Gwen F. Kaup
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 27, 1957
  • Date of passing: Jun 26, 2015
Let the memory of Gwen be with us forever

Gwen Faye Kaup was born July 27, 1957 at Pender, NE to Harry and Lola (Peterson) Persson. She attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #22 and graduated from West Point High School in 1975. On June 2, 1979, she was united in marriage to Jeff Kaup at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point. Gwen worked for various businesses in West Point and for the last 20 years has been employed at CharterWest National Bank.


Gwen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, helping with the Cuming Co. Relay for Life, and was a member of the West Point Optimist Club. She loved spending time with her family, attending everyone’s activities, camping, and helping her family with fundraisers at Christmas time. Gwen could always be seen with a smile and her laughter filled the room.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 19th February 2017

"Sharing some pictures Gwen from 12 years ago....some special moments ... that continue on in treasured memories.  Visit with Mom and she what she remembers of that misty Saturday with fog that night when we moved them in - February 19, 2005 going down Main Street on a flat trailer and holding appliances :)   Know you can't share the discussion but enjoy it. Love always."

This tribute was added by Kyle Persson on 30th August 2016

"Well it's just a little over a week away from Janessa's wedding and I really wish you were here. There isn't a day I don't think about you and I pray that I will see you again your in my heart and I love ya . Tell mom I miss her just the same and both are deep in my heart won't forget you two on ness and phils special day . Love ya"

This tribute was added by Penny Persson on 27th July 2016

"Happy birthday Gwen, I think about you and mom everyday. Sometimes I think it's all a bad dream and then it hits me. It sucks but I know you are no longer in pain. Have a wonderful birthday, hugs to you both. We love you and miss you two so much!"

This tribute was added by Kevin Persson on 27th July 2016

"Happy Birthday to my second mom! Love you and miss you very much!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 27th July 2016

"Good Morning Gwen!  Wishing you a Heavenly Happy Birthday! Love and sooo miss you! See you soon. Celebrate with Mom - have her make you an angelfood cake!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 2nd July 2016

"Am sure there are many, many, many who would agree with the wish in the following song - if it doesn't launch from here copy and paste in the url line."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 2nd July 2016

"Thank you for the rain - - - it was time to walk with you in the rain, to share a year's worth of love and memories, to dance, to sing "Just 5 More Minutes", to cry because just what was needed was one more hug, one more laugh,but to know that you are at peace - your wings spread wide. With Mom, pain free and watching over us.  Love goes on and for now so does the hurt of missing you both. Maybe the rain is your tears of peace to let us all know you are with us.  Lovin' ya!"

This tribute was added by Ilene Evert on 27th June 2016

"I miss you!  I know you are at peace but you took a big piece of my heart with you!   Give mom a hug! Love you!"

This tribute was added by Penny Persson Grovijohn on 26th June 2016

"Well today has been a year since your passing. You and mom are missed so much. I think of you two all the time and we wish we could see you two again. It's really hard they say it gets easier but for me it hasn't. But knowing your at peace and not suffering helps. I love you so so much!!!"

This tribute was added by Megan Kaup on 26th June 2016

"I can't believe it has been a year! I honestly never thought I would make it thru, but thank goodness I got your strength. Some say the first year is the hardest and others say it gets harder. I really hope the first people are right.
The selfish part of me wants you back here so badly, but the selfless love you taught me knows you are at peace and not suffering anymore and for that I am grateful. I know they say she still sees you and knows what is going on and is there, but I want to be able to see you too and be there for you like we always were! You are my best friend!
Love you bunches!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th June 2016

"Good Morning Little Sis!  Thank you for the visit - memories rushed as you let me "tidy your home". A whole year .... the millions of times family, friends and co-workers have thought about you, missed you, continue to love you. We walked together this morning and watched the sunrise as we have many, many times.  Thank you for watching over us - we can still all love and we all can still be PIAs. Send some butterflies, a rainbow or two, the whispering in the breeze we are all still with you!  Love, love, love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 8th May 2016

"In the early morning light
At your eternal place I sat
Your image in my site
My heart racing, the tears flowing
Brushing away the daily dust
The Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandma ribbons
Then being straighten
A Butterfly, A little light were placed
To provide some evening shine
Saying I love you and
Happy Mother's Day!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 1st May 2016

"Gwen, thanks for the visit today.  The rainbow roses from your family are still beautiful --- they are loving this rain. Til next time, Nadine"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 30th April 2016

"You are now laid to rest
For eternity
A place to visit
Oh selfish me
For in my heart
You will always be."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th April 2016

"Good morning Gwen!  10 months .... time moves on .... send my love every day.  Thank you for watching over us as we know you are there.  Love you eternally!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th March 2016

"Happy Easter Eve Gwen!  Thinking of you - saw you in the sunrise yesterday morning!  Thank you for continuing to watch over all of us. Assume it is a busy Heavenly time preparing for the most important day for mankind - the rising of Jesus who saved us all. Say Hi to Mom and have fun hiding Easter Eggs for the Heavenly Children --- have your Easter Bunny outfit?  Love you through eternity!"

This tribute was added by Megan Kaup on 28th February 2016

"There are so many things I want to call and tell you!! It is so hard without you here for all of the exciting things going on. I wish I could see your smile and hear the excitement in your voice. Love you bunches!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th February 2016

"Eight months of revisiting past times through pictures, videos, and places shared, thinking of you multiple times per day --- seeing in the sunrise, in the birds, in the flowers, the twinkling snow, the sunset --- whispering back when I wonder "What would Gwen say?" Lovin' you!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th January 2016

"Thank you Gwen and Mom - I know both you took the wheel today and helped through the situation.  Was praying as I was traveling and you were there at the right moment. Seven months, but still share the praying done every day.  Love you and thank you."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th November 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving Gwen! So thankful to have you as a sister --- this morning already have come across some items involving you and Mom that caused visits to memory lane. Give Mom a hug and ask for you both to watch over family today if they decide to travel. Five months....."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th October 2015

"Good Morning Gwen! Four months....time moves forward...think of you zillions of times each day. Give Mom a hug.  Love ya!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 1st October 2015

"Gwen, how was the first day with Mom? Getting her acquainted with Heaven and her wings?  Thank you for a beautiful sunrise. Love."

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 26th September 2015

"Three months ago today Jesus took  you home - question:  Does Jesus like Miller Light? Love you to the moon and back and even more!"

This tribute was added by Nadine Hagedorn on 21st September 2015

"Butterflies, sunrise and sunsets have taken on an additional meaning - all share your unconditional love and laughter.  Millions of butterflies hear us say - "Hello Gwen!" "Love you Gwen"."

This tribute was added by Shellie Wietfeld on 16th September 2015

"I miss our talks! I miss you!!❤️"

This tribute was added by N Sam on 14th September 2015

"Dear Family of Gwen,

I'm sorry that you are experiencing the mourning of losing a love one. Many if not all of us has experienced this, but I would like to share a brief scripture that will may just bring you comfort.

(Revelation 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Thanks for reading."

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