Obituary of Ronald P. Kapanke
Ronald P. Kapanke, of Waukesha, passed away on September 8, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born on August 18, 1936 in Lacrosse, WI to Reuben and Malinda Kapanke. He married the love of his life Corrine on June 25, 1957. He worked as a store manager at Kohl’s Food Stores for 18 years. He also worked at The Fleming Company for 15 years as a meat merchandizer. Ronald was a member of the National Stroke Association and a Senior Advisory Board Member of the Waukesha Parks and Recreation Department. He was also a Lutheran Pioneers and 4-H Leader and a member of the Waukesha Jaycees. Ronald served in the Navy Reserve.
Ronald was a devoted member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. He was very passionate about the Visitation Ministry at Mount Calvary. He was a talented wood carver and was the president of the Lake Country Carving Club. Ronald loved his family very much. His grandson called him “Poppie.”
Ronald will be deeply missed by his wife Corrine children; Eric Kapanke and Linda Reid; grandson Cale Reid; and sisters Janice (Jim) Quinn and Lorraine (Al) Bushek. He is further survived by many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
The visitation for Ronald will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 10:00am until the time of services at 12:00 NOON at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St #4819, Waukesha, WI 53188. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Time of Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 301 Milwaukee, WI 53201, or Institutional Ministries, 2949 N Mayfair Rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Shorehaven and Vitas for the wonderful love and care that they showed Ron these last years.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Kapanke, please visit Tribute Store