Margaret C. Epley, 103

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Margaret Clara (Mueller) Epley, 103, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at St. Mark’s Nursing Home in Austin.

Margaret was born May 31, 1916, in Austin to Joseph and Margaret (Schottler) Mueller.  She was a graduate of Austin Pacelli High School. She met the love of her life, Earl Epley. They were married on June 12, 1939 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Together they raised six children on a farm southeast of Austin.

Margaret C. Epley, 103

Margaret was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family’s needs first. She worked throughout her life as a dedicated farm wife and a homemaker. Margaret valued her friendships and spending time with local neighbors; however, the love of her family was first and foremost in her heart. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

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She is survived by her children, Richard Epley of Austin, Darlene (Dean) Pater of Derby, Kansas, Roger (Lana) Epley of Austin, Mary Jo (Mike) McKinney of Apple Valley,  Minnesota and Jane (Lynn) Sathre of Adams, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Epley of Austin; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren; loving relatives and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by husband Earl; son, James Epley and infant son, William; great granddaughter, Hannah.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the Mass at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church.

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