Elton C. DeVantier


Elton C. DeVantier, age 89 of Wheatfield, NY, was called peacefully to his heavenly home, to be with his Lord and Savior, on April 11, 2019, at the Northgate Health Care Facility. Born October 18, 1929 in the Town of Wheatfield, son of the late Edwin and Lily (Haseley) DeVantier. Elton served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He was employed at L.B. Smith, Syracuse Supply, Dow & Company, Haseley Trucking, and Sevenson Environmental, where he retired from. Elton was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheatfield, where he served as trustee and elder. Hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, and the quality time spent with his family at home and camp. Beloved husband of 63 years, Barbara (Schaffer) DeVantier. They were united in marriage on August 6, 1955; beloved dad of Randy (Sara) DeVantier of Wheatfield, Brian DeVantier of Wheatfield, and Robert (Allyson) DeVantier of Vestal, NY; a brother, Melvin (Gail) DeVantier of Wheatfield; sister-in-law, Marion Schaffer; dearly loved by his grandchildren, Lauren, Brooke, Ethan Dietz, Cole,and Keira Jane; and several nieces and nephews. Elton was predeceased by a brother, Franklin DeVantier; and two sisters, Hilda Grawe and Alice Marzahl. Friends are invited to join with the family, for a memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Michael Borgstede, on Saturday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner Niagara Falls Blvd. and Ward Road in Wheatfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church, or The Lutheran Hour. There will be no prior visitation. Arrangements are with the DuBois Funeral Home.
Published on April 14, 2019
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Brian E. DeVantier
Apr 15, 2019
God bless you dad. You were a wonderful dad who was always there for me and our family. One could not ask for a better dad. You were a wonderful example of love and Christianity. I always knew that you were always able to make any situation right. You were and are greatly loved. You cannot be replaced nor forgotten. Love your son, Brian