In Memory of Phyllis Tappon
Phyllis Jeanette Tappon Age 93, of Rice Lake, WI died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Shell Lake Health Care in Shell Lake, WI. She was born on January 8, 1926 in Downs City, Iowa to John and Sophie (Christianson) Green. Phyllis was married to Vernon Tappon on October 20, 1945 in Cumberland, WI. She was a bookkeeper and cashier at National Foods, Woolworths, Herbergers and Doughboy Mills. Phyllis enjoyed traveling where Vernon and her spent 23 winters in Texas, enjoyed camping and going fishing.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Judy Tappon of Rochester, New York; 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Peter and Susan; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Merlin Green of New Richmond, WI; a sister-in-law, Carol Green of Red Wing, MN; special nephew/niece - Paul and Mary Green plus other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Tappon; her parents, John and Sophie Green; a sister, Ethel Peterson and 2 brothers, Howard and Marvin Green.
Funeral Services will be held at 10AM Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, Rev. Grant Aaseng officiating, with interment in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church. Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is in charge of the arrangements.