Melvin E. Trapp


Mr. Melvin Trapp of the Town of Grafton passed away at his residence early Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2021. He was 84 years old.
 Melvin was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 8, 1937, the son of Ervin and Helen Bretschneider Trapp.  

The family moved to the Town of Grafton when Melvin was 7 years old. He attended local schools and graduated from Grafton High School.  

On Jan. 24, 1987, Melvin was united in marriage with Janet Sandell at Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton.

Mr. Trapp worked as a tool and die maker with Mercury Marine for more than 40 years, retiring in 2004.  

He was a faithful and active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, where he was the captain of the ushering team for more than 34 years.  

He enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing, but had a special love of snowmobiling and motorcycling.

 He is survived by his wife Jan; daughters Tammy (Mike) Simon of Marshfield and Pamela (Ken) Heller of Hillsborough, Calif.; sons Jeff (Judy) Trapp of Port Washington and Mike Trapp of Watersmeet, Mich.; and stepsons Jeffrey Hoevfer of Grafton and Joel (Lisa) Hoevfer of Cedar Grove.

He is further survived by grandchildren Maggie Sarver, Mike and Mark Trapp, Brett, Nicole, Alex and Ben Simon, Natalie, Sarah and Zachary Hellar and Jacob and Emily Hoevfer; brother Roger (Jane) Trapp; other family members; and friends.  
    He was preceded in death by grandson Ethan Hoevfer.
     A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 715 Sixth Ave., Grafton.  Pastor Greg Van Dunk will preside.  

The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from noon until services at 1 p.m.

If desired, memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church, Grafton, or the American Cancer Society.

 Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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