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Kendall Robert Heppe, 29 Jul 1950 - 22 Jan 2023


Posted By: Sarah Witte (email)
Date: 2/1/2023 at 14:17:54

Kendall R. Heppe, 72, of Independence, IA passed away at his home in Independence on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Kendall was born on July 29, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the son of Robert H. and Virginia (Harper) Heppe. He was a 1968 graduate of George Washington Highschool in Cedar Rapids and went on to receive a bachelorís degree from Utah State University in Salt Lake City, UT. Kendall moved back to Iowa after college and made his home in Amana, IA. There he worked for several years at the Amana Refrigeration Company and made many friends there. In 1996, he moved to Independence, IA, and stared working for Exide Technologies in Manchester, IA. In 2017, he retired and enjoyed his life, but he also enjoyed staying busy. He soon went back to work and worked with his brother in Cedar Rapids.

Over the years it was easy for Kendall to make many friends, many of them shared a passion for sports. For many years he was a member of pool and bowling leagues in Independence. His true passion was golf and wasnít afraid to play golf with anyone. He was an avid reader and kept up on current events, which allowed him to carry a conversation with anyone.

He loved life and enjoyed having fun. He held his friends in high regard and their friendship meant the world to him. More than we could ever comprehend.

Kendall is survived by his siblings; Kristine Helen Miller, Altadena, CA, Karl Harper Heppe, Cedar Rapids, IA, Kyle Wayne Heppe, Reno, NV, and Karol Virginia Heppe, Vallejo, CA, his nieces and nephews; Debra Heppe, Jason Miller, Robert (Danielle) Miller, Elizabeth Miller, and Heather Hoy, and a great niece and nephew, Layla and Jayden Miller.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Heppe, and a brother-in-law, Willie Miller.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, February 3, 2023, at St. Paulís United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, IA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Independence Schools Mustang Mentoring Progem 1301 1st St West, Independence, IA, 50644.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.

Published in The Gazette on January 30, 2023.


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