David L. Lapp, 73, of West Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his residence due to complications of cancer and multiple sclerosis.
He was born on February 17, 1940 in Champaign County, OH to the late Boyd A. and Ruth E. (Hartzler) Lapp. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Kirkendall.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lapp, a son, Richard (Diane) Stayrook of Belle Center; grandchildren, Ryin Stayrook, Kasie, Shane, and Taylor Quay, all of Belle Center; his sisters, Sara (Ralph) Janzen of Buhler, KS and Carol (Tim) Graber of Hurley, SD; his brothers, John (Jane) Lapp of Manheim, PA, Sam (Gail) Lapp of Crowley, TX, Joe (Sarah) Lapp of Anderson, IN and Steve (Miriam) Lapp of West Liberty; a brother-in-law, Darrel Kirkendall of Bluffton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A 1958 graduate of Salem High School, Dave retired in 2000 from Honda of America, Marysville where he worked for many years. He loved his tractors and loved to be outdoors working in his lawn and landscaping.
An 11:00 am memorial service will be on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty. Pastor Lee Ortman of the West Liberty United Methodist Church will be officiating. There is no visitation planned, and a private burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, West Liberty.
Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty are handling the arrangements for the family and condolences may be express at: www.edsfh.com.