Deppe, N. Leroy

N. Leroy Deppe, 89, of Aledo, IL, formerly of Swedona, IL, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL. Burial will be in the Alpha Cemetery where military services will be conducted. Visitation is from 5 – 7 PM Monday at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established. On-line condolences may be made at

He was born July 5, 1924 in Sparta, IL to Earl and Hazel Leary Deppe. He married Bessie Hook on July 1, 1951 in Cambridge, IL. She died September 18, 1995.

Leroy was employed for 20 years as a truck driver for the former Stanley Food Corp. in Milan. He drove for the former Gate City Steel Co. in Davenport and retired from the former Art Quiring Truck Division in Davenport.

He was an U.S. Army Veteran of WWII serving in the 407th Infantry, 102nd Division in Ansbach, Germany. He stayed in the service until October 1948.

He is survived by a daughter; Lori McCrary of Sherrard, a son; Michael Deppe of Coal Valley, IL, 2 stepsons, Roger (Ruth) Hurt and Gale (Nina) Hurt both of Oquawka, IL, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild lovingly expected and several nieces and nephews.

His wife, a son, David, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, preceded him in death.