Elizabeth “Beth” Diehl Devitt, age 72, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away Friday, January 28th, 2022, at home with family by her side. She was born to parents Wallace “Wally” and Medora Diehl, March 27th, 1949, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Beth grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated high school in 1967.
Beth met Al Devitt while both attending South Dakota State University. They were married April 17th, 1970. They lived in Sioux City, Iowa, Morris, Minnesota, Viborg, South Dakota (where they owned Viborg Drug for 15 years), and Omaha, Nebraska for the past 30 years. Beth enjoyed raising her five children, summer vacations at Lake Okoboji, winter cruises to the Caribbean, large, monthly family birthday celebrations, eating out and not having to clean up the kitchen, watching her grandchildren’s games and activities, and afternoon and evening outings with the “girls”.
Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Wally and Medora Diehl; brother, Michael “Butch” Diehl. She is survived by her husband, Al Devitt; children; Kerry (Jerod) Erickson of Omaha, Ryan Devitt of Chicago, Craig (Rebecca) Devitt of Omaha, Stephanie (Zack) Tupper of Gretna, and Daniel (Franceska) Devitt of Omaha; thirteen grandchildren, Brianna, Kian, Hannah, Tullulah, Madeline, Alice, Sophee, Joseph, Stefka, Annabelle, Miguel, Tyler, and Malka; her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Younger of Sioux Falls; plus, her many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved dearly and touched deeply.
Memorial Mass Wednesday, 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church.
Visitation with the family Tuesday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Pacific Street Chapel with a Wake service at 7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the famiy for later donation.