Mark E. Coppler, 70

Mark E. Coppler, 70, of Roann, died at 8:50 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born May 9, 1946 in Carey, Ohio, to McClellan and Mary (Burks) Coppler.

Mark was a 1964 graduate of Carey High School, 1971 graduate of Huntington College, and received his Master's Degree from Ball State University. He married Peggy Ann Lortz in Carey on December 19, 1970. He was a retired principal and educator in the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. He was also an insurance agent, over 40 years, and an auctioneer. Mark was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Peru, the Wabash Kiwanis Club, and the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Wabash County,   He enjoyed working in his apple and peach orchards, and loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Coppler of Roann; three children, Courtlan (Alison) Coppler of Chicago, Cary (Stephenie) Coppler of Peru, and Kendra (Jason) Parks of Anderson; eight grandchildren, Annaliese Coppler and Leland Coppler, both of Chicago, Brady Coppler and Averie Coppler of Peru, Amaziah Parks, Ezra Parks, Elijah Parks and Ellianna Parks, all of Anderson; his brother and sisters, Norma (Jerry) Begley of Winchester, Virginia, Bill (Jeanne) Coppler of Carey, and Marlene Christopher of Wellington, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Carol Ann Barker.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 181 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Kenneth Greenwald and the Rev. Tom Curry officiating.  Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call 1 - 8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to St. John's children and youth ministries or The Community Foundation of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Mark may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Oct 25