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John Henry Rapps, Jr.

April 8, 1939 - June 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, IL- John Henry Rapps, Jr., 79, of Springfield died June 7, 2018 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Geneseo. He was born on April 8, 1939 in Springfield to John “Jack” Henry and Eileen V. (Doyle) Rapps, Sr. He married Janet Kay Trainor on November 16, 1968 and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2015.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, James J. Rapps.

Survivors include two children, Paul (Alisande) Rapps of Geneseo and Kristen (Leandro) Navar of Schaumburg; nine grandchildren, Becca, Drew, Colby, Ali, Jake, Graciela, Lizzie, Gianna, and Alex; two sisters, Karen Harris and Mary Judith (Kirk) Dyson, both of Springfield and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was a resident of Springfield, graduating from Cathedral Boys High School. He was a United States Army Veteran. John worked in sales for Capital City Fire and the State of Illinois. He was elected as precinct 176 Committeeman.

John loved Sacred Heart-Griffin and Notre Dame Football. He also enjoyed reading and watching his grandchildren’s activities.

Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.

Funeral Mass: 10 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Nursing Home- 14688 IL Hwy 82, Geneseo, IL 61254.

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Church


1725 South Walnut Street, Springfield, IL, 62704

(217) 528-7521 Map

Cemetery Information

Oak Ridge Cemetery


1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Nursing Home- 14688 IL Hwy 82, Geneseo, IL 61254.

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