John Kvapil


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 5:27 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
John R. Kvapil, 78, of Bettendorf, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Inurnment will be at a later date at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
John was born on Aug. 28, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids in 1952. He then attended Iowa State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in industrial education. He received his master's in vocational education from Stout State University in Menomonee, Wis. John moved to Davenport in 1962, and taught at Frank L. Smart Junior High School for four years and then retired from teaching at West High School in 1993. He was united in marriage to Rachael Caquelin on Nov. 22, 1958, in Eagle Grove, Iowa; they would've celebrated 54 years together this year. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but his greatest joy was his family and spending time with them. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rachael, Bettendorf; daughter, Susan (Steve) Peters, Ft. Dodge, Iowa; grandchildren, Nick Peters, Ankeny, Iowa, and Sam Peters, Ames, Iowa; sister, Carol (Eldon) Wohlleben, Marion, Iowa; brother, David Kvapil, Littleton, Colo.; and many nieces; and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)