Roy Henry "Hank" Kappen, 83, rural Bayard

Roy Henry "Hank" Kappen, 83 of rural Bayard, Nebraska passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his home.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of Christ in Bridgeport with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Burial will follow at Chaulk Creek Cemetery in Banner County. Memorials may be given to the church or the Alzheimer's Association. Tributes of sympathy may be left at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Roy was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on April 28, 1930 to Henry and Sidna Kappen. At the age of 12, he went to live in Banner County on his grandmother's ranch. He attended schools in Banner County, Bridgeport and graduated from Ft. Laramie, Wyoming in 1949. He was a rodeo cowboy, broke horses and worked for various ranches. Roy married Phyllis Applegate in 1955. They lived and ranched in Banner County and Morrill County. They shared nearly 60 years together and raised 5 children. His greatest loves next to his family were his horses, team roping and running cattle.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis "Vicki"; daughter Margie Kappen (Bayard), Marilyn Kappen (North Platte, NE), Bonny Kappen (Gering); sons Jim Kappen (Lingle, Wyoming) and Bill Kappen (Bayard); grandchildren: Kyle Schneider, Nicki Schneider, TreyLynn Schomp, Josey Schomp, Brittany Kappen, Zane Kappen, Ashley Dilks, Brooke Kappen, Morgan Kappen, Gabrielle Kappen, Taya Kappen and Jessica Kappen and sister Maxine Willis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Joe Henry, and grandmother Ella Williams.

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