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Devine, Glenn D. 1895-1970


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Date: 2/5/2018 at 09:48:55

Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Iowa
Thursday, July 2, 1970
Page 2, Column 1

Glenn Devine

Glenn D. Devine, 74, of 385 Koser Avenue, former University of Iowa football star and member of the UI Athletic Department, died at Mercy Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a long illness.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the George L. Gay Funeral Home, with the Rev. jack Zerwas officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening. Memorial donations may be made to the University Foundation.

Mr. Devine was born Oct. 22, 1895, son of William and Elizabeth Foreman Devine.

Devine was a starting halfback on Iowa’s 1921 national championship football team and was heralded as a standout blocker and defensive back. His brother, Aubrey, also a member of that famed team, was a quarterback and was recently named to Iowa’s all-time team by a vote of fans.

For 10 years after his graduation from Iowa in 1922, Devine was the athletic director and coach of three sports at Parsons College in Fairfield. He was in the insurance business from 1932 to 1937, then returned to the University of Iowa where he served in several capacities in the athletic department until his retirement in 1965.

Devine was an assistant varsity football coach in the war years of 1943-45, also served some time as freshman football coach, coached the golf team on a temporary basis in 1957 and was for several years the assistant to the business manager of athletics.

He married Marian Kerr in 1920. She died in 1961 and later he married Ruth Taylor. He belonged to the I Club, Sigma Nu fraternity, Elks lodge and the American Legion.

Surviving are his widow; four sons, George of Iowa City, G. Dan of Malmo, Sweden, Robert of Maquoketa, James of Cedar Rapids; 16 grandchildren; four brothers, John of Truro, Floyd of Des Moines, Orlando of La Puente, Calif., and Aubrey of Sun City, Ariz. A brother and three sisters died earlier.

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