RAPID CITY — Jamie Zepp, 45, of Rapid City, passed away of Heart Disease on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date once the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Jamie was born at Lakenheath Air Base, England on April 26, 1974, to Jeanne Ransom and Jerry Zepp. Jamie graduated from Rapid City Central High School in 1992, lettering in football and wrestling. He graduated from University of South Dakota (Vermillion) in 1996, with a Mass Communication Degree. During that time, he joined the South Dakota Air National Guard serving 4 years in Administration.
After graduation, he worked as a Television News/Sports Director for over 20 years achieving an Emmy Award for his Sports Casts. Looking for a new adventure, he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail totaling 2190.9 miles. Jamie was in the process of writing a book describing his “Trail Experience” hoping to have it published and starting a writing career.
Off to hike the ultimate trail to Heaven and missing his bright smile and kind heart will be his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Ransom of Huron; mother, Jeanne (Ransom) and Steve Carstens of Kalamazoo, Mo.; father and step-mother, Jerry and Karen Zepp of Rapid City; brother, Rick (Michelle) Zepp of Spokane, Wa.; sister, Jennifer Zepp of Rapid City; nephew, Hunter Zepp of Spokane, Wa., nephew, Cody Boetel of Sioux Falls; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Meeting him on the trail in Heaven are his paternal grandfather and grandmother, “Pappy” Clyde and Virginia Zepp; aunt, Maryann (Zepp) Bothwell; and maternal grandfather, LaVerne Ransom.
Family and friends may sign Jamie’s online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com