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Obituary: Cappel, Warren Francis

Age 84


Passed away May 27, 2012 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA with his loving wife Joan at his bedside. Born December 4, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Warren was the eldest of four children from John Clifford Cappel and Margret Lambert. He is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in that city. His college work includes Xavier University and Ohio State University focusing on English, Philosophy and Business Administration.
During the Korean War, Mr. Cappel served in the United States Army Infantry, spending nine month in the Republic of Korea as an Army war correspondent for the 24th Infantry Division. He held a Master Sergeant’s rating when honorably discharged in 1953.
On completion of his military service, Mr. Cappel joined the Kansas City Fire Insurance Company, which led him towards a lifelong affiliation with numerous nationally recognized insurance firms. The highlight of his professional career was as a General Agent for the National Life of Vermont. Throughout his illustrious career, he was awarded numerous industry accolades culminating in his induction into the National Life Hall of Fame.
After retiring from business in 1990, Warren and Joan shared time between their Spokane and Litchfield Park, AZ residences. Warren found tremendous joy in time spent with family and friend as well as in his magnificent gardens. When not in residence, Warren and Joan traveled the globe, experiencing varied cultures and making new acquaintances.
Warren will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty and brother Daniel. He is survived by his loving wife Joan; his sister Dora (Les) Weber; children John, William and Gregory Cappel, Robert and Ronald Jensen; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice. A memorial service is planned for a later date.


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