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  Harold G. "Sonny" Kalepp, age 83, of Abbotsford, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at The Waterford in Colby, under the tender care of Aspirus Comfort Care  and Hospice Services.   A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Christ Lutheran  Church in Abbotsford.  The Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of service Saturday at the church. 

  Sonny was born on July 30, 1934 in Abbotsford, the son of Harold and Lucille (Bunnell) Kalepp, Sr.  He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1952.  On October 30, 1954, he was united in marriage to Norma Wilson at Christ Lutheran Church, and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Sonny was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church. 

  Sonny and his father started Kalepp Bros. Oil Company in 1954.  Sonny ran that business until retirement in 1996.  After retirement, Sonny enjoyed having coffee at Abby Café with his friends, until his health declined.  Sonny also enjoyed keeping his lawn mowed and car cleaned.  Most importantly he enjoyed time with his family, especially his four great-grandchildren.

  Sonny was a Charter Member of the Abbotsford Jaycees, a member of the Abbotsford Fire Department, and the Abbotsford Lion's Club, and served nine years in the Army National Guard.    

  Sonny is survived by his wife: Norma; two sons:  Kim (Margo) of Madison, and Kevin (Donna) of Westbro; four grandchildren: Nathan (Diana), Ryan (Melissa), Mackenzie (Brett) Valentyn, and Griffin (fiancé, Alisha Janquart); and four great-grandchildren: Kasen, Lily, Willa, and Violet.  He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Susie Kalepp of Abbotsford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald "Peanuts" and DuWayne "Wiener" and a sister, Jane.

  The family would like to thank Aspirus at Home and Hospice, for the wonderful services, they gave Sonny, especially Mary and Bev and Pastor Don Bruce.  

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