Mildred Jepson Moen, 96, Luverne, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Luverne.
A graveside service was Tuesday, March 24, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Mildred Peterson was born Feb. 20, 1924, to Peter and Rose (Borman) Peterson in Tracy. She grew up on a farm near Garvin. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1943.
She worked at the Nickel Plate Café and the Manchester Biscuit Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mildred married Junior Jepson on June 12, 1948, in Sioux Falls. They lived there three years before coming to Luverne. She worked at the Campbell Soup Company in Worthington for three years. She was last employed at the Blue Mound Inn restaurant near Luverne for 25 years. Junior Jepson died on Aug. 31, 1991. Mildred married Osborn Moen on July 6, 1996, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji. He died Jan. 28, 2001.
Mildred was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, a life member of the VFW and the American Legion auxiliaries. She was also a member of RSVP and did volunteer work at the Mary Jane Brown Home and Veterans Home. She sewed quilts at church and at home. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, traveling and being surrounded by her family and friends. She was looking forward to the birth of her great-great-grandchild in October.
She is survived by her three children, Cheryl (Allan) Kruse, Cape Coral, Florida, Ron Jepson, Luverne, and Pam (Patrick) Ruppert, Magnolia; six grandchildren, Brian (Carrie) VandenBussche, Lisa (Reed) Sayler, Cassie (Jake) Kasparek, Nicole Vanweston, Cory Van Noort and Joshua Markl; four stepchildren, James, Susan and Kari, Vancouver, Washington, and Carla, Kingman, Arizona; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Chadbourn, Sun City, Arizona; a brother, Marvin Peterson, Lynd; and other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a son, Gary (Chops) Jepson; two brothers, Robert and Earl (Pete) Peterson; and a sister, Grace Ankrum.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home, dingmannandsons.com.