Brice N. Jepson

Friday, July 9, 2010

Brice N. Jepson, age 48, of Storm Lake, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center after a one year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by friends and family.

A celebration of Brice's life was held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. He was an organ donor per his wishes and his body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

Brice was born April 21, 1962 in Farmington, Maine, the son of Emerson Jepson and Genese (Kennedy) Jepson Green. He moved to Iowa at a young age and graduated from Storm Lake High School. He worked at different packing plants and also did janitorial work. He was employed by Genesis Development as a janitor at the time of his illness.

Brice was a caring and giving person and he was a proud grandpa of seven grandchildren. He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and going fishing. He was granted a wish from the Dream Foundation and enjoyed a trip to his home state of Maine with his sister just weeks before his death. The highlight of his trip was being reunited with a grade school buddy, Stuart that he hadn't seen in 38 years and being able to go fishing together.

Brice was divorced. He is survived by three sons: Joseph and wife Jen of Spencer; Justin and wife Katie of Storm Lake; and Jacob and wife Crystal of Early. His grandchildren: Danielle, Quintin, and Austin Jepson; Ana and Hunter Lloyd; Braiden and Melanie Jepson; sister, Becky and her husband Walt Werner of Kingsley; brother, Walter and father, Emerson of Maine; several nieces and nephews in Iowa and Maine.

Brice was preceded in death by his mother, Genese in 2001; brother, Brian in 2002; brother, Emerson "Butchy" in 2003 and maternal and paternal grandparents.