John Herman Deppe


December 27, 1951 - May 27, 2010




John Herman Deppe was born December 27, 1951 at West Point, NE to Herman and Elizabeth (Kaup) Deppe.  He graduated from West Point High School in 1970 and then served for three years in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln earning a degree in Wildlife, Fisheries and Range Land Management.  He was employed as a resource coordinator for the Lower James Resources Conservation Ag Department in Mitchell. On December 9, 1982 he married Nancy Husman at Sturgis, SD.

John was a hard-working, family-oriented man who always put others before himself.  Although he left us with an ache in our hearts, John instilled his values, wisdom and humor in each of his children.  John loved watching all of his kids play sports; and even though he may not be watching from the stands, we are certain he will always be cheering from above.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Nancy, ten children:  Nathan (Lisa) Hardison of Sioux Falls, Aaron Hardison of Sioux Falls, Jonathan (Amy) Deppe of Cedar Rapids, IA, Brandon Deppe of Mitchell, Brittany (Dustin) Schley of Stratford, Kristian Deppe and fiancé, Michael Bourne of Rushville, NE, Cameron Deppe, Sydney Deppe, Morgan Deppe, and Adrian Deppe all of Alexandria, six grandchildren, Will, Chynna, Aysia, Davyd, Jasmyne and a grandchild due in July; five sisters: Elvera Scheppers of Platteville, WI, Margaret (Tom) Dermody of Indianapolis, IN, Mildred (Ed) Jankowski of Omaha, NE, Dorothy (Don) Lawse of Mason City, IA and Mary Deppe of Oak Creek, CO, one brother, Walter (Judy) Deppe of Albermarle, NC, brother-in-law, Ken Mazur of Grable, WY and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, his sister, Anne Mazur and brother-in-law, Gerald Scheppers.



Monday, May 31, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northridge Baptist Church
323 West 23rd
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 1, 2010
10:00 AM
Northridge Baptist Church
323 West 23rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Greenhill Cemetery
Alexandria, South Dakota

Posted by Jim and Donna Ridler on March 16, 2016
I knew John when I was working with the USDA-SCS. In Dupree I think at the time. Great guy and I liked him a lot. Sorry to hear of the loss of an old friend. This may be a little late but I really did like this guy! May God be with the family!
Posted by Wayne Noble on June 9, 2010
Nancy, just found out today of your loss. So enjoyed my many working and non-working hours with John. I know he held you and your family high. So sorry I just found out. Wish you the best.
Posted by Thelma Busk on June 2, 2010
Nancy im so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of pain.
Posted by Rod and Sharon Baumberger on June 2, 2010
Nancy and family. Our prayers are with you and the family. I first met John when he started employment with Soil Conservation Service in Sturgis. I enjoyed John's humor and he was a dedicated employee with NRCS. We will miss him.
Posted by Natalie Van Houten on June 1, 2010
May God wrap his arms around all of you in this most difficult time. I am sorry I was not able to attend the visitation or services in person, but please know you have all been in my thoughts.
Posted by Terrie Dirks Trudeau on June 1, 2010
Nancy and Family- I am so sorry to hear the passing of your husband (and father). Please know that I will hold you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Posted by dennis and wanda ellefson on May 30, 2010

I worked with John when he was with the NRCS when he was in Faith. I learned a lot from John. I found it fun to work with John. We both express our deepest sorrow for Nancy and the children. Wanda and Dennis Ellefson, Faith, SD
Posted by David Husman and Cathy Toussaint and family on May 29, 2010
Our prayers are with you in this time of need deppe family! Be strong! He will always be watching over you from heaven, being your guardian angel! He will be deeply missed by us too!
Posted by Barb Dulaney on May 29, 2010
Nancy and famliy.Sorry to hear the passing of John. You and your family will be in my prayers . I hope the Lord will comfort you in your sorrow. May the lord be with you . God bless you all. Barb(Amy s aunt)
Posted by Lisa Hemmingson on May 29, 2010
Nancy and family - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort each of you at this time. My prayers are with you.
Posted by Jody Mackey - De Smet on May 29, 2010
Was so sorry to hear of John's passing. I have worked with John and he was always so helpful. May God be with you in this time of need.
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