Lapp, Joseph “Joe”
Joseph Daniel Lapp was born on December 26, 1969 at Shawano Hospital to Donald and Margaret (Laux) Lapp. He grew up in Clintonville and graduated from Clintonville High School in 1988. Joe proudly served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw active duty over in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Joe was united in marriage on July 31, 1998 to Amy L. Thomas at the courthouse in Waupaca. After the military, he started working at Walker Forge in Clintonville. Joe was currently employed as a Hot Inspector with the steel and aluminum forging company for close to 29 years. Joe liked spending time outdoors, whether he was sucker fishing, deer hunting, or ice fishing. He enjoyed going places with his wife and friends, especially vacations spent in the Caribbean Islands. Joe loved his kids; he enjoyed being involved in their lives and cherished spending time with them. He was super handy and spent time on woodworking projects and other remodeling jobs around the house. He was an honest and sincere person who was a good friend to everyone he met. Joe’s sassy sense of humor and his big smile were always contagious.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Amy; their two children, Alex and Lauren; and his father-in-law, Fran Thomas. There are three siblings, Matt (Debbie) Lapp, Jamey (Tim) Duebler, and Andy (Mary) Lapp. There are five in-laws, Doug (Ruth) Thomas, Debbie (Larry) Dunn, Todd (Sam) Thomas, Kelley (Eric) Camp, and Eric (Amy) Thomas. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Maggie, and his mother-in-law, Patricia Thomas.
Military Honors will be provided on Sunday, January 16th at 12:30 p.m. at Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, by members of the VFW Post 664, American Legion Post 63, DAV Chapter 53, VFW Auxiliary Unit 664, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63, all of Clintonville. A Celebration of Life will follow on Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Racks & Rails, 152 S. Main St., Clintonville. So please stop in, visit with the family, and share a story of Joe’s life. Please go to www.beil-didier.com to sign the online guestbook or to send a card.