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Kathy Lynne Devries

February 25, 1957 — October 14, 2016

Kathy DeVries, age 59, of Worthington, Minnesota, passed away peacefully following a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 14, 2016, at her home in Worthington. Celebration of Life Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Grace Community Church in Worthington. Interment will follow in the Worthington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, October 17, 2016, at Grace Community Church in Worthington. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, again at the church.

Clergy Officiating: Rev. Scott Barber
Pianist: Ron Janssen
Special Music: Linda Lund, soloist ~ Come To Jesus / No More Night (video)
Congregational Hymns: It Is Well With My Soul / How Great Thou Art
Casket Bearers: Howard Hoftyzer, Terri deBoom, Phil Smith, Jim Hibma, Dale Teerink, Paul Hansberger

Kathy Lynne Sprik was born February 25, 1957, to Stan and Leona (Walburg) Sprik in Worthington, Minnesota. She was baptized at the Christian Reformed Church in Ocheyedan, IA then made her profession of faith at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington. Kathy graduated from Worthington Christian School, and then Southwest Christian High School in 1975. She furthered her education for 3 years at Sioux Valley nursing school and went on to work as a Registered Nurse at Worthington Regional Hospital.

Kathy was united in marriage to Curt DeVries on June 9, 1978, at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church. The couple made their home in Worthington and were blessed with two sons, Brian and Michael. A back injury forced her to change careers as she began to help Curt in the office at Crystal Glass and as a Medication Nurse at Prairie House in Worthington. Many also knew Kathy from her time with Mary Kay and participating in church groups, Bible studies, and Life Groups.

Kathy was a faithful member of Grace Community Church and her passion did not stop at the door. She loved music, had a strong faith which helped her through many medical challenges, read The Word daily, and always looked for an opportunity to share Christ with someone new. She truly cared for others and had a unique ability to connect to others on a deep and meaningful level.

Kathy died peacefully October 14, 2016 at home in Worthington, at the age of 59 years, 7 months, and 19 days. Blessed be her memory.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Curt DeVries of Worthington; sons, Brian (and Ali) DeVries of Jackson, Michael (and Kim) of Jackson; four grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel, Nehemiah, Olivia; parents, Stan and Leona Sprik of Worthington; mother-in-law, Sadie DeVries of Round Lake; brothers, Calvin (and Susan) Sprik of Wausau, WI, Randy (and Dorothy) Sprik of Edgerton; brothers-in-law, Glen DeVries of Harris, IA, Marv DeVries (and Glenda Vizecky) of Harris, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by three infant brothers, father-in-law, George DeVries.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Grace Community Church, KJIA Christian Radio, or the Gideons.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, October 17, 2016

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Worthington Township Cemetery

1860 Nobles St, Worthington, MN 56187

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Cemetery

Worthington Township Cemetery

1860 Nobles Street, Worthington, MN 56187

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