Kazim Musa Celepli passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at age 75. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Engstrand) for 46 years. He is also survived by his mother, Mesrure; brother, Seref; sister, Birgiil; nephews, Bulut (Tugce), Kaan, Eric (Kathryn), James, Richard and Tony; niece, Denise; grandniece & nephew, Pera and Hunter; aunts, Nirmin and Durdane; sister-in-law, Janelle Hudson; cousins & friends; and children in every way but birth, Erika Torres and Dr. Chokchai Chareandee, MD.
While Karen was teaching in Stuttgart, Germany she traveled to Istanbul. She walked into the family hotel’s gift shop where Kazim was working. Eight months later they were married in Istanbul. Kazim was an experienced mountain climber & guide who made many trips to Mt. Ararat in the eastern part of Turkey. Kazim was an extraordinary husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.
Visitation beginning at 1:00pm, with Memorial Service at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Arcade Street (Hwy 61), Saint Paul, Minnesota. Memorials preferred.
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