David-DeVoto-Obituary

David Florian DeVoto Sr.

Linwood, Minnesota

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DeVoto, David Florian, Sr. Age 81 of Linwood, formerly of Minneapolis, died at his home on September 1, 2013. Retired City Forester for Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Proudly served in US Air Force 1952-1956. Survived by wife, Kathy DeVoto; sons, David DeVoto, Jr., Chris DeVoto, and Nick DeVoto; granddaughter, Emma DeVoto; brother, Ben DeVoto. Private family services at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Roberts Family Funeral Home 651-464-4422 www.RobertsFamilyFH.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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Kathy and Family we are very sorry for your loss.

Dave was one of the three wise men to lead Minnesota through the Dutch Elm crisis. He made Minneapolis' urban forest and its management nationally recognized and locally supported. He also willingly shared his knowledge and wisdom making us all better stewards of the urban forest. His gentle demeanor and tremendous skills are greatly missed.
Kirk and Ione

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kathy and Family - We are so sorry for your loss. It was a great privilege to know and work with Dave. He gave me an opportunity that we are forever thankful for. He was a good man in so many ways. It truly was an honor to have him in our lives. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Roxanne & Rick Mirelez

DeVoto Boys sorry to hear that your Dad passed. May the memories be good and fill your heart with happiness. Chell

Dave greatly enriched my childhood and I've always been proud to call him my brother. Ben

KATHY AND FAMILY - I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. DAVE HIRED ME AT THE PARK BOARD AND WAS ALWAYS SO NICE AND HELPFUL TO ME. GARY KROGH

Kathy, I'm very sorry to hear about Dave. He was a very nice man. I know you will miss him.
Bob

Kathy,
I am very sorry for your loss. I will remember Dave as a very nice person.
Jerry