November 12, 1961 – November 9, 2019
Roger Kappesser, 57, of Louisville, entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2019. He was a longtime member of St. James Evangelical and Reformed Church. Roger participated in Kentucky State Summer and Winter Special Olympic Games. He was the only athlete to compete in the games for fifty straight years from 1968-2018. He also participated in seven World Olympic Games, having won two gold medals throughout his Olympic career. He was also an avid square dancer and attended multiple Southeastern Square Dancing Conventions. Roger was a friend and inspiration to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Michael Ann Kappesser. Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Rawley and Richard Kappesser; sister-in-law, Jamie Kappesser; and cousins, Nancy, Cindy, Sally, and Ronnie.
Funeral service will be 12pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 at St. James Evangelical and Reformed Church, 3535 Taylor Blvd. Louisville, KY 40215 with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 11am-8pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at Evergreen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roger’s memory can be made to Kentucky Special Olympics #4.
- He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Michael Ann Kappesser. Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Rawley and Richard Kappesser; sister-in-law, Jamie Kappesser; and cousins, Nancy, Cindy, Sally, and Ronnie.
- Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
November 18, 2019
My heart breaks to hear this news. I spent time on the ice with Roger at Alpine Ice Rink and shared with him the joy of skating. He will be in my thoughts and his family and loved ones will be on my prayers.
Rudy and Donna Donner
November 18, 2019
Rudy and I will keep Roger and your family in our prayers. Our memories of Roger will always be as little boy ready to explore the world around him😇❤️
November 16, 2019
Such a beautiful soul, my heart is broken for his family and his Apple Patch family. I know he will always be missed.
November 13, 2019
Fly High my Little Buddy...always your Poison Friend. May God Bless You Roger