Freddy A. DePriest, age 62, of Burns Harbor, passed away on Saturday, August
27, 2011 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.
Freddy was born
August 3, 1949 to Marion and Maybelle (Russell) DePriest.
On Oct. 3, 1995
he married Judith Ann DePriest, who preceded him in death.
survived by his daughter, Andrea M. DePriest of Wolcott, Ind.; son, Brian A.
DePriest of South Bend, Ind.; step children, April Flores, Candy Smith, Lisa
Smith and Mike Sawyer; brother, Carl (Jerilynn) DePriest of Medford, Oregon;
sisters, Teresa (Steven) Isenblatter of Michigan City, Ind. and Linda
Campbell of Davis, Calif.; grandchildren, Shelby and Sydney Palen, Chadd
VanDusen, Olivia, Clara and Baylan DePriest; several step grandchildren and
many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his parents, his wife, Judy and brothers, Frank, Jerry, Randy
and Russell DePriest.
Freddy was a
highly decorated U.S. Army Veteran, earning a Purple Heart for his service
during the Vietnam War. He worked for Arcelor Mittal Steel for over 39
years. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a great fan of sports, often rooting
for the Cubs, Bears and Wolverines or Jeff Gordon during Nascar.
for Freddy DePriest will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor
Bradford Payne officiating.
be held on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.
donations may be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center of Porter County.
condolences may be left for the family at