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John B. DeVinck

John B. DeVinck

John B. DeVinck, 75, lifelong resident of Superior, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 surrounded by his family at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN.

He was born in Superior, April 16, 1944, the son of Francis "Curly" and Dolores (Fleer) DeVinck.

John graduated from Cathedral High School in 1962, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He owned and operated DeVinck's Inc. with his brother for many years before his retirement in 2010.

He was united in marriage to Katharine "Kay" Nichols, December 18, 1965, and they celebrated fifty-three years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Kay DeVinck, Superior, WI; daughters, Kristine DeVinck, Minnetrista, MN, Barbara (Eric) Johnson, Mendota Heights, MN, and Joanne (Jerod) Krenz, Hudson, WI; grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Sharockman, Julia and Augustine Johnson, and Alex, Austin and Abby Krenz; brothers, Jim (Holly) DeVinck and Jerry (Kay) DeVinck; and many wonderful friends and relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th Street, Superior. Visitation will resume at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 29, 2019, at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Belknap Street, Superior, and will continue until the 11:00 AM Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, with Rev. Fr. Andrew Ricci as celebrant.

John's grandchildren will be recognized as honorary pallbearers.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made in John's name to any of the following charities: Cathedral School, 1419 Baxter Avenue, Superior, WI 54880; DeVinck Family Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation, Old Main 237, Belknap & Catlin, P.O. Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880; the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Opportunity Rising fund; which is an initiative to create equal opportunities for every child in our community, 222 E. Superior Street, Suite 302, Duluth, MN 55802.

The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at