Thursday, April 2, 2020

DeAnn Kaplan, 81, Blooming Prairie

DeAnn L. Kaplan, age 81, of Blooming Prairie, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

Friends may greet the family 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. A family reflection will start at 10:20 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. A Parish rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday before the visitation at the funeral home.

DeAnn was born Sept. 29, 1938 in Owatonna, the daughter of John and Bonita (Hondl) Resler. She attended school in Owatonna. She was united in marriage to Eugene Kaplan on June 16, 1955 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl.

She worked alongside her husband on the farm in rural Steele County and then worked at Jostens for a time. DeAnn started working at Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric in 1984 as a customer service representative and later worked as an administrative assistant until she retired in 2001.

DeAnn was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl and the rural Homemakers Club. She also taught religion class for many years. Life interests include reading and traveling to Japan, Australia, Spain, Germany and France. She enjoyed time with her family. 

DeAnn will be missed by her children: Shelbie (Ed) O’Brien of Lakeville, Sherrie (Steve) Meixner of Moorhead, Jerry (Barb) Kaplan of Blooming Prairie, Gary (Linda) Kaplan of LaGrange, GA and Grant (Cathy) Kaplan of Medford. Grandchildren Beth (Josh Jerney) O’Brien, Erin (Nate Mink) O’Brien, Kari (Adam) Wilson, Brad Meixner, Mandy (Paul) Booth, Nicole (Derek Storey) Kaplan, Josh Kaplan, Chris Kaplan, Jeremy (Leah) Kaplan, Jake (Dana) Kaplan and 16 Great-grandchildren.

DeAnn is preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, two grandsons Eric Kaplan and Jonny Kaplan, sister Dorothy, brothers Clem and Lloyd.

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