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Robert (Bob) Kappel

Robert (Bob) Kappel, age 60 of Otsego, and formerly of Winsted, died Friday May 6, 2005 at North Memorial Hospital, in hospice, following a courageous battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Bob was born Sept. 9, 1944, the youngest child of Art and Viola Kappel, who both preceded him in death.

He grew up in Winsted, graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 1962. He continued his education at St. Cloud State University, and went on to be an elementary school teacher.

Bob spent 35 years teaching in the Osseo school district before retiring in 2002. He continued to do many long-term subbing jobs until his cancer diagnosis in February of 2005.

Bob spent three years in the Army, one of them in Vietnam.

He married Mary Fisher Aug. 7, 1971. They had two children.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter Jodi (Brett) Gruenwald; son Michael (who married Michelle Ricci May 21, 2005 in California); grandchildren Karter and Beau Gruenwald; siblings Jean (Jan) Kappel of Winsted, and Lois (Dale) Guggemos of Farmington; mother-in-law Amelia Fisher of Winsted; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian burial took place Tuesday May 10 at Mary Queen of Peace at St Martin’s Catholic Church in Rogers. Burial service was at Holy Trinity Cemetery later that afternoon.

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