Rose Cap
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Rose Cap, age 91, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Yankton with Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Czech National Cemetery in Tyndall, SD. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Steve Broz, Zach Broz, Ron Broz, Bob Rothschadl, Dan Flemming and Darrell Spence.

Rose was born on December 2, 1924 at Tyndall, SD to Alois and Mollie (Plihal) Broz. She grew up in the Tyndall area and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1944. She attended Yankton College for nine weeks and received her teaching certificate. Rose married William Cap on April 23, 1945 in Tyndall. From 1963 to 1965, she attended Springfield College in Springfield, SD where she received her 2 year teaching certificate. She taught country schools in the Tripp and Avon, SD areas for 20 years. Rose worked for WNAX writing commercials and was a bookkeeper for Conkling Distributing.  Rose was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Yankton, Czech Heritage, and a 75 year member of the Z.C.B.J Lodge.  She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and also liked to bake, cook, play bingo and do needle point and crafting. She made many quilts for her family.  Rose was proud of her Czech heritage retaining her ability to speak the language. After William died, she made five trips to the Czech Republic, the last one when she was 80.  Above everything in her life, Rose loved the company of her family.  In 2011, she became a resident of Avera Sister James Care Center. 

Rose is survived by her daughter, Betty Maruska and her friend Bob Hegdahl of Yankton; a son, Bernard Cap of Yankton; two granddaughters, Cindy (Darrell) Spence of Yankton and their children, Jennica Spence and Amber Spence, Karla (Richard) Kurpgeweit of Yankton; a brother, George (Delores) Broz of Tyndall; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Cap on October 12, 1976 at the age of 60; grandson, Randy Lyerla on December 8, 2014, three brothers, Louie, Charlie and Emil Broz; and a sister, Mary Cap.


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My dearest Aunt Rose, My kids and I are the most blessed people in this world to have had you in our lives. Thank you for every second.....for your teachings, wisdom, understanding,sense of humor and your love.We love you more than can be put into words. LOVE YOU!!!

Diane and kids.

Betty ,Bernard and George and families Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

Brian and Connie (Jezek)Tinney

I remember Rose and Bill spending many summer vacations with our grandparents.  The last time I visited Rose at the Nursing Home with my Grandson,  she was so proud to give him one of her plastic worms.

Monica Walder

Betty, Bernie and families - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and friend. You have my deepest sympathies. There are no words to describe the loss. May God be with you and comfort you.

Betty Gall (Kolecka)

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