DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Elmer Arty DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson
WORLD WAR VETERAN DIES IN HOSPITAL AT GARRETT
ELMER ARTY DEPEW
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