Dr. Donald E. Jappert
1968 - 2018
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Dr. Donald E. Jappert

St. Cloud - September 11, 1968 - November 22, 2018

Born in Fontana, California to Edward and Alberta Jappert. He left this world in Lamphun, Thailand with his beloved Apple (Channanat Promwiang) at his side. Travelling to the end as he loved. He had friends as far away as China. He traveled to Mexico often to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo where he often spent time deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean with his good friend Poli. Poli and his family were some of Don's fondest friends including Don being a big part of the Don Gordo fleet of fishing vessels. Don was an avid fisherman from his trout he named "Oscar" that he caught with his father to salmon fishing in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior as well as countless sailfish, tuna, dorados and the blue marlin that adorns his living room wall today.

Don had educational achievements that included valedictorian at Moapa Valley High School in 1986 in Logandale, NV, the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, NE, the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, NE where he was a Chancellor's Scholar and residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Don worked as an Anesthesiologist for St. Cloud Hospital and Midsota Clinic in St. Cloud, MN where he impacted and touched many lives of coworkers and patients alike.

He was an avid fan of rock and roll music and attending many concerts. One of Don's fondest memories was when he toured with KISS for a time as true dream come true ending with the stop in Las Vegas. He was a little rebellious by nature of the norms of society and named his business after "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol.

Don loved real estate. From his rental properties in the twin cities and Janesville, WI to his proudest achievement of "Poseidon's Fortress" on the shore of the Mississippi River. Anyone in St. Cloud knew "The Poseidon House" with its watchful eye, the Poseidon statue and fountain and its beating heart. The house personified his travels throughout the world, love of music, affection for the sea and all his other passions. Every room had a detail that was something he cared about in life.

Don is survived by his mother, Alberta Jappert of Logandale, NV, a sister Patsy Bethel of Loveland, CO, a brother Eddy Fitts of Stockton, KS, his girlfriend Apple in Thailand and his cousin Ted Jappert in Janesville, WI and many friends throughout the world. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Jappert.

The family would like to extend gratitude to a few people that were extraordinary in Don's life and passing that were not mentioned above. Sue Ogg of Sauk Rapids, MN for always being there for Don and Dewayne Chow (and family) of Overton, Nevada for his overwhelming support of Alberta through this process.




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Published in St. Cloud Times on Nov. 29, 2018.
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November 23, 2019
Alberta: Know that this time of year is sad for you. May the Good Lord take care of you in his Loving Ways. Del & Anna. Donald was my youngest cousin. (Anna)
Charles & Anna Jappret Grim
Family
October 9, 2019
Donald was my younger brother. He was an amazing doctor and person. He had so much energy and every second had to count in his life. He is truly missed by so many people and the lives he touched. saved.
parsy bethel
Brother
September 14, 2019
To: Alberta: Del & I want to send you our thoughts * Prayers. We know my Mother, Fern would want to do this as well. Del & Anna Japptert Grim
Del & Anna Jappert Grim
September 14, 2019
Charles & Anna Jappert Grim
September 12, 2019
Keep your powder dry buddy!
You will be missed my friend.
Dr. Randal Horsley
December 8, 2018
My friend, my hard core gym partner for years in St.Cloud. Me, you and Jerry used to tear up the gym. So much fun. I will miss you, i wish i could have been there to help you brother. I love you man.......

Forever your friend,......Keith
Keith York
December 1, 2018
Hard to find the right words to express my feelings for Dons loss. He lived every day to his best. I'll just say it as simply as I can.
ROCK ON DON, ROCK ON!!!
Suzo Johnson
December 1, 2018
I always enjoyed working with Don, hearing his perspectives, and having a window to his intense life lived with purpose. He was a confident upbeat person who gave careful attention to his patients while brightening the day for his coworkers. He is missed.
Evelyn Erickson
Coworker
December 1, 2018
Del & Anna Grim
December 1, 2018
Del & Anna Jappert Grim
December 1, 2018
May God Bless Don's soul & his after life.
Charles & Anna Jappert Grim
November 30, 2018
My sincere condolences for the lost of your beloved one. May you find comfort and hope in our creators promise at John 6:40 which talks about a time when will joyfully be reunited with our loved ones again.....right here on earth.
B C
November 30, 2018
Don's eccentricity captured the interest of many in the community. He was a talented, driven man that wasn't afraid to live outside societies norms. I cherish all the lessons he taught me and the time we spent together. Don was a important part of my life for many years and we maintained a connection over the last few years. I'm heartbroken that his journey ended so soon. My condolences to You Alberta and Ted as well. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Godspeed Don.
Melissa Dilley
November 30, 2018
Dear Mrs Jappert
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. Don was such a great anesthesiologist and wonderful person. I was always happy to know he was taking care of my surgical patients as they always woke up doing well under his supervision. He was a unique person and we always enjoyed hearing about his many adventures. I frequently told him he was like a colorful salt water fish living in a cold water lake. It always made him laugh. I hope that your many happy memories of him will help you in this season of grief.
John Ness
November 29, 2018
I remember at a company Christmas party trying to teach Don how to two step and polka! He will be missed.
Mary Windels
November 29, 2018
A new chapter for you. Miss you
Linda Lantz
November 29, 2018
I would like to express my gratitude for the kindness and expressions from others for my son. I will love and miss him until i see him again.

I may not see you with my eyes but I'll hold you in my heart forever.

I love you,
Mom
Alberta Jappert
November 29, 2018
I would like to thank all those who have expressed appreciation and gratitude for my son. I will love and miss him until we meet again.
Alberta jappert
November 29, 2018
I valued my relationship with Don over the past 13 years. He contributed positively to my life and to others. I'll miss him; his sense of humor, his friendship and his subtle kindness. He was a fun guy. God bless, rest peacefully
Ken Farrell
November 29, 2018
RIP Don - On to the next adventure!
Tim Henze
November 28, 2018
Rest In Peace, Don.
Timm Vedder
November 28, 2018
My friend, my hard core gym partner for years in St.Cloud. Me, you and Jerry used to tear up the gym. So much fun. I will miss you, i wish i could have been there to help you brother. I love you man.......

Forever your friend,......Keith
Keith York
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