Leroy H. Schepers, 71, Birdseye

Leroy H. Schepers, 71, of Birdseye, died Saturday, June 12, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg March 30, 1950, to Frank B. and Hilda J. (Merkley) Schepers.

Leroy owned and operated Schepers Turkey Farm in Celestine. After selling his farm he drove for the Dubois County Herald Newspaper. He was a lifelong member of the Celestine Community Club and enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing cards, driving his corvette, and socializing with his friends and family.

He is survived by four daughters, Angie Hass and husband Kurt, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and Kristi Marks, Julie Kelley, and Karen Sander and husband Jeff, all of Celestine; seven sisters; three brothers; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Schepers.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine. Memorial contributions can be made to the Celestine Cemetery Fund or the Deaconess Foundation Respiratory Care Fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner. com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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