In memory of
William "Bill" Teppert
MCGREW - Bill Teppert, 77, of Mcgrew, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Heritage of Bridgeport.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m., at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. Interment will follow at the High Butte Cemetery in McGrew. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com . Memorials may be established to the family at this time. Dugan Kramer Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Oshkosh, to Clifton and Edith (Garrick) Teppert. He grew up on the family homestead four miles north of Oshkosh. He left home at an early age and worked for various ranches including Eldreds and the Petersons. He enjoyed riding saddle broncs and attending rodeos.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953.
He married in 1962, and had nine children, raising them on his own until he remarried to Catherine Cleveland in 1976. To this union one child was born.
He spent most of his working life at the feedlot on the hill, east of Minatare. Presently known as Dinklage. From there he retired at the age of 62, but always seemed to return to help out during harvest. He then worked his passion of leather crafting. Bill had a leather shop in McGrew. He did leather crafting, saddle repair, visiting with friends and local cowboys, and told many stories. His door was open no matter what time of day. He spent many hours with grandkids, showing them the trade. He was always glad to see family, especially the young, when they came to visit.
Survivors include daughters, Annette VanEpps of Kansas, Michelle Goeman (Bob Schmid) of Lisco, Starla (Fred) Snider of Oshkosh, and Jennifer (Jeremy) Holthus of Ashby; sons; Bill (Denise) of McGrew, Troy (Jodi) of Oklahoma, Randy (Darci) of Washington, Floyd of Basin, and Shawn (Linle) of Bayard; step-children, Deb (Rod) Heerten of Springview, Jim (Brenda) Billingsley of Bayard, Brenda (Bob) Muhr of Mitchell, Melody (Todd) Kaufman of Holdredge, Katie (Sean) Reese of North Carolina, Hope Billingsley of Gillette, and Robert (Melanie) Billingsley of Fort Collins; sisters, Doris (Gene) Wiggins of Douglas, Marilyn McGaughy (Rod Thim) of Brush, Shirley Fincher of Missouri, and Julie (Herb) Norton of Hudson, Colo.; brothers, Charles (Imogene), Larry (Myrt), and Rich (BJ) all of McGrew; 37 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and a daughter, Lani in 1996.
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