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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Clyde Henry DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson

July 24, 1959


CLYDE HENRY DEPEW of Butler Township suffered a Fatal Heart Attack at Moore, East of Auburn.

     A sudden heart attack claimed the life of Clyde Henry DePew, 47, of Butler township, DeKalb county, at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
     Mr. DePew, who had not been ill, fell dead from the sudden and unexpected heart seizure while he was helping a cousin, Howard Oberlin of Moore, east of Auburn, put in some tile outside of Mr. Oberlin’s home.
     He had not been feeling ill and had worked all day as usual Friday as a truck driver for the Feighner & Son Trucking Co. of Fort Wayne.
     Mr. DePew was born Sept. 26, 1911, in Butler township, the son of the late Charles and Margaret DePew.  He resided seven miles southwest of Auburn on Rt. 2, Auburn.
     On July 1, 1932, he and Paulette Burns were married in Garrett.
     Surviving in addition to the widow are three sons, Maynard DePew of near Butler, Calvin DePew at home, and Harvey DePew, serving with the U.S. Air Force at Rapid City, N. D.; three daughters, Mrs. Rosella Zeigler of Montpelier, O., and Linda and Lilly May DePew at home; 10 grandchildren, and a brother, Ike DePew of Rt. 1, Auburn.
     Mr. DePew was a member of the Cedar Chapel Methodist Church.
     The body was removed to the Gerig funeral home in Auburn.
       The body will be returned to the home Saturday evening where it will remain until 11 a.m. Monday when it will be taken to the Cedar Chapel Church to lie in state until the hour of funeral services.
     The services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Joseph Ferguson of near Auburn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cedar Chapel cemetery.

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