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November 16, 1919 – Saturday, July 31, 2010

Service Information
The United Methodist Church, Montrose, M
Thursday, August 5, 2010
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Donald William Epple, age 90, of rural Montrose, MN, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, MN.

He was born on November 16, 1919, in Montrose, the son of William and Minnie Wandersee Epple.

On September 18, 1948, Donald W. Epple and Delores A. Dixon were joined in holy marriage at The Rockford Presbyterian Church in Rockford, MN. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Donald lived his entire life on the family’s homestead in Franklin Township where he engaged in dairy farming for many years.

He enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, telling stories and jokes, and traveling.

Donald was a lifelong member of The United Methodist Church in Montrose and formerly sang in the church choir.

He also was a longtime Delano Creamery Board member and served on The Cassel Cemetery Board.

Survived by his loving wife of sixty one years: Delores; children: Dennis (Piedad) Epple and Diane (Terry) Rux all of Montrose, and Donna (Tim) Cobb of Weiser, Idaho; nine grandchildren & eleven great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister in law: Earl and Agnes Dixon of Buffalo; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, three brothers, and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: George and Beatrice Dixon.

Funeral services for Donald Epple were held on Thursday, August 5th at 2:00 P.M. at The United Methodist Church in Montrose.

Interment followed at Cassel Cemetery in rural Delano.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, August 4th from 4:30-7:30 P.M. at the church. Further visitation was held on Thursday, August 5th one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers were Roy Smith, Daynor Smith, Greg Bersie, Herman Epple, Robert Epple and James Epple.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Randal Gerhart

    God Bless you, Delores. I always enjoyed working with you and Don as an Investment Representative, located at the State Bank of Delano. Don always carried a good story, while you carried a bright smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    — Randal Gerhart, Mandan, ND.


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