancy Elizabeth DeVries

February 28, 1951 - March 29, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Nancy Elizabeth DeVries

Nancy Elizabeth DeVries

Born: February 28, 1951
Died: March 29, 2018
Age: 67
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In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to support local organizations.

   Nancy DeVries of Sac City, IA passed away March 29, 2018 at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Nancy was born to Raymond and Bernie (Simons) Franey on February 28, 1951 in Carroll, IA.  She attended Lohrville elementary school and graduated from Lohrville High School in 1969.  Nancy was married to Tom DeVries on May 18, 1974 at St. Mary’s parish in Lake City, IA.  They were blessed with three wonderful children: Shawn, Eric, and Katie.

   Nancy will be fondly and warmly remembered for her big heart and strong will.  She was always looking for ways to help people, which drew her to volunteering and offering service to the Sac Community. She was an active member of St. Mary’s parish, a PEO sister, and a Loring Hospital Auxiliary board member. A list of her volunteer activities would require extra pages here, and yet she always felt she could be doing more for others.

   Nancy’s grandkids lit up her world, she enjoyed every moment she got to spend with them. To her, the hardest part of her being sick was that she wouldn’t get to spend time with her grandkids and watch them grow up. She was such a strong woman and role model; her legacy will set a great example for all of them to look up to.

   When she wasn’t out for walks or spending time with good friends, you could find Nancy on the golf course - it was her favorite place to be every Thursday during the summer months. She cherished her time out on the greens with some of her dearest friends followed by a cold beer in the clubhouse. That competitive sporting drive was felt at home too, everyone knows it was Cyclone territory at the DeVries residence. Nancy and Tom loved making trips to Ames for football games and tailgating. She even loved cheering on the clones from her living room (and even a little yelling when things didn’t go ISU’s way). Nancy was a great organizer who could plan a fabulous party in under an hour. She had a way of making even the smallest celebrations extra special with the perfect gift to make you feel loved.  Nancy opened her heart to friends and family, she wasn’t just a mother to her three children but to so many others. She always knew the perfect thing to say, offered great advice, and gave the biggest hugs. Her best advice - always be kind!

   Nancy is survived by; children: Shawn (Kelli) DeVries of Cedar Rapids, IA, Eric (Wendy) DeVries of Mapleton, IA, Katie (David) DeVries - Rapp of Chicago, IL; sister: Mary Hahn of Ocala, FL; grandchildren: Benjamin, Okie & Thomas DeVries of Cedar Rapids, IA, Parker, Ellena, & Olivia DeVries of Mapleton, IA; and many extended family and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Tom DeVries; parents Raymond & Bernie Franey and parents-in-law Herman & Dorothy DeVries; brother Robert Franey; sister Ann Jenkins; niece Rochelle Franey; and brother-in-law Richard Hahn.

 

SERVICES
Mass of the Christian Burial
2:30 p.m., Tuesday
April 3, 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Father Larry McCarty
VISITATION
4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday
With Rosary at 4:00 p.m.
April 2, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
INTERMENT
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:40 PM
“Dear Eric, Sean and Katie: It was with sadness that we learned of your Mother's death from Nora. We knew she was ailing, but simply did not expect or suspect just how ill she was. Please know that we will always remember her fondly for her smiles, kindness and willingness to contribute to her church and community. Please know that we extend our very sincere sympathy to you all and know that you are all remembered in our prayers. The Alcorns”
- Mariann Alcorn
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:23 AM
“Nancy was a great lady that had a smile on her face that was never ending. Everyone will miss her dearly, as the memories she bestowed upon us will last forever. You have my deepest of sympathy.”
- Rodney Langel, DC
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Shawn, Eric, and Katie I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing...a difficult battle bravely fought. May you find comfort in knowing her and your dad are back together and are watching over you all from above.”
- Lori Campbell
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“To the DeVries family we extend our sincere sympathy . Nancy was my mentor when I had my first cancer surgery. She walked me thru what was needed, what to expect etc. She was special person to a lot of people. She is now at peace and is with Tom. Blessing to you! ”
- Albert & Shirley Ohden
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeVries family at this difficult time. Tom and Nancy were friends to everyone and would not hesitate to offer a helping hand. God Bless them.”
- Ron and Linda Trobaugh
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Nancy's family. She was such a fun loving person and will be greatly missed by our community. She was so dedicated to her golfing and was out there last summer playing well. Will certainly miss her at ladies golf. She always had a friendly smile for all of us. ”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was always such a sweetheart. May you find peace and comfort in the love and memories she left you with. Thinking of you !”
- Sue and Joe Skow
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Our sympathy to your family. Nancy was my (Shirley) mentor when I had my first cancer surgery. She was very good at explaining what I could expect . She was a caring person to so many. Blessing to your family ”
- Albert & Shirley Ohen
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:43 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around your entire family and grant you the peace only He can provide. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families. ”
- Allison Strain
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:43 AM
“Nancy was so friendly to everyone and her family will miss a special Mom. Our sincere sympathy, Roger and Marlene Glasnapp.”
- Marlene Glasnapp
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“We have know Tom & Nancy for many years. Always enjoyed our times together. Tom was Santa Claus to my younger brothers in Lake City. And then for our children .... so special. For many years Nancy made her yummy lemon poppy seed bread for our Christmas Eve supper. Even this past Christmas she did. I didn't expect it but she said that she had to keep busy! We will truly miss her smile and positive way of life. We extend our sincere sympathy to Shawn, Eric & Katie. ”
- Mary Lou & Stephen
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to your family. ”
- Marv & Vickie Buettner
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“Thinking of all of you and keeping you in prayers...Nancy was a very kind and loving lady who always was there to help”
- Cindy Williams
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“Prayers and thoughts go out to Nancy and her family.”
- Clampitt Family
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“Shawn,Eric And Katie we are so sorry for your loss, but Nancy suffers no more, she was not one to complain, our thoughts and prayers are with you all and you families”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM
“So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Your family is in my prayers. ”
- Linda Renze
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 3:22 PM
“KATIE & FAMILY NANCY WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. WE KNOW YOU WILL MISS HER. SHE IS WITH YOUR DAD , SMILING DOWN ON THEIR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.”
- MIKE & KATHY TASLER
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“Sending all my prayers and sympathy to the family of great lady and cousin.”
- Jim Franey
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“Dear family, We are so sorry to hear of your mother's death. Such a sweet gal. We have been gone from the Lytton/Sac City area for many years, but have very fond memories of your father & mother. Sending many prayers your way.”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“Ronnie & I send our deepest sympathy to you, Shaun & all your family. Our prayers are with you now.”
- Ronald Wetter
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“My deepest sympathies to Nancy's kids and family. She was an awesome woman! God's peace.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
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