THE DAILY ITERLAKE - Kalispell                                                     Wednesday, February 12, 2003

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   Gil Deppmeier passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, after a mercifully brief illness. He was 70 years old.

   The sixth of eight children, he was born to Doris and George Deppmeier in Havre. Riding his horse, Lady, and working summers as a ranch hand with his brothers and lifelong friend Bill Sanguine were fond memories from his childhood.

   After working for the Great Northern Railway, he served in the Air Force in Germany during the Korean War. From Europe, Gil was transferred to Portland, where he met and married Donna Barrette, his beloved wife of 47 years.

   While in Oregon, he worked as an accountant for the state.

   Though he lived in Oregon for 30 years, his heart remained in Montana. Upon his retirement, he and Donna moved to Kalispell. Here they built a log home in the country with the help of family and friends, under the close supervision of Smokey the cat.

   He remains in the hearts of those who loved him, including his brothers, Edwin, Lynn, Virg, and Larry Deppmeier; his sisters, Miriam Kinzel and Phyllis Robbins; his daughters, Dianne Deppmeier and Kathy Lamb; his son, David Deppmeier and his wife, Lisa; and his granddaughters, Annalise and Kathryn Deppmeier.

   Loved and respected by all who knew him, Gil’s quick wit, quiet humility and kind spirit will be sorely missed.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                      Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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GIL DEPPMEIER

   KALISPELL - Gil Deppmeier, 70, formerly of Hillsboro, Ore., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Kalispell following a short illness.

   He was born in October 1932 to Doris and George Deppmeier at Havre. Gil had fond memories of riding his horse, Lady, and working summers as a ranch hand with his brothers and lifelong friend Bill Sanguine.

   After working for the Great Northern Railway, Gil served in the Air Force in Germany during the Korean War. From Europe he was transferred to Portland, where he met and married Donna Barrette. They lived in Oregon for 30 years. He worked as an accountant for the state.

   Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Kalispell, where they built a log home in the country with the help of family and friends.

   Survivors include his wife, Doris; daughters, Dianne Deppmeier and Kathy Lamb; sons, David (Lisa) Deppmeier; brothers, Edwin, Lynn, Virg and Larry Deppmeier; sisters, Miriam Kinzel and Phyllis Robbins; and two granddaughters.

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