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Virgil DeVine

February 4, 1937 — January 2, 2010

Virgil K. DeVine, 72, of Breckenridge , MN , died January 2, 2010 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge, with Pastor Terry Tilton officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery , Breckenridge , MN at a later date.

Pallbearers: Daniel DeVine, Lyndon DeVine, Chase DeVine, Kyle DeVine, Brandon DeVine and Andrew Samdahl

Honorary pallbearers: All of Virgil’s grandchildren

Virgil Kenneth DeVine was born February 4, 1937 in Breckenridge , MN , the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Elmore) DeVine. He grew up and attended Breckenridge schools. On April 1, 1954 Virgil entered the U. S. Army and served in Korea . He was discharged March 29, 1957. Virgil then returned to the Breckenridge area and began truck driving. He was married to Beverly Quernomoen and lived in the Breckenridge area. From that marriage four children were born: Dennis, Bonnie, Sandra and Gene.

In 1968 Virgil was united in marriage to Renee Johanson. They lived in Breckenridge and together had two daughters, Beth and Barbara.

Virgil was married to Jeanne Kosek on September 28, 2002. The couple has made their home in Breckenridge.

Virgil was a member of the VFW Post #4324 and Eagles Club Aerie #2749 both in Wahpeton, ND. He enjoyed playing solitaire and shaking dice with his grandchildren, and working on John Deere lawn tractors. He also liked entertaining friends and family in his garage. Virgil truly enjoyed his life long career of truck driving. Following his first round of health set backs, his first concern was being able to get back to driving. He drove for Waste Management for 19 years and more recently, Three Rivers Transport and Direct Transport. His first real love was for his family and friends. He always loved to visit.

He is survived by his wife: Jeanne DeVine, Breckenridge, MN; His sons: Dennis DeVine, Moorhead, MN; and Gene (Tracy) DeVine, Fairmount, ND; His daughters: Bonnie DeVine, Gillette, WY; Sandra (Jon) Julin, Cody, WY; Beth Samdahl, Grandin, ND; and Barbara (Robert) Heitkamp, Mantador, ND; His step-sons: Scott Giwoyna, Breckenridge, MN; Jayme Giwoyna, Wahpeton, ND; and Corey Giwoyna, Park Rapids, MN; His 25 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; His brother: Donald (Barbara) DeVine, Hemet, CA; His sister: Annette (Gordon) Crocker, Staples, MN; His uncle: Robert “Bob” DeVine, Breckenridge, MN; Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: His parents: Kenneth and Evelyn DeVine; and His brother: Lowell DeVine.

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