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Joseph Peter DeRyckere - Class Of 1941 VIEW PROFILE

Joseph Peter DeRyckere

Joseph J. DeRyckere

South Bend – Joseph J. DeRyckere, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Hospice House.

Joe was born on August 26, 1923 in South Bend to the late Omer and Stella (Szymanski) DeRyckere. On October 8, 1949, he married Esther Lepara in Elkhart, IN. She died on August 24, 2010. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel DeRyckere, in 1996.

Joe is survived by his four children, Jode (Tom) Szymarek of North Liberty, IN, Kris (Tom) Sikorski of Greenwood, IN, Sue (Bob) Sellenberg of South Bend, IN, and Andy (Debbie) DeRyckere of Westfield, IN, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, George and Raymond.

Joe proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he worked for Indiana Bell as a telephone repairman, retiring in December, 1983.


7/15/2022 EJS


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