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Born February 4, 1981, son of Rodney and Kaye Grube, died accidentally on December 28, 2016.
Devon grew up in the small town of Cavalier, North Dakota. Little did he know at the time, growing up in this community would mold him into the hardened man he would need to become to take on the life and chosen path the Creator had laid out for him. Devon was always the center of attention from the time of birth and developed into the famed storyteller that loved-ones craved. He was a wild-free spirit and soul you don't see often in humanity. A story is told by his mother, Kaye, of Devon scaling up the high board at the local swimming pool and jumping into the deep end at the young age of two. This was the Devon we all grew to know as a community. This became his optic on life where there were no limitations, no boundaries and would become the blueprint to everything he did.
Devon graduated from Cavalier Public School in 2000 and from the University of North Dakota in 2004. Devon and his childhood friend, Tony Clark, chose to enlist in the Navy following the attacks on September 11, 2001. Upon completing Basic Training, Devon spent a year in Norfolk, VA on the USS Roosevelt as an Electrician's Mate. He was accepted into Basic Underwater Demolition Training (BUD/S) and graduated with Class 267 in August 2008, where he received the distinctive recognition as Honor Man. After graduation, Devon was sent to SEAL Team Eight where he deployed to Afghanistan, Europe, and Africa. During his service he was highly sought after to mentor and train young SEALs in tactical shooting, stalking, ballistics, or just to talk about new rifles or bows.
While he was at BUD/S he met the love of his life, Margie. Margie and Devon were married on January 2, 2010. They made their home in Virginia Beach, VA. He was the most adoring husband and father to his wife and their three children Wyatt, Harper, and Hazel. Devon's love for his family was larger than life. His passion for the outdoors was unmatched and was easily passed on to his son Wyatt. Some of their activities included fishing at Stumpy Lake 3-4 times a week, camping, bonfires and learning to shoot a bow. Even with all Devon's time spent teaching Wyatt about how to be a man, he still found time to be with his two little girls, Harper and Hazel. He would do their hair and dance to "Let it Go," bringing a smile to their faces. However, Devon's one true love was his wife, Margie.
In addition to his wife and three children, Devon is survived by his mom, Kaye, and step-dad,Garnet Furstenau, his siblings, Constance Holth, Chad Holth and Desiree (Jesse) Hopkins, step brothers, Aaron (Steph) Furstenau, & Adam (Denise) Furstenau, and several nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his wife's parents, Mark and Marie Stankiewicz, sister in-law Mary (Dennis) Dabros, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Rodney.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story Little Creek (JEBFLC) at 11am. Visitation in Cavalier, ND, will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. prayer service at the Cavalier Pubic School. On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. the celebration of his life will be held at the Cavalier Public School. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the family at https://www.youcaring.com/margiegrube-725713 or to the Devon Grube Memorial Account at the North Star Community Credit Union P.O. Box 176, 202 Division Ave S, Cavalier, ND 58220, 701-265-4355.
The world lost a true hero.
Jesse Kubesh Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM
My husband and I were on the flight which transported Devin home... we were moved by his presence and service to our country. God bless you all- and thank you.
Amy wager Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM
Kaye and Family, My heart aches for you as you mourn Devon. Everyone knows he was larger than life and had such energy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Val and Loren Gullickson
Valery Gullickson Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Grube Family, I was on the plane today from Atlanta when Devon was escorted home. It was such a moving tribute that Delta shared he was on the plane. They asked for everyone to stay seated as he was taken off the plane. We were all moved when his escort, the pilot, and co-pilot saluted his flag draped coffin. As a US citizen, I just want to thank him for his service and let you knowI am sorry for your loss.
Caroline Herbeck Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Devon was a one of a kind that's for sure. Learning to water ski at Icelandic state Park is where our friendship began many years ago. I'm so proud of all he was able to accomplish. He was one of my best friends, and will be missed more than words can describe.
Jack Gregory Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM
I don't have a lot of words to write, only memories of the Grube and Holth family. Devon was the little do-anything kid in the neighborhood, always upping the ante and challenging us 'older' kids to take whatever we were doing to the next level. It was so cool to watch Devon and Tony, nearly next door neighbors, kick ass in the Seals. What a cool story for famy and the community. And then it was time to raise a family. I didn't see Devon much after he got married, but it sure sounds like he took that challenge head-on like he did everything else. He never left anything in reserve. He went all out. In everything. And that's how I remember my cousin Devon. God bless your son and daughters, your wife, your sisters and brothers, your parents, friends and foes. Love you. No one will forget you.
Neil Kiner Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM
There are no words to express our deep sorrow at your loss. We only met Dev a couple of times, and briefly at that, but we know what a wonderful man, husband and father he was. Our most profound condolences on his passing too soon.
Ira and Jackie Marcus Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM
Even though we never met we appreciate what you have done for our nation. You'll be missed by your family and friends. God Bless you and rest in peace.
Karen and Wes Eads Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM
Devon was larger than life! He always had a ready smile, a hug and wanted to know all about our life in Alaska! Little did he know, he lived almost a mirror image life in North Dakota! We shall miss you Devon - and in your absence - we will continue to tell stories to keep you in our hearts and to share with your beautiful family! Bruce & Wendy
Bruce & Wendy Westre Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM
Margie, my heart breaks for your family. Sending love, strength and prayers to you and the kids. What an incredible blessed memory Devon will always be.
Cate Esstman Jan 5 2017 12:00 AM