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Edward Kephart, 57

Edward Lester Kephart, 57, passed away February 1, 2014 in Rochester.

Ed was born February 7, 1956 and built an amazing life in Alexandria. On June 10, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jo Krautkremer, and together, they raised three beautiful children: Wade Kephart (Gray), Kasey Kephart Braun (Greg) and Riley Kephart.

Ed is known for his entrepreneurial achievements in the community but, more importantly, for his unwavering kindness, caring and his infectious laugh and charming smile.

Ed loved playing his guitar, gem hunting and collecting, working on his seasonal campground and resorts, hiking, fishing, hunting, traveling and any adventure he could find.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Mary Jo; three children, Wade, Kasey, and Riley; granddaughter, Nora; mother, Selma Kephart; brother, Rich Kephart; sisters, Michelle (John) and Marsha (Steve).

He was reunited in heaven with his best boy, Jake, ready to continue their adventures.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 at Alexandria

Covenant Church.