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Mary A. "Mitzie" Kapsh
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Obituary for Mary A. "Mitzie" Kapsh

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth. Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Garry. Visitation will be one hour before at the church. Inurnment with her husband, John will be in Eveleth Cemetery.

Mary A. “Mitzie” Kapsh, 101, of Eveleth, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia.

She was born on July 6, 1917 in Genoa to Frank and Mary (Kern) Peternel. Mitzie graduated from Gilbert High School in 1935 and attended Minnesota Business College. She was united in marriage to John P. Kapsh on May 13, 1939 in Gilbert.

Mitzie was a homemaker and had worked as an auditor for Mr. Kapeller with the Gilbert School District for 2 ½ years and together with her husband, John owned and operated the A & W Rootbeer Stand in Aurora for 12 years. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and a life member of KSKJ Lodge and SNPJ Lodge. Mitzie loved to cook and bake and made a fantastic potica. She also loved dancing with her husband, John.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane (Joseph) Petrich of Eveleth and loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; sons, Richard and John and brothers, Frank and John Peternel.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Resurrection Catholic Church

301 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, MN

Visitation will be one hour before at the church

Cemetery Details


Eveleth Cemetery

Park Ave/County Road 142 near Hat Trick Ave.
Eveleth, MN


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