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Oscar DePauw Sr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Oscar J. DePauw Sr., 77, of Victoria, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Cottage Hospital Skilled Care, Galesburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. Ed Wislander will officiate. Burial will be at the Victoria Cemetery with military services by the Galva Fusiliers. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Oscar DePauw Memorial Fund.
Oscar was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Wessington, S.D., the son of Edmond and Margaret DuPre' DePauw. He was educated in the Cambridge area and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1954. His marriage to Patricia Calsyn took place on Nov. 27, 1957, in Geneseo. Oscar served in the Galva National Guard from 1957 to 1962.
In his early years, he worked for Howard Collinson, and from 1972 until retiring in 2000, he worked at the Altona Co-op. His memberships included the Hagberg-Hamlin American Legion Post No. 45, Galva, and the Hook & Bullet Conservation Club, Victoria. Oscar was past president of the Victoria Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, NASCAR and antique automobiles and tractors.
Those surviving are his wife, Patricia; three children (and spouses), Cheryl (Rodney) Mackie, Laura, Ill., Catherine (Benjamin Sr.) Hootman, Wataga, Ill., Oscar (Kari) DePauw Jr., Altona, Ill.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Oscar's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.












 




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