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Douglas L. Capper, 63, Rochester, passed away at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 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 an NCAA championship. IU basketball became a lifelong passion.
Doug also enjoyed golf, listening to all kinds of music and following the 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 Co. 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, Arizona, 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 Steuer and husband Matthew of Indianapolis; son, Christopher Capper of Indianapolis; six Steuer grandchildren, Jackson, Amelia, Liam, Grant, Katelyn and Miriam; two brothers, John Capper IV and wife Jill of Crawfordsville, Barry Capper and wife Karen of Plymouth; a sister, Colleen Capper of Madison, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Doug in death were his parents. A celebration of the life of Douglas L. Capper will be at 1 p.m. (EST) Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Rick Abbott will officiate. Interment will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens of Winamac.
Friends may visit with the family from 2-8 p.m. (EST) Saturday and one hour prior to the service Sunday in the funeral home.
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.
Published on September 29, 2017
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