Harley Schepp, 84, Dickinson, died Monday, September 10, 2018 with family by his side at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson. Harley’s Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Wolters officiating. Interment will take place at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Military Honors will be provided by the Dickinson American Legion Post 3 Honor Guard. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Harley was born September 15, 1933 to Albert and Emma (Ammon) Schepp at Anamoose. Harley taught High School at Mayville, N.D. and Oslo, Minn. While selling World Book Encyclopedia, Harley moved to Dickinson with his wife, Marlow and son, Steve. In 1980, he started as a salesman at KLTC and KDIX radios until his retirement.

Harley is survived by his wife, Vicki; sons, Steve Schepp, Bottineau, and Scott (Audrey) Holtslander, Omaha. Neb.; daughter, Laura (Brian) Ficek, Bismarck; step-children, Tommy (Joyce) Cole, Swartz Creek, Mich., Lonney (Dee) Cole, Flint, Mich., Wayne (Rhonda) Cole, Flint, and Kim Cole, Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Gage, Phillip, Amanda, Andrew, and Ashley; nine step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Kinsley; his brothers, Duane (Ann) Schepp, David (Bev) Schepp, Ronald (Joanne) Schepp and Roland (Julie) Schepp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elaine Peterson; and step-daughter, Dawn Karageorgos.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service,

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He is a freelance journalist who has actively worked on various environmental issues. He had covered the Clean Water Act amendments and the Superfund legislation which ultimately became the basis for the Clean Air Act which was promulgated in 1990. After that, he also covered the Food Quality Protection Act which was promulgated in 1996. As a freelance environmental reporter he also delved into the oil issue in North Dakota which altered the energy portfolio of the nation. He is also passionate about the various climate changes occurring around us and has reported about the harmful effects of global warming on the environment.