David J. Deeken
1938 - 2019
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David J. Deeken passed away on February 3, 2019 at the age of 80. He was born March 28, 1938.He is survived by his beloved wife Julia Deeken nee Knop of Foristell, Missouri; three sons, Joe (Tracy) Deeken, John (Kim) Deeken, Ed (Sandy) Deeken, daughter, Peggy Leicht; grandchildren, Jordan and Hunter Deeken, Kyle, Ryan and Sean Deeken, Allyson and David Leicht, Grant, Paige and Kasey Deeken, Becca and Shelby Lord, Connor DePyper; five sisters, Katherine (Clarence) Schuler, Margie Schnicker, Ellen Marsh, Jane Deeken; two brothers, Pat (Michelle) Deeken, Christopher (Janet) Deeken; son-in-law Jeff DePyper; brother-in-law, Bill Price.
He is preceded in death by his father, Sylvester H. Deeken, mother, Marian E. Deeken, daughter, Amy DePyper, grandson, Avery Deeken; sister, Carol Cahill, brother-in-law, Dan Cahill, brother-in-law, Gary Schnicker, sister, Irene Price, brother-in-law, Greg Marsh. David enjoyed 52 years of marriage with his love Julie. Together they raised 5 children and 13 grandchildren; David cherished every moment with his family and was forever heartbroken at the loss of his daughter Amy 2 1/2 years ago. He was a Union Glazier for 45 years. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the high school football team. After high school, David proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. After his service, he helped form the Marine Corp Detachment 1405 of Troy, Missouri. His passions were duck hunting, home projects, fishing, gardening and watching his grandchildren perform in sports, dance and band. He was a father to anyone who needed one and everyone smiles when they think of him. He left a legacy of unconditional love, gratitude and service to God! He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held Saturday 9, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Troy, Missouri.
A funeral was held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Troy, Missouri.
Memorials may be made in the form of donations to St. Vincent Depaul at Scred Heart in Troy, Missouri, Bread for Life Food Pantry in Troy, Missouri, or Donor's Choice in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Bos 248, Wentzville, MO. 63385.

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Published in Lincoln County Newspaper Group from Feb. 8 to Feb. 18, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
9
Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
FEB
9
Funeral
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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May 8, 2019
I am so sorry to read of your dear husband's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I hope the passage at James 1:13 will be a comfort to you.
Maureen
February 12, 2019
Julia, Im so saddened for the loss of your wonderful, so loved Dave. My husband and I were so great full for his visit to our home 2 and a half yrs ago,as we sat and reminisced of old times and when he had worked for my dad so many yrs ago at western auto? Dave's dad an my Mom,Elvera Kehlenbrink Byrne were cousins growing up. We were in Daves Mom,Marian's company several times,and i cant help but think that all her kind and wonderful qualities were passed onto him.He did a lot-of great things in this world for so many people.I loved the times that he would send my Mom a short letter on occasion to let her know what was going on in his world.She was so grateful to hear from him. We pray now for your families to get through these difficult times.
Linda McGee
February 9, 2019
Kathy Schuler Dan and I are so sorry to hear the passing of your brother. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We Love you and prayers of strength to you and your family.
Bonnie Horner
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