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Cheryl DeVries

Cheryl DeVries, 77, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City.

A Celebration of Life with a gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW (1505 North Grand Avenue) in Charles City.

Cheryl DeVries
Cheryl DeVries

Cheryl Kay (Conway) DeVries, the daughter of Robert and Charlotte (Hilsman) Conway, was born March 9, 1946 in Elma, Iowa. She received her education in Elma graduating from Elma High School.

On April 18, 1964 Cheryl was united in marriage to Larry DeVries at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma.  The couple made their home in the Colwell area for a few years before moving near the fairgrounds by Charles City and finally moving into Charles City where they made their lifelong home and raised their family.

Cheryl continued her education later in life by attending classes in clerical work at NIACC. She worked at home taking care of her family and the Chautauqua nursing homes as a nurse’s aide for about 15 years.

Cheryl liked to play Bingo, gamble and in her younger days was a member of a bowling league. Family was so important to Cheryl and she enjoyed spending quality time with them. She will be missed greatly by all those who loved her.

Living family members include her children: Rick DeVries of Anamosa, David (Roni) DeVries of Greenville, South Carolina, Brian DeVries of Charles City and Minessa (Randy) Wiltse of Charles City; five grandchildren:  Kayla (Daniel) Nava, Ashley Wiltse, Tyler Wiltse, Brianne DeVries and Brody DeVries; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilee (Roger) Nibaur; brother, Ed (Ann) Conway; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry in 2003; and two grandsons:  Kyle DeVries and Shane Wiltse.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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