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Aurlette Schepper

Feb. 5, 1913-Sept. 15, 2009

Aurlette T. Schepper, 96, of Vergas, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids, MN, under the care of Lakeland Hospice.

Aurlette Thelma Thompson was born to Torger and Clara (Hjelle) Thompson on Feb. 5, 1913 in Pelican Rapids. She was baptized in 1913 at Pelican Valley Church in Pelican Rapids and was confirmed from there in May 1926. After high school, she attended Moorhead State University and graduated with Bachelor of Science and Special Education degrees. She taught elementary school in rural schools in Otter Tail County, Perham and Dent, Minn.

Aurlette married Carl Richard Schepper on July 19, 1941 in the Pelican Valley Church. After their marriage she moved with Carl to the Schepper farm in rural Vergas and lived there until she moved into Vergas Assisted Living in October 2005. She remained in Vergas until she moved to the Good Samaritan Center on March 21, 2009.

Aurlette enjoyed bus and plane tours, visiting many different U.S. states and especially Norway. She was a member of the Vergas Area Rod & Gun Club, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Edna/Dora Homemakers. She also volunteered at Perham Memorial Home and with the Senior Citizens in Vergas.

Surviving Aurlette are two daughters, Annette (Chuck) Arvidson of Vergas and Gretchen Rosentreter of Fergus Falls; three sons, Thomas (Caryl) Schepper of Perham, Steven (Carol) Schepper of Clear Lake, Calif., and Philip (Audrey) Schepper of St. Cloud, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Thompson; one niece and two nephews.

Preceding Aurlette in death were her husband, Carl Richard Schepper; her parents; one grandson; two sisters, Evelyn Restad and Lillian Bliton; and a brother, Clifton Thompson.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake, Vergas, and also one hour prior to Monday's services at the church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake, Vergas, with the Rev. Robert Hinckley officiating. Burial will follow at the Weimann Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Lakeland Hospice. Arrangements are being provided by the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee.