Dec. 25, 1944 — Nov. 5, 2015
Kap Paquette, age 70, of Sussex, passed away Nov. 5, 2015, after a long illness.
Kap, a Christmas baby, was born in 1944, in Moultrie, Georgia.
He graduated from Cambridge High School in Cambridge in 1963. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also a Vietnam veteran.
Kap is survived by Diane (Greenwald), his wife of 47 years; their two daughters, Dani Paquette Rood (Wes) and Tanya Paquette Shaw (Daryl), and four very smart (and good-looking) grandchildren; sisters Nicki Regge (David) and Wendy Paquette; and an extraordinary amount of friends and extended family.
He enjoyed a long career in human resources, but especially loved playing hooky to go fishing. Kap loved old black-and-white movies, paperback books, half smoked cigarettes, showing off on water skis, faded PINK bermuda shorts, water-gun fights with his grandchildren, “The Sign” (otherwise known as Prince), a good, long game of Trivial Pursuit or Risk, putting ice down your back, a char-rare steak, a sweaty game of tennis, his hand in his face for pictures, any and all dogs, his original Bloody Marys, a tall glass of ice water, his Dickens Christmas Village, “fishing” trips with his best buds up north, tan skin year-round, and rides to his hometown in his “mid-life crisis.” His quick, dry wit will be dearly missed by many. His sarcasm will live on through his children.
The family invites you to celebrate Kap’s life (and his sweet tooth) on Sunday, November 15, between 1:304:30pm at the Rotary Building in Frame Park,1150 Baxter St., Waukesha.