Rapin, James W., Saginaw Township, Michigan


Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother passed away suddenly Sunday, May 1, 2011. Age 58 years. Son of Irma (Luckey) Rapin and the late Albert Rapin, James was born April 26, 1953 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Susan M. Dole, his loving wife of 38 years, on May 5, 1973. She survives him. Jim was employed at the Saginaw Catholic Cemeteries and as youth minister at Nouvel Catholic Central High School, St. Brigid in Midland, and St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and past Grand Knight at Council #593. Jim was very involved in his Scottish heritage and was recently elected to Vice President of the North East Region of the Clan Lamont. Jim enjoyed traveling and antiquing with his wife. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving besides his loving wife Sue are one son and two daughters, Elizabeth and Scott Stasik, James Rapin II, Jennifer and Ryan Michelson, all of Saginaw; four grandchildren, Will, Ava , Hannah and Morgan; his mother, Irma Rapin, Saginaw; one brother, Joseph Rapin, Freeland; one sister, Amy and Brian Reetz, Saginaw; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bernard P. and Edna M. Dole. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James R. Carlson will officiate. Honoring Jim’s wishes, cremation will follow with burial of his cremains in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Vianney Youth Ministry Program and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. www.snowfuneralhome.net