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Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct.31, 2012, from a drowning accident while fishing.
He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Idaho Falls, the son of William O. Kepler and Betty Bay Kepler.
Vaughn attended Ucon Elementary, and graduated from Bonneville High School.Â Following high school, he attended Boise State University.
He had lived in the Blackfoot area since 1992.
On Oct. 31, 1998, he married Alicia Wilcox at Groveland Elementary School in Blackfoot.
Vaughn especially enjoyed fishing with family and friends in his own backyard. He also enjoyed gardening, softball, and playing the guitar.
For the past 40 years, he worked as a real estate agent.Â He also owned and operated â€śKeps Car Sales.â€ť
He is survived by his wife, Alicia, of Blackfoot and their son, Rowdy Vaughn Kepler.Â He also is survived by his two sons from a previous marriage, Jeremy Kepler of Idaho Falls, Tyson (Leslie) Kepler of Boise,; parents, Bill and Betty Kepler of Idaho Falls; brother, Victor (Lisa) Kepler of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Jan (Dean) Wilke of Meridian and Joni Kepler Fleenor of Idaho Falls.
A service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. Blackfoot,.Â The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A celebration of Vaughnâ€™s life will be held after the services at Groveland Elementary School; 170 North 375 West, Blackfoot.
Family suggest memorials be made to the Rowdy Kepler college fund in care of Hawker Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.