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Wayne Claude Kapple
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Wayne Claude Kapple, age 81 of Hot Springs Village passed away on March 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 25, 1936 in Woodhull, IL to Claude Wesley and Florence Isabel Kapple.

He graduated from Alwood High School in 1954. He enlisted in the Army in April 1955 and completed his Basic Training at Ft. Leonard, MO where he was assigned to the heavy Mortar Company, 16th Infantry Reg. in Ft. Riley, KS specializing in radio operations. He was discharged from the regular Army in June 1957 and he served in the Army Reserves until 1963.

Wayne began his working career in 1957 as a draftsman for Austin-Western Corporation in Aurora, IL. He then joined Anixter Wiring Corporation, as a salesman and became Vice President of Sales. He became the President and owner of The Kapple Company in 1975, an independent sales rep firm for the marine manufacturing industry. Wayne retired in 2000 and moved with his spouse, Dolores, to Hot Springs Village where he spent the rest of his days fishing, golfing, singing, volunteering and lending a hand to anyone in need. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his generosity and fun-loving sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jerry and Glenn Kapple. Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Dolores Kapple; son, David Kapple (Darlene) of The Woodlands, TX; daughters, Claudia Alexander (Dennis) of Medina, TN and Susan Miller (Brian) of Sandwich, IL; grandchildren, Aubrey Cappi, Sam Hill (Kari), Jacob and Bradley Patrick, Lauren Hopper (Tony), Amanda Drake (Josh), Sarah Osborne (Mike), Nicholas Kapple (Melissa), Douglas Kapple, Jeremiah and Kristin Miller; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hot Springs Village, AR with Father Bill Elser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The McCauley Center 5010 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, c/o Meals on Wheels and Knights of Columbus Council 10208, 295 Balearic Dr., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909.


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Memorial Service

Saturday

24

Mar

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

295 BalearicRoad
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


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The McCauley Center

5010 Hwy 7 North
c/o Meals on Wheels
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Knights of Columbus 10208

295 Balearic Drive
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
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