Emil F. Kaplan, age 97, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Ridgewood Care Center. Emil was a lifelong resident of Racine County born October 2, 1912, the son of Frank and Albi (Nee: Just) Kaplan.
Surviving are his two sons, Ronald (Judith) Kaplan of Franksville and Bernard Kaplan of Racine; three granddaughters, Kim (David) Gabrhel, Sherri (Scott) Anderson, Debra (Joe) Aponte; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Elsie Despins; many friends and neighbors. Emil was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 68 years on February 10, 2005; by a daughter-in-law, Patricia Kaplan; two sisters, Lydia Osadsky and Mildred LaMartina; and three brothers, Louis, Jerome and Richard.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 28, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3011 Erie St., with Reverend Diane Tetrault officiating. Interment will follow at Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church have been suggested.
The family wishes to thank Emil’s neighbors for their close attention as he continued to live in his home until a few months before his death.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888