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Pearl Alice Kapperman - May 15, 2014


Pearl Alice Kapperman was born March 10, 1917, in Ragan, Neb., to Jesse M. and Helen C. (Abraham) Huston. She attended school through the eighth grade and then stayed home to help her parents on the farm.
She was united in marriage to Alfred H. Kapperman in Holyoke, Colo., on June 4, 1938. The couple made homes in Holyoke, Imperial and Enders.
Pearl worked from home as a seamstress. She also worked outside the home at Hurd’s Café, Einspahr Drug Store, Ben Franklin, Bob Lee and Laker’s Delight.
Pearl was a mother to three children, serving as chauffeur, nurse and all the other roles that go along with being a great mom, and was a loving daughter who cared for her elderly mother.
She also sold Necchi and Elna sewing machines, along with repairing the machines that were sold.
Pearl was also active in her community, serving on the Enders Ladies Aide and taking part in the Enders Coffee Group. She enjoyed crocheting doilies and was always giving them to friends and relatives. Pearl also did ceramic and crafts and cut her own sewing patterns from newspapers. She was very creative and very handy with her hands. She was a great cook and the grandkids always enjoyed her macaroni and cheese. It was the best.
Pearl had so much love for her children and their families. She was a beautiful lady who will be missed by her family and friends.
Pearl passed away May 11, 2014, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was 97 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Helen Huston; husband Alfred (Kap) Kapperman; brother Gayle (Rose) Huston; sister June Marie (Lloyd) Rambow; and brother Harry (Annabel) Huston.
Survivors include her son Donald Kapperman; daughter Beverlee (Kelley) Travis; daughter Ida (Skip) Carlson; grandchildren Stephen (Becky) Kapperman, Starla (Craig) Erikson, Stacey Travis-Jaeger, Todd (Dawn) Wallin, Kimberley (Olias) Gehring, Kurt Carlson, Sjon (Bernee) Carlson, Linea (Troy) Gagliano, J.R.Crosley and Justin Crosley; great-grandchildren Harrison, Carson, Alex, Teagan, Londyn, Kierstyn, Emmalyn, Tara, Chelsea, Brett, Amber, Amy, Max, Tyson, Cohen and Wyatt and five great-great-grandchildren; and sister Helen Joy Maddux of Wahoo, Neb.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:30 a.m. MT at Zion Lutheran Church, Imperial, Neb., with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Nebraska.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6-8 p.m. MT at the funeral home in Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Pearl’s memory.
On-line condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.