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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Herman DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson

Jan. 1981

     Garrett—Herman DePew, 87, formerly of 706 S. Guilford St., Garrett, died Saturday at 9:25 p.m. in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, where he had lived since Sept. 1969. 
     Mr. DePew was a salesman for W.T. Raleigh Co., retiring in 1958 after 40 years service.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Garrett, and the church’s Holy Name Society.
     He was born in DeKalb County Sept. 8, 1893 to the late John and Rebecca (DeLong) DePew. On Sept. 13, 1912, he married Helen M. Carteaux in Albion.  She preceded him in death in April 1968. 
     Surviving are one son, Paul DePew, Gulfport, Miss; seven daughters, Mrs. Harold (Connie) Engler, Mrs. Marge Johnson, Mrs. Joe (Dori) Mueller, Mrs. Harris (Ann) Hoeffel and Mrs. Keith (Josie) Flesch, all of Garrett; Mrs. Hermine Meyer, Avilla; and Mrs. Alphonsus (Guinevere) Meyer, Columbia City; 31 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
     One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     His funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Rev. Adam Schmitt will officiate, Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avilla.
     Friends may call at McKee-Mills Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today, A rosary service will be held in the funeral home at 7:45 tonight.  Memorials to Sacred Heart Home or St. Joseph’s School are preferred.

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