Donald “Don” Lapp, age 77, of Clintonville passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Appleton Medical Center.
Donald George Lapp was born on December 5, 1938 in Waukesha to George and Elda (Pesch) Lapp. He graduated from Waukesha High School and then entered the U.S. Navy serving from December of 1955 to November of 1959. Don was united in marriage on May 27, 1961 to Margaret “Maggie” Laux at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. The couple lived in Waukesha for several years and in 1967 settled in Clintonville. Don worked for 30 years at Sara Lee / Hillshire Farm in New London as a meat cutter and supervisor, retiring in 2001. Then he was employed for a few years as a custodian for the Clintonville Middle School. His wife preceded him in death on May 20, 2014. Don was an active member of St. Rose and had a deep faith and rarely missed weekly mass. He enjoyed taking care of his yard, working on little home improvement projects, and walking his dog to visit with neighbors. Don also liked meeting for breakfast often with friends of the Hillshire retirees club. Don will be remembered most for his great sense of humor and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four children: Matthew (Debbie) Lapp of Clintonville, Jamey (Tim) Duebler of Shawano, Andy (Mary) Lapp of Clintonville, and Joe (Amy) Lapp of Clintonville. There are eight grandchildren: Tosha Cherney, Joshua (friend Jessica) Lapp, Randy Lapp, Stacy (Nabil) Aramouni, Zachary Lapp, Savannah Lapp, Alex Lapp, and Lauren Lapp. There are 12 great-grandchildren: Cassandra, Dominic, Brooke, Jonah, Caleb, Isaac, Nina, Sophie, Mae, Lex, Xavier, and Jaxson. There is one brother, Terry (Mary Ann) Lapp of Waukesha, and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Lapp of Pewaukee and Jamie Lapp of Madison. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Don is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maggie; one sister, Bonnie Lapp; two brothers, Roland and Kenneth Lapp, and his favorite cocker spaniel, Bear.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Fr. John “Jack” Mullarkey will officiate and inurnment will be in spring in the parish cemetery. Military Honors will be provided at the church by members of the VFW Post 664, American Legion Post 63, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63, all of Clintonville. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at the church. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com