Everett E. Eppers
Everett E. Eppers, 98, a former Stevens Point and Marshfield man who was known later in life as “The Marigold Man,” died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living in Appleton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Wednesday, March 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the Mass.
Pisarski Funeral Homes of Stevens Point and Plover assisted
with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Eppers was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Stanley, the second
oldest of 15 children of the late Jacob and Carrie (Dresdow) Eppers. He spent his
childhood years in Stanley.
He was married to Sally Ocjieck Oct. 8, 1938. She died in
They lived in the Owen/Withee area and farmed in Clark
County. Later the couple moved to Marshfield and eventually Stevens Point.
During their 51 years of marriage, they were involved with
their church and United Commercial Travelers.
After his wife died, he stayed in Stevens Point.
He bowled in a men’s league for many years.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus
He was married to Martha Slowinski Feb. 13, 1994, at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point. She died March 15, 2000.
In later years he was known as “The Marigold Man” because of
the marigolds he planted throughout his lawn.
Survivors include four children, Mary Braunsky, Marshfield,
Carol Meyerowitz, Mesa, Ariz., Virginia (Mickey) Bell, Appleton, and Robert
(Jan) Eppers, The Villages, Fla.; two sisters, Hazel Karner and Millie Burns;
two brothers, Kenneth Eppers and Jack Eppers; nine grandchildren; and 21