January 28, 1935 - December 7, 2021
Joan A. Kappler, 86, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Newburgh Healthcare. She was born January 28, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late George and Violet (Duebner) Dixon. Joan graduated in 1953 from Bosse High School where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She was a secretary at the University of Evansville Physical Plant for 27 years. She and her husband have been longtime fans of UE, and were season ticketholders for the basketball team for many years. They were former members of Evansville Central Turners, and she enjoyed knitting and quilting. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loved attending their sporting events. Joan is survived by her husband, James A. Kappler, of 65 years; sons, Jim Kappler (Karla), Jeff Kappler (Beth), Brian Kappler (Donna), and Danny Kappler (Andrea); daughter, Karen Pleiss (Scott); grandchildren, David Kappler (Ashley), Kerri Blanford (Alex), Lisa Kappler, Ryan Kappler (Courtney), Megan Kappler, Matthew Pleiss, Jennifer Pleiss, Amy Draeger (Jordan), Emily Phelps (Zach), Andrea Kerner (T.J.), Robby Ort (Brittany), Laura Ivory (Jake), and Eric Kappler; and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Dixon, and sister, Joyce Huff. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2021, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue. Visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mary Hurley officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, P.O. Box 6711, Evansville, IN 47719-6711. The family would like to thank the staff of Newburgh Healthcare for their loving and compassionate care of Joan. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Joan A. Kappler, 86, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Newburgh Healthcare. She was born January 28, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late George and Violet (Duebner) Dixon. Joan graduated in 1953 from Bosse High... View Obituary & Service Information
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