Granville "Bud" R. Capps

Born: Thu., Jul. 20, 1939
Died: Sat., Jun. 27, 2020


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Jul. 02, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


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Granville Rufus ‘Bud’ Capps, age 80 was released from his earthly suffering of dementia on Saturday, June 27, 2020 on hospice care at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Care Center in Pittsfield, IL.

July 20, 1939 he was the firstborn son to Rufus & Lena ‘Margaret’ Tobias Capps on the family farm on Dutch Creek.

Bud farmed the farm near Rockport, IL all his days. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1957. He married Faye Audrey Stenslie in New Rockford, North Dakota on a crisp fall day October 12, 1963. Together they stood working side by side through joy and sorrows of life on that farm until his death. He always enjoyed working hard, raising his pigs and cattle and helping others in need. He never failed to have a positive smile to share with everyone.

Bud committed his life to God in his teens and remained faithful to that vow. He always encouraged others to just be honest and true in all your dealings in life and then God would help the rest of the way.

He is survived by his faithful wife Faye and an only daughter, Lori Lynn of Rockport, IL. Two special grandsons in his life; Kolby Alan Fox of Kinderhook, IL and Klayton Bradley (Emily) Fox of Winfield, MO; one brother, Donnie Capps of Longmont, CO along  with many close family and friends. Also, he’s leaving behind his faithful four-legged companion Charlie.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Margaret and three siblings in infancy; sister in law, Joanne Haakenson Capps along with many of his close friends in Pike County.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family or to Two Rivers Jeep Club in collaboration with Pike County Wheelin 4 a Cause PHS Ag Scholarship Fund.  Online condolences may be left at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Granville "Bud"'s memory to the following organizations:

To The Family

Two Rivers Jeep Club with Pike County Wheelin 4 a Cause PHS Ag Scholarship Fund

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Marilyn Hnizdil
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Marilyn Hnizdil.

Very sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you at this time. With love, Tom, Marilyn Hnizdil and family


Phyllis Shaw
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Alvin and Doris Loyd and family
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Our thoughts are with you today...So thankful for Bud's faithful example thru the years...

Warren and Linda Anderson
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Your family was such an inspiration to us when we heard the gospel. We will miss Bud and our memories at your home. Faye and Lori , our thoughts and prayers are with you. We would be there if we could. Warren is so thankful for his visit with you when he was back there.

Warren E DeWolfe
   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
Faye, Lori, Kolby and Klayton my condolences and love during this difficult but yet joyful time knowing he is finally released from his earthly body and pain and rejoicing in heaven. Much love

Warren and Sarah

Alan Anderson
   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
Dear Faye, Lori, family and friends,
You have my condolences in the separation of your husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. I well remember Bud’s smile as you all would come to work days at Mt. Sterling the fifteen years I prepared there and he would ask, “what can I do to help?!“. It was always enjoyable visiting and spending nights in the home with you all and the hospitality shown and welcome felt. There are many pleasant memories of Bud and his positive attitude. Now he has what he has prepared for, the the true rest, peace and comfort. You knowing this, makes the parting easier. May the God of all comfort be close to you all. Again, sympathy to you all and greetings from Guatemala. As always, Alan

Sally and Jack Forbes
   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
Thinking of you all so much.

Gail Griffith Heyer
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of Granville Rufus’s passing. So many childhood memories with him and Donnie. I wish I could be there but I am out of state right now. This is a great loss. I am praying for the family at this time. May God Bless you and comfort you at this time.

Jim and Stephanie Norton
   Posted Sun July 05, 2020
Thinking of you these days Faye, Lori and family. . I know you will miss Bud dearly ❤️. He will stay in our memory as a quiet, kind, and humble man.

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