Robert Capen, “ Captain Bob” 72, of Markesan, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home with family by his side.
Robert was born September 29, 1943, the son of George and Edith (Mason) Capen. He attended Waupun High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17, and received his GED through the military. After leaving the military he met the love of his life, Betty Vossekuil and they were married on September 25, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Bob was employed at Silgan for over 30 years as a forklift operator. He was a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun for 48 years of which he managed for 15 years, Eagles Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 210 Honor Guard, and 40 & 8. He also participated in the Corvette Club of Fond du Lac. Bob was always known to be the life of the party.
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years 10 months and 11 days, Betty; two daughters: Bobbie Jo (Greg) Kok of Waupun and Nicole Capen of Markesan; seven grandchildren: Tabitha Holbach (special friend, Terry), Thomas Holbach (special friend, Phylicia), Samantha Peachey (special friend, Tim), Scott Peachey (special friend, Emily), and Sean Kok (fiancee?, Ashley), Ryan Flejter, and Jeffry (Michelle) Voss; seven great-grandchildren: Tanner, Sylvia, Levi, Aubrie, Harper Jo, Cole, and Carter; a sister, Judy (Don) Steinberg; many nieces and nephews; and special family from Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy; his brother, Dick; a daughter in-law, Jamie; a sister-in-law, Katherine; and six brothers-in-law.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Robert Capen will be held Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Don Steinberg officiating.