Izaak Lee Epland
Izaak Lee Epland, 34, Killdeer, N.D., passed away as the result of an accident Sunday, July 10, 2022. A funeral/memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minn., with Pastor Ryan Henkel officiating. Visitation for Izaak will be held Friday, July 15, from 5-7 p.m., at Schott Funeral Homes-Mittelstadt Chapel, Lake Mills. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday morning.Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Izaak Lee Epland was born on June 10, 1988 in Arad, Romania. On June 10, 1991, on his third birthday, Izaak was adopted by his parents, Bruce and Lisa (Salisbury) Epland. Izaak was baptized and confirmed at Emmons Lutheran Church, Emmons, Minn.
Growing up, Izaak was a playful, curious, happy little boy. He grew into a tender-hearted young man, who made his parents proud of the son they raised. In high school, Izaak was involved in FFA and the police explorers, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 2006. He went on to attend college in Alexandria, Minn., before moving to Texas to work in the oil fields. After Texas, he relocated to North Dakota where he currently resided.
Izaak was an owner/operator of his semi-truck, conducting business as Grasshopper Truckng, LLC based out of New Town, N.D. He worked hard in the oil fields of northwest North Dakota, and enjoyed every minute of it. Izaak was a skilled driver, moving heavy and dangerous loads without fail.
In his free time, Izaak enjoyed relaxing with outdoor activities. From a young man on, Izaak liked to spend time ice fishing, knee boarding, and motorcycling, as well as hanging out with his family when he had the chance. He would spend time in Arizona playing Nintendo with Grandpa Bert, and at the Epland’s cabin in Fairbault playing cards with Grandpa Jerry.
Izaak will be missed by his parents, Bruce and Lisa Epland, Emmons, Minn.; grandparents, Jerry and Lois Epland, Emmons, Minn.; and Hobert and Joyce Salisbury, Albert Lea, Minn.; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.