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Obituary: Frank J. Capozzi

Oct. 18, 1942 – Feb. 2, 2024

Frank J. Capozzi, 81, of Ephraim, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at Door County Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 18, 1942 in Syracuse, the son of the late Frank and Helen (Stabile) Capozzi. He received his undergraduate degree in music from the State University of New York Potsdam and his masters in business from Indiana University.

Frank was the director of student loans for Kendall College in Evanston, before heading up the University Accounting Services at PayCo American. In 1980, Frank would become the co-founder of Image Printing Systems, starting with five employees, and growing to over 200 employees before going public in 1997. He continued as special consultant for the company until his retirement in 2000.

On Oct. 22, 1988 he married Jane E. Meinert (Edmark) at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. They lived in Mequon until building their home in Ephraim in 1998, finally moving full-time to Door County in 2000.

Frank was an active member of his church families at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville and Marco Lutheran Church, Marco Island, FL. Frank served on various church councils and boards. His Christian faith was very important and at the forefront of his life, guiding his walk here on earth. Throughout his life, Frank enjoyed music and was an accomplished pianist. In college, Frank was known to improve his playing with 5-6 hour practice sessions in the music department. He enjoyed boating, traveling, theatre and listening to jazz music, especially Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; son, Brian (Heidi) Capozzi of Winnetka, IL; granddaughters, Ella and Julia; and his brother, John Capozzi of Liverpool, NY.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Helen Capozzi; and his brother, Joseph Capozzi.

A celebration of his life will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating.

Friends may call at the church Monday 10 am until the time of service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank’s memory may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Capozzi family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Frank may be shared with his family through his tribute page at caspersonfuneralhome.com.