Duane Devine

Duane C. Devine, 84, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, at his home in New Hampton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the United Methodist Church in New Hampton with the Rev. Dave Byrd officiating. Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Friday at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Burial will be at a later date.

Duane was born July 3, 1934, in Algona to Frank and Mary (Pfeffer) Devine. He graduated from Algona High School in 1952.

He married his high school sweetheart, Virginia “Gini” Thompson, on April 11, 1954, at the United Methodist Church in Algona. Duane enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately following his high school graduation. Upon his honorable discharge, the couple made their home in Cedar Falls. He attended Iowa State Teacher’s College and received his Bachelor of Arts in education, going on to teach in various communities, beginning in 1958.

He finished his teaching career in New Hampton. While at New Hampton High School, Duane wore many hats: athletic director, coach, teacher and vice principal (upon completing his master’s degree). Duane retired in June of 1994.

Those left to cherish Duane’s memory are his wife of 65 years, Gini Devine of New Hampton; his children, Becky (Dave) Byrd of New Hampton, Pat Devine of Helena, Mont., and Mary (Scott) Adams of Clear Lake; his six granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; his brother Dave Devine of Lodi, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Patti Devine; his brothers, Bill, Raymond, Clarence and Robert; and his sisters, Irene, Ardeen and Louise.

Conway-Markham Funeral Home, New Hampton, is in charge of arrangements.

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