Patricia (Pat) L. DeVere, age 88, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at U.P. Health System in Marquette, surrounded by her loved ones.
Patricia was born April 3, 1929 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of James and Victorine (LaPlante) Raines. She graduated from Fergus Falls High School. Patricia was united in marriage to Gale DeVere on November 5, 1949 in Las Vegas. She was a longtime member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Pat had several creative hobbies she excelled at. She was a beautiful painter, created stained glass art, loved to sew and enjoyed basket weaving. In her younger years, she was an avid golfer and downhill skier and began running in her fifties. She always had a love for antiques and enjoyed genealogy in her later years. She enjoyed being with family and found special joy in her great grandchildren and the news of more on the way.
Patricia is survived by her sons, Gregg S. DeVere of Dade City, FL and Michael J. (Siriwan) DeVere of Duluth, MN; her daughters, Dawn R. DeVere of Bark River, MI and Cindy K. (Tom) Wils of Gooseneck Lake, MI; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Lexi.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gale of 67 years, her parents, her brother, Vernon Raines and her daughter-in-law, Mavis DeVere.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 17 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 5:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Patricia will be laid to rest in the Rapid River Cemetery.