Daniel Friederisch Deppe died Dec. 30, 2012, after a long illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in College Point, N.Y., to Charles J. and Margareth Healy Deppe.
Dan attended the University of Michigan
, graduating in 1957 with a degree in geology. He was also an All-American in wrestling.
He worked in Guatemala in mining and in the Rocky Mountains area, Alaska, Oklahoma and throughout Texas as a mud logger.
He received a masters degree in education from Oklahoma City University and after worked in the school systems in the New Orleans, La., area.
Dan moved to Tyler in 1972 to again work in the oil field. He later became co-owner of Texas Logging Service in Lindale. He lived in Lindale 28 years before retiring to Jacksonville in 2007 where he lived with his wife and dog. Dan was a wonderful husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Deppe of Lewes, Del.; and his sister, Harriett Swindell of Islip, N.Y.
Dan is survived by his wife, Grace Aucoin Deppe; son, Steven T. Deppe of Lindale; daughter, Amy M. Deppe and wife Jimmie Sue Deppe of Cambridge, Mass.; two grandchildren, Jacob and Janna Deppe; brother, Thomas P. Deppe and wife June Deppe of Lindale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Boren-Conner Funeral Home and Covenant Cremations Chapel in Bullard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701.