Obituary - Larry Dean Pepos


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Larry Pepos

Larry Dean Pepos of Elk River, MN, formerly of Havre, MT, passed away February 19, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Larry was born in Great Falls, MT, July 27, 1944, to Sally and Joseph Pepos. He attended school in Great Falls. He joined the U.S. Army in 1962. He was stationed in Germany, honorably discharged in 1965.

He married Victoria Letcher in Great Falls; they had two sons, Victor and Larry. They later divorced.

He married Jeanne Benner in 1973 in Havre, MT; they have two daughters,  Francine and Valerie.

He worked in Havre at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad then transferred to Minneapolis, MN, in 1992.  He retired from BNSF in 2012.

He was an avid NASCAR fan, going to the Las Vegas races many times. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball and being a proud dad cheering on his girls in sports. In the later years, he enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and spending time with Jeanne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sally and Joseph Pepos; his in-laws; aunts and uncles.  

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne of Elk River, MN; daughter, Francine (Eric) Larson and granddaughter Amber of Zimmerman, MN; daughter, Valerie (Andrew) Mettayer and grandson Stephen of Andover, MN; brothers Joseph (Julie) and Jack of Great Falls; many aunts, uncles, cousins and a great assortment of friends.

Memorial Service will be held March 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Dare's Funeral Chapel, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, MN 55330. Live stream at, click on the live stream link and put in the password 058713. Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon from 1-4 p.m. at the Elk River American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr., Elk River, MN 55330.

Memorials to: Allina Health Hospice Foundation, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422 or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements: Dare's Funeral Home, 763-441-1212, .


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