Donald M. DeHart, 86, peacefully slipped into the loving embrace of God on May 1, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Yvonne, his wife of 59 years, loving father of Cathy (Ward) Hebert, David (Sheila) DeHart, and Paul (Melissa) DeHart, and treasured grandfather of Madison, Trevor, Kendall, Tessa, Brett, Rianna and Blake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and Dorothy (Dansereau) DeHart, and his sister, Dorothy DeHart.
Don was born in St. Paul, MN on April 5, 1935. He attended St. Thomas Academy and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters in Chemical Engineering, including a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He and Yvonne met and married in St. Paul, MN. They moved to St. Louis in 1971 when he became an environmental engineer at Anheuser-Busch, where he remained until retirement.
He was a passionate philatelist, an avid bridge player, and a classical music enthusiast. He and Yvonne shared a love of travel visiting countries throughout the world, as well as a deep and active faith. Don was a dedicated volunteer at the Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen for over 25 years. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Services: Visitation at Kutis Funeral Home, Affton, on Sunday, May 23, from 2-6pm. Private funeral mass on May 24 at 11am at St. Cronan’s Catholic Church will be live streamed for public viewing. If interested, please consider donations to: Peter and Paul Community Services and Circus Flora.
Donald DeHart’s funeral mass will be available to view livestream at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 24 on the St. Cronan Catholic Church Facebook page.