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LeRoy Axel Rapp, age 83, of Cannon Falls

LeRoy Axel Rapp, age 83, of Cannon Falls, died on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2009, at the Cannon Falls Medical Center. LeRoy was born on April 4, 1926, in Cannon Falls, the son of Axel and Olga (Nordquist) Rapp. He attended rural country school near Cannon Falls.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was an electrician by trade, and worked at Prairie Island for more than 20 years until retiring. He enjoyed playing cribbage, and in his younger years he enjoyed golfing and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy, on Nov. 10, 2007; sisters, Rosella Holm and Doris Banks; and brothers, Henry, Raymond, Conrad, Marvin and Arnold Rapp.

He is survived by his wife, Marian (Larson) Rapp; their sons, James "Jim" of Cannon Falls, Jon of Red Wing, Thomas "Tom" and Barry, both of Cannon Falls; granddaughter, Poy Nitmai of Red Wing; sisters, Clara Samuelson and Lucille Callstrom, both of Cannon Falls; brothers, George (Clarise) and Virgil (Doris) of Cannon Falls; sisters-in-law, Norma Rapp of Welch and Lenora Rapp of Cannon Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, with Pastors Gary Schulz and Carol Sinykin presiding. Interment with military honors will follow at the Cannon Falls Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. On-line condolences may be directed to