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“It was a honor to have known you! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Roppolo - Mokena, IL

“I'm extremely sorry for the family's loss. I served with Don on LWHS board and because of Don he was helpful with procuring my first loan after...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Duane Warning Family - Frankfort, IL

“I have often watched the Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life, and for so many years its ending brought such heartfelt tears to my eyes. Its simple...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff Nepote - Frankfort, IL - Son

“My sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Nepote. He fought the good fight. Gave of himself to the Community and his family. Rest in Peace, Mr....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Charlene Kozlowski - AZ

“My sympathy to all. I knew Don from neighborhood on the East side...always a smile and warm greeting when we would attend high school reunions. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Winnie Stromberg - Joliet

“I can't say enough about what a great person Don was. Don was an inspiration to me as he represented the epitome of what a Band Boy was from the A...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Draznik - Joliet, IL

“I knew Don from Washington Grade School Days when he lived right across Ricards Street from it, along with his sister Betty. I then knew Don as a...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Draznik - Joliet, IL

“Thank you grandpa for giving me a dad that cares and wants so much for his two daughters and for the time that we spent in Wisconsin when I was a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kendall Nepote - Frankfort, IL

“Florence you and your family are in my prayers. I wad sadden to hear about Don. Love you always, Dena ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Geraldine Holsclaw - Griffith, IN

“A father may pass on but his thoughts, hopes and dreams live on in us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending you our love. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Deborah and Patrick Gequerdo - CO

“Don our dear friend, we have been so blessed to cross paths. A good soul, a giver of love, good vibes and strength. If life had a score card,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Ethel Hunt - Aurora, IL

“I LOVE you DAD with ALL MY Heart. Susan ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: susan hunt - new lenox, IL

“I Love You DAD with all MY Heart. Susan ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: susan Hunt - new lenox, IL

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Donald Nepote
Age 90, a resident of New Lenox for 65 years, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Florence (Zullo); loving father of Jeff (Sharon) Nepote, Steven Nepote, and Susan (Steve) Hunt; cherished grandfather of Nicole and Kendall Nepote; dear brother of Betty Maxwell; fond uncle of Mark (Jan) Maxwell, late Marybeth Dopudja, and Marcia Ann; also survived by his sister in-laws and brother in-laws Joan (late Robert) Radakovich, and Nick (late Yoshiko) Zullo, late Theresa (late Steve) Riley, late Marlene (John) Higgins, and late Gerald (Diane) Zullo. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Nepote (Gachkowski). Donald was a United States Air Force Veteran, PFC Emergency Rescue Unit 6th AF, and St. Jude Catholic Church Board Member and Lector. He was the President of Lincoln-Way Federal Savings & Loan in New Lenox, and member of the Will County Regional Planning Commission. Don was also a Lincoln-Way High School Board Member Secretary & Vice President. Past President of the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce and graduated from Drake University. He was the recipient of the City of Joliet Distinguished Service Award, and Finance Chairman of the New Lenox 1976 Bi-Centennial Celebration. Don enjoyed coaching baseball, and was the past Coach of the New Lenox Little League baseball, and Finance Chairman for the Pop Warner Football Program in New Lenox. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM and then to St. Jude Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue, New Lenox, IL 60451 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. For information or 815-485-3200.