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John Duane J.D. Kepka 1963 - 2017

GREAT BEND — John Duane “J.D.” Kepka, 54, died Aug. 20, 2017, at Salina Regional Health Center. 
He was born Aug. 4, 1963, at Ellsworth, the son of John H. and Fern (Davidson) Kepka. A Great Bend resident since 2007 coming from Hays, Mr. Kepka was a housekeeper for the Baltzell Motel.
He enjoyed rock and roll music, classic literature, poetry and sports.
Survivors include companion, Teresa Daniels of Great Bend; one sister, Kimberly Walter and her husband David of Great Bend; a brother, Phillip Kepka and his wife Kimberly, Great Bend; two nieces, Charise Oelger and her husband Denny, Great Bend, and Michelle Desmarteau-Shump and her husband Jason; two step-nephews, Wade Kepka, Wyoming; and Dane Kepka and his wife Aimee, Great Bend; and a step-niece, Meg Kepka-Clark and her husband Brennan, Overland Park. 
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1409 Main Street in Great Bend. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the J.D. Kepka Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by 
Bryant Funeral Home* 
1425 Patton Road 
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 23, 2017