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Wilma Kappel

May 13, 1932 - July 19, 2018

Visitation - Sunday

July 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Prayer Service - Sunday

July 22, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral - Monday

July 23, 2018
- 9:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua

Visitation - Monday

July 23, 2018
8:00am (Rosary at 8:15am) - 9:00am

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Wilma Kappel

May 13, 1932 - July 19, 2018


Our sweet suffering servant, our mom, the giver of life, was taken by our God’s beautiful angels to see the Glory of Heaven on July 19, 2018. Mom’s heart was so big and full of love – she held everyone in her heart. She lit a room up with her love and smile. Her light was so bright and growing dim on this earth. In our God’s perfect time….He took her, this bright light, to be with Jesus in Heaven. Thank you, mom, for teaching us how to love like Jesus.

Wilma was born on May 13, 1932, in Dickinson, ND to Valerian and Lucy (Urbanec) Brydl. She grew up on the Brydl farm near New Hradec attending boarding school at Sts. Peter and Paul School in New Hradec. She later attended high school in Dickinson.

She caught the eye of Frank, and from that moment on love blossomed. Theirs was a love like no other. They were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson on May 28, 1951 where they made their home. They moved to Fargo in 1992 because of health concerns and to be closer to family.

Mom was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, UTU Auxiliary, Christian Mother Bible Study, and was a Eucharistic Adorer. Her family meant everything to her and she enjoyed spending time and playing games with her children and grandchildren. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker in this world. She was known for her caramel rolls and kolaches. Her heart and hands were busy teaching her family and friends how to love, how to laugh, how to live, and how to pray.

Wilma is survived by her children – Doug (Renee) Kappel of Abilene, TX; Debbie (Doug) Henke of Fargo, ND; Dean (Teresa) Kappel of Boise, ID; Denise (Gene) Jordan of Bismarck, ND; Dee Ann (Dan) Magrum of Fargo, ND; her 14 grandchildren – Brianna (Nate) Larison, Zachary, Blake, and Sydney Kappel, Tyson, Justin, and Jadon Henke, Joe (Schlee) and Katie Kappel, Brittany (Ben) Schwieters, Brian Jordan, Matt Magrum, Dylan Magrum (Sequoia), and Hannah (Lukas) Eisen; and her great-grandchildren – Avion, Summer, August, and Kayson, and two special little ones soon to arrive. Also surviving are her siblings – Martha Reisenauer and Ray Brydl, both of Dickinson, ND; and Janice Baker of Fargo; and many dear in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings – Laudie Brydl and Larry Brydl, and many other special relatives including her uncle, Fr. Laudislaus Brydl.

Thank you to all the people who listened to Jesus’ calling to come to the aid of our mom during her last days on this earth. Those special Angels, we, as a family of Wilma would like to thank are all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at Essentia, especially nurses Britta and Mary. Thank you and God bless all of you.

ROSARY: 4:30 PM Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home
FUNERAL MASS: 9 AM Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo
BURIAL: 2 PM Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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17 responses to “Wilma Kappel”

  1. Trudy Wimer says:

    We are so sorry in the loss of your mother and grandmother. May Gods loving arms wrap you in His peace and love at this time of sorrow in your lives. She was a beautiful lady whom I loved. She is happy now with Dad. Love to all of you. Trudy and Bob.

  2. Tina Brydl says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Wilma. Wilma was a very special lady who will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless and watch over her family and friends always. I believe that as our loved ones leave us, they become guardian angels to watch over all they leave behind. Take care to you always.

  3. Wanda Padgett says:

    My heart is so heavy with the loss of Wilma. We have kept in touch for many many years with phone calls and cards she always had a kind word to say loved getting her cards. She was always a bright light in some difficult times. What I would give for one of her kolaches. My heart is with her family who I have kept in touch with over years. Kappel family will always have a very special place in my heart. God Bless you on this difficult journey.

  4. Corine Jordan says:

    To all of the Kappel family I just want to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother grandmother and great grandmother. What a blessing she was to all who knew her and on Monday we will celebrate her life .
    I wish I could be there but I will be there in spirit🙏🏻🙏🏻Wilma loved big and anybody who knew her know the love she had for her family. May God bless all of you and give you peace and comfort.

  5. Joe and Mary Kirschbaum says:

    God bless this wonderful mom and her family.

  6. Jim Kappel says:

    Rest In Peace Aunt Wilma.

  7. Shelly Kappel says:

    I will miss you Aunt Wilma. Forever in my heart. Your godchild Shelly.

  8. Al and Donna Belinskey says:

    So sorry for your loss, the Kappel Family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Rest in peace Wilma !

  9. Brenda Juhasz says:

    How blessed we are, to have had such a loving, beautiful woman in our lives. We will forever cherish the gift of Aunt Wilma and all the many wonderful memories we have, growing up with her. Our hearts ache with you, knowing how you will miss her. Our spirits delight in her heavenly joy! Much love to you all. Brenda and Steve

  10. COLLEEN HARRIS says:

    So sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. What a wonderful person she was! Prayers of love and support for you and your family. Hold on to all those precious memories!

  11. Bob and Mary Ann Anner says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing…she was a great person..

  12. peter & connie jean kappel says:

    Aunt Wilma is with Uncle Frank in Heaven, both looking down on all of us! For Breakfast she made me her specialty which was either Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal and or Malt O’ Meal every morning. What a treat, I was able to take the North Coast Limited (Northern Pacific Train) from St. Paul, MN to Dickinson ND every summer when I was a young teenager visiting Cousin Doug and the entire Kappel Family, sleeping over and just having summer fun hanging out will all my Cousins!!! Aunt Wilma taught me to spread some JOY every day. Such a kind individual with the biggest heart of all…………..I will dearly miss talking to her on the phone. She had such a cheerful voice, Always made me SMILE Her Angels in Heaven has reserved a special place for her, along with Uncle Frank. Peter & Connie Jean Kappel from Vadnais Heights MN send out our thoughts & prayers.

  13. Marie and Patrick Magrum says:

    Wilma was a very special person and I truly will miss her even though I only spent limited time with her I knew she was one of God’s special gifts. Prayers to you and your families.

  14. BJ Rummel-Smedberg says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Wilma. My deepest sympathy to you all. May God be your strength as your heart aches during this difficult crossroad. Even tho her presence is absent, a mother/grandmother never leaves our hearts. Prayers for God’s peace to guide each of you!!

  15. Darlene Peterson says:

    Thinking of you at this difficult time, saying goodbye is never easy. I didn’t really know Wilma, but she lives on in her daughters . Hugs to Debbie and Dee Ann.

  16. Keith Kappel says:

    Just watched the video. Thinking of all of my cousins and Aunt Wilma today. RIP Aunt Wilma. You will be missed greatly.

  17. Ron Ragan says:

    I had the honor and privilege to have met Wilma in my capacity as one of the van drivers at Riverview Place. Always cheerful, we had many wonderful and often funny discussions as I was driving her to various appointments. When we returned, she would always thank me by saying, ” You are such a good boy”! I always had to chuckle at this…I am 66 years old!
    Wilma, may God hold you close and please know I will miss you and your beautiful smile and sense of humor!

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