Bernard M. "Bernie" Kapper (63) of Mattoon


Published on July 9 2014 5:31 am

 Bernard M. "Bernie" Kapper, 63, of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away at 5:30 P.M., Monday, July  7, 2014, in the Mattoon Health and Rehabititation Center of Mattoon, Illinois.

Memorial services will be held at 11am Friday, July 11 in Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga with Pastor Jim Maroon of Neoga officiating. Visitation for friends and relatives will be held from 9 to 11am Friday. Burial will be in Neoga Memorial Cemetery.

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Bernie was born June  9, 1951, in Olney, Illinois, the son of Marion and Josephine (Nix) Kapper. He was a member of the St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church of Mattoon, he married Judith M. Dow on February  14, 1975, in Mattoon, IL. Bernie was a former employee of the Meadow Gold Milk Company for  27 years and later he was employed by the R.R. Donnelley and sons Company for eight years.

Bernie leaves his mother, Josephine Kapper of Olney, IL; two sons, Brandon Kapper and special friend Dana Caywood of Windsor, IL and Josh Kapper and special friend Cherri Wheatly of Charleston, IL; three step-sons, John Dow and wife Val, Donnie Dow and wife Diane and Ron Dow all of Mattoon, IL; one step-daughter, Kathleen Beasley and husband Kevin of Casey, IL; one brother, Dennis Kapper and wife Paula of Olney, IL; three sisters, Sara Frichtel and husband Duke of Olney, IL, Glenda Weber and husband Pat and Mary Bergbower and husband P. J. all of Newton, IL; eight grandchildren, Bryce Kapper, Myles Kapper, Ariel Kapper, Jacob Dow, Bailey Dow, Cassi Dow, Chad Beasley and Ginny Lane.

Mr. Kapper was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Judith M. Kapper. Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice of Mattoon, IL, or to the family in care of Brandon Kapper, 1117 Ohio, Windsor, IL  61957.