Jack M. Rapp, age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021 surrounded by his immediate family. Jack was born on January 2, 1929 to Melville and Margaret (Eakes) Rapp. He was a lifelong Fortville resident and a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He married the love of his life, Mary Alice (Oakleaf) Rapp on June 21, 1952. Their 69-year marriage was one for the storybooks. They have 1 daughter, Lisa Stout (Fortville), 1 son, David Rapp (Newark, Ohio), 3 granddaughters, Kellen Stout (Fortville), Chanda Rapp (Heath, Ohio), Abbie Shepherd (Newark, Ohio), 1 grandson, Jacob Rapp (Granville, Ohio) and 9 great grandchildren.
He served in the U.S. Army in Anchorage Alaska, is a member of the Fortville Masonic Lodge #207 and a member of the Scottish Rite. He also served as a Fortville Volunteer Firefighter and was a member of the Fortville Methodist Church for over 70 years. He was assistant Scout Master for Troop 237, where he visited Philmont Scout Ranch. He worked at Hancock Memorial Hospital as Chief Engineer for 28 years and after retiring he worked at the Indianapolis Zoo for 5 years.
He loved antique cars, mowing the lawn, woodworking, fixing anything that was broken, spending time with family and telling the best stories. He also loved overseeing the neighborhood on his scooter, talking to all of the neighbors and sitting on the front porch. He never met a stranger and always had something good to say about everyone. He enjoyed helping others and was always there to offer a hand or words of advice. He was such a positive light in the lives of the people that surrounded him. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Jack is survived by his siblings: Philip Rapp and Brenda Brooks as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents listed above, his siblings: Donald H. Rapp, Nancy Daniels, Judith Beckner, Barbara Cozart and Aletha Jo.
The family has elected to hold private services.
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