Obit: Capes, George E. (1882 - 1962)



Surnames: Capes, Markee, Ward, Makovec, Miller, Kurth, Strohkirch, Turner, Koepke, Smith, Augustine, Watson


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/13/1962


Capes, George E. (19 NOV 1882 - 1 DEC 1962)


Funeral services for George Elmer Capes, a resident of the Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) community for many years, were held Monday, Dec. 3.  The Rev. Ralph Claybaugh, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Owen, officiated at the services conducted from the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m.  Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery.


Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Strohkirch, Charles Ward, Dean Makovec, Newell Wilson, Claude Wilson and James Clark.


George Capes was born Nov. 19, 1882 in Illinois and passed away Dec. 1, 1962, at the Havenet Nursing Home, Owen, where he had been a resident for the past two years.  He had attained the age of 80 years and 12 days at the time of his death.


In 1902 he was united in marriage to Ella Jane Capes at a ceremony performed in Illinois.  She passed away in 1918.  He remarried in 1927, exchanging wedding vows with the late Edna Markee, who preceded him in death, having passed away in 1946.


As a youth he moved to this community and farmed for many years west of Withee prior to moving to Owen where he was employed in both the sawmill and box factory previous to being employed at Western Condensing Company where he worked until his retirement.


He is survived by two sons, Verne and Elmer of Milwaukee; eight daughters, Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Ward, Mrs. Ed (Laura) Makovec, Mrs. Norbert (Jeanette) Miller and Mrs. Arlen (Bonnie) Kurth, Milwaukee; Mrs. Russell (Lois) Strohkirch and Mrs. A. (Joyce) Turner, Owen; Mrs. James (Doris) Koepke, Wausau; and Mrs. C. (Georgia) Smith, Delaware; a brother, Eveett Capes, riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Augustine, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Edna Watson, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada; 35 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.




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