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March 18, 2014

Fred DeVore

BATAVIA — Fred D. DeVore, 53, of Batavia, died at 5:12 a.m. March 16, 2014, at his home in rural Batavia.

Fredric David DeVore was born on July 21, 1960, in Fairfield, the son of Carol and Marian Gustafson DeVore. He was educated in Fairfield, graduating from Fairfield High School in 1978. On Oct. 3, 1981, he married Teresa Kay Fisher in Batavia, and they were later divorced.

Fred had been employed for more than 20 years at Midwest Telephone Supply of Fairfield as a telephone technician, travelling all over Mexico and Central America for his work. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Fairfield and the Locust Grove Township Regulators. He was avid about hunting, all types of water sports, mushroom hunting, gardening and canning.

Survivors include two sons, Ryan DeVore (Amanda) of Batavia and Clint DeVore of Batavia; one grandson, Roscoe DeVore, and a second grandson expected to arrive in two weeks; his mother, Marian DeVore of Batavia; three sisters, Lois Shreves (Charles) of Buffalo, Iowa, Sara Swanson (Kelley) of Ottumwa and Trisha DeVore (Tony Schleisman) of Batavia; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and his beloved dog, Cami.

He was preceded in death by his father Carol DeVore, and his grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Grace Funeral Care in Batavia; Danny Cary officiating. Burial will be at Batavia Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 5-7 p.m.

A memorial fund is being established for the family.

Please visit us at www.gracefuneralcare.com.

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