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Obit: Leroy Chapman, 94, West Bend

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Leroy W. Chapman, 94, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

He was born on August 18, 1922 to the late Henry and Minnie (nee Meyer) Chapman in Waldo. Leroy’s family moved to West Bend where he attended school. He graduated from West Bend High School where he excelled in sports. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army, serving tours in the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with the 40th Engineers. Leroy received numerous service commendations including a Silver Star, Bronze star, and Bronze arrow.

Leroy worked in manufacturing most of his adult life. He retired from Weasler Manufacturing Company. He was a tool & die maker by trade. He and his wife, Charlotte enjoyed the years they wintered in Arizona and the time spent at their lake home in Shawano. Leroy was a loving grandfather and great grandfather. He loved to read, golf, and follow his favorite teams on TV, especially the brewers and packers.

Those Leroy leave behind to cherish his memory include his three children, Donna (Peter) Heffington of Shawano, Tom (Christine) Chapman of Daphne, AL, and Chuck (Jennifer) Chapman of West Bend; a daughter-in-law, Susan Chapman of Menomonee Falls; eight grandchildren, Tory (Carrie) Wiedmeyer-Olson, Dr. Terry (Michele) Olson, Dr. Jeremy (Caitlin) Chapman, Katy (Jason) Chapman-LaBret, Andrea Krebs, Clayton Chapman, Staci (Adam) Gruse, and Annie (Alex) Silvia; nine great-grandchildren, Allyson, Ryan, Aaron, Tyler, Macey, Rece, Charlotte, Everly, and Caroline; two brothers, Clarence Chapman and Raymond Chapmen; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his son, Steven Chapmen; two sisters, Lavern (Chuck) Heiting and Lucille Chapman; five brothers, Milford Chapman, Elmer (Clara) Chapman, Eugene (Evelyn) Chapman, Jerry (Dolores) Chapman, and Richard Chapman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, 1610 Monroe St., West Bend.

The family will greet family and friends at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Cemetery in Cecil.

The family would like to thanks the staff at the Lighthouse for caring for him these past several years and also the wonderful doctors and nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital who made his last 2 weeks easier for both he and his family.

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