TUNNEY LEPINSKI

t-lepinski-webphoto.jpgTunney Lepinski of rural Princeton, formerly of the Stanchfield area, passed on Sunday, June 14. He was 71 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 18th at the Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev Dale Cope and Pastor Paul Reynolds presiding. VISITATION will be from 6-8pm on Wednesday, June 17th at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham, and 1 hour prior to the service at church. INTERMENT will be in the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.


Tunney Ray Lepinski, of Princeton, formerly of Stanchfield, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2009 from ALS at his daughter and son-in-law’s home. He was 71 years old.

Tunney was born on November 11, 1937 to parents Michael and Darlene (Crawford) Lepinski in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tunney attended school through the 8th grade and continued this education at the Bricklayer’s School in St. Paul. In December of 1954, Tunney enlisted in the United States Army where he served overseas in France and Germany.

On February 15, 1958, Tunney was united in marriage to Doris Mae Bittner in Maplewood, MN. Together they made a home in Oakdale, and later in Stanchfield. Tunney worked as a Stone Mason with the union local #1, and independently with his brother Mike Lepinski. After retirement Tunney and Doris lived in Finlayson for a few years, but due to declining health, moved to Princeton to be closer to family.

Tunney had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, woodworking, landscaping and tending to his gardens, and watching Fox news and the Nascar races. Tunney also was an accomplished steel guitar player and loved to play for his family and friends. Tunney was a long time member of the Stanchfield Baptist Church. He served as a trustee, a greeter and usher, and enjoyed attended Bible Studies. He especially liked reading the book of Revelation. Tunney will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Tunney is preceded in death by his parents, infant son Ronnie Ray, and great grandson Brady Melberg.

He is survived by his loving wife Doris, beloved dog Fifi, daughters Darla (Roger) Halverson of Princeton, Brenda (Robert) Voss of Cambridge, Julie (Randy) Stromberg of Mora; brothers Mike (Barb) of Oakdale, Hank (Ginny) of Oakdale, Jerry (Diane) of Stillwater, and Doug of Princeton; sister Debbie Lepinski; grandchildren Lisa (Jeremy) Melberg, Dan (Jenny) Halverson, David (Samantha) Halverson, Caleb Halverson, Gina Voss, Tony Voss, Michael Voss, Jennifer Lepinski, Jessica Joshi, Joshua Stromberg, Tabatha Stromberg, Randy Jr. Stromberg, and Shane Stromberg; great grandchildren Ally and Connor Melberg, Madeyson Halverson, Alexis Lepinski, Jadyn Joshi, Awan and Izaya Stromberg; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope presiding. Casket bearers were Bob Pilantz, Jeremy Melberg, Dan Halverson, David Halverson, Michael Voss, and Tony Voss. Military Honors were provided by the Cambridge American Legion Post #290. Interment was in the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham

21 guestbook entries for TUNNEY LEPINSKI

  1. Richard and Julie June 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Tunney was such a blessing to all. We will miss him so much! It is comforting to know he knew Jesus as his Savior and is with him in heaven.

  2. roger and darla July 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    We miss our dad and father in law so much. We are glad we took care of him over the years. I know someday we will see him in Heaven again.Dad we will take care of mom always.Some days I have bad days, but I must keep my focus on Jesus and my family that will get me thru this saddness.

  3. Lisa Melberg August 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

    Tunney was my grandpa and I miss seeing and talking to him. Ally his great grandaughter misses him so much. Ally talks about him all the time and wants to go to the funeral to see g. grandpa… But I know grandpa is up in heaven holding my little baby brady and someday I will see them both and what a great day that will be..

  4. darla October 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Dad, Lisa is having a baby as well as Jenny miss you dad Love Darla

  5. lisa June 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Grandpa in one week it will be your 1 yr of you leaving us. I think of you often and miss you so much. I had a baby girl on May 18, 2010. She is healthy!! Her name is Haley Rae. I gave her your middle name. Ally is well Ally lol. She misses you to. Love you so much and cant wait to see you again. Love, Lisa

  6. Darla July 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Just missing dad and it seems so long that you have been gone. love you dad

  7. Darla September 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Love you dad and miss you so much. I think of you alot.

  8. Darla September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    I came to your grave today and brought you a rose. Your stone is so beautiful that I picked out for you Miss you much.

