Keith  Epp
Keith Epp
Keith Epp

July 20, 1957 - September 7, 2018
Born in Henderson, NE
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Keith L. Epp, 61, passed away September 7, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held at Iles Westover Chapel, at 6337 Hickman Road on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4-6pm. A prayer service will follow.

Funeral services will be held at 9am, Saturday, September 15 at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church at 1230 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines, with a reception afterwards downstairs in the church hall. ISU Football fans are encouraged to wear their colors for the funeral service. Keith would have loved to have had one last tailgate with his friends.

Interment will be Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church Cemetery, on 245th St., two miles west of Clutier, IA. Refreshments after interment will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 900 Park Street, Tama, IA.

Keith was born July 20, 1957 in Henderson, Nebraska to Wendell and Marie (Huebert) Epp. He graduated from Oelwein High School and Iowa State University. Keith loved to cook and watch ISU basketball and football games with friends. Keith worked in various positions in the food industry for several years, including for Happy Joes, Frito Lay, Sysco Foods and others, and then transitioned into computer support and sale marketing support. He also enjoyed brewing beer. In 1988 he married Debra Svoboda and they have one daughter, Grace. Keith loved to watch Grace’s gymnastics meets and her transition to diving, as well as introducing her to ISU sports. Keith was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus at St. Theresa and Keith enjoyed helping the Knights with the annual hog roast picnic and other projects.

Keith is survived by his wife, Debra, his daughter, Grace of Clive, Iowa; sister, Lori (Martin) Rich; and his aunt Dorotha Sundquist of Jesup, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Jane Epp and Imogene Morcombe, and father-in-law Joseph Svoboda.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or St. Theresa’s Church Foundation.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Prayer Service
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 14, 2018
6:00 PM
St. Theresa Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM
St. Wenceslaus Church Cemetery
2645 - 245th Street
rural Clutier, Iowa Tama 52217
Saturday, September 15, 2018
2:00 PM


American Diabetes Association-Iowa Chapter
4430 - 114th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
St. Theresa Church Foundation
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50312