The funeral service for Maynard Arthur Eppen will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 401 Main Street West in Brownsdale, MN with Reverend Jeff Sage officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale with military honors by the Austin American Legion. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.
Maynard Arthur Eppen, age 90, of Brownsdale, MN passed away peacefully on January 8, 2013, at Primrose in Austin, MN. Maynard was born on August 12, 1922, near Zumbrota, MN to Arthur and Marie (Diercks) Eppen. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1941, and proudly served his country in the United States Navy from July 16, 1942, to December 23, 1945.
On December 3, 1949, Maynard was united in marriage to Elizabeth Martha Kuegele in Shawneetown, Missouri. The couple were blessed with five children. Elizabeth preceded Maynard in death on January 20, 2009.
Maynard worked as Bulk Delivery Driver for Standard Oil. He also owned and operated a resort. He was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Brownsdale.
Maynard Arthur Eppen is survived by his children: Dale and Hisako Eppen, Fountain, MN; Sandra and David Grant, Austin, MN; Alan and Ellen Eppen, Edgeley, ND; Dean and Wilma Eppen, Charlotte, ME; ten grandchildren, Jason and Angela Grant; Leonard Grant; Eric and Kara Grant; Angella and Bryan Van Scharrel; Brian and Kim Eppen; John and Dyan Eppen; Sarah Eppen; Timothy Eppen; Rebekah Eppen; Daniel Eppen; ten great grandchildren; and one brother, Burton Eppen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; his infant daughter; his parents Arthur and Marie Eppen; one brother and one sister. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Brownsdale is in charge of arrangements.