Rich and Laurie Eppers celebrate 35th wedding anniversary

    The Elkhart couple celebrating their 35th anniversary are high school sweethearts.

    Posted on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

    ELKHART — Rich and Laurie (Letterer) Eppers celebrated their 35th anniversary in December.

    They were married Dec. 16, 1978, at St.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elkhart.

    They celebrated during the Christmas holiday with a long weekend in Chicago: shopping, dining and enjoying each other’s company.

    Mr. Eppers is president of the Philip Matthews Co. Mrs. Eppers is an assistant controller of Franger Gas.

    They have four children, Richard and Kori, both of Chicago, Elizabeth of Cincinnati and Whitnie of Indianapolis.

    They are high school and college sweethearts. They met in 1972 when Mr. Eppers stopped by Dairy Queen and was served by Mrs. Eppers, who was working there; dozens of hot fudge sundaes later they were dating. They dated for six years before he proposed.

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