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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