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David Yepsen

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 1:39 p.m. CST

SPRING VALLEY — David G. Yepsen, 74, of Spring Valley, formerly of Peru, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Spring Valley Nursing Center.

He was born on Sept. 30, 1938, in Princeton to LeRoy and Martha (Mercer) Yepsen.

He was a manager at Warren Radio in LaSalle and later worked as an insurance salesman. He officiated for IHSA in several different sports.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Peru, where he served as church deacon.

He is survived by five children, Randy (Lisa) Yepsen of Stanfield, N.C., Michael (Dena) Yepsen of Spring Valley, Colleen (David) Kurkowski of Peru, David (Christine) Yepsen Jr. of Peru and Rick Yepsen of Peru; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Yepsen, Jeremy Yepsen, Timothy Yepsen, Richard Hanson, Jessica Kurkowski, Tanya Catalanello, Daniel Yepsen, Jamie Yepsen, Jeff Yepsen and Elizabeth Yepsen; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd (Peggy) Yepsen of Yorkville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, LeRoy “Sonny” Yepsen Jr.; and one sister, Pat Hyson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. David Heidemann, pastor of First Congregational Church in Peru, officiating. Burial will follow in the Peru City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Spring Valley Nursing Center, St. Margaret’s Hospice, Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or to the donor’s choice.

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