Obit: Kapfer, Erich Joseph #3 (1951 - 2009)
Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Kapfer, Stafen, Wilson, Potocnik,
Stinson, Mertens, Haas, Mason, Scorsone, Mohr, Schmitt, Glenn,
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.)
October 28, 2009
Kapfer, Erich Joseph (8 March 1951 - 20 October
Erich J. Kapfer, age 58, of Thorp, WI, passed
away at his home on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 surrounded by his
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Holy Family Catholic Church in
Willard. Fr. Joseph Follmar officiated and burial followed in
St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Thorp. Visitation was held
at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, October 23, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and at the church on
Saturday, from 12 noon until time of the service.
Pallbearers were: Vincent Scorsone, Erik Stinson,
Matt Potocnik, Bob Mohr, Dave Schmitt and Tom
Erich Joseph Kapfer was born on March 8, 1951 in
Chippewa Falls, WI, the son of Erich K. and Marie E. (Stafen)
Kapfer. He was raised on the family farm south of Thorp, and
received his education in the Thorp area, graduating from Thorp
High School in 1969. After high school, Erich worked at
Stewart’s Redville Dairy, in Greenwood, and then later at
Blue Moon Cheese in Thorp. He was united in marriage to Diane
Wilson on May 19, 1973 at Holy Family Catholic Church in
Willard. They divorced in 1997. He was most recently
employed by Land O’Lakes, in Spencer, where he has been since
1987, and he also farmed and raised Highlander
had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing in northern
Minnesota, and spending his mornings "shooting the bull" with the
Rock Dam coffee crew.
will be sadly missed by his children: Erich J. Kapfer III of Thorp,
Tanya (Matt) Potocnik of Withee, Tammy (Erik) Stinson of Owen, and
Kevin (Dominique) Kapfer of Eau Claire; four grandchildren: Roy and
Lilli Stinson, Kashton Erich Kapfer, and Derek Potocnik; three
sisters: Marianne (Bernard) Mertens of Thorp, Pauline (David) Haas
of Thorp, and Erika (Darwin) Mason of Stanley; many nieces and
nephews; and his beloved "girls"; Kayla, Peanut, and
Erich was preceded in death by his parents and
one son, Erich J. Kapfer II, in infancy.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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