Stanley “Stan” Heath Van Epps, 73, of Aitkin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at his home. He was born June 18, 1947 in Rockford, Illinois to Walter and Jennie Van Epps. Stan graduated from the U of M and worked for the MN DNR Fish and Wildlife in Aitkin. He was a member of The National Wild Turkey Federation. Stan enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, going to Twins games, gardening, canning and especially spending time with his family. Stan will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marius “Mossy” and Connie Holm; sister-in-law, Rita Lamke; nephew, Reese Holm and baby niece, Kathy.
Stan is survived by 3 daughters, Brenda (Chris Seidel) Larson of Brainerd, Jennifer (Nick) Elmquist of Brimson and Tammy (Jami) Packer of Aitkin; grandchildren, Krystal (Jesse) Larson, Kayla (Courtnie) Larson, Devin (Amber) Larson, Austin Elmquist, Spencer (Emma) Packer, Aaron Elmquist, Brittany (Brock) Packer and Andrew Elmquist; great grandchildren, Dixie Merrell, Finley Larson (Due June 2021) and Baby Packer (Due Nov. 2021); sister, Sharon Van Epps; other relatives, Roddy Larson Jr. of Aitkin, Paul Holm of Fergus Falls, Bob Lamke of Palisade, Laurie Holm of Big Fork and Barbara Amundson of Aitkin; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Services will be Saturday, May 1st at 1 PM in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Aitkin with Pastor David Becker officiating. Visitation will be from 11 AM until the 1 PM Service at the church. To leave an online condolence, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin.
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