HATTIE DEVRIES, 86, of Grundy Center, Iowa passed away of natural causes on October 5, 2016 at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, with Pastor Mike Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given in memory of Hattie to Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Hattie's family wishes to thank Iowa River Hospice for their excellent care and support. Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral arrangements by Engelkes-Ables Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Hattie was born on March 2, 1930 to Lammert Hemmen and Fannie Folkerts Hemmen. Hattie married Marvin DeVries on December 3, 1947 and together they had six children. Hattie enjoyed playing the bells at church and loved playing cards and reading. Hattie spent many memorable times with her family and friends, always laughing and wearing a smile. Hattie was a loving and caring person always thinking of others. "To know her was to love her".
Survivors include sons: Bob DeVries and wife Joyce of Wyoming, MN, Steve DeVries and wife Linda of Maplewood, MN. daughters: Susan DeVries of Lincoln, CA., and Mary Koobs and husband Keith of Wilmington, NC. Along with her sisters: Florence Freese of Stout, IA, Ann Muzzy of Farmington, MN, Fannie Hilsabeck of Marion, IA, brother: Jake Hemmen (Wava) of Grundy Center, IA, brother-in-law: Gale Grabow of Burnsville, MN and sister-in-law Kathleen Hemmen of Steamboat Rock, IA. Hattie also had 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Hattie is preceded in death by her spouse, Marvin DeVries, daughter, Lori Devries of Alturas, California and daughter Julie Prettyman of Castro Valley, California. Her parents, sisters, Jacobina Grabow, Grace Hemmen, and brother, George Hemmen.