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Elizabeth (Betty) M. Eppli (nee Nett) quietly passed away on March 8th at her home at the age of 80. She is survived by her husband, Valentin Eppli; children Randall Eppli (Sheralyn) grandchildren Christiana, Austin, and Holly; Ann Heiss (Robert) grandchildren Matthew and Rachael; Mark Eppli (Eliza) grandchildren Madeleine and Zoe; Julie Powers (Bruce) grandchildren Amanda, Ashley, Alyson, and Ariel; and Michael Eppli (Joann). She is also survived by her siblings, William Nett, Sr. Theresa Nett, Joann Nett, Dorothy Sullivan (James), and Helen Nett. She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Nett and Constance Nett (nee Hermanns).
Elizabeth and Val were married in 1956 and lived their entire life in St. Peter, Wisconsin where Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth was valedictorian of her 1950 senior graduating class at St. Mary Springs High School.
Elizabeth, Betty, Lizzy, Oma, Mom celebrated life! All that knew her will dearly miss her willing smile, friendly hug, unbounded generosity, and tea time. Elizabeth took great pleasure in the simple, splendid joys of day-to-day life; singing holiday songs, adorning the house in seasonal effects, spoiling the grandchildren, playing cards with friends, and traveling around the world with Val. Through their many subdivision developments Elizabeth and Val built communities, welcomed neighbors, and created life-long friends.
Elizabeth's life journey challenged her with aphasia in her final years.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, and on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Avenue, from 9:00-10:45 a.m. A Memorial Mass celebrating Elizabeth's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fond du Lac Hospice Home of Hope or the St. Peter Athletic Club.
Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013