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Gerald J. Lepinske

Gerald J. Lepinske, 77, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.  Gerald was born September 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Harry H. and Catherine Ann (Kraus) Lepinske.  He married Norene S. Hensel on May 4, 1963 in Chicago and together they have shared almost 53 years of marriage.  Past President Chicago Chapter of Society of Lubrication Engineers Fellow member 1998, American Chemical Society, American Power Boat Assoc., Boy Scouts of America, past scoutmaster and cub scout leader Rainbow Council Troop 270, Calumet Yacht Club, life member. He was a life member of the German American National Congress, past President Chicago South chapter.  Gerald was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and retired  as a research chemist from Tower Oil Company. He was formerly the music and choir director at St. Anthony’s Parrish in Frankfort, Illinois, former classical guitar teacher at the Sherry Brenner Studio in Chicago.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion.   Beloved Husband of Norene, Father of Gerald Joseph Lepinske, Jr. (Diane),  Theresa Ann Thompson (David E.), Paul James Lepinske, and Donald John Lepinske (Andrea), Brother of Harry H. Lepinske (Emilie) and loving grandfather of Tiffany, Misty, Carrie, Angel, Selina and Ginny. Preceded in death by his Parents and daughter-in-law – Melissa Lepinske.  Funeral mass will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion with Monsignor Thomas Flach officiating.  Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Creal Springs. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 – 8 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, honor guard will be presented by the 4th degree Knights of Columbus.  For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Association.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.    

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