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Forrest E. Epler

March 13, 1939 - August 22, 2022

Forrest E. Epler, age 83, of Middletown, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 22, 2022, at his home.

Born in Reading, PA on March 13, 1939, he was the son of the late Elwood R. and Miriam Z. (Zechman) Epler. Forrest was a graduate of Mount Penn High School. After three years of military service in Germany, he attended Kutztown University and graduated with a degree in education. Forrest taught history for almost 30 years, finishing his career at Caesar Rodney Junior High School in Camden-Wyoming. After he retired from teaching, he worked for twelve years as a docent for the Delaware State Museums. Forrest loved the arts, traveling to historic sites, listening to public radio, and watching his local PBS station.

Forrest is survived by his beloved wife, Barbra Jane (Dreibelbis) Epler; daughters, Elizabeth Bossard and Jennifer Epler (Dan Toohey); and four grandsons, Brandon Bossard (Brenna Hammond, fiancée), Justin Bossard, Connor Bossard, and Nolan Forrest Schaeffer.

The Epler family would like to extend their gratitude to Delaware Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Forrest’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Hi Jen & Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know his health was a challenge at the end but you were all there for him. Thinking & sending positive thoughts & energy your way!
    xoxo
    Debbie Lane

  • Dear Izzy and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Praying for Gods strength and comfort for you and your family.🙏
    Much love and hugs
    Thomina

  • Sending the Epler family tons of love, courage and strength to navigate through this passage. I will have fond memories of Forrest. Peace be.

  • Dear Barb and Family,
    I will never forget meeting you and Forrest nearly 17 years ago! I always enjoyed our conversations over the years and am so grateful that I had the opportunity to know Forrest. I am praying for you and your family and please know we are here for anything you may need.