Dorothy Kathryn Keppers


Dorothy K. Keppers, age 93, resident of Baxter, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dorothy was born June 27, 1926 in Hastings to Peter and Antonia (Tenduski) Knoll. Dorothy graduated from Washington High School in Brainerd. She was united in marriage to Laurence Keppers for 70+ years. Together they were co-owners of Kep’s Superette in Brainerd. Dorothy retired from Crow Wing County after 22 years of service. She was an active member in many organizations in the Brainerd area including, RSVP, St. Joseph’s Auxiliary, MNSA Board of governors, Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society and Supervisory Committee of Mid-Minnesota Credit Union. Most of all she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Survived by her daughter, Janice (Ted) Pederson and 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Jeanine; 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with Deacon Mike Koecheler officiating. Visitation will begin the hour prior to services. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.