Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

Obituary: Dorothy F. Trapp


August 30, 2007

Services for Dorothy F. Trapp, 89, Oskaloosa, were Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the First Baptist Church of McLouth. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Mrs. Trapp died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Jefferson County Geriatrics Center in Winchester.

She was born Dec. 5, 1917, in St. Croix Falls, Wis., the daughter of George and Josephine Jessie Warmker. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1935. She had lived in Oskaloosa since 1943. She was also a former Miss Lawrence.

Mrs. Trapp was a homemaker and worked as a telephone operator. She was a member of McLouth First Baptist Church and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36 in Oskaloosa. She was known as the "Happy Whistler" and performed for many years at nursing homes and events in Jefferson and Douglas counties.

She married Homer F. Trapp on Dec. 5, 1943, at Eudora. He died Aug. 21, 1987.

Survivors include four nephews and four nieces.

Five brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Hospice, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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