Richard Allen “Rick” Kapperman, age 66, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Thursday morning, October 15, 2020 at his home. The Lord came to him that morning, took his hand and lead him to his final resting place.
Rick was born in Evansville, Indiana October 4, 1954, to Alvin Lowell and Patricia Ann Kapperman. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Kimberly Kapperman.
A Veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Rick retired in 1996 after twenty years of service to his country. Rick was a loving son, father, grandfather and brother. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life and he traveled to South Carolina several times a year to spend time with them. He enjoyed traveling and had taken cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and the Panama Canal over the years. His last and probably favorite was an Alaskan land and sea excursion. Rick liked to golf, fish and enjoyed the outdoors in general. He cared about the well-being of birds and wildlife and was proud to support the National Wildlife Foundation and the ASPCA.
Rick is survived by his children, Rebecca (Thomas) Brown, Elizabeth Kapperman, Andrew Kapperman, all of Charleston, South Carolina; two granddaughters, Samantha and Fiona; three grandsons, Jackson, Ty and Dalton; his mother, Patricia Dixon of Bellefontaine; siblings, Michael (Charlene) Kapperman of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Timothy (Laronda) Kapperman of Perry, Florida, Lisa (Jeffrey) Zell of Bellefontaine and Joni Kapperman Cooney of Sarasota, Florida; eight nieces and seven nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Parks Funeral Home in Summerville, South Carolina Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Graveside services and burial will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina at 1 p.m.
Local arrangements were handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.