Harold Rapp

Harold Rapp

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Harold (Harald) Rapp, 80 years old, joined His Savior Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 2:35pm at his home, with his wife Darlene “Babe” Rapp and family members present.Harald was born in Insterburg, Germany in 1935. In 1953 after living through the war - at the age of 17 he immigrated with his parents and 3 brothers to the United States under the provision of the Red Cross. Las Vegas, NV was his first home in the United States. There he met the love of his life, Darlene, raised his family of 7 kids, worked as a Painting and Drywall contractor, farmed and most of all planted churches, sang and led worship music in the services and spread the love of Jesus to many people. From Hitchhikers to Celebrities, Harald had never met a stranger in all his time there. When he and Darlene retired they settled for 10 years in Parowan in Southern Utah and continued to reach out and love their community. While ministering there they helped to build Red Hills Baptist Church in Enoch, Utah and served in many leadership and teaching positions. They also loved to sing together at church. Then they made the move to Sheridan Wyoming to live closer to some of their children and grandchildren. Attending Sheridan Wesleyan Church they quickly fell in love with Wyoming and her people. Harald, known as Papa, walked regularly down Main Street, had daily coffee with the guys at Java Moon and Red Velvet and enjoyed company at the library and Senior Center. He always sought others out and made them feel loved while he shared a big smile, his love of Jesus Christ and told them of heavenly things.He is survived by his beloved Wife Darlene Rapp, Brothers Manfred and Daniel Rapp, and Sister Marianna (Rapp) Robbins and their spouses. Children Harold Rapp, Richard Rapp, Teresa Law, David Rapp, Bill Rapp, Charley Rapp, Sara Anne Stahl and their spouses, 32 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.He was preceded in death by Father Ewald Rapp and Mother Marta Thielka Rapp, Step Mother Regina Rapp, Sisters Orsela Rapp and Renee’ Cameron Carroll, Brothers - Dieter, Wolfgang (Freddie) and Gunter (Kirk), Grandbabies Renee’ Diane Rapp and Curtis Rapp and Great Grandbaby Jakob Rapp.He was peacefully ushered into Heaven with many farewells that day and with Prayers and Singing of Hymns by family members at his bedside.What a Joyous afternoon it was. To God Be The Glory.A Celebration Service will be held Saturday August 20th at 2PM at Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Viewing will be from 12:45 – 1:45 prior to the service.Donations may be made in Harald’s name to The Sheridan Senior Center Memorial Program to pay for individual Senior Lunch Tickets or The Sheridan Senior Center Memorial Fund for Senior Companion ExpensesOnline condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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