Leroy W. Chapman, 94
Aug. 18, 1922 — Sept. 28, 2016
Leroy W. Chapman, 94, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
He was born Aug. 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 Co. He was a tool and 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 Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.
Those Leroy leave behind to cherish his memory include his three children, Donna (Peter) Heffington of Shawano, Tom (Christine) Chapman of Daphne, Alabama, 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; and 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; and five brothers, Milford Chapman, Elmer (Clara) Chapman, Eugene (Evelyn) Chapman, Jerry (Dolores) Chapman and Richard Chapman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church (1610 Monroe St., West Bend).
The family will greet family and friends Friday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Cemetery in Cecil.
The family would like to thank 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 two weeks easier for both him and his family.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Leroy’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.