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Gerald Lee Hepler

05/26/1939 - 03/05/2015
Service Date: 03/20/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Faith Family Church, 11530 E. Queen Creek Rd.

Gerald Lee Hepler, 75, was escorted by his angels to heaven on Friday, March 5, 2015, Mesa, Arizona.  He was born May 26, 1939 to Lottie and Gerald Hepler, both deceased.  He was also preceded in death by brothers James and Harry.  He is survived by a sister: Nancy Johnson of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; his wife: Patricia; sons: Todd and Jerry Michael; as well as daughters-in-law, step-sons and daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry graduated from Coldwater High in 1957, received a Bachelor’s Degree from Western University in 1961 and a Master’s degree in 1965 from Michigan State.  His teaching career began at Lakeview High School in the fall of 1961 where he taught math and was coach of all sports, especially enjoying his wrestling team.  He founded Kid Federation Wrestling in 1973.  In 1990 he started B & H Pools with his partner Gordon Buroughs.  Jerry fought a long battle after a motorcycle accident in 2003.  He never gave up standing on God’s word believing for his healing.  He will be greatly missed.

There will be a Memorial Service March 20th at 10 am, at Faith Family Church, 11530 E. Queen Creek, Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286.  In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the church school: Life Christian Academy, P.O. Box 12449, Chandler, AZ 85248 with a note Memorial for Gerald Hepler.


  • Michelle Barons Smith

    sending deepest condolences to the family. He was a great teacher and coach who touched many lives… You are in many peoples thoughts and prayers.

  • I was saddened to hear that Coach had passed. He will be missed. He impacted many lives.

  • Mr. Kepler was my math teacher at Lakeview HS in Battle Creek, MI 1968-1970. I have always wanted to thank him for allowing me to work at my own pace at the back of the class, blowing the curve for the rest of the students. I have often thought of him in my current occupation which involves a lot of math skills in computer programming. Wish I’d known he’d moved to AZ, I would surely have visited him. I will visit him now in my dreams. My “To Sir With Love” teacher”. I loved you Mr. Hepler and still think of you often, truly. Rest in Peace.


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