Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


Nicholas Brandon DeVries

August 22, 1986May 21, 2019

Nicholas B. DeVries, age 32, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 falling victim to a tragic automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Keri L. DeVries; children, Ryder Nicholas and Adley Mae DeVries, Nolan and Gabriel Todd; parents, Tim and Connie DeVries; siblings, Daniel, Caroline, James, and Michael DeVries, John (Robin) DeVries and Brian (Kerry) DeVries; maternal grandfather, Donald Brister; mother in law, Loanna (Tony) Diaz; father in law, Randy (Nancy) Hall; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family members as well as his lifelong best friend, Robert Ballas. Preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Katherine Brister and uncle, Michael Brister. Nick is remembered as a family man who adored his children and wife. He was the biggest Cubs fan and avid sports enthusiast. He enjoyed playing baseball and throwing the football in the yard. Nick enjoyed numerous other activities like hunting and having family game night. His love of hot sauce was like the love of ketchup for most! He was a dedicated, hardworking and devoted employee of CL Vending for 14 years and a dear friend to many. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 PM and on Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for the children's education.


  • Visitation Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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Stephanie Willis

June 9, 2019

My utmost & sincerest condolences & prayers for all the lives he's touching!

Susan Etter

May 29, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. Nickolas was a beautiful person and he will be missed by all who love him. May God who is all powerful and good send his heavenly grace to comfort and guide you all. Nick has gone to paradise and is among the angels in peace and heavenly bliss. God saved him and I’m thanking him for that. Love to Keri, Nolan, Gabe, Ryder, Adley and his families and friends. Xxxooo


May 28, 2019

I did not know Nick, but my grandson worked with him. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers to you, his family. Rest in peace Nicholas.

Asad Akel

May 26, 2019

Nick was such a great guy and a good friend. I met him when he took our account servicing Tower International. He will definitely be missed. He was my Cubs buddy before the Cubs world series and after. He will be missed, may he rest in peace. Sincere condolences to Nick's family, hope you find peace during this difficult time. He will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. We will always be flying that W my friend.

Asad Akel

John Nilles

May 25, 2019

I have known Nick since Kindergarten at Lake Prairie Elementary became good friends did scouts and many other other sports lost touch for a bit but have always been friends last few years we would see each other at the Cedar Lake Eagles Bingo Hall Nick is a great caring person always went to play bingo with his grandma would tell me about his family life loved his job and family an all around great person. Will truly be missed I send my sympathies to his family and especially his children

Loanna Diaz

May 24, 2019

I was so grateful that Nick came into Keri's life. Although their life together was so short, he loved her unconditionally, and was such a great dad to Nolan and Gabriel. I am so blessed that Nick and Keri gave me two more beautiful grandchildren, Ryder and Adley, whom Nick just adored. I will miss him terribly. He was such a special man.