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.
Due to the state mandate on large gatherings, a Celebration of Kellie’s life will be held at a later date. Please check Valley Funeral Home website for further updates.
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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