Chesterton Tribune

Freddy A. DePriest services September 6

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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.

Freddy is 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.

Funeral services 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.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center of Porter County.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 8/31/2011