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Brian E. Kuiper

Monday, April 4, 2011

Brian E. Kuiper, 71, of Granville, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at his home in Granville.

Brian was born Dec. 28, 1939, at rural Ashton, the son of Margaret Leone (Conley) and Daniel Kuiper. He was raised and educated in the Ashton area and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1958.

After graduating he moved to Idaho and worked as a forest fire fighter.

He later moved back to Iowa and attended Sioux City Barber College. Upon graduation he worked as a barber for a number of years in Granville and Hospers.

On Sept. 7, 1964, he married Marlene Schuster at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. The couple made their home in Granville.

Brian sold veterinary supplies, and then spent the majority of his career in the agriculture business working most recently at the Sheldon Co-Op.

Brian was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. He was a former city councilman and was known as the youngest councilman in the state of Iowa. He served as a volunteer fire fighter.

He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Vikings football. He also enjoyed traveling to visit his grandkids.

Brian was a social person and made friends where ever he went.

Brian will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene of Granville; three daughters, Sandra Reding and her husband, Jim of Omaha, Neb.; Lynne Stallbaumer and her husband, Matt of Linwood, Kan., and Aimee Messerschmidt and her husband, Jason of Missouri Valley; one son, Jason Kuiper and his wife, Trisha of Omaha, Neb.; 11 grandchildren: Margaret Leone "Maggie" and Jack Reding, Sydney, Abbey, Haley, Elizabeth "Libby" and Graham Kuiper Stallbaumer, Sophie and Amelia "Millie" Messerschmidt, Charles Joseph "Charlie" and Henry Brian Kuiper; two brothers, Gary Kuiper and his wife, Judy of Mead, Wash., and Doug Kuiper and his wife, Pat of Alexandria, Minn.; one sister, Debbie Pippen of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, JoAnn "Tudy" Plathe and her husband, Mark of Granville and a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Schuster of Le Mars.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fr. Michael Kuiper; and one brother-in-law, Orville Schuster.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m.

Casketbearers were Randy Plathe and Tim Plathe, Leon Kleinhesselink, Tom Kuiper, Steve Schuster, John Schuver and Ron Budden. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Condolences may be sent online at www.fischfh.com.

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