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Marvin Eppard (right) moved to Red Wing with his wife, Janice Eppard, in 1995. The retired pastor recently completed his first book, “A Heritage Not Forgotten,” to honor the faith and hard work of his great-grandparents, who helped settle southern Minnesota in the mid-1800s. (Photos provided by Marvin Eppard)

Novel celebrates pioneer heritage

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When it came time to dedicate his first book, Red Wing’s Marvin Eppard said his family was the obvious choice.

“They are the important people in my life,” said Eppard, 83, “and so I wanted to honor them in a way.”


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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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