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Steven Pepin, 59

Steven Edward Pepin, 59, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly Friday, June 21, in Red Wing.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1953, in Bloomington, Minn., to Francis and Marjorie (Palmer) Pepin. In the 1960s, his family moved to Red Wing, and he graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1971. On May 7, 1977, he married Pat Rafferty. He was employed by the Pepin Block Plant, Double J. Lumber, later taking it over as Pepin-Bauer Lumber Company, and most recently owned and operated Pepin Supply and Manufacturing.

His family recalls how he enjoyed fishing; doing mechanical work, especially on vehicles; target shooting; and his Mustang cars. He also had a love for animals, enjoyed going to Bev's Café and the Whistle Stop, and was a foster parent for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; four children, David Pepin of Lake City, Christine Pepin and Ben Pepin, both of Red Wing, and Nathan (Jenn) Pepin of Paynesville, Minn.; three brothers, Jim (Debbie) Pepin of Augusta, Wis., Don of Elizabethtown, Tenn., and John of Rochester; his mother-in-law, Florence Bye of Maplewood; one sister-in-law, JoAnne Schmidt of Red Wing; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Memorials are preferred to the Children's Home Society of Minnesota in St. Paul or the Goodhue County Humane Society.

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