Jan D. Kappler, 73 of Wegee Road, Bellaire, Ohio died Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
He was born October 21, 1941 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late Charles Frederick and Ethel Bolen Kappler.
Jan was a retired press operator and welder for the for International Harvester and Mayflower Corporation in Shadyside. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving two tours where he was awarded the Purple Heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara D. Crumbaker Kappler and his brother, Floyd Kappler.
Surviving are his son JD Kappler of Bellaire, three sisters-in-law, Tola Kappler of Wheeling, Judy Bovenizer of West Palm Beach, FL and Elizabeth Meholovitch of Shadyside. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside on Wednesday from 2 pm until time of services at 6 pm with Rev David M. Demarest officiating.
Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Full Military services at 5:45 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shadyside High School Athletic Director’s Fund 3890 Lincoln Avenue Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
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