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Vernon Hepp

Vernon Hepp

Vernon E. Hepp, 85, of New Athens, IL, born June 2, 1929 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, IL. Mr. Hepp was owner’operator of Hepp Truck Service in New Athens. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, The Freeburg Masonic Lodge, Broad Hollow Grange and the Midwest Truckers Association.

Mr. Hepp was preceded in death by his parents; Arthur C. and Alma L., nee Spalt, Hepp.

Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Betty Rose,nee Koenigstein, Hepp;3 children David (Sue) Hepp of New Athens, IL, Cheryl Zanders of Red Bud, IL and Dennis (Bonny) Hepp of Red Bud, IL, 7 grandchildren; Dionne (Scott) Harriss, Clayton (Ali) Hepp, Michael (Christy) Hammel, Nicole Zanghi, Lisa (Dan) Martino, Daniel (Molly) Hepp and Jeremy Hepp, 10 great grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be left online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL

Funeral: Services will held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marcus Cemetery in Red Bud, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Our sincere condolences to Betty and the entire Vernon family at this time of your loss. Vernon will be missed.

    Posted by: Allen & Jean Splt – Albuquerque, NM – Cousin May 01, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    Posted by: Terry & Kathy Swyear – New Athens, IL May 01, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    Dear Betty and all the family,
    I am saddened to learn of Vernon’s passing and I know you will deeply miss him. He’ll always be the happy, strapping guy we so fondly nick-named “A C” because of his great love of his Allis-Chalmers tractor while he was in high school. That was before your time, Betty, and if he’d known you then, the tractor wouldn’t have had a chance! I hope you, his loving family, will share some of your happy memories–those, and the love of God will be your greatest source of solace!
    Fondly, Pat Bartsokas

    Posted by: Pat Bartsokas – Hudson, OH – friend May 01, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    Our condolences to Dennis and the rest of the family. He was a good man that raised a good family. May he rest in peace.

    Mike and Dawn Buettner

    Posted by: Michael and Dawn Buettner – Batesville, IN – Friend of Dennis May 02, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear about you father. You are all in our prayers.

    Posted by: Dave & Queenie Allan – East Peoria, IL May 03, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    We will alway remember how Vern’s whole face would light up when we would come to visit. He always would want to set and talk and we would have a lot of fun and laughs. We sure will miss him. Jeff and Darlene Grimes

    Posted by: Jeff and Darlene Grimes – Louisville, KY – freind and neighbor in Florida Jun 01, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    We will miss you Vernon – you will always be in our hearts.

    Love, Jay and Carol

    Posted by: Jay and Carol Davey – Lakeland, FL – Friend Jun 06, 2015

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