Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Rev. Richard LePage
The Rev. Richard LePage, 68, Rockford, died at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Warsaw, Ind., to the Rev. Herbert and Donnabelle Thomas LePage. On July 12, 1970, he married Roberta Beeks, who survives in Rockford.
Also surviving are a son, Randy (Amy) LePage, Wabash, Ind.; a daughter, Rachael Annette (David) Brodbeck, Huntington, Ind.; four grandsons, Michael Allen and Gabriel Douglas LePage and Garrett Wade and Ethan Robert Brodbeck; a sister, Carolyn (Larry) Welborn, Delphi, Ind.; and two brothers, Danny (Glenda) LePage, Delphi, and Larry (Sarah) LePage, Lafayette, Ind.
He was a 1963 graduate of Clear Creek High School and a graduate of Huntington College with a bachelors and masters of Christian Ministry. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, and a member of the Rockford Lions Club and the Praise Point Community Church in Willshire. He was pastor of numerous churches. He was minister of the Gospel at the Zion U.B. Church, Willshire; the Mt. Zion U.B. Church, Yoke Parish, Bobo, Ind.; the Mt. Victory U.B. Church, Decatur, Ind.; Loon Creek Church of the Brethren, Huntington, Ind.; LaPlace Church of the Brethren, LaPlace, Ill.; and Rock Run Church of the Brethren, Goshen, Ind., before moving back to Rockford to be with friends and family.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Praise Point Community Church, Willshire, the Rev. Brad Kittle officiating. Burial will be in Stringtown Cemetery, Rockford, with military graveside rites by the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Gideons Bibles, State of the Heart Hospice or Praise Point Community Church.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.