Brian DePue


A celebration of life for 57 year old Brian DePue was held at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, 2024.

Brian William DePue, son of William “Bill” and Judy (Fast) DePue, was born March 28, 1967 in Spencer, Iowa. He received his education in Emmetsburg, graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1986, where he developed a lifelong passion for sports.

A dedicated and proficient machinist, Brian devoted nearly 30 years of his career to Bobalee Inc. in Laurens, Iowa. Throughout his time there, he played a vital role in the manufacturing and supply of custom designed hydraulic cylinders, showcasing his technical skills and commitment to quality craftsmanship.

He always enjoyed sporting activities. Brian wrestled for the E-Hawks in high school. Later in life, he found joy in golf, both as a participant and as a spectator. His love for sports also included avidly following football, especially his favorite teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Brian passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in his home in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 57. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill DePue and his grandparents.

He is survived by his three daughters, Mercedes DePue of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Briana DePue of Estherville, Iowa, and Koral DePue of Laurens, Iowa; two grandchildren, Syler and Huxley; mother, Judy DePue of Emmetsburg, Iowa; sisters, Julie (Mark) McGrauth of Emmetsburg, Iowa and Charity (Javan) Maehl of Jensen Beach, Florida; brother, Travis (Enrique) DePue of Minneapolis, Minnesota; nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home