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Paul Edward DePoy

September 7, 1928 ~ September 5, 2017 (age 88)

Paul Edward DePoy, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Paul was born on September 7, 1928 in St. Joseph County, Indiana to George and Laura Lucille (Hooten) DePoy.

On February 20, 1954 in LaPorte, Indiana Paul married Mary Lou Miller who preceded him in death on March 26, 2000.  On June 25, 2003 in Three Oaks, Michigan, he married Geraldine (Ellenwine) Mrozinski DePoy who survives.

Paul was a driver his entire life.  Beginning his career as a truck driver for Scholl Dairy, after graduating from high school in 1947.  He spent 37 years driving for B & P Motor Express, was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Three Oaks, Michigan, graduated from Rolling Prairie High School in 1947, US Army Veteran during the Korean War-peace keeping force in Germany, Rolling Prairie Lions Club, Rolling Prairie AMVETS Post 911, Meals on Wheels, and Kankakee Township Volunteer Fire Department, with over 50 years of service.

He leaves behind his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Jan (John) Thode of LaPorte, Indiana, and Karen (Doug) Edison of South Bend, Indiana; four grandchildren, Renee (Shane Coursel) Thode, Ryan Thode, Laura Edison and Andrew Edison; three stepsons, Larry (Deb) Mrozinski of Kouts, Indiana, Tom (Rita) Mrozinski of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, and John (Lori) Mrozinski of New Carlisle, Indiana; one step sister, Mary Hildebrand Jones of South Bend, Indiana three great-grandchildren; eleven step grandchildren, eleven step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; three sisters, Mary Anne DePoy, Margaret DePoy Conrad and Ruth DePoy Kelley; three brothers, James, Richard, and Donald DePoy and one step son Mark Mrozinski.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017.  A Kankakee Towneship Firefighter Service will be at 6 p.m. and a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana.  Burial will immediately follow in Patton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Rolling Prairie Lions Club, PO Box 576, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371 or Rolling Prairie AmVets Post 911, C/O PO Box 273, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371 or Kankakee Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3 West Michigan Street, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371.

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
September 7, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Firefighters Prayer Service
Thursday
September 7, 2017

6:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Prayer Service
Thursday
September 7, 2017

6:30 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
Friday
September 8, 2017

10:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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