Rodney G. DeVries
September 26, 1950 - January 15, 2021
Birthplace: Rock Valley, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 1/22/2021
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 1/23/2021
Faith Community Church
Burial 1/23/2021
Evergreen Cemetery

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Rodney Gene DeVries, age 70, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Rod was born September 26, 1950 in Rock Valley, Iowa, the son of Richard and Evelyn (Van Driel) DeVries. The family moved to Hawarden, Iowa, where Rod attended country school until 4th grade. In April of his freshman year his father died and the family moved to Ireton, Iowa. Rod graduated from West Sioux High School in 1968. He attended a tech school in Omaha and graduated with a computer programmer degree. Rod met Donna Swanson and they were united in marriage in October of 1969 in Red Oak, Iowa. They moved to the farm at Red Oak in 1973. Rod farmed and raised livestock. He attended church at Faith Community Church, was a longtime member of the Red Oak Elks Lodge where he served as Trustee, and served on the Red Oak Community School Board for many years. Rod enjoyed fishing at the pond, driving around in the gator, sitting out on the patio with friends and family with the firepit burning drinking a Busch Light, Nebraska Football, and following all of the activities of the grandchildren. Rod was united in marriage to Kim Petty on January 15, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife: Kim Petty DeVries of Red Oak; sons: David DeVries and wife Tammy and Ron DeVries and wife Jackie of Red Oak; step-children: Dakota Petty and Sierra Petty of Red Oak; grandchildren: Lainey, Kennedy, Chloe, and Max DeVries all of Red Oak; sisters: Ruth Westergard and husband Randy of Hawarden, IA and Debra DeVries of Ireton, IA; aunts: Nella DeVries, Marlene Johnson and husband Ken, and Mary Ann Van Driel; nieces and nephews: Aimee Vander Feen and husband Greg, Sarah De La Cuba and husband Luis, Joshua Westergard and wife Lexie, and Casey Westergard and wife Val; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Faith Community Church. Due to limited seating, we will also live stream the service on Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapelís Facebook page. There will be open viewing from 3 PM until 8 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Social distancing and wearing of masks are required.


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Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Inc.
410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: (712) 623-2525 or
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