Gordon R. "Toby" Lepper
February 8, 1953 – October 26, 2018
Gordon R. "Toby" Lepper, age 65, of Angola, Indiana, formerly of Union City, Michigan, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Gordon was born on February 8, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
He attended school in Union City, Michigan, and later took classes and earned an associates degree from Glen Oakes College. He also served in the United States Air Force for two years.
Gordon currently worked for Iceberg Enterprise in Sturgis, Michigan as a quality engineer. He previously worked for Douglas Auto Tech in Bronson, Michigan, for almost 30 years.
He enjoyed dirt and asphalt oval track racing. He started out as car # 53, and ended his career in the # 97, and he had won several feature races in his career. Music was another one of his passions, playing the guitar and drums. He was an active member of the Jamestown Church. He was a member of the praise and worship team, and performed marriages for family and friends.
Survivors include six children, Barry (Jennifer) Lepper of Dowling, Michigan, Shanon (Steve) Aber of Clark Lake, Michigan, Heath Lepper of Tekonsha, Michigan, Tracy Lepper of Orange, Texas, and Caleb Lepper of Angola, Indiana, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild on the way, his mother and step-father Norma & Harold Sheckles of Fremont, Indiana, four brothers, Douglas (Penny) Lepper of Union City, Michigan, Daniel (Patty) Lepper of Bronson, Michigan, Tedd (Tina) Lepper of Bronson, Michigan, and Todd Lepper (Gina) of Bronson, Michigan, and two step-brothers, Mick (Judy) Murphy of Bronson, Michigan, and Tim (Deb) Murphy of Bronson, Michigan.
Gordon was preceded in death by his father, Abraham Lepper, a son, Travis Lepper, and a step-sister, Kathy Russell.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Jamestown Church, 7435 N. C.R. 150 W, Fremont, Indiana, with Rev. Paul Metzger officiating. There will be visitation prior to the services from 11 am until 1 pm Wednesday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by members of the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post # 257 color guard following the service.
Burial will follow the services at Riverside Cemetery, Union City, Michigan.
Memorial donations in his memory are to Jamestown Church.
7435 N. C.R. 150 W, Fremont, Indiana 46737
- Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Gordon R. "Toby" Lepper
October 31, 2018
Absent from the body, in the presence of the Lord. We know you are there.
I am blessed to have known you and been apart of your life. Toby touched many lives and his memory will remain with us. Blessings and Shalom to the family and friends.
He's rejoicing with the Lord.
Shanon (Lepper) Aber
October 30, 2018
Seems like just yesterday you taught us how to play tonk and make us your famous enchiladas. I remember the sporty black car and how fast it seem to go when we were little. I remember you giving me away at my first wedding. Most of all I remember your laugh and that way when we didn't see one another for a time, and when we finally got together again we would give each other a big hug that felt as if no time had gone by. I remember you kept our pictures in your wallet and how you loved each and every one of us. I'm so grateful you found Jesus, (as I did too) and knowing I will see you again. I'm not sure how to say goodbye, just know I love you daddy. Forever your daughter❤
October 30, 2018
Remember well times with the band and our short stint as the Beatles in Jr. High. So glad to see that you came to know the Lord. RIP
October 28, 2018
I remember in high school you were quite the athlete! Of course you were a hot musician and had a band...along with that you had many girls that loved you! I loved it when we were kids and our families got together!
My condolences to your Mom, she will miss you terribly, your Brothers and of course your pride and joy, your children and grandchildren.
I'm sorry you are gone, rest in peace cousin.
October 27, 2018
A generous, beautiful kind soul gone way to soon. Sending many prayers to my Grandma, my Father and all Toby’s children, and Aunts & Uncles.
You will be greatly missed uncle,
Until I see you again
Love your niece