Marlin E. “Butch” Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray’s Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.
Mr. Depiesse served in the United States Navy from 1959-1963.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Depiesse, of the home; two daughters, Debra Stansfield and husband Kevin of Great Bend, and Barbara Cerny and husband John of N.J.; two sisters, Geraldine Bieberle of Great Bend, and Gladys Durand of Great Bend; and seven grandchildren, Mark Stansfield, Mandy Stanfield, Kate Stansfield, Beverly Cerny, Beth Ann Cerny, J.D. Cerny and Evan Cerny. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Laverne Depiesse and Larry Depiesse.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. John Grummon officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Home Health and Hospice or St. Rose Foundation to benefit the Heartland Cancer Center, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 26, 2013