Veronica Rose Dezse

January 24, 1936 ‒ July 03, 2020

Fishers, Indiana
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Veronica Rose Dezse, age 84, of Fishers, Indiana formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born on January 24, 1936 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late John and Helena (Berg) Krempel.

Veronica was a faithful member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.  She graduated from St. Vincent de Paul High School and was a secretary there as well.  Veronica loved the years spent in the Church Choir.  She also was a secretary for an Insurance Co., and Kenyon College.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and eating her own specialty meals.  Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren.

Veronica is survived by her children, Steven Dezse, David (Carol) Dezse, Suzanne Bachman, Dianne (Vince) Santilli; grandchildren, Sean, Camden, Christian, Joshua, Kyle Dezse, Samuel, Gabriel Bachman, McKenna Cox, and Vincent Santilli; a brother, James (Biddy) Krempel; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Veronica is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dezse; and 8 siblings.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 5-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Rev. Father Daniel Olvera as Celebrant.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Due to the health pandemic, social distancing will be observed on Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul, face masks are required.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church:  303 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Such beautiful memories I hold of mom and dad Dezse. Lots of Love and laughter and really great food in that house on Fairgrounds Rd. There’s a party going in Heaven. She has so many people to see. Rest Peacefully Miss Veronica.

  • My heart breaks at this news. Veronica was a kind and loving presence as Faculty Secretary in Ascension Hall at Kenyon. It is a challenging position (sometimes dealing with academics is like wrangling cats!), but she did it all with grace, a smile, and a warm sense of humor. She helped so many of us with her sage advice and encouragement. I think her job description should have included ‘counselor’ . I know how devoted she was to the people at St. Vincent de Paul Church, and was a huge fan of the late Fr. Ted Thomas. And she so enjoyed singing in the choir. She and I usually corresponded each Christmas after she left Kenyon, and always expressed her care about my health and well-being, as well as that of all the other faculty, students, staff, and administrators she helped in one way or another. She was truly a great woman who will be sorely missed. May the angels lead her into Paradise, and may perpetual light shine upon her, and may she rest in peace.

    With deep gratitude for having known Veronica, Royal Rhodes, Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, Kenyon College

  • Dianne
    Your mom was such a sweet lady you was truly blessed to have her as your mother
    Denise Billing Wiktorowski

  • Sue, Dianne, Dave and Steve,
    Prayers of comfort and peace to you all.
    Many wonderful memories at the Dezse home.
    Love to you all.
    Amy Curry Mickley

  • My sincere condolence and prayers are with your family at this time. I had the privilege of knowing Veronica in high school and again when I returned to Mount Vernon. Her wonderful voice was missed when she moved but many will enjoy it in heaven. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Veronica was a wonderful colleague at Kenyon College. I will never forget her warmth, her enthusiasm, her cloud-banishing laughter. She made every day special, every greeting a joy. When we had our first child we took her to Veronica as soon as we could, so that she could be an honorary grandma. What an honor for our daughter! We will miss Veronica terribly. Thank you Veronica for all the happy memories.

  • Suzanne,

    No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. My heart is with you at this time of sorrow. May God ‘s love heal your sorrow and may his peace replace you heartache with loving memories. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Dear Dianne,

    Sending prayers and condolences to the entire Dezse family at this time of loss. May memories of your mother/mother-in-law/grandmother sustain you during this difficult time.

  • Sue, Dianne, Dave and Steve,

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Your Mom was always so kind and caring. She will be sadly missed. Comforting thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Sue, Dianne, Dave, & Steve,
    My thoughts and prayers to each of you. May the comfort of knowing your mom is now joined with your dad once again, bring comfort and peace at this difficult time. Every so often I find myself driving passed the house on Fairgrounds Rd. Such great memories, it still puts a smile on my face. Rest in peace Veronica.

  • Hello to the family, and sorry for your loss.
    Many, many years ago, your parents were friends with my parents, , Perry and Norita Brenneman. Not sure of how they got to know each other, and guess that history is now lost. If I recall, at one time you guys lived on Fairgrounds Road.

  • I worked alongside of Veronica at Kenyon College for many years. She left a great impression upon me. Veronica was, quite simply, a wonderful person. She was genuine, warm-hearted, and radiated a saintly goodness and loving kindness that made everyone who met her a better human being. I am thankful, eternally so, for all of the goodness that she brought to my life.

  • Veronica’s family, I so loved your mom, grandma, mother in law. I was privileged to know both your mom and dad. I sang with your mom in the choir at St. Vincent. She had such a beautiful voice and no one could compare to her when she sang Ave Maria. I remember one time your mom came to pick up Nina and I for choir because it was snowy out and when we got to church, your dad got out of the back end of the truck. We didn’t even know he was in the back. Another time I was sitting with Veronica during the summer and the person in front of us turned around at the end and asked who had the beautiful voice and I chimed in and said, “It’s me.” Veronica never said a word and I did tell the lady before she left the pew that it was not me. I loved hearing her laugh because it was so infectious. We would often get in trouble at choir practice because we would be laughing and carrying on. Poor Mary!! Your mom loved her family and would brag about her children and grand children. I have missed her so much since she left Mount Vernon.

  • To the family of Veronica: She was 5 years older then me at St. Vincent School. I was fascinated by her mass of beautiful black hair and got goose bumps every time she sang a solo in the school choir. I not only admired Veronica Krempel, I wanted to “be” her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.