Dennis H. Jepson, 80, of Chebanse passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Amita Health St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee. He was born on February 7, 1941 in Clifton, the son of Howard and Ruby (Nordmeyer) Jepson. He married Sandra Ann Coy in Kankakee on September 28, 1963 and she preceded him in passing on September 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.
Dennis retired from Henkel after over thirty years of employment and later worked at Chebanse Ag. He enjoyed farming in the Chebanse area his whole life. He was an avid John Deere collector, belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton, and was a charter member and past President of Thee Old Time Farm Show. Dennis could often be seen running the steam driven saw mill.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton. Pastor Joel Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton and one hour prior to the church service on Tuesday, from 10:00-11:00 am.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse.
Please share a memory of Dennis at knappfuneralhomes.com.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Dennis H. Jepson, please visit our flower store