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Richard Kappel

July 1, 1930 — November 3, 2018

Richard Kappel

A Funeral Mass for Richard Kappel, 88, of Dickinson, will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with military honors presented by the Dickinson American Legion Post #3 Honor Guard. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Visitation for Richard will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 10:00 a.m.

Richard passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson.

Richard was born July 1, 1930 in Gladstone, North Dakota, to Joseph and Mary (Sigl) Kappel. He attended and graduated from Gladstone High School. He worked at Gladstone Co-Op, enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 1951. He served in the Korean conflict, earning the Korean Service Medal and was honorably discharged in 1953. Richard married Lorraine Heidecker on September 1, 1953. Together they raised six daughters and one son. Richard retired from Cass Clay after completing 36 years of service.

Richard enjoyed fishing, playing cards, watching old western, war movies.  Dad enjoyed preparing his famous soups.  For many years he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick’s Church.

Richard is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Dickinson, ND; five daughters, Cindy, Shelly, Janel, Carrie and Kimberly; son, Keith; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Herbert.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Kappel; four brothers, George Schroeder, Dr. Peter Kappel, Frank Kappel, and Joe Kappel; sisters, Teresa Forster, Ann Marie Svobodny, Jean Halleman, and Anne Kelly; one daughter, Arlinda; and granddaughter Shara.

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Burial Date: November 8, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND

Funeral Mass:  11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson
Rosary:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
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