Daniel Frank Cape, age 72, of Auburn, Indiana, passed away at 7:38 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Cape was a 1965 graduate of Edgerton High School and was a combat Army veteran of the Vietnam war who fought in the Tet Offensive. He was a lifelong farmer, working on the family farm near Edgerton, Ohio. Dan enjoyed fishing and fox hunting in his earlier days. He was a member of Butler American Legion Post No. 202 in Butler, Indiana, and the Tommy Who Bunch, a combat veterans group.
Daniel Frank Cape was born on Aug. 1, 1946, in Garrett, Indiana, the son of Frank D. and Maralyn (Stotz) Cape. He married Sheila G. Shank on July 31, 1991, in Bryan, Ohio, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Christopher Guy (Susie) Cape of Bryan, Ohio, and Jeromi Lee Cape of Murrieta, California; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Avarie (Punkin) Barrientes; his stepchildren, Suzanne (Jason) Shearer of Garrett, Jeffrey (Misty) Coons of Churubusco, Indiana, and Thad (and companion, Laura) Coons of Laoto, Indiana; his father, Frank D. Cape of Edgerton; three brothers, Jim Cape of Bryan, Ohio, Joe (Connie) Cape of Edgerton and Doug (Pat) Cape of Kenefe, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Linda (Denny) Nester of Corunna, Indiana, and Bonnie Hoffman of Defiance, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Gregory Allen Cape.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 E. Hull St., Edgerton, followed by a scripture service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Edgerton, with the Rev. Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton, with graveside military rites conducted by Butler American Legion Post No. 202 and the United States Army Honor Guard.
Memorials are requested to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
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