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Epple, Herman - Tell City  
TELL CITY – Herman S. Epple, 90, passed away June 30, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. He was born in Perry County Nov. 18, 1924, son of the late Jacob and Alta (McKim) Epple. Also preceding him in death were his son, Gregory Epple; a grandson, Nicholas Philipps; his sisters, Flora Smith, Opal Wheeler and Bess Hall and his brother, Vernard Epple. A graduate of Bristow High school, Herman was united in marriage to Virginia Moorehead, Nov. 24, 1951, at Tell City Church of Christ. He remained a lifelong member of the Tell City Church of Christ, where he served as deacon. Herman loved his work as a farmer in Huffman. He especially loved sharing the history of the local covered bridge and was instrumental in forming the Friends of the Huffman Covered Bridge. He had also been employed at Bristow Milling Company. Herman enjoyed entertaining his family and friends by singing and playing his harmonica. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia Epple; his son, Steven Epple (Judy) of Mill Creek, Wash.; his daughters, Katie Heeke (Jim) of Troy and Jancy Lawalin (Duane) of Tell City; his grandchildren, Jamie Logel (Chris), Logan Heeke (Elizabeth), Laura Beth Philipps (Derrick), Jacob Lawalin (Kayla), Brooke Lawalin, Debbie Simmons (Brad), Michelle Brown (Mark) and Mike Garwood; his great-grandchildren, Calib, Lleyton and Legend Logel; Garrett, Abigail and Samuel Heeke; Adeline and Ike Philipps, Bexley Lawalin, Lizzie Simmons and Maia Brown and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Epple of Troy. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Tell City Church of Christ, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Brothers Billy Lain and David Johnson will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsfield Children's Home in Sellersburg, or Woodland Bible Camp in Linton. Messages of condolence may be sent to
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Published in Perry County News on July 2, 2015
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