Eunice Strelesky and Albert Lightcap are my grandparents, and figuring out their correct marriage date has been challenging. Both my dad and Uncle Bill told me that their parents married … Continue reading Marriage: Eunice Strelesky and Albert Lightcap
Paul was the brother of my grandfather, Albert “Wally” Lightcap. Even though Paul died in 1999, I never met him or any of his family. Paul’s obituary was published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on June 20, 1999. I don’t have a newspaper clipping, but I have the text.
Transcript of the obituary:
Paul G. Lightcap, 93, of 2611 Windsor Ave., died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, June 18, 1999, at ManorCare Health Services.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubuque Bible Church, 3500 Pennsylvania Ave., with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Locust Street Funeral Home, 1145 Locust St., and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
He owned and operated Lightcap Sewing Center for more than 60 years. He was born on April 20, 1906, in Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lightcap. He married Louella Miller in 1925; she died in 1994. He was a member of Dubuque Bible Church since the 1940s. He loved working on sewing machines.
Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Lightcap, of Dubuque; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Lightcap.
A Paul G. Lightcap Memorial Fund has been established.
Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap, daughter of John Joseph “Jack” and Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on December 21, 1915, and died on November 15, 1998, in Dubuque, Iowa. The picture at the left is her 1933 high school graduation.
My grandmother’s obituary was published November 18, 1998, in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), page 6C. The obituary incorrectly states that my grandparents married in 1935 in Dubuque, Iowa. They actually married on March 17, 1936, at St. Mary’s Church in Freeport, Illinois.
Transcription of document:
Eunice I. Lightcap, 82, 2720 Pleasant View, formerly of 3151 Hillcrest Road, died at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Mercy Health Center St. Joseph’s Unit
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lightcap worked at the former Stampfer’s department store and later at Armstrong’s department store and was a volunteer at The Finley Hospital for many years.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1915, at Sheridan, Wyo., daughter of John and Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky . She married Wally Lightcap on 1935, in Dubuque; he died in 1975.
She was a member of The Finley Hospital Auxiliary and St. Anthony’s Parish and its rosary society.
Surviving are six sons, Tom (Mary Catherine) Lightcap, Ted (Sharon) Lightcap and Joel Lightcap, all of Dubuque, William (Veva) Lightcap, of Arcadia, Calif., Jack (Denise) Lightcap, of Portland, Ore., and Gregory (Linda) Lightcap, of Portage, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Strelesky , of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary, in 1946, a sister, Alice Humphrey; and a brother, Herbert.