James Eppelmann Death, Obituary – On December 18, 2022, James Allen Eppelmann, a resident of Columbia City who was 56 years old, passed away unexpectedly at his home due to natural causes. It came as a surprise when it was discovered that he had disappeared.
On March 6, 1966, Jim Eppelmann was born in the city of Defiance, which is situated in the state of Ohio. His birthday is March 6. Nikolai and Carol (Kuhn) Eppelmann were his parents. He was named after both of them. Following the completion of the first part of his formal schooling in Continental, Ohio, he finally relocated to Columbia City, Ohio with his family.
There, he completed his schooling at the Columbia City Joint High School right up to the year 1984, when he finally earned his diploma. Following the completion of the first part of his formal schooling in Continental, Ohio, he finally relocated to Columbia City, Ohio with his family. His whole professional life was spent at the Silgan Plastics facility in Ligonier. He was there for a total of twenty years. He was a fanatical sports enthusiast who never missed an episode of the Indiana Hoosiers or the Cleveland Browns. He even attended every game the Cleveland Browns played. He was a dedicated fan of both of the teams.
In addition to that, he found great enjoyment in going to the athletic contests that were conducted at Columbia City High School.
Jim, his wife Penny, and their four children Christopher, David, Shane, and Jamie were all tragically killed in a car accident that took place on October 14, 2002. All of them were taken from this world at the same time. Everyone in the family felt a profound sense of bereavement upon learning about Jim’s decision to leave. His mother, Carol, had already left when he passed away; she was no longer with them. She was the last surviving member of his family at that point in time.
His two sons, James and Lucas Eppelmann, as well as his father and stepmother, Nikolai and Sharron Eppelmann of Defiance, Ohio; his siblings, Nikolai “Tom” (Dot) Eppelmann of Warsaw, Theresa (William) Fruit of Parker City, and Michelle (Jon) Studebaker of Larwill; and a number of stepsiblings and adopted siblings also survive him. James and Lucas Eppelmann were named in his honor. James and Lucas Eppelmann were given their names in honor of their grandfather.
On Thursday, December 29, at twelve o’clock noon, the visitation and funeral ceremony will take place at the Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. The funeral and the burial are scheduled to take place in Kimmell’s Sparta Cemetery, which is also the name of the cemetery. On Thursday, visitation will start at 10 a.m. and continue at the funeral home right up to the time of the ceremony, which will start at 1 p.m.