Redlin Funeral Home

Timothy Roy Kepple , Age 54

August 31, 1965 --May 25, 2020

Timothy Roy Kepple, age 54 of Baraboo, passed away on Monday May 25, 2020 at St. Clare Hospice House of Adrenomyeloneuropathy. He was born in Macomb, IL on August 31, 1965 to parents Thurman Ray Kepple and Beverly Ann (Redman) Kepple.

Tim was raised on a dairy farm which sparked his lifelong love of agriculture. He went to Bardolph Grade School, and later graduated from Macomb High School in 1983. While in high school he was active in 4H and FFA. He later went on to Illinois State University in Bloomington, IL where he earned his degree in Ag Business in 1989. After graduating college, he joined the Peace Corps, serving in Ecuador.

Tim married Patricia Hoffmann in Baraboo, WI in 2002. Together they had a daughter, Hallie Grace. Hallie was his greatest joy, and he was so proud of her. His lifes work in marketing animal genetics took him on many international adventures, which fed his passion for international travel. This included a special family adventure to Southern Chile for several months with his wife Tricia and daughter Hallie.

Professionally, he was most proud of starting and running his own company for nearly 15 years. He was also a member of the Baraboo Rotary Club. There he enjoyed working as the youth exchange officer for 11 years, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was honored to be chosen to lead a work study group in Uruguay.

Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Kepple; grandparents, Gerald and Madolyn Redman, Ruth Stephens, and Bernard and Margaret Kepple; and father-in-law, George Hoffmann.

He is survived by parents, Thurman and Beverly Kepple; his wife, Tricia Kepple; daughter, Hallie Kepple; siblings, Scott (Jill) Kepple of Macomb, IL, Teresa Kepple of Macomb, IL, Bryan (Pedro) Kepple of Sunnyside, NY, and Tracey Fernandez of Bardolph, IL; mother-in-law, Joan Hoffmann of Sheboygan Falls, WI; sister-in-law, Linda (Rodney) Justinger of Sheboygan Falls, WI; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will take place on Friday June 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., Noon, at Living Hope Church in Baraboo. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Pastors David Bauman and Jeff Jensen will be officiating the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Hill Cemetery following the service. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family. The utmost care will be taken to maintain social distancing and comply with current guidelines, for the safety of the community, in compliance with Covid19 precautions.

Special thanks to the caring staff at St. Clare Hospice House for their love and care of Tim over the last 7 months and thank you to those faithful friends who visited and helped Tim during his illness.

Memorials may be directed to the Community Christian School of Baraboo, Living Hope Church of Baraboo, or the charity of your choice.


Caryl Preston May 28, 2020

Friend Homestead , Florida

My dear sympathies to the Tim Kepple Family. Tim and I were in the large animal husbandry Peace Corps program in Ecuador. Tim will be missed but never forgotten. Sincerely, Caryl

Marlene Jaramillo May 28, 2020

Amigo El Carmen

Mi sentido pésame a toda la familia y amigos. Paz en su tumba. Amén

Melisa Thompson May 28, 2020

Friend of the family Bardolph , Illinois

My deepest sympathy to the family! So sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Lilia Fernandez May 28, 2020

Tracey Sister in law Detroit , Michigan

Please accept our deepest and most heart felt Condolences at this most Challenging time. Rest in Peace. 🙏

Enrique Gandara May 28, 2020

Friend Madison , Wisconsin

My Condolences to Kepple Family for their lost, I traveled with Tim to different Trade Shows and countries a good person and a good friend.

Sara Sievert May 28, 2020

Friend Anamosa , Iowa

So very sorry for our loss! Tim never met a stranger and will be remembered fondly by many!

Scott Lawyer May 29, 2020

Friend Adair , Illinois

So sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy and a good friend!

Tracy Woods May 29, 2020

Friend high school Rock Island , Illinois

Deepest condolences. Tim was always such a great, kind person.

Sandi Derry mcintyre May 29, 2020

Grade school friend Lewistown , Illinois

So sorry to hear about Tim. We grew up together in Bardolph. Have lots of memories coming from such a small town. There was only 4 of us from Bardolph in our 6th grade.

Janice Brewbaker Hope May 30, 2020

Family Friend Springfield , Illinois

Thoughts are with his family - his Mom and Dad have always been so kind to me over the years!!

sean s adams May 31, 2020

classmate naperville , Illinois

Miss you Tim. Please accept condolences from the Adams family

Beth Garrison Scandridge June 01, 2020

1983 Bomber classmate & Friend Mt. Pleasant , Iowa

Saw Tim last at the high school reunion. Always remember his friendliness and kindness even after high school. Prayers to his family during this time of grieving. May you rest in God's word that you will 1 day be reunited together.

Jill Stahl Tyler & Jodi Lenkaitis June 01, 2020

industry friend Brattleboro , Vermont

So sorry to hear this news. I always caught up with Tim every year at World Dairy Expo. My sister, Jodi, and I remembered Tim from the dairy judging team days from the university. Tim always had news and was always ready with a smile and enthusiasm for all things dairy & international. We shall both raise a glass of milk in his memory!

Pastor Carl Redding June 01, 2020

Pastor of Macomb Assembly Macomb , Illinois

So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Casey June 03, 2020

Friend of the family Vilonia , Arkansas

I just want to say to Thurman and Bev and Tracey that I love you and I am praying for you. I am so sorry that you are going through this and I pray for you to be comforted by God.

Wilma and Richard Wilson June 03, 2020

Friends of Beverly and Thurman Sciota , Illinois

Our condolences to all of Tim's family and friends

Alan Ellsworth June 03, 2020

Friend Fort Collins , Colorado

Very sorry to learn of Tim passing. I knew him as a fellow Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He was vivacious and a joy to be around. He will be missed. May you all find comfort in your memories of time with Tim.

Gerard Scheepens June 04, 2020

Business Grashoek - The Netherlands

My condolences for the loss of Tim Kepple, husband, father and familymember. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Tim has worked for us in Latin America and it has always been a pleasure to work with.

Jim and Judy (Mason) Snyde June 05, 2020

Friend Canton , Illinois

So sorry Thurman and Beverly, we are sending you prayers and hugs.

Jeff Thorman June 05, 2020

Friend Macomb , Illinois

So sorry to hear about Tim. He was a great person. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family