Duane C. Devine

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Duane C. Devine, age 84, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at his home in New Hampton, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at United Methodist Church in New Hampton with Pastor Dave Byrd officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday. Online condolences for Duane’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Duane Charles was born July 3, 1934, the son of Frank and Mary (Pfeffer) Devine in Algona, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Algona High School in the class of 1952. Duane enlisted in the US Navy immediately following his high school graduation. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Virginia “Gini” Thompson on April 11, 1954 at United Methodist Church in Algona. Together, Duane and Gini welcomed Mike, Becky, Pat and Mary. Upon Duane’s honorable discharge, the couple made their home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He attended Iowa State Teacher’s College and received his B.A. in education, going on to teach in various communities beginning in 1958; finishing his career in New Hampton. While at New Hampton High School, Duane wore many hats including athletic director, coach, teacher, and vice principal upon completing his master’s degree. Duane retired in June of 1994. Duane and Gini made a special trip, sailing around the world in 80 days. They enjoyed many winters in Arizona and cheering on their grandchildren at various events. Those left to cherish Duane’s memory are his wife of 65 years, Gini Devine of New Hampton; his children, Becky (Dave) Byrd of New Hampton, Pat Devine of Helena, MT and Mary (Scott) Adams of Clear Lake, IA; his six granddaughters; seven great grandchildren; his brother, Dave Devine of Lodi, CA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Patti) Devine; his brothers, Bill, Raymond, Clarence and Robert; his sisters, Irene, Ardeen and Louise.

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  1. My sympathy to Gini and family. Duane was a great person to visit with. Jack always enjoyed talking about golf, foot ball and the Chickasaws with Duane. I will be gone for the funeral. but know you all are in my prayers.

  2. May the memories of Duane console you in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. Sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. Gini & family you have my deepest sympathy and prayers to all.

  4. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Duane. He was a good neighbor for many years. Our sympathies go to Virginia and family. May your happy memories of Duane’s life be a source of consolation to you. Linda and Don Burrichter

  5. Dear Becky, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad who will always be “Mr Devine” to me. I have so many great memories of him as a coach and teacher. He had a fierce sense of humor and was an important part of my life in Storm Lake. My thoughts are with you and your family. Peace, Rob Elk

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, I am unable to put into words how much I enjoyed Mr. Devine. May the thoughts and prayers of many help ease your grief in the coming days. Penny Corbitt

  7. To the Devine Family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Mr. Devine was one of my favorite teachers in high school. I greatly appreciated his way of teaching and his sense of humor, as well as his job as vice principal. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mr D.

  8. I was sorry to her of Duane passing. My sympathy to Virginia and your family. I talked to Duane several years ago up in New Hampton, but have not seen him since. My memory goes back to our childhood in Algona. We were the neighborhood boys. There was Duane and Davy, and Larry Christinsen, Don Casler, Don Stineman and myself. We all played together. I believe that Duane was the oldest. Those were good times. Again, I offer my sympathy to all.
    Darrell Ludwig

  9. Mary, Scott and Family, sorry to hear about your dad. I thought a lot of him when I was in high school. He was a great guy! You have my deepest sympathy.

  10. Gini — Sorry to hear of your loss. You had a great husband and now you have all those memories of your years together. Janice Hanson

  11. Sorry to hear this. Mr. Devine was my favorite teacher ~ he was so nice. My condolences to the entire Devine family. Rest In Peace Mr. Devine. Ronda Utter Hogan Storm Lake

  12. I have fond memories of Mr. Devine from my days at Rockwell City High School. He was my World History teacher and Government teacher. My prayers are with his wife and family.
    Jeanette Owen Davis

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