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.