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Edward Gordon

Devinger, Edward G.

Passed away February 22nd, 2017, age of 74. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Brune) Father of Edward (Beth), Andrew (Annmari), Amy (Wayne) Lynch. Dear Grandfather of Joshua, Tyler, Matthew, Mallory, Sarah, Morgan, Molly, Eric. Brother of Garry (Linda).

Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday at the Funeral Home from 9-12 PM, with a funeral service to follow at 12 PM. Inurnment at a later date. Long time member of USGA.

He was a master golf superintendent and still employed at Turf Ventures. Member of Greendale Jaycees. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wee One Foundation, 11855 Archer Avenue Lemont, IL, 60439 (

Past Comments

Gene Haas

To the Devinger Family:

Ed was a longtime friend. When he and John Feiner participated in the Billy Sixty Bestball tournament he was always complimentary about the tournament operations. I appreciated that immensely. We spent many hours chatting about the “status of the game of golf,” since he was very knowledgeable in all facets of the game. He was very helpful when employed by Reinders, as to setting up a golf course for tournament play..and I appreciated that also. He certainly will be missed, especially for his humorous attitude about life in general….but, I’m sure he’ll be long remembered for all his contributions, especially to the game of golf. Thanks ED!
Gene Haas (WSGA retired)

Al McCormick

Please accept our sympathies. We held Ed in high regard.
Wentworth Military Academy Alumni Association.

Beverly and Turk Walton

Turk and I loved “Big Ed” and Jane. We had some fun times together as Greendale Jaycees. Their are many laughing memories too numerous to share. Ed was a dedicated family man, with a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. We are lovingly thinking of your family in this time of sorrow. Beverly and Turk Walton

Mark Kienert

Ed was my go to man at Reinders for so many years. Ed taught me a valuable lesson early in my career as a young golf course superintendent. I called Ed in an effort to lower the price of quoted equipment on behalf of my employer. I learned then that Ed couldn’t be “squeezed!” From that time on I informed vendors I wanted their best price now and there would be no second chance to quote. I can still hear his infectious laugh and some of the faces he would make when deep line of BS was being tossed about. I loved the guy!

Al McCormick

Please accept our sympathies. We held Ed in high regard.
Wentworth Military Academy Alumni Association.


Ed many wonderful memories, life long friend, a tribute to our shared profession, Ed will be missed by many DQ


Ed was, and will always be, my big brother. He did everything first, showing me how to do them. Much of our youth together was spent in sports. We used to play a game we called Kick Goal where we each had opposing goal lines. If you could get it past the other persons goal line without them catching it, you got points; one for a pass, two for a punt, three for a drop kick. He would always win…because he was my big brother. But I kept trying and learned from him. He did many, what I consider, amazing things. Like shooting a flying bat out of midair with a BB-gun. Like driving with an 8-iron on a 275 yd hole with the strong wind behind him (he drove the green). Like shooting a record seven under par 29 on the nine-hole Mt Pleasant, Iowa golf course. Of many other fond memories were the pillow fights with our cousins and the the non-stop canasta games when we visited with him and Jane.
I always looked up to him, and looked to him for approval, and I always had a sense of security when I was with him…because he was my big brother.
Yes, he is my BIG BROTHER and I miss him dearly.


Jordan Sensibar

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Barry North

What a great childhood we had, Ed, Garry, Larry and I. We were all like brothers and would cry when we had to leave Mount Pleasant to go home. Some memories I have are going to the Sale Barn, fishing at Big Creek, starting a fire we couldn’t put out, hunting rabbits, detasseling corn, playing basketball at the Cooks, shooting pigeons off the college gutters, playing football in the streets (Iowa against Illinois) etc., etc. Too numerous to mention.
Ed was always such a happy guy and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed.
Love you guys,
Barry North (cousin)

Jane Somers-Harris

Oh, Jane,……… Susan, Harriet and I send our most sincere condolences to you and the children. May God watch over you at this time of deep sorrow. Know you and the family are in our prayers. We send our love.
The Somers sisters.

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