Lillian Cap

Lillian Cap, age 89, of Tabor, South Dakota, died on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House in Yankton, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor with Reverend Anthony Urban officiating. Burial will be the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Tabor. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Pallbearers are Anthony Jensen, Amanda “Tootsie” Rehurek, Joey Paul Cap, Kayla Reyes, Michael John Propeck and Katie Cap-Kneebone. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Lillian was born July 4, 1930 in Tabor, South Dakota to Joseph and Johanna (Herman) Grail. She grew up in Tabor, attending Grail School northwest of Tabor. Lillian married Anton Cap on July 6, 1948. After their marriage, they farmed south of Tabor. Lillian was involved in all aspects of farming and raised ducks, geese and chickens. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and baking, especially rohliky, and kolaches. No one left her house hungry. Lillian loved playing any card game, but pinochle and euchre were her favorites along with playing UNO with the grandchildren. She adored her grandchildren and loved when they would stay during the summer. Lillian spent over 70 years on the farm and was a longtime member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She loved the company of her dog, Copper. She lived at Avera Majestic Bluffs in Yankton for the last few years and won many games of bingo during her time there.

Lillian is survived by six children: Betty (Mike) Propeck of Jamestown, ND, Irene Ryken of Yankton, Bill (Donna) Cap of Tabor, Joe (Diane) Cap of Tabor, Alice Rehurek (Dave Staton) of Yankton and Judy Jensen (Bryan Livingston) of Yankton; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anton Cap on November 30, 1997; one granddaughter, Linda; four brothers: Joe, John, Emil and Ed Grail; and seven sisters: Mamie Grail, Helen (Joe) Cap, Anna (Frank) Cap, Stella (Ted) Kalda, Agnes (Walter) Fitch, Jenny (George) Merkwan and Rose (Joe) Kocer.


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9 response to "Lillian Cap"

  1. By: Amanda Posted: October 25, 2019

    Grandma I miss you so much already. It’s comforting knowing you are free from pain. The many laughs, card games, road trips, and time spent together will always be cherished. Love you!

  2. By: Gloria Fitch petersen Posted: October 28, 2019

    Lillian was always so happy & bubbly. I remember the big 4th of July get togethers she would have with great food, homemade root beer, Fun & fireworks. It was a big family gathering. Plus all the ducks & geese they would clean in the shed. May she rest in peace.

  3. By: Joyce Kotalik Posted: October 28, 2019

    To the family of Lillian Cap.

    Sorry for your loss. Many blessings and prayers.

    Joyce Kotalik

  4. By: Joyce Kotalik Posted: October 28, 2019

    To the family of Lillian Cap.

    Sorry for your loss. Many blessings and prayers.

    Joyce Kotalik

  5. By: Geraldine Duffy & family Posted: October 28, 2019

    Betty, Mike and all your families…..Aunt Gerry and all of us were so sorry to hear about Lillian’s passing….mom (Aunt Gerry) said Lillian was a really sweet gal, and knows she will be missed.

    Love, Mo (Duffy) Warford

  6. By: Amy S. Petrik Posted: October 28, 2019

    Sending love and light for healing to everyone who loved Lillian.

  7. By: Pam Kotalik stilwell Posted: October 29, 2019

    She was a beautiful lady in spirit. When I would visit my mother Frances Kotalik she would come visit and talk and so fun to be around . My mother just loved her and I know they visited and talked quite often
    May the two of them have fun again and laughs now that they are both in a beautiful
    Place of wonderful joy and peace

  8. By: Marie / John Mogck Posted: October 30, 2019

    We were kinda neighbors back in the day ;)…My dad and the extended Cap family would help each other out with the farming duties. Our families would visit often. Me and Betty would try to get some homework done together at times ha
    Our Sympathies to the Cap families.

  9. By: Pam Kotalik Stilwell Posted: October 30, 2019

    What a beautiful spirit. When I use to visit my mother Frances Kotalik .Lillian would stop by and visit my Mom quite often. She was a joy to be around. My mom loved her visits and talks with her. May the two of them share many more talks now that they are both in a wonderful place now

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