H. Irene Captain
November 16, 1927 - July 9, 2012
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|H. Irene Captain, 84, formerly of 2731 1st St. So., Wisconsin Rapids, passed away July 9, 2012 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM. Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Entombment will take place at the Forest Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM. and on Friday at the church from 9:00-11:00 AM.
Irene was born November 16, 1927 in Biron to Emerald and Mary (Gee) Lyons. Irene married Wesley Captain on February 15, 1947. They had nine children and were married 40 years. Wes passed awas in September of 1987.
Irene was active in the community and the state. She was a member of various organizations including the Catholic Women, Retired Union, State Legislation, Telecommunications Board, NIAM Club, AARP, CWAG, Hospital Auxiliary, VFW and Community Theater. She was named Ageless Hero in 2002 and the Woman of Light in 210. She was instumental in getting SeniorCare passed.
She is survived by her children, Jean (Sharon Manns) Captain of Duluth, MN, Joe (Margitta) Captain of Biloxi, Mississippi, Pete (Sally) Captain, Judy (Kate Stomer) Captain of Stoughton, Mary Braund of Wisconsin Rapids, Jackie (Mike Leon) Captain of Fitchburg, John (Joanne) Captain of Antioch, IL and Jim (Mary) Captain of Wisconsin Rapids. Also survived by her sister, Lorraine Weaver of Biron, two brothers, Emerald (Helen) Lyons of Alamagordo, New Mexico and Ted (Maggie) Lyons of Wisconsni Rapids. Further survived by nine grandchildren, Jennifer Captain, Jon (Kay) Hill, Angela (Joe) Sarver, Sara (Jeff) Olson, Aron (Jackie) Braund, Michael Captain, Sam Captain, Jeff (Amanda) Captain, Meggan (Dustin) Tank, 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special friend, Jeff Kauss of Port Edwards.
She was preceded in death by husband Wesley Captain, daughter Jan Captain, son-in-law Allen Braund, her parents Emerald and Mary Lyons, brothers George and Richard, sister Margie, and sister-in-law Beulah Tosch.