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Barry Kappes

Dec 13, 2016


Barry R. Kappes

Oct. 31, 1960 – Nov. 24, 2016

Barry R. Kappes, of Ada, MN, died unexpectantly from natural causes on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Sanford Hospital, in Fargo, ND. Barry Kappes was born October 31, 1960, at Crookston, MN, to Raymond B. Kappes and Beverly A. (Roesch) Kappes.

Barry was the eighth baby born to a family that would become eleven. He attended school in Borup and was active in basketball and football. After high school, he attended 2 years of college at Moorhead Tech for welding. Barry was united in marriage to Heidi Olson while employed at New Holland in Ada. Barry was united in marriage to Mary Schneider on January 3, 1997, at their home. Barry had many passions which included deer hunting, socializing with everyone, the Kappes 4th of July,

anything with a motor, preferably a “Ford”, working for several farmers in the area, but most importantly his wife, Mary of 20 years and their two children, Vernon (Lauri Karnof) and Megan. Up until his untimely death, Barry was employed at Sanford in Fargo, ND, for 15 years. Barry also enjoyed working for Jason Heitman and Ryan Gilbertson of Ada. With spring work and harvest, and plenty of laughter and stories of the new friends he made.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Beverly, Ada, and father and mother-in-law, Leo and Magdalena Schneider, of Rugby, ND.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, children, Vernon Volk (Lauri Karnof) and Megan, ten siblings: Vonnie (Wallace) Jacobson, Halstad, MN, Wanda (Larry) Borowicz, Moorhead, MN, Sheryl (David) Pralguske, Fort Movab, AZ, Joette (David) Schouveiller, Plymouth, MN, Terry (Gwyn) Kappes, Ada, MN, Kelly (Renae) Kappes, Ada, MN, Kim (Shelley) Kappes, Oxbow, ND, Lorie (Michael) Arneson, Alexandria, MN, Marty (Tammy) Kappes, Ada, MN, and Kristi (Dennis) Schneider, Casselberry, FL, and many wonderful nephews and nieces, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

Funeral: 11:00AM Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN.

Visitation: 5:00PM to 7:00PM with a 7:00PM prayer service on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN.

Burial: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.

Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600) www.fredriksonfh.com

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