DECATUR – Richard "Dick" Pepin, 73, of Decatur, Ill., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, in Arlington Heights.
Born Nov. 5, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Richard T. and Dorothy (Emmett) Pepin, he was employed as a bus driver for First Student. Dick married Joan Benda on Sept. 17, 1960. He enjoyed ice skating, gardening, woodworking, fishing and canoeing. He loved the outdoors and listening to songs from the '50s. He loved taking pictures of his children playing sports, and showing off his photography.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Pepin of Decatur; children, Rick Pepin of Decatur, Lori (Michael) Borak of Genoa, and Tim (Trina) Pepin of Snellville, Ga; half-brother, Bill Wagner of Florida; half-sister, Donna (Wagner) Sheppard of Florida; and grandchildren, Amber Pepin, Jonathan Borak, Emily Borak, Sean Pepin, Chelsea Pepin and Brittany Pepin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.
A memorial visitation to celebrate Dick's life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion.
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Published in Daily Chronicle on July 18, 2013