Welcome to the memorial page for

Barbara Lee Kappers

December 18, 1935 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 81)

Barbara Lee Kappers, age 81, of Spring Valley, MN died Sunday March 19. 2017 at her home in Spring Valley.

She was born December 18, 1935 at her family home in Spring Valley, MN. She was the only child of Harry and Elva (Makowski) Kappers. Barb attended school in Spring Valley graduating in 1953. After high school Barb worked at various retail jobs in the Spring Valley area before going to work in the housekeeping department for Spring Valley Care Center. She retired from the care center after several years of employment.  Barb enjoyed traveling, collecting things, going to the casino and feeding and watching birds, especially cardinals. She also was an avid sports fan following area high school, college and professional teams.  Barb was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley where she taught Sunday School for 50 years and she was very proud of her Dutch heritage.

Barb is survived by an uncle, Harold Westphal and an aunt Arlene Kappers both of Spring Valley and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Friedrich & Eda Makowski, paternal grandparents, John & Louise Kappers and her parents, Harry & Elva Kappers.

Barb’s family would like to thank friends and neighbors that have checked on Barb over the last few years and a special thank you to her neighbor Michael Lentz and his daughter, Skylar.

Per Barb’s wishes there will be no funeral service. There will be a graveside service at 1:00 P.M. on Friday March 24, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to be directed to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Spring Valley Public Library, the Spring Valley Historical Society or Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery.

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 Service Information

Graveside Service
March 24, 2017

1:00 PM
Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Spring Valley, MN 55975

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