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Lawrence Heppe

Lawrence Heppe

Lawrence Francis Heppe passed away on July 20, 2013, in Grass Valley. He was 82.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church.

Lawrence was raised in California and graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland in 1949. He earned an associate degree from San Jose City College before beginning his 38-year career with Pacific Gas & Electric as a distribution engineer and estimator.

In 1959 Larry met the love of his life, Myrna Lavonne Shelver, when they were both singing in the choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in San Jose, Calif. With a desire to live in the mountains, they moved to Nevada City in 1970.

He was devoted to his wife, his family, his faith and the community of Peace Lutheran Church. Larry and Myrna enjoyed 53 years of marriage. They devoted themselves to raising their three children, supporting them in their many activities and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. More recently he loved seeing his eight grandchildren participating in their many events. He also enjoyed camping with his family, fishing, woodworking, photography and traveling.

Over the years, Larry played an active role in the life of Peace Lutheran by leading the Sunday school, singing in the choir and serving on various committees and the church council. His faith in God grounded him in all of his relationships and endeavors and provided inspiration to his family.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons David (Cara) Heppe and Chris (Sheila) Rocker Heppe; daughter, Lynne (Eric) Ogren; and grandchildren Mark, Becky, Madison, Katerina, Chandler, Peter, Quinn and Regan.

Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Heppe.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


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