Funeral services for Josef Valentin Capeder, 90, Thayer, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Capeder passed away at 7:23 a.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Brooke Haven Healthcare.
He was born October 3, 1926, at Lumbrein, Switzerland, to Casper G. Capeder and Maria Giger Capeder. He was married February 3, 1956 in Switzerland, to Marie-Theres Niederberger, who preceded him in death. Mr. Capeder was a life time member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by seven children, Maria Heer and husband, Hans, Rita Gilfus and husband, Kenneth Sr., Monica Martin and husband, Mark, Joseph Capeder and wife, Tina, Marcus Capeder, Tony Capeder and Lucius Capeder and wife, Joyce; sixteen grandchildren, Mathias Heer, Daniel Heer, Kenneth Gilfus, Jr., Kimberly Gilfus, Grant Martin, Nicklaus Martin, Gabriel Martin, Rebekah Gilday and husband, Tim, Makaila McGinness and husband, Keegan, Marcus Capeder, Jr., Joshua Capeder, Nathan Capeder and wife, Madalyn, Zach Capeder and wife, Brittney, Jacob Capeder and wife, Jennifer, Jordan Capeder and Kaleb Capeder; six great-grandchildren and one on the way, Kenneth Gilfus, Addison, Elloree, Preslee, Autumn and Frinley Capeder; nine brothers and sisters all residing in Switzerland; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, one son, Steven Capeder and four brothers and sisters, precede him in death.
Rosary service will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by a visitation from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery, Trenton, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.