Saturday, January 10, 2009

Richard 'Dick' H. Paap

Richard H. Paap, 90, passed away at Ridgewood Care Center on Saturday, January 10, 2009.

Mr. Paap was born in Chicago, IL, on November 14, 1918, to the late John H. Paap and Edith H. (nee: Morgenson) Paap and had lived in Racine for most of his life. In Racine, he was united in marriage to Barbara A. Reitter on June 6, 1970.

Richard had been employed at Jacobson Textron until his retirement in 1984. He spent most of his working life in manufacturing and enjoyed silk screening and making the family Christmas cards for many years. He also enjoyed watching his Chicago sports teams, especially the Bears.

Richard is survived by his wife Barbara; his daughter, Cheryl (Francesco) Angelini; his grandson, Luca Angelini; his brother, David Paap Sr.; sister-in-law, Ruth (Wally) Olson; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded by his brother, John; his sister, Jeanette Smardon; and his sister-in-law, Colleen Paap.

Memorial Services for Mr. Paap will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Scott Brownell officiating. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints and Ridgewood Healthcare for their care of Richard.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine (262) 634-3361

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