Carolyn Jule Lepa, 66 Years of age, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska. This concluded her battle with Alzheimer’s.
Carolyn was born August 10, 1956 in Cresco, Iowa to Thomas and Florence Barnes. She was the youngest of three, one brother preceded her in death. Carolyn was educated in the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District in Cresco, Iowa.
Carolyn married the loving Larry D. Lepa on September 2, 1982 in Lincoln, Nebraska and two children were born from this union. Carolyn devoted her life to her family and stayed home with the children while keeping busy with volunteer work until they were school age. Carolyn was then employed by LPS Food Services for nearly a decade, which allowed her to continue to focus on family. In 1999 a career with UNL Dining Services began. After eighteen years of service, she began her retirement.
Carolyn loved to spend her time with family and friends. She was a friend to everyone she met and always had a smile and contagious laugh that lit up the room. You could always count on Carolyn for a hug and some kind words. She was a die-hard Husker fan who loved to cheer for her team. On football game days you would find her either at the stadium cheering or at home watching the game (with the TV muted and the radio on!). She had a love for reading, sports, trees, snowy weather, nature, and animals, especially big dogs and horses. Carolyn also enjoyed canoeing the Upper Iowa river whenever she had the chance. Carolyn was a devoted wife, mother, and friend always thinking of everyone else.
Carolyn leaves behind her faithful husband of forty years, Larry D. Lepa; her children Cari (Michael) Frerichs, Ryan Lepa; four grandchildren, Tavin, Adelie, Caiden, and Breccan; and her brother David (Laurie) Barnes.
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