News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 17, 2013

Minnie Lou (Mail) Kaperak


TERRE HAUTE — Minnie Lou (Mail) Kaperak, 77, of Terre Haute, passed away on May 15, 2013. She was born Dec. 11, 1935, to Benjamin Mail and Josephine (James) Mail. Minnie was a 1953 graduate of Honey Creek High School. She was a member of Maryland Community Church and The Home Economics Club. She was an avid Indiana Pacers and Chicago Cubs fan. Minnie enjoyed traveling as well. Most of all Minnie was a loving wife, and mother. Her family was very important to her.

Minnie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert “Bob” Kaperak; son, Robert “Joe” Kaperak and wife Martha of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Leslie Ellis and husband Eric of Terre Haute; son-in-law, Doug Miner; grandchildren, Jennifer (Miner) Casterline, Ashley Miner, Lindsay Miner, Sarah Miner, Jordan Ellis, Kaylee Ellis, Landon Ellis, Carter Ellis, Anna Kaperak, and Megan Kaperak; great-grandchildren, Grace Casterline, Caitlyn Casterline, and Xavier Miner; sister, Sylvia Mail; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tracy Miner in 2007; brothers, Jack Mail, Charles Joe Mail, infant brother, Samuel Mail; and sisters, Martha House, Mary Steele, Mazie Roberts, Essie Keller, and Anna Meyer.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. Her nephew, Pastor Mike Roberts, and Pastor Ken Wadum will be officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday May 17, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. There also will be visitation on Saturday from noon until service time.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Tracy’s Heart Congo. Online condolences can be made at: