Jack Kapel

jack kapel

Jack passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at his home in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River. For the past 10 years, Jack had fought a courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

Jack was born on January 8, 1940, the son of Ignace and Ida (Siden) Kapel, in Chicago, IL. He grew up in this area and moved with his family to Minneapolis, MN where he graduated from High School. Jack and his family moved to Fargo where they owned the Waldorf Bar in downtown Fargo. Jack and Rae Gillerstein were marreid in August of 1963, and they had two sons, Marc and Mike.  Jack was involved in the trucking industry for over 30 years – most recently with Johnson Trailer Sales in Fargo. Jack was united in marriage to Sandi Melby on July 1, 1991 and they have made their home in Fargo since that time.

Throughout the years, Jack was an avid hunter and loved the Chicago Bears. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and was involved with a Sprint Car Racing Team in his younger years.

Jack is survived by his wife, Sandi of Fargo; his children – Marc (Diana) Kapel of Fargo, Mike (Katie) Kapel of Moorhead, MN, and Christie Hagans of Fargo; his grandchildren – Ben (Nicki) Kapel, Katie Kapel, Jake Kapel, Dakotah Kapel, Zack Walker, Daylon Melby, and Sahara Moore; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Kapel. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to offer a very special thank you to Hospice of the Red River Valley, and to the caregivers at Sanford Health in Fargo for the exceptional care.

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  1. Arvada ColoradoI am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Jack….He was very special to me and I will forever fondly remember all the wonderful memories with the Kapel family when I was growing up…..May you have eternal peace Jack!!! Love you….Julie

  2. Fargo ND
    Sandi & family. We have thought of Jack often. We were so sad to hear of his passing but also know he had suffered for a long time. It’s always hard to understand when this happens but know he loved you so very much. He will surely be missed by many.

  3. leonard North Dakota
    Greg & I knew Jack from Johnson trailer . Greg bought many trailers from Jack over the years. Did’nt get to see him much after he retired but he will b greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Sandy & your family.

    Greg & Gail

  4. Marc, Mike and families…my heart is with you all at this sad time. Your Mom and Dad were dear friends of mine for many years and i have so many fond memories to make me smile. All who knew your Dad will miss him…he was an all around great guy!

    Fondly, Alexa Stern Oxley

  5. West Fargo, ND
    Sandy and Family:

    Our Deepest Sympathy in Jack’spassing. He was a awesome man. A better meat cutter (at George & Patti’s parties) there never was. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Cincinnati, OH Mike and Family,
    Hoping today you take the time to shed a few tears, but most importantly, to share some laughs and celebrate the life of a husband, father, and grandfather. Remember him with a smile! Been down the road you’re on…smiles and laughs are contagious…Thoughts are with you all…

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