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Grace M. Kaper

December 21, 1935 — January 1, 2021

Grace M. Kaper, 85, of Watseka passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born on December 21, 1935 in Chicago, a daughter of Richard and Mary (Brabanec) Reed.

Grace married Harry C. Kaper in Chicago on August 21, 1955 and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Gary (Debbie) Kaper of Watseka, Burt (Nancy) Kaper of Watseka and Jeff (Sarah) Kaper of Mahomet; two daughters, Susan (Steve) Johnson of Minneapolis, MN and Stephanie (James) Gray of Barrington; 15 grandchildren, Cornell, Madelyn, Katelyn, Grant, Allison, Alex, Reed, Emma, Ethan, Anna, Olivia, Ellen, Oliver, Shannon and Danielle; 3 great-grandchildren, William, Jackson and Emersyn; and one sister, Darlene Rot of Ft. Myers, FL.

Grace was a member of Cornerstone Church in Woodland, enjoyed playing the piano, and was a gifted cook and seamstress. Her life was devoted to her faith and family.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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