Devon Poland Wear M.D. (39) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly of Effingham


Published on May 11 2012 9:50 am

Devon Poland Wear M.D., 39, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012, at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

At the request of the family, the service will be private. There will be no visitation.  Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

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Devon was born on November 7, 1972, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Bill and Sandra (Poland) Wear. He was a graduate of Effingham High School in 1991.  Devon graduated from the University of Illinois (Kinesiology), Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Doctor of Medicine), and St. Louis University (Masters in Health Administration). He was a hospital administrator at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Devon enjoyed playing in a men’s tennis league, golfing with his co-workers, and hosting dinner parties for his family and friends.

Devon is survived by his parents, Bill and Sandra (Poland) Wear of Effingham; sisters, Nicole Wear-Maloney (Tim Maloney) of Effingham and Desha Wear of St. Louis, MO; brother, Trevor (Vanessa) Wear of Chicago; nephew, Aidan Maloney; nieces, Teagan Maloney and Niav Maloney; and grandmothers, Nina Poland and Kay Wear both of Effingham.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bob Poland and Harold Wear; cousins, Holli Poland, Jena Poland, and Jodi Wear.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made out to The Devon Poland Wear Scholarship / Effingham Park District, 1906 S. 4TH St., Effingham, IL, 62401. The scholarship will provide valuable financial assistance to the Effingham Park District to support under funded youth programs and less privileged children with access to sports and other recreational activities.