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Robert Magnus DeVries

March 3, 1938 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 83)


Robert Magnus DeVries, 83, of St. Joseph passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph.

There was a private gathering of family at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman and a graveside service took place at Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville with military rites provided by the United States Army. Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, PO Box 18819, Atlanta GA 31126 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences accepted at

Bob was born March 3, 1938 in St. Joseph, the son of the late John and Hattie (Moberg) DeVries.  Following his graduation from high school he joined the United States Army.  On December 17, 1960 he married D. Jean Dismukes and they shared 60 years together. For 18 years he was a co-owner of the John DeVries Agency and then was a long haul truck driver. Most of all Bob had a passion for the family farm on Cleveland Avenue.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; sons: Robert (Debbie) DeVries and James DeVries; daughters: Lori (John) Schmaltz and Linda (Jerry) Oetman; ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and a brother, Dean (Barbara) DeVries.

He was also preceded in death by a brother: James DeVries and a sister, Delores Schultz.


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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

March of Dimes
PO Box 18819, Atlanta GA 31126

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