Jolene C. DeVries


February 28, 2019

Jolene C. DeVries

Jolene C. DeVries, 73, of Dakota Dunes, SD passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her residence.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, February 18 at 1:00 Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. Visitation at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel was on Sunday, February 17 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. with family present from 4:00-6:00 p.m. A prayer service was at 5:00 p.m.

Jolene was born to Milo and Irene (O'Meara) Graff on July 24, 1945 in Le Mars, IA. She attended Spaulding Catholic School in Granville and Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. On August 21, 1965 Jolene married Ted DeVries at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville.

Jolene held many positions in her work career including Hyman Freightways, Peterson Heating & Air Conditioning and Sears all in Sioux City, and various trucking firms in Waterloo, IA. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jolene kept active cooking, reading, doing cross-stitch, and she cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John, Ken, Doug and Gene Graff, an infant brother Phillip, and brothers-in-law Don Schiltz and Gene Heying.

Jolene is survived by her husband, Ted DeVries of Dakota Dunes; daughter Robin McGinty (Chris) of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren Karsten Bollinger, Khloe Bollinger, and Kendal Bollinger; step grandchildren Jessica Hendersen (Philip), Christina McGinty (Nick Edwards), and John McGinty; sisters Pat Schiltz of Remsen, Mary Ellen Heying of Granville, and Julie Dehner (Mark) of Las Vegas, NV; brothers Bruce Graff of Decorah, IA, and JR Graff (Jeannie) of Fayetteville, AR; sisters-in-law Lois Graff of AZ, Joann Graff of Holstein, IA, and Linda Graff of Brooksville, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maylon Chartier, Dan Parker, Carl Hesse, Ken Beaulieu, Ed Wiltgen, and Patrick Frank.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.


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