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Orville "Pat" Cappaert
Orville Pat Cappaert, 93, of Wallace, Mi., passed away Monday, July 14 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Born Feb. 16, 1921 in Ingalls, Mi., to Peter and Liz (Wangerin) Cappaert, on Aug. 8, 1942, he married the former Adeline Larson in Stephenson and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2008. He served in the United States Army during World War II, was a farmer and also worked at Stephenson Marketing for 30 years, retiring in 1984.
He enjoyed nature, spending time in his garden, woodworking, playing pool and cards and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. A member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, he enjoyed baking and sharing banana nut and pumpkin bread with his church friends.
Survivors include a son, Jim (Linda) Cappaert, of Stephenson, Mi.; seven grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren and a brother, John Brown (Alice) Cappaert, of Stephenson, Mi.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Pat and Mike and five brothers and sisters.
Family and friends may call at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Wallace on Friday July 18 at 1 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Cori Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mellen Township Cemetery, with military honors. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.