Obit: Collins, Capp #2 (1885 - 1947)

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Surnames: Collins, Brown, Wavrunek, Zank

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/27/1947

Collins, Capp #2 (21 MAR 1885 - 17 NOV 1947)

Rev. A. M. Muckerheide officiated at the Requiem High Mass at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Thorp), Wis., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1947 for Capp Collins of the Town of Butler (Clark Co., Wis.), who passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 17, 1947 after having been stricken the previous Friday afternoon while at work. Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery at Thorp.

Capp Collins was born March 21, 1885 in LaPorte County, Indiana, to William and Margaret Collins and was the youngest of 16 children, of which 11 preceded him in death. He operated his father’s farm in Indiana, in his early manhood. He came to Clark County in 1906 and settled on a farm in the Town of Worden on which he resided about five years. On July 4th, 1910, he was married to Georgia Brown and two years later they moved to the farm which is the present homestead. To this union were born five 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 assisted in operating the home farm.

"Capp", as he was familiarly known to all, served as treasurer of the Town of butler since its organization, with the exception of the first year, and had been re-elected to this post for another two year term at the election last spring. He was most efficient in carrying out the duties of this office. He also served as clerk of the district school board a number of years and as treasurer of the former Butler Cheese Factory.

He was a kind of husband and father and a thoughtful neighbor. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Georgia, daughters Edna, Margaret and Nancy, son Raymond, nine grandchildren, three sisters and a brother.

Pallbearers were Jack Conklin, John Kile, Erwin Much, Lowell Markee, Bert Morrison and Clarence Butler.



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