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Obits > 2005 - Harry Arman Gaulrapp

Submitted by Melva L Taylor


Kane County Chronicle, Geneva, Illinois

December 15, 2005


Arman Gaulrapp, age 87, of Moline, formerly of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at Trinity West Medical Center, Rock Island.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2005, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601-38th Avenue, Moline, with a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Illinois.  Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to a fund to be established in his name.  Arman was born April 13, 1918 in Rock Falls, Illinois, the son of Aaron and Effie Chapin Gaulrapp.  He married Myrtle Green in Morrison, Illinois on May 28, 1940. She preceded him in death in February, 1984.  He then married Martha Herdegen on August 8, 1985 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Arman was a retired farmer in the Rock Falls area.  He was a member of the Rock Falls Methodist Church where he was involved in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher.  He attended Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline.  Arman belonged to the Rock Falls Rotary where he had perfect attendance for over 35 years.  He was a member of the Rural Youth and the Rock Falls 4-H Club where he was a former leader.  He was on the Board of Education at Rock Falls High School for 17 years, and the Sauk Valley Community College Board of Education.  Arman was also a member and past president of several area photography clubs and member and past president of the Central Illinois Camera Club Association. Arman enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and volunteering at Colona School where his wife, Martha, taught.  Survivors are wife, Martha Gaulrapp, Moline, Illinois, son David (Sharon) Gaulrapp of Clinton, Iowa, daughter Lynn  Van Dien of Appleton, Wisconsin. Grandchildren: Deborah (William) Hare of Aurora, Illinois; Dr. Deanna (Dr. Walter) Knoll of Bloomington, Illinois, and Jeffrey (Karen) Gaulrapp of Coal Valley, Illinois., greatgrandchildren: Samuel, Audrey, Aaron and Megan.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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