60 years: Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Epple

Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Epple of Jasper will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 8. A blessing will be given at the 5 p.m. Mass Saturday, Oct. 10, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. There will be no celebration because of the coronavirus.

Janet L. Bleemel and Earl R. Epple were married Oct. 8, 1960, in St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois. Father Raymond Schroering officiated.

Betty Bleemel, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaid was Betty (Reuber) Fendel, cousin of the bride. Sharon (Merter) Reckelhoff, cousin of the bride, and Kathleen (Epple) Froehle, niece of the bridegroom, were bridesmaids.

Best man was Roman Epple, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsman was Leroy Bleemel, brother of the bride. Ushers were Virgil Welp, friend of the couple, and Leon Epple, brother of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Epple are the parents of three children, Richard Lee (Madalyn) Epple of Mound, Minn.; Kenneth Ray (Kim) Epple of Jasper; and Linda Sue (John) Lueken of Aliso Viejo, Calif. They have six grandchildren, Brooke, Bridget and Evan Epple and Benjamin, Matthew and Gabrielle Lueken.

Mr. Epple was employed in the production department of The Herald in Jasper for 63 years. Mrs. Epple was also employed by The Herald as society and obituary editor for The Herald for more than 50 years.

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