David G. Kepple

Mar 6, 2020


10:30 AM Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday, March 9, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo



Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to his wife, Barb.


David G. Kepple, 81, of Waterloo, died at Pinnacle Specialty Care, Cedar Falls, on Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born February 1, 1939, in Decorah, son of Merrill and Marion Cobb Kepple. He graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1957; and attended UNI.


He married June Miller and they later divorced. David married Barbara Geisler Grapp on February 13, 1993, at Nazareth Lutheran Church.


David was a Catalog Writer for John Deere; he retired in 1999 after 28 years.


He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and attended Heartland Vineyard Church. He was a member of the El Kahir Shriners. Following his retirement, David loved to fish on the Mississippi and the trout streams in Northeast Iowa. He enjoyed bowling on league and loved to sing and dance, too.  Most of all, he loved his family.


David is survived by: his wife, Barbara of Waterloo; son, Steven Kepple‚ San Antonio‚ TX; daughter, Linda (Tony) Seever‚ Holmen‚ WI; three stepsons, Michael (Stacy) Grapp‚ Waterloo, Marty (Paula) Grapp‚ Polk City‚ and Todd (MaryAnn) Grapp‚ Ames‚ IA; ten grandchildren: Ryan (Jess), Jim, Aaron, Kassi (Mike), Tony (Charlee), Andrew (Hannah), Austin (Melissa), Abrianna (Daniel), Alex (Meghan), and Elli; eight great-grandchildren: Makenzie, Trent, Aurora, Rowan, Wilder, Addy, Sterling, and Leander; a brother, Jim (Tammy) Kepple, Longmont, CO; and his dog, Scooter.


He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gregory Kepple in infancy.

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  1. Kim Narveson | Mar 08, 2020
    Uncle Dave will always have a special place in my heart.  Thinking of my cousins and Barb at this time.  I hope you all find peace in each other. 
  2. Dianne and Scooter | Mar 07, 2020
    scooter and I  will be remembering Daivd the day he came to meet his Scooter.  Our prayers are with you all.

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