Joshua D. Lapp

June 3, 1976 - May 17, 2011

Heaven gained another angel when U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Joshua D. Lapp found peace Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the age of 34 years.

He was the wonderful husband of Glenda (nee Lim); beloved son of Russ Lapp and Teresa Shane; loving father of Jocelyn and Jessica Lapp; dear brother of Angela and Dominic Lapp; and beloved grandson of Marcella (Michael) Helm. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Petty Officer Lapp, of Waukesha, joined the Navy in September 2000. After completing initial training, he reported to VFA-27, forward deployed to Atsugi, Japan, completing multiple deployments with Carrier Strike Group Five aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). In September 2005, he reported to VFA-125, where he served until January of 2008. Following VFA-125, he served briefly with VFA-122 before reporting to VFA-154 in June 2008. In September 2010, Lapp reported to Naval Air Station Lemoore, Transient Personnel Detachment, assisting various commands including U.S. Naval Hospital Lemoore.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a service at 1 p.m. Military honors at St. Josephs Cemetery will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for Jocelyn and Jessicas college education are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts until we meet again. The song has ended but the melody lingers on.