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William E. Caipen
William Edward Caipen, 102, passed away on July 10, 2020. He was born on November 13, 1917 to William and Mary Caipen. William honorably served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a Master Mason and had been a Mason for more than 50 years. Bill was also a member of American Legion Apache Post 27. William was an avid hiker and really enjoyed square dancing.
William was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rose; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; grandson, Jack “Pete” Thompson; and granddaughter, Beth Cupp.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Rose (Jack) Thompson; grandchildren, Diane (Don) Brown, Jennie Gobel; 7 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and special companion, Christel Hansen.
William will be buried with military honors during an inurnment service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps and Portage American Legion Post 496. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portage American Legion Honor Guard, 1945 Mogadore Rd. Kent, Ohio 44240, in memory of Bill.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of William E. Caipen, give you peace, comfort and strength
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
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US Marine Veteran, William E. Caipen, is A True American Hero God Bless
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM
My husband and I met Bill at an Arizona square dance around 2002 and became good friends and shared many many dances together. Bill was also leading hikes in his 80's. He was a great friend and person and we will miss him. Cheryl and Rich McKinney.
Cheryl McKinney Jul 18 2020 12:00 AM