The Cherry Pie Story

Years ago when Ken was making pots on  Thanksgiving  weekend,  a stranger came up and banged on the door.  He was having car trouble and knew exactly what tool he needed for the repair.  Ken had the tool and followed the man down to the highway so he could bring back the  tool after the repair. The man got under the car, fixed the problem, thanked Ken and offered him one of the pies the …

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Ken Compliments Judith

Years ago when Ken and I were dating. Ken told me all the attributes of all his former flames.  At some point I grew tired of this and  I asked Ken, “And what about me?” Ken promptly replied, “You’re durable.” Not exactly romantic, but coming from Ken that was a compliment!

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The Kindness of Strangers at Ken’s Death – They Got it

Even in death Ken had what our friend Kevin calls a “teachable moment.”   The deputy sheriff from Polk County came to write up the report.  He was quite amazed at our house, and that Ken had build the thirty foot chimney and wooden circular stairs and bent wood railing. When he got downstairs he asked about the blue corn in the racks drying.  Then he said, “Wow.  He probably saved seeds and didn’t do those …

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Ken Keppers Obituary

Ken Keppers Obituary   Ken Keppers died December 19, 2017.  After scans in July indicated cancer, he sought alternative health care.  He died as he wished – at home.   Born November 15, 1952 in St. Paul to parents Ralph and Patricia (Billy) Keppers, Ken grew up in White Bear Lake and Shoreview, Minnesota, and attended St. John’s and St. Odilia’s Elementary schools and Totino – Grace High School.  He graduated from Bemidji State University …

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Ken Story – The Final Chapter

Ken’s story – The Final Chapter   Since many people did not know Ken was sick, and want to know what happened, here is the story.  About a year ago Ken went to the clinic because he had a lump on the back of his neck.  They told him if it persisted or worsened he should come back.  In July he went back and a scan indicated lymphoma with tendrils reaching to his spinal cord.  …

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