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“Uncle Skip, I am very sorry. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cathy (Kapolka) Essenmacher - MI

“Aunt Vivian will sadly be missed. I will hold the memories close to my heart. She was full of life and spark, most of all her laughter echoed from ...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Tina M. Gibbs - Cleveland, SC

“I knew Vivian as a young girl before she was married. We lived on the same road, and her sister Elsie married my Uncle George. It was a long time...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Pat (Isenberg) Huber - Solon, IA

“Our deepest sympathies and love to all of you. What an amazing lady who entered our hearts the first time we met her! ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bill and Diane Stroven - Fremont,, MI

“We've been thinking of you a lot, Skip. Wishing you the very best! ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Don & Novella - Rock Falls, IA


Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian J. Kapolka, 78, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Her family will greet friends on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. that all are invited to attend. There will be additional visitation at the church from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Vivian passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at her home following an extended illness.
Vivian Jean Bair was born on June 21, 1934 in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Joseph L. and Grace (Coulter) Bair. She was united in marriage to David "Skip" Kapolka on November 22, 1952.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She cherished spending time with her family. She was a member of many organizations, and volunteered her time at CASI and the Bix 7. Vivian especially enjoyed square dancing, line dancing and ballroom dancing. She enjoyed her winters in Tucson with her husband Skip where they spent time with their daughter, family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either; Our Lady of Victory Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Surviving Vivian are her loving husband of over 59 years, Skip, and their children, a daughter, Linda and Bill Dunk, Tucson, AZ and a son, David and Judy Kapolka, Eldridge; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Isenberg and a brother, Joseph Bair both of Davenport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Bernice Wolf and Viola Dumerauf, a brother, Gene Bair. May they rest in peace.