|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2008|
Cletus T. Deppe, 88, of Baellevue, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. He was born March 24, 1919, on a farm a few miles east of LaMotte, son of the late Louis and Susanna Hingtgen Deppe. He was a farmer all of his life and lived on the farm since he was 11 mounths old. His mother passed away in 1920 of the flue. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Mike & Johanna Hoffman Hingtgen. Mr. Deppe attended Tete des Morts #3 rural school a mile from his farm. He married his next door neighbor Florence Ernst on February 3, 1942 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue. He was a member of the Bellevue Knights of Columbus # 1354 since 1938 as well as the St. Donatus Luxembourg Heritage Society and St. Donatus Historical Society. He was a loving father and enjoyed NASCAR, hunting and riding his golf cart around the farm and doing activities with his family. Cletus enjoyed working the land and loved his farm animals, especially his faithful dog, Lulu. He liked to speak Luxembourgish and he collected many McCormick and IH antique tractores. He enjoyed going to antique shows and in 1986 he was one of the original founders of the deppe Threshing and antique Day held on his farm. Besides his wife Florence, survivors include, two daughters, Sue and Cleta Deppe Both Bellevue; a half sister, Luella Hughs, Davenport; a half brother, Ardell & Lois Deppe, Bellevue; sister-in-law, Frances Deppe, Edgewater and a brother-in-law, Marvin Kieffer, Bellevue. Besides his parents he was precededin death by two brothers, Francis "Frank" and Lester both in 1987'; one sister-in-law, Marcella Deppe. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Stephen Meyer will preside. Burieal will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 - 8 p.m. until the time of procession. Kingery-Lemke Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.
Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Thomas Henning
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27507769