Theo Evelyn Lepp

Age 80, of Burton, passed away on December 26, 2022. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 20, 2023, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, located at 332 S. Western Avenue, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721. Family will be present to receive friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial donations may be considered to the Cheboygan Humane Society, Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Theo’s Tribute Wall at

Theo Evelyn Lepp was born on November 3, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Dorothy (Birdsall) Southwell. Theo loved the Cheboygan community and was active in the city government becoming Mayor Pro Temp during her time on the Cheboygan City Council. Theo also enjoyed being a member of The Rivertown Follies and loved participating in the Follies and seeing the joy it brought to the audience. Theo was very crafty and enjoyed sewing blankets and clothing for her grandchildren and those she cared about. Theo loved and adored her family and spending time with her son and grandchildren was her favorite thing to do. When Theo was not watching her favorite tv show, Heartland, she could be found lost in the pages of a book.

Theo is survived by her son; Adam (Tracy) Lepp, and her two grandsons; Alexander and Evan Lepp.

Theo is preceded in death by her parents; Bernard and Dorothy Southwell, her son; Lance Lepp, and her brother; Leonard Southwell.


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  1. Sharon Drummond on January 10, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    Adam, so sorry for your loss. We are in Fla. for the winter, sorry that we will be missing her Memorial Service. When we was kids, she was like a sister to me. She was four days older than me. I never let her forget that, teased her all of the time about being my older cousin. We have another Angel that has earned her wings.
    Sincerely, Sharon & Joe

  2. Brenda Nash on January 11, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Dear Adam & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your precious Mom….

    It was a honor to work with her and then rekindle that friendship later in life. What a fun, loving, wonderful woman.

    Sending you big hugs.
    Dave n Brenda Nash

  3. Janet and Jim Markstrom on January 12, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Many of us of the St Thomas Lutheran church in Cheboygan remember Theo greeting and visiting with us with that special smile. Theo had the gift of knowing how to converse with all those she met and making them feel comfortable .Theo was truly interested in her friends. She will be missed .

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