Douglas L. Capper
Douglas L. Capper, 63, of Rochester, passed away at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Winamac.
On Jan. 18, 1954, in Pulaski County, Doug was born. He was a treasured son of Jack and Berneice (Haselby) Capper. Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers, John and Barry, and a sister, Colleen. Doug graduated from Winamac High School with the class of 1972.
Following high school Doug attended Indiana University where he studied accounting, earning a bachelor's degree in 1976. While at IU he was well acquainted with the basketball team during their years with Bobby Knight while dominating the Big 10 and earning a NCAA championship. IU basketball became a lifelong passion. Doug also enjoyed golf, listening to all kinds of music and following Chicago’s Cubs and Bears.
With a strong work ethic, Doug began his professional career with the Farm Credit Services from 1976-1979. He returned to the family farm near Winamac assisting with the daily operations until 1986. In 1991, Doug earned the distinction of a certified public accountant. He then joined Galbreath working until 1992, when he changed to Pike Lumber Company in Akron, working for a decade. He established the Douglas Capper CPA firm in 2002 in Winamac with an office also in Rochester serving business and family accounting needs for the past 15 years.
On March 28, 2003, in Phoenix, Doug and Angie Andrews were married. They shared 14 years of life's adventures. Travel was a common interest and they enjoyed visiting a variety of destinations, most recently returning from a trip to Alaska. Weekends brought on many rounds of golf for Doug and Angie all over Indiana. There was nothing more fun than being on the golf course enjoying the game, fresh air and sunshine.
Grandpa Capper enjoyed overseeing three generations. He treasured the time spent with his children and grandchildren and looked forward to making memories during special family celebrations. Doug followed them all and loved watching them excel in athletic activities, band and choir concerts.
Left to cherish Doug's memory are his wife Angie; daughter Karen [Matthew] Steuer of Indianapolis; son Christopher Capper of Indianapolis; six Steuer grandchildren: Jackson, Amelia, Liam, Grant, Katelyn and Miriam; brothers: John [Jill] Capper IV of Crawfordsville, and Barry [Karen] Capper of Plymouth; sister Colleen Capper of Madison, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Doug in death are his parents.
Friends visited with the family from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A celebration of the life for Douglas L. Capper was at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Rick Abbott officiated. Interment was in McKinley Memorial Gardens of Winamac.
Memorials may be made to Camp We Can through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 715 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 4, 2017)