Obit: Depa, Jean
Helen #2 (1912 - 2004)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Depa, Palikij, Dennee, Thiel, Kolman
----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, WI.) June 23, 2004
Depa, Jean Helen (June 23, 1912 - June 17, 2004)
Jean H. Depa, age 91, of Thorp, died at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley, on Thursday, June 17, 2004.
Funeral services wee held at 10 am. on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at the Thorp Funeral Home Chapel. Father Marion Talaga officiated and burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lublin. Pallbearers were Jeff Thiel, Jerry Thiel, Larry Dennee, Larry Kaszubowski, Abraham Kaszubowski, and Louis Kula. Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral Home on Monday, June 21, 2004 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a 7:15 p.m. Legion Auxiliary service and a 7:30 p.m. Rosary service.
Jean Helen Palikij was born on June 23, 1912, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Peter and Agnes Palikij. She was raised and educated in Chicago, and after completing her education, worked as a seamstress and waitress in the Chicago area. Jean was united in marriage to Edward G. Depa on December 14, 1946 in Chicago. In 1947, they moved to Thorp, where they farmed until their retirement in 1977. They sold the farm and then moved into Thorp. Her husband, Ed, died on December 16, 2003. Jean was a member of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary, and a former member of the Clark County Homemakers. She had many interests, including crocheting, sewing, flowers gardening, crossword puzzles and playing cards.
She will be sadly missed by her two daughters: Barbara (Larry) Dennee of Libertyville, IL; Corrine (Gerald) Thiel of Lindenhurst, IL; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Adam and Louis Palikij and one sister Stephanie Kolman.
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