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Jannes Marie Aupperle

September 18, 1934 — April 15, 2024

Jannes Marie Aupperle, age 89 of Anita, IA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 15, 2024, at Caring Acres in Anita. She was born the daughter of Kenneth and Denise (Dorsey) King on September 18,1934 in rural Anita. She had a very strong faith in the Lord, and this started early as a little girl. She would walk to town herself to go the Sunday School and Church on her own. She had many accomplishments in high school. Jannes was gifted with musical talent and loved to play the piano and sing. She was involved in everything that had to do with music. Jannes had the honor of being Anita’s very first homecoming queen in 1950. Being an exceptional student at the top of her class, led her to receive a full ride scholarship to Drake University in Des Moines where she would major in music.

However, after attending Drake for one year, she decided to marry her high school sweetheart Neil Aupperle. On September 13, 1953, they were united in marriage at the United Methodist Church in Anita, IA. The Aupperles were married 70 years last September. Jannes started giving piano lessons in her home in Anita for over 40 years. She taught hundreds of students. She also was Choir Director and Sunday School Music Director for many years.

She was initiated into the PEO chapter EZ sisterhood in 1964 and was always proud to be a sister. God and her faith were the most important part of her life. She was a very unselfish woman, who put everyone first and herself last. One of her biggest joys was her two grandchildren. She never missed a sporting event, dance recital, or any activity they were ever involved in.

Survivors include her husband Neil Aupperle who currently resides at Caring Acres in Anita; a son, David Aupperle of Omaha, NE and friend Jeanne Schwab of Atlantic, IA; a son, Mark Aupperle and wife Diane of Atlantic, IA; and a daughter, Ellen Kaufmann and her husband, Joe of Anita, IA; grandson, Shay Kaufmann and wife Jessica, and great grandson, Emmett Kaufmann all of Norwalk, IA; granddaughter, Jenna Zant (Kaufmann) and husband Nick, and great grandson Bexley all of Sioux City, IA; along with nephews and nieces, other relatives and many friends.

Jannes was proceeded in death by her parents Kennth and Denise King; father and mother-in-law, Roy, and Alta (Hutchins) Aupperle a brothers, Rex King, and Richard King.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the United Methodist Church in Anita. Visitation with the family present will be from 9 am until the time of services at the church. A reception will be held in the lower level of the church following the memorial service. The family requests memorials in her memory to the Anita Methodist Church and can be left or mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home at P.O. Box 523 – Atlantic, IA 50022. Condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfh.com.
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Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church, Anita, IA

, Anita, IA 50020

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church, Anita, IA

, Anita, IA 50020

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