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Rev. Paul E. Deppen
February 12, 1922 - December 23, 2019
Lana Aldrich
Ruth Baumgartner
Dr. Jamie A. Imlay (Libertino) Sebring, FL
Luanne Schultz Duffey
Alicia Sanguily
Martha Samsen
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Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Genoa
Friday 1/3, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John's United Church of Christ
1213 Washington Street
Genoa, OH 43430
419-855-3906 | Map
Monday 1/4, 10:30 am
Clay Township Cemetery
20051 W. Fulkert Road
Genoa, OH 43430
419-855-7878 | Map

Burial will be private prior to the memorial service.

Rev. Paul E. Deppen died Monday, December 23, 2019, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Rev. Deppen chose a life of serving others. He was born near Bloomville, Ohio, February 12, 1922, the son of Frank E. and Grace (Biller) Deppen. He graduated from Bloomville High School and Tiffin Business University. His …
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Paul and Deanna Deppen Lee left a message on February 14, 2020:
We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of "Uncle Paul". The Rev. Deppen lived a full, wonderful, impactful life of faith, and he is surely resting with his Lord now. We will miss his good cheer and wit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters, his extended family, and his many friends. He will be missed.
Stephanie and Jim Brossia left a message on January 24, 2020:
We were so sorry to see that Rev. Deppen died. He was such a compassionate and caring individual and St. John's United Church of Christ was so fortunate to have him as their minister. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Terrie Jensen left a message on January 3, 2020:
Dear Deppen Family: With my deepest sympathy, my heart goes out to you. Your dad was a very respected figure in the Genoa Community helping families through many trying times. You should be very proud to be a part of his legacy. We all should take note of his sincerity in helping others and take that into our own values. Sincerely, Terrie Jensen
Mike Simon left a message on January 2, 2020:
My heart goes out to the entire family of Grandpa D. Having been a part of it for over a decade, I feel blessed to have spent the time I did with him. He was such an embodiment of love and grace, and I deeply respected the wisdom and wit he shared with my family.
Pep and Deb Noggle left a message on January 2, 2020:
I called him Buddy." Recalling his wartime service he said firmly, "Did you know that you must be willing to die for a true buddy?" I replied that I knew. I continued to call him Buddy. He looked directly at me, speaking in his Pastor's tone, "Be careful what you say, you just might be put to the test. " I never stopped calling him Buddy, and he never stopped reminding me what it meant. If I wrote the reasons why we loved him, it would be an endless story that has no ending. Pastor believed in getting to the point, so I will get to the point. We loved him. He was good and honest and an inseparable part of our spiritual lives. His passing will leave an unfillable void. Goodnight sweet Buddy. Rest well in heaven where you belong.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Julie Lindesmith Branham left a message on January 2, 2020:
I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I have great memories of the St.John's Youth Group and the adventurous trips we experienced. Praying for you family.
Kim (Hughes) LaClair left a message on January 2, 2020:
Dawn, Debbie, and Darla - Our entire family is saddened by your father’s passing. He had a huge impact on all of us in so many ways. From leading our confirmation journeys to performing weddings and baptisms, he was there for the most important occasions in our lives. More importantly, he shared his lessons and wisdom with us every Sunday during his wonderful messages. My parents, Bill and Ethel, considered him a great friend and dad cherishes the years he served as the president of the congregation while your father was there. We all loved him and your family dearly. I am traveling back to Ohio from Florida with mom and dad for the visitation and memorial service. We are looking forward to celebrating his great life and legacy with all of you.
Amber Serbin (Noggle) left a message on January 2, 2020:
Reverend Deppen had a way of reaching your heart. His sermons were brilliant, engaging and could always speak to you on a personal level. I was fortunate he played a vital role in my life, baptizing and confirming me. He was a dear family friend to us and as the grandfather of my best friend, I was lucky to get a little extra time with him growing up. In those, even sometimes brief, conversations, he could make you feel special and heard. I will treasure those moments and remember him as a man who always carried a smile on his face and love in his heart. What an impact he made on this world. We send our love to the family.
Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams, Kearney, NE left a message on December 29, 2019:
My Grandfather, Willis Deppen, thought so much of Paul. I am sorry to hear of his death, but am rejoicing he has joined the church triumphant and heard the words, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams, Kearney, NE
Lana Aldrich left a message on December 28, 2019:
Dear Deb and Tim and family, Very sorry to hear about your dad. He was truly a beautiful, wonderful soul. He did so much and gave so much of himself to all! Heaven is now shining brighter. With deepest sympathy, Lana(Floro)Aldrich
Ottawa County Veterans Service Office left a message on December 26, 2019:
The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office Staff extend our sincere condolences Dawn, Debra, Darla, Lynn, and Brenda in the recent loss of their father, Rev. Paul. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We know that his passing will not only leave a void in your life, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. May you find comfort in knowing that as a veteran of our country's Armed Forces, Rev. Paul gained distinction and earned the respect and gratitude of his fellow Americans through his bravery, heroism, and dedication to our country. With deepest sympathy, Sara Toris, Director
Bob Spurgeon left a message on December 25, 2019:
It was an honor to work with Paul so many years and have both personal and church benefits of his wise counsel. Working together when I was President in 1974/1975.. I met he and his wonderful family when on the search committee to get Paul and the family to move to Genoa and head St. John's. I treasure the letter he sent while in Sandusky. God Bless you Paul
Ruth Baumgartner left a message on December 25, 2019:
My sincere sympathy
Dr. Jamie A. Imlay (Libertino) Sebring, FL left a message on December 25, 2019:
May the many happy memories live on in each of your hearts, his best legacy. My sincere condolences.
Luanne Schultz Duffey left a message on December 25, 2019:
In memory of Rev. Paul E. Deppen, Luanne Schultz Duffey lit a candle
Luanne Schultz Duffey left a message on December 25, 2019:
I have so many wonderful memories of Dep! And I will always hear him when the birds are singing and the sun is shining.
Alicia Sanguily left a message on December 25, 2019:
Reverend Deppen will be deeply missed. He made an impact on everyone. He was my childhood minister. And he married my late husband and I. His sermons and words of wisdom were always so meaningful. Rest In Peace Reverend Deppen.
Martha Samsen left a message on December 24, 2019:
My deepest sympathy to the family 🙏🏻
Faye Spencer left a message on December 24, 2019:
Brenda and family, Please except My condolences in the loss of your father. Faye
Barbara Dille left a message on December 24, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear of Rev Deppen passing. My condolence's to the family. What a wonderful man he was.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Greg and Diane Towner left a message on December 24, 2019:
Rev. Deppen was so important in our lives, he dedicated and baptized our children. He followed their growth and brought his faith and wit to intertwine in our lives from 1980 to the present. His sharing and caring is remembered with a saying he taught in a Sunday School Class, "The love of God invades us, the peace of God pervades us, the will of God persuades us". He truly will sit on the right hand of God. He was so loved.
Jeff and Marsha Mihalko left a message on December 24, 2019:
Our prayers are surrounding each of Rev Deppen's family members. He was a wonderful man.
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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