Mauretta “Skip” Chepa – Obituary

1929 – Mauretta “Skip” Sophie Chepa – 2020

Mauretta “Skip” Chepa, the daughter of Warren and Sophie (Nicholson) Sydow, was born on November 25, 1929, in Sioux Falls, SD. She lived in Hartford, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, rural Dundee, MN, Lakefield, MN, and Round Lake, MN. Skip graduated from Round Lake High School in 1947. Skip was united in marriage to Robert Chepa on July 29, 1949, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fulda, MN. After their marriage, they lived in Fulda until 1951 when they moved to Worthington, MN and she worked for Credit Records. In 1958 they moved to a farm near Kinbrae, MN. After Robert passed away in July of 1993, Skip moved into Fulda. Skip worked at the Fulda Café and Antonio’s for many years. In 2016 she moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to her family. Skip passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 90. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fulda. Skip was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Dawn; grandchildren, Alison, Carie (Kevin), Tyler (Marissa) and Brendyn (Aurora); 7 great-grandchildren (Alex, Nic, Carter, Kaedyn, Lexi, Maysen and Greylin); sons-in-law, Denny Sanow and Brad Buehner and special person, Deb Buehner. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral Services were held at First Presbyterian Church Fulda, MN at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, with Rev. Tony Toth officiating.  The organist is Norma Meyeraan. Interment at Prairie Hill Cemetery Fulda, MN.

The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements. Send condolences online at

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