Thomas “Tom” S. Deptula
April 12, 1956 — April 2, 2022
Thomas “Tom” S. Deptula, born 12 April 1956 entered into his heavenly home 2 April 2022 (age 65). He was preceeded in death by his father Stanley Teddy Deptula (age 51) and mother, Lucille Marie (nee: Hoffman) Deptula (age 57); son Cody Jacob Deptula 18 April 2003 (34 days old); daughter-in-law Nikki Beelman Deptula (age 39); grandson Jerzey Cole Haithcoat (age 21). Tom's memory will be cherished by his family: wife, Kelly (nee: Kracht) Deptula, sister Martha (nee: Deptula) Johnson, his children Laura (Preston) Burch, Roxxanne Deptula, Tommie Deptula, Rosalie Deptula, Lance (Rhiannon) McDermott, Joshua McDermott, Ashley McDermott, Jessica McDermott, Dylan Deptula, Connor Deptula, Colby Deptula, and Alexa Deptula. His grandchildren Alora Stinson, Aimee Burch, Angel Burch, Justin Deptula, Preston Burch, Brody Ketsenburg, Mackenzie Voirol, Braxton Hassenfritz, Lane Phillips, Amaya Haithcoat, Shelby Weatherly, and great-grandchildren Chase Deptula, Matthew Deptula, Alayna Deptula, Brysen Davis, Avayah Davis, Sofia Burch, and Leon Burch. Tom's first passion was always his wife, Kelly and all their combined children. He was an easy-going, calm man. Tom was also an avid STL sports fan, particularly the Blues and the Cardinals. In fact, at the end, Tom had a vision of God calling him to play in the heavenly world series. Tom always enjoyed watching classic movies, and country music of all kinds, along with many of the easy / classic rock types of music from the 1960s forward. Tom was a kind, strong man of faith, and was deeply spiritually grounded as he was a loyal member at Grace United Church of Christ family, too. Memorials may be made in Tom's name honoring his memory to support Prostate Cancer Research at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Memorial contributions may be sent to 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140 St. Louis, MO 63110 or submitted online at www.foundationbarnesjewish.org. Donations honoring Tom Deptula's memory are welcomed at his faith home Grace United Church of Christ 8326 Mexico Road, O'Fallon MO 63376 or www.wearegraceucc.com. Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.