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Patrick "Mike" Caplinger, 42, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday,
March 23, 2009, at his home in Springfield.
His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Cemetery.
Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home is handling
He was born July 23, 1966, in
Lincoln to Richard and Donna Fletcher Caplinger.
He is survived by his father, of Lincoln; his
mother, of Springfield; one daughter, Pamela LeAnne
McCullough of Mesa, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Kelsey
McCullough of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Richard Ray
Caplinger of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters Tami Lyn
Kennett of Lincoln and Leslie LeAnn Hart of South
Pekin; two stepbrothers, Lou Osnowitz of Atlanta,
Ga., and Michael Romer of Mount Pulaski; and two
stepsisters, Diane Sizemore of Mount Pulaski and
Cindy Romer of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He attended St. Joe's Catholic Church in
Springfield. He had a strong faith and was an avid
reader of the Bible, being able to quote many
passages from God's Word.
Mike was an avid horseman. He had worked with
trotters and pacers since the age of 10. He was also
an avid stamp and coin collector as well as a Civil
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Association or to the family to
place in a trust for his granddaughter, Kelsey.
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