Rapin, Gerald A. "Jake", Saginaw, Michigan

Loving and caring father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 at age 83 at the Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Center after a brief illness. Gerald was born February 25, 1927 and was married to Collette Gempel on June 23, 1951. Gerald served with the Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. North Carolina, was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the Lather's Local 1028 and the St. Stephen's Athletic Association. Surviving are three sons and three daughters; Michelle and Tim Wideman, William Rapin, Patricia and David Lyttle, Barbara and David Westphal, David and Lisa Rapin, Bruce and Sarah Rapin; daughter in law Patricia Rapin, also 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Collette, son Philip, sisters; Sr. Judith Rapin R.S.M., Mary Davis, Alice Doerr and brothers Charles and Albert Rapin. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Fr. James Heller will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the McIntyre Funeral Chapel, 500 N. Michigan on Monday from 2-8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m., and also at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials can be considered to A.L.S. or to St. Stephen Church. mcintyrefuneralchapel.com