Robert L. DePew

December 20, 1934 - August 14, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Wednesday, August 17, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Robert L. "Bob" DePew, 81, of Rome City died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3:45 a.m. in his residence.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. DePew was a well driller.

Bob was a member of the American Legion Post Post 381, Rome City.

He was born December 20, 1934 to Leon and Elva (Smart) DePew.

On May 20, 1956 he married Carolyn Cook. She survives in Rome City.

Also surviving are four daughters, Bobbie (David) Likens of Angola, Karen (Tim) Wyss of Albion, Anita Sanchez of Wawaka, and Joy (Jason) Wilkins of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren, Michael Harlan, Felicia (Daniel) Patrick, Shadow (Kyle Walter) Mullins, Corbin Wyss, Kazlan Wyss, Kadan Wyss, Dawson Wilkins, and Evan Wilkins; four great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Wicker, Frankie Wicker, Lydia Walter, and Remington Harlan; a sister, Doris (Keith) Nesbitt of Albion; and a brother, Roger (Penny) DePew of Wolf Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sherri Mullins-Phlegar; and four brothers, Ralph DePew, Larry DePew, David DePew, and John Harold DePew.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Pastor Christopher White of Brimfield United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in South Milford Cemetery, South Milford.

Casketbearers will be Tim Wyss, Corbin Wyss, Kadan Wyss, Michael Harlan, Jason Wilkins, and David Likens.

Calling is Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from Noon to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Gloria Wilkins
August 17th, 2016 5:32pm
Colorado Springs

Dear Carolyn, Bobby, Karen, Anita & Joy, You all have been in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss of a precious husband, father, and Gramps! I am celebrating that he is no longer in pain and is walking around in heaven with JESUS!

Stephanie Beaver
August 17th, 2016 5:18pm
Colorado Springs, CO

My prayers continue for my Best Friend, her Momma, sisters, and the entire family. May the Lord hold you all very tight. I'm so very sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love from Colorado.

Sharon Tobeck
August 17th, 2016 3:34pm

R.I.P. Bob prayers go out to the family

August 17th, 2016 1:06pm

I will never forget your laugh. R.I.P.

Debbie Manning(Landon)& FAMILY
August 17th, 2016 1:12am


Tammy collins
August 17th, 2016 12:18am

I'm so sorry for your loss ,but I have to work ,but I will be praying for your whole family

Linda Miles
August 17th, 2016 12:05am
Fort wayne, In

Sending love and prayers to Carolyn and the girls. . Have known Bob and you for many years. You are a very special family to me and my family.

Brandon Snell
August 16th, 2016 9:43pm
Spokane Washington

Thank you for the many years of being part of my families life. Wish we could have been closer the last few years. God bless and my prayers to those left behind. Love your best friends (Raymond Snell) son

Tina Coleman
August 16th, 2016 9:06pm
Fort Wayne IN

I so enjoyed takung care of Bob the past 2 years. He meant the world to me.

Greg & Gloria Wilkins
August 16th, 2016 4:59pm
Colorado Springs, Colorado

To our sweet daughter-in-law, her sisters and mother and all extended family...............our hearts go out to you for your loss. We pray God's peace over each of you and may He bless your time together as you celebrate Robert's life.

Washburn Family
August 16th, 2016 1:26pm

Your family is in our prayers.

Rex & Renee Ott
August 16th, 2016 10:50am

Your family will be in our prayers.

Eric keck
August 16th, 2016 4:50am

Prayers to the Depew family

ann clark
August 16th, 2016 2:01am
fort wayne

So very sorry for your loss..keeping you all in my prayers

Patrick Pender
August 16th, 2016 12:53am

Your family is in our heart and prayers.

Sara Stahl Houser
August 15th, 2016 11:51pm
Roanoke, Indiana

He was a great well and a good friend

Teresa Kissinger
August 15th, 2016 10:18pm
2605 s. 650 w

You and your family are in my prayers. May the good Lord comfort you in this difficult time.

debra schermerhorn
August 15th, 2016 10:16pm
wawaka, in

So sorry to all for your loss.

Jim Moss
August 15th, 2016 5:56pm
Benton, KY

Bobbie, you are in our thoughts and prayers as is your family. Know that we are with you in spirit. Losing a dad is a special loss. You will miss him but you also know where he is and that brings some solace.

Mike Dilts
August 14th, 2016 9:37pm
Englewood Fl.

Sorry for your loss. Bob was a good friend to me back in the day!