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Agnes B. Gappa, age 88 of Nicollet died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet. Father Todd Peterson will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery in Nicollet.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Sunday and continue from 10-11 am on Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 pm on Sunday at the church.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to www.mvfh.org
Agnes is survived by her daughters, Pam (Duane "Duke") Becker of St. Peter, LaNae (Dennis) Mettler of Nicollet; sons, Chuck (Peggy) Gappa of Nicollet, Rick (Kathy) Gappa of Nicollet, Terry (Sandy) Gappa of Nicollet, LeRoy (Debbie) Gappa of Nicollet, Barry (Jane) Gappa of Nicollet, Dave Gappa of Anchorage, Alaska, Hugh (Patty) Gappa of Nicollet; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Liz Helder of Rochester, and Jean Froehling of Woodbury.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cletus in 1993; her son, Jay Gappa in 1980; sisters, Ruth Helder, and Margaret Walsh; and brothers-in-law, Rex Helder, Doug Helder, Mike Froehling, and Norbert Walsh
Agnes Bridget Tierney was born April 27, 1929 in Madelia to Hugh and Beatrice (McMorrow) Tierney. She was united in marriage with Cletus Gappa on January 20, 1948 in Madelia. The couple was blessed with ten children whom together they eventually raised in the community of Nicollet. Besides being a devout home-maker, and loving mother, Agnes worked out of the home at National Poly Plastics in Mankato. She also enjoyed her many hours spent volunteering at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center the Conservation Club, and the Bloodmobile. Agnes's faith and family were the two most important things in her life. She dedicated many hours volunteering at her church of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet. For pleasure, Agnes dearly enjoyed socializing with her friends over coffee, or giving them rides to where they needed to get. Although living in a mainly German area, Agnes was always quite proud of her Irish heritage. What brought Agnes the most pride in her life was her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren truly were her passion. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.
Published on May 11, 2017
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