Della S. Kaple

January 29, 1933 - July 12, 2021

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Della S. Kaple, 88, of Galion, Ohio passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Avita Galion Community Hospital in Galion, Ohio. She was born on January 29, 1933 in Little London, Ohio to the late Alva and Hazel (Wayt) Laser.

A graduate and the Valedictorian of her Shiloh high school class, Della attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology following high school. She became a lab technician at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital where she met her husband, Elwood Kaple, whom she married on May 14, 1955 at Most Pure Heart Catholic Church in Shelby. Della went on to attend North Central State College to achieve her LPN certificate. She briefly worked at Willard Mercy Hospital before starting her career as a Postmaster in the Plymouth and Tiro areas, from which she retired in 1992. Following retirement, she went on to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for Avita Galion Community Hospital.

Della attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion where she was an eucharistic minister. She was a decorated Girl Scout leader and was known for her oil and acrylic paintings and ornate wedding cakes.

Della is survived by her three loving daughters, Katherine Hannahs, Angela Kaple and Cynthia (Douglas) Roesch; grandchildren, Zachary Enders, Nathaniel (Hilary) Enders, Sarah (Andrew) Schwind, Matthew Roesch, Jacob Roesch, Elizabeth (Russell) Wymer, Jennifer (John) Hale and Anne Wittibschlager; nine great grandchildren; brother, Alfred (Alma) Laser; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood who passed away on February 13, 1973; great granddaughter, Mary C. Enders; and siblings, Margaret Eldora Willford, Juanita Baker, Thomas Laser, Willow Nadine Morris and Mary Alice Davis.

In honoring Della’s wishes, services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington. Online contributions can be left for the family by visiting


PAUL ZIMMERMAN - Jul 18, 2021
Kate, Angie, Cindy and Families, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. As I remember, she always called me Paulsky. She was a dear lady and will be missed,
Elaine Fortney - Jul 16, 2021
Dear Kate, Angie and Cindy, you have my deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
Danette Lehman - Jul 15, 2021
Angie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother/ grandmother. Find peace and comfort from those around you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jean Auer - Jul 14, 2021
Katie,Angie and Cindy, So sorry to hear of your loss of Della. Heaven surely got an awesome artist! Thoughts and prayers my friends. May Della Rest In Peace 🕯
Missy Jones (Holiday Hair) - Jul 14, 2021
So sorry to hear about Della’s passing. My condolences to all Angie, Cindy and all the family. She will be dearly missed at the Salon. We loved her so much!
Teresa (Kaple) Faeth - Jul 14, 2021
I haven't seen Della in a very long time, but remember her as being a good friend of my mom when she lived in New Washington years ago. I have a Christmas ornament with my mom's name and a Christmas scene painted on it that Della made for her. To this day, I even use a buttercream frosting recipe that she shared with mom. Therefore, I think of Della every time I decorate for Christmas and every time I bake a cake, and I remember her friendship with mom. May God comfort you with wonderful memories. Teresa Faeth
Pam Saunders ( Rinehart) - Jul 13, 2021
To Della's Family I am so sorry for your loss! I always admired her through the years. She was someone you never forgot once you met her. I am so grateful she was in my family tree! I am so glad she was able to keep us updated on the Laser Family Tree and History! I will never forget you Della!
Valarie Rossman - Jul 13, 2021
Kate, Angie, Cindy and families - I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Della - she had a contagious smile, an awesome sense of humor and her artistic talents were beautiful- May she R.I.P. and may there be comfort in knowing she is with ur many loved ones in Heaven.
Chris Daniel - Jul 13, 2021
Angie & family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May your strong faith and the love of family and friends be of comfort to you at this time.
Marcine Schreck Taylor - Jul 13, 2021
Dear Katie, Angie and Cindy. I want to express my sympathy to you and your families at the passing of your beloved Mother. She was talented in so many ways. Her art will be enjoyed into the future. Your Mother was a strong woman. I can remember the early passing of your Dad, Elwood, and how she carried on raising their daughters. I know she has a special place in heaven.
Tina Wheeler - Jul 13, 2021
My Deepest Heartfelt Condolences are with you and your family.
Karen Butler - Jul 13, 2021
You were the laughter at the Laser Reunions which my mother Dolores Dyer Laser enjoyed being with you RIP
Sandy Walliser Holmer - Jul 13, 2021
Dear Katie, Angie, Cindy and families, You have my sympathy for the passing of your Mom. Aunt Della always was smiling and such a awesome sense of humor! I always treasured talking to her. She was a very special person to Mom & Dad. Love to all of you.
Mary Anne Iles - Jul 13, 2021
Katie , Angie , Cindy and Family , I was so very sorry to learn of Della's passing . We had just had a nice talk several weeks ago . I loved her sense of humor and we enjoyed working with each other as Volunteers at Galion Hospital during The Festival of Lights events . Rest in peace , Della and may God be with each of you .
Mark & Kathy Kaple - Jul 13, 2021
Our sincere sympathies to your entire family! Thanks to Della we were able to follow her adventures of the Kaple family roots and spend some quality time together. She was a true trooper in every sense of the word. Heaven gained another angel today!!
Chris Walliser Alt - Jul 12, 2021
Dear girls and families, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She had a special place in Mom&Dad's hearts. I loved her sense if humor, always enjoyed visiting with her. Her eternal journey is just beginning. Love to all of you.
Sue & Bryan Brause - Jul 12, 2021
So very sorry. Aunt Della was a special lady. Loved her wit and she always had people laughing. Heaven is welcoming a beautiful soul today. Send our sympathy.
Garry&Larie Kaple - Jul 12, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. She was always such a kind and caring person! She will definitely be missed.
Robin and Lanny Showers - Jul 12, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Della was a special lady and will always be in our hearts. Our prayers and condolences.
Rebecca Miller - Jul 12, 2021
Dear Katie, Angie, Cindy and families - I’m so sorry to learn of Della’s passing. She was a wonderful, caring, talented and strong woman - just remarkable! I’ll always cherish my lighthouse painting created by her hand. She’ll certainly be missed. 💔