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Charles "Chuck" Dale DeVetter

January 30, 1936 — February 4, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial for Charles “Chuck” DeVetter, 86, of Tracy, will be Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. A recording and livestream of the service will be available later at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Tracy. Visitation will continue Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a rosary at 9:45 a.m., at the church. Interment will follow at the Tracy Community Cemetery.

Understanding there will be vulnerable people attending the visitation and funeral, the family respectfully requests that all those in attendance wear a mask.  

Charles “Chuck” Dale DeVetter was born January 30, 1936, in Tracy to Florian and Mabel (Hallett) DeVetter. He grew up in Tracy. As a young man, he did yardwork at St Mary’s Church, which began his love for St. Mary’s. Chuck graduated from Tracy High School, where he was a standout athlete. This is where he met, then later married the love of his life, Sharon Vershey. They were inseparable in their 63 years together. As they made their home together, Chuck worked at the Chicago & North Western Railroad for 10 years as a locomotive fireman and engineer. He later owned and operated the A&W Drive-In in Tracy, where in the winter, he also sold Christmas trees. The couple raised their five children in Tracy before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1984, where they worked together many years selling residential real estate.

Chuck was a lifelong fan of Tracy athletics, and he especially enjoyed watching football and wrestling. He was very involved in the community, whether it be helping the ladies auxiliary make pies at church or helping to unload the food shelf truck. Chuck loved Tracy, and Tracy loved him.

Chuck's true pride and joy, however, were his five children, and later, the reward and blessing of 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Chuck was a cofounder of the DeVetter Family Reunion, a 40-plus-year tradition, which he never missed. Family meant everything to Chuck.

 In 2011, Chuck and Sharon were happy to move back to their hometown and begin renovating their home. He enjoyed the reintroduction of old friends and neighbors. Chuck spent his retirement caring for his wife, Sharon, following Tracy football and wrestling, volunteering in the community, and spending time with his family. One of the many things the family admired about Chuck was his positive attitude no matter the circumstances. In 1973, Chuck bought a John Deere lawn tractor, which almost 50 years later became his distinctive primary mode of transportation in the last year of his life.

Chuck died on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy. He is survived by his son-in-law Steve Daniels; sons Chuck, Jr. (Sue), Michael (Carol), Mark (Kim), and Paul (Tammy); 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings Virginia (Bob Hendrickson) Renslow, Pat (Jim) Dayton, Donna (Gordy) Hoel, and Katie (Joe) Dayton; and nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon; daughter, Kimby Daniels; brother, David; and brother-in-law Paul Renslow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 11, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Horvath Remembrance Center - Tracy

444 Craig Ave., TRACY, MN 56175

Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

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Visitation

Saturday, February 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Tracy

249 6th St., TRACY, MN 56175

Rosary at 9:45 a.m.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Tracy

249 6th St., TRACY, MN 56175

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