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In Memory of Perry D. Grap


November 16, 2017

Perry Grap, of Shell Lake WI, age 50, passed into his eternal life, surrounded by his loved ones at home after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Perry is survived by his wife, Susan Grap and her sons, Nate and Chris Larson, Perry's son, Austen Grap, his parents, Fred and Millie Grap of Neillsville, WI, his sisters Sherri Donahue (John) of Baraboo, Terri Grap (friend Bill John) of Neillsville, Kerri Grap Walker (Shane) of Ashland, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear relatives and friends.

Perry was a beloved husband to Susan, and a wonderful father, brother, son and uncle, who led a remarkable life. He was the youngest of the Graps, born in Neillsville, Clark County, raised on the family farm where he enjoyed snowmobiling, polka dancing and yearly fishing trips to Canada growing up. A true outdoorsman, Perry loved fishing, hunting and gardening, especially with his son Austen. He passed on his love and talents for all these things to his friends and family.

He attended parochial school at St. John's Lutheran School in Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High and earned his Associate degree in Architectural Commercial Design from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Colege, Rice Lake.

Perry worked in Sales at Arrow Building Center in Spooner for over 29 years before his retirement. He also founded his own successful business, PDG Specialty Woodworks, where he built beautiful custom cabinetry and fine furniture. Perry built his own lovely home, along with a home for his parents and hunting cabin in Neillsville. Every Spring, Perry continued the family tradition of making maple syrup. He would tap over 600 trees on his property and loved cooking time, surrounded by family and friends.

Perry was so proud to be a member of the Spooner Fire Department, and was a valued Volunteer Firefighter, a true part of the Brotherhood.

 

This past summer, Perry married the love of his life, Susan, and celebrated a beautiful wedding with many family and friends. He was a member of Our Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, of Spooner.

 

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, N5015 Beaverbrook Avenue in Spooner, where visitation will held from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service.  Interment will be held privately.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, N5015 Beaverbrook Avenue in Spooner, where visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service.  Interment will be private. 


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