Obit: Collins, Capp (1881 - 1947)
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Surnames: Collins, Brown, Zank, Cesafsky, Wavrunek

----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11/27/1947

Collins, Capp (21 MAR 1881 - 17 NOV 1947)

Rev. A.M. Muckerheide officiated at the Requiem High Mass at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Thorp (Clark Co.), Wis., Thursday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. for Capp Collins, and burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Capp Collins was born March 21, 1881 in La Porte Co., Indiana, to William and Margaret Collins and was the youngest of a family of 16 children, of which 11 preceded him in death. His childhood was spent in La Porte Co., and in early manhood he operated his father’s farm there. When he was 21 years of age, he came to Clark County and bought a farm in the town of Worden on which he lived five years. On July 4, 1910, he was married to Georgia Brown and 2 years later they moved to their present farmstead. To this marriage were born 5 children: Edna, now Mrs. Joseph Wavrunek of Neillsville, Wis.; Cecil, who died in infancy; Margaret, now Mrs. Gordon Zank of Pasco, Wash.; Nancy, now Mrs. Joe Cesafsky of Humbird, Wis.; and Raymond, who has been operating the home farm with his father.

"Capp" as he was familiarly known to all, served as treasurer of the town of Butler from the time it was organized, with the exception of the first year, and was reelected to that post for another 2-year term in the election last spring. He also served on the district school board a number of years, as well as being treasurer of the butler Cheese Factory many years ago. He was a kind thoughtful husband and father, and his place in the community will be hard to fill.

Capp Collins passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 17, 1947, after having been stricken with a brain hemorrhage the preceded Friday afternoon while at work. Surviving him are his wife, Georgia Collins, daughters, Edna, Margaret and Nancy, and son, Raymond, three sisters and a brother, who resides in Indiana, and nine grandchildren.

 

 


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