Dr. Josef R. Capek, 81, Fargo, passed away only 26 days after his beloved wife, Dana, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Josef was born February 23, 1934 in Srbska Kamenice, Czech Republic. He grew up in Louny, Czech Republic where he graduated from High School before attending and graduating from Masaryk University Medical Faculty in Brno, Czech Republic in 1959. He married Dana Capek on December 20, 1958 in Prague.
Josef wanted to provide a better life for his wife and children and so immigrated to Canada, where he worked towards obtaining his Medical License. Upon receiving his Medical License he and his family moved to Rugby, North Dakota where he worked for Johnson Clinic from 1973-1976. He then moved to Minot to start his own practice and later became the Medical Director of Emergency/Trauma at Trinity Medical Center, where he founded the Emergency Medical Department. While in Minot, he became a professor of UND Medical School and taught medical students. In 1990, he moved with his wife to Fargo where he could finally enjoy spending time with his grandchildren. He worked for Northport Dakota Clinic until his retirement in 1999.
Josef enjoyed playing semi-pro soccer in his college days as well as performing in radio and tv in the Czech Republic as a Tenor Vocalist. In his later years, he enjoyed wood working. He was entirely devoted to loving, protecting, and providing for his family.
He is survived by his twin daughters, Dana Capek, West Fargo, Hana (Tim) Hoffert, Fargo; grandchildren, Jessie (Robin) Janik, Westmont, IL, Jackie Boroski, West Fargo; great-grandchild, Bria, West Fargo; half-sister, Eva Pachmanova, Prague, Czech Republic; nieces, Eva Pachmanova, Prague, Czech Republic, Martina (Jan) Pachmanova, Prague, Czech Republic; great nieces Tereza, Albzbeta, and Anezka, Prague, Czech Republic.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Dana, who passed away on Christmas Eve and his parents, Josef Capek and Anna Mnuk.
Memorial Service: 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation/ice cream social starting at 6:00 P.M.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
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