James Jepsen

James Jepsen, 84, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died in Pinehurst, North Carolina on July 27, 2015. He was raised on the West Side of Chicago, graduated from Austin High School, and in 1951 married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Braun. In 1953 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and upon discharge began a 39-year career as a State Farm Insurance Agent. 

In 1960, the family moved to Oak Park where he remained until his retirement in 1994 and subsequently moved to Pinehurst. During his time in Oak Park, he coached and sponsored youth baseball for over 25 years. Many have worn the baseball uniform of Jepsen Insurance. 

Jim Jepsen is survived by Barbara, his wife of 63 years; his children, Paul (Kirsten), Tom (Joan), Sheryl (Gary) Sgarbossa, Mark (Aimee) and Laura (Bob) Steinkellner; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Evangelical Covenant Church of Hinsdale, 412 S. Garfield St. in Hinsdale on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at Trinity Christian Fellowship, 425 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374.

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