Diana DeVrieze


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Diana G. DeVrieze, 68, of Milan, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home.
Services for Mrs. DeVrieze will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Island/Milan Booster Club for the benefit of students in the Rock Island/Milan School District.
Diana was born July 28, 1945, in Rock Island, daughter of George and Mildred Batt Sackfield. She married Robert L. DeVrieze on May 28, 1967, in Rock Island.
Diana worked as a clerk for Royal Neighbors of America Insurance Co., Rock Island. She retired from Royal Neighbors in 1994 after 27 years.
Diana was a member of Memorial Christian Church, Moline. She enjoyed flowers, shopping, traveling and sending cards to her family and friends. Diana was devoted to her family. She always put others first. Diana never spoke a harsh word of anyone. Her kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son and daughter-in-law, Keven and Michelle DeVrieze, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Gary Sackfield, Coal Valley; and many nieces and nephews. Diana was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Merry Westmoreland.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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