Richard Dennis DeRoin 62, St. Joseph, MO

Richard Dennis DeRoin 62, St. Joseph, MO

Richard Dennis DeRoin 62, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday November 2, 2013 at a Kansas City, MO hospital.
Richard Dennis DeRoin 62, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday November 2, 2013 at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

He was born July 21, 1951 in Hiawatha, Kansas son of Lettie Joann & James L. DeRoin.

He married his high school sweetheart, Bobbi Ann Wilcox DeRoin on February 7, 1970, and they shared 43 together.

He graduated from Benton high school class of 1970 where he was an All State football player. He was a Southside Bantam League Football coach and a proud supporter of Benton high school football. He was a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

He is survived by wife, Bobbi Ann DeRoin of the home, his parents, James L. and Lettie Joann DeRoin of St. Joseph, MO, three daughters, Robbie (Bryan) DeRoin-O'Connell, Brie (John M.) Phillips and Randi DeRoin all of St. Joseph, MO, seven grandchildren Tayber DeRoin, Joben Phillips, Taylin O'Connell, Brynn Phillips, Wyatt DeRoin, Braylee Phillips and Wade DeRoin, two brothers, James W. DeRoin of White Cloud, KS and Phillip L. DeRoin of Elwood, KS, a niece, Toni (Kevin) Peterson and a nephew, Chad (Anne) DeRoin and family friend who was like a daughter, Aileena Anderson,Savannah, MO.

He will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.

Per his request, the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. There are no scheduled Memorial Services or Visitation at this time. The family would appreciate any stories you could remember, from the funny face making boy, the ornery teenage football player, the Bantam League coach or the hardworking honorable man with lots of integrity. Please send these stories to family members. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
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