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Russell Kapitzke
(June 14, 1934 - November 29, 2013)

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Russell Kapitzke, age 79, of Sioux Falls, SD and formerly of Fremont, died on Friday, November 29, 2013. He was born on June 14, 1934, in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, the son of the late Harry and Ella(Ragel)Kapitzke. On July 2, 1955, Russell married Carole Lee in Fremont, WI, and she preceded him in death on December 5, 1991. On August 29, 2010, Russell married Gayle Huls in Weslaco, TX. Russell owned and operated the Bridge Bar in Fremont for 38 years. He was a life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a former Scout Master in Fremont. Russell was a past president of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, served as village trustee and village clerk in Fremont; he also was the former secretary of Abiding Savior Ev. Lutheran Church Council. Russell is survived by his wife, Gayle; two sons, Mitchell(Laurie), Ironwood, MI and Thomas(DeeDee), Fremont; two grandchildren, Malachi and Bailey; three step sons and their families, Brad(Margaret)Cichos, their daughter, Sierra, and her daughter, Amiyah, Rugby, ND; Chad(Denise)Cichos, and their children, Megan and Chase, Albertville, MN; and Joel(Christy)Cichos, and their sons, Tate and Hunter, Devils Lake, ND; two brothers, Lawrence(Judy)Kapitzke, Weyauwega; and Glenn(Shirley)Kapitzke, Miles City, MI; two sisters, Verna Thiel, Weyauwega and Karen(Nathan)Peters, Fremont; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran, 312 W. Main St., Weyauwega. Rev. Joel Sauer will officiate. Inurnment will be held in Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont. Visitation will be held on Saturday, at the church, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established for Building on the Rock-St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran School, Weyauwega, WI and Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Weslaco, TX

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