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Marvin "Marv" J. Capoun

Marvin "Marv" J. Capoun

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Marvin "Marv" J. Capoun

December 12, 1933-November 10, 2019

Marvin "Marv" J. Capoun, 85, of David City (formerly of Schuyler) passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.

Rosary-wake service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in David City. Memorials can be directed towards family wishes.

Marvin J. Capoun was born on Dec. 12, 1933, on the family farm near Loma, to Joseph and Emma (Hostek) Capoun. He graduated from Dwight Assumption in 1951 and then enlisted in the Navy and served for five years. After his discharge, he met the love of his life, Clarice Chapek at a dance at the Dance Island in Wahoo. The couple later married on Nov. 28, 1959, in Weston.

Marvin had a great love of music and enjoyed playing his clarinet and saxophone in many area polka bands. He was wonderful at telling stories, loved spending time with his family, and was always willing to volunteer throughout the community. He also loved restoring cars in his spare time. Marv was an ordained deacon for 28 years, and led an involved life with the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight and as a 4th Degree Knight with the Schuyler Knights of Columbus Council. Marv was also the postmaster for Dwight and Schuyler for over 40 years. After retiring from the postal service, he received his real estate broker and appraisers licenses, working until his second retirement in 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clarice of David City; sons: David (fiancée Alexandra Cruz) Capoun of Omaha, Mark (Lynne) Capoun of Omaha; daughters: Kay (Everette) Caldwell of Belleville, Illinois, and Joan (Ted) Cech of David City; sister-in-law, Elsie Ponec of David City; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Marv is preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Ann Capoun; two brothers: Robert (Margie) Ponec and William Ponec; and sister, Myra (Bernie) Kouma.

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