Esther Mary Paepke
Esther Mary Paepke
  • October 10, 1919 - July 12, 2017
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Esther Mary Paepke, age 97, of Alpine Township, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Sunrise of Cascade. She was preceded in death by her husband Maj. Harold M. Paepke, U.S. Army (Ret) and her daughter-in-law Mary Sue Paepke. She is survived by her children Priscilla Alberts, J. Philip Paepke, Mary (George) Janose, and Paula (Michael) Leach, a sister Ruby Nell Berendson, and many grandchildren. She was the seventh of nine children born to George Keim, DDS and his wife Alice in the southwestern Oklahoma community of Walters. She resided for 50 years in Alpine Twp. Throughout the many years of her life, she remained a kind hearted and thoroughly genteel Southern woman. Private memorial services have been held. Her cremains will rest with those of her husband in Arlington National Cemetery