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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Elmer Arty DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


     Conducted Garage in Auburn for a year.
     The death of Elmer Arty DePew, a World war veteran residing in Garrett on North Randolph Street, took place at the Sacred Heart hospital Tuesday night at 6:50 o’clock.
    Mr. DePew had been ailing for a year and his condition became worse a month ago.  He submitted to an operation for gall bladder trouble Sept 7.  a post mortem examination disclosed that was at he had an enlarged pancreas.
     Mr. DePew was forty-one years of age, having been born Feb. 16, 1895, in Butler township.  He and Miss Ella Putt, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. F. Putt of Garrett, were married June 19, 1917.  He entered the army Sept. 5, 1917.  He entered the army Sept. 5, 1918, and was assigned to depot brigade No. 1459.  He was taken ill with scarlet fever and was a patient in a New York City hospital until he recovered.  He returned home in December, 1918.
     Mr. DePew was employed, by the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne for five years and engaged in the garage business in Auburn for a year.  For the last sixteen years he and his family have lived in Garrett.  He was employed for a long time by the Baltimore & Ohio and was a patrolman for the company for seven years.
     Surviving are the widow, two children, Lourelei, 18, and Jack, 13, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DePew
 Of butler township, and two brothers, Clyde of East Garrett, and Isaiah of St. Johns.  One sister is dead.
     Mr. DePew was a member of Garret aerie No. 1357, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal church at Cedar Chapel.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Garrett Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. B. H. Franklin officiating and interment will be made in Union cemetery northwest of Garrett.

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