DePauw, Robert J. Otsego, MI In the late hours of March 17th Robert John DePauw of Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan was taken to the Lord. Bob was born June 11, 1930 to Irene Rosemary DePauw Meade and was raised on a very happy farm in Cressy, Barry Co. owned by his Grandparents Leonard and Elizabeth (de Koster) DePauw. Bob's passion was racing. He had a long and successful racing career and raced many of the area local tracks; including Kalamazoo Speedway, Berlin Raceway and his all-time favorite Hartford Motor Speedway. He raced on asphalt and dirt tracks. Oh how he loved a dirt track. He was a fierce competitor and was well known and loved by many fans. Thanks to the many people that helped him along; The Cross Family, The Haas Family, and The Wright Family. Surviving are his family, son Robert Jr. (Friend Connie Shattuck), Rick (Kelley) DePauw, Deanna (Bert) Brown of Las Vegas. Grandchildren Doug (Julie) DePauw, Leslie (Todd) Giuzio, Brandon (Silvia) DePauw, Bryan (fianc Ashley) DePauw, Nate (Chandra) Morehouse, Necole (Jason) Wesaw, Halle Brown and Hanna Brown. Great-grandchildren Chelsea Meshew, Brooke Dumas, Kassidy and Gaige Wesaw, Kylah and Mitchell Morehouse, Ashley (Alex) Delich, Great Great Grandchildren Phoebe Meshew, Addison and Ryleigh. Sister Mary Jane Forshey, bother Art Meade. Preceded in death by his Grandparents Leonard and Elizabeth DePauw, Mother Irene Meade, and Brother Dick Meade. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Bob's family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Christian Neighbors. Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.