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Ervin "Pep's"

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Oct 3, 2023 (0)


Ervin "Pep's"Charles McIntire, 84, of O'Neill, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 at the Assembly of God Church in O'Neill with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 at the church in O'Neill. Pastor Scotty Clark will officiate.

Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill with military rites provided by the O'Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill is in charge of the arrangements.

Ervin was born on March 24, 1939 in Foley, MN to Frank and Henrietta (Schmidt) McIntire. He grew up near Clearfield, SD and went to school in a one room school house there through the eighth grade.  

Pep's was a very good left handed pitcher and he even tried out for a couple major league teams.  

He worked testing cream at Steel's Grocery Store. He moved with his family to Witten, SD and worked for a garage before he enlisted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 14, 1961. He served for a time in Germany and France as a fuel truck driver before he was honorably discharged on Dec. 13, 1963.

After a short pursuit, Pep's married Joyce Baker at Bridgewater, SD on Nov. 22, 1965. To this union three children were born Brenda, Micky and John.  

Pep's worked for a grocery store for a time, then went to work for the local Standard Oil Station in Winner. He eventually bought it and delivered gas and fuel oil. He then started and ran M&M Office Supplies for a time. Pep's then took a job at Sharple's Chevrolet in Spencer.

Pep's and his family then moved to Arizona for a short time. They then moved back to O'Neill, where he worked for Eby's Chevrolet. Pep's then partnered with Arnie Babl to run a car lot on the east edge of town. He then branched out on his own and started Frontier Motors, west of Pump & Pantry. He retired when he was 62, but continued to work for Biba Construction for five more years and still occasionally sold cars.

Pep's was a member of the O'Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93.  

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with his friends and family with a cold one. He was a good mechanic and could repair motors and transmissions with ease.

Pep's is survived by his three children Brenda (Dustin) Harris, Micky (Dawn) McIntire and John (Mandi) McIntire, all of O'Neill; six grandchildren Ashley (Craig) Gowery, Cody McIntire, Jaydan Harris, Chase McIntire, Cassidy McIntire and Madison McIntire; six great-grandchildren Trey Gowery, Taya Gowery, Tatum Gowery, Tucker Gowery, Haley McIntire and Ayva McIntire; three siblings Dale (Joyce) McIntire of Wichita, KS, Francis (Marv) Smith of Thorton, CO, and Dorothy Kleinhans of Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce McIntire in 2007 and his brother-in-law Roland Kleinhans.   

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