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Derwin R. Vilandre, 65 of Devils Lake formerly of Crary, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Eventide Devils Lake Care Center.
Derwin Richard, oldest of eleven children of Richard and Donna (Romdalvik) Vilandre was born on April 29, 1954 in Havre MT. At a very young age the family moved to Crary ND. Derwin attended Crary Public School and graduated from Devils Lake High School with the class of 1972. He continued his education at Lake Region Junior College, receiving certification in carpentry and woodworking.
Derwin married Kathy Laber and they established their home in Minot ND. Derwin worked as a custom cabinet maker and also used his carpentry skills in new builds and remodeling.
In 1980, Derwin was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident and his life was changed forever. For the past 20 years, Derwin had made his home in Devils Lake where he has had the love and support of his family and friends through the years.
In high school, Derwin was a three star athlete. He excelled in basketball, football and track. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends. Derwin was always a jokester at heart. Despite all the challenges he faced, he always took time to laugh, to smile and tried to never leave the room or conversation without sharing that laughter and making you smile too.
Derwin was passionate about his faith. He knew the promises of his Lord and Savior and shared that with everyone. He loved his Lord, his family, his friends and all those who cared for him through the years.
Derwin’s loving family include his son Jesse (Danielle) Vilandre Hauser of Minot ND; grandsons Derwin and Davin; brothers and sisters Ben (Pat) Vilandre, Deb Leben all of Devils Lake, Shelly (Todd) Laverdure, Minnewaukan ND, Rob Vilandre, West Fargo ND, Mary (Darcy) Martin, Jim Vilandre of Devils Lake and Fargo ND and Brian Vilandre also of West Fargo; precious aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-dad Jack Vilandre, sisters Gale Vilandre and Shirley Olivas, brother Gordon Vilandre and niece Nicole (Olivas) Ramirez.
Due to the pandemic restrictions, services and burial are pending.