Our Friend Bill, Before and After

Our Friend Bill, Before and After

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sad News

Bill passed away. I don't know what else to say.

Please keep us in your thoughts,
Laura Kapoun

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am SO SO sorry. He and your family have been in my constant prayers since I learned of the fire. May God grant you some comfort and solace during this very difficult time. My heart is with you...

Anonymous said...

I believe I speak for the whole garmisch community when I express our deepest sorrow. Bill was an important part of our lives during his stay here, and his passing will affect us all.

Anonymous said...

I am simply devastated for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

squindia said...

Deepest condolences. I am so so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. No words could possibly heal the pain you all must be feeling, but I hope that some small comfort can be found by seeing all the lives that Bill has obviously touched!
This tragedy has brought so many ppl together in an attempt to help and support Bill and your family.. He must have truly been a wonderful young man.
You are all in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Bill and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since the accident. I am truely sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for all of you. I have had some big cries myself over this. My thoughts are with you all always......

David said...

The thoughts of English teachers around the world are with you at this time.

Our hearts are with you.

paura said...

My deepest condolences. I cant imagine what you and your family are going through but please know that there are many people praying and thinking of you. much love.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry; Bill looked like such a beautiful person who must have touched all the lives of the people around him. you're in my thoughts and prayers.

George Levesque, Carleton Acacian #043 said...

On behalf of all Acacia Carleton University actives and alumni, we are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and Bill's recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult times.

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine the Bill is in heaven surrounded by little angels who are laughing and enjoying his stories and games. God bless your grieving family. You did an amazing job trying to save your beloved Bill.

Anonymous said...

I followed Bill's story from the moment I heard of it. I went to IU and was friends with a lot of the Acacia guys there. I was older than Bill and so didn't know him at IU, but all of the Acacia guys I know had nothing but amazing things to say about him. While I will never know your exact loss, I do understand. I lost my brother Arthur very suddenly - he also was in Acacia at IU. To lose an older brother shakes you to the core. Hold on to your family and those who knew Bill, ask them to tell you stories that you didn't know. If you ever want to talk, please contact me at shgrubb@yahoo.com. I also am getting married this year and to think of my brother not being there... I feel for you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you and your entire family. Please know that I will continue to pray for you and your family. I did not know him but just by the comments alone I can see he was a very special person.

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how sorry I am. I just read about this on Face Book and wanted to help... My prayers are with your family that you will have peace in your hearts knowing he is in a better place...

Anonymous said...

It's Spring Break here at IU. I read about Bill's story in the IDS on March 6th and since the paper is on hiatus this week I decided to follow his story a bit more in Facebook and his website. I was stunned to learn that his battle was over and that he was once again in the arms of his fiance. May your family find strength as your battle here on this earth continues on.

Ed said...

My deepest condolences...I am a fellow Acacia alum and I know what you must be going thru right now is grim. I lost my youngest sister 8 months ago in a terrible unexpected tragedy in eastern Europe. I did not know Bill personally but I feel connected to him and to you thru our mutual friends. I am praying that you will be comforted in time... that you will be aware of the great blessing that he was and the difference he made in every life that he touched... Be Well.
edward.laplante@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What devastating news. I did not know Bill, but have heard only the best about him, and I've met his mother and sister. A terrible blow to a wonderful family.

Jack Donahue

Anonymous said...

I heard the news about your brother last Friday please except my sencer condoliances to all of Bills Loved One's.Bill was in my prayers since i found out, I'm a burn suvivor also and in my faith i trully belive you'll all see Bill again not as his last breath but as a new begining beautiful skin no pain and his love of life shining through once again Amen.

Anonymous said...

Our daughter Susan worked with Bill in Garmisch in 2004-05, before returning to the states. She learned of the fire and Bill's situation via a blog & emailed family & friends to pray for him, his family and his care givers. We've had many tears and prayed many prayers. Our God, in His mercy, has called Bill home - to be free of all pain, scars & tears.
We are so very sad for your loss.
This loss is not forever and we are
not without hope. You WILL be reunited in eternity, as God has promised. May you take comfort in this truth. God bless you, comfort
you, strengthen you and give you
peace. You remain in our thoughts
and prayers.
the Christiansen Family in Iowa

Craig Williamson said...

Such a horrific tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family, students and others who loved him.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I feel for the family from Bill Kapoun. I read about Bill and his girl friend in the news paper and I was shoked. You missing a wonderfull people. He is in your heard. I wish power for the hard time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I read about Bill in the news paper and I was shoked. I wish the family power for this hard time. Bill is in your heards for all time. We feel with you...

Anonymous said...

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא.
בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ
ְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ
ְיַצְמַח פֻּרְקָנֵהּ וִיקָרֵב(קיץ) מְשִׁיחֵהּ

you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugh Flung Poo said...

Dear Laura.

My God. I am sorry to read and learn of the unfairness of what happened to Bill and Sejin. No words could possibly describe your pain.

I hope time will heal your heart, even if only a little. Thoughts and hope to your mum, dad and family.

xx

Mo Ma said...

From God Almighty we come and to him we shall return.

*hug*