Edward Junior Koepsel, 94, Topeka: Sept. 20, 1926 – Feb. 16, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Edward Junior Koepsel, 94, Topeka: Sept. 20, 1926 – Feb. 16, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. – Edward Junior Koepsel, 94, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka, Kan. He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Riley County, Kan., the son of Henry and Anna (Theel) Koepsel.

Ed had served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1946. He then served in the U.S. Army for nine years as an aircraft mechanic and heavy equipment mechanic. He then served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years as a jet engine mechanic until 1968. After retiring from the Air Force, he started work at Martin Tractor, in Topeka, as a specialized mechanic for 20 years until retiring in 1988.

Ed was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, American Legion Post No. 1 and was a life member of the VFW in Manhattan.

On Nov. 20, 1966, Ed was united in marriage to Delphia Eileen Conder, in South Coffeyville, Okla.

Ed and Delphia enjoyed traveling, having made three trips to Alaska, and particularly enjoyed Wisconsin, Colorado and Wyoming.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Delphia, on May 21, 2016; his parents, Henry and Anna; and his three brothers, Charles, Paul and Herman Koepsel.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Valley Brook Cemetery, south of Overbrook, Kan.

Memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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