Memorial services for Gary Jepson, age 68, of Milaca, will be held on Friday, March 20th at 1 PM at Milaca Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Dan Clausen officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Gary Wayne Jepson was born June 13, 1946 to Raynard and Sylvia (Nelson) Jepson in Albert Lea, MN. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. He was united in marriage to Marcie Lafore on August 3, 1994 in Foley, MN. Since 2003, they made their home north of Milaca. Gary operated Jepson Siding Replacement Windows and Seamless Gutter Company. He loved tractors and he had a collection of scale models of all makes of tractors. He loved going to old tyme threshing shows and log sawing shows. Gary attended many shows before and after retirement. Gary was also an active member of the Milaca Evangelical Free Church. He passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Marcie; children, Jacalyn (Paul) Snell of Shakopee, Barry Jepson of Birchdale, Chad (Stacey) Lafore of Birchdale and Jennifer (Steve) Lafore of Foley; grandchildren, Tyler Snell of Shakopee and Sabrina, Justin and Bonnie Lafore of Foley; siblings, Raynold (Bunny) Jepson, Jeanene (Boyd) Reese, Alan (Pat) Jepson, Robin (Jan) Jepson and Julie (Jason) Eckert; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marcha Ann, parents, Raynard and Sylvia and brother, Gordon Hanson.