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84, of Baltic, died on his birthday, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Baltic to the late Joseph and Vannie (Huprich) Pepper. He retired in 1974 from Claycraft Brick Co. at Sugarcreek and was employed as a school bus driver for Garaway Schools for many years. He was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ at Fiat, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, member of the Baltic American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Baltic Conservation Club. He was married to the former Margaret Ott who died April 13, 1988.
He is survived by his son, Myron (Bonnie) Pepper Jr. of Baltic; his daughter, Debra Pepper of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Mindy Pepper of Dallas, Texas and Marissa (Deep) Pepper-Banerjee of New York and a sister, Twila Schultz of Richville. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Doren Pepper.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Peters United Church of Christ at Fiat with Rev. Dennis Landaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Fiat Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek and on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to services. Memorials may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral homes website to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Smith-Varns Funeral Home
1018 W Main St
Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Published in The Times Reporter on Oct. 14, 2013