Arlos L. Epler

July 23, 1923 — March 10, 2019

Arlos L. Kroft Epler, 95, a longtime Francesville resident, passed away at her granddaughter’s home in Lakeville, 7 a.m. Sunday, March 10. 

She was born in Medaryville, July 23, 1923, daughter of the late George and Grace (Tetzloff) Kroft. She married Frank R. Epler on July 4, 1958, and he preceded her in death.

Arlos graduated from Medaryville High School and was a homemaker. She had been a life member of St. John’s UCC. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Cookies and pies were her specialty. She also enjoyed playing euchre.

Survivors include her daughter Lana Anderson of North Port, Florida; granddaughters: Tara Horvath of Lakeville, Renee [Roger] Dickenson of Englewood, Florida, Julie Mosby of Youngstown, Florida, and Janine [Kevin] Fulmer of Medaryville; stepdaughters: Sheri Deem, Fran Zierlein and Sheila Lang; stepsons: Larry Epler and Frank Epler III; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and many stepgrandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters: Alladean Clouser, Georgianna “Dolly” Fritz, Louella Hively and Doris Becker; brothers: Ray and Robert Kroft; daughter Ruth Ann (Timmons) Strain; son Thomas Timmons; son-in-law Charlie Anderson; grandson C. Andy Anderson; and great-grandson Avian Fulmer.

We were all fortunate to have such a loving, witty, fun-hearted lady who played a huge role in all our lives.

Visitation was noon–2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, with funeral services at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 13696 West 400 North, Medaryville IN 47957. Rev. Judith Doll officiated. Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at 

(Pulaski County Journal — March 20, 2019) 

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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