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History of Kappes-Leiranbuilding

The Kappes-Leiran Agency, Inc. was started in March 1987 as an independent insurance agency in Ada, MN by Alan Leiran and Colleen Kappes. Al and Colleen started the agency with the goal to provide quality and reliable insurance products to their clients. Whether you are looking for Home, Auto, Life, Health or other types of insurance, the Kappes-Leiran Agency takes the time to find the right policy to fit your needs. Their qualified agents do the work of comparing companies for you so you know you are getting the best deal. Since the inception of Kappes-Leiran Agency, Inc. the business has grown while their commitment to quality service has remained unchanged. Contact us today to get a quote and experience the outstanding service yourself.

Colleen Kappes

Colleen has been licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance since 1984. She attained her National Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1989. Her primary responsibility areas are agency administration and accounting.

Colleen enjoys photography and spending her time at the lake.

Dee DeeDeeDe Grieve

NorDeen (known as DeeDe) Grieve works with clients to serve their needs regarding auto and home insurance, as well as life and health insurance policies. She has been licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance since 1991 and attained her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2001.

DeeDe and her husband Steve have four grown children and farm near Gary, Minnesota. Her past times include gardening, quilting, reading, and playing the piano, and most importantly – spending time with family and friends.

Janis Jensen

Janis joined Kappes-Leiran Agency in 2004 as a customer service representative and services the personal and commercial policies. She attained her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2008.

Janis enjoys quilting, craft projects, and playing games and spending time with her grandchildren.


Don Merkens

Don joined the Agency with experience in sales and farming.  Licensed in Property and Casualty, he is a Certified Nationwide Farm Agent who works with farm and commercial accounts. Don can also help you with your home and auto insurance needs.

Don is involved in community activities and has been a member  of the Norman County Fairboard for 30 years.  He and his wife Sue have a son who is an attorney in Bismarck and a daughter who is a nurse practitioner. He is a collector of toy tractors and vintage Sno*Jet snowmobiles.