Forrest R. DeVries
Forrest R. DeVries
  • August 21, 1956 - July 16, 2017
  • Firth, Nebraska

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DeVries, Forrest R.

Forrest was born on August 21, 1956 in Beatrice, NE. He is the son of Don and Alice DeVries. He grew up in Cortland, NE and graduated from Norris High School. He attended UNL for one year. He worked at BNSF in Lincoln for 42 years. He is survived by his wife, Robin S. (Cooper) DeVries of 14 years on this July 4th. Forrest had 5 daughters: Heather DeVries of Lincoln with her children, Kailyn and Colin all of Lincoln, Crystal DeVries of Colorado, Jayme Cerny with husband, Steve and their children, Hadlee and Cooper all of Cortland, Kindra Gates with husband, Jay and their children, Jaxson and Landri all of Lincoln and Amber Gamez and her children, GiAnna, Milan and Cannon all of Firth. Roger Olsen with wife, Michelle and their children, Hazen, Savannah, Tucker, Wyatt and Winston all of Firth and mother and father in-law, Don and Delores Cooper of Firth, brother in-law, Steve Cooper with wife, Teresa and sister in-law, Bev Babes with husband, Leo. Preceded in death by parents, Don and Alice DeVries. Forrest was one of eight kids. Brothers, Duane and wife, Ann, Fred and wife, Betty, Larry, and Branch and wife, Marilynn; sisters, Stephanie and husband, Don, Kristin and Althea and special friend, Dan. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. VISITATION Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6-8pm and CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10am all services at the Cortland Community Center, W 5th Street Cortland, NE. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to the family for later designation. Please wear casual attire that reminds you of Forrest.