ALEXANDRA LEIGH "ALEIGH" KAPPEN,
22, of Cass City, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a traffic accident, Saturday, February 9, 2013 near her home. She was born November 26, 1990 in Bad Axe, to John "Jack" William and Susan Marie (Langenburg) Kappen.
Aleigh graduated from Cass City High School in 2009 and was a very active athlete during her high school education and continued playing softball now. She attended Kirtland Community College. Aleigh loved animals and hoped to continue her education in a field where she could work with or help care for animals in some way. Aleigh worked on the family dairy farm and began milking cows at the age of 12. She worked for Paramount Dairy Farm, Millenium Industries and currently for McDonald's restaurant and as a waitress at Colwood Bar. She was a member of Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church. Aleigh was an outgoing, free spirited and fun loving person. She enjoyed taking photographs, listening to country music, going canoeing, sledding, racing dirt bikes and working out among other activities. She loved spending time with her niece and nephews and her many friends. Aleigh loved her horse, Digger and her three dogs, Hank, Jack and Cash. Aleigh had an amazing smile that she loved sharing with everyone.
Left to remember and cherish Aleigh's memory are her parents, Jack and Susan Kappen; sister, Erin (Eric) Kappen-Jaenicke of Cass City; brothers: Jacob Kappen of Decker, Tyson (Nicole Borek) Kappen of Kingston, Nick Kappen of Cass City; grandparents, Wally and Shirley Kappen of Cass City; niece, Kennedy; nephews: Parker and Chase. She will also be remembered by her many aunts and uncles: Rita (Robert) Rockwell of Cass City, Barb Langenburg of Livonia, Louie Langenburg of Howell, Sally (Ken) Nicholas of Cass City, Jenny (Karl) Zawilinski of Cass City, Hank (Kelly) Langenburg of Snover, Ann Koosis of Houston, TX, Evelyn (Jeff) Minard of Snover, Brenda (Steve) Reeves of Loveland, OH, Val (Chris) Peters of Cass City, Joseph (Colleen) Langenburg of Cass City, Leigh (Sharon) Langenburg of Ubly, Michael (Heather) Langenburg of Cass City, William (Krista) Langenburg of Holly Springs, NC, Ron (Sue) Kappen of Cass City, Rob (Crystal) Kappen of Cass City, Bonnie Kappen of Caro, Vicki (Ken) Proctor of Akron; many cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Louie and Jeanette Langenburg; uncle, Chuck Kappen; infant aunt, Katherine.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195