Perry DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


April 17, 1963

A FORMER COUNTY OFFICIAL IS DEAD

     Perry David DePew, 85, Passed away at Home of Son, Harold DePew of North of Garrett—Services Saturday

     Perry David DePew, 85 a former state highway department employee and a former DeKalb County commissioner for two terms died Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home of his son, Harold DePew of 2-1/2 miles north of Garrett.  He had been ill for two months and complications caused his death.

     The body was taken to the McKee funeral home in Garrett where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Final rites will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. O. B. Noren of the LaOtto Lutheran church officiating.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, northwest of Garrett.

     Mr. DePew was born June 27, 1877, in Keyser township, a son of the late Samuel and Fanny DePew.  He lived at 902 West King Street in Garrett for 14 years before moving to the son’s home a few months ago.  His wife, the former Essie Lawhead, died four years ago.

     Surviving besides the son, Harold, are another son, Ralph DePew of Rt 2 Avilla; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Martha Cook of Rt 3 Auburn.