Karl Grant Jeppesen Jr., "Butch," passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. Butch was born Feb. 24, 1957, to Karl Grant and Carol (Brown) Jeppesen. He was raised on a ranch in Chester, Montana. Butch never let the sun go down without putting in a hard day's work.
Butch met the love of his life, Mel, in Portland, Oregon, in 1993. Together they raised two stepchildren, Brandon and Blythe, like they were his own children. Later in life Butch and Mel adopted one of their grandchildren, Ethan, who became Butch's "best buddy."
Butch was an amazing father, grandfather and husband. He was loved by all who knew him and always the first to lend a helping hand to anyone he met. Butch was a "man's man," always with a firm handshake and an amazing smile.
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He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Seidlitz; his parents; and best friend, Ron Rule.
Butch will be greatly missed by his love, soulmate and best friend, Melissa "Mel" Jeppesen; children, Mindy (Abe) Claver, Brandon (Jenna) Jeppesen, Blythe Marie Myers, Kyla Myers, Britney Summerlin; best friend, Eileen Rule; sister, Karlene (Davy) Jeppesen; brother, Bruce Jeppesen; brother-in-law, John Seidlitz; special cousin, Pam Seidlitz; 12 grandsons; one granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to count.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chester. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, in Hamilton at a location to be named. Condolences can be made to Butch's memorial page at www.asperfh.com.