John S. Kapior, Sr.

August 23, 1945August 8, 2018
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John S. Kapior Sr. (age 72) U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran Devoted son of Bernice (Lacek) and the late Constantine Kapior. Beloved of Carol Frankiewicz nee: Murray Loving father of John Kapior and Kelly Kapior. Cherished grandfather of Anastasia (Adrian) Glinski, and Kyle Kapior. Dear brother of 4. Battle Buddies Forever-Brother from another mother Dan Finn. Proud lifetime member of the Steadfast & Loyal 4th ID, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Johnson- Phelps Post 5220. A Beautiful life come to an end… he died as he lived everyone’s friend. Visitation: 3pm-9pm Sunday August 12,2018 at Blake Lamb Funeral Home 4727 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn, IL. Funeral Service: Tuesday August 14, 2018 chapel prayers 8:45am to St. Linus mass 9:30am. Internment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials will be given to John’s favorite charities. Info:708-636-1193 or Info:708-636-1193 or visit


14 August

Chapel Prayers

8:45 am

Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

4727 West 103rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL

14 August

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 pm

St, Linus Church

10300 South Lawler Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL

14 August


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL


  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018

John S. Kapior, Sr.

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Shelly Fisher

August 13, 2018

Dear Carol, Kelly, Annie and John:

Please know how sorry I am that John has passed away. From what you shared with me, he was an incredible fighter! "Big" John was your Guardian Angel and he really took care of his family. I am certain you all share wonderful memories of him that will make you all smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

I will always remember the boxes and boxes of Fannie Mae chocolates that he brought you and you shared with us!!

Lots of love,

Melisss Picha

August 12, 2018

Roger Barton

August 12, 2018

Such a tremendous loss for all who knew John. We were the best of friends since the first day I met him. I always looked forward to seeing John at the National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association reunions. John was always fun to be around and didn't hesitate to become the life of the party. I always looked forward to his emails and phone calls, and will miss him greatly. He was a true American hero. He always ended his emails and phone calls with two simple words...God Bless.


August 10, 2018

I will never forget my buddy John. We served a tour in Vietnam together a brotherhood that can never be broken.
John and I were friends for life. We exchanged pictures and stories over the years.
We will meet again in heaven.

Bruce and Sue Gass

August 10, 2018

So sad to learn John has departed from loved ones and friends. Have many gifts from John as he was a very generous person. He participated in the Illinois Chapter of 4th Infantry Division for many years and was Steadfast and Loyal. He leaves a legacy of Service to his fellow Veterans. Rest in Peace John, you will be missed.

Richard and Sheila Bolin

August 10, 2018

So many good memories of 4ID reunions with John. 20+ years of memories. Steadfast and Loyal 4ID forever.

Daniel Finn

August 10, 2018

My Purple Heart Brother, Patriot and True Friend.

Go with GOD .