Albert D. Kappler, 80, of Flat Rock, North Carolina, peacefully passed away May 7, 2022, at his home following a courageous battle with an extended illness.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, to the late Ernestine and Edward Kappler; Ab is also reunited in Heaven with his brother Erwin Kappler.
Ab grew up in Illinois, but made Hendersonville, North Carolina, his forever home where he dedicated thirty-five years in law enforcement. Henderson County is forever grateful for his service.
He was an avid fisherman and card player. Ab also enjoyed sports; he was a loyal to his Chicago roots by always showing his support to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears. In his spare time, Ab also enjoyed pheasant hunting. Ab had a passion for music; he relished in playing his piano and accordion. Most of all Ab loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all.
Left to cherish Ab’s memory are his wife of twenty-eight years, Annette Kappler; daughter Tracie Kappler-Raines and husband Matt; stepdaughters Crystal Locke and Michelle Ruggs; sons Timothy Kapper and wife Sherri; Thomas Kappler and wife Stephanie; and Matthew Kappler; grandchildren Josh Kappler, Adam Kappler, Katie Kappler, Logan Kappler, Kayla Kappler and Tristin Swann; and great-grandchildren Ryan Suttles, Timothy Kappler, Nevaeh Kappler, Cayden McNair, Zoe McNair, Jaxson Raines, Anthony Raines, Torran Raines, Ayden Raines, Kolton Kobe, and Karleigh Kally Kappler. Ab also leaves behind a beloved sister Esther Walker and husband Ian of Candler, NC; nieces Jennifer Smith, Heather Beier, Wendy Ball, Jamie Rumsey; nephews James Rumsey, James Walker, and Trenton Cole; sister-in-law Teresa and husband Jimmy Medley and brother-in-law Norman Taulbee.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. James Walker officiating; a visitation will take place one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial donations to be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Hospice Care, of Flat Rock, North Carolina; Memorial Donations in Honor of Albert D. Kappler.