Jill A. Kapsner, 50, Cambridge
May 13, 1965 - March 16, 2016
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at New Life Church in Princeton for Jill A. Kapsner, 50, of Cambridge who died March 16, 2016 at Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud after an incredible and courageous battle with cancer. Pastor Dan Osborn will officiate, and a private family burial will follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30AM on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.
Jill Annette Kapsner was born in Minneapolis on May 13th, 1965 and adopted within days of birth to the loving family of LeRoy and Lyla (Sietsema) Kapsner. She grew up in Thief River Falls, and later moved to Little Falls before her senior year of high school where she graduated in the class of 1983. Jill continued her education at St. Paul Bible College (Crown College) and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Administration. Following graduation, Jill moved to St. Cloud where she met Kevin Wiek. The couple married in 1988 and had three beautiful children. Jill was patient, supportive, caring, and compassionate; which enriched her abilities to be a stay-at-home mom and home school her three children. Jill and Kevin later divorced in 2012 and Jill moved to the Cambridge community. While living in Cambridge, Jill worked as a reading tutor with Reading Corps, a CNA at GracePointe Crossing, and went back to school at Anoka Ramsey Community College to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a surgical technician. She enjoyed being out in God’s creation, camping, hunting, fishing, spending time at the beach, traveling, and spontaneous adventures. Jill was very loyal and self-less; she put everyone before herself and made her family and her children her top priority. Most important to Jill was her faith and relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and letting her life reflect His glory every day and be an encouragement and testimony to others. She was and is loved by many, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In April of 2015, Jill began the toughest battle she would have to face. Jill underwent emergency brain surgery and was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV. Over the summer, Jill received radiation and infusion treatments to help slow the tumor’s growth. In October of 2015, there was a significant decline in Jill’s health and her family elected to place her on hospice care. She was able to fight courageously for five more months, until the Lord called her home on March 16, 2016, surrounded by loved ones.
Jill is survived by her children, Ashley (Joshua) Beaman of Milaca, Matthan (fiancé Jamie Christenson) Wiek of St. Cloud, Karly Wiek of St. Cloud; grandson, Kaden Beaman; parents, LeRoy and Lyla Kapsner of Princeton; and brother, Craig Kapsner. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
A plumfund account has been set up for Jill to help her family cover funeral and medical expenses.