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Kelly Lynne Harper


September 14, 2020

Kelly Lynne Harper

August 29, 1967 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 53)

Kelly Lynne Harper, 53, of Walker, Minnesota began her journey to the spirit world on Friday, September 11th, 2020 from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She was born to Marcella (Tanner) Ardito and John Harper on August 29th, 1967 in Minneapolis, MN.

Kelly was a very loving and smart woman who enjoyed hosting family cookouts and holiday events. She was known at work for her smile and kindness to everyone. Kelly spent her free time living it up at the casinos and was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan. She enjoyed a nice cold Miller Light on her porch while visiting with her family and friends when they stopped by or called. She will be missed by many.

Family that welcome Kelly to the spirit world are her father, John Harper; stepfather, Sam Ardito; sisters, Evelyn and Theresa Harper; auntie, Janice Tanner and cousins, Tish and Ronny.

She leaves behind her children, Alexander Braman, John Harper and Maya (Josh) Braman all of Walker; mother, Marcella Ardito of Walker; brother, Kerry Harper; sisters, Michelle (Dan) Manos, Kim Libby and Sammie (Eduardo) Rivera, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A wake for Kelly will begin at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13th and continue until her 11:00 a.m. traditional services on Tuesday, September 15th all to be held at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN. Ron Winters will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Kelly will be Alex Braman, John Harper, Levi, Losh, Antonio Manos, Bryce Harper and William Tanner. Her honorary pallbearers will be her children. At Kelly's request, her cremated remains will be cherished by her family.

Kelly's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




September 13, 2020

4:00 PM

Onigum Community Center

Onigum Road

Onigum , Minnesota 56484

Traditional American Indian Service


September 15, 2020

11:00 AM

Onigum Community Center

Onigum Road

Onigum , Minnesota 56484


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