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deVries, Daniel
deVries, Daniel Daniel passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2014 at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his oldest grandchild, Erin Paulsen and his wife, Betty who passed away in 1991, and son-in-law, Vito Scattaglia. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his 3 adoring daughters, Kristine Scattaglia, Dyan Swader (Ken), and Kathy Norgaard (Torben), and 5 grandchildren, Bethany Herms, Sean Paulsen, Katy Holley, Danny Swader and Megan Sha, and 5 great- grandchildren. Dan was a man of integrity who served his country in the Navy in World War II, loved his family and passed his values down to all of them. He served in law enforcement for 31 years. Upon his retirement he travelled across the United States, Europe, and his favorite country, Australia. He loved spending his summers in Crescent City, Calif., salmon fishing and had many great fishing and boating stories. Dan was nicknamed "dangerous Dan" because he was anything but. He will be remembered by many for his great sense of humor, always positive and smiling. He told unbelievably corny jokes that even when we had heard them 20 times they could still make you laugh. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners and Elks. During the Cuban missile crisis he was the first on the block, or possibly the Antelope Valley, to build a bomb shelter which provided hours of fun for his daughters and peace of mind for him and his wife Betty. He was a true member of "the greatest generation". We will miss him, his smile and words of wisdom. "His absence like the sky is spread over everything". A special thank you to AV Hospital ER, nurses and with much gratitude to Dr. Spector who really helped him be comfortable in his last days. Much appreciation to Hoffman Hospice, Wonderful! sums them up and to Sharron, his home aide, who was a breath of fresh air and helped in so many ways; thank you all. He deserved to die in peace and dignity, and did thanks to all of the above. Dying isn't easy but love and kindness are the bridge to this world and the next. Rest In Peace you stubborn Dutchman. Services Pending

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