William L'Eplattenier

October 13, 1917July 7, 2014

William L’Eplattenier Jr., 96, a resident of Cape Coral for 36 years passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Hagersville, PA, William was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the former Helen Kline; two brothers, Victor and Alfred and sister Octavia (Taffy) Piazza. Bill spent 3 years in the Army Air Corps during WWII attaining the rank of First Sergeant in charge of several field hospitals and their personnel. When discharged from the Army he returned to General Foods Corporation and was a loyal employee and manager for over 42 years. He started out as a mail room clerk and ended his career as the West Coast Regional Sales Director in White Plains, NY. Upon his retirement, he and Helen moved to Cape Coral in 1978. Shortly after arriving in Cape Coral, Bill became active in successfully promoting and organizing a committee to form an Elk’s Club chapter in Cape Coral. He served as the financial advisor/auditor for the Cape Coral Elks Lodge #2596 for over 25 years. He is survived by his son William L'Eplattenier III of Vernon, NJ, daughter Diane Williams of Colorado Springs, CO, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-children and his life partner Schatzi Munger. A private family memorial ceremony is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral.


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Nadine L'Eplattenier

August 13, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your dad and my Uncle Bill. He will also be in my heart and my memories. Love Nadine xoxo

Eileen Diehl

July 15, 2014

Bill, Margaret, Schatzi and Family: We are so very sorry for your loss.....
Your Dad was a wonderful man who was loved by his family and friends.....
May all your wonderful memories comfort you.
Eileen and Charlie

eva bota

July 14, 2014

Dear Bill, Margaret and family:Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both,Eva and Tony
"The Broken Chain"

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Author: Ron Tranmer

Judy Nicholson

July 14, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both, Norman Judy and Joanne ( Perth West Australia)

Phyllis Kiebler

July 13, 2014

Bill and Margaret,

Sorry for your loss. It's never easy losing a parent. So happy that you were able to spend some quality time with your Dad these past months. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and may your Dad rest in peace.

Phyllis and Don Kiebler

clara fahy

July 13, 2014

Dear Bill, Margaret and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. You have honored your dad through the years I have known you. May all the wonderful memories you have of your dad and Schatzi sustain you through this very difficult time. God Bless you all.
Clara Fahy

Kathy Yankee

July 10, 2014

Dear Schatzi and Bill's Family,
My parents ( Joe & Mary Venezia) were dear friends of Bill and Schatzis--faithful Wackie Wednesday participants.. My Husband and I were blessed to be a guest at this event several times a year when we visited. We so enjoyed Bill. He was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all. He seemed to enjoy everything around him and it was jut fun to be in his presence. I'm glad I knew him. He led a long and happy life but will be missed by all.
Kathy (Venezia) & Ron Yankee

Rose Benvenuto

July 10, 2014

A great many unbelievable memories with the Cape Coral Elks Lodge...........Rose Benvenuto


July 10, 2014

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you face the difficult days. Luke 7:11-15

July 10, 2014

So sorry for Bill's passing. He almost became like a father to us. He treated us like family. What a wonderful man! We are so blessed to have known him. Gods blessing to all of you. With deepest sympathy, Tom & Claire Verhagen