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In Memory of Richard Chepa

February 14, 2013

Richard Chepa 
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Richard Chepa
1934-RICHARD CHEPA-2013


Richard “Dick” Chepa, the son of William J. and Delma Carlson Chepa, was born on February 5, 1934 in Fulda, MN. He grew up near Fulda and attended school, graduating from the Fulda High School. Dick was united in marriage to Ardis Hudson in 1952. After their marriage they moved to San Fernando, CA where he worked in the oil fields. In 1959 they moved back to Fulda to the family farm “Mink Ranch” to work with his parents. He later purchased the Skelly Bulk Fuel business and operated for a number of years. Dick then bought a farm drainage business and in the winter he hauled hay long distance. His love of the road led to his becoming an over the road operator. During this time he logged millions of miles accident free. He was married to Rita Staples on February 3, 1987. They made their home in Dundee, MN for many years. Dick passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 78. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and snowmobiling riding and racing.

Survivors include his wife Rita Chepa of Monticello, MN; four sons, Michael (Marilyn) Chepa of Lakefield, MN, William (Sandy) Chepa of Hayward, WI, Kevin (Pam) Chepa of Crawfordville, FL and Douglas (Brittany) Chepa of Stacy, MN, step-children, Linda Knuth of Long Grove, IL, Alan (Linda) Staples of Windom, MN, Randy (Mary) Staples of Slayton, MN, Cheryl (Roger) Koehn of Alexandria, MN, Cindy Huerkamp of Brooklyn Park, MN, Sue Staples of Sioux Falls, SD and Carol Staples of Elk River, MN and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Karen Swanson, infant brother and stepdaughter, Peggy Smith.

The family held a private service.


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