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Donald "Edmund" DePrez Sr.

October 5, 1931 — February 2, 2024


Donald "Edmund" DePrez Sr.

Donald “Edmund” DePrez Sr., 92, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born October 5, 1931, in Shelbyville, the son of Elmer and Gwendolyn (Sawyer) DePrez.  On January 1, 1953, he married Catherine E. Kemper, and she preceded him in death on November 28, 1995.

Edmund is survived by his three sons, Donald E. DePrez Jr. and Bobby D. DePrez and wife, Mary Ann, both of Greenfield, and Roger DePrez of Long Beach, California; brother, Joseph DePrez and wife, Sherrie, of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Catherine, Edmund was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eva Jean Theobald; and brothers, Lloyd DePrez and Eugene DePrez.

Edmund was a U.S. Army veteran.

He formerly worked at Design and Build, for 10 years in construction.  

Edmund loved motorcycles and shooting pool.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Friday, February 9, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 11 am, Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the funeral home, with Bishop Paul   Weiss officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th floor, New York, New York 10019.

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