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John R. Tappen


1924 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
John Tappen, 87

Mr. John R. Tappen, age 87 of Mountain Home passed away August 19, 2011 at Good Samaritan Village. He was born February 11, 1924 in Madison Wisconsin to Arthur and Hester Tuttle Tappen.

He married Evelyn Kluge in 1948 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a Marine Corp. Veteran of WWII. Mr. Tappen worked 32 years for the Madison, Wisconsin Fire Department and retired as Fire Marshall.

He is survived by 2 sons: Craig and wife Kathey Tappen of Redding, California; Jay and wife Jane Tappen of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; 2 daughters: Emily Capicik of Madison, Wisconsin and Gail and husband Brian Witlarge of Tamarac, Florida; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Tappen on April 23, 2011 and a son, Scot Tappen in 2000.

Private interment with military honors will be August 21, 2011 in Baxter Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held 11 AM September 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Baxter Bulletin on Aug. 20, 2011
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