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Donald Devine

Died September 3, 2021

Donald W Devine

Don Devine passed peacefully the 3rd of September surrounded by love with his devoted wife, Deborah, and best friend, Jimmy, by his side.  While Don inisted on describing himself as a simple man and 'nobody special' many who have experienced his presence would describe his ability to connect with, love and support others as nothing short of extraordinay.

All who knew him would describe Don as 'family first'.  Don loved his wife, or as he described her "his girlfriend and love of his life," Deborah , his daughters, Stephanie and Breah, and his 4 grandchildren profusely. His most joyous moments were those spent in their presence, just watching them enjoy time together, learn and grow.  Don also considered many of his friends his family.  His friendships were rich and meaningful and this was evident in the incredible way his community came together to love, support and connect with him daily throughout his fight for health.

A 48 year member of the Crystal Lake and Cary communities, Don also made a positive impact on many locally in his roles and teacher, athletic director, and wrestling coach at Cary Grove HIgh School, Rotary Member and trusted advisor as an independent State Farm Agent.  He was very thankful to have been able to raise his family in such a wonderful community and to have had the chance to connect with individuals in his various roles.

To celebrate Don's life, his family knew he would be pleased if we invited his communiity to continue a commitment he made annually in an anonymous fashion, support kids with limited financial resources graduating from his school district in Bloomington, Illinois, in continuing their education.  To contribute mail a check to :

J. W. Bill Scott Scholarship c/o Wilma Green

Distgrict 87 Schools

300 E Monroe St

Bloomington IL 61701

Don's family also wanted to create an opportunity for his community to come together and honor two of his other passions,  being a good steward of our health and caring for those he loved.  We invite you to use this moment of reflection on the preciousness of health and life and join the Life Celebration Challenge - Don Devine group on Facebook.  We are hosting a rolling 30-day challenge (begin when you join) where we invite you to focus on working towards one health oriented goal that will add richness to your own life.  Invite your friends and family to join you and set their own goals, because in the end family, friends, faith and health are truly what matter most.  Go to for more information.


Published by Northwest Herald 

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