In loving memory of

Kathleen M. Kiepe
April 11, 1944 - September 8, 2021

Kathleen Mary (Besanson) Kiepe was born April 11, 1944 to the late Ward and Leah (Hartz) Besanson. She received her early education in Delmont, South Dakota and graduated from Charter Oak High School. After graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

She was united in marriage to Larry Gluesing and together they had one son: Karis Gluesing. Later, she married Ervin Kiepe on August 4, 1973 and to this union, they were blessed with one son: Chad Kiepe. They made their home in Ute, Iowa.

Kathleen enjoyed playing cards, visiting with friends, bowling, cooking and baking; especially her favorite caramel rolls. She also enjoyed going to her grandchildren's activities and helping with community events. She was a hard worker and devoted housewife. Kathleen had a strong faith in her Lord who loved her family more than anything, especially her grandchildren.

Kathleen passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her home in Ute attaining the age of seventy-seven years, four months and twenty-eight days. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ervin A. Kiepe; son: Karis Gluesing; brother: Kay Besanson.

She is survived by her son: Chad Kiepe and his wife Rachael of Ute; grandchildren: Dylan, Landon, Leah and Lydia; brother: Karis Besanson of Coppell, Texas; sister-in-law: BJ Besanson of Wilmington, North Carolina; other relatives and friends.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. Funeral Service is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 also at the funeral home in Charter Oak. Interment is in Saint Clair Cemetery in Ute. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Virgie Deiber Henningsen wrote on Sep 18, 2021:

"One neat lady that will be missed. My deepest sympathy and love to you Chad and your family. "

Virgie Deiber Henningsen wrote on Sep 18, 2021:

"One neat lady that will be missed! My deepest sympathy and love to Chad and family. Blessings"

Carl Ullerich wrote on Sep 14, 2021:

"Condolences to Chad and all of Kathleen's family. "

Jodi Buscho wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"She will be missed, she always made me laugh when I seen her at the gas station or post office. Prayers to the family "

Mary Ann Neppl wrote on Sep 8, 2021:

"Chad keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Ann Neppl"