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David R. Jepsen

November 12, 1958 — June 18, 2023

Overland Park

David R. Jepsen



David Randolph Jepsen, nick name, Jeppy , Overland Park, Ks age 58 passed from life to eternal life in paradise on Fathers Day, June 18, 2023 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. David was born November 12, 1958, Chicago, Illinois at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. David was born to Joan (Zieman) Jepsen and David Robert Jepsen,Maywood, Illinois,  who preceded him in death. 


David attended Iowa State University, studying History and General Studies. He graduated with a degree and walked away with many lifetime friends.


David was united in marriage to Lisa Irene Joeckel, April 02, 2011 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Stilwell , Ks. He welcomed  three children into his life, Brett Joeckel of Gardner, Ks. Sayde Joeckel, of Paola, Ks and Tayler Kilpatrick of Overland Park, Ks. Over the years he has also welcomed 7 grandchildren. 


He leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren as well as his brother, Carl Michael Jepsen of Petaluma, California, and wife Lisa. His two nephews, Christopher Michael and Scott Daniel Jepsen as well as many friends and a work family whom he devoted many years to. 


 David enjoyed Civil War reenacting, which his father taught him to love.They enjoyed doing this together until his father passed in 2005 and then he continued with many friends he met along the way. He was passionate about making connections with the past and sharing this with others. He loved books, especially all things history and was always wanting to learn more. He collected miniature soldiers, which is a hobby he has shared with his father and brother. David was quirky and always found a way to make every special occasion fun, whether it was with a clever card or dressing up. He played volleyball in the past at Bethany Lutheran of Overland Park to which he was a member. He loved football season, he  was always happy to make his infamous chili and enjoyed watching the games with his friends.


David, you will be missed. Now you can enjoy Heaven with your Dad, Mom and Bailee whom we know you have missed dearly. 

Memorial Conttriutions May be made to Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 NE

Barry Rd. Kansas City, Missouri. 64156

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