Robert H. Elpers of Fort Branch, Indiana died on September 6,2014 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Indiana.

He was born on June 3,1922 in Fort Branch, Indiana to the late Conrad and Christina (Emge) Elpers.

He was a 1940 graduate of Fort Branch High School and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was a World War II Air Force Veteran serving as a pilot and flight instructor.

He retired after 50 years from Emge Meat  Packing Company, having served as Vice-President/Treasurer. He held past directorships in Farmers and Merchants Bank and Princeton Telephone Company.

He was a founding member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, serving as trustee and secretery/treasurer of Holy Cross Cemetery since its enception in 1947. He and his wife are recipients of the 2014 Brute award.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Doris (McCleary) Elpers, daughters Pamela (James) Betz of Fort Branch, Indiana, Karen (Edward) Spartz of Montgomery,Texas and Nancy (Byron) Berry of League City, Texas.
Grandchildren Scott Betz of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Katherine (Steve) Jones of Evansville, Indiana, Jessica (Brad) Bohrer of Zionsville, Indiana, Claire (Jeremy) Tempel of Bloomington, Indiana, Allison (Kent) Moore of Carmel, Indiana, Dr. Bradley (Jen) Spartz of The Woodlands, Texas and step-grandson Matthew (Jennifer) Berry of Raleigh, North Carolina.  Great-grandchildren Will and Kate Betz, Shelby, Cameron and Caroline Jones, Max, Evan, Jack and Blake Bohrer, Veronica and Jerome Tempel, Kaelan, Jacob and Lucas Moore, Sydney and Elaine Spartz and Grant Berry.

Robert was preceeded in death by his parents, brothers Roger Elpers and Donald Elpers and sister Eileen Carter.

Visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday September 12, 2014 at Stodghill Funeral Home, Fort Branch and again from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Services 11:00 am CDT Saturday September 13, 2014 at Holy Cross Church, 202 S. Church Street, Fort Branch with Fr. Anthony Ernst officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.