Dennis H. Jepson, 80, of Chebanse, passed away Wednesday (June 16, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

He was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Clifton, the son of Howard and Ruby (Nordmeyer) Jepson. He married Sandra Ann Coy, in Kankakee, on Sept, 28, 1963. She preceded him in passing Sept, 24, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one niece, Bonnie Gregg.

Surviving are one son, David (Darla) Jepson, of Kankakee; one daughter, Lisa Cherep (fiancé Scott Sproat), of Batavia; Dennis’ fiancé, Mary Pace, of Chebanse; two grandchildren, Lucia Cherep, of Iowa, and Darci (Mitch) Geister, of Reddick; one brother, Wesley (Barb) Jepson, of St. Anne; one niece, Cathy (Aaron) Langlois, of Kankakee; one great-niece, Carrie Palmer, of Champaign; and one great-nephew, David (Mary) Palmer, of Bradley.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. June 21, at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. An additional visitation was from 10 a.m. June 22, until the 11 a.m. services at Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton, with the Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Zion Lutheran Church.

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