Lewis Keppers

Obituary of Lewis A. Keppers

Lewis A. Keppers, 89, of Duluth, MN, died on April 28, 2020 at home.

He was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 22, 1930 to Lewis M. and Martha (Merdan) Keppers. He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and served in Korea. He married Ruth E. Ahonen of Wakefield, MI on June 18, 1955.

Lewis worked as a Carman for the Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads for 46 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors in general.

He was a member of Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Duluth until its closing in 2013 and then he became a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Superior, WI.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Katherine Keppers, Mary (Frank) Watczak, Rose Marie (Briggs) Murrel and brother George (Vi) Keppers and son-in law Harold Morton.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years, Ruth, and his four children: Jane (Ted) Ewald, Sally (Rick) Tesdahl, Denise Keppers, Philip Keppers and grandchildren Mathew (Jaime) Ewald, Melissa Green, Nicholas (Allison) Morton, Patrick (Laura) Collins, Jennifer (Joshua) Hamilton, Christopher Collins, Marianne (Oscar) Robles and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ted (Jan) Keppers, brother-in law Dan (Bev) Ahonen, and many nieces and nephews.

If pandemic guidelines allow (contact a family member to confirm) a funeral service will be held on July 25 at Christ Lutheran Church in Superior. If not allowed, there will be a small graveside gathering of immediate family.

In lieu of flowers or gifts the family suggests donations be made to Christ Lutheran Church in Superior or a charity of your choice.

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