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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Leonard Geppert

Leonard F. Geppert

Tuesday, June 1st, 1926 - Friday, January 1st, 2021
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Leonard F. Geppert, 94, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery, Kimball. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. Wednesday with a 10:15 A.M. Rosary. The Service will be recorded and available for viewing soon.

Leonard F. Geppert was born on June 1, 1926 to Henry and Margaret (Lucas) Geppert in Kimball, SD. He attended Kimball School and went on to farming. He served his country in the US Army from February 21, 1951 – February 21, 1953. Upon his return, he lived in several states while working for Zontelli Telephone Construction before moving to Stickney and then Kimball, beginning his career with Midstate Communications.

On September 3, 1960, Leonard was united in marriage to Janice Gross at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball.

Leonard was an active member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, he loved to be outdoors hunting, fishing or gardening and was always up for a good game of cards.

Grateful for having shared in Leonard’s life: his wife of over 60 years, Janice Geppert of Kimball, SD; six children and daughter-in-law: Monica (Marvin) Konechne of Kimball, SD, Kim Geppert of Plankinton, SD, Susan (Ron) Urban of Plankinton, SD, Mary (Gary) Hoffman of Ethan, SD, David Geppert of Kimball, SD, Patti (Robert) Thayer of Kimball, SD and Joe (Heidi) Geppert of Mitchell, SD; 21 grandchildren: Chris, Brad, Andy, and Lucas Konechne; Josh, Sammi and Jacob Geppert; Ryan, Tyler and Marcus Urban; Erick Hoffman, Stephanie Winger and Brian Hoffman; Allen and Zander Geppert; Cole, Nate and Becca Thayer; Jesse Elward, Macie and Gracie Geppert; 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Urban of Kimball, SD; in-laws: Agnes Geppert of Bridgewater, SD, Joanne (Francis) Pazour of Pukwana, SD, Delores (Don) Geppert of Kimball, SD and Charlie (June) Gross of Belle Fourche, SD; along with many nieces and nephews.

Leonard was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Geppert; his parents, Henry and Margaret Geppert; four brothers: Adolph, Ernest, Clarence and William Geppert; five sisters: Lillian Blasius, Myrtle Spier, Mildred Hora, Margaret Maiers and Jane Geppert; father and mother-in-law, George and Cecilia Gross; and sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Warren Soulek.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    10:15am Rosary
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 10:30am
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    The Service will be recorded and available for viewing soon.
    Fr. Andrew Swietochowski
  • Interment

    St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    Military Honors by Drips American Legion Post #130 of Kimball, SD.
  • Reception

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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Rocky Jones

Posted at 10:32am
Janice and Family: Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. He was a nice man and with his wife raised a wonderful family. I can remember the playing for coffee at Rays, with his mates from Mid State. We wish you all the best in this time of your loss. God Bless you and yours. Rocky and Mabel Jones

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