MARSHALL — Services for Donald Kepler, 78, of Medford and formerly of Marshall, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Military honors to follow, provided by the American Legion, Post #113. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com
Don died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his home in Medford.
Donald James Kepler was born May 24, 1939, in Slayton. He was one of 11 children born to Leo and Frances (Reinsma) Kepler. Don was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his youth at the Assembly of God Church in Slayton. He attended school in Slayton before joining the United States Army. He served his country from 1957-1960. Upon returning home he met Ms. Constance Slaight.
On June 10, 1961, Don and Connie were married at the Methodist Church in Slayton. They lived there briefly before moving to Marshall to raise their daughter, Sharon. The couple was married for 56 years this past June.
Don worked at the Costal and Derby Stations in Marshall and he did maintenance at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Marshall. In 2003, He and Connie moved to Medford to be closer to Sharon and he worked school maintenance in Northfield and he most recently was working part-time at Walmart in Owatonna. He was a past member of the Eagles Club in Marshall. His enjoyments in life included hunting and spending time with family, but he loved watching Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and others in NASCAR.
He will be dearly missed.
Don is survived by the love of his life, Connie Kepler of Medford; daughter, Sharon (Stacey) Miller of Bloomington; granddaughter, Sara Miller of Eagan; seven siblings: Vern (Bonnie) Kepler of Fargo, N.D., Ruth Roeder of Slayton, Neva (Dave) Swanson of Slayton, Les Kepler of Avoca, Philip (Cindy) Kepler of Bethel, Idaho, Dave Kepler of Florida, Gloria McMann of Dove Creek, Colo; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Frances Kepler, and three siblings: Alice Wixon, Robert Kepler and Sandy Kepler.
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