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Juanita "Nita" Jeppesen

Juanita Ione Jeppesen, age 71, of Wall, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2007, at her home in Wall.

Memorial services were held Monday, May 14, at the Community Center in Wall, with Sister Susan Pohl officiating.

Music was provided by Sister Pohl. Ushers were Wayne and Caleb Jeppesen.

Interment was 12:30 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Juanita "Nita" Fenner was born February 20, 1936, in Wasta, SD, the daughter of Joseph G. and Mary R. (Wilson) Fenner. She attended grade school in Rapid City. In the 10th grade she attended Wall High School and graduated in 1954.

Juanita was united in marriage to Milton Ray "Bud" Jeppesen on October 28, 1954. They made their home in various places throughout their lives including Ohio, Libya, North Africa, Wyoming, Colorado and Michigan, returning to South Dakota in 1973, where they have since resided.

Nita was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of AA, which was a vital part of her life.

Nita enjoyed family, friends, grandchildren and was an avid bridge player.

Grateful for having shared her life include her husband, Milton "Bud" Jeppesen of Wall; a son, Ray Dean Jeppesen of Norfolk, NE; a daughter, Deana Taylor and her husband, Brent, of Rapid City; five grandchildren, Wayne Jeppesen and his wife, Chris, Caleb Jeppesen, Jane Cleveland and her husband, Kyle, Kelsie Jeppesen and Kayla Wulf and her husband, Justin; five great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Margaret Fenner; step-sister, Nora Lee Sharlow; her mother-in-law, Sylvia Jeppesen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Nita was preceded in death by a daughter, Dolly; a son, Roy, in infancy; her parents; a granddaughter, Daena Jeppesen; and a brother, Gayle Fenner.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com