METAMORA - George J. Kapraun, 75, Metamora, passed away at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday (July 12, 2006) at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Streator, a son of George H. and Marie K. Waldschmidt Kapraun. He married Betty A. Alig on July 25, 1953, in Metamora. She survives.
George is also survived by his two sons, Joe (Lisa) Kapraun and Greg (Vicki) Kapraun, both of Metamora; his four daughters, Theresa Dutton, Linda (Kevin) Fehl, Denise (Rob) Doyle and Amy Berkhahn, all of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Edward Kapraun, Benson, and Donald (Betty) Kapraun, Metamora; four sisters, Mary Rowell, Elburn; Caroline (Jerry) Glowacki, Minonk; Janet (Jim) Aellig, Wheaton; and Nancy (Chuck) Stoltz, Greensboro, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Betsy; and one brother, Raymond.
He was a cabinet maker for Metamora Woodworking for 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's dart ball league and Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Sorrows Council 3060.
A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church with Father John Verrier officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora, with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m.n;Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Metamora.n;Memorials may be made to his church or to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
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