Gary 'Beaver' Rapp


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Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 5:45 pm
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After a hard fought battle, Gary D. "Beaver" Rapp, 70, of Cambridge, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec.10, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gary Rapp Memorial Fund.
Gary was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Kewanee, the son of Lawrence and Mildred Lundeen Rapp. Heattended school in the Bishop Hill and Galva area. His marriage to Donna Mae Williams took place on April 6, 1962, in Kewanee. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
He did odd jobs early in his life. At age 19, he went to work for Buffy Zimmerman Masonry, then later for Eldon P. Zimmerman. He retired from Double S Masonry of Geneseo. After retiring, he worked on his own and helped repair several buildings in Cambridge.
Those surviving are his wife, Donna; a daughter, Lori Doyle, Cambridge; a son, Robert Rapp, Taylorville, Ill.; three granddaughters, Kellie Doyle (fiance Kevin Meyn), Aurora, Ill., Chyenne and Tori Rapp, Rock Island, three brothers, Howard Rapp, Galva, Dennis Rapp, Cambridge, Harland (Cindy) Rapp, Cambridge; four sisters, Elaine (Raymond) VanSkike, Monmouth, Ill., Sharon (Gerry) Verstraete, Moline, Pat (John) Seys, Coal Valley, and Cindy (Marv) VanDyke, Cambridge; several nieces and nephews. His parents, two nieces and one nephew preceded him in death. The family requests casual dress at the visitation and funeral service.
Video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Gary's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.







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