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“Cone 10, my friend. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Bruce Erdman - Greendale, WI

“Sharon, Ryan;I was shocked when I heard of Mike's passing and I am sorry for your loss.I officiated with Mike over the past many years and enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Peter Morehouse - McFarland, WI

“Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jack and Lynn Sharpee - Grayslake, IL

“Sharon, sorry for your loss. We had good intensions to come this morning, but because of the icy roads, we did not come. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Tim andWanda Thomas - Waterloo, WI

“Sharon and family, we are so sorry for your unexpected loss. May God guide you and give you strength through these difficult times. JoAnn (Young)...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: JoAnn Dunn - CA - classmate

“Sharon, Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Catherine Carter - Verona, WI

“Sharon, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Mike's sudden passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I'm sorry that road conditions and...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Carol Anne - Reedsburg, WI

“We are so sorry about Mike's passing. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Richard & Eileen Deinlein - WI

“We're so sorry about Mike's passing. You and all of the family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Richard & Eileen Deinlein - WI

“We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our family will always remember the good times we shared as your neighbor in Mt Horeb. Jeff & Karen Landmark ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff Landmark - Fitchburg, WI

“Dear Sharon:My heart aches with you in your loss as you celebrate Mike, a wonderfully authentic human being. Memories flood backalways they include...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Rich Fisher - Fort Collins, CO

“Sharon, I am thinking of you and the family and my prayers are with you. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both and being able to be a part...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Patty Bauer - La Quinta, CA

“Condolences to classmate Sharon. She and Mike welcomed the Sacred Hearts contingent to their home during the 50th high school reunion weekend. Too...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: David Blaska - Madison, WI

“Mike and I met at Luther College at the end of our freshman year in !969. We had joined the same fraternity and decided to be roommates for the next...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Peder Hegland - Sartell, MN

“Sharon, we are sorry to hear about Mike passing away. We are out of town this Wednesday and Thursday, but our prayers and thoughts are with you...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: mark Endres - Madison, WI

“Sharon, Susan and I are shocked and so very sorry to hear of Mikes passing. We have great memories of times spent with the two of you. he is already...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: William Borchert - Greer, SC

“Nancy and I are so deeply sad to hear of mike's passing. We both had nothing but respect for Mike; such a great guy. We send our deepest sympathy to...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Dennis Kugle - Monona, WI

“Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Many great memories. Mike will be missed. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff Wood - classmate

“Sharon,Very sorry to hear of Mike's sudden death. Our thoughts are with you. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Griffin Dorschel - Monona, WI


20 of 28 | Posted by: jimmie Oakley - Cottage Grove, WI

“So very sorry for this to happen and so early in your new life in California ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Shirley Venable - Colony, OK


22 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Chase - Madison, WI

“Im so sorry for your loss, Sharon, Ryan and family. Mike was one of a kind. So talented and generous. It was wonderful seeing him at our reunion. He...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Dawson - Madison, WI

“The Devenish Family was a great addition to Sun Prairies community. It was a privilege to have known them. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Nancy McMahon - Sun Prairie, WI

“My prayers to the family ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Endres-Burress - IL

“May God bring peace and comfort to Mikes family. I grew up a few houses away from the Devenishs and have happy memories of the family. God bless you...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Meg Nicolay-Taylor - Dacula, GA

“Once again condolences to you Sharon, and also to your family. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Neal Skrenes - FL - friend

“So very sorry to hear of Mike's sudden passing. Sharon, you are in my prayers. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Carolyn Scheuermann (Adams) - WI


Michael Charles Devenish, age 69, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Monday January 28, 2019 near Palm Springs, CA. He was born on January 4, 1950 in Albuquerque, NM to Robert and Alpha (Piatt) Devenish. He married Sharon Maly on June 26, 1971 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie.
He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Sharon, son Ryan (Diana) of San Francisco, a granddaughter Chloe and a grandson on the way, his sister Ann (Doug) Devenish-Cassell of Cape Cod, MA, his brother Ted (Cyndi) of DeForest, brother-in-law Vince (Betty) Maly of Sun Prairie, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mike was born into an Air Force family and lived as a child in Madrid, Spain and several cities across the US before his family was stationed in Madison, and they settled in Sun Prairie. A graduate of Sun Prairie High School in 1968, Mike was a respected athlete who held a state record in track. It was at SPHS that he first met Sharon and they married his senior year in college. He graduated from Luther College, in Decorah, IA with BA degree in Art Education and certification to teach. Despite still being an undergrad, Mike was chosen to be a member of the faculty at Luther, and he taught Ceramics Art Courses. Upon graduation, he returned to SPHS as both an Art Teacher and a Coach for Cross Country and Track.
He owned and operated The Good Earth Pottery in Mt. Horeb where he created beautiful ceramic pieces, and displayed and sold his work in numerous galleries, art fairs and shops throughout the upper Midwest. Over a 15 year period he mentored many interns at his studio, sharing his skills while he tutored them. Later Mike joined his wife's business, Devenish Associates, Inc. using his expertise in computer aided design and office management. Working together, the business was soon named to the Top 100 Commercial Interior Design Firms in the US.
Mike was incredibly proud of their son Ryan who followed and surpassed his Dad's athletic skills. It was while Ryan was in Youth Soccer that Mike also began playing the sport and his respect for the game led him to become a USFF Certified Referee. Mike had recently joined the Coachella Valley Soccer Association and was enjoying reffing numerous games during his retirement in Palm Springs, CA.
Mike was passionate about spending time with his family and friends, art, travel, soccer, and he was looking forward to sharing many new adventures in California.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 229 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Father Grant Thies will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the Church on Thursday.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com