Carol L. Eppert

February 25, 1940 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Carol Eppert Obituary

Carol L. Eppert, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in South Bend, Indiana, on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Born on February 25, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, to Alexander and Dorothy Harayda, Carol was the youngest of four children. She grew up in LaPorte, Indiana, before attending Indiana University and graduating with a master’s degree in education. She married James Eppert on August 17, 1963, and began her teaching career in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carol and Jim established lifelong residence in South Bend, Indiana.

Carol taught third and fourth grade at Jefferson Elementary and then Darden Elementary, for a total teaching career spanning more than 50 years, before retiring in 2013. She was a strong advocate for public education and teachers’ rights, serving as secretary for NEA - South Bend for many years. Carol touched countless lives inside and outside of the classroom.  

Carol was a longtime member of St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed vacations with her family and monthly gatherings with her “card group.” She loved animals (sometimes more than people) and enjoyed cheering for IU and Notre Dame sports. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her children: Alex Eppert (Tammy) of Decatur, TN, and Matt Eppert (Karen) of Mishawaka, IN

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at St. Thérèse, Little Flower Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm. Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with her care.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to the Center for Hospice Care (www.cfhcare.org) or the Humane Society of St. Joseph County (www.humanesocietystjc.org).


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March 23, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church
54191 N. Ironwood Road
South Bend, IN 46635

Memorial Mass
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church
54191 N. Ironwood Road
South Bend, IN 46635


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