DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Ralph DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


April 21, 1994

     Ralph W. DePew, 84, Route 2, Avilla, died Tuesday at 8:55 p.m. in DeKalb Memorial Hospital.
     He was a retired farmer, had worked for the DeKalb County Highway Department and was a bus driver for Garrett schools for 27 years.
     Mr. DePew was born May 13, 1900 in DeKalb County to the late Perry and Essie (Lawhead) DePew, One Dec. 3, 1923 in Waterloo, he married Helen Hawk.  She preceded him in death May 1, 1973.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arnold Berry hill, Mrs. J. L. Fee, and Mrs. Harry Balzer, all of Kendallville; one son, David DePew, Avilla; one brother, Harold DePew, Garrett; nine grandchildren, three step- grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett.  The Rev. Rick Mailloux, pastor of Christian Union Brethren in Christ Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery.




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