Donald F. Capouch, 84, of Cresco, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Cresco Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was at noon Saturday, June 21, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 21, at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, 404 North Elm Street, Cresco, is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Francis “Don” Capouch was born at home in Howard County May 7, 1930, son of Frank and Abbie (Kosthryz) Capouch. He was a 1948 graduate from Cresco High School. Don married Rita Kuboushek Feb. 5, 1955. For many years Don farmed by Schley, where he and Rita raised their family.  Along with farming crops and livestock, Don also was a cattle buyer, traveling to area sale barns. Don owned the Capouch Store in Schley for two and a half years. After moving to Cresco, Don drove coast to coast for Unthun Trucking Company for five years. Don enjoyed being with his family, watching his grandchildren in sports, playing cards, pool and trying his luck at the casino.  He had a great love for polka music, and getting to know the person sitting next to him.
Surviving Don is his wife of 59 years Rita of Cresco; his children: Gary (Bonnie) Capouch of Ettrick, Wis., Larry (Shawn) Capouch of Blair, Wis., Sharon (Kenneth) Harrington of St. Michael, Minn., Brian Capouch of Solon, Sandra Capouch of Nashville, Tenn., and Marilyn (Robert) Campbell of Decorah; 18 grandchildren: Courtney, McKenzie, and Lee Capouch, Jason, Ryan, and Joey Capouch, Chastity Casey, Joni Scott, Tia and Eric Elliott and Kirsten Harrington, Shelby and Jared Capouch, Sean and Morgan Brown, Benjamin and Shannon Freidhof and Leslie Campbell; six great-grandchildren: Samantha, Austyn, Emerie Capouch, Charlotte Casey, Adyson Scott and Carter Elliott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Judy Brown in 2006; father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Regina Kuboushek; and sister, Helen Gryska.