February 2, 1950-November 10, 2019
Jean Kapels, 69, of Creston, died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at her home.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 385 Street and 205th Avenue, with the Rev. Brad Birtell officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Gass Haney Funeral Home, and will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
Jean was born Feb. 2, 1950, in Greeley, Colorado, to Norbert and Mildred (Luetkenhaus) Van Dyke. She was baptized on Feb. 12, 1950, in St. Peter's Church in Greeley. On April 27, 1958, Jean received First Holy Communion in St. Francis Church in Humphrey. She attended elementary and high school at St. Francis in Humphrey, graduating in 1968. On April 19, 1973, Jean was confirmed into St. John's Lutheran Church.
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Jean was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Kapels on Aug. 23, 1969, at St. John's Lutheran Church. To this union five children were born.
Jean owned and operated KBT Lumber and Construction in Creston with her husband since 1977. The Lord has granted wings to our beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and inspiration.
Jean is survived by husband, Robert (Bob) Kapels of Creston; daughter, Tonya (Kris) Folken of Creston, Gage (Lana) Bender, Kyah, Brenna (Trent) Classen, Rozlyn and Rawlings, Owen and Colt ; son, Troy (Lanette) Kapels of Wichita, Kansas, Taea and Joshua; daughter, Nicole (Lance) Eberhart of Columbus, Saylor, Rylee, Adalyn and Jase; son, Travis (Nicole) Kapels of Creston, Dara and Aidan; son, Brett (Bailey) Kapels of Puyallup, Washington, Maddux and Dash; brother, Don (Mari) Van Dyke of Greenville, South Carolina; brother, Bob (Kay DeBolt) Van Dyke of North Richland Hills, Texas; brother, Bill (Jean) Van Dyke of Omaha; brother, Gerry (Lou) Van Dyke of Omaha; brother, Steve Van Dyke of Grizzly Flats, California; sister, Janet Costle of Mesquite, Nevada; sister, Deb Clausen of Norfolk; sister, Kathy (Jeff) Wagner of Lincoln.
Jean was preceded in death by parents, Norbert and Mildred Van Dyke; parents-in-law, Elmer and Rose Ellen Kapels, Malvern “Buddy” Kapels; sister, Judy Stewart; brother-in-law, Jerry Stewart; sister-in-law, Karol Van Dyke; nephew, Jeff Van Dyke.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.