GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Sunday, August 10, 2003

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James J. Epler

 

HARLEM -- James J. Epler, 63, who worked in construction, died of an intestinal rupture Thursday at his Harlem home.

His memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harlem High School gymnasium, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella Epler of Harlem; daughters Cindy Magnuson of Billings and Candus Scheffelmaer of Harlem; his parents, Keith and Cathleen Epler of Billings; a sister, Margaret "Peg" Grimm of Argile, Texas; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Epler, in 1985

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Monday, August 11, 2003

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JAMES EPLER


Epler

HARLEM - James Joseph Epler, 63, died of an intestinal rupture at his home Thursday evening, Aug. 7, 2003.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harlem High School gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Cremation has taken place at his request.

Jim was born on Oct. 17, 1939, in Glasgow to Keith and Cathleen (Ramey) Epler. He graduated from Harlem High School and attended Northern Montana College in Havre.

Jim married Marcella Poore of Zurich on Sept. 9, 1961. He worked for Knute Kulbeck and lived and worked on the Brook Farm, which was also known as the Mohar Place. They moved several times but remained in the Harlem area. Jim also worked for the O'Leary's Service Station. In 1966 Jim started his own construction business. In 1979 they moved to town, where Jim continued his full-time construction business. In June of 1991 they purchased the Handy Market.

Jim was preceded in death by his son Curtis Epler in 1985

Survivors include his wife, Marcella Epler of Harlem; daughters, Cindy (Darryl) Magnuson of Billings and Candus (Robert) Scheffelmaer of Harlem; parents, Keith and Cathleen Epler of Billings; sister, Margaret "Peg" (Dwight) Grimm of Argile, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements

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BILLINGSS GAZETTE Wednesday, August 13, 2003

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Epler, James J.

HARLEM - James J. Epler, 63, died of an intestinal rupture at his home on Thursday evening, Aug. 7, 2003. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 in the Harlem High School Gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marcella Epler of Chinook; daughters, Cindy Magnuson of Billings and Candus Scheffelmaer of Harlem; parents, Keith and Cathleen Epler of Billings; sister, Margaret "Peg" Grimm of Argile, Texas, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Epler, in 1985.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 8/13/2003.

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