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SYCAMORE – Paul B. Devine, 91, of Sycamore, Ill., died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore.

Born Dec. 21, 1921, on the family farm in Mackville, Ky., the son of John and Maud (Board) Devine, Paul married Mary Jean Blish on July 12, 1947, at Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, DeKalb.

Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Second World War. He was employed in the wire mill by Anaconda in Sycamore for over 30 years. Paul was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, DeKalb and a member of Nite Crawlers Camping Club. Along with camping, Paul also enjoyed motorcycles, going out for dinner with friends and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Jacki (Dean) Duval of Sycamore; grandchildren, Benjamin Duval, Kayli Duval, Lauren Duval all of Sycamore; great-grandson, Levi Duval; one sister, Mary (Carl) Isham; sister-in-law, Rosalie (Ron) Vermeland; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean, in 2007; his parents; four brothers and their wives, Maurice (Vi) Devine, Buford (Janetta) Devine, Dalton (Alice) Devine, Tony (Linda) Devine; his sister and her husband, Edna (Freddie) Lake; brother-in-law Earl Blish; and sisters-in-law, Dorthy (Bill) Sabin and Edna Rowe.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at First Baptist Church, 349 S. 3rd Street, DeKalb, with the Rev. Bob Edwards officiating.

Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb, with full military honors by DeKalb County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.

Memorials can be made to the Paul B. Devine Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 29, 2013
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