Willis Dean Kapayou, 53

TAMA-Willis Dean Kapayou, 53, of Marshalltown and formerly of Tama, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 in Marshalltown. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Monday, December 30, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Morgan Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Michael Keahna as speaker. A Traditional Wake will be held Sunday evening, December 29, 2013 at the Fox Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.

Survivors include a son, Derrick Kapayou of Des Moines; a daughter, Linsey (Brian) Delgado of Hammond, IN; his grandson, Evan Marcus Delgado; two sisters, Jeanette Youngbear of Tama and Laureen Puentes of Montour; one brother, James Youngbear of Tama; and two aunts, Georgia Keraghan of Toledo, and Angelina Kapayou of Tama.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Edwin Kapayou Sr.; his grandmother, Fannie (Benson) Kapayou; his mother, Rosalind (Kapayou) Youngbear; and a brother, Robert George Youngbear; and an uncle, George Kapayou Jr.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.