Joseph Real Lepage
LEAF RIVER — Joseph Real Lepage, 89, of Leaf River passed away on Jan. 3 at Bethany Rehab Center, DeKalb.
Joseph Real Lepage was born in Bonaventure, Quebec Canada to Francois Xavier and Marie Lepage on Sept. 19, 1933. He went to school at Three Rivers Academy in Trois-Rivières, Québec. He married Paulette Marie Annette Roberts on Aug. 23, 1958 in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Canadian Army. He worked as an electrical power lineman/general foreman for Hydro Quebec for years before moving to Sugar Grove, Illinois where he worked for several other power electric contractors in/and around the Fox Valley area. He was member of Sugar Grove American Legion Post 1271, Sugar Grove. He was a first degree member of Knights of Columbus, Batavia, Illinois. He loved to hunt and fish and being outdoors. In retirement he worked with many friends in the DeKalb and Ogle Counties working with farm animals, cultivating corn and soybeans and harvesting hay and straw. He is preceded in death by his parents and grand-daughter Shawna Seidelman.
Joseph Real Lepage is survived by his wife, Paulette Lepage, children Jocelyn (Elizabeth) Lepage, Sonia (David) Seidelman, Mikaeline (David Chuna) Grammer; grandchildren Margo (Eric) Witzel, Brian (Jennifer Cravens) Grammer, Elaine (Matthew) Poppenger, Jeanna (Tony) Valentin, and Kathryn Seidelman; great-grandchildren Shawna Witzel, Scott Witzel, Brian Grammer, Dorothy Grammer, Loralei Falk, Aubrey Falk, Lucas Poppenger, Kennedy Poppenger, Lorenzo Valentin and Isabelle Valentin.
The family of Joseph Real Lepage wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Maynard Stivers, Al Taylor and Serenity Hospice & Home.