Donald G. Devers
McDonald Funeral Home
1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL
Donald G. Devers

Born: December 22, 1935

Died: June 14, 2021

ROCK FALLS – On Monday, June 14, 2021, Donald G. Devers died in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Don was born December 22, 1935 in Sterling, the son of Earl and Lois (Taylor) Devers. Don served in the US Army, and was stationed in Fort Knox, KY. While stationed, he met his beloved wife, Beulah Mae Brey. They married on September 5, 1959 at St. Ann's Church in Howardstown, KY and shortly after, relocated to Rock Falls.

He worked at National Manufacturing for a number of years, but finished his career at Northwestern Steel & Wire where he worked for 28 years. He was well known by the name of "Lightning" around the mill.

Survivors include one daughter, Marry Ann (Milton) Richardson of Rock Falls; three sons, Ronald (Sandra) Devers of Roaring Springs, PA, Donald (Brenda) Devers of Batesville, AR, and Mike (Paula) Devers of Rock Falls; one sister, Beverly Pickering of Dixon; one brother, Earl (Joyce) Devers of Rock Falls; nine grandchildren, Ashley (William) Thacker of Rock Falls, Kyle Devers of Batesville, AR, Amber (Justin) Brown of Springfield, IL, Cody(Danielle) Richardson of Rock Falls, Tyler Devers of Little Rock, AR, Brianna (Tyler) Tornow of Morrison, Doug (Jessica) Devers of Rock Falls, Aaron Devers of Roaring Springs, AR, and Leah Schuldt of WI; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Beulah; one son, Jimmy Devers; and four brothers, Leonard, Robert, Carroll, and Ronald Devers.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m., with Reverend Richard Russo officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock River Hospice Home, 2706 Ave E, Sterling, IL 61081; or St. Andrew Catholic Church, 708 10th Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071.

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Published by Sauk Valley News on Jun. 17, 2021.
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St. Andrew Catholic Church
708 10th Ave , Rock Falls, IL
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Andrew Catholic Church
708 10th Ave, Rock Falls, IL
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Ron and Sandy,
Glad to see Ron at the Moose with not good news.
So sorry about hearing about Ron's dad passing.
Thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Terry & Karen O'Malley
Terry & Karen O'Malley
July 7, 2021
So Sad to hear about Donnie's passing ...we had many a good times together with Jim Hardt, Nick Cruse and others..The guy could build or fix almost anything...Comforting that he is with Jimmy and Beulah...Peace!...
James Starr
June 17, 2021
My Condolences to the family, I worked with Donald at the 46" &12" mills, he was a good men and good friend!!
Mario Chavira
June 16, 2021
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