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John Dedrick Cappelmann, Jr.

John Dedrick Cappelmann, Jr.
  • November 28, 1927 - November 23, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    604 Pitt Street
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Franke at Seaside Benevolence Fund or Lutheran Hospice
    1885 Rifle Range Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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“And life goes on... we grow day by day year by year we have so many in our lives that pass us by and then there is the ones that have had such an...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: athena irland - Huger, SC

“To all the Capplemann kids, I'm sorry for your loss. I can remember raging around the beach on Sullivan's Island as a kid with all of you. Your Dad...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: John Pennell - Family

“Dear Sean & Family,I am so sorry for the loss of your father & grandfather. His contribution to our industry in its infancy was matched by few. My...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Jones - leawood, KS - Friend

“Heartfelt condolences to all on the loss of your father. He was such a fine man who lived a life in service to his family and community. Love and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Chakides Gaffos - Friend

“He was always bigger than life to me. I'll always cherish the memories. Grady ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Grady and Renate Johnson

“I listed "student" as relationship. The reason being I believe I was a student of a Ms. Cappelmann that lived on Rutledge Ave. I started taking piano...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Samuel Steinberg - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I am related through my mother, Betty Cappelmann DuPre, and was sad to learn of John's passing, but glad to know that he lived long and well. We...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Cary Lafaye - Columbiac, SC

“Our sincere sympathy to the Cappelmann families. Remembering you all with love and prayers.Nancy & Lou Kruger ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Kruger - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“I was sad to read of Mr. Cappelmann's passing early today...Mr. Cappelmann was very good to me in the late 70's early 80's when I had gone back to...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - Friend

“My sincere condolences all of the family. He certainly exemplifies all the characteristics of a life well lived. I was a tenant in one of his...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria Purcell - Acquaintance

“So sorry to hear about Mr Cappelman's passing. He was always such a gentleman when I first met him. His love of his family and the business he...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ginny Wilson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Donna, Jan, Chip, Billy, Beth and entire family, my deepest sympathies for you all. Andy Ward ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Andy Ward - Mcclellanville, SC

“Our family sends love and prayers of peace in the loss of your Father. What a Grand man and friend he was to all of us. With much Love to all! &...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - McClellanville, SC


John D. Cappelmann, Jr., 92, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of the late Betty Jo King Cappelmann, entered into eternal rest Monday, November 23, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held Sunday, November 29, 2020 due to COVID-19. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Paul's Lutheran Church followed by a celebration of his life.

John was born November 28, 1927 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late John Dedrick Cappelmann, Sr. and the late Hulda Gertrude Jahnz Cappelmann. He grew up in Charleston on Rutledge Avenue and graduated from Charleston High. He then went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. In 1954 he started his own insurance agency, The General Agency, which is still in operation today. He raised his five children on Sullivan's Island where they learned the love of the water and the beach. He was an avid deep sea fisherman with many boats throughout the years, all named "Betty J" after his beloved wife of 54 years. He also had a passion for traveling and was able to visit every continent.
He was a member of the Hibernian Society, the German Friendly Society, the Arion Society, was past president of AIPAGIA, an insurance organization. He was a member and past treasurer at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sons, John "Chip" D. Cappelmann III (Betsy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and William "Billy" E. Cappelmann (Melanie) of Isle of Palms, SC; three daughters, Donna Leslie Cappelmann of Charleston, SC, Janet C. Kaiser (Vincent) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Elizabeth C. Lewis (Scott) of Mt Pleasant, SC; and eight grandchildren, John "Sean" D. Cappelmann IV, Harris E. Cappelmann (Karlye), Grace C. Grimsley (Thomas), William E. Cappelmann, Jr. (Lindsey), Emily A. Cappelmann, Vincent C. Kaiser, Rachel J. Lewis, Joseph S. Lewis, Jr., and one great grandchild, Chase L. Cappelmann. He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Amanda J, Kaiser and his 2nd wife Evelyn Bell Cappelmann.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at Franke at Seaside. A special thank you to the caregivers at Be Well and Right at Home for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 604 Pitt Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464 or Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464.