Thursday, June 24, 2010

Emil F. Kaplan

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.

On May 15, 1937, Emil was united in marriage to Bernadine E. Sievers. Emil retired from Racine Die Castings, Sturtevant, in 1977. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and an active member of St. Paul’s Neighborhood Center. Emil enjoyed gardening and working in the earth.

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.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love You Great-Grandpa. I know your in Heaven with Great-Grandma enjoying your time together once again. Going to miss you but I'll see you again one day.