Kappelman, Karl F.
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Karl F. Kappelman, age 86, of 2933 Berringer Road, Two Rivers, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers.
Karl was born November 10, 1927 on the Tills homestead in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late William C. and Clara W. (Tills) Kappelman. He was baptized on November 24, 1927 and confirmed September 1, 1940 at Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church. Karl attended Meadow Brook School and graduated from Mishicot High School in 1945. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Short Course in 1947. Karl was then employed with Lake to Lake Dairy as a field representative until he was drafted into the military where he served in the United States Army from 1951 thru 1953 during the Korean War. After returning home from service Karl was united in marriage to the former Harriet E. Westphalen on March 1, 1953 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Kiel, WI. The couple then joined a partnership with Karl's father and brother in a dairy and potato farm, which later evolved into Meadow Brook Dairy Farm. During his farming career Karl was a member and leader in 4-H and participated in many cooperative organizations including Lake to Lake, Federal Land Bank, Farm Bureau, and Farm Management Association. Karl and his family were active members at Rockwood Ev. Lutheran Church, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and Manitowoc Lutheran High School. During their farming career, Karl and his wife hosted many foreign farm trainees from Europe demonstrating dairy farm methods and culture while living and working with the family. During his retirement Karl enjoyed transporting dairy cows and bull calves to the auction market several times a week and nurturing his tree farm in Francis Creek.
Karl is survived by his wife: Harriet; children: John (Chris) Kappelman, Cedar Grove; Carla (Dennis) Mastin, VA; David (Patty) Kappelman, Francis Creek; Kathy Kappelman, Manitowoc; Peter (Shellie) Kappelman, Two Rivers; Sarah (Robert) Frey, FL; Robert (Rachel) Kappelman, OR; 19 grandchildren: Dr. Rachel (Dr. Branden) Smith; Joshua (Annie) Kappelman; Dr. Matthew Kappelman and his fiancée Elizabeth Van Asten; Meghan Kappelman; Paul (Katie) Mastin; Ruth (Rev. Aaron) Schumann; Anna (Kyle) Newsom; Daniel Mastin; Jacob (Dawn) Kappelman; Andrea Kappelman; Leah Kappelman; Bethany Kappelman; Mitchell Kappelman; Erin Kappelman; Alyssa Frey; Michael Frey; Caleb Kappelman; Owen Kappelman; Levi Kappelman; 5 great-grandchildren: Kieran; Patrick; Charlotte; Eloise and Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Clara Kappelman; one grandson: Nicholas Kappelman; one brother: William J. Kappelman and one sister: Ruth (Kappelman) Topp.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Rev. Paul Schossow and Rev. Nicholas Maglietto will be officiating. Burial will follow at Knollwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday November 29, 2013 at church and continue Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church or Manitowoc Lutheran High School. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the Kappelman family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com
The family would like to thank Aurora VNA Hospice for the care and compassion given to Karl during his illness.
Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home
818 State Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 28, 2013