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1938 Donald 2018

Donald Peppin

December 2, 1938 — September 8, 2018

Passed away September 8th 2018, peacefully at home with family near by.

Donald was born December 2, 1938 to Arthur and Pearl Peppin in Crockston, Minnesota.

Donald married his high school sweetheart,Cecelia Moyle on January 25,1958. Later to be sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple,August 22,1963, for time and all eternity.

He is survived by his wife Cecelia Peppin, children Julie(Reed)Pagliarini,Don Jr(Sandra) Peppin,Tamara(Kelly) Myrup,Kevin Peppin, Sherri (John) Miner and one sister Marie Hanson Peterson.

He is preceded in death by one son, Mark Peppin. Also, he is preceded in death by parents Art and Pearl Peppin, siblings, Marilyn Brule, Harvey Peppin, Lori O'Reilly.

Donald worked at US Steel in Mt. Iron, Minnesota and later transferred out to Geneva Works in Orem, Utah. When Geneva works closed Donald went back to Minnesota and retired as a HVAC Tech for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota. Donald loved wood working.

When Dad was growing up, he lived on a farm. His favorite pony was Bonnie. Dad loved John Deere tractors and anything John Deere. He lived in Hoyt Lakes where he moved into a mining town house with $200.00 down plus monthly payments, but once you moved, the house ownership went back to the mine. Dad heard from a friend there was work in Henderson , Nv and went there to work, it was so hot. He lasted 2 weeks. He then heard Boeing was hiring welders for their plant in Washington and moved the whole family out there. When he got out there, they said they didn't need any welders and put him in maintenance. After two years he moved back to Minnesota where Grandpa (ED) Moyle had an in at the mines at US Steel and got him a welding job. He found some property in rural Eveleth, MN, where he built a home for his family. Then after many years of living in rural Eveleth he moved to Utah with his family. He had transferred to US Steel's Geneva works in Orem, UT. Where he continued to weld. After Geneva closed he came down with Leukemia and after going thru countless treatments he went into remission. Dad then went back to school and got certified as a HVAC tech and moved back to Minnesota where he worked as a school bus driver and later worked as an HVAC tech for the City of Bloomington, MN. Dad retired from the City of Bloomington and mom and dad moved back to Utah to be close to 90% of their kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Dad was a master wood craftsman and had created many wonderful items that his children and grandchildren will cherish for life.
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