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John Roberts Aper

Published: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – John Roberts Aper, 87, of Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls.

John was born Nov. 5, 1925, to John George and Helen (Reigle) Aper in Sterling. He was very proud of the time he spent in the Marine Corps during World War II.

John and Beverly Hunter were married on July 28, 1957, at the First Lutheran Chapel in Minot, N.D. He graduated with degrees in secondary education, English and math from the College of Idaho. Later, he earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Montana. In 1962, he accepted a position as librarian and media specialist at Klamath Union High School.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; son, Kurt (Tori) Aper and their daughters, Megan and Cameron, of Naperville; son, Christopher (Kendra) Aper and their sons, Brendan, of Bend, Ore., and Marine Cpl. Andrew Aper, stationed in Okinawa, and his wife, Marissa; and sisters, Gail (Dave) Gibson of Morrison and Jeanne (Linus) Stephenson of Collinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dawn; and son, Kragh.

There will be no memorial service at this time due to inclement weather. O’Hair Funeral Chapel in Klamath Falls, Ore., handled arrangements.

Those wishing to send a memorial donation can add to the genealogy society fund to buy books for the Klamath County Library genealogy section, Klamath Basin Genealogy Society, 235 Ridgecrest Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

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