Albert E. DeRoo

May 27, 1932 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Albert DeRoo Obituary

Albert E. DeRoo, 90, of Granger, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Brickyard Health Care from an extended illness. 

Albert was born on May 27, 1932, in Mishawaka, to the late Lawrence and Catherine (Erbe) DeRoo.   On June 1, 1952, in Cassopolis, Michigan, he married Elizabeth (Sorocco) DeRoo.  They celebrated 68 wonderful years of marriage before her passing on July 13, 2020.  Albert proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He retired after 40 years of service with the South Bend Police Department, where he obtained the rank of Detective Sergeant.  Albert loved being a police officer and enjoyed telling his stories of police work.  He was also a member of FOP Lodge #36.  Albert was an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan and he worked security for many games.  All that knew Albert, knew him as a jokester. 

Albert is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen Ann (Greg) Towner of Granger, Susan M. (David) Hagen of Cape Coral, FL and Elizabeth L. DeRoo of Granger; and his four loving grandchildren, Lisa Farrell, Michelle Rogers, Michael Towner, and Philip Rogers; and five great-grandchildren. 

Friends may gather for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel”, 23421 S. R. 23, South Bend, IN 46614. There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 52473 S. R. 933, South Bend, IN 46637, with Fr. Geoff Mooney, C.S.C, presiding.  Albert will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in honor of Albert can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 and to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306. 

The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” and Cremation Service is handling arrangements and extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to all of Albert’s family and friends.  To leave an online condolence or to share a memory, please visit

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May 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"
23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road
South Bend, IN 46614

Mass of Christian Burial
May 18, 2023

11:30 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
52473 Indiana 933
South Bend, IN 46637


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