In Memory of




Obituary for Jack Ellsworth Kepler

Jack Ellsworth Kepler, of Bishop Ga, went home to be with Jesus on August 15, 2020. He was a Godly man, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a friend and mentor to many.
Born December 12, 1937 in Lewistown, PA, he was the son of Phillip and Mildred Kepler of Milroy, Pa. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his grandchild Sarah Katherine Barnhart. He is survived by Beverly Kepler, his bride of 63 years, a brother Phillip Paul Kepler of Wenatchee, WA, three children, Kimberly May Hill (Nicholas) of Watkinsville, GA, Katherine Kepler Barnhart (Alan) of Memphis TN, and Phillip Troy Kepler of Cincinnati OH, fourteen grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and Rusty, his faithful companion and comforter.
Jack, a Mason, received his B.S. in Forestry from the University of Connecticut and M.S in Forestry at Iowa State University. He had a long career with the US Army Corps of Engineers and retired in 2001 with 38 years of service. He distinguished himself as an outstanding biologist, ecologist and environmental science professional. His achievements have brought credit to him, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of the Army. For his contribution, Mr. Kepler was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award.
Upon retirement he traveled extensively with his wife then settled in Bishop, GA. He enjoyed oil painting, wood working, was an avid gardener and blessed many people with the beauty of his landscape, shared plants, and flower bouquets.
Jack never met a stranger or passed up an opportunity to lend a hand to anyone.
The family would like to thank St. Mary's hospice, aids, friends and family members for their tender loving care during his last days.
A memorial service will be held at a later time for family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Washington United Methodist Church, 6365 Corbly Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45230, where he was an active member for over 31 years or to your favorite organization.