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Milton D. Rapp

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014

SUBLETTE - Milton D. Rapp, 63, of Sublette died April 6, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille with Rev. Sangmyung Park officiating. Burial is at Restland Cemetery, Mendota with full military rites by VFW Post 4079. Pallbearers are Cord Benavidez, Erick Benavidez, Adam Rapp, Ryan Molln, Colton Benavidez, John Silfies and Greg Barkauskas. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at the church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Milton was born Sept. 19, 1950 in Amboy to Milton P. and Evelyn (Hoelzer) Rapp. He married Emily Jean Benavidez on April 4, 1970 in Mendota.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis Rapp of Chicago and Derek Rapp of Sublette; one daughter, Jessica (Brent) Montavon of Amboy; and two grandchildren, Brayden and Chase.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Milton served honorably in the U.S. Army with the 23rd Engineer Battalion during the Vietnam Conflict and was stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in March of 1973. He was employed by Caterpillar in Aurora from September of 1969 until May of 2003 when he retired from CAT. He then worked at HCC Inc. in Mendota. After retiring from HCC, he farmed the Rapp family farm until the present day. Milton was deeply involved in the Community United Methodist Church of LaMoille where he served as conference lay leader. He held many other positions in the church including trustee, pastor parish, dart ball, lay leader/reader and many more. Milton had many interests and hobbies but most important was serving his Lord Jesus Christ. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, had a passion for collecting John Deere tractors and loved being outdoors and hunting. He was also a fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations should be directed to Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille.

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