My husband, my best friend, my leader of laughter, my instigator of fun with family and friends, my push to learn how to do new things, my backup when I needed to excel, my confidant to discuss friends, problems, relatives, solutions was always first to say let’s have a party. Patrick passed away on November 25th of esophageal cancer.
Patrick J. Depping was born July 3, 1949 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Edna (Mahaffey) and Otto Depping. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Robin and two brothers David and Tom. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marsha (Miller), father-in-law Marshall Miller, sister-in-law Bette Guarino, brother-in-law James Miller and many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Bishop Miege H.S. and then attended K-State on a swimming scholarship. He was a member of the Kansas National Guard. He was on the K.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for over 10 years. During his 20 years living in Hyde Park, he restored two homes, served on the Board of Directors and was Homes Tour Manager for 11 homes. He was employed at the IRS for 24 years, retiring at age 62. Patrick’s dream of visiting Ireland became a reality in 2013 with 16 close friends and his wife. Patrick’s motto was: “With good friends…every hour is happy hour!”
Visitation will be held from 3-5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2014 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the KC Pet Project or KC Irish Center at Union Station and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Patrick and condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.