Stuart Michael Kappenman


May 12, 1952 - August 22, 2013




     Stuart Michael Kappenman was born May 12, 1952 at Huron, SD to Cecil and Vivian (Miller) Kappenman. He attended Mitchell public schools graduating from Mitchell Senior High in 1971. He served in the US Navy from 1971 until 1974.  On September 3, 1974 he married Christina Marie DeRensis at Elizabeth City, NC. After returning to Mitchell, he was employed by Miller Brothers Truck Haven and the I-90 Truck Stop until 2000. He then managed the Mirastar until 2006.  He was presently working at the Cubby’s West Convenience Store.

     He is survived by his wife, Christina, son, Joseph, his mother, Vivian Miller, brothers: Randy (Fauna) Kappenman, Greg (Joann) Kappenman and Darren Miller.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil, step-father, Keith Miller, infant brother, Brian, uncle,  Kenneth Miller, aunt, Myona Thompson and brother-in-law, Michael James.



None Scheduled


Friday, August 30, 2013
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Donna Lang on September 3, 2013
I just heard of your loss. i send my deepest sympathy to you,Christina and your son,Joe. I also want to extend my sympathy to Vivian,Gregg,Randy and Darren,this has to be a very sad time for all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Karen Spelbring on August 29, 2013
My deepest sympathies to you, Christina and Joe and to the entire Kappenman & Miller family. I share all the thoughts of those that entered here. Stuart was a wonderful man who has set a fine example for others...We all should be so blessed to have learned something from him. I am blessed to know your family. May God's love give you strenght and comfort at this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Karen
Posted by Carrie Cushing on August 29, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Stuart many, many years ago at the 1-90 Truck stop. He was a good worker and always very happy. I'm sure he will be very missed.
Posted by Kevin & Tannia Miller on August 28, 2013
Christina & Joe - Growing up with Stuart I have some great memories with him on our grandparents farm. Even though I was his little cousin he always had time for me and let me tag along. He will be missed by the whole Miller clan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Donna Bauer on August 28, 2013
Christina and Joe, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Shanna Sheesley-Johnson on August 27, 2013
Christina and Joe: So sorry for your loss, You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I cant believe it. So many memories from living across the street from you guys. He will truly be missed.
Posted by Ann Aalbers on August 27, 2013
Christina & Joe, I am so sorry to hear about Stuart. I couldn't believe it. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Marilyn Bollock on August 26, 2013
Christina and Joe I am so sorry to hear this I just found out about this love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you
Posted by Richard and Marcy on August 26, 2013
Christina and Joe - we are so sad. Please know that our thoughts are with you and we pray that you will be comforted by knowing others share your sorrow.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on August 26, 2013
Stuart will be missed by all that knew him ! He was always the same happy go lucky - ready to help anyone . So sorry for you loss , He will be missed !!!
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on August 26, 2013
Christina & Joe:
Our sincere sympathy, He will be missed by all....
He was taken way too soon!
Posted by Shirley Albrecht on August 24, 2013
Stuart would always greet me with a big smile and friendly visit at Cubby's. He will be greatly missed. Stuart has set such a wonderful example for all of us in caring for our loved one with a cheerful attitude. How blessed you have been, Christina and Joe, to have had him in your lives!!
Posted by Jodi Ducheneaux on August 23, 2013
He was a great neighbor... We will miss him
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