On Sunday (Feb. 10, 2013) at 10:50 p.m., Allan E. DeVerger, 63, of Quincy, left this world in the arms of the angels to be with his heavenly father and savior after losing his brave battle with cancer. Allan was born Aug. 13, 1949, in Charleston, Mo., a son of Eugene and Eloise Phillips DeVerger. He married Linda Marie Claus on Feb. 10, 1968, in Quincy. She survives and cherishes 45 years of wonderful memories. A graduate of Payson-Seymour High School and Quincy Technical Schools, Allan worked as a draftsman for Monogram Stove Co. until he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Serving from 1968 until 1970, Allan earned three Bronze Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation. He retired in 2009 from Burlington Northern Railroad, where he had worked as a switchman conductor for more than 38 years. Allan was a member of the BNSF Club. He loved being a husband, dad and grandpa. He enjoyed going to casinos, collecting swords, watching sci-fi movies, playing checkers and working in his yard. Allan never knew a stranger and always went out of his way to be kind to others, helping in any way he could. In addition to his wife, Allan is also survived by his son, Chad (wife Shana) DeVerger and granddaughter, Sofia DeVerger, all of East Peoria; his mother, Eloise DeVerger, sister, Debra Webster, and brother, Clifford (wife Patti) DeVerger, all of Quincy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday memorial service will be held in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Schluckebier conducting. Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home WEBSITE: dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2013