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Ferdinand Kappen

June 8, 1937 — February 22, 2019


Ferdinand A. Kappen, of Edgewood died peacefully at the age of 81 on February 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was a member of Old St. Mary’s Church in Cincinnati, a retired finish carpenter with Universal Contractors in Cincinnati and a longtime member of the Kolping Society. Ferdi enjoyed sports and loved woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Walburga C. Helmer Kappen; his beloved granddaughter, Sophia Kappen, who died at the age of 6 from leukemia; and parents, Hermann and Sophia Robers Kappen.

Survivors include, son, Greg (Amy) Kappen; daughter, Sandra Kappen; brothers, Otger Kappen and Norbert Kappen; sister, Annaliese Schulten; and grandchildren, Nikolaus and Finnian. Visitation is Friday March 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Old St. Mary’s Church, 123 E. 13th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests considering a donation to one of the following: In memory of his spirited granddaughter, Sophia, the family supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for pediatric and blood cancer research or The Kolping Society’s Father Hiller OFM Endowment Fund.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 1, 2019

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger

3614 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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