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Kellie Sue Kappell

April 14, 1960 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 60)

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Kellie Sue Kappell, 60, of Appleton, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Theda Care of Appleton after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born on April 14, 1960 to the late Roland and Mary (Luedtke) Brouillard in Appleton, WI. Kellie married Randy Kappell on September 24, 1977. They raised two children together and later divorced.

Kellie enjoyed cooking, shopping, listening to the blues and rock and roll but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was great at crocheting and making jewelry.

Kellie briefly owned an aquatic store, and had a dog grooming business and was also a dog breeder. She also babysat and was a homemaker.

Kellie is survived by a son; Vincent (Andrea) Kappell, granddaughter; Rose Marie Kappell of Kimberly, daughter; Mary Ellen Kappell of Appleton, 4 sisters; Tina (Greg) Buss of Minnesota, Wanda (the late Steve) Calder of Appleton, Jackie (Scott) Phillips of Kimberly, Brenda (Jake) Hendricks of Appleton, many nieces, nephews aunts and cousins. She is further survived by her 2 dogs; Barkley and Paisley that she loved very much and by many, many friends.

Kellie is preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law; Steve Calder.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who have helped Kellie in her journey.

A Celebration of Life for Kellie will take place on July 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Erb Park Pavillion in Appleton, WI. The family will provide sandwiches and water. Please feel free to bring a dish to pass and your own beverage.


God saw her getting tired,

a cure was not to be.

He wrapped her in his loving arm

and whispered “Come with me.”

She suffered much in silence,

Her spirit did not bend.

She faced her pain with courage,

until the very end.

She tried so hard to stay with us

but her fight was not in vain,

God took her to His loving home

and freed her from her pain.

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Services are to be announced

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Appleton, WI 54911

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