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Joseph Daniel Lepp of Riverton

Submitted by rebecca on September 13, 2013 – 8:32 amNo Comment

Joseph Daniel Lepp , of Riverton died at his home on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9:00 am at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Hill will officiate. A viewing is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2013 at Davis Funeral Home between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Joseph Daniel Lepp was born February 23, 1926 in Torrington, WY to John Albert Lepp and Katherine Oschner Lepp. He attended Happy Hollow Country School north of Torrington.

Joseph served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Campaign and was honorably discharged in 1946.

On March 20, 1948 he married Alberta Mae Smith in Torrington, WY. Together they raised two daughters, Emma Lou and Sandra Mae.

His working occupations throughout his life were farming, working at Farmers
Exchange Elevator, Union Carbide Uranium Mine as a driller and a landlord of rental property.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His family said that he enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing, camping, hunting, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Alberta, of 65 years; his daughters , Emma and husband George Applehans, Sandra and husband Gordon Maxson; five grandsons; Scott Applehans and companion Candace Summerville, Dan and wife Cori Applehans, Matt Maxson, Mark Maxson, and Mike and wife Brandi Maxson; eight great-grandchildren ; sister, Eva Steinmetz; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine; brothers, Albert Lepp and Henry Lepp; and sister, Freida Steinmetz.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. On-line condolences for the family may be made at

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