Marie Nepper, 74, sister of Spring Valley woman

Marie Nepper

Marie Carolyn Nepper, 74, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from heart failure.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1943, to Cleon and Carolyn (Davidshofer) Frisch.

She graduated from Rollingstone Holy Trinity High School, Rollingstone, in 1961.

In 1964, she married John Nepper. They were later divorced.

As an active gardener, her yard and her garden were her passion. She enjoyed sharing it with others at her annual garden party. Her adventurous spirit took her to many corners of the world, but she was happiest in her garden.

She retired from Mayo Clinic in 2005 and was an active blood donor, reaching the 100 plus donor level, donating 150 times.

She is survived by her three daughters, Gina (Mike) Tuohy of Chatfield, Jill (Patrick Sullivan) Nepper of Boulder, Colo., and Tracy (Terri) Nepper of Rochester; one grandson, Patrick Henry (Hank) Sullivan; three sisters, Rita (Bruce) Hartert of Spring Valley, Carol (Norb) Budzinski of Grass Valley, Calif., and Toni Ihrke of Golden Valley; two brothers, Donald (Mary) Frisch of Minnesota City and Bernard Frisch of Winona and her friend, William “Bill” Hammer.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Richard and sister, Mary Paula Strugis.

The funeral mass was held on Thursday, July 19, at Church of the Resurrection, with the Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Altura.

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