  9. Darla April 4, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    miss you dad Lisa’s little girl is named Haley she will be one May 17 and David and Samanha had a little girl named Maicyn wish you where here we miss Jenny to hope you are having a good time all in Heaven

  10. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS April 20, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    I MISS YOU SO MUCH DAD. LOVE YOUR LITTLE GIRL BRENDA

  11. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS June 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Well dad tomorrow will be 3 years that you went to be with Jesus. Alot has happened in 3 years. Gina got married to Matt Lamb. She had a beautiful wedding. Matt is a nice guy.
    We moved right down the road from your home in Stanchfield. It right in the town of Grandy . The new place is so nice and quite. You would of loved it. I have been clean off of drugs for 1year and 7 months. I think you would be proud of me. I also have a job and a checking acount. I think you would be proud of me for that also. Robert and I are still married and we are both off of drugs and doing good.
    I got a tato of a cross and it says “TRUST IN JESUS” and your anitals under the cross(T R L) TUNNEY RAY LEPINSKI.
    That was the last words you told me before you went to heaven.
    Darla and I are talking. Julie has told me off so we dont talk. I wish I could talk to you. I miss you more and more every day. I think about you all the time.
    Mom is doing ok. Darla moved her to Princeton and she is in a very nice place. I went and saw her today. She got he hair done. It was so purtty. You woud of like how it was.
    Tony and Mike have jobs and are working in Isanti. They are looking to get a place together. I think that would be good for them both. Family is very important.
    I went to your grave tonight and said a llittle pray.
    I miss and love you DAD. YOU WERE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. NOW YOUR THE BEST DAD IN HEAVEN. Say hi to everyone up there for me and tell them that I will see them soon, some day.
    We have a black presendent. YA WOW. Thats crazy and he is not doing to good. The world as we know it will be changing this year. The world will soon end and then I will be with you next to JESUS.
    I wish I could give to hug. I MISS YOU DAD!!!!!
    LOVE YOUR LITTLE GIRL BRENDA

  12. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS June 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    HI DAD IS ME AGAIN……….. I forgot to tell you that our dog rebock died right after you. so we got a new dog. his name is buster brown. now we got him a girlfriend and they going to have puppies june 26 they are due.

  13. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS June 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I MISS YOU DAD!!!!
    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
    YOU WERE THE BEST!!!!!

  14. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS January 3, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    another christmas without you dad. I miss you

  15. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS May 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Hi dad…… So I suppose you are with mom now and you two are praising Jesus together. I miss you so much and think about you ever day. Now mom is in heaven and she is so happy. Were you at heavens gates when mom walked through? I told mom when she gets to heaven to say hi to you. She opened her eyes and squeezed my hand. She knew what I was saying. I love you!!! YOU WERE MY SUPERMAN AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
    Say hi to mom for me. I LOVE AND MISS YOU BOTH!!!

  16. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS May 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    OH DAD GUESS WHAT ROB AND I ARE GOING TO………..A NASCAR RACE. I CANT WAIT. IT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN. ILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN WE COME BACK. WE ARE NOT GOING FOR A FEW MONTHS BUT ILL BE THINKING OF YOU WHEN IM THERE. OH SILLY ME I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY.
    YOU WERE AND ARE MY SUPERMAN.
    I LOVE YOU DAD!!!

  17. Darla October 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    thinking of you dad, seems so long since I saw you, miss you and love you lots

  18. gina November 6, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    Grandpa,
    I miss you so much! I love you!! I know you and your lady are singing words of Jesus. Someday we will meet again. I know your watching over me! Enjoy your birthday week in heaven!! Love you gramps. Love you one and only peanut!

  19. Darla Halverson January 11, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    miss you my dear dad,

  20. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS January 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Hi dad. How was your Christmas with mom? Mine was bad again. I had fun with my kids but Rob was an butt. Anyway I am going to be a grandma. That’s right Tony is going to have a baby boy. He is with a girl named Ashley. They have been together for about 3 years or so. She is very nice. We get along very well. Tony is so excited about being a dad. He reminds me of you a lot. DAD I MISS YOU SO MUCH EVERY DAY. I am sorry for not going to your grave but I know now you are not there and its cold out and snowy. Ill try and come see ur grave soon. But I feel you around me every day. I know your looking after me. Rob and I are happy together. We are doing good. Oh dad I miss you. Say hi to mom for me.

  21. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS January 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Dad I just want to be with you. What do I do?

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