Obituary and Service Information for William Joseph "Bill" DeClue, Sr.

DeClue, Sr., William Joseph "Bill"

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National Stroke Association or American Cancer Society

William Joseph “Bill” DeClue, Sr. of DeSoto, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his residence at the age of 79 years. He was born on October 3, 1941 at DeSoto, Missouri a son of the late Edward Eli and Iverne Beatrice (Triplett) DeClue. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Terry DeClue

Bill was retired from the Creve Coeur Fire District of St. Louis County where he served as a firefighter-engineer for many years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Pontiac Oakland International Car Club and the Kruisers Car Club. He was a “Gold Leaf Specialist” and was known for his ability to do gold scroll work by hand, especially on fire trucks and emergency vehicles. He was a talented and accomplished oil painter and was a classic car enthusiast. He enjoyed competing with his cars at shows, and was awarded several trophies over the years. He also enjoyed gardening and caring for his home and yard.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat (Wigger) DeClue of DeSoto, children William J. DeClue, Jr. of Altamont, New York, Patrick Edward-Martin and wife Sherri of Moscow Mills, Missouri, Christine Tate of Titusville, Florida, Jennifer Miller and husband Mike of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Margaret “Peggy” Huff and husband Tony of Bone Terre, Missouri, two step- daughters, Jennifer Washburn of Eureka, Missouri and Heather Burroughs and husband Brett of Orlando, Florida, a sister-in law Chloe DeClue of DeSoto, Missouri; 19 grandchildren, Garrison DeClue, Drake DeClue, Lilly Rose DeClue, Megan Tate, Mark Tate, Thomas Miller, Tyler Miller, Brett Miller, MaKenna DeClue, Jackson DeClue, Joshua Spruell, Eric Spruell, Michael Huff, Payton Huff, Alicia Huff, Jordan Sheridan, Corey Sheridan, Leah Sheridan, Zachary Ward and wife Mariah. He is also survived by many other relatives and numerous dear friends.

At this time there are no plans for any immediate services, however Bill’s family is planning to hold a Celebration of Life for Bill at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to either the National Stroke Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mahn Funeral Home of DeSoto, Missouri. Share condolences online at


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