DORIS MAE LEPINSKI

D. Lepinski web 2Doris Lepinski, of Princeton, formerly of Stanchfield, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Elim Home in Princeton.  She was 72 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Osborne officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

INTERMENT will be in Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.

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Doris Mae Lepinski, of Princeton, formerly of Stanchfield, went to her home in heaven on Monday, May 13, 2013 surrounded by her family at the Elim Home in Princeton, Minnesota. She was 72 years old.

Doris Mae was born on August 9, 1940 in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Orvie and Myrtle (Birr) Bittner. On February 15, 1958, Doris was united in marriage to Tunney Ray Lepinski in Maplewood, Minnesota. Together they made a home in Oakdale. Doris and Tunney were blessed with three daughters, Darla, Julie, and Brenda. Once her daughters were all in school, Doris began working as a school cook. In early 1970, Doris and Tunney moved to a farm in Princeton where Doris loved to take care of the animals. She also enjoyed planning a large garden which she harvested and canned for the winters. She enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her daughters and made many quilts. In later years, Doris and Tunney moved to Stanchfield where they built two different homes, the last being Doris’ favorite. While living in Stanchfield, Doris worked for Grandview Christian Homes as an activities assistant for 17 years. Doris and Tunney moved to a home in Finlayson. Due to declining health in 2007, Doris and Tunney moved to Princeton with their daughter Darla. When Doris’ care needs demanded additional care, she lived in several different care facilities before settling at Elim Home in Princeton. Doris was so happy there and enjoyed the staff and their loving care. Doris loved spending time with her great-granddaughters Ally, Haley, and Carly; sharing a very special relationship.

Doris loved the Lord and would always tell others the message of salvation. She loved attending and leading Bible studies, singing in the church choir or with the Praise Team, acting in church plays, and spending many years teaching Sunday school. She shared her talents by teaching teens guitar lessons. Doris always put the Lord first in her life and will be remembered for her strong faith and trust in God.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; husband Tunney; infant son Ronnie Ray; great grandson Brady Melberg; granddaughter-in-law Jenny Halverson; and sister-in-law Debbie Lepinski.

Doris is survived by her beloved dog, Fifi; daughters, Darla (Roger) Halverson of Princeton; Julie (Randy) Stromberg of Mora; and Brenda (Robert) Voss of Grandy; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeremy) Melberg; Dan Halverson; David (Samantha) Halverson; Caleb Halverson; Gina (Matt) Lamb; Tony Voss; Michael Voss; Jennifer (Brian) Swanson; Jessica (Yaron) Nami; Joshua (Cassandra) Stromberg; Tabatha (John) Levercom; Randy Stromberg Jr.; and Shane Stromberg; 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Kenny (Karen) Bittner of Fosston and Richard (Julie) Bittner of Rush City; sister, Mary (Erv) Luckman of Oak Park; brothers-in-law, Mike (Christine) Frantzen of So. St. Paul; Mike (Barb) Lepinski of Oakdale; Hank (Ginny) Lepinski of Oakdale; Jerry (Diane) Lepinski of Stillwater; and Doug Lepinski of Princeton; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church in Stanchfield, MN, with Rev. Dan Osborn officiating. Music was provided by Becky Pansch. Casket Bearers were Dick Bittner, Kenny Bittner, Tony Voss, Mike Voss, Josh Stromberg, Shane Stromberg, and Randy Stromberg Jr.. Honorary Casket Bearers were Lisa Melberg, Gina Lamb, Ally Melberg, Haley Melberg, and Carly Melberg. Interment was at the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home.

4 guestbook entries for DORIS MAE LEPINSKI

  1. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS May 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    On Monday you went to heaven. I was wondering if you told dad I said hi! oh mom I know you are so happy to be with Jesus. you sing and dance up there with all your loved ones that went to heaven before you. I will miss you mom so much. you were a great mom. oh mom don’t worry about me and rob. We are doing good. We both believe in Jesus and some day We will be with you and dad and praising the lord. I can not even try to think of what it is like to see Jesus. I LOVE YOU FOREVER MOM!!!!
    I will miss you so much…..We had great times together and I am so glad that Jesus gave me a mom like you. You were the greatest.
    I went to bible class with Sheryl the other day. It was very good for me. It gave me peace. I am going to start going to Alice’s home on Tuesday for bible class. I promise you I will be kind to people, love and trust Jesus. I am blessed with a wonderful dug free hubby. I am blessed to have a wonderful sister Darla in my life. We have fun times and Lisa and my daughter Gina is the best.

  2. BRENDA LEPINSKI-VOSS May 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Hi mom, I want to thank you to loving me and having faith in me. You will see me when its my time to go to heaven. Again say hi to dad for me.
    I LOVE YOU!!!!

  3. Darla October 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Missing you mom, we all are, I spent so much time with you and now you are gone, always had my mother in law Arlene to call when I needed a mom, she now died and now both mom’s in Heaven, miss you both but you will always be my mom, love you lots

  4. Darla Halverson January 11, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    miss you mommy

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