DeKALB – H. William "Bill" Capehart, 92, of DeKalb, Ill., died at 3:49 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, in Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.|
Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Rochelle, to Paul and Lida (Ritchie) Capehart, William married Joy Louise Niebergall on June 3, 1949, in Sycamore; she predeceased him on July 25, 1981 in Chicago. He later married Dorothy (Jensen) Silverman on Nov. 26, 1988, in Las Vegas.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the infantry, where he earned a Purple Heart. Bill was a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church for most of his life. He also was a member of the DeKalb Elks Lodge where he was a past secretary and Exhaulted Ruler. Bill was a member of the Sycamore VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Capehart of DeKalb; children, Babs (Jack) Teboda of Elgin, Brent (Teresa) Capehart of Atlanta and Josey (Bill) Schambach of Elgin; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Larry Hayes of North Carolina, Gary (Karen) Hayes of Geneva and Roger (Cindy) Hayes of Geneva; and seven step-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; first wife, Joy; and brother, Bob Capehart.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
A memorial fund will been established.
Arrangements are being made by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit www.olsonfh.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 13, 2014