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1970 Christopher 2022

Christopher Jon Tepley

March 6, 1970 — January 1, 2022

Lake City

Christopher J. Tepley, 51, of Lake City passed away on January 1, 2022 in Florence Township.

Christopher was born March 6, 1970 to Larry & Lois (Bystrom) Tepley in Minneapolis, MN. Chris was a graduate from the Lincoln High School class of 1988. He held several jobs, but a few of his favorites were being a sous chef at Waterman’s for many years and a supervisor for Carr’s Tree Service.  He had a great love of the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed camping, boating, cooking, 4-wheeling, gardening, playing tennis and spending time with his family and friends.  He will always be remembered for his infectious smile, humor, kind heart, positive outlook on life, the best bonfires and beautiful soul.  He brought a light into this world that will live on in all of our hearts.

Christopher is survived by his “Momsie”, Lois Tepley of Lake City,  the love of his life and best friend, Sandy Kittleson Miller, of Lake City, 4  children, Naoto (Lauren Kaartinen) Lichtblau-Tepley of Minneapolis, Colette Lichtblau-Tepley Lake City, Jacob and Eli Miller of Lake City; sister, Jennifer (Daren Sievers) Tepley of Lake City; brother, Jonathon Tepley of Lake City; nephews, Elliot & Chrisjon Mahn; nieces, Madeleine & Sophia Mahn; aunt, Carol (Larry) Partington of Winona; uncle, Bill (Marlis) Bystrom of Huntington Beach, CA, Don (Andrea) Kittleson of Rochester, Sam (Lisa) Kittleson of Lake City and several very special cousins, Brad, Bret, Becky, Jodi, Todd, Stacey and his Tepley cousins.

He is preceded by his father, Larry Tepley, maternal grandparents, Marcella & Marvin Bystrom, paternal grandparents, Julia & Jess Tepley, uncle Jim Bystrom and an aunt, Sheila Bystrom Kirkwood.

A Private Mass will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating. The Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed on Mahn Family Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 1pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

A Memorial Fund is being set up at Alliance Bank in Lake City benefiting Christopher Tepley and Sandy Kittleson Millers Family- Checks can be dropped off or sent to Alliance Bank Lake City and written out to Jennifer Tepley. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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