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Roman M Kappus
Dec. 29, 1962 - Nov. 10, 2017
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
11:00 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Roman M Kappus
Stockbridge, WI

Roman M. “Romy” Kappus, Jr., age 54, of Stockbridge, died on Friday, November 10, 2017.  He was born December 29, 1962 in Chilton, son of the late Roman Sr. & Lillian (Stenz) Kappus.  Romy married Jan Thiel on January 4, 1986 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.  

From the time Romy was a Sophomore in high school, he worked at Golden Guernsey, now known as Foremost Farms in Chilton.  While there, he obtained his Master Cheese Maker’s License.  He also had worked at Hemauer’s store in Stockbridge and was hired by MCO to do sewer and water readings in the Village of Stockbridge where he had served as Village President for the past 25 years.  This was an endeavor Romy took very seriously and he cared well for the entire village.

He was a member of the Quinney and Stockbridge Fishing Club and was a former member of the Stockbridge Lions Club.  In his free time, Romy enjoyed time spent sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago, playing fantasy football each year with his friends and cheering on all of his beloved Wisconsin sports teams; the Badgers, Brewers and Packers.  Romy put his culinary skills to good work making sausage and hosting pizza making parties with family and friends.  He also looked forward to an annual friendly competition with his friends and neighbors to see who could raise the largest pepper and tomato plants in their backyard garden.  

Romy’s greatest joy in life was time spent with his beloved granddaughter, Kaylee.  He went out of his way to be a blessing to her every chance he could and especially loved to hang out with her and bring her chocolate bars every chance he could.

Survivors include his wife: Jan; his children: Samantha (Brandon) Bratz, Katrina “Pete” Kappus & special friend, April Hagenow, Joseph “Putt” Kappus; a grandchild: Kaylee with another arriving soon; a brother: David (Sandi) Kappus, step mother-in-law: Joy Thiel; his God Father: Mike Ecker; an uncle: Marvin (Virginia) Stenz; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tom Thiel & special friend: Wendy Van Roy, Peggy Moehn and fiancé Bob Wagner, Debbie (Gary) Zahringer, Lynn Bangart, Gary (Annette) Thiel, Chris (Edith) Thiel.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Romy was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Duane Kappus; his in-laws: Mary (Jack) Weyenberg & Gerald Thiel; and a brother-in-law: Terry Thiel.  

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and on Wednesday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. 
Keith and I are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts goes out to you and please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Connie (White) School (Former Co-worker of Jan's) - Nov. 17, 2017


Our deepest sympathies to you Jan, and your family. Take gentle care and God Bless and keep all of you.

Mary & Tom Brandt ((friend)) - Nov. 13, 2017


Throwing the football around,playing baseball, sucker spearing (and hiding from the wardens, lol), fishing bullheads at Mud Creek and playing Sheepshead... Just some of the memories I have of growing up with Romy in grade school. Too bad we lost touch as we got older. Thinking of you and your family.

Dave Head (Friend) - Nov. 13, 2017


We are so sorry to hear the news about Romy. I have such fond memories of our time together during high school at the Kappus home.

Joan and I have the Kappus family in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Joan Young

Joe Young (Friend) - Nov. 12, 2017


I was completely shocked to hear of Romy's passing. Hugs and prayers are being sent during this difficult time. Love you all.

Peggy (Gerhartz) Sarno (Cousin) - Nov. 12, 2017


So sorry for the loss Jan. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Suzanne Blazek (friend ) - Nov. 11, 2017


So sorry for your loss. Romy was a great friend and I missed playing fantasy football with him when I moved away. I'm sorry I can't be there to say goodbye, but the whole family is in my prayers.

David Stilp and Leslie Seymour (Friend) - Nov. 11, 2017


Romy was a very hard worker and will be missed at Foremost Farms.

Cheri Wogsland Bondowski (Coworker) - Nov. 11, 2017


Jan and Family,
My sincere condolences to all of you. Romy worked hard at being a good village president, and cut a lot of people slack when he really should have busted them good. Self included. He was very appreciated. I hope and pray you can find comfort I'm all the good memories, as I'm sure there many. God bless you!

Kathy (VanDeraa) Kuhn (Friend) - Nov. 11, 2017


To Romy's family, sending my sympathy for your loss. Cherish the memories!

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein, WI) - Nov. 10, 2017


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