John Zepp, 1940 – 2020

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 27, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson, for John Zepp, 79, of Jefferson.

Pastor Caleb Delzell of The Dwelling Place offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Bud Haley, Anne Butler, Jasmine McClintic, Skyler McClintic, Sean Haley, River Zep, Amber McCauley, Cassie Kesselring, Ryan McCauley and Erin Richman.

Casket bearers were Rod St Clair, Mike St Clair, Justin Moreland, Robert McCauley, Sam Harding and Scott Shriver. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

John E. Zepp,  was born October 14, 1940 in Sac City,  to G. Merle and Francis (Hasty) Zepp. He was welcomed by sister Phyllis. He was raised on the family farm between Winkleman Switch and Squirrel Hollow in Greene County, across the road from Aunt Maude. He attended school in Jefferson.

As a child he enjoyed spending his summers with Aunt Ellen, Uncle Wink, and cousins Janie and Dick.

John was mentored by Jack Albrecht and made a career and life working for Shriver Construction as a foreman for the steel crew. He was an expert with a welder and his Bantam crane.

John was all about cars and elk hunting trips to Colorado. He was very proud of his original one-owner fully restored 1970 Roadrunner and El Camino and taking them to car shows. He was very excited the year he got his bull elk and couldn’t wait to get it back to Iowa to share it with his family and friends. He found great peace at Monarch Pass, CO, and being in nature. He made sure anything he reaped while hunting was consumed.

John is survived by his children Carolyn (Jim) Moreland, Christine (Arnold) Kesselring, G. Jason (girlfriend, April) Zepp, and John (Jenn) Zepp; grandchildren Justin Moreland, Erin (Josh) Richman, Robert McCauley, Amber McCauley, Cassie Kesselring, Ryan McCauley, Jasmine McClintic, Skyler (fiancée Rebecca Wasson) McClintic, and River Zepp; seven great-grandchildren; his very dear and special friend Anne (Annie) Butler; and Shriver brother-in- arms Bud Haley.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister Phyllis; and infant daughter Catherine Lynn; many family members; friends; and his Shriver Construction family, including Shriv and Jack; and last but not least, his kitties.

This is not goodbye, it is until we meet again.

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