Obit: Kapitz, Arthur J. Jr. #2 (1947 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Brandner, Cudo, Herman, Higgins, Imbach, Johnson, Kapitz, Malchow, Melke, Miller


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, October 30, 2008, Online Edition


Kapitz, Arthur J. Jr. (May 11, 1947 - October 29, 2008)


Arthur "Jake" J. Kapitz Jr., 61, Medford, died Wednesday, Oct. 29 at his residence in the Town of Hammel.


Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. John Melke officiating. Interment will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II with full military honors performed by Medford Military Honors Team.


Pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews, Brendon Kapitz, Stacey Brandner, Jenny Higgins, Dan Malchow, Robert Malchow, Dani Kapitz, Samantha Kapitz, Jason Johnson and Sara Johnson.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Arthur Kapitz was born May 11, 1947 in Medford to the late Arthur and Clara (Cudo) Kapitz Sr.


He attended Rib Lake area elementary schools and was a 1965 graduate of Rib Lake High School. After his education, he entered the United States Army and served during the Vietnam war until 1968, then worked in Minneapolis, Minn. as a machinist.

On March 17, 1978 in Medford, he married Diana Johnson, who survives. He worked at Hurd Millwork in the maintenance department until ill health forced his retirement. He also had a hobby farm in the Town of Hammel.

He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and family time.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Dale (Jean) Miller of Fox Lake, Ill., Timothy (Deanna) Miller of Mosinee, Mark (Colleen) Miller of Fond du Lac, Jonathan (Kari) Kapitz of Medford and Tracey Kapitz of Hudson; two sisters, Carol (Don) Herman of Minneapolis and Mary (Jack) Imbach of Medford; a brother, Jerry (Penny) Kapitz of Mukwonago; his mother-in-law, Lenora Johnson of Medford; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, John Johnson.


Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.




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