James Deppiesse, age 83 years of Belgium, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was born November 11, 1930 in Plymouth, son of the late Harry and Mildred Phillips Deppiesse. On October 15, 1955, he married Elizabeth Jensterle at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington. Jim worked for many years as the Superintendent of Water and Wastewater for the Village of Belgium and later as Superintendent of the warehouse at Energenecs in Cedarburg. Jim enjoyed woodworking and working outdoors. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his six children Daniel (Pamela) of Fredonia, Patrick of Adell, Thomas of Stevens Point, Michael (Pamela) of Cedar Grove, Beth (Michael) Buffoni of Mequon and David (Michelle) of Cedar Grove, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, his brother Donald (Myra) Deppiesse of Random Lake and 4 sisters Dorothy (Orville) Wells of Lakewood, JoAnne (Richard) Mueller of Random Lake, Cecelia (Dennis) Jandre of Kewaskum and Judy (Ray) Gutzke of Red Granite. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 granddaughter. Funeral Sunday eve. Dec. 8, 6:30 PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 171 N. Royal Ave., Belgium, with Father Jim Ernster presiding. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday from 4-6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association appreciated. The family would like to extend special thanks to Ann and Sarah from Mueller Therapy.
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Jim will be sorely missed by Mari Ann and I. We will especially miss his pleasant and positive demeanor. He was a great friend who I have only had the opportunity of knowing since the early seventies. I will never forg... more
Dear Betty & Family: I dislike sending my sympathy to you all in this manner but it is my only option. Virgie & Leo and I planned on coming up today for the services for Jim but the weather was just too bad; still snow... more
Betty, Condolences to you and your family.
Tom "the wine guy", sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and your family during these difficult times.
As a friend and professional associate of Jim's for many decades, I was fortunate to know the deeper side of his quiet personality. Beyond the obvious water/wastewater knowledge he possessed, he was a caring and giving ... more
During my tenure at the Village of Belgium as Village Clerk-Treasurer, I worked with Jim for many years. He was a very fine man who really cared about the Village and water quality. I have fond memories of how George Bra... more