Vernon Tapp

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 30, 2008

Vernon J. Tapp, 88
Vernon J. Tapp, 88, of Wabasha, Minn., formerly of Lake City, Minn., died on June 27, 2008 at St. Elizabeths Health Care Center in Wabasha.
Vernon Joseph Tapp was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Fairdale, N.D., to Ernest and Edith (Melugin) Tapp. He attended schools in Brook Park, Minn., and Northfield, Minn. He served in the Army during WW II. On Aug. 19, 1944 he married Mildred Pinkava at the Methodist Church in Brownsdale, Minn. He lived at Brownsdale for several years and after their marriage they moved to Dexter, MN and farmed there for 26 years. In 1970 they moved to Rochester, Minn., and Vernon worked as a Psychiatric Technician at the Rochester State Hospital in Rochester for 13 years, retiring in 1976. They traveled extensively for several years and moved to Lake City in 1999. Vernon was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lake City, and a member of the Lake City American Legion Post 110 and the Lake City VFW Post #8729.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Tapp, Lake City; daughter, Carol (Robert) Hanson, Lake City; son, James (Janet) Tapp, Houston, Minn.; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Jeanette) Tapp, Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David; two sisters and five brothers.
Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, Lake City and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at the United Methodist Church in Lake City with Pastor Donald Jones officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale, with Military Rites by the Lake City American Legion Post 110 and the Lake City VFW Post #8729. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, in Lake City, Minn.

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