Jacob Kapp

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 10:41 AM


Jacob Kapp of West Weber will celebrate his 90th birthday with family on Feb. 22.

He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Ogden to Harm and Renske Kap. He was raised with six brothers and two sisters. He spent his first six years in Porterville and then the family settled in South Weber.

He married Klea Mower in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple on Feb. 24, 1950. She died Aug. 30, 2012.

He attended Davis County schools. He served in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946, where he witnessed the signing of the Japanese surrender that ended the war.

He served an LDS mission in the Netherlands from 1947 to 1949. He enjoys watching his race horses run, hunting, going for rides and has a hobby of many animals at his farm, including longhorn cattle and miniature donkeys.

He worked at the Railroad Mail Terminal in Ogden and moved on to Hill Air Force Base, where he retired. He and his son did farm custom slaughtering part time for 25 years. In 1980, he and his son started Kapp Construction.

His children and spouses are Karen and Martin Bender, and Gary and Penny Kapp. He has nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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