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Arthur Charles DePuy -- Rochester

November 26, 2018 GMT

Mr. DePuy, 89, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at Rochester West Health Services.

Arthur was born Nov. 17, 1929, in St. Paul to Beverly and Jenny (Mattson) DePuy.

He graduated from Hayfield High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy, Merchant Marines until 1979, where he served in the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. On July 14, 1979, he married Elaine Stevens. Arthur worked at AMPI as a stationary engineer until his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of the Hayfield American Legion, Rochester Knights of Columbus and Rochester Senior Citizens. He enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, golfing, ceramics and visiting with people.


Arthur is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Scott of Winona, Kelley (Gerry) Reecher of Roosevelt, Utah, and Kacey (Michelle) of Banning, Calif.; stepchildren, Linda (Stan) Timmerman of New Richland, Nancy (Terry) Gulbransen of Hayfield, Judy (Tom) Sanvik of Winona, Jerry (Theresa) Stevens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary (Bernie) Cash of Ft. Ripley, Michael (Tamera) Stevens of Rochester, and Cheryl Stevens of Rochester; two grandchildren; 19 stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his stepchildren, Richard and Jeffery Stevens

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. Burial, with military honors, will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.

The family prefers memorials be sent to St. Pius X Catholic Church or donor’s choice.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.