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Ralph J. Schepers, age 77 of Long Beach ,CA, formerly of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8:00 p.m.  on Thursday  (May 19, 2016), in Long Beach, California.

Ralph Schepers pictureRalph was born in Dubois, Indiana on April 3, 1939 to Henry and Ardella (Theising) Schepers.

Ralph worked as a general contractor in Long Beach California for over 30 years.  He worked as a realtor in California and previously operated the Twin Front Shell station in Jasper and the Shell Station in Dubois. He attended the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. receiving his culinary certificate. He also worked part time for Holiday World in the summer of 2015.

He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach, CA.

He served in the Indiana Army National Guard.

He enjoyed oil painting and wood carving of birds.  He also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time at the beach.


Four Daughters;

Diane Denton and husband Will, St. Anthony, IN

Brenda DeLapaz and husband Ferdinand, Long Beach, CA

Gail Fischer and husband Rodney, Santa Claus, IN

Sherry Smith and husband Lane, Lake Mills, WI

Two Sons;

Darryl Schepers, Huntingburg, IN

Michael Schepers, Huntingburg, IN

Nineteen Grandchildren

Six Great-Grandchildren

One sister,

Monica Jahn and her husband Jerry, Jasper, IN

Preceding him in death was one grandson; Joshua Laymon, and three brothers; Herbert “Herb” Schepers, Jerome Schepers, and Harold Schepers.

Funeral services for Ralph Schepers  will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, (May 28, 2016) in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, IN with burial to follow in St. Raphael’s Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time on  Saturday (May 28, 2016)at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, IN

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael’s  Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity.

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