Emil and Anna Koepplin celebrated their birthdays this month.
Emil celebrated his 93rd birthday. He was born May 8, 1921 in Elgin, N.D. He served in the Army during World War II from 1941-45, which took him to North Africa, France, Italy, Austria and Germany, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge, he returned to Lodi, where he married Anna Just on Oct. 31, 1945. He was employed as a line operator at General Mills for 33 years and retired in 1983.
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