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Gertrude Earlene "Butch" (Coulter) Devlin

September 24, 1936 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Gertrude Earlene “Butch” Devlin, 83, of Dundee, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on September 24, 1936, in Independence, the daughter of Earl and Wanda Louise (Wright) Coulter. Earlene “Butch” was raised and educated in Independence. She graduated from Independence High School in 1955 and worked as a waitress until her marriage in 1956.

On October 15, 1956, Earlene was united in marriage to Eugene Devlin at St. John Catholic Church in Independence. Four children were born to this union. The family lived in Independence until 1962 when they moved to Dundee. Earlene worked various jobs before establishing an in-home daycare she named Grandma Butch’s Daycare.

Eugene and Earlene were members of the Country Cousins Square Dancing for 30 years. Earlene enjoyed cross-stitching, and all of her children and grandchildren received a special quilt from her. Earlene was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lamont and more recently a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point.

Earlene is survived by her husband Eugene of Dundee; four children, Wanda Sargent of Strawberry Point, Linda (Kenny) Hahn of Strawberry Point, Craig (JoDee) Devlin of Lamont, and Joseph (Laura) Devlin of Lamont; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, with three on the way; twelve step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Coulter of Independence.

Earlene was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and Kenny Coulter; and five sisters, Betty Conrad, Thermajean Andrews, Wanda Lehrkamp, Mary Horn, and Marthalene Tull.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 19, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Monday
January 20, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
January 20, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
Mission Street
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Guaranteed delivery before the Mass of Christian Burial begins

Interment following Lunch
Monday
January 20, 2020

St. John Cemetery
1211-1213 1st Avenue NE
Independence, IA 50644