Otis F. Kapps, Jr.

Otis F. Kapps, Jr., age 59, of Baker passed away April 18, 2015 at the VA Nursing Home in Miles City.

Otis KappsOtis was born Nov. 16, 1955 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Adele Durham. His mother passed away when Otis was six years old. After a few years, Otis was raised by his foster parents, Delores and Harold Wiseman. Otis moved with his new family to Baker where he attended school and graduated from Baker High School in 1975. Immediately following high school, Otis enlisted in the United States Navy where he served one tour before being honorably discharged.

Following his discharge, he returned to Montana where he attended vocational school in Billings where he received a degree as a mechanic. Dec. 13, 1980, Otis married the love of his life, Mary Wickstrom, in Baker. To this union three children were born: arMk, Michael and Marcia. They raised their family in Baker where Otis worked as a mechanic. Later on a new addition was made to the family following the loss of his mother (Juliann), T.J. Gilmore came to live with Otis, Mary and their children, and became part of their family. Otis enjoyed doing mechanic work, especially on old cars.

He loved s p e n d i n g time with his family and friends and watching professional wrestling. Otis loved Subway and would travel 80 miles to get a Subway sandwich once a week.

Otis is survived by his wife, Mary Kapps, of Baker; three sons, Mark of Plevna, Michael of Billings and T.J. Gilmore of Baker; a daughter, Marcia (Jason) Oberlander, of Plevna; four grandchildren, Trae, Kaeden and Chaes Oberlander, and Landon Kapps; two sisters, Susan (Marty) Nelson and Brenda Boese.

He was preceded in death by his mother and foster parents, Harold and Delores Wiseman. Visitation will be held Friday, Apr. 24, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Baker. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Eastern Montana Veterans Cemetery in Miles City. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.