Joseph Slepr

June 9, 1924 — December 7, 2019

Joseph Slepr

J. Keith Slepr, age 95, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.

A Graveside Service will be held at Union Home Cemetery on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Steven Lang officiating.

Keith was born in Duplain Township, MI, on June 9, 1924, the son of Joseph and Grace (Case) Slepr. He graduated from Elsie High School. Keith proudly served his country during WW II in Panama.  On August 31, 1945, Keith married Margaret Grace Moore at her parents' house in Ovid MI. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage prior to her death on October 27, 2010.

Keith worked for General Motors for 30 years. After retirement, Keith worked at Uncle John's Cider Mill and Union Home Cemetery as sexton for many years. He enjoyed putting puzzles together and presented them as gifts to his family. Most of all he loved his family and time spent with them.

Keith is survived by 3 children: Daniel and Betty Slepr of Breckenridge, MI; Dorine Horn of St. Johns, MI; and JoEllen Heidger of Ithaca, MI. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: David and Amy Slepr, Kathy Drew, Joel Slepr, and Mindy and Duncan Buchanan; 4 great-granchildren: Kristopher Flower, William Devitt, Lillie "Shorty" Heidger, and Alisha Heidger; great-great grandson Elijah Flower, and nieces and nephews.   Keith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, granddaughter Jennifer Slepr, grandson Keith Heidger, son-in-law Greg Heidger, sister Mary Eisler, and sister Jeanette Shea.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saved by Zade (Cat Rescue) P.O. Box 27 Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 or Gratiot County Animal Shelter 2675 W. Washington Rd, Ithaca, MI  48847.  Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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