Debra “Deb” M. Kapfhamer 1954-2019

Debra “Deb” M. Kapfhamer

Debra “Deb” M. Kapfhamer, 65, a town of Little Black resident, died on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following an unfortunate accident. A memorial mass took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford from 4-7 p.m. with a Catholic prayer service held at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Internment will take place at a later date.
Debra was born on Aug. 12, 1954 in Medford to Neil K. and Eleanor (Bohn) Spreen. She attended Holy Rosary School in Medford and was a 1972 graduate of Medford Senior High School. She received an associated degree from Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. Her marriage took place on May 30, 1987 in Medford to Gary E. Kapfhamer. Following her education, she worked at the State Bank of Medford and 39 years at Time Federal Savings Bank in Medford until her retirement in 2017. She was presently serving as a board member of Hope Hospice of Medford. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, tasting wine and spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.
Surviving family include her husband Gary of Medford; sons, Jake (Christa) Kapfhamer of Fort Collins, Colo. and Adam (Steph Stolp) Kapfhamer, serving in the US Navy at Virginia Beach, Va.; her mother, Eleanor Spreen of Medford; siblings, Candice (Bill) Zirngible and Lori (Mark) Albers, all of Medford, Neil (Nancy Gegg) Spreen Jr. of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. and Andrew Spreen of California.
Deb was preceded in death by her father, Neil Spreen Sr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Hope Hospice of Medford.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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