Obit: Kapfer, Bobby Lee (1933 - 2011)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Kapfer, Schultz, Addy, Baxter, Bauer, Moldenhauer, Depenbrink, Wall, Jury


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 23, 2011


Kapfer, Bobby Lee (28 April 1933 - 16 March 2011) With flag


Bobby L. Kapfer, 77, of Black River Falls died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Black River Memorial Hospital.


Bobby Lee Kapfer was born April 28, 1933, in Neillsville to Lee W. and Elsie E. (Schultz) Kapfer.  He was raised in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School.


Bobby served in the U. S. Air Force and was a Korean War veteran.


He married MaryEllen Addy June 20, 1953, in Topeka, KS.  Following their marriage, the couple lived in Neillsville, Rockford, IL, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM, Wisconsin Rapids and Medford.  They settled in Black River Falls in 1976.  MaryEllen died Aug. 26, 2006.


Following his discharge from the Air Force, Bobby was employed at the Ford Garage and Fred Wall’s Deep Rock Station in Neillsville.  He later became employed by Northern Auto Supply a various locations, the Ingersoll Milling Company of Rockford and Woods Brothers Auto Parts in Santa Fe, NM. After settling in Black River Falls, he became employed by Northern Auto.  He later became employed part-time by Gary’s Auto Body, Shamrock Distributing and Car Quest Auto Parts all of Black River Falls.


Bobby was a member of the Black River Falls United Methodist Church and the Miles-Hagen American Legion Post 200.  He was proud to have been a long-time member of the Miles-Hagen American Legion Post firing squad.


He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR auto racing, socializing with family and friends, hunting and Country Western music.


Survivors include a daughter, Lynda (James) Baxter of Black River Falls; two sons, Kenneth (Judith) Kapfer and Christian Kapfer, both of Black River Falls; four grandchildren, Jason Baxter, Tyler Kapfer, Brandon Kapfer and Katelin Bauer; two great-grandchildren, Bailie Baxter and Rylan Kapfer; three brothers, Wilbert "Bill" Kapfer of South Beloit, IL, Richard (Anita) Kapfer of Roscoe, IL, and Michael (Judy) Kapfer of Stoughton; his companion, Joyce Moldenhauer of Hixton; his mother-in-law Julia Katherine Depenbrink of Sierra Vista, AZ; and numerous other relatives and friends.


In addition to his wife, MaryEllen, Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Elsie Kapfer and a brother, Lloyd Kapfer.


A celebration of Bobby’s life, followed by military honors by Miles-Hagen American Legion Post 200 and Thompson-RedCloud VFW Post 1959, were held at 11 a.m. Monday March 21, 2011, at the Black River Falls United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathleen Jury officiating.


Family and friends were invited for visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.


Memorials are preferred to Black River Falls United Methodist Church or the Miles-Haven American Legion Post 200.


The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, served the family.



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