Obit: Capaul, Balzer Sr. (1871 - 1957)


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Surnames: Capaul, Roehling, Rogers, Holtz


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/28/1957


Capaul, Balzer Sr. (13 AUG 1871 - 14 FEB 1957)


Balzer Capaul Sr., 85, resident of the town of Worde (Clark Co., Wis.), passed away at Victory Memorial Hospital on Feb. 14, 1957 following a brief illness.


Funeral services were held for him on Saturday morning at ten o’clock from St. Mary’s Church, Stanley, with Rev. Ralph Geissler officiating.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.  The pallbearers were Leonard Soeller, Larry Simon, Jerome Stuttgen, Ted Wirth, Bernard Haase, and Paul Haase.


Mr. Capaul was born on Aug. 13, 1871, in Switzerland.  He came to the United States and to Chippewa Falls at the age of twenty years.  In 1892 he moved to Stanley and was employed for many years by the Northwestern Lumber Co. as a steam operator in the logging camp.  In 1879 he moved his family to the farm in the town of Worden where he has since made his home.


In 1893 he was married to Dorothy Roehling in Chippewa Falls.  She preceded him in death in 1949.


He is survived by four sons and two daughters as follows: Balzer Jr. and Peter at home, John of Cornell, and David of Sattley, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Cecelia) Rogers of Neenah, and Mrs. Roy (Margaret) Holtz of Chippewa Falls.  There are ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.


He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and of the Catholic Order of Foresters of Stanley.



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