Molly LeCaptain

September 29, 1987
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January 19, 2024

On January 19, 2024, Molly Catherine LeCaptain, 36, Chicago, IL, passed away with her parents at her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Molly was born on September 29, 1987, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Molly graduated from Green Bay Preble High School in 2006. She then attended UW-Green Bay, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater in 2012. She was an outstanding actress, and her voice was a gift from the heavens. Molly was very active in theater throughout high school and college. She played the lead role of Sally Bowles in UW-Green Bay’s production of Cabaret held at The Weidner Center and was a member of Daddy D’s entertainment troupe for several years, singing for their dinner shows. Molly moved to Chicago in 2013 and continued to land roles in theater companies across the city. She was nominated for a “Jeff Award,” Chicago’s equivalent of a Tony, for best supporting actress in Yank! She loved walking the red carpet. Molly became an aunt when her niece Winnie was born in 2014, and later when her nephew Harrison was born in 2017. She loved spoiling them with Squishmallows every chance she got. In 2019 Molly focused on training for and completing the Chicago Marathon, which she crushed.

Molly was employed at Teladoc as a Member Quality Specialist, connecting with coworkers and forming friendships while working remotely during the pandemic. She was a talented crochet artist and loved creating pop culture pieces – even going viral on TikTok for creating a crochet Lil Nas X. After her stage IV colon cancer diagnosis, she discovered a great and welcoming community of other cancer fighters and survivors on TikTok. Molly found comfort in sharing her journey and making videos and connecting with people there.

Molly had an incredible (dark) sense of humor, which served her well after she was diagnosed. She named her colostomy bag David because, well “Eww, David!” Her all-time favorite show was Parks and Recreation, and she knew every episode by heart. Molly loved seeing live music and made a point to see many of her favorite artists over the last 2 years. She and her sister, Megan, fulfilled a lifelong dream when they saw The Backstreet Boys in Milwaukee, including a meet and greet with photos – AMAZING! Molly was also incredibly lucky to see Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert this past summer with her Chicago friends.

Molly made friends wherever she went; no matter what she did during her 10+ years in Chicago, she made special friendships to last a lifetime. If Molly called you a friend, you were family. There was always room for one more friend at her family’s table. She will always be remembered for her breathtaking voice, infectious laugh, and kind heart. Molly was truly a “beautiful, talented, brilliant powerful musk ox.”

Molly will be sadly missed by her parents, Cathy and Jeff LeCaptain; sister and brother-in-law, Megan and Justin Sills; niece and nephew, Winnie and Harrison Sills; aunts and uncles, Denise LeCaptain, Amy & Steve Reynolds, Tom & Lynn Rebitski, and Paul Rebitski; cousins, Jill Rebitski Hoelscher, Heidi & Mike Baenen, Justin and Jay Rebitski, Alaina Reynolds, Nicole Rebitski, and Ashton Rebitski; her beloved companions, Murphy and Doug Judy.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Richard and June Rebitski; paternal grandparents, James and Helen LeCaptain, and uncle Steve Rebitski.

Molly’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at The Rite Place, 1580 Bellevue St, Green Bay, WI 54311, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A sharing of memories will be held at 12:00 p.m. and will be led by Pat Ratajczak. In lieu of flowers, donations will be sent to Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Please support your local theater groups in Molly’s honor.

A special thank you to everyone in Molly’s support network, including family, friends and her cancer team at Northwestern Medicine, especially Samantha, for the care and kindness they showed Molly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Gathering
February 10, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Rite Place [map]
Celebration of Life
February 10, 2024
12:00 p.m.
The Rite Place [map]