Ernst Toepfer of Eunice, LA, passed away March 12, 2018. He was born in Buffalo, NY.
In 1953 he was stationed at Gary Air Force Base in San Marcos. He served in South Korea with the U.S. Army 101 Airborne Division.
While in San Marcos, he met and married Rose Marie Schmeltekopf of Kyle on Feb. 6, 1953.
He was preceeded in death by a son, Darrell Toepfer, and a granddaughter, Abby Toepfer. He is survived by Rose, his wife of 65 years, two sons, Ernst Toepfer III and wife Monica, Randal Toepfer and wife Claire, daughter-in-law Jennifer Toepfer, eight grandchildren, and six great-granchildren.
He will be dearly missed as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, pastor, scuba instructor, airplane pilot and encourager.