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Cyril S. ERPELDING

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Cy died peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2012 from complications of renal failure. He was 94 years old. He was born in Winona and attended Cotter High School and St. Mary's College where he earned his B.S. degree. After teaching several years he studied at the University of North Dakota where he received his MST degree. His teaching career began at Cretin High, St. Paul; Tracy High School for 10 years, and finally District 622, North St. Paul where he taught Chemistry until retirement. When World War II was declared, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served courageously in the South Pacific and the Philippines. Cy is survived by wife, Peg; children, Mary, Martha (Steve), Amy and Ed. An infant daughter, Laura preceded him in death. As requested by Cy there will be no services. A burial will take place at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If desired memorials may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue, a cause near and dear to his heart. (952) 924-4100


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Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 18, 2012
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