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Madonna M. (Picha) "Donna" Kapinus

March 29, 1940 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 78)

Prairie du Chien, WI

Madonna M. “Donna” Kapinus age 78 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse following a brief illness.  She was born March 29, 1940 in Steuben, WI the daughter of Forrest and Anna (Messling) Picha.  She married Larry Kapinus on August 6, 1960 at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. She and her husband farmed most of their lives in rural Prairie du Chien. She was a great cook and talented baker.  Donna was an active member of St. John’s Parish.  She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Larry of Prairie du Chien, her children, Laurie (Ted) Pennfield, Larry (Camille), Lowell (Judy Wagner) and Lonnie Kapinus all of Prairie du Chien, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Harold, Larry, Vern, Kerry, Eldon and Ken Picha along with her sisters, Arlene Neeley and Loretta Oelke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Rev. James Weighner officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of departure for the church at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien. www.garrityfuneralhome.com

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