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“Kathy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much loveLisa OlsonColumbia, SC ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Olson - Columbia, SC

“We are sorry for your loss. You should feel very proud of his service to our country. We are keeping you in our thoughts. Love,The Luthers ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Larry, Marlene & Luke Luther - IN

“Sorry to hear about Ed. He was my parents insurance man many years ago. We also worked together at Western Southern back in the late Sixties. He was...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Dobrucki - Mishawaka, IN

“My heartfelt condolences to Ed's entire family at this time of loss. We all must never forget what the men and women who went off to WWII did for the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Tice - South Bend, IN

“My deepest sympathy to the Kapica family.May God bless you all. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Wroblewski - South Bend, IN

“Sending my condolences to your family. - Joe Simon Jr. & family ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Simon Jr. - South Bend, IN

“Hi Marsha .... So sorry to see the news of the passing of your father in-law .... My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family at this time...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Kapica was a beautiful man with the best stories/jokes and a kind word/smile to everyone he met. This wonderful way of life has been bestowed...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Kapica Family, May the special memories of your dear father provide you with solace and comfort at this most difficult time. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Russell Lawler - South Bend, IN

“Mr. Kapica was our family's insurance man when I was young. He was always so friendly and professional; very easy going. Prayers to your family. So...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Parcher Downey - Nashville, TN

“96 years FULL of life, love and kindness is the legacy of Mr. Kapica. Sigma Pi has suffered a huge loss, but a much better example of life. We love...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jerry Cavanah - Mishawaka, IN

“Don and Marcia and Kathy,I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I met him several times many years ago. I am thinking about you in this...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Catanzarite - south Bend, IN

13 of 14 | Posted by: Anthony & Sharon Baldoni - IN

“Kathy Don, and David and Jean,my heartfelt condolences are sent to you 9n the passing of your father and husband. All the many years I have known him...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon LaVelle Wonnacott - MI

Edward J. Kapica, 96, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 12:05 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, in Brookdale Senior Living, Granger, Indiana. Edward was born on October 13, 1920 in Michigan City, Indiana to Martin and Agnes (Nawrot) Kapica. He retired in February 1984 from Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, where he was employed as an Insurance Agent for 24 years. On June 18, 1949 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Niles, Michigan, he married Jean R. Otlewski, who survives. Also surviving are his three children, Kathleen A. (Mark) Steele of South Bend, Indiana, Donald E. (Marsha) Kapica of South Bend, Indiana and David T. (Cynthia) Kapica of Osceola, Indiana; five grandchildren, Kristen (Joe) Hayes, Douglas (Maureen) Kapica, Jay (Vashti) Steele, Ryan (Laura) Steele and Allison Kapica; two step-grandchildren, Lisa (Karl) Koebel and Lara (Scott) Davis; seven great-grandchildren, Grace, Abigail, Julianne, Leif, Liv, Jack, and Sam, five step great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Cody, Reid, Colin, and Myah; and several nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by two sisters, Angeline Jankowski and Theresa Birx; and his brother, Louis Kapica. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Corpus Christi Church. A visitation will take place from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, where a rosary will be prayed at 4:00 p.m. Edward was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. He was a W.W.II Army Veteran who served in New Guinea and the Philipines. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Edward enjoyed grilling at family get-togethers, fishing, playing poker, ping pong, yard work, Polka dancing, and traveling with his wife. "Ed loved and was loved by many. He didn't know a stranger and shared his smile and handshake with everyone, treating all people the same. He possessed a deep faith, endless patience and a deep commitment to his family. His sense of fun and humor was boundless and present until the end. He died the same way he lived, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. We are all incredibly fortunate to have had this man in our lives."
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