Donald Harrop
1917 - 2021
BORN
1917
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Gunderson Funeral Home - Middleton
7435 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

Harrop, Donald Ralph

MIDDLETON – Donald Ralph Harrop, age 104, of Middleton, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1917, the son of Ralph and Martha (Schuldt) Harrop in Arena Township. Don graduated from Arena High School in 1935. He married Veronica Statz on Feb. 11, 1939.

Don served as an assistant manager of an F.W. Woolworth store for two years in Milwaukee. He owned and managed multiple rental properties, was co-owner of Statz and Harrop Painting, Dry Wall and Steel Studs, Co., retiring after 25 years. After retiring he started Harrop Painting and Decorators. Don was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Society of The Holy Name. He was also a member of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and the Madison Builders Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, traveling, playing euchre and dominos, and watching line-dancing in Nashville. He enjoyed four-wheeling and snowmobiling with his grandchildren. He was an avid Packers and Bucks fan. Go Bucks!

Don is survived by sons, James (Thelma) Harrop and R. Michael (Elaine) Harrop; daughter, Mary Anne (Gerard) Nonn; grandchildren, Tina (Ken) Klimke, Todd Harrop, Michael Harrop, Brenda Kay Harrop, Michelle Nelson, Brad Nelson, Debbie Wilson, Sharon (Michael) Williamson, Diana (Dan) O'Sullivan, Ashley Jo (Ben) Squire, Donny Paul (Emily) Harrop, Rachel (Trevor) Klaassen, Danielle Nonn (Kyle Farrell) and Ryan Nonn; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Harrop, Jenna Harrop, Austin Ziegler, Taylor Ziegler, Hunter Ziegler, Angelica Harrop, Michael Williamson, Mathew Williamson, Daniel O'Sullivan and Chris O'Sullivan; great-great-grandchildren, Valory Harrop, Vanessa Harrop, Rosemary Klaassen and Chloe Squire; and sister, Marion Majors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica Harrop; his parents; sons, William Harrop and Donald (Pauline) Harrop; daughter, Judith Nelson; great-grandson, Marcus Harrop; sisters, Dorothy James and Margaret Maloney; and three brothers-in-law, Robert Maloney, Rodger Majors and David James.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, with Father Brian Wilk presiding. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the funeral home after the burial. Rosary will be said at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021, followed by a visitation from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held at church from 10 a.m. until the start of the Mass on Monday.

A special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare and Caregiver Network of Wisconsin for their amazing love, support and kindness to Don and family.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson West

Funeral & Cremation Care

7435 University Ave.

(608) 831-6761


Published by Madison.com on Jul. 21, 2021.
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Jul
25
Rosary
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Gunderson Funeral Home - Middleton
7435 University Avenue, Middleton, WI
Jul
25
Visitation
4:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Gunderson Funeral Home - Middleton
7435 University Avenue, Middleton, WI
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26
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH
7450 University Ave., Middleton, WI
Jul
26
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
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7450 University Ave., Middleton, WI
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REST IN PEACE - Don
Joseph cerniglia
Friend
August 27, 2021
Sorry for your loss. He certainly lived a long and full life. I remember him as Mary Ann´s Dad as well as his church presence. May he Rest In Peace.
Rose Ripp Halik
Other
July 21, 2021
Condolences to the Harrop Family from mine. Just last week, I drove around Wood Circle to reminisce about old days, hanging with Don, Jr. And, yesterday, I wondered about Mr. Harrop, and remembered that he & Veronica were good to us kids. RIP, Mr. & Mrs. Harrop.
Dan Simms
Family
July 21, 2021
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