A longtime friend of IBA and supporter of music education was lost on Tuesday. Kephart was the founder of Kephart's Music, which has expanded to now include stores in Decorah, Dubuque and Mason City. He was involved with the business for over 50 years.
Russsell L. Kephart, age 84, of Decorah, IA, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his home in Decorah.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Decorah with Rev. John Caldwell officiating with burial in Phelps Cemetery in Decorah.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, September 30 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and on Saturday one hour before the service at the church.
Russell is survived by his wife Lynne of Decorah; and three sons; Neal Kephart of Haywood, WI, Rusty Kephart Jr. of Dubuque, IA and Jim Kephart of Decorah.