Richard Kent Kepler

June 9, 1953March 26, 2021

Richard (Ric) K. Kepler, 67, of Kansas City, KS passed away at home on March 26, 2021. Ric graduated from Washington High School in 1971 and was a proud K-State Wildcat. He was a former professional wrestler, “The Assassin” and worked for Comet Industries for 16 years. He was a high school and college athlete (track and field, wrestling, and football); recreational league player (softball, volleyball, and bowling); little league coach (baseball) and enjoyed collecting memorabilia and cheering on his teams.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Kepler. Ric is survived by his wife, Stacia Fisher Kepler and step-daughter, McKenzie Schmitz of the home; step-son, Duncan Schmitz (Jeanie) of Grain Valley, MO; mother, Norma Kepler, sister, Janet DeLeon (Daniel) all of KC,KS; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Ric was cremated and a celebration of life will be held on April 10, 2021, 12:00-4:00 pm at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State, Shelter A.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021


Richard Kent Kepler

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April 17, 2021

I met Rick when I played softball with his sister, Janet and his father, Fred was our coach. Rick was always a fun guy. He was a big guy and led an even bigger life! These past few years, my husband, Gary, and I would see Rick at the bowling alley frequently. He would always check with us to see how we were doing and we will certainly miss those visits. Stacia, Norman and Janet, you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gene Mendicki

April 4, 2021

RIP old friend.

Sheila Markley

March 30, 2021

Rick sat behind me in a class at WHS. He was a giant puppy dog to me and always so much fun to visit with. R.I.P. friend.