William Paul Kaftan

William Paul Kaftan

Male 1949 - 2020  (71 years)

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  • Name William Paul Kaftan 
    Born 25 Feb 1949  Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 2020  Hemet, Riverside Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Hemet, CA - William Paul Kaftan, 71, passed away in his sleep at home in Hemet, CA, on July 21, 2020. Born in Green Bay on February 25, 1949, Bill was the son of Fred F. and Virginia K. Kaftan. His parents both predeceased him, as did a brother, John (Jack) Kaftan and a sister, Patricia (Patty) Wouters, both of Ledgeview. He is survived by two sisters, Mary (Chum) Zellner and her husband Richard, of Evergreen, CO, and Colleen Kaftan, of Cambridge, MA, as well as his daughters, Maria Nevala of Ashland, WI, and Virginia Kaftan of Knoxville, TN. He had three grandchildren, the youngest of whom is 14-month-old Brooklynn Kaftan of Knoxville—the apple of his eye—and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

      Bill lived in Riverside, CA, for many years with his then wife, Sandy, his stepchildren, Tanya, Amanda, and Gary, and his daughter, Virginia. He later enjoyed years of companionship with his friend Judy Sellens.

      Bill attended Abbott Pennings High and graduated from UWGB with a degree in Regional Analysis. He put this education and multiple other skills to work for the County of Riverside, CA, where he was employed until his retirement.

      He always marched to a different drummer. Extremely creative, he was a musician, a songwriter, a videographer, a computer whiz, and an inventor. His dry wit and sardonic jokes endeared him to many, even those who were the occasional targets of his humor.

      Bill's musical creations and his charming videos of his daughter Ginny continue to delight anyone who sees them. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
    Person ID I572138  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father Frederick Frank Kaftan,   b. 25 Aug 1916, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 2001, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Virginia Kelly,   b. 11 Feb 1917, Langlade County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1998, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F89228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1949 - Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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