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1101 W. 4th P.O. Box 270
Holton, KS 66436
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Lawrence A. Kappelman


1954 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Lawrence A. Kappelman Obituary
KAPPELMAN Lawrence A. Kappelman, 60, of Kansas City, KS, passed away April 8, 2014 at his home after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was born February 3, 1954 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Lawrence J. and Elberta J. (Twiselton) Kappelman. Larry graduated from Washington High School in 1972. He later received his AD in Fire Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College. He was a firefighter in the Kansas City, KS Fire Dept. for 33 years, retiring in 2009. Larry was a member of the Old Mission United Methodist Church in Fairway, KS, the Firefighters Relief Assoc. and the NRA. He was a Boy Scout and attended Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico. He married Carol in 1979 in Holton, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his parents, Lawrence and Elberta Kappelman; his son, Christopher; 2 sisters, Joy Pinder (Mark) and Tina Kappelman; a brother, Kurt Kappelman; and a niece and 2 nephews. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Old Mission Church in Fairway, KS. Family will greet friends from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Larry will lie in state Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton prior to burial in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Old Mission United Methodist Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 10, 2014
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