Ervin J. Sepesy

Ervin J. Sepesy


Virden – Ervin J. Sepesy, 96 of Virden, IL, passed away Wednesday January 9, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.

Ervin was born September 19, 1922 in Virden, IL, a son of George and Julia (Sliva) Sepesy. He graduated from Virden High School in 1940. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Virden, IL, the Virden Knights of Columbus Council 2321and served in the Army during WW II. Ervin married Clara B. Caufield April 23, 1949 in Virden, IL. He worked at the North Mine in Virden for 4 years and then at Fiat-Allis in Springfield, IL, before working as a janitor at the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Springfield for 12 years and then worked for 18 years as a clerk at Horace Mann in Springfield, IL.

Ervin is survived by 2 daughters, Susan M. Stroisch of Virden, IL and Debra M. (David) Miller of Ashland, IL, a son, John E. (Cheryl) Sepesy of Highlands Ranch, CO, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, wife, Clara B. Sepesy, sisters, an infant, Frances Sepesy and Katherine Cody, brothers, George Sepesy Jr. and Robert Sepesy.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church Virden, IL. Funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Father James Palakudy officiating. Burial will be at Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Pallbearers: Eric Stroisch, Anthony Tate, John Sepesy, Chris Miller and Matt DeWitt. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL in charge of arrangements. Please visit: to leave a comment for the family.

10 thoughts on “Ervin J. Sepesy

  1. My sympathies for the Ervin’ s passing. We shared his experiences of hunting rabbits across the road on our farm and was a favorite stop on my delivery of Meals on Wheels. Kendall Cole

  2. Uncle Irvin was one of the smartest guys I ever knew and I think one of the most easygoing and relaxed. Probably explains his long life. Nothing he appreciated more than a cold beer and good company.

  3. Saddened and sorry for your loss. I’ve known Ervin since I was a little boy in the 1940’s and never knew him to be anything other than a nice man. May he rest in peace.

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