a. m. A luncheon will take place at the First L u t h e r a n C h u r c h Fellowship Hall at 1 p. m. Sibyl was born in Havre on Sept. 26, 1916. When Sibyl was three, her grandfather died, her father was killed in a locomotive explosion and her brother died from scarlet fever. Sibyl at the time also contracted scarlet fever, which damaged her hearing. She handled this lifelong disability with considerable grace. Sibyl grew up in Havre, spending much time on her grandmother's nearby wheat ranch. She learned to cook from her mother and grandmother at an early age and enjoyed cooking all her life. Following high school, Sibyl put herself through St. Olaf College, earning a degree in English with a minor in music. After finishing college, she taught school for two years in Kalispell. She married her high school and college sweetheart, Ed Kapernick in 1940. They lived in Boise for the next four years where their two sons, Robert and Richard were born. In 1944, Sibyl returned to Havre to await Ed's return from service during World War II.
After the war, they lived for 10 years in Billings where Sibyl taught piano out of her home. They then moved to Cody, Wyoming where she resumed teaching English at the high school and was active in church and community activities, especially Little League baseball. In 1960, they returned to Boise and Sibyl taught at South Junior High School until 1970, when Ed's work with the Bureau of Reclamation took them to the Philippines. Ed retired from the Bureau of Reclamation in 1973. Sibyl and Ed returned to Boise. They spent much of the next 12 years living alternately in Boise and overseas where Ed worked as an engineering consultant. While overseas, Sibyl was resourceful in finding things to do. She played golf, shopped, became a tour guide and entered into the community activities of the American Embassy. She was a good traveling companion. In 1985, Sibyl and Ed returned for good to live in Boise. Sibyl was a 50-year member of the PEO and developed many enduring friendships with fellow members. She enjoyed crafts and her craft group over the years. She was a life-long member of the Lutheran church and her religion was important to her. She loved to play bridge with friends and family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing and trying new recipes. Most cherished by Sibyl was her family. Sibyl and Ed were married for 66 years and Ed was the center of her life. She was always interested in the activities of her children and grandchildren and was proud of their successes. She visited them often. Sibyl is survived by her husband, Ed; her sons, Robert and Richard; her daughters-in-law, Thelma and Betty; niece, Karen Swifart of Minneapolis; and nephew, Doug Kapernick of Minneapolis; and sister-in-law, Virginia Kapernick of Havre; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren . Memorials in Sibyl's honor made given to First Lutheran Church PO Box 66, Havre, MT 59501 or to a donor's choice.